I recently moved into a new apt and my roommate has a very old cat (~16 years old), but she's very spunky and loves attention. She still plays and loves to chase and swat at ribbons and lately she's absolutely fallen in love with me (she's normally a very timid cat, but she gives me that "hey!" meow whenever I'm around and she'll sleep on or next to me whenever I take naps, and she's never done that with my roommate before). She's also amazingly human, for example when we come home late and left her all alone the whole day, she'll give us this "you suck" meow and demand attention or playtime by patting with her paw on the carpet on the area she wants us to come to. Lately she's been doing really strange things to get our attention, and waking us up at 3 am wanting to play, and we were wondering if getting her a companion would do her good. We know she doesn't get along with adult cats at all, so we were wondering if she'd do better with a kitten (though by the time we go through slowly introducing them starting with a well worn blanket, and then feeding on top of the blanket, etc, she'll probably be full grown by then). We're wondering if she'd even take a kitten in and start raising it as her own. Would this be a good idea?
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4/30/06 at 3:12am