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A Second Kitten?

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
Just two nights ago, I got a kitten named Molly from a family friend's litter. It was between one other one and her when we decided to take her, but now we think she needs a kitten companion, so we are considering returning and getting the other kitten. Does this seem like a good idea for her?
post #2 of 24
Personally I think it would be a wonderful idea!
post #3 of 24
I have always felt that cats do better in even numbers. *grin*
post #4 of 24
Of course!!! The more, the merrier!!!

Two cats are actually easier than one. They can spend their energy playing with each other (fun to watch) instead of trying to annoy you.

By the way, my in-laws have a cat named Molly. GREAT NAME!!!
post #5 of 24
Its a great idea!! As long as you can afford the vet bills and care for both kits
post #6 of 24
I agree! I was just keeping one of my babies, but I decided to keep two! They are so much fun to watch...and they occupy each other....PLUS that takes their attention off of my poor parrot!!!
post #7 of 24
If you can afford it and your house it big enough why not they will play together and grow up together watching older cats who are siblings is great my 8 year old brothers still clean each other occasionally.
post #8 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thank you guys.
post #9 of 24
I would get the littermate and send us all pictures
post #10 of 24
After always getting adults cats, one at a time then having THREE kittens at once I don't think I will ever in good conscience be able to have one cat at a time.

I feel like when cats are deprived of the company of their own kind they not only view themselves as semi human, they view us as semi cat and try and relate to us that way. Honestly, we are not cats and we cannot fulfill all their emotional and social and physical needs the way a playmate of their own kind can.

In other words- YES- I would def. get another kitten if you can afford to care for it.
post #11 of 24
I agree wtih everyone else - if you can afford the bills and to care for them both, I would definately get a companion!

Harley will be 1 this month, and after having him for a year, we have decided to get him a companion - we can't wait to add to our little furfamily!

Good luck on your decision!
post #12 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thank you guys a bunch for your opinions and advice. We decided to take it and tomorrow will go and get our new kitten. She has an extra toe- and will fit in perfectly with us. I'm excited!
post #13 of 24
YAY! Enjoy those two...Post us some pics!!!!! WOOOO!
post #14 of 24
Thread Starter 
I am excited- in just a few minutes we are going to be on our way to get Molly's little sister!
post #15 of 24
YAY! I can't wait to see the babies! Good luck!
post #16 of 24
Thread Starter 
Just got back! We decided to name this new kitty Polly. (Polly and Molly) She looks more like the mom- shorter hair, lighter in body color and chocolate points, as opposed to Molly's longer fur and lilac points. She has large blue eyes and a penetrating stare. As soon as we get a new camera I will be sure to post pics of little Polly. She seems more like one who will be a troublemaker! Well, I think it's time for Polly to meet my doggies. I am curious as to if Millie (my Border collie mix) wll mother her like she does Molly.
post #17 of 24
Thats great news
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by Mollysmom
Just got back! We decided to name this new kitty Polly. (Polly and Molly) She looks more like the mom- shorter hair, lighter in body color and chocolate points, as opposed to Molly's longer fur and lilac points. She has large blue eyes and a penetrating stare. As soon as we get a new camera I will be sure to post pics of little Polly. She seems more like one who will be a troublemaker! Well, I think it's time for Polly to meet my doggies. I am curious as to if Millie (my Border collie mix) wll mother her like she does Molly.
Mollysmom...are they planning to have the mom spayed?? Do they need a low cost clinic? If so, there is a link below to low cost clinics in Arizona:

http://www.lovethatcat.com/spayneuter.html#az

Also, they need to keep mom indoors only until she can be spayed.

Katie
post #19 of 24
Thread Starter 
TNR1:
I will ask them about that, because unfortunately, this pregnancy occured from their cat being unspayed and roaming free, and even worse, one cat that's related to theirs is a result of inbreeding, probably the reason for Polly's extra toe. I really hope more litters aren't to come. I saved the two I was financially able to.
post #20 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mollysmom
TNR1:
I will ask them about that, because unfortunately, this pregnancy occured from their cat being unspayed and roaming free, and even worse, one cat that's related to theirs is a result of inbreeding, probably the reason for Polly's extra toe. I really hope more litters aren't to come. I saved the two I was financially able to.
I would encourage them to get the mom fixed as it is healthier for her. Hopefully there is a low cost clinic close by.

Katie
post #21 of 24
Thread Starter 
Ok, I'll bring it up to them- thank you.
post #22 of 24
Yay for two babies.

I have two kittens myself and they love each other (they aren't littermates at all). But see by your description of Molly I'd say her and my Pearl are twins seperated at birth. LOL.

Pearl is lilac point and has long hair but that's the result of her mommy being bred with a Persian. I can't wait to see pictures of your newest addition.
post #23 of 24
Awwwww! Molly and Polly! TOOOO CUTE!!!!!! I can't wait for the pics!
post #24 of 24
Our crew, (Mom, Dad and the 3 kits) always amuse each other. They even annoy my hubby at the same time, begging for treats! They know he is the keeper of the treat bag. LOL
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