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post #1 of 26
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Hi everyone! Sorry i haven't been around for a while. Life has been a little crazy...and after almost 2 years of having Hobbes, we have decided to bring in a little sister to keep him company. We are searching for a tabby and came across these 2 gorgeous girls (from 2 different shelters).

We were lucky enough to set up an appointment to meet her today:



She's energetic, curious, playful and definitely an affectionate girl. i believe she's a Maine Coon/tabby mix. We've never had any long haired cats before, and i'm wondering how hard is it going to be taking care of her. She was just so adorable, and could lie in our arms while we cradle her to sleep.

And then we have another appt to another shelter to see this little girl, which is 2 hrs away from us. We have been "pre-approved" for adoption, and if all goes well, she could come home with us on Saturday.


Both girls are 8 weeks old. Now i just feel soooo bad having to choose one. If i could i'd take them both....but i can't Any advice on how to make this decision easier? i'm so TORN! *sigh*
post #2 of 26
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Oh...and any suggestions for a new name will be appreciated!
post #3 of 26
Better move fast before we all find out where they are and adopt them

I couldn't choose either. The second one looks considerably younger. Is she an orphan?
post #4 of 26
Ooooooh! I've always wanted a longhaired kitty!

You really just have to brush once a day or so (depending on the texture of this specific cat's coat) to prevent mats. They shed at about the same rate as shorthairs, but then, the hair is much more...present.

I vote for the longhaired girl and I'd call her Lulu. I'm not entirely sure why I feel she's a Lulu, but that's the first name that popped into my head when I looked at her pic!
post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
Better move fast before we all find out where they are and adopt them

I couldn't choose either. The second one looks considerably younger. Is she an orphan?
Nope...she's from a litter of 6 (2 girls, 4 boys). Her sister is a gray manx, so adorable too. i believe her adoption is almost final. Here's a pic of the gray one

i really don't know what to do at this point. My husband is equally as stuck as i am.
post #6 of 26
I'm stuck on the blue eyes..
post #7 of 26
There's just something about that second little girl's eyes that just melted my heart. She kind of looks like an Annabelle.
post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by Hobbester View Post
Hi everyone! Sorry i haven't been around for a while. Life has been a little crazy...and after almost 2 years of having Hobbes, we have decided to bring in a little sister to keep him company. We are searching for a tabby and came across these 2 gorgeous girls (from 2 different shelters).

We were lucky enough to set up an appointment to meet her today:



She's energetic, curious, playful and definitely an affectionate girl. i believe she's a Maine Coon/tabby mix. We've never had any long haired cats before, and i'm wondering how hard is it going to be taking care of her. She was just so adorable, and could lie in our arms while we cradle her to sleep.

And then we have another appt to another shelter to see this little girl, which is 2 hrs away from us. We have been "pre-approved" for adoption, and if all goes well, she could come home with us on Saturday.


Both girls are 8 weeks old. Now i just feel soooo bad having to choose one. If i could i'd take them both....but i can't Any advice on how to make this decision easier? i'm so TORN! *sigh*
I think I'd say don't go look at the other one There would be no way I could make a choice...It won't be easy I guess the one that seems the most settled and easy going... Don't go look at the other one She's a doll for sure seems very relaxed and Look at you smooching her .... Don't go look at the other one It going to be your choice for sure I couldn't do it that's why I have 8
post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by halfpint View Post
I think I'd say don't go look at the other one There would be no way I could make a choice...It won't be easy I guess the one that seems the most settled and easy going... Don't go look at the other one She's a doll for sure seems very relaxed and Look at you smooching her .... Don't go look at the other one It going to be your choice for sure I couldn't do it that's why I have 8
LOL that lady in the picture isn't me. It's her foster mom Haha....i'd have 8 too if my husband wouldn't limit me
post #10 of 26
I can't choose, either! they are both ridicously (sp?) cute! go adopt them both, I say!
post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by Hobbester View Post
LOL that lady in the picture isn't me. It's her foster mom Haha....i'd have 8 too if my husband wouldn't limit me


I am just so assuming aren't I. I sorry I thought it was you But my last words are don't go look at them both It will be hard but then maybe he'll let you have them both promise him something Good dinner, cleaner house, nice folded clothes, you'll wash his truck/car or hey some thing personal Hope you can decide if that's what you have to do, Good Luck there both doll babies buuuutttt I like the first one
post #12 of 26
I think you should get them both just tell your husband you got yourself a kitten and while you were at it you picked him one up too
post #13 of 26
awww I like the gray one!
post #14 of 26
The second one with the big doe eyes made me goo "Awww" I sunno which to choose thats up to you. I have a Maine Coon mix, and I brush her like once a week if that. She never has mats ot anything.
post #15 of 26
Three cats is not too much...
post #16 of 26
Oh, I truly believe that both were meant to be yours............my four want me to get another!!!
post #17 of 26
I have always been partial to the kitties that are a bit on the smallish/scrawny side when they are little!!! The 1st one is cute but the bottom photo-I would take that one in a heartbeat!! Good luck on your decision!!
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by lovinmom828 View Post
I think you should get them both just tell your husband you got yourself a kitten and while you were at it you picked him one up too
I like this answer! I'm getting partial to the long hair kit, too.

PEARLY!!! So great to hear from you! Whenever someone asks about putting clothes on cats I refer them to your posts of Hobbes. Can't wait to see what wardrobe the new one is getting!
post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by lovinmom828 View Post
I think you should get them both just tell your husband you got yourself a kitten and while you were at it you picked him one up too
I second that! That's a great idea!! They are both beautiful little kitties!! I myself, am partial to long-haired kitties.
post #20 of 26
It's totally unfair and unrealistic to ask you to choose just one. You really need to take both.
post #21 of 26
Pearly!! I haven't seen you in ages! Nice to see you and also it's great to hear about the adoption. I'm also adopting a second cat to keep Nakita company. We're picking up a little calico kitten this Saturday.

Don't even ask me to choose between those two - I would probably bring them both home! Rob is the one who keeps me in reality and tells me 2 is our limit for this house. Then I tell him we can always purchase a large house and he just rolls his eyes.

Keep us updated & remember the pics!
post #22 of 26
Hi Pearly! Long time no see! I hope you are all doing really well and married life is treating you great!

I think that you should use your powers of persuasion to get both! They are both too cute!
post #23 of 26
Take them both! What nice additions they would be. (=
post #24 of 26
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Thanks everyone!!! Well....it seemed like a hard decision, but someone made it easy for us. The short haired tabby was already adopted (will be picked up tomorrow), so we won't even get a chance to see her now.

I already called the shelter to let them know that we'll take the mainecoon tabby mix. It'll be raining hard on Saturday, i hope that won't stop us from picking her up. i can't wait already!! Too bad i have a shooting tonight, otherwise i'd go there in a heartbeat.
Here's her petfinder listing: http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/...?petid=6920169
Isn't she adorable???

I'M SOOOOOOO PSYCHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG....i can't believe we're having a girl! Whee........
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by Hobbester View Post
Too bad i have a shooting tonight,
I do hope you are referring to photographs!

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I'M SOOOOOOO PSYCHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG....i can't believe we're having a girl! Whee........
Just think of all the cute, frilly things you can dress her in!
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by gemlady View Post
I do hope you are referring to photographs!
Just think of all the cute, frilly things you can dress her in!
Hehe...nope. It's a little project that we're filming what they called virals. It might be put up on dotcomedy.com (we just launched it). One of the little fun things we get to do working at nbc hehe. i only get one line lol.
Watch "The Easter Bunny Hates You", i believe it was produced last year. i wasn't part of that project unfortunately hehe.
http://tinyurl.com/lfq9k

I KNOW! She'll be getting some cute fall sweaters i hope...
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