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So, You Think You Want A Kitten
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So, you want to have a kitten…Or do you want an adult cat? We all have seen the kids in the store parking lot giving away kittens. They look so cute and if you have kids with you, it will be a problem just trying to walk past them. Please spay or neuter your adult domestic pets. Help us eliminate the excess domestic pet population.

If you are actually looking to adopt a kitten, there are several questions you need to ask the parents of the kids giving the kittens away. Do the kittens come from healthy parents? Did the mother cat take good care of her kittens? Have the kittens been checked by a veterinarian? Have they had all the required age-specific vaccinations? Have they been spayed or neutered? You will think of others.

Nineteen years ago a very dear friend of mine who “doesn’t even like cats” went to an animal shelter to check things out and asked to see the cat in the first cage, a small adult female. She sat on her lap for a couple of minutes and that is all it took, an instant loving bond was made. My friend did not look at one more cat, she took her home, not even thinking what she needed for her. Tootsie turned out to be one of the cutest most loving cats I have ever seen and she taught my friend to love cats. Tootsie went to heaven earlier this year and could never be replaced .

If you have other house pets please make sure they are kitten or cat friendly before you take a kitten home! I brought a golden retriever shelter puppy home to my full grown rescue cat and for the next 12 years they were the very best of friends, playing together and chasing each other just like little kids. Charlie didn’t know Maxwell wasn’t a dog. No breed in mind, look in your local animal shelter first.

My friend researched breeds and decided she wanted a specific breed of kitten, a Ragdoll. Ragdoll cats are a larger breed, with very distinct markings and a very gentle and loving personality. She selected a breeder and we visited to let her select her kitten. Several weeks later when she went to pick up her kitten I got a call from her on the way home “guess what” she said I am bringing them home right now. Yes, she said them. She brought two home and they are more entertaining than TV.

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This was a very real article. I especially liked the part about your friend bonding with Tootsie. That's really all it takes.

  about 4 years ago

That great. Adopt from shelter.

  about 5 years ago
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