You know that saying ...
You always want what you can't have?
Well, that is how I have been feeling for the past 3 days. Our entire Saturday was devoted to finding a new feline to add to our clan. We searched and searched for our sweet little guy, but came up empty handed. Michael and I called every Maine Coon breeder in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee and West Virginia. NOTHING!!!
I have been lobbying for a small (cat, dog, pig, etc.) for awhile now and I have finally convinced Michael to add a cat to the family. We first considered adopting a kitten from the local animal shelter but then decided against it due to the fact that it was...
A) Hard to find a young kitten at a shelter (most were at least 1 yr. old)
B) We didn't want it to have any bad habits.
C) Thought is would be easier to introduce the kitten to Otis if it came from a socialized environment and not from a cage.
So here we are... a few days later and cat-less. I know the right kitten is out there- I just don't like to wait. All the spring litters will be ready for pick-up around April 1st. But Mr. and Ms. Impatient can't wait. We want our little guy NOW!!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Just wait a few more weeks and you can save a poor kitty's life from a shelter. There will be lots to choose from and they don't usually have bad habits unless they've come from abusive or neglectful homes. Younger ones haven't been around long enough to have any habits anyways. I've been volunteering weekly at a cat shelter for 3 years now and each kitten has its own personality whether it's shy, loud, cuddly, etc. I've never had any problems with a cat or kitten getting adjusted to a dog. Of course there is some adjustment time but that's expected regardless of where you get the cat from.ReplyDelete
Hang in there... you will eventually find the perfect one.ReplyDelete