|08-12-2013 05:55 PM|
I actually had a neighbor that had a calico years ago, though. She took it in to be spayed, and they told her, "We can't spay this cat." She asked why.
"Because it has balls."
She had never even considered it might be a male, since it was a calico! Haha. She had to scramble to think of a new name for "Martha", though.
|08-12-2013 05:49 PM|
|08-12-2013 04:40 PM|
|08-12-2013 04:22 PM|
all my cats have been rescues, ferals that I got when they were a couple weeks old, all are friendly and LOVE the dogs..I was up to 5, but lost the two old girls Now down to 3..
I agree with checking out the shelters..While mine are friendly with "me" , my husband and the dogs..They are wary of strangers will hide, still keep their distance from my mom/sister...
I petsit, and I swear , everyone that has cats, they are the most friendly things with strangers, anybody can pick them up , pet them, call them..I'm like, "how come these cats are so darn friendly with strangers? when mine aren't LOL"...they've all come from shelters..the ones I see at Petsmart who adopt out for local shelters are all mushy kitties to..
Good luck kitten hunting, they are definitely a nice addition to keeping dogs company as well
|08-12-2013 04:04 PM|
I appreciate all of the advice thus far and welcome more. And for those of you that seem concerned, such advice will all be definitely considered, but not to an unreasonable level.
After all, if I took all of the guidance I have received on this thread very rigidly, I'd be scouring shelters looking for a mature male calico kitten.
|08-12-2013 03:48 PM|
I have probably had 30 cats....the two that I loved the most and were the most bonded were my female Bengal, Kinu, and a barn cat dumped & rescued, white & tabby male, Jeremiah.....others have been affectionate to varying degrees.....so I don't think it is a sex thing....I tend to get females as I am paranoid about males with urinary blockage dangers....
Haze was spayed, UTD on vaccines, FIP/Felv negative....$25 - all the work done at a local vet clinic too....a real bargin!
|08-12-2013 03:35 PM|
When my husband called me from the town shelter I asked how much for the kitty and he said they are so full there is no fee. I like to see which kitty says "pick me, pick me". He said this new kitty kept playing with him so that's how he got lucky to get a home today.
All shots, negative blood test results,microchipped, neutered and he can come home Wednesday total cost -0-
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|08-12-2013 02:26 PM|
Welcome to my neck of the woods! I live just outside of Knoxville.
Most of our shelters are full and overflowing with cats and kittens, there will be LOTS to choose from.
Young Williams Animal Center has two locations in Knoxville, they are a wonderful rescue/shelter and work very hard to get all the animals out into foster homes or homes.
Young-Williams Animal Center
Happy Paws Kitten Rescue is a local cat rescue that works with local shelters, gathering donations to get cats spayed/neutered, their shots, etc. So that shelters can advertise cats as free if they go through the rescue.
Right now the Loudon shelter has some very sweet kittens that have been brought in. You don't have to go with a real young kitten, you just have to ask and meet the cat and see how it goes. Oak Ridge animal shelter also have good people who get to know the animals.
Hope you like Knoxville!!!
|08-12-2013 02:07 PM|
...Of the 5 cats I have had, 4 have been female.
|08-12-2013 02:03 PM|
|arby665||Just my 2 cents as a crazy cat lady....get a young kitten. It won't be so set in its ways and more willing to adjust to your living situation. I would recommend going to a rescue group where the kitten has spent time in a home with a dog. My own experience tells me that males are much more friendly and outgoing. Of my 10 cats 3 are female. They are more cat-like. My 7 males act more like dogs. Good luck on finding the perfect kitty!|
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