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Some may remember my cat Jessie of almost 21 years died recently. I felt guilty at first for thinking about new cats so soon. I actually started thinking about what cats I would get long before she died, just because I knew it would happen someday.<br><br><br><br>
Kittens are super cute, and I figured I "deserved" one for having lived with an adult for so long, and could use a change. But I also know that adults already have their personalities developed, are harder to find homes for, and are lower maintenance than kittens.<br><br><br><br>
So I adopted a kitten a couple weeks ago who was the last in her litter, and who wasn't being shown at the pet store any more because she was getting stressed out by it. Her name was Leila, but bc I couldn't get that song out of my head, I changed it to <a href="http://www.pantheon.org/articles/l/lilith.html" target="_blank">Lilith</a>. Although she is named for the mythological character and not Frasier's ex wife, I did think of naming her Daphne, and then if I got a male cat, naming him Niles.<br><br><br><br>
She is 20 weeks still needs to get some more vaccines and be spayed. I want her spayed ASAP, and the thing I signed said I should do it by5 months but my vet recommends 6 months. I am thinking of getting a second cat soon.<br><br><br><br>
Let me know your thoughts. Would it be better to get another female, or a male? I am thinking of getting a young adult. I also need a cat that could handle living with even more cats if I move in with a boyfriend or husband with cats someday. I inquired about <a href="http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=4276212" target="_blank">this</a> cat, because I think he might fit the bill.<br><br><br><br>
Going from caring to a chronically ill geriatric cat to a kitten is a big change!! I keep fearing that she will hurt her joints if she jumps from too high and am afriad to play too rough! So I have my brother come over who is good at roughhousing young cats (in a good way!!) I also now have to worry about things tipping over, being chewed on, etc. My old cat was not only old, but had model cat behavior her whole life. I was spoiled!<br><br><a href="http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/synergy_sun/my_photos" target="_blank">http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/synergy_sun/my_photos</a> for cute pictures!
 

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aww, Atticus had to live in a cage in a basement. he deserves extra loves IMO.<br><br><br><br>
poor kitty. I say he should get a chance.
 

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Congratulations on your new baby! The pics remind me of Atticus when he was a kitten (as opposed to the moose he is today!!).<br><br><br><br>
I personally have found that the male cats I've known/owned have been a lot more sociable and cuddley than the female cats. I think the other cat looks great, and it would probably benefit from having a kitten to run around with to shed a few pounds!!
 

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aww, Atticus had to live in a cage in a basement. he deserves extra loves IMO.<br><br><br><br>
poor kitty. I say he should get a chance.</div>
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HOLY CRAP!! I looked at that and didn't even notice that cats name was Atticus. My black cat is Atticus. They stole my cat's name!! My Atticus has purdy orange eyes tho:<br><br><a href="http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b248/rabidchi1d/Cats/AttWindow.jpg" target="_blank">Atticus</a>
 

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... I changed it to <a href="http://www.pantheon.org/articles/l/lilith.html" target="_blank">Lilith</a>. Although she is named for the mythological character and not Frasier's ex wife, I did think of naming her Daphne, and then if I got a male cat, naming him Niles...</div>
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Thalia, that would be cool to name them Daphne and Miles lol. My female cat is named Lilith too, and she fits too a tee (in a cat sort of way) to the mythological stories, she is one tough and ruthless kitty!!<br><br><br><br>
I would suggest you adopt a male cat for her companionship. I found that with my female and male cat, even though it was a rough 3 months getting them acclimated (i.e. making sure they did not kill each other), after 7 years of them living together in peaceful co-existance and harmony you get the best of both worlds with taking care of both genders at the same time.<br><br><br><br>
And in my experience too here in my house, my male cat IS the more loving and affectionate one with me, he is my snuggles and love one, and Lilith is not as touchy feely loving as him, she is a tigress!!
 

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I love how the title of this thread includes a note of "very cute!!" as if there is some slight possibility that this thread could maybe, just maybe be about an ugly kitten instead... hehehe<br><br><br><br>
Very adorable, indeed and congrats!
 

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Moo is all black too, with gold eyes. Lilith reminds me of him and his sister when they were kittens. and he still sprawls on the back of the couch like that lol.<br><br>
Atticus (errr the one on petfinder) looks like a cutie too (he looks like Moo but with big cheeks lol). i agree he should have another chance <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> if you're looking for another cat right away he seems like a good candidate based on the description they gave and what you said you want.
 

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I have had much better experiences with male cats as opposed to female cats. I also think a male and female would get along better than two females...I have two females (mom and daughter) who hate each other. My two boys get along fine and get along fine with the mom. The sister is the outcast and evil to boot!
 
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