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Cat’s…they’re different than puppies and dogs. Their personalites are so unique with their own likes, dislikes, and qirks. I’ve never met any two cats that are alike and that’s kind of what makes them so cool. The thing about my cats, is that they’ve all been adopted from the local shelter or are resuces of some sort.
Right now we have four of the little furballs in the house. Cleo, who I recently shared about here, is my most recent shelter adoption. She’s a bit older and not a “cute” little kitten, so she’d been there a while. I wasn’t necessarily looking to add to the herd at the time so the idea of a more mature, less active addition was appealing. Now there’s not “right” way to choose you’re new pet, but this gal, she just spoke to me sitting there in that cage and I’d have to say it was a good decison as she’s sitting here in the recliner with me warming my feet right now as I work.
Peanut, I’ve talked about in the past – he’s the oldest and he was from a litter of feral kittens that were born near my house (we live in the country so there are random cats around on a pretty regular basis). My husband baited him in with a leftover breakfast burrito one morning and the rest is history…he never left and has been king of the castle ever since. Now breakfast burritos probably aren’t the ideal food for your feline friend and that’s not what we feed him now. Now we feed the brood foods like Hill’s® Science Diet® that are formulated to meet the nutritional needs of cats and kittens in all stages of life.
The Kitties (yet to be formally named)
Even more challenging, we now have two very little ones that lost their mother on the road in front of our house. They were only about four weeks when we took them in, but now a few weeks later, you can see they’re doing quite well. Talk about having some special needs! These little ones really required some extra attention and a very strict feeding schedule for the first couple of weeks. Definitely something to consider when taking on a new kitten and if the chaos that is a kitten doesn’t fit well in your lifestyle, maybe a more seasoned cat, like Cleo, is something to consider.
Now that they’re on solid food, we want them continue with proper nutrition and Hill’s Healthy Development formula for kittens does just that.
Regardless of what cat or kitten you decide to take home from the shelter, rescue from a bad situation, or foster until they can find their forever home, you will find that each one is unique and adds a little bit of joy to each of your days.
Have you ever adopted or rescued a cat or kitten? Is it something you’re considering doing? What questions do you have about bringing a new feline friend into your home? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!