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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!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) saysJune 23, 2015 at 9:55 am
I think adopting a pet is the greatest gift you can give them. We adopted our dog 2 years ago and it’s the best thing we ever did.
Michelle F. saysJune 23, 2015 at 10:16 am
I have heard many great things about the Science Diet brand. I have never had cats but used the same brand on my dogs.
Crystal saysJune 23, 2015 at 4:07 pm
You’ve got a full house! We found the cutest kitten last month. She was only 8 weeks old, and so tiny. Since my husband is allergic, she went to live with my mom. I’m not sure what she’s eating now, but I’ll recommend my mom feeds her Hill’s.
JanetGoingCrazy saysJune 23, 2015 at 6:55 pm
With 3 dogs in the house, I don’t know that I’ll be adopting a cat anytime this month, but I miss my kittens from before the dogs came along. I’ll have to see if my sister is ready to adopt a cat this month!
Sandra saysJune 23, 2015 at 10:13 pm
We have two siblings that we got from our local animal rescue. I couldn’t imagine them being apart and so glad we decided to take them both!
Debra saysJune 23, 2015 at 10:46 pm
My little girls would love a kitten!I am pretty sure my husband will never go for it!
Alison saysJune 24, 2015 at 10:04 am
Haha – we’ll I’ve got a couple that are looking for amazing homes!! 🙂
Dogvills saysJune 23, 2015 at 11:25 pm
I adopted 2 cats 4 years ago, the one is a siamese cat and the other one is persian cat is the great things i’ve did
Liz Mays saysJune 24, 2015 at 6:32 am
My daughter’s cat is a rescue cat and I am nearly positive I’ll be getting a cat of my own the same way in the next little bit.
Pallergy saysJanuary 1, 2016 at 6:37 am
It’s really a good thing to do. Adapting a cat and giving her a new life. You will be the best blessing to them if you will adapt a cat or more.