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Looking for the worlds cutest kitten
« on: October 06, 2017, 05:10:38 PM »
Hey all, I want to surprise my wife with a kitten between now and Christmas and I need help! My landlord gave approval and even wants to buy a kitty bed for it but I am lacking a little cutie! I'm in Inverness and can travel a ways so I figured the great folks here might be able to help?!


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Re: Looking for the worlds cutest kitten
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2017, 05:43:55 PM »
Find a shelter! Shelters always have kittens, many of them rescues. Also, you might consider getting a slightly older cat. Kittens are delightful, but they are a LOT of work, especially when you only get one. Older cats will already know how to cat, so to speak, but kittens need to be taught. Also, older cats are more difficult to home, so they will be grateful to you for saving them.

If you are set on a kitten, get two. They will play with each other, teach each other, and keep each other company when you are at work. It is more expensive at the outset because of course you have to pay for two sets of vaccines, spaying and neutering, etc, but it's far better for the babies and actually less work for you. Plus, bonded kittens are astoundingly adorable when they cuddle.

Finally, DON'T buy from a breeder. There are so many cats that need rescuing, and unless you're going to show your cat, there's no reason to get a 'purebred'.

Good luck!
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Re: Looking for the worlds cutest kitten
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2017, 05:56:20 PM »
On s'envolera du même quai
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Re: Looking for the worlds cutest kitten
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2017, 06:12:21 PM »
Thank you! Not a fan of breeders at all. Tried looking on Inverness cat rescue and their new website doesn't seem to go to adopt...,yet.


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Re: Looking for the worlds cutest kitten
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2017, 06:16:47 PM »
I've also heard that littermates, or at least cats from the same 'family' will get along better.  Getting them as kittens, that probably doesn't matter, because they'll grow up familiar.  But if you get more than one older cat, it's something to consider.
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Re: Looking for the worlds cutest kitten
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2017, 06:27:31 PM »
Thank you! Not a fan of breeders at all. Tried looking on Inverness cat rescue and their new website doesn't seem to go to adopt...,yet.

I'd give them a call anyway, if you've got until Christmas there's no rush :)

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Re: Looking for the worlds cutest kitten
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2017, 06:57:45 PM »
We will need kitten photos!  Lots and lots of kitten photos.

I agree that a cat that's a bit older could be perfect.  Up until my two that I've had as an adult, we always adopted cats growing up.  Then you could easily tell which kitties were lap cats and which ones wanted to be left alone.

Have I ever mentioned that I love cats?   ;D


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Re: Looking for the worlds cutest kitten
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2017, 07:12:12 PM »
Me love kitties!!


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Re: Looking for the worlds cutest kitten
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2017, 08:11:34 PM »
Can you guys post all the cat pictures? I desperately want a kitty but I'm so allergic :(( I love them so much!!

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Re: Looking for the worlds cutest kitten
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2017, 08:20:30 PM »
After finding THE kitten, I will post you a picture every day.


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Re: Looking for the worlds cutest kitten
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2017, 08:22:11 PM »
Did you know it's not usually the cat you are allergic to, but the saliva on it's fur as it bathes itself? Maybe there's a chance for you?


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Re: Looking for the worlds cutest kitten
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2017, 08:32:34 PM »
Can you guys post all the cat pictures? I desperately want a kitty but I'm so allergic :(( I love them so much!!

Here are some of my cats when they were kittens. I have sooo many pictures of them!




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Re: Looking for the worlds cutest kitten
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2017, 08:34:55 PM »
Find a shelter! Shelters always have kittens, many of them rescues. Also, you might consider getting a slightly older cat. Kittens are delightful, but they are a LOT of work, especially when you only get one. Older cats will already know how to cat, so to speak, but kittens need to be taught. Also, older cats are more difficult to home, so they will be grateful to you for saving them.

If you are set on a kitten, get two. They will play with each other, teach each other, and keep each other company when you are at work. It is more expensive at the outset because of course you have to pay for two sets of vaccines, spaying and neutering, etc, but it's far better for the babies and actually less work for you. Plus, bonded kittens are astoundingly adorable when they cuddle.

Finally, DON'T buy from a breeder. There are so many cats that need rescuing, and unless you're going to show your cat, there's no reason to get a 'purebred'.

Good luck!

All of this!

I went to a local shelter looking for one girl kitten but couldn't leave her sister behind so came home with both. It was unintentionally the best thing I could possibly have done. So much better to have two than one. :D

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Re: Looking for the worlds cutest kitten
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2017, 12:07:40 AM »
My kitties have all been adult rescues. They've all been affectionate too!  In fact, my current kitty was five when I got him.  He is more cuddly than my dog.  I think they know that you've helped them. I love my kitty mau ❤️❤️


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Re: Looking for the worlds cutest kitten
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2017, 07:19:40 AM »
Did you know it's not usually the cat you are allergic to, but the saliva on it's fur as it bathes itself? Maybe there's a chance for you?


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It's the dander or something on it. My parents cat is short hair and I can tolerate it. But if she is all curled up in my bed and sheds etc my body goes crazy.