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Sun Jun 13, 2021, 11:35 PM

Debating adopting a kitten

My landlord allows two cats. Got one,Othello.

I know I will have to save about 400 bucks to get the kitten vetted,pay the shelter fee,get it fixed and get the kitty set up,food bowls, litterbox and toys etc. So its gonna be awhile.

I just miss the patter of little paws.

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Reply Debating adopting a kitten (Original post)
I_UndergroundPanther Jun 13 OP
IcyPeas Jun 14 #1
I_UndergroundPanther Jun 14 #6
Blue Owl Jun 14 #2
ret5hd Jun 14 #3
I_UndergroundPanther Jun 14 #5
calimary Jun 14 #4
Laffy Kat Jun 14 #7
I_UndergroundPanther Jun 14 #8
Laffy Kat Jun 14 #9
spinbaby Jun 21 #14
More_Cowbell Jun 14 #10
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 14 #12
MFM008 Jun 14 #11
ailsagirl Jun 18 #13

Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 12:01 AM

1. Isnt spay/neuter included as part of the shelter fee?

Anyway, go for it.

But you know we'll demand pictures, right?

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 12:31 AM

6. It will take about 6 months to save the money

But you all will get plenty of pics.

I'm not 100 percent sure yet, I want to observe Othello around other cats first he's kinda protective of me and territorial about it .

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 12:03 AM

2. Moar kittehs!!!

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 12:28 AM

5. Wish I could have a bobcat

I used to work with bobcats at a wildlife park. Volunteer.

I has big cat skills too.

A young bobcat I was working with from kittenhood ,when this happened his age was equivalent to a human teenager . He was a hoot. I was waiting for my turn to do the bobcat demo for a group of kids.

However he was a bored kitty trying to get at the hissing cockroaches. Than he started knocking stuff off the desk like a housecat. I had to distract him before he trashed the office compleately and keep him calm and in a good mood.I ended up putting him on the xerox machine and copied his paws.

He was fascinated by the light when it dissapeared.

That kept him busy. He was cool and I gave the show . I handed out the paw xeroxes to the kids.

But yeah I was in love with a bobcat.

When he got to full adult he moved to a bobcat habitat away from here. After I said my goodbyes I cried my eyes out. Because I wouldn't be able to love on him like I did.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 12:13 AM

4. Awwwwwww! Do it!

Gonna be worth it (as I suspect you already know)!

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 12:44 AM

7. Do you think a rescue would let you foster first?

I know some fosters around here support the foster parents with food, vet, etc. You'd get a chance to see how Othello reacts and won't be locked into a commitment and you wouldn't have to pay for the neutering. Just a thought.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 12:52 AM

8. Good idea

I'll look into it. I don't want Othello to freakout. Everybody's safety and well being comes first.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 12:54 AM

9. Right. Well, whatever you decide to do, good luck.

Keep us posted and when you get a new kitteh don't forget photos of both!

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 21, 2021, 05:09 PM

14. Yes, look into local rescues

I volunteer for a low-cost spay and neuter clinic and, even though weíre not a rescue organization, we usually have kittens that either need foster homes or new adoptive parents. $75 to adopt a fixed and vetted kitten.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 01:16 AM

10. A lot of people returned cats and dogs when things opened up

Hard to believe, but true. Try your local shelter if you decide to go through with it. Good luck!

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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 03:26 AM

12. I understand that far fewer pets were returned than first feared.

Apparently almost all of those who adopted during the pandemic (and I'm one of those) have turned out to be very responsible.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 01:31 AM

11. adopt a pet

save a life.
We have 3.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Original post)

Fri Jun 18, 2021, 10:01 PM

13. I recently adopted two little girl kittens

I canít imagine life without them ó what little characters!!! 😻🐈

In case you didnít see my original post:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/116154280

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