"I have found it is surprisingly difficult to remain sad when a cat is doing its level best to sandpaper one's cheeks."
-R. L. LaFevers, American writer
THINKING OF ADOPTING?
Some questions you should ask yourself prior to making the decision to adopt a feline friend:
- Is this a good point in your life to make a 12-20 year commitment to a pet?
- Are there going to be any major changes in your life in the near future, (ie: wedding, baby, new home), these life changes can be stressful to a new cat/kitten?
- If you have children are they old enough to know how to
handle a cat/kitten and understand that the cat or kitten might scratch or bite?
- Are you at home enough to give the new cat/kitten the love and atttention it needs and deserves?
Have you thought about how the cat or kitten will be cared for when you are going to be
away from home?
- Do you have other pets at home and would they accept and adjust to the new
cat or kitten?
- Are you financially and physically capable of supplying the cat/kitten the basic necessities of life, including a healthy diet and required medical care?
- Would an adult cat better suit your needs?
If any of these questions raise some concerns, you might consider waiting a bit to adopt a new furry friend.