I am a happy owner of an abyssinian cat of nine and a half years.
I have looked at the pages about cats that need new homes and I would like to be “owned” by one or two more cats.
What I wonder is how my cat would take it?
We met when he was a day old and then we met every week until he and his big brother moved in with me.
Big brother Ernie suffered from FUS and he was only allowed to live with the disease for a year and a half, even though I was very careful with his food.
The grief was heavy for me and my then four and a half year old daughter.
Today we are a large family with two adults and a cat and four children every other week and the other weeks we are two adults and a child and a cat.
My cat is a neutered male with a great hunting instinct (as Abyssinians are).
I wonder if we could have another cat in our household?
Surely I think your “old” cat will appreciate a cat friend!
Abyssinians are, as you know, playful well into the years, so even if it’s a young cat, they will probably appreciate each other’s company.
Cats play together in a different way than they do with humans. It may seem like they take in too much sometimes, but even if you hear one or another scream during the wrestling matches, they still usually think it’s fun to have an equal playmate.
If you choose to expand the family with two young cats, they will probably leave the “old man” a little at peace.
If your cat does not want to deal with the little ones, maybe this is a good solution. He will still have a special position in the family.
I myself have a five-year-old neutered Abyssinian female cat who is not so fond of kittens. She simply stays away from the little ones!
Otherwise, she runs ahead and wants to greet all people.
Whether you bring home one or two new cats, do not forget to give your cat the same attention as before!
Cats, just like humans, can get jealous if everyone cuddles with just the new member of the household. Good luck!