My kitty, Crichton, is my first pet ever, and I have only had him since September, so I am still not used to the ways of cats and need your expert advice.
Crichton’s other human (my husband Paul) and I dote on Crichton tremendously. This cat has superhuman cuteness powers, which he uses to get whatever he wants from us — but we’re not always able to figure out what he wants. In particular, we are not sure whether he would like to have another cat to keep him company when we’re at work, or whether he’d rather monopolize our attention as an Only Kitty, even if it means spending most of the day in an empty house.
Crichton is a very social cat who likes to be in whichever room we are in, even if that’s the bathroom. He has conversations with us (Meow? Meow! Meow.) and likes to jump in my lap for petting, especially at 4 a.m. He was raised with other cats for the first 14 weeks of his life, first with his littermates in the house where he was born, and later in the Humane Society, where he played with other cats, but since September he’s just been living with us, and I’m not sure whether his old habit of being with other cats or his new one of being the Only Cat will be stronger. Some people tell me that if we don’t adopt a second cat, he’ll be lonely and bored; other people tell me that if we do adopt a second cat, the two will fight. What do you think?
My expert advice: Sure, go for it. Fighting’s fun. Just make sure to triple, not double, the food because, well, cats like food. Heh!