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7 Things You Should Know Before Going to Buy a Kitten

7 Things You Should Know Before Going to Buy a Kitten (or Adopt)

By: Zara Willmott

7 Things You Should Know Before Going to Buy a Kitten (or Adopt): A humorous look at Kittens and all they have to offer. This list is just the beginning.

1. They are not unlike fast growing babies.

Kittens start off lying in your arms looking at peace with the world but before you know it they’re at the “toddler” stage and running up drapes and under rugs! Be prepared to help them burn off their toddler energy

2. Kittens can be fussy eaters.

Even the smallest kitten will spit out everything it doesn’t believe to be the very best available – oh and “the best” is very subjective, it depends less on the price/brand and more on the cat’s likes and dislikes! Be patient when introducing new foods

3. Which brings us onto number 3

Your kitten will grow into an opinionated cat with strong likes and dislikes. It won’t care if that’s your chair, your child’s bed, an antique sofa or fragile houseplant. If your cat likes it, it’s his! As the saying goes “We don’t own them, they own us”

4. And Number 4:

You have friends and family who don’t like – or even better, are allergic to your cat – your kitten from a very young age will see these as their new best friend and insist on sitting on their lap! All part of their plot for world domination

5. Don’t believe what your cat tries to make you think

– it is possible to train a cat to do certain things. Just take potty training as an example, you can train a cat to use a litter box, so we know a cat is capable of learning. Unfortunately an ability to learn does not automatically mean a willingness to learn, especially in a cat! If your are planning to leash train or train to do tricks be patient.

6. A kitten will grow, and grow fast.

Remember this as you think it’s cute to have that tiny ball of fluff curled up next to you on your pillow at night! Pretty soon that little kitten is going to take up all the pillow, and insist on still cuddling you with all their grown kitty weight

7. A kitten will quickly worm itself into your heart and stay there

– so make sure you only take enough money to buy one or you could end up bringing two or three home because you couldn’t choose between two of them, and then the third one looked so lonely! In all honesty though, most young kittens will need a home with another cat or need to be adopted as a bonded pair.

Having a cat is the best! This humorous list will never deter us true cat lovers from bringing them home and into our hearts, no matter the age.

Looking at Getting a cat? 

Check out these great cat rescues:

  1. The Toronto Humane Society
  2. Toronto Kitten Rescue
  3. Toronto Cat Rescue
  4. Abbey Cat Adoptions

Also check out these great blog posts:

A beginner’s guide to owning a cat

Questions for your cat sitter

 

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1 Comment

  1. Zara Willmott

    I’m not sure but they do look like British Shorthair

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