So you’ve decided to adopt, and you think that having 1 will be more than enough. But wait, have you thought about it thoroughly enough? Perhaps there may be virtues to adopting a pair instead of 1 solitary baby.
Let us count the ways.
- You’re saving two lives instead of one
- One kitten can become lonely
- One kitten can just drive an older cat nuts
- Two kittens will “self-train”
- They help each other burn off energy
- Fewer behavior problems with two kittens
- Curiosity overcomes “food finickyness”
- They act as pillows for one another
- Having two kittens is insanely fun
- They will each have a friend for life
(source: About Cats)
Actually, even if you’re thinking of adopting a mature feline, he/she would benefit from the companionship of another too. So think about it, two is really a better answer than 1, unless you’re Neo taking on the Matrix.
One of the keys is in the introduction process. Just remember this though: On the other hand, you don’t want to be the lord-parent of the species either
(Created: 10 Apr 06)