Is 4 too young for a cat?
Darling has become cat obsessed. We have one. But Fraidy won't go anywhere near Darling. The cat that would curl itself around my pregnant belly and purr, will now dash and hide whenever Darling, who has never hurt him or even hardly petted him, is in the room.
Darling's aunt has a new kitty. One that Darling is obsessed with. She's very gentle with the cat, and is now big into pretending to be a cat.
I'm worried about Fraidy's mental health. It's been about 2.5 yrs since he's had other cats around him and he just keeps getting more and more reclusive. It's like having a ferral housecat that you only see once in awhile. Maybe a playmate would help.
Plus, Darling is just now getting chores to do every night. Feeding and watering a cat is within her skill set (with parental supervision).
But she'll be just turning 4. We'd let her pick it out (or let the cat pick her out) but what if they don't get along after awhile.
What to do? New cat or no?
(And dogs are not an option. Period. Fraidy would go into cardiac arrest.)
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Posted by MoxieMamaKC at 1:30 PM