I Need A Pet. How About A Cat?

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  1. Lon Tanner

    Lon Tanner Veteran Member
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    I would love to have small dog or cat. I can have a dog not exceeding 25 lbs, here where I live. I instead bought a singular gold fish that I call Ralph. I could get too emotionally involved with a dog or cat but not a gold fish. Ralph will live as a loner like me and if he goes belly up, no big deal, just flush him down the toilet and get another fish, maybe two just for the halibut.
     
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  2. Lon Tanner

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    I need some company and can have a pet weighing no more than 25 lbs. Walking a dog with my bad legs and walker isn't practical, so a cat it will be. I will order a new state of the art Litter Box through Amazon.
     
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  3. Gloria Mitchell

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    How about fish ..or a bird :rolleyes:
    Too bad you couldn't find a dog like my Radar. If he runs around the living room, hes done on excersise.:D
     
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    Will you have to ensure your nearest neighbours aren't allergic to cat fur?.. I know people with breathing problems can often not tolerate cat fur !!
     
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  5. Shirley Martin

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    Cats are wonderful pets, @Lon Tanner . They are quiet and easy to care for. They don't bark all night and keep the neighbors awake. They love you and understand you. I think you will enjoy having one. But please don't go buy a pedigreed one. Get one from an animal shelter. You will make as much difference in it's life as it will yours.

    Do consider, though, that cats live a long time. Who will take it if you aren't there?
     
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    I'm surprised they allow animals there for much of the reason @Holly Saunders stated. Plus, if you weren't feeling well, a staff member would have to car for it. However, a cat would be a wonderful animal for you to have to keep you company. @Shirley Martin suggested, perhaps check into your local shelter. A more mature cat would be less work than a kitten and probably have less energy.
     
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  7. Gloria Mitchell

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    I could be wrong here- but more than likely in the event a resident becomes too ill to care for pets- family would be notified.
     
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  8. Lon Tanner

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    I think I am going to try living with a TURTLE first before I get a get a cat. Turtles are easy to take on a walk.
     
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    A Pet Iguana might be cool.........


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  10. Micki Pembroke

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    :p Not very loveable and hard to make eye contact, but cute in their own way.
    Here is how you can keep up with him if he wanders off:

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    I have a turtle. An Eastern snake-neck turtle. It has outlived three of my dogs.
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  13. Hal Pollner

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    217.JPG BUY NO CAT until you've attended a cat show and have seen different breeds and talked with their owners!

    Otherwise, you'll be buying a cat in a poke.

    Hal
     
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    Hal....What's a cat in a poke. :confused:.
     
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  15. Beth Gallagher

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    I've said this before, but don't buy ANY pet unless you are willing to spend the time and money to care for it properly. Too many people think they want a little pet until they realize that they will have to put forth effort to feed, bathe, clean up "accidents", clean the litter box, take the little one to the vet for checkups, etc. A pet is a significant investment in time and money, but the love you get in return is well worth it. The animal shelters are full of "I thought I wanted a pet" sad little faces.
     
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