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Two kitties R better than one?

Okay so now it's been two weeks or so since we took in the stray kitten (cranky) at the garage.

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The general wisdom supplied by the vet and my wife is that kittens do better if there is more than one cat in the household so we start looking for a second younger kitty. There is a cat adoption place in town that is only open on the weekend so we go there and pick out a kitty that looks similar to cranky but a little older.

It seems all the cats there are sick with some kind of sneezing thing so we have to quarantine the new girl who we named Skittles. The cat adoption place told us to add L-Lysine to her food and she will be okay.

We finally put the two together and now they seem to either be:

1) Fighting

2) Sleeping

3) Eating

4) Pooping

In that order. I guess the fighting is play but the bigger kitty seems to always win. :)

Pic is Skittles on the left and Cranky on the right.



Image Credit » Scorpie

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MegL wrote on August 29, 2014, 4:03 PM

Definitely two cats keep each other amused, if you have to be away. When we got our first kitten (foisted on us), a friend of my husband said that we should take a kitten from him too, because now we had one, another would be no more trouble! (second one foisted on us). We both worked at the time and the two cats kept each other company and amused. They used to curl up together to go to sleep and if they hadn't been different colours, you would not have been able to tell where one started and the other finished.

BarbRad wrote on August 29, 2014, 5:27 PM

Cranky looks a lot like Pumpkin, our ex-neighbors cat. She had a wonderful temperament. Maybe Cranky will develop one, too.

Scorpie wrote on August 29, 2014, 5:33 PM

Cranky is a sweetheart. He is reported to be staring at my chair since I'm at the camper tonight.

Ellis wrote on August 29, 2014, 8:42 PM

They are sweet...and it was a good idea to ink their feet and get them to walk up the

Scorpie wrote on August 29, 2014, 9:05 PM

That hideous wallpaper was there when I moved in. You should see the top of the wall it has ducks in a row going around the entire room.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on August 29, 2014, 11:16 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. Re: fighting, sleeping, eating, or pooping. Exactly what did you expect from two cats? And do you know what cats do when humans aren't looking? Obviously not. Why do think we sleep so much when you're around?

Scorpie wrote on August 30, 2014, 4:00 AM

I'm guessing they study gravity since all my stuff is on the floor now.

suffolkjason wrote on August 30, 2014, 1:41 PM

Wonderful picture! Please keep us posted. I think Cranky should be PP's mascot.

Scorpie wrote on August 30, 2014, 1:48 PM

I'm at my campsite this weekend and the wife says Cranky is parked on my office keyboard at home. It's probably just the fried chicken I had eaten there on Thursday. :p

brown-paw wrote on August 30, 2014, 2:55 PM

O, yeah . . just like 2 heads are better than one!

MandyG wrote on August 30, 2014, 10:17 PM

They are beautiful! Two is definitely better than one

paigea wrote on September 1, 2014, 6:03 PM

Gosh they are cute and they look like they could be from the same litter

Scorpie wrote on September 1, 2014, 7:57 PM

We got luck in the look-alike department. Even the personalities are similar.

AliCanary wrote on September 3, 2014, 9:17 AM

Yes, two are better--we've always had cats in pairs (once we had three, but that was maybe a bit much)--one for each lap!

Bethany1202 wrote on September 3, 2014, 12:40 PM

Your kitties are adorable! I'm sure they will eventually get more used to each other, hope the fighting isn't too serious!

Scorpie wrote on September 3, 2014, 1:52 PM

I guess it's not bad but I still feel bad for the smaller male cat gettin' smacked down by the larger female. The male (cranky) has doubled his weight in two weeks so the tables may turn.