Cats Like Company

Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Mike Dwyer says:

    I’m not a cat hater, but I’m very indifferent towards them and the litter box grosses me out. As Red Forman famously said, “Even if it’s the best cat in the world, you still have a box of crap in your house.” We still have our 18 year-old Siamese and while she keeps to herself and is a benign presence in our lives, she will definitely be our last cat. We’re dog people and adore ours.Report

  2. dragonfrog says:

    Cats are wonderful animals.

    It may be a good thing is your daughter becomes at least a little more indifferent toward cats once you have one – cats love people, especially if they’re loved back, but they do need a bit of personal space.Report

  3. Damon says:

    I’ve had dogs growing up and cats as an adult and I love them both. Different animals and needs.I happen to think cats are cooler but I love the GF’s dog like my own. He’s a nut running around like a puppy at 8 years old. He’s a little big to cuddle with and my cat is a good size but both wake us up in the middle of the night, so there’s that. 🙂Report

  4. Maribou says:

    It’s possible you may know folks who are fostering or raising kittens and would love to socialize them with some kids. I know when I had my baby ferals I was recruiting every 3-8 year old kid I knew to come visit at one point… and it’s really awkward to ask about “hey do you want your kid to come over and play with my kitten and possibly get scratched or bit but probably not and they really need to get used to children before they get adopted?” Whereas the people who asked ME, I was thrilled to invite over.

    So if you have a way of getting in touch with just locals (or don’t mind spamming your non-local fb friends with a request) to see if anyone is looking for kids to come visit their kitties, that might be a way of giving her some kitty time to see how interested she stays, without having to actually adopt a kitten? I know most petsmarts, etc, also have adoptable pets you can visit with any time but that is a much different situation and the cats are in cages etc etc. Less realistic?Report