I want to draw on the wisdom of all of you, dear readers, and ask for your opinion.
When I think about adopting another cat, I first think about saving another life because we would adopt from our local shelter. But I also think in terms of Natasha.
Abbey and Natasha get along pretty well. They sometimes run after each other and smack at each other. But they also lick each other’s heads and touch noses, and they usually hang out together in peace.
But Abbey and Connor are close. They hang out together and run and play with each other much more than they do with Natasha.
Larry and I make sure we give each one of the kitties individual attention. But I wonder if Natasha feels left out and lonely because of Abbey and Connor’s close friendship. Sometimes she’ll walk into a room where the two oranges are playing or just looking out the window together, and she looks like she wants to join in but is hesitant.
Or maybe that’s an incorrect interpretation.
Do you think adding another cat to the mix could help? Perhaps a kitten who wouldn’t seem threatening to Natasha?
Of course, the new kitten could end up bonding more with Abbey and Connor. And Natasha may not want anyone else around. She may not be lonely. I could be foisting my own fears onto Natasha.
What do you think? Have any of you ever had similar experiences? How have you handled “odd cat out” situations?