Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I need advice...
Those of you who read my blog in regards to the kitty aspect know I have a May-December thing going on with Bella Mae and Cordelia Joy. Cordie is going on 1 year in March, Bella Mae is likely 13 or so years of age. She also has 'IBD' (supposedly) but had issues with barfing, has had stool issues, and has muscle weakness, etc.
Cordelia is full of piss, vinegar, sugar, spice, and a whole lotta love and floof.
There is a listing on Petfinder-for HSNEI has a listing for a kitten that is 10-12 weeks old named Sassy...who sounds a LOT like Cordelia Joy.
I've gone back and forth...a kitten for Cordie to play with might help. I'm not enough for her most times. She can play and play and will at times, harass Bella Mae due to her energy.
Bella Mae is no longer interested in the 10lb behemoth. She'd rather be on the couch and left alone.
The apartment I'm in is half a house really...bedroom, spare room, living room, bathroom. I have two cat trees-living room and 'office'. I doubt this place is big enough for 3. I cannot nor will not adopt Cordie out. The idea of adding another kitty and having it work is high on my list...but if it didn't work, I would be utterly crushed and feel super guilty.
I want to do what is the VERY best for both kitties. I'm working on increased play time and incorporating flower essences.
I do not want to compromise a kitten's wellbeing, because I worry since Cordelia is so big, that she might hurt them. She's really around 10 lbs.
What do you with multiple cats think? How do you know? Any advice is appreciated! I've never been in a house with more than 2 cats, and they got along swimmingly. This is the first time that this hasn't gone swimmingly for me. I'm a kitty-hierarchy-virgin.