Suddenly, without warning, Rene S. exclaimed (2/13/2009 4:03 PM):
First of all, if you get another cat/kitten, I would strongly
encourage you to keep him/her inside at all times. (Or you can leash
train her and take supervised "walks.") The outdoors is obviously not
a safe place to be, even if kitty has claws.
As for choosing a personality,this can be difficult. If you adopt at a
shelter, often times a cat who is very shy in the cage can be very
affectionate once in a home (and vice versa). My advice is to go to a
shelter, talk to the people there, and tell them what you're looking
for. They may be able to match you with an appropriate cat. Also,
browse the cages and see who "calls out" to you. I've read many
stories about how the cat chooses YOU. Keep your mind and heart open
and you'll find that special kitty.
Again, please, please keep any future cats indoors for their safety!
I'm one of those "cat chose you" folks. I went to the shelter (in this
case, the Cats Protection League in England), and was choosing the runt
in a litter of 6 black kittens that had been dumped with their mother
(also black) at the shelter.
I don't even remember what happened next, but somehow I chose another
littermate instead, eventually renamed Meep. Honestly, I think she used
some sort of mind control on me
Almost 13 years later, Meep is still using mind control on me
the record, she is 99% indoor - when we've lived where she can go
outside, it was only under supervision.