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Old 11-03-2006, 08:00 AM   #391
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I'm thinking about getting a 2nd cat. I have a 2 year old female who is very used to being spoiled. I am away for work for a pretty long time each day and at school as well. When I leave for work in the morning, she runs to the door and plops down in front of it as if to say "don't leave again!" I know she has to be lonely. She is pretty comfortable around other cats but I know introducing a new cat will take some adjusting.

My question is, do you think I should get a cat closer to her age vs. a kitten and do females and females get along better than males and females or doesn't it make a difference?

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I have found that the males are more tractable than the females. Most of my males get along with everyone, but the females -- can you say bitch queens? I love them all, even Mitzi -- Hellcat Bitch, but the boys among my cats are easier to deal with.

As for introducing a new cat to my crew, I do it all wrong, but generally get good results anyway. I just say "New kitty -- here are your new buddies. Old kitties -- here's the new kitty. Deal with it." And they do.

I think they are so used to getting new cats all the time that they figure "oh hell, what's one more." And the new cats, which are generally 6-18 month old un-neutered males (well, only when they first arrive -- they get the snip pretty quickly), are so happy to have a steady source of food and a nice place to sleep that they don't cause too many issues.
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As for introducing a new cat to my crew, I do it all wrong, but generally get good results anyway. I just say "New kitty -- here are your new buddies. Old kitties -- here's the new kitty. Deal with it." And they do.
I've done that a few times. Posh was the first "second cat", so I took over a month with her, but after that I figured, if the cat was going to be killed, the would've done it right away, so from then on we supervised for a day or so and they were on their own. Five cats and counting and I've yet to see a real cat fight....
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I have found that the males are more tractable than the females. Most of my males get along with everyone, but the females -- can you say bitch queens?

Soooooooo true!!
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Thanks bonosloveslave, Sicy, Liesje and indra!!!
I will keep you posted.......

Good info!!

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I was just thinking of this and wondering if there has been any research on this:

do cats respond to what music you listen to, and does the volume bother them?

I'm always wondering if I should adjust the volume or avoid artists for my cats
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I was just thinking of this and wondering if there has been any research on this:

do cats respond to what music you listen to, and does the volume bother them?
Interesting, dunno. I know that rabbits have very sensitive ears, so when I lived w/ friends I was careful for their rabbit's sake. I like to listen to music LOUD or not at all, so I use headphones.

But I've often wondered something similar - what they think of TV? I think they know it's two-dimensional, because they just don't react to any of it, at least not what they see. Once I was watching Animal Cops and Posh came running when a kitten on TV meowed really loud. Other than that, they cats have never seemed bothered, frightened, or even curious about the TV.

One weird thing though, when I'm hungry or drink lots of liquid I can make really loud stomach noises on command. It totally freaks out the cats. They have no clue what it is or where it's coming from. It's hilarious!
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do cats respond to what music you listen to, and does the volume bother them?

Well, all i know is that my eldest cat (who is going on 10) gives my husband THE dirtiest look and then leaves the room when he plays Rage Against The Machine...nothing else seems to bother him tho...
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I have a CD called Jingle Cats and its actual cats meows singing Christmas Carols.
My cats go CRAZY and jump and paw all over the stereo .. its hilarious
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Worf has only ever really reacted twice to something on tv or the computer. The first time was years ago when she was a kitten. I was watching figure skating and she tried to attack one of the skaters on tv when they made a jump .

The second time was not too long ago when someone posted the youtube video of the really angry cat in a cage, the one that made the horrible sounds . Worf was sitting on my lap and when the cat started to make those sounds, Worf freaked out and left the room.
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I have a CD called Jingle Cats and its actual cats meows singing Christmas Carols.
My cats go CRAZY and jump and paw all over the stereo .. its hilarious
video please!

Today I accidentally knelt down on Posh's foot and she hissed at me
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lol I will try.

Aw I hate when that happens!! Saki has a habit of standing RIGHT behind me when I dont know it. If I bump into him or step on his tail he will BOLT full speed out of the room, tail all puffed up.. I feel SO bad.
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Ok I got some video. They didnt go as nuts as usual but Zoey even starts meowing too

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Beckham freaked out when it started playing.

I hate stepping on cats. The first week I had Beckham, I was rearranging my room and I had one of those refrigerators you put under a bar. It was REALLY heavy, but I finally lifted it and when I stepped back, I stepped onto Beckham's paw! He yowled and tried to run, but was dragging his front leg. I thought for sure I'd maimed my baby!
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I took these on my new camera phone last weekend:

That's the background on my phone


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I have a CD called Jingle Cats and its actual cats meows singing Christmas Carols.
My cats go CRAZY and jump and paw all over the stereo .. its hilarious
I have that too. Maxicat loooooooves it and she starts looking around for other cats!
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