So I’ve always “jokingly” thrown out the idea of getting a third cat and Zack has always shot me down. Friday night when I brought it up again (typically with a “Oh Helo, don’t you wish you had a little sister?”) Zack said the words “Hypothetically, if we were to get another one…” I totally played it cool and let the conversation drop. I know not to push Zack. I somehow brought it up again the next day and Zack asked me if I would want one for Christmas *crazy happy dance*.
But I haven’t fully decided yet. I love the idea of a tiny, new female kitten, but it comes with risks.
Helo is our oldest and
the love of my life my baby. In a few weeks we will have had him for 3 years. We actually got him with another kitten we named Brambles. They were the bestest of friends ever.
After a few months we discovered Brambles had FIP which has no cure. So a few months later we had to put him down. I was worried about Helo not having a friend, so within a few days we got Garrus.
Unfortunately, I think Helo would have been better off as a solo cat. They never really bonded. Sure they play together, but Garrus is such a little bully (and a whiny brat). There were a few times hwen they were younger that they sort of cuddled, but it’s been a couple of years since they’ve done anything remotely close.
So would a third cat really help?
I’m hoping that a little kitten would a) annoy the crap out of Garrus as pay back, b) also be a play mate for Garrus to give Helo a break and c) be the buddy that Helo needs since Garrus always just rejects him.
But I’m worried that I’ll actually just end up with another cat who doesn’t get along with the other two, and since it’s a kitten it’s energy will just drive my poor Helo crazy. And worst of all I’ll have a 3rd cat that isn’t a lap cat.
I guess it wouldn’t be the end of the world, as long as they don’t absolutely hate each other.
Then I would have to pick a fun name which is totally stumping me.Read More