thinking of getting a cat?
I'm thinking of getting a cat. I might go to my local shelter but in your opinion, what breed of cat would be perfect natured with children and affectionate?
Go to your local PetCo. They have cat adoption on every saturday. Please do it.
Hoooowever, lol...ultimate year I adopted a Maine Coon kitty from a local animal control. I have never, and I do mean never, owned a cat next to such personality. She is outgoing, friendly, talks to you when you talk to her, follows you around, desires to know what you're doing, wants to help you do whatever it is you're doing, contained by fact believes you could not possibly do it as well without her, is the one and only cat in our family not afraid of my dog, comes when you call her, and greets us and our guests at the door. She's curious, have no dignity whatsoever, and is willing to look like a fool whether she's interested in finding out something. She's a really great kitty and has become quite an entertaining associate of our family.
My other two cats, one is older and very dignified, my moment is shy. Each cat is different, and you really can't tell what they are going to become, but there are some hints. If a cat is mistreated or sick, they will become skittish and shy. If a cat is handled okay, they will be loving. Not all cats like to be picked up or petted, so just spawn sure you watch them carefully when you're at the pound, and see how resourcefully they take to you and the kids before you adopt.
Do they try desperately to get out of your arms when you hold them?
Do they look at you when you pet them?
Do they curl up surrounded by your arms and relax?
Do they do the same when your children hold or pet them?
Do they paw at you (not with claws, more like patting) when contained by the cage? Meaning, do they seem interested, outgoing, active?
Good luck, and I hope you find the impeccable fit for your family! You can try PetFinders, too, which is where I found my Maine Coon, a couple of towns over in their animal control center.
go to the shelter and pet the cats and just pick the friendliest! All cats are different it wouldnt matter wat breed they be!
I'd agree with the poster above, perhaps an older cat would be better for children...but also not too old that they may become cranky with a couple of kids trying to play beside them.
Pedigree cats are all well and good...but theres beyond doubt nothing wrong with your plain old moggy, any!
I have had 6 cats that are all rescued and adjectives of them being taken from the wild at a young age own been great so i think Siamese are the only ones that bother me since they cry so much " mow"
any cat would do,as long as you really fancy what you get you know!!