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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Cat Introductions

By Susan Logan
Editor of and CAT FANCY magazine

The only thing better than a purring kitten is two purring kittens. Since Chamois’ passing two months ago, I have felt bad leaving Chloe home alone all day. She seemed so lost when I got home after work. I’ve been thinking about adopting two young cats, preferably littermates, to keep each other and Chloe company. I wanted two, because Chloe is already 18 and when she passes, I’d like the two younger cats to have each other.

So a week ago, I finally did it. I adopted the perfect pair, Sophie and Madison, from the Irvine Animal Shelter. They are 7-month-old littermates and so bonded together that the shelter wanted to adopt them out to the same home. As soon as I brought them into my house, before I even opened the carrier, they began to purr. They were home and they seemed to know it.

I brought them to their own room furnished with water, food bowls and a litterbox, which they immediately began to explore. It’s fun having kittens again. I know it will be a big adjustment for Chloe. I am going to have to be patient and follow some good advice on cat introductions.

I look forward to the day when the three of them will be happy and purring together.

Tabby kitten

Littermates Sophie and Madison are perfectly content in their new home with CAT FANCY Editor Susan Logan and her cat Chloe.

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Allie    Kansas City, MO

11/24/2009 7:22:54 AM

Congrats on your Muse Medallion award Susan! There is a release with all of the winners posted at

Glenda    Glasgoe, KY

9/22/2009 5:29:23 AM

we have 2 some days they love each other days they fight just like children

Penny    Columbus, OH

4/18/2009 11:13:46 AM

In the past four years I have said goodbye to a whole litter of wonderful critters,one at a time, born in 1992 to my "MamaCat". They all passed with kidney failure. They were average of 15 years old. Much the same way as your Chamois. I know your grief and my heart broke each and every time. MamaCat is still with me! Tho feeble and walking her way toward the Bridge, she is in good spirits and still eating. I feel this will be her year to make the journey to the Bridge. My heart will stop for a while. She IS my heart.

Bless you for reaching out and adopting - I have a feral rescue and have done the same. My numbers now reach eight!!! Two are my daughters', who is living with me at present. The rest are wonderful critters who have chosen me as their special person.

Keep up the wonderful work. I am so very very grateful for others who feel as I do. I AM NOT CRAZY, AS MY FAMILY WOULD HAVE ME BELIEVE. I AM BLESSED!!!!

I really enjoy your magazine each month. It was a Christmas gift from one of my daughters. They have finally accepted me for who I am!!!

Purrs and Hugs -

Penny and The Enchanted Courtyard Gang

Linda    Kirkwood,, MO

3/9/2009 9:35:38 AM

Congratulations on your new additions! They are just the cutest little girls! AND THANK YOU for rescuing them as well. Yes, having kittens in your house after losing a beloved cat does help. Just when you feel the most blue and on the verge of crying, those goofy kittens will do something that will make you laugh instead. And I am sure that Chloe will make sure to teach those new additions what the Rules of House are! Again, congratulations!

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