Infographic on being sensible before adopting a cat companion
The title is self-explanatory. The topic lends itself to an infographic as these are bullet point reminders. Some are obvious and some less so. Perhaps the most important part of cat adoption is before it takes place. The preparation. The budgeting, the research, the honesty is assessing whether one is genuinely in a position to take responsibility for a cat for their lifetime.
Although the assessment should not be too negative as there are many rescue cats out there needing homes ✔️. I mention ‘rescue cat’ but that’s another box to tick. I recommend adopting a rescue cat but you heart might be set on a purebred. That changes the budgetary requirements because of initial cost. The maintenance costs are similar but probably higher because most purebred cats have inherited illnesses, some severe and chronic in middle age. This prompts the question as to whether pet insurance might be a good idea but the insurers know the problems. Pet health insurance for purebred cats isn’t cheap.
Below are some articles on cat adoption. Have a skim. There is more detail than I can include in an infographic.
In the UK 38% of cats adopted were purebred pedigree in 2022
14 facts about the duration of stay at shelters by rescue cats
If you adopted your cat from a shelter, how did they tell you that they were the right cat for you?
Can a cat be too affectionate?
Mike just saw a documentary called Wildcat. It’s about a young ex-soldier from the UK who goes to the jungle to die. But then has to help a ocelot kitten. The Daily Mail has the preview and it can be seen at Amazon Prime. It’s a story about Who saved Who. I don’t have prime so I’ll have to wait till it hits youtube.
Thanks for this. I guess all small wild cats can be domesticated to a certain extent when they are raised with their human parent. The humans are imprinted on the cat’s brain as their mother. A close bond follows that can’t be broken.
Oh no, the cat is free today. Him and a lady taught him to hunt and survive on his own in the Amazon jungle. I went and found this for you and anyone else interested. Go watch.
The orphaned wildcat cub who saved my life: British soldier who moved to the Amazon ‘with a plan to die’ reveals how raising an ocelot helped him heal from PTSD in tear-jerking new film. 2:39 VIDEO