Join Date: Apr 2009
Dogs Name: Richter; Sypha; RIP Shanoa & Simon
Titles: Richter: CAA L1V NW1 L1I L1E L1C NW2 L2V ACT1 RATI WAC; Sypha: NW1 NW2 L1C L1V L1E RATI SOG WAC
Dogs Age: d.o.b. 7/13/2012; d.o.b. 12/6/2015
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I'm so sorry about your kitty.
I've had cats my whole life, including my entire adult life, and most of my adult life I have fostered cats, although I don't right now. In my experience in rescue, as an owner, and even in discussions I've now had with some good breeders, people are encouraged to adopt or buy two siblings together when it comes to cats. I've had several sets myself, and it's always worked well for us. We've had same sex and alternate sex sets of siblings, and both have been perfectly fine. It's MUCH harder to add in other cats later, in my experience, than it is to have kittens young together - it is fairly easy to adopt two unrelated kittens and integrate them into a household, harder to add a kitten into an existing adult cat household, and hardest of all to integrate an adult into an adult cat household. All CAN be done, but kittens together is by far the easiest. None of my sibling pairs have grown to dislike each other, and all have remained pretty bonded as adults, to varying degrees depending on their personalities.
Hope that helps. I know it CAN go wrong, of course, but for the most part I think in the cat world it tends to end up more successful than not.
Richter & Sypha
Glengate's Mountain Fortress CAA ORT L1E L1C NW2 L2V L2I ACT1 RATI SOG WAC
& Sirai's Golden Masquerade ORT L1V L1E L2C L2I NW2 RATI SOG TKN WAC
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