So I'm thinking of attempting another kitten.
I've not had much luck with them really. I got my current cat Mel, when she was about 4 months old, and she's fabulous, really strong, healthy - a real hunter. She actually hid from me for about 4 months after I got her, she'd only come out at night to eat, so I took to getting up at 3am to sit quietly in the dark so she'd get used to me.
She's now a totally mush, bless her, and is rarely very far from me.
However, she does not play well with others. I've tried to introduce 2 kittens into the household since I've had her, and she's hunted and terrorized them so much that I had to separate them. As it turns out, both the kittens had a random bug, and ended up dying despite the vet doing everything they could for them.
I'd pretty much given up on having another - but now the latest litter at the farm is seriously cute and tempting.
There are two I'm trying to decide between, this blond one:
And this gray one:
I'm leaning towards the gray one, she's really healthy looking, very playful, and runs up to me whenever I'm outside. The blond is more docile, very sweet tempered, but I need a tough kitten that's not going to get frightened by Mel pretending she's a tiger...