My human, J, has decided that she wants to get another cat so we're asking for other opinions on whether or not it is going to be good for me.
I am an easygoing neutered male, 2.5 yrs old, and take things in my stride. I grew up with many other cats on a farm for the first 10 months of my life. I spent 3 weeks in a cattery where I ignored the other cats there for the most part even though they hissed at me. Earlier this year I was told to live with two other cats who were brought into the house one day after I was. Three days later I was carefully allowed to meet the other cats if I wanted, and I tried to sniff at them and take an interest but they wanted nothing to do with me and after a while I got tired of that and just ignored them to spend time with my humans instead.
Outdoors I lead a double-life. I suss out all the cats in the neighbourhood. I cause mischief playing terrorise the scaredy cats, and I defend my territory from neighbouring cats with a mean tooth and claw and come out the other side with nary a loose patch of fur. My real territory is outdoors. Indoors belongs to my humans and just happens to be mine by default since the humans belong to me.
The indoors is not very big even though we had three cats total to begin with (I am the only cat here now). Will bringing in a new 7 month old male kitten just annoy me? J says she will give us lots of time to get used to each other before we meet and that I won't get any less attention than before. I think she hopes I will bond with a new cat so we can keep each other company while everyone is at work all day. I don't know if I would be happy with sharing my playtime and attention with a newcomer. At least with the other cats they had their own human to get attention from and I didn't have to compete.
What do you think?