I think my mom thinks too much, and I don\'t know what to tell her. Would someone please help us?
I\'ve been an only kitty for about two years and my mom works a lot. She used to be around a lot more, but because of her multiple jobs, we only really get to hang out at night for a couple hours. She feels badly about this and sometimes thinks that maybe I\'d be better off finding a family who can be around more. But I know she loves me and would miss me terribly if I left.
On occasion we go on road trips to visit her parents and my uncle Jackson. Uncle Jackson is a 10 yr old only kitty who likes to ignore me no matter how hard I try to be friends with him. Right now I\'m staying at his house since Mom went out of town for a while. Mom\'s parents think I need a friend since I\'m trying so hard to be friends with Jackson. But Mom and I are confused about what to do.
I\'ve had visitors over to my house and it never goes well. I like to chase our roommate\'s dog around the house when she stops by (it\'s cool chasing that stupid rat terrier instead of being the chasee! Thank goodness she pretty much lives with the roommate\'s boyfriend.) And one of the neighbor cats would occasionally sneak into the house when Mom came home and that really didn\'t make me happy. I\'d hide and hiss and then run out and try to hurt him. If he was outside though, I was perfectly content watching him through the glass, but once he intruded in my house, it was a different story.
So mom\'s really confused about what to do. Should she give me up to someone who may be able to be home with me more than she is? Or should she get me a friend to keep me company. I\'ve displayed a willingness to be friends with Jackson, but that\'s also at his house. I haven\'t been too happy with others running around in mine. And Mom doesn\'t necessarily think it\'s fair to bring another kitty into a lonely house when she or the roommate isn\'t even home enough for me. So should she just leave things the way they are since it\'s been ok for the past 2 years? I guess she\'s afraid of me hating her if she brings a friend for me but she doesn\'t want me to be lonely either. That and I think she feels our apartment is too small for two kitties to run rampant through. I don\'t know though.
Please help her make a good decision for me. Any advice you can give us would be greatly appreciated.