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“I was at the zoo with my two cats, and my husband and I were just trying to figure out how we were going to go about this, and he kind of told me, ‘You know, if you’re going to do this, you better get a cat,’ ” says Kate, who runs an online cat adoption business.
“And I said, ‘Well, I know how I’m going to get a new cat, and I’m also going to give it a name and get it a personality and a history and everything.'”
Kate says her husband thought it would be easier to just keep his cats, which he still does, in a room that looks like a garage, but they were also looking for a way to have fun together.
“So I went in and bought them some toys and some toys that were very similar to what we had for our cats, but I also took some things away,” Kate says.
“The toys are different sizes, but the personality is the same, and the history is the exact same.
I have an old toy box that has all of our names, pictures and our names on it, and all of the cat’s toys that we would play with.”
Kate says she bought her cats a box full of all of her cats’ toys, and a box of her own that she bought for herself.
“Because we had a lot of cats, there was a lot we had to do to keep them in,” she says.
Kate says it’s important to keep in mind that your cats aren’t always your best friends.
“If we’re going out with someone, I’d say, ‘What are you going to tell them if you hear something weird, like, ‘Your cat just came to me,’ or something like that?
And I’d be like, No, that’s a cat’s name.’
The biggest challenge Kate faces is keeping the cats happy. “
But we have this big cat and I don’t want them to have trouble staying in the house or not getting any exercise or not eating well, and if we keep them away from each other, they’ll be more prone to getting into fights and things like that.”
The biggest challenge Kate faces is keeping the cats happy.
“My cats are like a lot younger than my kids,” Kate explains.
“They’re just really playful and very curious.
And they’re very playful when they’re on their own.
And so it’s really important for them to get the same attention as my kids are getting.
I want them in my house as much as they can, so that they don’t have to leave their parents’ house for long periods of time.”
Kate and her husband bought a cat enclosure for the new house.
It costs $3,000.
She says she’s happy to keep the cats in a small, fenced yard, but that they also have a larger enclosure with space for two cats.
“When they’re younger, they’re really cute and they’re pretty cute, but now they’re about three or four years old, they just need more space,” Kate adds.
“That’s a huge challenge.”
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