Are you thinking that your family could improve if you bring a new furry friend? If so, before adopting cats, it is very important to take into account a number of things so that the best decision is made. We cannot forget that we are talking about animals, that is, living beings, that have a life expectancy of about 20 years, and that what they are looking for the most is a home where they really love them as one of the family , and not as a decoration object.
Many times, being carried away by their emotions of the moment, or by the words that their son or grandson said to them, there are people who take a cat home where at first it is well received, but as time passes, each time less attention is paid to him. To avoid this, I am going to give you a series of tips to adopt a cat.
Talk to the family
It is very important to talk with the family, that everyone knows what you would like to do so that everyone participates. If there is someone who does not like cats, even if it is only one person, it is best to wait a little longer to convince them. “Surprise gifts” don’t usually end well.
Likewise, if finally together you decide that you do want a cat and that you are going to want and be able to take care of it for the rest of its life, then it will be left to talk about an equally important issue: can it get on the sofa or in bed? Will you be able to sleep with the children? Basic rules must be established , even before the animal comes home, so that, again, everyone takes responsibility for their education.
Kitten or adult cat?
Would you like a puppy to educate or do you prefer an adult cat that has already formed its character? The former are very adorable, but need much more attention than adults. On the contrary, the latter often end up in animal shelters after spending a few years with a family that was supposed to love him forever.
The decision is very personal. It will depend on the time you have to choose one or the other. Of course, I do not recommend you go with a ready-made idea , since in the end it will be the one that makes you feel that “something” so special who goes home with you.
Now, to enjoy your company 🙂