How do we keep our senior cat happy if we get a new kitten?
We have a senior cat, Kitty (18 years old). My kids have been asking for a new kitten for years, but I always say no because I think it would make Kitty very unhappy, and when she's unhappy, she urinates on our things.
Is there anything we can do to ensure her happiness and get a new kitten?
I feel like we're all waiting for our beloved Kitty to die so we can get a pet that will actually interact with the kids. Our kids missed out on the days when Kitty was playful and fun.
When Kitty was two years old, we got a kitten (Katie), and Kitty was very unhappy about that. She stopped being playful and ate all of Katie's food, so she gained weight.
Katie was very kind to Kitty, but Kitty wanted nothing to do with her. Katie passed away five years ago, and Kitty got noticeably happier. She likes being an only child, I guess.
Am I right that we need to wait until Kitty passes away, or should we go for it and get a new kitten? We all joke that Kitty is going to outlive all of us. :)