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Topic: Cat Question? (Copied from CMT's)

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Subject: Cat Question? (Copied from CMT's)
Date Posted: 11/25/2007 9:37 PM ET
Member Since: 6/8/2007
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Maybe we need a pet forum...lol...we talk about pets a lot! I didn't realize there was one....so I've now copied my post from there and I'll be checking this forum out regularly!!!!

Anyway I have an outside cat...about a year ago my in-laws moved onto our property right next to our house..they also have an outdoor cat.  Well here recently their cat has been coming down here and eating my cat's food and attacking my cat.  My cat has a hole where she gets in our attic...she sleeps up there because the ducting for our heat/air is up there and she can stay warm that way in the winter...anyway the in-laws cat will get up there and try to attack her.  I've had several cat fights in my attic...sending the chandelier in the living room swinging and scaring the pee out of me.   Anyway if we can get near their cat we will swat at her or throw stuff at her and I'd squirt her if given the opportunity, but she's fast and we seldom get to do more than yell at her.  My cat is completely not aggressive.  This is the same cat who gets carried around by my Golden Retriever because she won't fight her.  That's another problem in itself.....so anyway here is my question:

We've been talking about getting a second cat.  Our hope is that the new cat would stand up to my in-laws cat and the dog and maybe in that way my current cat would be protected.  My in-laws cat and my cat are both spayed females.  The cat I currently would like to get (from a lady I know giving them away) is a neutered adult male.  Would the male even stand up to a female?  Would the female (my in-laws) even attempt to bother him?  Do you think a second cat would help anything or just make matters worse?  I don't know that much about cats so I could use some answers from people with more knowledge than mine!

Just for fun...I told my mother-in-law I was going to get one like this...lol...  Link

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 12:40 AM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2005
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Did you get a second cat?

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 11:06 PM ET
Member Since: 7/14/2005
Posts: 232
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There is never any way to know until you try.Wish there was an easy answer here oops....

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