Taylor Swift adopted an adorable Scottish Fold kitten named Meredith

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People who have been reading this blog long enough know that I’m a cat person who just happens to currently be in a long-term relationship with a dog. My puppy is a very sensitive, needy soul, and he’s very possessive. He doesn’t want me to have any other animals (or people) in my life besides him. So… no cats. First of all, there’s the possessive thing. Secondly, my dog is a hunter. I worry that if I introduce another animal into our home (it’s as much his as mine), my puppy will eat the animal.

Now, that being said, I’ve been in a mood for months now, wondering if I should go to the Humane Shelter and see if they have any kittens up for adoption. It’s gotten so bad that I’ve been trolling the newspaper classifieds for kittens too. I know, I know. A kitten would just be a snack for my dog. But my thought process is, “Maybe there’s a right way to introduce my dog to a baby kitten. Maybe if it’s so small, he wouldn’t attack it.” This is how I justify it in my mind.

Anyway, Taylor Swift just adopted a new kitten and JESUS CHRIST is this an adorable cat. It’s a Scottish fold, just like my avatar on CB. Swifty began posting photos of her kitteh, Meredith, on her Twitter page with messages like, “Hanging out with my new roommate, Meredith” and “cat lady”. I’m just… in love. Gawd, I want a cat so badly. What should I do? I shouldn’t adopt one, right? I would feel awful if I adopted a kitty and my dog attacked it. Gah!

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  1. brin says:

    Soooo adorable! Now she can justify wearing all those cat shirts!
    Kaiser….I’d be just as worried about the puppy as I would the kitty (cats will scratch!).

  2. gee says:

    SOOOOOO CUTE. And I am in the same boat.. I want a cat so bad, but my pups would find a kitten as a tasty snack. It would be a disaster.

  3. ladybert62 says:

    Talk to the people at the shelter about how to introduce a kitten to the puppy – you might be surprised at what they say!!

  4. Smokey says:

    It’s adorable but I won’t believe that it was “adopted” and not bought unless she names the shelter or rescue organization it came from. I don’t have a problem with buying animals from breeders but don’t try to get extra props for “adopting” and helping an at risk animal if that isn’t what happened.

  5. KJ says:

    Holy crap what an adorable KITTEH!

  6. Firecracker says:

    Aaaahhh, so cute! I love kittens and cats.

  7. LisaMarie says:

    Oh my god, this is just the kind of cuteness I needed after that infuriating Johnny Depp post. My husband and I are planning on getting two kittens this spring and this just makes me even more excited.

    Hmm, as for your dilemma, Kaiser, that’s a tough one. You said your breed is a hunter type. Does he like the chase of the hunt? When I lived at home with my parents we had a hunting dog as well as a cat. The dog would attemp to get the cat to run so he could chase, but we had a cat who absolutely refused to run so it was never a problem. She’d just look at the dog, flick her tail, and then go back to napping

  8. sharylmj says:

    she is smart to get a cat instead of a dog… it’s easier when you are travelling alot because they are more independent.. that is a super cute kitten!!!!

  9. Ah! says:

    At least from what I have experienced and seen, it’s usually easier to adopt a cat when you already have a dog than adopting a dog when you already have a cat. However, all my dogs were female so I’m not sure whether that made a difference in terms of mothering instincts. Such a cute kitten!!

  10. Gretchen says:

    Cute kitten!! I have a similar problem, someone (very irresponsible) that i know has been trying to get rid of three kittens (didn’t get her cat spayed). They are so adorable and I was debating whether or not to take them. I have a lovely, crazy, mostly wild cat who is very possessive and I have a nasty feeling I would come home to kitten pieces or a nasty ‘present’ if i tried to introduce them to my home :(

  11. Relli says:

    SQUEEEEE i love kitties, so much!

    kaiser is you really want a kitten, you can make it work OR you could find a cat at a shelter who previously lived with dogs and is used to standing their ground. PLUS you woudl be giving an older kitty a home :)

    I live with 110 lb 3 year old Shepherd/Akita, an over-sized 4 year old black farm cat and a 9 year old tiny tabby whose nickname is Smidgie. Guess who is the who is the ruler of the universe… NOT the ginormous dog!

  12. Nikelo says:

    Kaiser, just research introducing cats and dogs! I did it, and it can take a little while, but it’s so worth it to have adorable kitties and puppies waiting for you when you get home!

  13. Original Bee says:

    I have tears in my eyes right now. My 17 year old cat died 5 months ago, and I miss her so much. That kitten is so adorable it just reminds me of what my baby looked like when I first got her. Maybe you could ask your vet about the best way to introduce a kitten to your dog Kaiser. I hope you do adopt one. I’d love to hear stories about your adventures with your dog and cat.

  14. Sue says:

    Gretchen – We had a 15 year old cat who suddenly found herself alone (our younger cat disappeared). We got two 5 month old cats from the MEOW Foundation in Calgary and it really wasn’t bad. Because they were so young, they didn’t really know that she was an adult cat who needed to be obeyed. There was some hissing, some chasing but eventually it all worked itself out.

  15. Rita says:

    Really nice pictures. Now, if Swifty will take some pictures with the kitty and baby Flyn, that would be a real awwwwwwhhh moment.

    Kaiser, I thought you had a gay cat that bullied your dog? No?

    Anyway, go to the shelter and get a kitten. After your dog pees on it and they’ve established who’s boss, they’ll be fine.

  16. Samigirl says:

    Gah. I LOVE cats. I prefer them over dogs, but I’m allergic. And so is my son. I’m jealous, bc that’s one heck of a cute kitty :)

  17. jamminatorr says:

    I just adopted a second kitty on Friday! He and my previous kitty are getting along famously.

    You can look for cats/kittens that have been homed or fostered in places with dogs – this way they will be well-versed on how to tell the dog to go away. My mom did this and now she’s got two little kittens that run the house and the 90+lb dog follows them around. You would probably just have to wait longer to find the right cat.

    You can also look into good introduction techniques – i can imagine the first week would be kitty in a room with his stuff to get used to the house – and structured introductions to the dog with his leash on so you can correct him if he starts behaving badly.

  18. Denise says:

    Too cute! I have a ginger tabby of my own and I foster 7 assorted. I am a mega cat person. My recommendation, life is short, get a kitty and love it. Mine came from a shelter and we are best friends…..nothing beats kitty love!

  19. Zigggy says:

    I have 2 pit bulls & 2 cats- they all get along and even curl up in the same bed sometimes. When you introduce the new animal always treat your dog like he’s number 1. He gets fed first, let in the door first, etc.

  20. Kaiser says:

    Rita – That was my mom’s cat, Charlie. He was the gay kitty who got bullied by the other kitties. He just ran away too – my mom is really upset.

    Thanks for the advice, everyone. But I still really worry that the first time my back is turned, the puppy will eat the kitty.

  21. Cher says:

    I really want to adopt but my current living situation does not allow me. I travel and Im always out of the house. Im like thinking it would be more responsible for me to wait till my situation gets more stable rather than having a kitteh and just leave it unattended for extended hours and have it in boarding places. I have learned a long time ago I dont have people who I trust enough to look after my baby in a manner I am satisfied with.

  22. Cheyenne says:

    AWWWWWWW…. that kitten is soooo cute!! I want one just like that one.

    My son and daughter-in-law have a cat and she is an absolute sweetheart but she is spoiled rotten for attention. Every time I visit them and want to use their computer she climbs up on the desk and head-butts me under my chin. When I lift her off the desk and put her down, she climbs back up, walks over to the computer and plonks her fuzzy little butt down on the keyboard so I can’t type anything. She’s a mess but I love her to pieces.

  23. Cheyenne says:

    @Cher: You can leave a kitten unattended for half a day at least as long as it has food and water available. You can leave a cat unattended for a couple of days. Longer than than, you need to board it out.

  24. Rita says:

    @Kaiser

    Hope Charlie comes home soon.

  25. Ruth says:

    I want a kitten so badly! God do I hate being a student sometimes.. Im definitely a cat person. First thing Im doing when I get my own place- searching for the perfect cat. (you could put down my whole seven years of uni plus postgrad training down to me wanting a house so I can have a cat at least in part.)

  26. lucy2 says:

    So cute!
    I have a 12 year old who won’t put up with anyone else moving in on her turf, but just got to play with some cute kittens the other day.

  27. Big wave at all ya’ Ladies who gave neglected kitties a home.I have 6 cats all rescued from where I work.We have a spay and nueter program,but for many reasons many cats still fall through the cracks.My latest Pixie(aka Woo) was around 3 weeks old when I took her home.She kept wandering over to my horse trailer,and kept trying to make friends with my horses hoof.I took her home that night when I was finished working.All of my kitties have a horrible pre-HorsePoor Hanna story.Thank goodness I’m already married,or I’d be the next crazy cat lady.

  28. xxodettexx says:

    kitten!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    [[huge kitten/cat fan!]]

  29. hooblie says:

    I have two Rhodesian Ridgebacks who love their 3 Cat sisters…. it all works out

  30. Abby says:

    That is one cute kitty. I like how the ears flap over.

  31. Darla says:

    Kaiser,

    If you are the alpha in your pack, then the animals should be willing to accept anyone you introduce to the pack. They may try to catch the kitty. Ours does, chases the cat around the house, tearing up and down the stairs until he corners the kitty. We thought that the cat hated it, but she was all morose when the pup was at the vet for a week. It’s amazing what kind of animals can get along. Man, that is an adorable kittle. I want to scoop him up and carry him like a baby.

  32. Dreamy K says:

    I adopted my first kitteh in May. She is amazing! My mini doxie is having a hard time adjusting still. He has turned into a bitter bitch about having to share the love. He has decided to piss all over the carpet despite being let out every hour for 10 minutes, so he is transitioning to being outdoors more until he can get it under control.

  33. Pyewacket says:

    Cats and dogs can live together quite well, so I don’t get the adoption apprehension.

  34. Erin says:

    Awww, that kitten is too cute!! Check out this Scottish fold rescue website: http://www.scottishfoldrescue.com/

  35. Jaded says:

    Dear God I love “Foldies”! They have very unique personalities too, she’s going to have a ton of fun with that kitteh!

  36. Kristin says:

    Kaiser — I’m actually a dog trainer at a national pet store chain that rhymes with Schmetco. I’d love to give you advice on how to incorporate a kitteh into your home if you HAVE to have one. :)

    that scottish fold is killing my soul with cuteness.

  37. werty says:

    That kitten is cute (as most kittens are)

    Kaiser:
    November 7th, 2011 at 3:14 pm
    Rita – That was my mom’s cat, Charlie. He was the gay kitty who got bullied by the other kitties. He just ran away too
    ——————————
    Thats so sad, did they bully him cause he made a move on another (male) cat or just cause he was lowest in the hieraki?

    Either way runaway cats sometimes come back. My cat is gone most of the summer but always comes back when it gets a little colder.

  38. serena says:

    OH MY GOD! Meredith is wonderful! I have four cats at home but I have plenty of rooms in my heart for more.

  39. Seal Team 6 says:

    Let us all compare for a minute the following three stories on the front page of CB:

    Swifty adopts a kitty

    Bieb is taking a paternity test

    Linnocent was processed in and out of jail. Again.

    (Also, Folds are some of the sweetest kitties.)

  40. Seal Team 6 says:

    #Kaiser

    The rescue should let you take your dog in to see how s/he is with kitties. However, if your dog is still a puppy, they probably won’t adopt.

    I don’t know if you have access to my email address, but if so, email me about this. I have tons of experience introducing kitties to wild dogs.

  41. T.C. says:

    This girl is a PR GENIUS. Have headlines in the news about possible nude pictures? Release a twitter picture of you with the most adorable kitty cat in the world. Erase the nudity image to be replaced with innocence and sweetness. GENIUS I say. Well played girlfriend, well played. Some hollywood females need to learn from this girl.

  42. harfang says:

    No one adopts a Scottish fold. Their breeding is very touchy. Same as how no one adopts a puli (the little white dreadlocked puppy, remember him?), like the Facebook jerk claimed to do. Pulis are actually easier to breed than Scottish folds, but rarer. If you’re gonna dance with the devils that are the AKC and WKC and the cat equivalents, then not owning up just makes you look worse.

  43. INeedANap says:

    That kitten is super cute!

    But I am kind of disturbed at how much Swifty looks like a 12-year-old in that twit pic. No wonder she wears so much eye makeup…

  44. INeedANap says:

    @T.C., that is a really good point!

  45. ruby says:

    I usually don’t like Scottish Folds but this one is so cute *.* I want to cuddle it !

  46. Barker says:

    Hi Kaiser,
    I work at a cat rescue shelter and I can tell you that cats and dogs get along extremely well when introduced properly to each other. However, if you have a Jack Russell type dog, then you cannot get a cat because that dog will always hunt any small animal.

    Otherwise, it may make your dog less possessive to have a companion. Most animals need companions unless they are alpha.

    Always get your cats from a shelter or rescue group. Shelters do have purebreds at times so you can get them at a cheap price. Breeders murder animals when they are not perfect by either releasing them in the woods where they will die from predators, disease or starvation/elements, take them to a vet to be euthanized or kill them themselves. (Sorry but from my experience, this is the majority of the cases – seen too many cats & kittens end up this way.) Make sure that any pet you adopt comes with the health records. Any shelter would assist in spay/neutering costs if the animal isn’t already fixed. Even if you plan to have just one pet, you should still have it fixed. It is better for the pet and the owner.

    It is worth looking into if you are sure that your dog won’t harm another animal.

  47. Turd Fergussen says:

    I like Taylor, but I doubt very seriously she “adopted” a Scottish Fold. They are very hard to find, esp pure bred.

    I am a crazy animal advocate and plead with people to rescue shelter pets whenever possible. I wanted a Himalayan but refused to buy one. Found one on PetFinder (who had been surrendered) and was living in someone’s tiny bathroom for weeks. Her name is now Bean and she is the love of my life. I adore her and she has the sweetest temperament.

  48. Isa says:

    I have a cat named Toby the Tiger. He was dropped off at my coworkers and I took him home. He is orange and white. My daughter’s hair is orange too. haha. I love cats! I just hate the litter box.

    I used to have an awesome cat that was entirely mine. I haven’t had one since. The last three I’ve brought home have been my husband’s.

  49. Nicole says:

    I vote you go with an older shelter kitty. I just adopted a 9 year old purebred ragdoll from the SPCA and she is so amazing and laid back and perfect.

  50. Shelly says:

    I was always a cat person and have 3 of them. However, I have rescued 2 dogs over the last 2 years, one chihuahua who was running around on a busy street, and one terrier mix who I watched get run over by some loser in a truck who didn’t even stop. Anyway, I was planning on only fostering them until I could find them homes, mainly bc I didn’t think my cats would get along with the dogs. But they all figured it out over about a week and none of them hurt each other permanently. ;) which is a good thing bc I am very attached to these dogs now. I think you’d be surprised how adaptable your dog may be.

  51. Andie says:

    I doubt it has much if anything to do with P.R. Swift has been talking about her love of kittens and cats for quite some time, and about wanting one for a couple months or so. On Ellen she talked about daydreaming about cats while on stage, and wondering whether they can travel on planes.

    I think she just finally got her cat wish or was gifted it. Even if it helps P.R., so what? That nude picture had nothing to do with her, it obviously wasn’t her and that site like many just want to tear her down for having a clean image.

  52. Ashley says:

    I approve of this post. I am well on my way to being a ‘crazy cat lady’ at the ripe ‘ol age of 25. I have four. I didn’t intend to have that many, but I have an extreme weakness for Siamese breeds. Thus, whenever I find one in the streets and/or shelter I just can’t say no. It’s ok though because I have a big enough place, and my cats are super affectionate, well-behaved, and beautiful. I totally spoil them rotten too.

  53. Camille says:

    Aww it is a cutie. But its not as cute as my Birman kitten ;) .

    @Kaiser: You sound like you know your dog *really* well and that it would probably attack/eat another animal- so I say trust your gut and DON’T get a kitten. That or take your puppy to a dog trainer to see if they can help it. Good luck! And if you get a kitten- I’d love to see pictures :) .

  54. kris says:

    Well I have a maltese and my boyfriends mother has a maltipoo and 3 cats. Believe it or not but the cats actually get along better with the dogs than with the other cats! In 4 years I’ve never had an issue when I go to visit her home.

    (In fact, I’m here now and the maltese and cat are sleeping curled up next to each other! :D )

  55. bluhare says:

    Kaiser, don’t let your dog fool you. Unless he’s an unrepentant cat killer (and there really aren’t that many) they should do just fine. Talk to the shelter/agency people. They “cat test” dogs all the time.

    We’ve always had dogs and cats. Right now we’re at 3 dogs and one cat and the cat rules the house. And this is with a Jack Russell Terrier, a greyhound, and an English Setter mix.

    When we got the English setter mix, she was barely out of puppyhood, and came home to a very old greyhound and three cats — all wise to the ways of dogs. The one who just ruled was Harvey, an 18 year old Persian we adopted after his owner died and her family neglected him. Harvey was skin and bones, with kidney disease and a chronic sinus infection. The other two cats were laying low trying to figure out the dog, but not Harvey. He strutted around the house, hissed if the dog got too close and just basically refused to let her get in his way. And he’d been declawed too, so he’d have been toast. But the dog had no clue what to do with a cat who didn’t run away. I loved that little cat. Two steps away from death and no one was going to mess with him. He was The Harvinator after that!

    It’s easier than you think, Kaiser. Just make sure your dog isn’t a killer first, and then introduce slowly. And don’t be too neurotic!!

  56. kris says:

    ps. NO WAY SHE ADOPTED THAT KITTEN. they aren’t technically rare, but no way in hell you’d find it at a shelter.

  57. Derpy says:

    I have a terrier, she has this insane prey drive, and would literally chase cats all around the neighborhood all the time and flip out near any sort of bird. Enter going to my sisters house and finding this beautiful orange kitten.. The animal lover in me knew the kitten wouldn’t survive, so I brought it into the room I was staying in, weary and on edge that my terrier would go after it. A couple growls later, the kittens drinking out of my dogs water dish and trying to eat the dogs food, and my beautiful girl is just sitting there watching it. To my surprise, the dog adored the kitten. My roommate has a black lab, he was weary of it at first, but they are awesome together now. Truth of the story is, I don’t think the cat… knows its a cat, and I don’t think either dog knows that the cat is a cat either. The dogs still lose their minds when they see any other cat, they just want to chase it and go crazy.. but with Booger? Nope. That’s their cat, and they love their cat.

    Imagine a tiny orange kitten on a spot on the couch that the 60lb black lab wants… and the lab sits there and whines and gives you his biggest brokenheart face possible because the kitteh is in HIS spot! God, its wonderful and hilarious.

    Also, you know how cats like to dig their nails into things and stretch? When my terrier sees the cat doing this she’ll go over and start nudging the cat. She’ll even take verbal commands like “make booger stop” if he’s ever going after something that isn’t is scratching post. She just goes to him and starts nudging him and playing.

    One of Boogers favourite things to do is to sit behind this half wall thing we have near our kitchen and wait for one of the dogs to run through the house, I think Boogers favourite part about living with two dogs is how their tails wag and their reaction when he springs out from somewhere to grab them.

    But really, introducing any animal into a home is a process. You can’t just toss a dog in with your long term buddy either, they have to be introduced, same with cats.

  58. abbizmal says:

    I am the crazy cat lady with 6 cats (don’t tell anyone), all rescued, even the Siamese. Rock on crazy cat ladies.

  59. Kaiser says:

    I didn’t want to get into the big song and dance about my dog, because I sound like a bad dog-mom. My dog hunted out all of the groundhogs in my extended neighborhood, killing them off systematically like a serial killer (we live in a pretty woodsy area, and there are lots of animals around). I worry that he’ll see a cat as a little groundhog.

  60. Adrien says:

    I don’t like Taylor, I don’t like her music and nothing in this world will make me cha…..oh look a kitten. Awww! Taylor 4EVAH!

  61. cat says:

    Agree, Abizzmal! Really time to give ‘cat ladies’ a new name (er, reputation). That being said, I’m not sure where you are Kaiser but there are *always* kittens, if not cats, at every shelter. In NYC, hundreds get killed every WEEK at the city shelter. (13,000 perfectly healthy animals in 2009 were killed.)

    Everyone should have a cat, at least one, if not three (as long as you are a good person)! Cats and dogs do sometimes bond… you should talk to some dog people and… must it be a kitten? because many older cats need homes and are just as “cute”? xo!!

  62. Rita says:

    @Adrien #60

    Loved your comment. That pic of Swifty with the Kitty is worth another platnum record.

    Swifty looks like every young lady with her new kitty instead of a world renown entertainer.

  63. Crystalline says:

    Kaiser, I too have a possessive puppy that likes to hunt. Our solution was pairing him with an older cat, but not one too old. She lets him chase her when she is in the mood and gives him a good swipe when he is being too troublesome. Works well enough, his breed is incredibly prone to chasing and killing small animals (rabbits, moles, etc) and he has been great with her. Granted, he is still a possessive jerk and refuses to let anyone touch her. He actually will physically stop you from it by pushing her around and chasing her off.

  64. Hellen says:

    I love this cat, Maru. He’s a Scottish Fold, only his ears aren’t….folded. But he is adorable.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDolQlZWSmw

  65. Amy says:

    Yep, I know exactly how you feel. I have two cats and a 70-lb boxer. I was assured the dog was cat-friendly when I adopted him, but…SO not the case. He was an adult, so he’s pretty much set in his kitty-snacking ways. Unfortunately I fell hard for him immediately. So I keep the cats on the second floor of the house and the dog downstairs (separated by a door). I wish we could all get along!

  66. Pensol says:

    *SQUEEE* Soo cute!! *brains melt*

  67. Erin says:

    i hate taylor swift. however, her taste in kittens is FANTASTIC. SQUEAL.

  68. Original Tiffany says:

    What a super cute kitteh! I almost brought one home this week when I was visiting my horse fur babies.
    Anyway, I had cat chasers who are hunters, doxies and a beagle. I adopted cats easier than new dogs. Yes, the dogs had killed other little animals outside, but somehow these became their animals. They loved all my adopted kitties:)
    I got up to 6 cats, 4 dogs, a fish and three horses. Just got back from visiting my friend’s where my horses are while we are on this tour. Great to ride again, have 4 dogs and 5 cats and about 15 pygmy goats (1 having babies now-right now) and 50 chickens! Animal heaven in the forest with lots of riding. Good for the soul!
    Go for it, Kaiser!

  69. Sunlily says:

    I seriously dislike this mousy looking broad, but that kitten is adorable!!!

  70. Dagny says:

    I love this thread! Can we get articles about kitties and puppies more often? :)

  71. SuSan says:

    Am I missing something? Where are the words from Taylor that she “adopted a kitten FROM A SHELTER”? All I see is that kaiser says she “adopted”. And frankly, adopted is the word that I would use if bringing any furbaby into my home. Purchased doesn’t seem right especially when most shelters requirement a payment too so there isn’t a distonguishment.

  72. Heebeegeebee says:

    Ha ha @Ruth I got a kitten 1 week after moving in to my first apartment ( after graduating). 17 years later he is still the Boss, although he ended up adopting my inlaws and moved in with them:)

    Kaiser you forget that cats and dogs can be great friends. I have a cat that ADORES dogs and will do anything for a good game of chase. And most cats can set things straight with an errant dog pretty quickly.

  73. WOM says:

    Two months ago I wouldn’t have understood this thread AT ALL.

    But in August we adopted a kitten who was living in a garbage can at a local motel. He’s a real sweetie, except when he terrorized our 80 lb rottweiler. But the kitten (who now weighs 5 lbs) isn’t TRYING to terrorize the dog, he just wants to play!

    Needless to say I now have full on Cat Lady Fever, and I went all mushy at the mere sight of Meredith.

  74. boynamedsue says:

    Kaiser, if u really thinkk ur dog will be tempted to rough-house with the kitty, don’t do it. Get an adult cat. My terrier mix dog just couldn’t help himself and I ended up a TOTAL BASKET CASE when my kitten died. It was my own fault, it was a stray kitten I was trying to help, and my toddler opened the dog door when the kitty was out… I should have known that a terrier breed dog who wasn’t used to cats would not be a good mix.
    Sorry to be a bummer, but I know the guilt this situation can bring!

  75. Eve says:

    To all of you who are thinking about it and will eventually adopt a kitten, or have already adopted one…I love you all.

    I’ve “owned” cats (seriously, it usually feels like it’s the other way around) my whole life and it’s particular painful to see people taking no interest in adopting them (not to mention the many examples of cruelty that I — unfortunately — have witnessed) because of misconceptions. It’s horrible to think they’re there waiting for a home but will most likely be put down.

    If only every person who went to a shelter willing to adopt a dog, decided to bring home a kitten too…

    I’ll be forever a cat person. I simply can’t change that.

    So, I’d like to thank you all for adopting a cat. They’re lovely and make great companions.

    @ HorsePoorHanna and Derpy:

    I knew we had to be kindred spirits!

  76. hemi621 says:

    I have two giant labs, Hemi (100lbs) and Kuda(140lbs). When I moved into my house there were a few mice running around. So I decided to watch freecycle and ended up with two kittens, Peeka and Boo. Hemi was about 3 when I got the kittens and she loved on them right away..and I swear the cats have never realized they are cats. When I got Kuda, who just turned 2..it was the cutest thing ever to watch them play with each other. They all get along really well except for the occasional smack in the nose. The two cats fight each more then the dogs. I love dog and cat stories, I’m such a sucker. If you get a kitten, you’ll be watching it super close and loving on it..you just have to introduce the dog slowly and make sure the cat has somewhere to go that it feels safe.I brought mine home in a crate. I put the crate in a corner, with the opening facing the wall, with a huge blanket…that way the dog couldn’t get to them if she wanted to, and if there was ever a time I couldn’t find them..they were always all curled up together in there.

  77. Judy says:

    Kaiser, I have a HUGE black Lab/SharPei mix and a Jack Russell Terrier (hunter) (Sasha and Sammy). I also have two black feral kitty brothers I took in last Christmas (Mickey and Spikey)–gawd, I am so in love with them! I introduced them ever so slowly (kept them in separate rooms for a long time) and held the kitties (one at a time) to let the dogs sniff them under my protection. It’s been a year now (found homes for the rest of the litter). Anyway, my JRT ignores them even when they come up and rub against him and nose kiss him, and both cats and the big dog sleep with me every night. Good luck and let us know what you decide!

  78. Kim says:

    Love her for adopting from a shelter & not buying from a pet store or a breeder.

  79. Ramona Q says:

    I’m glad to see TS got a kitten to keep her company on the road – and not a 10 week old husky puppy, Selena Gomez! Wow, what a dumb move. A husky puppy on a tour bus. She has no idea.

  80. laurielou2 says:

    I love her (and hate Kanye West, natch) a little bit more now.

  81. Sally Lawrence says:

    Please show a photo of sexy Kellan Lutz in his campaign “Buying Animals is Killing Animals”!!! Kellan says always adopt from a shelter and never buy from a breeder. Practice ABC – Animal Birth Control!!

    Another reason not to buy from a breeder is they often breed siblings or parents with children, making the offspring inbred. This is why pedigree animals often need expensive vet care – they are deformed and sick animals from a weakened gene pool. There are thousands of unloved homeless animals without deliberately breeding more for profit. Think of the poor mom cat forced to bear litter after litter.

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  83. Taylor says:

    I love Taylor swift so much I wish I was her and I love her cat and guss what I have the same cat but in a kitten it’s two moths old I have the mum is well only for 3 more mouths because she is still feeding of her mum !!!!! Love Taylors cat xxx