Creature Feature: Choosing a kitten is picky business

27 Apr
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 1E, Family section, April 27, 2011

By RHONDA OWEN, Special to the Democrat-Gazette
Your article about kitten season was interesting and made us think about adopting one. We are going to the shelter in a couple of weeks to see what’s there. We’re cat newbies. Any tips on choosing a kitten?

Congratulations! Your life is about to change, and knowing what to expect and how to prepare will help make it a delightful experience.
The first step is choosing the right kitten for you. Picking a kitten is a little trickier than choosing an adult cat because you can only guess at what personality he will develop as he grows into adulthood.
Many people choose kittens based on their appearance, but it’s more important to assess the kitten’s potential temperament. Feline behaviorist Pam Johnson-Bennett suggests ways to do this in her book, Think Like a Cat.


Creature Feature appears each Wednesday in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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