) has been pretty lonely since DH got a full time job last May, after working at home for the past 40 years. (We've only had Cosi for 2 years, though.)
We are thinking of getting her a little kitty friend, but I'd love suggestions from people who have brought a second kitty home. Cosette is three, and we specifically adopted her because she was an adult cat. Should we look for another young adult, or should we try to trigger her mothering instinct by bringing home a kitty? (Cosette is a wild and crazy cat, so the energy probably wouldn't bother her.)
We're not very concerned about her being territorial. She gets along fine with dogs that live in our building, and she lived with her sister for a year at the Humane Society.
If we do bring a kitty home, I know that we should separate them for the first few hours. More than that would be hard, as the litter box is in the bathroom, and we otherwise live in a 1BR apartment.
When we brought Cosette home, she hid in the closet for about an hour before wanting to come and play with us. Should we look for a kitty with a similar outgoing personality? Should we be concerned about getting a boy or a girl?