Hi everyone, I'm a first time cat owner, so I would really appreciate any advice you could give me.
I'm seriously considering adopting a 9 month old Maine Coon girl into my home. I already have my Milo, a 3 year old Maine Coon which I have had for almost 2 years now. My question is, would he be happier with a friend Maine Coon? I work for my father's construction company and often work home on my computer in the mornings and run errands and meet customers in the afternoon. This means I have a lot of time to spend with Milo. I play with him every morning, and we hang out together while I work. However, in the past 6 months or so, he seems like he wants to play, but is not satisfied with any toys and ends up being cranky and swatting me and biting my feet while I try to work. He does this at night as well. He also wakes me at 5 am for companionship. When I am not home, my husband says he often cries and moans before finally settling down. These factors make me think he might really benefit from having a feline companion. Especially for play.
Milo is my first cat and I love him so much. I want what is best for him. My vet says he is one of the more demanding cats she has seen - I wouldn't know cause I grew up with dogs. I devote a lot of time to him because I don't have any kids, so he is not lonely for me (except when I leave the house.) People who have met Milo and are experienced with cats say he is one of the most social cats they have met. He gets along fine with my family's dogs that he has encountered and doesn't care much about them, but I am not sure how he would react to a cat.