Are some cats never able to tolerate a second cat in the home?
First thing is that a week isn't enough time for a 9 year old cat to adjust to a newbie. Most cats, when placed with new pets, act out, usually because of stress.
And, then, after some time, it slows down, and they go back to normal.
But, there are some cats that never adjust. My cat adjusted to another cat, but they both never really interacted with each other. Once I brought a kitten into the hosue, he spent 4 years HATING him. Never adjusted to him.
So, yes. Some cats wont adjust, but you need to give it a bit longer then a week.
How many cats do you think a person can have before people start to question their mental health?
You really make me laugh sometimes. I have four and I think mine's questionable. I live in a small house. I once knew a woman with about 20 cats, but she was an old woman and they were her life - she took good care of them. They were lucky cats.
edit - Boo, you can't have a pet if you never talk to them and let them answer, come on!
My cats started peeing outside the box and now pee anywhere in my basement. How can I stop this?
Your cats may be ill or perhaps need to be spayed or neutered. Improper elimination is often a symptom of a medical problem. Usually it's a urinary infection and easily treated. These conditions are PAINFUL. So off to the vet!
Litter box problems are very frustrating for all.....human and feline. Here's a link that you might find helpful:
Here's a link to Cat Attract Kitty Litter. Many have had success with this product:
How do Cats and Dogs know which is cat food and which is dog food?
They know, especially dogs. If you leave the cat food bowl on the floor the dog will go after it before it goes for the dog food. Cat food is higher quality ingredients than dog food, and dogs know this because after they try cat food they think it tastes better. Cats usually won't eat the dog food if it is on the floor because of the same reasons. They know the cat food tastes better as well. Here is a solution to keep the dog from eating the cat's food. Put the cat food bowl up on the counter top where the dog can't reach it. Only the cat can jump up there, and the cat won't go near the dogs food bowl on the floor.
I'm assuming you mean fatter by "big". This is because the decrease of hormones sort of messes up the way their systems are originally supposed to work. I can't get technical, I really don't know, but it is just like the reason for them to stop spraying or becoming more docile.
One relation I can think of is when women (human) get menopause, they decrease in estrogen, and commonly gain weight because the metbolism slows.
cats do seem to have multiple lives in certain situations, but obviously if it gets hit by a car its dead. some time in the 90's they did a cruel research on the feet thing and as long as they have enough time to figure out what's going on then yes they do land on their feet. Sometimes when they are playing they'll land on their side, but for the most part yes they do land on their paws
Sorry your hamster died.
I would check your local shelters. There are plenty of cats and kittens in need of homes there.
http://www.petfinder.com/ has where you can look at local cats in your area that need homes. Most are in shelters.
Also, try http://adoptions.petsmart.com/. This site is very similar to Petfinder.com, but you can enter more information on what you are looking for.
You can also check your local PetSmart. Most of their pets are from shelters.