I was on Facebook the other day and came across a cat that is up for adoption soon and it looks very similar to a cat that I lost. Similar facial markings, similar eye color, similar coat length etc. Obviously I can’t say if it is similar behaviorally, as I haven’t met the cat.
Would you get a pet that is similar to one you lost? I have a friend who always gets one specific breed of dog and they always look the same to me. Unfortunately that particular breed is very prone to cancer and I’m not certain I could do that- as she has lost several over the years.
Part of me was tempted to go look at that cat and maybe see if I could foster it. Part of me says, no way, but then I wonder… Maybe it is a distant relative to my cat. When I found Isabel the cat in the same area that I had found Sarah in, I assumed they were probably related in some way.
My old Bobtail cat has several cousins/relatives living in the woods nearby. All bobtails like her even if they don’t match her coloring- which is my fault for rescuing a male orange tom cat who bolted out the car door and took up residence in the woods nearby. Oops. I did eventually get him neutered (and his son) but it was enough to add some orange kittens to the gene pool.