Question to Cat owners
Saturday, April 01, 2017
First, some back ground. Ananya is the first cat we ever owned. She was a feral kitten that we raised from 3 weeks old. After a year, we felt she needed company during the day when everyone was at work and we rescued a 3 month old that we named Max. Max taught Ananya how to purr and how to play when they were younger. Ananya is now 16 years old and Max, aged 15, crossed the Rainbow Bridge in early December. We had a vet come into the house to put him to sleep. Ananya did sniff him and seemed to understand he was gone. Since then, Ananya has become more vocal and will call (she has one particular meow) to find us several times during the day. Each day it seems to become more often and louder. She used to only do that if we went to bed without telling her first. This morning she was calling so loud she woke me up from a sound sleep. If she is near one of us, she is fine; but, if DH leaves his computer upstairs and comes down to eat, she starts calling.
My question is for experienced cat owners - is she becoming lonely because Max is gone even though they only slept near each other occasionally? What can we do to help her?
We are planning to get a couple of kittens in June after I stop watching grandkids all day. Any advice would be helpful.