I know this is very quick as i've literally just buried my youngest cat Rolo but i'm thinking about the possibility of getting another cat. The only problem is i have a moggy called Todd, he's 18/19 years old so he's a grumpy old man. He's currently the male dominant on the street but the only competition is next doors domestic long hair who's 3 years old but Todd kicks his ass easy. Todd's a laid back old man, aslong as his rank isn't challenged he doesn't hurt other cats. Todd and Rolo didn't have the best relationship, they fought rarely and ignored each other when they weren't fighting, Todd made sure Rolo knew her place. My foster brother says Todd won't be able to handle having another cat around, especially a young one, saying he'll find it hard to keep with it. In my honest opinion i don't think it'll be a problem if we get a very young female who won't try and challenge Todds rank. But i want your opinion before i start begging to be allowed another cat. I'm not a patient person, everyone says i need to wait for Todd to go before we even think of bringing another cat into the picture but he just won't die and i'm eternally greatful for having the oportunity to look after him because he is an amazing character and he's stupidly healthy for his age but at the same time...there's a hole a there. Before Rolo got sick we had the balance of crazy cat (rolo) and old man who looks down in disgust at EVERYTHING (todd). I'm trying not to sound selfish as i know this post could come across like that, i want to have that balance again, Rolo was the cat we spoke about over dinner, we ranted and bitched about her recent adventures and shared a giggle over the latest pickle she ended up in. Todd doesn't get spoken about much because his day is pretty simple...Sleep, eat, take a dump, sit on the drive and accept any challenges from neighbouring cats, sleep, look for a fussing, eat, sleep again, go for a wander, take a dump and finally piss beaks off by hogging the duvet. Its very simple as he is a very old cat. I'm looking on websites at animal shelters near here, just to get an idea of what kind of cats they have for adoption but at the moment they only have old males or young females that can't be placed with other animals. I know what it sounds like but if we're to get another cat i think it'll be best to get a kitten/very young female so she can be taught by Todd and Todd won't think his role is under threat. If i've completely got the wrong end of the stick pleeeease let me know, i'm just trying to think whats best for both Todd and the other cat we could bring into the household.