So Alice is over a year old now and I think it might be a good time to bring another naked kitty into the family. She has a cat around her age to play with, but the cat has hair and I think Alice would like a hairless friend (and I'd love another one too). But my dilemma is, do I get a kitten or a retired breeder? I was leaning toward a retired breeder because they are not only cheaper (money isn't everything) but already socialized, and I could give them a good home to relax in. But if the cat is older, it might find Alice too playful and not want to be around her, and that wouldn't help anything. I even found a retired cat a few hours away. But a kitten would be more playful with Alice and she could bond with it while it was little and they could be buddies, it would also be less likely to already have a bad disposition. My problem is kittens are a lot to handle and I'd hate to adopt a kitten and then start school in a few months and have the poor baby feel neglected. An older cat would be okay if it didn't see me all day. So what do you guys think? Opinions? Thoughts?