Will my older cat prefer one new kitty or two?
I have an older cat and we lost his brother a few months ago. I and am considering getting either one or two new cats. I've been hanging out at the humane society looking at cats who are friendly/loving towards other cats. Assuming I even get any new cats at all (I'm still debating), I'm torn about whether to get one new one or two.
One argument is that getting one new cat could give him a new friend while he is lonely. Another argument is that I should get two new cats (like 2 siblings) who will hang out with each other and won't bother him (on the other hand, groups of three never work for friendships and I would hate him to feel like the odd man out).
For anyone who has gone through this, what do you recommend? Which method (one new kitty or two) has worked out better for you?
Thank in advance for your advice.