When we were ready to adopt a cat we were hoping to get someone with cuddly personality, because I just went through a personal loss... Instead we ended up with a scared kitty who came from an abusive hoarders situation. He is really scared of hands (ironically) and it took us almost a month to get him to not be terrified of us. Now I am very happy we adopted him, even though at the beginning I was really worried for his life, because he didn't want to eat anything. He is eating now and I know he will eventually come around and we will pet him soon. I can just see it. So, when we were looking at all the kitties and saw him, we were told that he has a brother at the same place. But the brother was so scared that we couldn't even look at him or touch him. When our kitty was having problems with eating, the foster lady mentioned about the brother again thinking to maybe bring his brother to see how he reacts. I was not sure we can have 2 cats in our household but can't stop thinking about that little scarred kitty that nobody will probably ever adopt... One side of me says that if we adopt a second cat he/she has to be more friendly. On the other hand I feel like our kitty has to be with his brother, they even stayed in one cage after being rescued for a while. My question to everybody is this. What would you do? Adopt his brother, get another kitty with friendlier personality or just have one kitty and work on socializing him first? Has anybody had to make this choice? Or have you adopted 2 scared kitties? We are just so worried to have a house full of scared cats! Here is Richi before and after 1 month since we took him.