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A Sad Decision

post #1 of 30
Thread Starter 
Due to recent health concerns on my part, I have been forced to make the very sad decision to discontinue breeding. Lexus and Pearl were both taken in this morning to be spayed and once Tonka fulfills a prior service obligation, he too will go in for his neutering appointment. *sigh*

I am saddened by this, but it is for the best. Maybe someday, I can get back into it, but now is just not that time.
post #2 of 30
Oh dear, Gaye...really? I'm sorry you were forced to make such a decision in the first place, but your health must take precedence. If you need a shoulder, mine is always available.

I sincerely hope that you feel better soon!
post #3 of 30
Oh Gaye, I am so sorry I know this was a very tough decision for you to make, but like you said, maybe in the future you can pick it up again. Right now, you need to focus on getting YOU better and I commend you for making that decision.
post #4 of 30
Gaye I am sorry to hear this. You made a very tough decision. Just know that TCS is here for you!
post #5 of 30
I'm really sorry Gaye you have been an inspiration to me and I am so sad to hear this news. I know this was a tough decision for you to make but you really need to focus on yourself right now. I hope you feel better soon
post #6 of 30
Thread Starter 
Thanks, y'all. I have been crying for two days about it. I know that sounds silly, but this truly was a really long-time dream for me. I have such a deep love for the Old-Style Siamese and truly wanted to do something to further awareness about their plight. I have had three healthy, gorgeous litters out of Tonk and Lex and the people who have those babies couldn't be happier with their choices. I know I will always have this to look back upon and be proud of that accomplishment.

It really was a good time for Lex to retire. The poor little girl has been through 4 estrus cycles back-to-back since right after Thanksgiving and she is so thin at the moment. She doesn't eat, she doesn't sleep, she just paces in a figure-8 between the kitchen and the living room and she has lost so much weight. So, I know this is the best thing for her too.
post #7 of 30
I know it's a hard decision, but your health affects the kitties health and well being.
post #8 of 30
Oh Gayef, I'm sorry to hear about your health and having to give up breeding at this time. Wanted to let you know that you've made a bigger impact then just the litters. You've been and I sure will continue to be a voice of wisdom when it comes to our mutual passion of Traditional Siamese.

Speaking personally, you took the time to speak with me one on one. And what you shared, taught, corrected, etc., I'm forever grateful.
post #9 of 30
well now who am I going to get my Meezer from?? I'm sorry you've had to make this decision
post #10 of 30
Your health (and kitty's) come first. I'm sad you had to make this decision, but your experience and contribution to the cat fancy, on this site and elsewhere, its much appreciated.
post #11 of 30
My thoughts and prayers go out to you! We are here if you need us.
post #12 of 30
I love the look of your cats - I have always been a fan of the traditonal look, though never owned one. I am sorry you have give up the breeding programme, but you have brought joy into so many hearts in what you have done. Good luck with the health - that always comes first, and then try and relax and enjoy your kitties.
post #13 of 30
Gaye, I am so sorry to hear this. I hope your health improves quickly and I hope Lexie is feeling better too. I'm sure you'll be able to get back into your passion for old-style siamese soon. Take care of yourself!
post #14 of 30
Oh, NO! Gaye I am so sorry to hear you have to take a leave from your dream! I do hope this will only be temp and you are able to pick up where you left off from shortly. I am so sad you were even faced with having to make the decision. I wish there were some thing I could say or do to make things better. The old style siamese has lost some one very special, and I hope it's not for long. I don't think I could be more upset that you have made this decision then if it was me that had made it, I truely am at a loss for words.
I hope you can find an outlet for your love of these wonderful cats, like solaritybangles, after she made the decision to stop breeding after meeka lost her kittens, she went another way with her love and awareness of the breed by doing a project, mabey you can still find a way to spread your knowledge and share their awareness with others, in a way that isn't as time consuming as breeding. It will help ease your mind of not being able to breed, and still get your very important message and knowledge out there.
Take care of your self, the sooner you do the sooner you may be able to get back to breeding. I will be looking forward to hearing you are feeling well, and getting a new girl to start your passion back up with!
post #15 of 30
Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear this- we're all here for you
post #16 of 30
Sorry to read that. I hope tha you and lexus will be better soon.
post #17 of 30
I'm sooo sorry. But your health condition comes first. Besides, whatever it is, if you keep the goal of a future day of being able to get back into the swing of things, it will give you good incentative

Will keep you in our prayers.
post #18 of 30
I am sorry to hear this Gaye *BIG HUGS* but you can always come back to it..and right now your health and your girls health is number one.
post #19 of 30
I am sorry you had to make this decision in the first place.And I know it must have been hard on you since it's ben a long time dream.
Sending MANY healthy vibes your way!!!
post #20 of 30
You have obviously thought this through very hard and very long, and you are right you must look after yourself. I am a great believer in the saying "as one door closes, another opens"
Take time for you and your kits We are all behind you 100 mega %

post #21 of 30
What a difficult decision, I'm so sorry! Fortunately you'll still have your babies to love
post #22 of 30
I am so sorry to read this - you were one of the people that made me realise that breeders aren't bad people, and that there is justification for responsible, reputable breeders. I do hope your health probs arent too serious and that you can get back into things again soon. In the meantime, I think Celestialrag's idea is a good one.
post #23 of 30

Wow, sad news indeed. I know how much your cats and the breeding means to you. It's good that you are able to keep your cats with you, I'm sure they will give you much comfort.
I wish you the very best health wise and I truly hope you can return to breeding again very soon.

PM me if you want to talk about it!

post #24 of 30
I'm sorry. I can tell how much this means to you and I hope that your health improves soon. Be sure to get some extra !
post #25 of 30
Gaye....I and my semi-way-way down deep moogiemeezer Habenaro are here for you.

Lots of Hugs.

post #26 of 30
may the time be right again for you
post #27 of 30
Oh Gaye! I'm so sorry to hear about your health. Mega vibes that we can get you well. TCS vibes are the greatest. I'm very glad, though, that your kitties get to stay with you, and I hope they give you the greatest comfort! Hugs! Kim
post #28 of 30
I am so sorry you are having to take a leave from breeding. I realize a lot of background work goes into choosing the cats to breed. I'm sure the 3 litters you produced are spreading much happiness every day.

Feel better soon, Gaye. And know that by sharing your knowledge here with all us TCS catlovers, you have made life better for untold kitties all around the world. (((Gayef)))
post #29 of 30
Gaye I am so sorry to hear you have to give up breeding. I know how much of a passion it was for you. I am the same way with my persians. (((((GAYE))))) Here are vibes for you and your kitties. Your health and the kitties come first. (((((GAYE)))))
post #30 of 30
Get better soon...so you can begin your dream...again..*hugs
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