I totally understand this.
I understand how you feel, and canâ€™t pay hundreds of dollars for a purebred cat to breed, or put that effort because you have a family. And I understand how it hurts that no one thinks cats should have kittens anymore. Butâ€¦ the more you talk to these people, the more you understand why.
My tabby, (snobby) was my cat when I was a child. (youth) And it was ok to let them out, breed and just sell the kittens to anyone. The sad thing is, I read in the papers such bad things people do to these kittensâ€¦ there are so many abusive people out there, who have bought little kittens, beat them, because they like to climb up their leg because they are too small to jump, or go in heat are are really annoying. its so sad how people think and then get rid of them because they donâ€™t like them anymore. There are people who buy cheap kittens for their dog to rip apart. I have read some really scary things in the paper that happens to kittens I donâ€™t even want to mention here. So to breed and sell kittens to strangers for cheap, you have no idea who they are, or what would happen. Or you could do what I did and keep them or give them to family. but... it seems to never turn out good.
But I had a tabby when I was a child. And back then, all my cats could go outside sometimes. And I let her have kittens, spaying was to expensive at the time for me, so we just kicked her out when she was in heat. she had 2 boys and a girl. She was a good mother, but like your tabby she is a VERY MEAN CAT to ANYOTHER cat. We gave the girl kitten to my uncle, who one day lost her. and we kept the 2 boys. When the boys grew up she completely ignored them, she never went near them, and they would fight if they did. One day Both my boys ran away together. I guess they had enough of her. They were unhappy. And if I didnâ€™t let them outside sometimes they would still be unhappy and stuck with her.
Iâ€™m luckyâ€¦ my aunt would go to peoples houseâ€™s selling AVON, and she saw both my boy cats. She asked where did you get those cats, and the lady said she found them by the garbage at the mall (close to my house) and they were so thin, and starving. When I had them they were big and fat, and she got them fat again. My aunt called them by their name and they cameâ€¦ So I am so lucky, they could be dead if that woman didnâ€™t find them. But there are SO MANY adult cats with out homes. For stupid reasons that we can prevent today if we only cared enough. Today snobby is 14 years old. And she is no longer snobbyâ€¦ since she is the only cat of the house, the house is hers, and she is a happy cat. When I moved out I wanted to take my cat, but my mother said no, she stays here because she is old and the move would be hard on her, and she is so happy. So I never took her. But I got new cats. They are half breeds and I took them because I knew they couldnâ€™t find a home. But thatâ€™s a different story.
I only tell you this to know what might happen, or you can try it yourself. The choice is yoursâ€¦ but just know I tell you my story, because it hurts so much looking back, I had no idea what I put my cats through..