Originally Posted by Abymummy
I suppose it all boils down to what you the buyer in Japan wants - a show cat or a pet... if you want a pet, go to the petshops and perhaps get ripped off. If you want a pet/show cat, then do the show rounds, get to know the breeders and eventually get a pet/show cat.
My problem is that I have a nasty habit of just falling in love...
I stumbled across Shinya and it was love at first sight.... Even though I knew that it would be better to go through a breeder, my fate was sealed!
And the same happened with Yuna... I took them home because somewhere inside I knew they were supposed to be with me... (and this is the reason I AVOID petshops if I can because this will keep happening!!
As expensive as pet shop cats can be... sometimes you just get a feeling and you know you're doomed!! Personally though, there are a lot of petstores here I just AVOID. There are some REALLY REALLY bad ones, and all my Japanese friends have a saying, "A pet bought from a store like that can never find happiness."
Whether that's true or not isn't for me to say.. but I will say that there are just some pet stores here that are SO bad, it makes you want to cry.
I am however contemplating another kitten in the not so distant future... And while I'd love to go through a breeder next time, I really do think I want to get a siamese and, while I could be wrong.. I don't think there ARE any siamese breeders here in Japan. They occasionally pop up in pet stores but.. by occasionally I mean practically NEVER. So it looks like if I wanted a siamese, I'd have to go the pet store route...
Unless someone knows of any siamese breeders in Japan?!
I ramble too much... you must excuse me.. I've been staying in the house with the kitties CONSTANTLY since I got back to Japan on Saturday and so I'm pretty starved for company.. especially since the cats are more interested in each other than they are me! (They're asleep right now too..