Have you ever looked on TCS looking for a cat to buy or rescue? I did, just this morning, do you think I shall succeed? Besides TCS, and besides your local shelter, where else would you go to look for a specific breed of cat? How many cats would you absolutely draw the line at as far as being in your home? What is the highest amount of money you have ever paid for a cat or would pay for a cat?
I swear I dont know Lee nor do I bribe him!
But I really do appreciate the points. I am working hard to catch up to the leaders!
I have looked on TCS for a cat, but I dont know if it was to buy really, I think I was really just teasing myself and window shopping. I am really partial to long-hair breeds of cats, and there are color combinations that really intrigue me! Most recently I have thought I would like to have a blue-eyed ragamuffin. I have also looked at the rescues and fosters up for adoption on here. But really, I have 3 cats already and fosters myself, so I dont know if I have physical room for more but one can dream!
Over three years ago we adopted a cat from our local shelter, that is what brought me to TCS originally. I admit to reading the newspapers to check out the cats and dogs on there. Sometimes I think I just like to tease myself, but I always think the perfect animal is going to be placed there on the day I dont look and I'd feel guilty! Although, I think I already own the perfect pets
I have also researched the internet looking for dogs and cats. For dogs, my family is partial to Newfoundlands and English Spinger Spaniels. What a mix huh? Our current Newf is coming up on his 8th birthday and we have been thinking of adding an addition in the future. As for cats... I am always on the web researching catteries. My only problem is I love so many different breeds, from Himalayans, to Siberians, to Maine Coons and Norwegian Forrest Cats, to Ragamuffins and even the curly haired breeds! ROFL How could I ever choose just one? They're like potato chips!
Well, like I said, we have 3 resident cats now, but one foster/orphan kitten at the moment. This year we have fostered two mom cats and their kittens, and their stay overlapped for a few weeks, at that point there were my three plus two adult mommas and nine kittens combined between them. Yikes. But permanently, I'd say we are getting close to our quota. I have room in my heart for a gaggle of cats, but kitty-litter wise, we have to draw the line somewhere! MAYBE, if I had to pick an absolute number - it would be four... or five... but I'm happy with 3 which leaves room for fosters.
As for what I would pay for a cat. Gulp. A while back I wanted a Mini-Kitty in the WORST way. But with the 3000 dollar price tag I think it was just way beyond my reach. Really anything in the thousand dollar range is steep, even for a dog (and I did say I want a newf...) But it is surprising what people pay. I guess it's hard to say. When it comes to buying a dog or a cat, you need to do your homework, you cant shop for bargains. For the most part, you really do get what you pay for when it comes to Back Yard Breeder / Puppy Mill prices as opposed to responsible breeders who run the proper tests, wait the appropriate times between litters, feed quality food and are sure their parents are healthy and up to date on vet care.
Sigh. I guess I've gone on enough.