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Today's KatKwiz was about pedigreed cats
.Do you have pedigreeds cats; why or why not? What major differences, if any, have you noticed between pedigreed cats and others? Do you think others consider it a status symbol to have pedigreed cats? For those of you that got your cats at a rescue center, did you notice many pedigreed cats? If everything else were equal, would your choice of a cat also be equal (pedigreed over moggy)?
You should never have changed the KatKwery standings page to have KatKwery follow the mouse! I just got totally hypnotized playing with it.
I do not have pedigree cats. Why? Well, one, I only have one cat, is why!
She happens to be a pound kitty.
Now, before I make enemies on here answering the rest of the questions, I feel very passionately about RESCUING pets instead of buying. In fact, my favorite and best Speech class assignment was exactly that. I even said, if for whatever (ridiculous) reason you are dead set on a purebred, RESCUE it. There are tons of breed rescues out there. So, keep that in mind as you read the rest!
So, why don't I have pedigree cats? Because they are not worth it. In fact, I think it's terrible that people would do such a thing. I don't like breeders. (No offense to breeders!!) There are so many homeless cats out there... And then to charge so much for a pet?? I mean, I can't imagine trying to make money of a living, breathing, darling animal! The only time I ever gave up a pet, I could never charge the person. I couldn't make money of another soul! And besides, by nature of being purebred, they are inbred. A good breeder will be careful and not have their money makers TOO inbred, but they still are. That means that you pay an obscene amount of money for a cat that is likely to be less healthy.
Other than the level of health and obvious DESIRED birth defects (squished noses, hair in the eyes), there's not much difference in pedigree versus mixed cats. Another reason I'd never buy a cat. They're all sweet, loving darlings (except for those that are too inbred and have some mental issues, I've seen lots of those) that deserve GOOD homes, and to be loved for who they are and not how much they cost.
Oh, I definitely think it's considered a status symbol. Why else would people do it? You can find most purebred cats in shelters and rescues- oh, but THEY aren't pedigree! OOoo... So it must be for status, because looks and health and personality are others as similar as can be.
Heh, I got my kitty at the pound, but I didn't notice any purebreds. Not because they weren't there, but becaues I wouldn't recognize one if it were in front of me with a sign on it!
I know Evie was in a cage with two siamese looking kitties. Not sure if that's considered "pure bred", since I know I have a feral and foster that are siamese and their parents aren't, so not sure the genetics behind that.
Sure, if all were equal, my choice would be "equal". I would consider who needed me the most, and of those who I thought would be the best fit for our home. Of course, the way I see it, all kitties are equal in that sense already. Just most "pedigree" cats at a breeder don't need a home- they're not at risk of death!