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post #31 of 40
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I read a book a while back that says if you name your kitties with a name that ends in the sound ee.. than they will most likely come to their name. Lily has come to Lily since she was a baby and I love the fact that I don't have to call her kitty kitty, so that is what I am going for! Stormy just sounds so cute to me.

But as with Lily she didn't have a name for 2 weeks. I just stared at her and it came to me. I could imagine I will do the same with this little guys name
post #32 of 40

I think both Henry and Stormy are cute names. I don't know too many humans named Henry...but I actually have known a girl named Stormy.

I found where my sister got her information about shelter cats. It's in an article in Kittens USA. I was going to type it, but I'm too lazy today :-)
post #33 of 40
My grandfathers name is Henry, but I can't say that I am all that partial to it. I keep seeing some old farm lady calling into the feilds for her husband Henry
post #34 of 40
Thread Starter 
Oh Sandie, that is funny. Now I cannot
get the image out of my head. I think
I may pass on the Henry name.. :laughing2
post #35 of 40
All our babies have papers. Before we made the decision on buying them we inquired about vaccinations and such. They have had their shots. (We have the papers to prove it) They were very playful and appeared to be very sociable and loving. The owners of the pet store take turns letting the animals out to run for a while. (Which I personally thought was nice) So not only did I get to play with all three kittens at once (They have a room made especially for playing with the animals in)... I also got to play with a baby german shepard, terrior, and pomeranian. They were all so adorable and sweet.
Also, its California state law... once you buy a pet you have to take it to the vet for a check-up with in 14 days. I've already called a vet and scheduled an appointment for all three to have their check-up and for various tests to be ran on them.. etc.
I think everything is covered health wise... that was my main concern with buying the kittens. The one and only cat I ever had before these died. So I'm extremely skiddish about their health and I keep a really close eye on them. I can't promise that they are healhty.. but I can promise that I am making sure they are all being well taken care of.. healthy or not.

"Ahhh. A man with a sharp wit. Someone ought to take it away from him before he cuts himself." --Peter da Silva
post #36 of 40
I would like to comment on the original question as to buying the bengal kitten. I am the president of an animal rescue organization. I have many rescues and purebreds - I plan on breeding my Absinnian pair and if we have kittens we decide to sell it will be for approximately $500 for pet quality, more for show. I see nothing wrong with buying a purebred cat from a responsible breeder. It is your choice - $600 is not an outrageous price if the Bengal is show quality - I would check around and DO NOT go to a pet store under any conditions because those cats come from kitten mills - the same as puppy mills. Donna - you have three purebred cats - Fabrege came with a price tag - Moo's cost was over $300 in medical costs and Carly came to you from a breeder who had too many cats - but these cats were bred and they were not rescues, they were placements - not much different from buying a purebred kitten. There is room in this world for every beautiful breed of cat and they should be preserved and treasured - if no one bought them, they could not be bred and the breeds would die out - that would be a sin. I have rescues and most people who eventually get a purebred cat have rescued a cat or more than one and deserve to have the purebred cat they want. If and when I am ready for another Sphynx kitten, I would gladly pay the price for a healthy beautiful baby rather than suffer the heartbreak I suffered from my two babies who struggled for survival for ten months and then died. So, my advice is - follow your heart.
post #37 of 40
Not name your kitties human names? Why Not???

Don't you love them as if they were your children?
Don't you play with them, feed them, cuddle them, talk to them, discipline them, and teach them as if they were little people?

Whoever told you that probably has no cats, or if they do..what are their names?
DoorKnob? RoadSign? BrusselSprout?

Name your babies whatever you think suits them, and makes you happy...
my Cagney and LilyBelle say so too!

post #38 of 40
Just for the record it was stated that "most" catteries have FIP. This is not the case. If you do your homework and find a repsonsable breeder you will not get a cat with FIP,FELV or FIV. There are some I would be weary of but the ratio to catteries with a good program is probably higher. I certainly do not have FIP,FELV or FIV in my cattery.
post #39 of 40
I too have 4 pure breed cats that I bought. Three Maine Coons and one Ragdoll. I also have 12 cats that are rescued. There is nothing wrong with buying a pure bred. I do strongly agree with Rene that no animal should be bought from a pet store. I will not even buy pet supplies from a pet store that sells animals. That will not get any of my money. That are plenty of reputible breeders out there, just do your homework first. Go to the person's home if you can and check out the cattery. Anyway, I am not going to preach, I too feel you should follow your heart.
post #40 of 40
Okay....after reading this whole thread, I of course have to add in MY two cents worth... (and that's probably about what my advice is worth...2 cents!!!) :laughing:
But anyway....I for one could never afford to pay 600 dollars for a cat, so of course I think it is outrageously expensive, but if I had that kind of money, and really wanted a bengal, I would get it...no matter what anyone else thought. But only if i had that kind of money to spare.
I have such adorable kittens here, that I am willing to give away, and it is hard to imagine someone paying that price for one...but those Bengals ARE adorable!!! I wish I had one!!!!
Some of my friends think I spend too much money on my pets....I bought two hedgehogs at 65 dollars each, and if I could get a white hedgehog, I would spend the going rate of 125....so I do understand where you are coming from, shannon....sometimes you want something so bad, you just have to have it! Good luck with your decision, and please let us know what you decide!!
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