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Very sad news, second followup (Important!)

July 9th 2015 8:23 pm
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Anyone who read the previous entry needs to know that there has been a development that alters my judgment of the breeder involved. As I said then, after my daughter's new kitten died of FIP less than a month after she received her from the breeder, at that time the woman refused to even consider that she had FIP, and if she did claimed it was acquired it after adoption. She wanted my daughter to bring the dying kitten to her vet (50 miles away) for treatment, or failing that bring her the dead kitten in order to receive a refund. Today she seems to have acquired a heart, and now wants to make good with my daughter, requesting only a copy of the kitten's medical records before sending her a refund. I therefore have to modify my previous caution about doing business with her, since she is now behaving responsibly. Maybe she was just having a bad day. I would still be very careful, and would require a one year health guarantee that specifically covers FIP, and I would also want testing to show the kitten is free of Feline Coronavirus, the precursor to FIP.

Again, here is her information:

Stephanie Walsh
Welhaus Siberians
Victorville, CA
She is registered with TICA

My daughter has the contact information for the other customers buying kittens recently from her, and has emailed all of them, I think the total number is 18. I will post here any future updates from the other customers.

Sorry if I seem to have gone off a little prematurely, you would have reached the same conclusion I did had you read the text message exchanges between them. Remember also that we are talking about my little girl who was being mistreated and cheated. Regardless of their ages or accomplishments, they are ALWAYS daddy's little girls.

As always, do your research and pick a breeder very carefully.

 

Very sad news, followup (long again, duplicate of the one on- Saphira's page)

July 8th 2015 6:52 pm
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Viola's dad again, I'm afraid that the sad news contiues, Jen and Megan had to make that awful decision to end poor Millie's suffering yesterday. The were so heartbroken that they could not watch, but thankfully a really good friend went with them and stayed with her, so her last minutes on earth were spent with a friend. Not only were they of course in tears, but the vet tech broke down too. Even though we sadly only got to meet this sweet kitty one time, you could not help falling in love with her on sight. I will try to add a picture or two of her to Saphira and Viola's pages later.
All this is sad enough, but the behavior of the breeder through all this has been thoroughly despicable, claiming that Millie did not have FIP and that they were killing their kitten by not giving her antibiotics. She also said that if she did have FIP, she did not have it when Jen and Megan received her. This is complete BS, there were no other cats in Jen's home and never have been, and it takes longer than that for the disease to develop. Millie was adopted June 12 and was put to sleep on July 6. No possible way she did not come from the cattery with the virus! She does not have much of a cattery, she lives in a mobile home near us in Victorville, CA. and sells her kittens on Ebay. My daughter contacted this breeder's vet to ask her about the situation, and was told that if she wanted to think about acquiring another Siberian in a few months, she knew a REPUTABLE breeder she could recommend. I am going to identify her to help anyone else in California who might be looking for a Siberian avoid the mistake of getting one from her at all costs:

Stephanie Walsh
Welhaus Siberians
Victorville, CA
She is registered with TICA

Sorry for the rant, but if it helps save some other cat lover from the heartbreak my daughter is going through now it will be worth it. Always be careful and check your breeders out thoroughly!
I want to thank our Catster furiends who have sent prezzies expressing their sympathy over this sad ending to a sweet young kitten's life, over way too soon. I will thank each of you personally after things around her settle down a bit.
I will try and post some much happier entries about the goings on here with our sweet Oci girls soon.

 

Some very sad news... (Long, duplicate of the one on- Saphira's page)

July 7th 2015 9:23 am
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Viola's dad here, we received some devastating news last night. Our oldest daughter Jennifer has a pretty severe case of asthma, so severe that many years ago she had to rehome her two cats with us due to her allergic reaction to them. Last month she and her roommate Megan adopted the cutest little Siberian kitten, about three months old. They were just over the moon over this cute little girl. As you may know, Siberians tend to produce less of the protein in their saliva that triggers allergic reactions in humans, and Millie was causing her no problems. We visited her a few weeks later and Millie was the cutest, sweetest kitten you could ever want.

Our youngest daughter Melanie called last night to give us the terrible news that Millie had been diagnosed with FIP, and was going to be put to sleep today. As most of you know, FIP is a death sentence and Jen told me last night that the kitten had not been eating and is so weak she can barely walk. Jennifer and Megan are just devastated, and Terri and I are just brokenhearted for them. I am getting pretty teary as I write this. There is nothing that can be done for poor little Millie at this point, but a few purrs for Jen and Megan would be nice.

I had already had one sad experience with this horrible disease, many years ago my dad lost a really wonderful big gray shelter kitty to it.

While it is obvious that Millie had the virus before Jen and Megan adopted her, the breeder is being very unhelpful and really pretty cruel to them.

Sorry to be such a downer, but as we have shared with all of our Catster friends the joys that Saphira and Viola have brought into our lives, I felt this was the only online community I frequent where our friends would truly understand and share our grief over the loss of a wonderful little kitten before her life had really even begun...

Terri and Warren, servants to Saphira and Viola

 

OMC! It's My Birthday!!! I'm Four!

May 27th 2015 5:56 pm
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Daddy woke me up this morning with the news that it's my birthday today! Who knew? I am a REALLY smart kitty, but I have trouble reading. I have already gotten lots of prezzies from my great Catster furiends, and my sisfur Saphira and I have had lots of playtime together. We have had lots of fun so far!

We had a great new food for lunch today, it had REAL FISH in it! The pawrents do not let us eat tuna, they say it has something called mercury in it that is really bad for kitties. This new food has a different fish with no mercury and is SOOO good, we LUBS it!

I want to thank all of my Catster pals for their prezzies and good wishes, more to follow!

PURRRRRRR!

 

Meowmy and Daddy's "Gotcha" Day!

December 21st 2014 2:30 am
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We always try to remember our furry furiends' gotcha days, so we think we should do the same for our pawrents: Yesterday was their 40th anniversary. I don't know exactly what that is, but they told us it is something like a gotcha day for us kitties. Anyway, they seemed kind of happy about it, so we are too! We are purring for them, of course.

 

A big "Thank Mew" to all my furiends for their gotcha day- wishes

December 7th 2014 4:04 pm
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The secatary (Daddy) apawlogizes for taking to long to thank all of our wonderpurr furiends for their good wishes and prezzies in honor of my second gotcha day. He claims to have been busy, a likely story!

Anyway, we want to purr thank you to all of these furiends, he hopes he has not left anyone out:

Newman
The family of Mugsy, Taffy (forever loved) ADB#30 and Texas
Maneki Neko & Life of "Pi"
The family of Harley ~ DB #173a, Cody ~ DB #173b and Raj ~ DB #173c
The family of Mac, Angel Ivy, Legolas (Legaly)-Forever Loved, Zander and more!
Beepers and family
The family of Big Harry, My Orange Angel, Patches, Angel Abigail, Angel Zack and more!
Smiley Cassanova
The family of MILO BLUE EYES DB# 73, Smokey Joe Angel Dreamboat #9, SAM Dreamboat In Training #23 and MALLEE DG# 22

We all hope we have not left anyone out, Daddy sometimes furgets things!

 

OMC! Another gotcha day already!

November 12th 2014 1:13 am
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It seems like only yesterday that daddy and meowmy drove down from their home to bring me there to join my big sisfur as part of their furmily, but it was actually two whole years ago! Saphira and I quickly became furiends, and we love chasing each other all over the house, playing fetch with them (I play catch too!), and napping all over the house, especially on their big bed. The grub is pretty good too, and I love the kitty treats! I was a "little" 18 month old overgrown kitten then, and even though I am 3 1/2 now, I still feel and play like a kitten. They really love the fact that I never really grew into my ears, they are still very prominent and they think they are one of my cutest features.

One of the best things has been all the nice furiends I have made here on Catster, and are really happy that after that nasty scare early this year about our Catster community going away, things changed and we are all still here!

 

A really great day to remember and some new (to us) food we- LOVE

July 20th 2014 1:38 pm
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Hi to all my furiends, I want to purr about several things in one entry, since Catster still has some fleas that seem to affect diaries.

Today is the 45th anniversary of a truly great day in history, when a great human named Neil Armstrong became the very first person to put his pawprint on the moon. We all know about the cow who jumped over the moon, but he did not land there. Our human grandpa, who went to the bridge long ago, helped develop the big rocket that took them there, and we are very pawroud of him and everyone who helped make this happen.

Ever since my very picky sisfur Saphira joined the pawrents over two years ago, they have tried to find a healthy canned food she would eat, something better than the Fancy Feast that our breeder fed us and she seems to like. Not a problem for me, I eat almost ANYTHING. They finally found one, it is really healthy and we BOTH love it! It is called Soulistic, and only Petco sells it. Daddy gets the Good Karma Chicken flavor, and it is great! It is on sale until August 9, eight cans for the price of six.

Daddy needs to apawlogize to all of our furiends, I was recently honored with several DDP picks and between all the Catster fleas and being kind of busy he never acknowledged the prezzies and pawmails of concatulations from our furiends. I have hissed and growled at him over this!

Happy purrs to everycat!

 

A day to remember...

June 6th 2014 8:42 pm
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Saphira and I want to remind all kitties and their humans that this is the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion, when a lot of very brave men attacked the army of a very evil man named Hitler. Our human grandpa was one of those men. Even though we never knew him, we are still very pawroud of him, and all those who fought beside him.

 

Meowmy's best birthday prezzie this year...

June 1st 2014 2:08 pm
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As we approached early March, Meowmy and daddy had been suffering from the same depression all of our Catster furiends and their pawrents had experienced, over the imminent closing of our community and loss of all of our profiles and furiends. On February 12 we woke up, and the pawrents began planning their dinner out that evening to catebrate Meowmy's birthday, with the loss of our Catster community still on their minds. Later that day daddy was checking his emails and got really excited, and when he told Meowmy the great mews that our community had been saved, she said that this news was the best birthday present she could have hoped for. Me, I still kind of like the idea of some new kitty toys and treats!

 
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