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The Art of Being Clueless

If I were for sale...

February 4th 2011 7:56 am
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Well, I'm priceless! And I'm not for sale. And Catster rightly doesn't allow you to advertise your cats for sale, although they do seem to like it when you offer to adopt out your beloved pet (don't quite understand why they want cats with furrever homes to be adopted out, but whatever). Anyway, Chibi was doing some calculations, and she figured out that, even if you ignore the usual vet fees and food and litter costs, I have probably cost Mommy about $6000 in cat show fees. I was not terribly expensive, even by U.S. standards--about $800--but cat shows are expensive, and it's important for a breeder to stay in the loop by going to cat shows. So, for all of you who think that all breeders are in it for the money--a big har har har to that. Not that we're asking for charity, just that people understand why we laugh hysterically when people ask us if we can make a living by breeding.


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Purred by: Baltster 1990 ~ 2011 (Catster Member)

February 4th 2011 at 11:12 am

I can imagine it would be tough. Also living with intact pets also poses it's own problems and as you say you have to attend shows to stay in the loop. Boy when Raza went into heat she howled and howled all night it was hard to sleep the humans wouldn't let her go outside and she wanted to, they were fighting all the time about that. Raza meowing and the humans saying no. Then she fooled them and stayed quiet for a week ha she was out. Then it was the stress when she had Sam and Mr D ....Vet visits at 1am because she had a kitten stuck. Then back to the vets in the morning to check all is well at our usual clinic since it was such a rough night. I can imagine it isn't easy.

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