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I'm sure this will bore the heck out of everybody, but I've got to brag on my new babies!<br><br>
I've been planning on getting a pedigreed British Shorthair kitten but couldn't bring myself to do it - It didn't feel right to me that I'd spend that much money ($600 - $1200) on a kitten with a list of people pages long that wanted it, when there are so many cats that need homes.<br><br>
So -- today I adopted 2 cats, they're around 1 year old. They had to go together, and that's what kept them from finding a home - even in separate cages they were crooning and broken hearted for one another!<br><br>
It was beginning to look like they might live out their lives in a cage, but at least they'd be together - nonetheless, they needed a family. The place I adopted them from is letting us do a 'trial' to make sure they're right for our home. After 6 hours with us, they're already a part of our family!<br><br>
They've actually been pretty priveledged, as far as 'rescued' pets go - they were kept secretly by a bunch of girls at a local college, stashed in the dorm. They'd been spayed and neutered and had regular vet checks. The girls got busted, so the cats had to go! Now they're here! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Hey, congratulations!<br><br>
Young kiddos don't tend to do very well with kittens anyhow. How nice that you have gotten two, they'll keep eachother company! We adopted a 6 year old retired showcat a few months ago and she is FANTASTIC with the kiddos!<br><br>
I too enjoy a pedigreed animal (I LOVE persian cats, and have shown retired--altered persians in premiership which is an experience <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> ). What I have done is adopt older cats which are retired from their breeding program. And, if you are interested in having a show experience, there are many breeders out there who will adopt out an older top show cat to a show/pet home to be shown in the altered division (premiership). You actually probably would have better luck with a shorthaired breed even...as they require less work to ready for the showhall <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> . They generally will either place an adult in a home, or charge a small adoption fee to cover the cost of the spay/neuter.
 
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