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jordy
December 9th 06, 09:02 PM
My mom wants wants to get a cat that is short haired and will do
well in a 1 person apartment ... what breed of cats would you recommend
as best suited for that enviorment? thanks...


-"Jordy"

Claude V. Lucas
December 9th 06, 09:09 PM
In article om>,
jordy > wrote:
>
>
> My mom wants wants to get a cat that is short haired and will do
>well in a 1 person apartment ... what breed of cats would you recommend
>as best suited for that enviorment? thanks...
>
>
> -"Jordy"
>

A pound kitty.

Walk the rows and let one pick her...

Cheryl
December 9th 06, 09:13 PM
On Sat 09 Dec 2006 04:02:17p, jordy wrote in
rec.pets.cats.health+behav
ups.com>:

>
>
> My mom wants wants to get a cat that is short haired and
> will do well in a 1 person apartment ... what breed of cats
> would you recommend as best suited for that enviorment?
> thanks...
>
>
> -"Jordy"
>
>

The most versatile breed and does well in any situation is Domestic
Short Hair. Two variations are also nice breeds, Domestic Medium
Hair and Domestic Long Hair.

Seriously, though, any cat will do and the most important
characteristic is that they "click" together. Can your mom go
visit a shelter or a rescue group facility and see the cats that
need homes? In the US, most PetSmarts and PetCo stores have rescue
group adoption functions on the weekends. If you are in the US, the
best way to find out where these events are taking place is to go
to http://www.petfinder.org and put in your zip code. It will
return the animal rescue groups in your area, and further clicking
should lead you to "adoption events" or at least a phone number to
call to find out how to meet their cats.

Good luck.

--
Cheryl

lisa in mass.
December 9th 06, 09:17 PM
jordy wrote...

>
>
> My mom wants wants to get a cat that is short haired
> and will do
> well in a 1 person apartment ... what breed of cats would
> you recommend as best suited for that enviorment? thanks...

british shorthair? they're a calm breed. see:
http://www.fanciers.com/breed-faqs/british-sh-faq.html

-lisa

Buddy's Mom
December 9th 06, 09:49 PM
Maine Coons are a wonderful breed, but aren't exactly short haired, but
mine doesn't seem to shed that much. I think the important thing is to
NOT get a kitten for her. Pick out one that is at least 2-3 years old
and one that bonds with her.

lisa in mass. wrote:
> jordy wrote...
>
> >
> >
> > My mom wants wants to get a cat that is short haired
> > and will do
> > well in a 1 person apartment ... what breed of cats would
> > you recommend as best suited for that enviorment? thanks...
>
> british shorthair? they're a calm breed. see:
> http://www.fanciers.com/breed-faqs/british-sh-faq.html
>
> -lisa

Eva Quesnell
December 9th 06, 10:08 PM
On Sat, 9 Dec 2006, Claude V. Lucas wrote:

> In article om>,
> jordy > wrote:
>>
>>
>> My mom wants wants to get a cat that is short haired and will do
>> well in a 1 person apartment ... what breed of cats would you recommend
>> as best suited for that enviorment? thanks...
>>
>>
>> -"Jordy"
>>
>
> A pound kitty.
>
> Walk the rows and let one pick her...

Absolutely! The best kitty is a pound kitty. Your mom gets
companionship. A kitty's life is saved. Win-win. Do walk the rows.
Pick the slightly more mature cat who puts his paw through the cage to
reach out for love. :)

Eva

lisa in mass.
December 9th 06, 10:16 PM
maine coons can really shed, especially in fall and spring.
their fine undercoat floats through the air in our house,
getting into everything.

-lisa


Buddy's Mom wrote...

> Maine Coons are a wonderful breed, but aren't exactly short
> haired, but mine doesn't seem to shed that much. I think
> the important thing is to NOT get a kitten for her. Pick
> out one that is at least 2-3 years old and one that bonds
> with her.
>
> lisa in mass. wrote:
>> jordy wrote...
>>
>> >
>> >
>> > My mom wants wants to get a cat that is short haired
>> > and will do
>> > well in a 1 person apartment ... what breed of cats
>> > would you recommend as best suited for that enviorment?
>> > thanks...
>>
>> british shorthair? they're a calm breed. see:
>> http://www.fanciers.com/breed-faqs/british-sh-faq.html
>>
>> -lisa
>
>

jordy
December 9th 06, 11:43 PM
lisa in mass. wrote:
> jordy wrote...
>
> >
> >
> > My mom wants wants to get a cat that is short haired
> > and will do
> > well in a 1 person apartment ... what breed of cats would
> > you recommend as best suited for that enviorment? thanks...
>
> british shorthair? they're a calm breed. see:
> http://www.fanciers.com/breed-faqs/british-sh-faq.html
>
> -lisa

thanks for your responces everyone... I appreciate it...


-"Jordy"

Claude V. Lucas
December 10th 06, 12:03 AM
In article >,
Eva Quesnell > wrote:
>On Sat, 9 Dec 2006, Claude V. Lucas wrote:
>
>> In article om>,
>> jordy > wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> My mom wants wants to get a cat that is short haired and will do
>>> well in a 1 person apartment ... what breed of cats would you recommend
>>> as best suited for that enviorment? thanks...
>>>
>>>
>>> -"Jordy"
>>>
>>
>> A pound kitty.
>>
>> Walk the rows and let one pick her...
>
>Absolutely! The best kitty is a pound kitty. Your mom gets
>companionship. A kitty's life is saved. Win-win. Do walk the rows.
>Pick the slightly more mature cat who puts his paw through the cage to
>reach out for love. :)
>

That's how Bubba picked me...

http://www.sonic.net/~claudel/Bubba/Bubba.html

Petzl
December 10th 06, 12:21 AM
"jordy" > wrote in message
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||| jordy wrote...
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|||| and will do
|||| well in a 1 person apartment ... what breed of cats would
|||| you recommend as best suited for that enviorment? thanks...
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||| british shorthair? they're a calm breed. see:
||| http://www.fanciers.com/breed-faqs/british-sh-faq.html
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||| -lisa
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|| thanks for your responces everyone... I appreciate it...
||
||
|| -"Jordy"

The shortest hair cat I reckon would be a "Devon Rex" or "Cornish Rex"
http://tinyurl.com/yaosz7


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December 10th 06, 03:21 AM
No need to get a breed. The common domestic shorthair will do and they
come in all colors - grey, black, brown, orange and striped. Go to a
shelter (www.petfinder.com will give you a comprehensive list of
shelters in your area), find a knowledgeable volunteer and ask her to
help you find a mellow, short-haired cat who would do well in an
apartment situation. If the person you are talking to doesn't seem to
know the cats very well - ask around until you find someone who does
and can help you make a good match for your mom. She'll be doing a
wonderful thing by adopting an adult shelter kitty and should feel very
good about herself - and get a loving and grateful companion at the
same time. It's a win-win for everyone.

Eva Quesnell
December 10th 06, 03:58 PM
On Sat, 10 Dec 2006, Claude V. Lucas wrote:

> In article >,
> Eva Quesnell > wrote:
>> On Sat, 9 Dec 2006, Claude V. Lucas wrote:
>>
>>> In article om>,
>>> jordy > wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> My mom wants wants to get a cat that is short haired and will do
>>>> well in a 1 person apartment ... what breed of cats would you recommend
>>>> as best suited for that enviorment? thanks...
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -"Jordy"
>>>>
>>>
>>> A pound kitty.
>>>
>>> Walk the rows and let one pick her...
>>
>> Absolutely! The best kitty is a pound kitty. Your mom gets
>> companionship. A kitty's life is saved. Win-win. Do walk the rows.
>> Pick the slightly more mature cat who puts his paw through the cage to
>> reach out for love. :)
>>
>
> That's how Bubba picked me...
>
> http://www.sonic.net/~claudel/Bubba/Bubba.html

Awww, Bubba is bu-bu-bu-beautiful!

Eva

pannah
December 10th 06, 04:41 PM
"jordy" > wrote in message
ups.com...
>
>
> My mom wants wants to get a cat that is short haired and will do
> well in a 1 person apartment ... what breed of cats would you recommend
> as best suited for that enviorment? thanks...
>
>
> -"Jordy"
>

she shouldn't be concered with type of cat, just get the one closest to
being put down at animal control.

bookie
December 10th 06, 11:48 PM
jordy wrote:
> My mom wants wants to get a cat that is short haired and will do
> well in a 1 person apartment ... what breed of cats would you recommend
> as best suited for that enviorment? thanks...
>
>
> -"Jordy"
get a black one from a shelter, people rarely adopt the black ones (for
some bizarre reason, as the shed hairs from black cats don't show up on
clothes and things as much as from paler pussies) and so it is always
the black ones looking for homes and the last to get picked in
shelters. And get an older one too, they are much calmer and more laid
back than young kitties, and of course these are again the ones which
shelters find hardest to re-home (because of their age)

so that's settled then; an older black cat from a rescue shelter,
unless of course there is another one who has been there longer and is
more needy, and then just adopt both of them.

sorted B

bookie
December 10th 06, 11:49 PM
jordy wrote:
> My mom wants wants to get a cat that is short haired and will do
> well in a 1 person apartment ... what breed of cats would you recommend
> as best suited for that enviorment? thanks...
>
>
> -"Jordy"
get a black one from a shelter, people rarely adopt the black ones (for
some bizarre reason, as the shed hairs from black cats don't show up on
clothes and things as much as from paler pussies) and so it is always
the black ones looking for homes and the last to get picked in
shelters. And get an older one too, they are much calmer and more laid
back than young kitties, and of course these are again the ones which
shelters find hardest to re-home (because of their age)

so that's settled then; an older black cat from a rescue shelter,
unless of course there is another one who has been there longer and is
more needy, and then just adopt both of them.

sorted B

Ron Herfurth
December 11th 06, 04:53 PM
"Claude V. Lucas" > wrote in message
...
> In article om>,
> jordy > wrote:
>>
>>
>> My mom wants wants to get a cat that is short haired and will do
>>well in a 1 person apartment ... what breed of cats would you recommend
>>as best suited for that enviorment? thanks...
>>
>>
>> -"Jordy"
>>
>
> A pound kitty.
>
> Walk the rows and let one pick her...



Better yet, walk the rows till one of the cats picks her.
ron

CatNipped
December 11th 06, 10:44 PM
"lisa in mass." > wrote in message
. ..
> maine coons can really shed, especially in fall and spring.
> their fine undercoat floats through the air in our house,
> getting into everything.
>
> -lisa

Yep. My Sammy is a rescue, like all my masters, but if I had to guess from
size, coloring, and temperment I would say she is 99.9999999999% Maine Coon,
and she sheds "PRODIGIOUSLY*. On the good side, for being a long-haired
cat, she needs very little brushing and doesn't get but maybe one or two
mats a year in her hair (usually in her "britches" area).

Hugs,

CatNipped

>
>
> Buddy's Mom wrote...
>
>> Maine Coons are a wonderful breed, but aren't exactly short
>> haired, but mine doesn't seem to shed that much. I think
>> the important thing is to NOT get a kitten for her. Pick
>> out one that is at least 2-3 years old and one that bonds
>> with her.
>>
>> lisa in mass. wrote:
>>> jordy wrote...
>>>
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > My mom wants wants to get a cat that is short haired
>>> > and will do
>>> > well in a 1 person apartment ... what breed of cats
>>> > would you recommend as best suited for that enviorment?
>>> > thanks...
>>>
>>> british shorthair? they're a calm breed. see:
>>> http://www.fanciers.com/breed-faqs/british-sh-faq.html
>>>
>>> -lisa
>>
>>
>

Lesley
December 12th 06, 12:05 AM
bookie wrote:
> get a black one from a shelter, people rarely adopt the black ones (for
> some bizarre reason, as the shed hairs from black cats don't show up on
> clothes and things as much as from paler pussies) and so it is always
> the black ones looking for homes and the last to get picked in
> shelters.

Until a few months after I took in my two waifs and strays (Not quite I
always say they were "Pre-rescued" since the woman who had their mum
was going to give them to a pet shop/shelter if she couldn't find a
home for them) I wasn't aware of this. To me, 2 kittens needed a home
and as I had a vacancy due to losing our beloved Isis I didn't much
care what colour they were, they were kittens in need of a home that I
could provide. Then I read an article in a paper that said 60-70% of
all cats in shelters are black..I checked with my step nieces partner
who works for dog/cat rescue and she told me its true...

Lesley

Slave of the Fabulous Furballs

Lynne
December 12th 06, 12:49 AM
on Tue, 12 Dec 2006 00:05:24 GMT, "Lesley" > wrote:

> Until a few months after I took in my two waifs and strays (Not quite I
> always say they were "Pre-rescued" since the woman who had their mum
> was going to give them to a pet shop/shelter if she couldn't find a
> home for them) I wasn't aware of this. To me, 2 kittens needed a home
> and as I had a vacancy due to losing our beloved Isis I didn't much
> care what colour they were, they were kittens in need of a home that I
> could provide. Then I read an article in a paper that said 60-70% of
> all cats in shelters are black..I checked with my step nieces partner
> who works for dog/cat rescue and she told me its true...

I never knew this, either. One of my most beloved cats was black. He died
many years ago. If I ever get a cat from a shelter, I will go for a black
one without hesitation. My current 2 were ferals from the woods, so color
was never an option.

--
Lynne

http://picasaweb.google.com/what.the.hell.is.it/

bookie
December 12th 06, 01:36 AM
Lynne wrote:
> on Tue, 12 Dec 2006 00:05:24 GMT, "Lesley" > wrote:
>
> > Until a few months after I took in my two waifs and strays (Not quite I
> > always say they were "Pre-rescued" since the woman who had their mum
> > was going to give them to a pet shop/shelter if she couldn't find a
> > home for them) I wasn't aware of this. To me, 2 kittens needed a home
> > and as I had a vacancy due to losing our beloved Isis I didn't much
> > care what colour they were, they were kittens in need of a home that I
> > could provide. Then I read an article in a paper that said 60-70% of
> > all cats in shelters are black..I checked with my step nieces partner
> > who works for dog/cat rescue and she told me its true...
>
> I never knew this, either. One of my most beloved cats was black. He died
> many years ago. If I ever get a cat from a shelter, I will go for a black
> one without hesitation. My current 2 were ferals from the woods, so color
> was never an option.
>
> --
colour really is not a consideration for me normally I just go fro the
one who has been inthe shelterlongest as I assume that is the one other
people have been overlooking and will be hardest to rehome unless I
take it home, not really bothered if it is friendly either (well who
would be if they were stuck in a pen in a cat shelter all day long?
they usually cheer up when they have settled in your house anyway and
show their true character). I currently have a tortie and white, you
yanks call it a calico i believe, I was dithering at the time between
her and a black tom cat. I wanted to take both home but they were not
compatible in the socialising room so we decided nto to push it and I
took jessie the calico home by herself. What swung it for me was that
she was older and was on medication for hyperthyroidism and I decided
that this would make it harder for her to be rehomed than the other one
who did not have these complications, so I took jessie. When i rang the
shelter later to report on jessie's progress I asked about the black
cat and was relieved to find he had been homed fairly quickly after i
left despite his colour with another cat as a companion.

if faced with the same situation again i do not know what i would do, i
obviously would not change jessie for anything (except maybe her talent
for covering everything she goes near with white hairs, thats somethign
you do not get with black cats and a definite plus point in their
favour) but knowing how hard it is for shelters to rehome black cats i
think I will be keen to pick one next time, even if it does not have
the usual off-putting medical and behavioural complications which I
normally go for. That's the dilemma; if faced with the choice between a
pretty tabby or pale coated cat cat with a medical problem (and
therefore hard to rehome because peopel don't like the fuss and
expense) and a normal black cat with no such issues (but still hard to
rehome because peolpe have something against black cats) which do i go
for? I know the obvious answer is to take them both home but sometimes
this is not possible.
someone help me out!!!!

Bookie

Lynne
December 12th 06, 03:08 AM
on Tue, 12 Dec 2006 01:36:51 GMT, "bookie" >
wrote:

> That's the dilemma; if faced with the choice between a
> pretty tabby or pale coated cat cat with a medical problem (and
> therefore hard to rehome because peopel don't like the fuss and
> expense) and a normal black cat with no such issues (but still hard to
> rehome because peolpe have something against black cats) which do i go
> for? I know the obvious answer is to take them both home but sometimes
> this is not possible.
> someone help me out!!!!
>

I would just keep doing exactly what you have been doing. My guess is that
while black cats may be harder to adopt out, cats with medical or
behavioral problems are even harder.

--
Lynne

http://picasaweb.google.com/what.the.hell.is.it/

catface
December 12th 06, 05:58 AM
Definitely adopt a homeless cat. All mine were orphan kittens and with
all the care lavished on them, they could be show cats. People keep
asking me what "breed" they are, and can't believe they're just regular
cats off the street. My point? Love and proper looking after would turn
any cat into a beauty. And unlike pure bred animals, they're stronger,
hardier, immune to a lot of diseases. Which would make it much easier
for your mother to manage on her own.
Lynne wrote:
> on Tue, 12 Dec 2006 01:36:51 GMT, "bookie" >
> wrote:
>
> > That's the dilemma; if faced with the choice between a
> > pretty tabby or pale coated cat cat with a medical problem (and
> > therefore hard to rehome because peopel don't like the fuss and
> > expense) and a normal black cat with no such issues (but still hard to
> > rehome because peolpe have something against black cats) which do i go
> > for? I know the obvious answer is to take them both home but sometimes
> > this is not possible.
> > someone help me out!!!!
> >
>
> I would just keep doing exactly what you have been doing. My guess is that
> while black cats may be harder to adopt out, cats with medical or
> behavioral problems are even harder.
>
> --
> Lynne
>
> http://picasaweb.google.com/what.the.hell.is.it/

dgk
December 13th 06, 01:25 PM
On Mon, 11 Dec 2006 18:49:56 -0600, Lynne
> wrote:

>on Tue, 12 Dec 2006 00:05:24 GMT, "Lesley" > wrote:
>
>> Until a few months after I took in my two waifs and strays (Not quite I
>> always say they were "Pre-rescued" since the woman who had their mum
>> was going to give them to a pet shop/shelter if she couldn't find a
>> home for them) I wasn't aware of this. To me, 2 kittens needed a home
>> and as I had a vacancy due to losing our beloved Isis I didn't much
>> care what colour they were, they were kittens in need of a home that I
>> could provide. Then I read an article in a paper that said 60-70% of
>> all cats in shelters are black..I checked with my step nieces partner
>> who works for dog/cat rescue and she told me its true...
>
>I never knew this, either. One of my most beloved cats was black. He died
>many years ago. If I ever get a cat from a shelter, I will go for a black
>one without hesitation. My current 2 were ferals from the woods, so color
>was never an option.

My favorite cat, Nico, was black. One of my current cats (Espy) is
very much like him, although not in coloring. I'd guess that he was
Nico reincarnated except their lives overlapped by a few months. They
both talk the same way, a long series of grunts, squeals, and trills.
Maybe Espy learned it from Nico.