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Old September 28th 03, 05:49 PM
kittykat
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Hello to all
Can anybody give me advise on buying a ragdoll cat, I have heard that they
make wonderful loving pets.

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Old September 28th 03, 09:05 PM
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Michelle wrote:

Can anybody give me advise on buying a
ragdoll cat, I have heard that they make
wonderful loving pets.


You did notice that this is a *rescue* group, no?

Most of the people here are busy trying to help homeless, abandoned, and
abused cats and will not promote buying a purebred and *contributing* to
the overpopulation problem when there are millions dying for lack of
homes. There are plenty of wonderful cats in shelters that desperately
need loving homes. I suggest you go to one or two and no doubt you'll
find a lovely companion.

Megan



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Old September 28th 03, 11:53 PM
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There are ragdolls in shelters. Go to http://www.petfinder.com - enter
your zipcode, click on breeds, then cats, then ragdolls.


-MIKE

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Old September 29th 03, 11:07 PM
Cheryl
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---MIKE--- composed with style:
There are ragdolls in shelters. Go to http://www.petfinder.com -
enter your zipcode, click on breeds, then cats, then ragdolls.


-MIKE


For the heck of it I looked up ragdolls (only US shelters here, btw)
and you're right there are many. There were also so many tagged as
ragdolls that didn't look ANYTHING like a ragdoll, it was silly. lol
I admit though, I used to do petfinder ads for a local group here and
I took liberties when I could. Anything to get the kitty ad seen.


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Old September 29th 03, 11:38 PM
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kittykat wrote:

Hello to all
Can anybody give me advise on buying a ragdoll cat, I have heard that they
make wonderful loving pets.



Seriously, you can find a great cat at the local shelter. We got our
current cat
at the shelter, and he's a really friendly loving pet. What we did was
browse
the various cats on the "showroom floor" and essentially "interview" them.
One cat really liked our petting him and purred when we had him in the
"get to know you" room, so we adopted him.

Mix breed cats tend to be healthier than purebreed cats, less inbreeding.

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Old September 29th 03, 11:57 PM
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Mix breed cats tend to be healthier than purebreed cats, less inbreeding.



It depends a lot on the cat. If the kitten/cat is from a colony of ferals or
cats in the same area, there could be considerable inbreeding.
Also, a purebreed cat, one that's bred correctly, won't be inbred. Momma would
have excellent prenatal care and the kitten would have a healthy start in life
with all the right food, vet care, etc.
My mixed breed cats, indoor only, have lived to be 10 or 11 before falling
victim to cancer or other problems.
My purebred Balinese died three months before her 20th birthday. Her kidneys
simply gave out and it wouldn't have been a kindness to keep her going. She got
the same care, food, etc. as the mixed breeds that she was raised with that
lived half as long.



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Old October 2nd 03, 11:06 PM
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Way to educate!

wrote in message
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Michelle wrote:

Can anybody give me advise on buying a
ragdoll cat, I have heard that they make
wonderful loving pets.


You did notice that this is a *rescue* group, no?

Most of the people here are busy trying to help homeless, abandoned, and
abused cats and will not promote buying a purebred and *contributing* to
the overpopulation problem when there are millions dying for lack of
homes. There are plenty of wonderful cats in shelters that desperately
need loving homes. I suggest you go to one or two and no doubt you'll
find a lovely companion.

Megan



"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do
nothing."

-Edmund Burke

Learn The TRUTH About Declawing
http://www.stopdeclaw.com

Zuzu's Cats Photo Album:
http://www.PictureTrail.com/zuzu22

"Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one
elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and
splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then
providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision,
raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and
material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his
way."

- W.H. Murray




 




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