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KissMeFinnNelson<3 1 child; 2 angel babies; Glasgow, Scotland, UK, United Kingdom 5406 posts
28th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Minion:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting xTJ:</b>" Also please consider a Black Cat, a Black and White ... [snip!] ... of Cat."</blockquote> My favorite cats are black, black and white, and calico actually lol. Tortie is calico, right?"</blockquote>




Calico is a specific type of Tortie, mostly made up of white and beige and Brown, etc but there are all different kinds of Tortie colours.

KissMeFinnNelson<3 1 child; 2 angel babies; Glasgow, Scotland, UK, United Kingdom 5406 posts
28th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:</b>" Your little ninja cat reminds me of my Birdie. :cry: I cannot bare to look through to find the good pictures of her.... "</blockquote>




Awh yes just by that pic she looks of similar build, shape and body type to him. Looks cute :)

Minion 3 kids; ., GA, United States 21802 posts
28th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting xTJ:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Minion:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting xTJ:</b>" ... [snip!] ... specific type of Tortie, mostly made up of white and beige and Brown, etc but there are all different kinds of Tortie colours."</blockquote>




Oh ok. I have only heard the word Tortie a couple of times.

Melissa Cumbee 1 child; Hanover, Pennsylvania 86 posts
28th Nov '12

I had to get my cats declawed due to it being in my lease. For one of them, it was the best thing for her. She has three legs and when she'd walk on carpet she'd constantly get stuck and panic, pulling her leg so hard she'd sometimes bleed. For the other I really didn't want to get it done, but it WAS in the lease. However, they didn't have any bed affects from it, and still use their box, and let me touch their paws. Then I got a kitten and decided enough with the declawing, I don't care about the lease. For him, I clip his nails. I started when he was little by playing with his paws when he'd cuddle. He's perfectly fine with me clipping his nails. A bonus to nail clipping? You can do the back paws as well.

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 27466 posts
status 29th Nov '12
Quoting Melissa Cumbee:" I had to get my cats declawed due to it being in my lease. For one of them, it was the best thing for ... [snip!] ... when he'd cuddle. He's perfectly fine with me clipping his nails. A bonus to nail clipping? You can do the back paws as well."


A lease made you declaw your cat? The fuck?



I sure as hell wouldn't live there.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
29th Nov '12

I just wanted to 2nd, 3rd & 4th the suggestion of a shelter cat & an older one if possible. Where I am from they euthanize approx 80% of the overall cats they get. :( And adult cats are 95%.



It is hugely depressing to go in & pick one adult to take home because you can almost guarantee here that every other adult you are seeing is dying if you don't take them ...and frankly no one has the space or money to take them all. :( It makes me wish I had a farm.

Ella Minnow Pea Delight, Arkansas 3914 posts
29th Nov '12

OP, I wouldn't put a huge amount of thought into what age of cat you'll get if it's not a huge deal for you. Everytime I've gone to a shelter to adopt a cat, it seems that there's a particular one that "speaks" to me and just seems to fit, regardless of age. I've adopted kittens, "teens", and adult cats, and still don't think one age is better to adopt.

Melissa Cumbee 1 child; Hanover, Pennsylvania 86 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Dahling:" OP, I wouldn't put a huge amount of thought into what age of cat you'll get if it's not a huge deal for ... [snip!] ... to fit, regardless of age. I've adopted kittens, "teens", and adult cats, and still don't think one age is better to adopt."


^^^ This! You'll know when you go in which cat is meant to be yours. Just take your time and meet as many of the cats as yours. Yeah the lease specified that all cats had to be declawed. I was just lucky my cats didn't have any ill effects. They're both still super friendly and sweet.

Katie[ღ]Siℓas 17 kids; Grand Haven, Michigan 2071 posts
29th Nov '12

I can't believe people don't like black cats more. I got my cat from a friend who had kittens, but if I had not gotten her I would've went to the shelter to get one. I've always wanted a black cat, they are beautiful. This is my Misa, we lucked out and got a mini Angora from a mixed litter.



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This is her when she was a kitten:



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and this is her a few months ago on my bed. I adore her :D



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Minion 3 kids; ., GA, United States 21802 posts
29th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Katie[ღ]Siℓas:</b>" I can't believe people don't like black cats more. I got my cat from a friend who had kittens, but if ... [snip!] ... from a mixed litter. This is her when she was a kitten: and this is her a few months ago on my bed. I adore her :D "</blockquote>



Awww!

KissMeFinnNelson<3 1 child; 2 angel babies; Glasgow, Scotland, UK, United Kingdom 5406 posts
29th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Katie[ღ]Siℓas:</b>" I can't believe people don't like black cats more. I got my cat from a friend who had kittens, but if ... [snip!] ... from a mixed litter. This is her when she was a kitten: and this is her a few months ago on my bed. I adore her :D "</blockquote>




Gorgeous!!!

Minion 3 kids; ., GA, United States 21802 posts
29th Nov '12

I took my DD to a petstore today because she did really good at the dentist. They had rescue animals there and we found this cat, it wasn't a kitten, but it wasn't an adult. We loved it, it would bat at our fingers through the bars of the cage, but it didn't have its claws out. It was so sweet. That's the kind of cat I want, lol. If I had the $99 adoption fee I would have brought it home! I hated leaving it, lol.

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 27466 posts
status 29th Nov '12
Quoting Katie[ღ]Siℓas:" I can't believe people don't like black cats more. I got my cat from a friend who had kittens, but if ... [snip!] ... from a mixed litter. This is her when she was a kitten: and this is her a few months ago on my bed. I adore her :D "


I used to have a black cat, we named him Casper. SWEETEST cat ever, except he shit EVERYWHERE. Like he rarely used the cat box and would crap on clothes and such. We nicknamed him Crapper, lol. He was a rescue cat, and we believe he broke his back or something as a cat because of how his legs and back were. He had giant fangs, seriously I have NEVER seen a domesticated cat have fangs like him and they would poke out under his lips and down his chin. He drooled a lot too. Totally weird cat! Huge too, he used to be like over 20 lbs. But I put him to sleep 2 years ago, he was wasting away to nothing and was about 5 pounds, which is ridiculous for his size. When we brought him in the vet said he had multiple organ failure and it was time (which I already knew, I knew I'd be taking him in to put him to sleep). I thought he fell off a counter and hurt his legs, but it was just his body shutting down to where he couldn't even stand. Poor cat. But he was so neat, my friends loved that he was so big and his fangs were so neat!

Alicia Holz 2 kids; Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 585 posts
29th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Katie[ღ]Siℓas:</b>" I can't believe people don't like black cats more. I got my cat from a friend who had kittens, but if ... [snip!] ... from a mixed litter. This is her when she was a kitten: and this is her a few months ago on my bed. I adore her :D "</blockquote>




what a cute kittie

thisunrest India 10364 posts
29th Nov '12

I've volunteered at the SPCA a and worked with cats who have had life-long handicaps due the side-effects of the declawing process. During the operation, a cat's joints are chopped off. Imagine someone slicing off your fingers at the top joint, that's declawing.



There are so many cheap, painless alternatives available now that I'm always shocked to hear that people still declaw. A little information goes a long way.