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Why shouldn't I have a Pedigree!?!

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Mum to Missy, Sep 28, 2013.


  1. Mum to Missy

    Mum to Missy PetForums VIP

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    I was telling my friend yesterday that I wanted a pedigree cat and for Birthday and Christmas I wanted money so with that and what I can save between now and then it'll want for nothing :)

    Her reaction has me all at sixes and sevens and doubting myself, at first it was disbelief, then it was what about Missy and Jack then it was just funny 'you want a pedigree'!?! this went on for about 10 minutes and really upset me :( in the end it was a sarcastic but meant 'well I suppose you know what you're doing'

    I completely understand her concerns about Missy and Jack but why shouldn't I want and have a pedigree? Is there something wrong with that? She knows me well enough to know that Missy and Jack will be spoilt rotten and not left out at all and the new kitten will be loved and looked after properly and spoilt like the rest of them and that all their needs will be put before my own just as they always are!

    I think what's getting to me is that I have always trusted her opinion on things, I love her straight way of talking, she never sugar coats things to save your feelings and always calls a spade a spade, so I trust her completely, but this was so unexpected that it's getting to me, I lay awake most of last night cuddling Missy trying to fathom things out, but I'm still down about it this morning. :(

    Sorry for prattling on but I'm kinda hoping that someone can put my mind at ease or maybe even if you share her concerns put me straight! :)

    Thanks :)
     
  2. ljs85

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    Friend is talking nonsense if you don't mind me saying.

    My first cat was Tabatha who was over 10 years old and a tabby moggie. She was loved and spoilt just as much when I brought Tiberius and then Ezri who are both Maine Coons (in fact we got Ez because Ti was just too boisterous with Tabs and wanted to play all the time).

    Tabs got the same food from zooplus, the same toys and the same amount of attention - she was one attention demanding cat (infact if she was still around I wouldn't be able to type as she would be sitting on top of my laptop shoving her bum up my face :D).

    Ignore her and go for the cat you want.
     
  3. Citrineblue

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    I think you should say that you are being more considerate to Missy by getting a Pedigree. You think she would appreciate company and by choosing a Pedigree you can choose a kitten with a trait or characteristic that would blend and mix with Missy well. Also from a good breeder you can get a kitten that is very well socialised and trained therefore causing fewer issues when they meet and mix.
     
  4. Mum to Missy

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    Thank you :) Missy does that with the keyboard sometimes, but more often than not she lays just in front of it with her head on my right hand and when I try to type she nips and paws at my fingers :lol:




    Thank you :) I hadn't thought of that approach :)
     
  5. MollyMilo

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    Do you know what pedigree cat you'd like? It's a bit odd telling people you'd like a pedigree . What breeds are you looking at?
     
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    I got a similar reaction from my Dad when I got Sam (a tonk). I've never had a pedigree cat before, always moggies. I think a couple of my friends felt the same too but didn't say it as bluntly as your friend :laugh:
    However I knew what I wanted and didn't really care what people thought, I didn't try and justify it to anyone, just quietly went about getting him. When they got no reaction from me it never got mentioned again! And since getting him he is adored by everyone who meets him - go figure :confused:
    It is your money, your home and your choice - go for it!!! ;)
    Em
     
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    Annoys me when people think just coz its pedigree that it will be treated differently to a moggy.
     
  8. vivien

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    I have 3 peds and one justa and my justa is just as spoilt as the peds if not more.

    Viv xx
     
  9. Lilylass

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    I know what you mean ..... I've had moggies for years and absolutely love every one of them to pieces and they are all spoiled rotten (as are the dogs) - what's the point in having them if you're not going to do this:confused:

    BUT I've also had a Siamese in the past (who was also much loved and spoiled just the same) and TBH if he wasn't black - Archie is very like Samantha was, both in shape (very skinny, slim hipped, narrow face etc) and also character (he's basically a whinge:)) .....

    Mia .... the most affectionate cat I have ever known but also sadly very possessive and terrified of other cats and this sadly has led to her being rehomed recently as she had the most unbelievable :frown5: temper tantrums (almost like fits) that she'd just lose the plot totally if she saw another cat (unfortunately had new neighbours move in with cats) AND take it out on Maisie and Archie :(


    I guess what I'm trying to say is that with moggies you take a chance as you really have no idea what the (especially father) has in his background and have no idea how their character will turn out

    With pedigrees - although each one is different - there is a general breed character that means you have a reasonable idea of what you'll get .....

    Not sure if that helps .... but I know where you're coming from and my next one .... (unless something lands that needs a home) will also be a pedigree
     
  10. Mum to Missy

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    I'm still very much at the research stage but my short list is Maine Coon, Norwegian Forest Cat, Ragdoll & Birman.

    I'm trying to find out as much as possible about each breed and I'm going to a show next month with Carly to have a look as well. My mind is in no way made up yet, well nearly, but I haven't ruled anything out :)

    The reason I said Pedigree to her is she wouldn't know one pedigree from another :)
     
  11. MollyMilo

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    Fabulous breeds!! :D

    Good luck with your research! Exciting
     
  12. lilythepink

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    I have pedigree inside cats and several moggy outies.all get fed exactly the same ad lib JW. Outies don't get the fuss and attention the pedigrees get cos they are outdoors. all are neutered and regularly wormed.

    I like cats, I love siamese/orientals. I can choose what I have or don't have and its nobody else's business.
     
  13. Mum to Missy

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    Thank you :) Maybe I'm just being over sensative :rolleyes:

    Thank you :) It doesn't matter to me if she was a free street cat or cost thousands s/he would be treated exactly the same and my friend should know this :confused:

    Thank you :) They are all just as gorgeous as each other and deserve to all be spoilt in my mind :D

    Thank you for your support :) I know where you're coming from and this is one of the reasons I would like a Pedigree, Missy is and always will be stunning to me, but I know nothing about her parentage at all, she's my little Black Beauty :D
     
  14. Jenny1966

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    With Carly!!! :eek: You will end up with one like Manny!! :D I have her to thank for breeding my little fluffball!!
     
  15. Mum to Missy

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    Thank you :D


    Thank you :) I'm starting to think a****oles to her :D I know she means well and everything and it probably took her back a bit, I'll have to see what she says next time I speak to her :)
     
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    Now that I wouldn't mind :D Even my son took one look at Manny and just said WOW! :D
     
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    Hah! I was just about to say you haven't added Persians to your short list! I was thinking about this actually, and should have mentioned to you that if you want to meet Persians propperly and the show's too awkward, you can always just come here for a cuppa and be buried under fluff for a few hours. Mind you, you'd not get to see your other breeds, so a bit counterproductive. The offer's there though.

    As for peds vs moggies, I don't even get involved in the argument any more. I just tell people that it's my business, and I'm happy with it. As it's not their money or thier cat, doesn't really matter what they think. And I'd not even consider homing to someone who treated a mog and a ped different. A cat's a cat's a cat, no matter whether you know who mum and dad were or not!
     
  18. Jenny1966

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    How could you ever resist, a picture especially for your son :D


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  19. Mum to Missy

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    Thanks Carly :) being buried under fluff for hours sound likes my kind of heaven butt..............:D
     
  20. Mum to Missy

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    Thanks Jenny :D I'll show him when he gets home, at the moment he's taken his girlfriends swimming :eek: while I'm here with Jack curled up asleep across my feed and Missy asleep on my lap :D I know which I prefer :D

    That should read girlfriends kids, kids, not girlfriends, he only has the one girlfriend :lol: Oh and Manny you are stunning :biggrin5:
     
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