Post # 31
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Well, adopting is the term used for getting an animal from a shelter. Buying is from a breeder. Surely you’ve heard of #adoptdontshop ? If it’s perfectly acceptable to buy a bred cat, like you say, than don’t be embarrassed to call it like it is. When people say they’re “adopting” from a breeder, it seems like they are trying to hide the truth. Just own it.
She is so super cute…I love tuxedo cats 😍
Post # 32
saccarabird : You have every right to purchase a cat from a breeder, however this is not adopting a cat. It is purchasing a cat.
Post # 33
I’m not trying to hide anything at all. I’m not in the least bit embarrassed. If I was trying to hide the truth I wouldn’t have mentioned the word “breeder” at all. To me, since I am adding a member to my family I consider that adopting. I’m not buying her for the the purposes of breeding or showing. It’s weird people are trying to correct me on such a meaningless semantic. We shall have to agree to disagree. Besides, the only reason people would feel embarrassed or the need to hide it is because they’re afraid of being judged and moralised to. And yes I know well the hashtag.
I completely understand the intent behind #adoptdontshop and like I said I have rescued and fostered and will continue to do so if I am able. I wanted a kitten this time round because I really want to bond with her throughout her life. I didn’t want an adult cat this time (although I did go see what the shelter had before deciding otherwise). Kittens fly out of shelters so it’s not like any missed out because I got one from a breeder. But again I know some will disagree and thats perfectly fine, I just don’t agree that somehow I should downgrade my “adoption” of what I consider a new family member to “purchase” just to let random strangers on the internet know I’m lower down on the moral totem pole lol.
And thank you, she is a real sweetie. 🙂 Her breed are also known for being incredibly gentle and dog-like which is something specific I wanted in a cat that I wasn’t finding at shelters. My husband isn’t a dog person lol so this breed was the best compromise for us lol!! 🙂
Post # 34
those are cute suggestions thank you! I especially like Tula and Persephone, I just don’t know how to NN Persephone haha. Persie? Phony? I could do Pippa but that’s the name of a friends daughter haha. Too bad cause it’s a cool name for a cat ☺