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My Experience Buying A Kitten From The Pound
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My Experience Buying A Kitten From the Pound

I bought a kitten from the pound last month. It was not an easy decision to make. I always intended to buy an elegant pedigreed cat from a registered breeder when it came time to choose a cat. However, when it came down to it, I decided that a cat from the pound was the best option.

I did look at purebred cats. They were very expensive. Also adding to my problems, I could not decide what breed I wanted. All these years I have wanted a Siamese cat but now that it comes down to it, most of them aren’t that nice looking. I just want a good looking and friendly cat.

Purebred cats are very expensive. If I were to buy one, I would never let it out of my house and it would cause a lot of stress. I looked in the local newspaper for cross-breed cats for sale. People were selling cross-bred cats for almost as much as purebred! If it isn’t purebred it’s just a pretty cat, these prices were ridiculous. The price didn’t include the cost of vaccinations, micro-chipping or desexing.

I ended up at the pound. Just for a look, I thought, although that was not to be. It was so noisy, the dogs would not stop barking. I went into the cats and kittens aisle. The worker lady kept trying to get me interested in this or that cat, but I definitely wanted a kitten.

In one of the cages I saw a cute little ginger and white kitten that looked exactly like a cat I had when I was a child. I was allowed into the cage to pat him. However, as soon as I got inside another little terror jumped on my shoe and began scratching and chewing it. I picked him up and patted him before deciding he was the one.

Why did I choose him? Firstly, he was the most confident of all the kittens in the cage. This was very important as I do have a (well-mannered) Chihuahua at home and he would have to be able to hold his own with her.

Secondly, the kitten I went in originally to see didn’t have as sleek and shiny a coat as the one I chose. You can tell a lot by the coat of a cat. The original kitten perhaps didn’t know how to bathe itself, or was possibly not as healthy as the one I chose.

Lastly, I really liked the way my kitten looked. He is creamy and ginger and has the most amazing light greeny yellow eyes. He is almost a cat now, and quite a handful. We don’t have any problems with him and the Chihuahua and he is in excellent health with all vaccinations and worming taken care of.


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