I have never had a cat, but I would love to get a Siberian cat. My mom and I found a cat when we saw a car drive by and dump a cat on out street. We fed the cat for a couple of days, and then took him in and found a very loving home for him with one of my mom’s friends who had been wanting a cat for a while.
So my point is that I have a soft spot for cats, and I think that declawing is absolutely terrible. I never truly knew what declawing was, but I never liked the idea of removing a cat’s claws. Now that I know what declawing really is, I am even more against the idea. I just hope that we can get rid of this.
I have also read the comment by Melissa, and I do feel that if the cat is truly a danger to him/herself, that declawing can be considered after a consultation with a very well approved veterinarian.
This is my 4 year old cat born in April - not too sure if he is a Chartreux . But has all the same features of the breed. He is very quiet calm he doesn't meow too much. loves all the attention he can get.
One Crazy Cat
by Camilla (Keller, Texas)
I was at Pet O Rama getting my brother some fish. I went to the cat isle and there was a ruffian orange and white La Perm wildly wrestling the other 6 kittens in there.
In order to (a) calm him down and (b) keep the other kittens safe, I asked the store manager if I could play with him. He said yes because the animals needed exercise.
He was friendly, but manic, and soon he had hopped out of the pen I played with him in and ran off. I scooped him up before he got far and soon I played with him all the time. I, to this day, call him Ruffian.
Health Questions about Scottish Folds
My first experience with Folds -- 1 died at 10 with acute pancreatitis/stomach cancer. The other had arthritis and died of a heart attack at 11.
I now have 2 wonderfully healthy Folds. One is 6 1/2 and the other is 9. I am worried if this breeds has a general lifespan that is shorter than other breeds -- or a predisposition to arthritis.
The mutt cats I have had before this breed have lived to 18 or 20 years old.