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My Two Manx Cats Squishy and Lucy — 6 Comments

  1. Thanks Nancy, sorry for not seeing your comment until now. 17 gets to be a pretty rough time for some/most breeds. That being said I had a Siamese that live to 20 I believe, he was older than I was… 7 at a time is a full time job for sure, I’ve had 4 cats at once, buy responsibilities were shared amongst my parents and I. I commend you for your commitments. Well what brought me here was a snapped what I think was a good pic, even for a cel phone and just had to share here for at least the name sake of the site…and I think Michael might get a kick outta the picture…:) Cheers!

  2. Thank You both for the kind words. One of my childhood cats was intentionally run over in the street in front of my house; talk about a lasting memory. The couple cats that my mother and I bought from breeders required not only a spay/neuter, no declaw, but also “indoor only” contract. Granted we searched the country for a “good breeder” that wasnt too far from us in Eastern Missouri. I have mixed feelings about rescues vs. “pure breds”. I know the satisfaction of rescuing an animal, however I also know what a really well bred cat (or dog) can do. Obviously I am also a fan of dogs, and that is how I really came to respect proper “breeders”. Short dog story, we were able to get a German Shepard(imported from Germany)from a breeder that determined the dog didnt have the right breeding qualities once they got him back to the US. We had been in contact with them for some time, but they were primarily breeding for police/cadaver/Schutzhund dogs, which they also trained. We were planning on getting a retired dog, but they made the imported dog “pet quality” for us and a short 10 hour drive later we had Uso Vom Frankengold. For a FRACTION of the “price” of their normal prices. He was one of the smartest and easiest to train dogs I have ever met and worth every penny. So there might be something to breeding. Especially when you consider how much is spent over the life of a pet, verses the initial cost of a pure bred. On the other side of the coin, my mother “recently” got a Tonkinese from a breeder, but he only lasted 5 years and died of some rare feline leukemia. Needless to say she was devastated. Bad luck I suppose…or maybe some bad genetics. Really is a conundrum.

  3. Thanks Nathan. I am impressed with your desire to rescue and give these cats a good life. You have shown patience and tolerance.

    I am also impressed by Squishy. He is a whopping cat.

    You are amongst people with the same mentality as yourself.

  4. lovely post!! God bless you Nathan for helping/saving all the babies. As Michael knows, I have 12 kitties — all adopted/rescued. They are all fixed and indoor only babies — mainly for safety as well. Two of my rescues were already front declawed, but I will NEVER declaw ANY kitty. ♥♥♥

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