Thanks Marie! Sophie is a purebred with papers as well, she came off of Freecycle, someone was threatening to take her out and shoot her because she was tempermental (which she is LOL). Before Harley, I got ALL of my cats either from a shelter, someone abandoning them on my doorstep, or from someone who was no longer taking care of them properly. Sophie was my first purebred, and I fell in love with Ragdolls after her, which is why I got Harley. I love the breed!!!
Right now it's not so much a matter of having or not having money, I didn't get the Ragdoll kitten because I wanted to free up my finances for Sheba, I put nearly $5,000 into her so I'm glad I made that choice, it would have been hard to do that and pay for the other kitten, but now my decision really doesn't have to do with money, people are giving away kittens everywhere, and there's tons of cats in rescue that need homes. The problem is my heart is broken to bits, I just don't see myself giving my heart to another cat right now. I'm just not ready for that step, I want to be able to be fair to the cat and give it all my love when it enters my house, and emotionally I just can't do that right now. I've already looked at Petfinder, I already know there's other Ragdolls available that need homes.....but my heart just isn't in it
As I said, I don't want to give up Harley, I do love him very very much, and either way I look at it it's going to be hard, I just don't feel it'd be fair to another cat to bring it into my home when I know my heart's not ready to accept it. I talked to Harley's breeder and he's more then happy to take Harley back if I decide to do that but I just can't make myself load up Harley and drive him back either.....It would break my heart more to see Harley go, as naughty as he's been lately he's still my little boy and I love him very much, but I just want to see him truely happy again, and he just hasn't been since we lost Gracie!!!! I'm trying to find another way, I've bought different toys, towers, tunnels, anything I find that I think Harley would like, but nothing can replace another cat to play with