Guilt about potentially going to a breeder
We have two lovely indoor cats that we adopted as adults. One was from a friend who moved overseas, and the other from the RSPCA.
The cat we adopted from the RSPCA is a Himalayan. My problem: she is so amazing I am now less keen to adopt another moggie as our third cat.
I grew up with moggies, and our other cat K is a beautiful (grumpy old) boy, but he's still a normal cat. To elaborate, our Himalayan is incredibly affectionate, playful, friendly and hilarious. She is legitimately the best cat in terms of personality that I have ever come across.
I'd like to get a third cat, preferably a kitten, for my own selfish reasons as well as to be a playmate for our Himalayan. She gets on very well with other animals.
My quandary is that I am incredibly tempted to go to a reputable breeder and buy a Himalayan kitten. The reality is that in my area we were incredibly lucky to adopt our adult Himalayan from a shelter. There are no breed specific rescues for Himalayans here and there is zero chance of finding a Himalayan kitten in a shelter. Even bog standard kittens are usually adopted out by 11am Saturday morning at our area's largest shelter.
So what do you guys think? Am I crazy to think that another Himalayan would be as amazing as our current one? Would I be hugely irresponsible to go to a breeder?
I look forward to your thoughts.