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post #11 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-01-2014, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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This little guy is calling to my heart....and I've seen other cats/kittens since Mocha died and nothing. He is so adorable...it is just the timing. The ad says ready for his new home...but 8 weeks is too young to leave mommy if you ask me! I know they probably wouldn't want to keep him until April 3 when we return from our holiday....

tghsmith....what do you mean by "not a normal cat"? What would such a sweetheart be like?

I really was leaning towards fostering or a young cat....oh why did I look?

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OMG Mocha's Mommy, what a CUTIE! I do agree that 8 weeks is a little young, the breeder we got Ellie from let her kittens go at 8 weeks but would hold them for longer with a small deposit... we did end up taking her at 8 weeks though - I just couldn't wait!

April 3rd is a pretty long time for holding, though! How long is your holiday? Edit: woops - nevermind! Just saw it said two weeks.

I might be in the minority here, but I love the kitten stage!! Luckily my Ellie was pretty chill for her kitten stage, but I love growing and bonding with them!

My aunt had a Snowshoe that they found as a stray (believe it or not) he was SUCH a sweetie!

And I'm going to guess tghsmith meant that they're special since they said they'll always have one!

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Well shoot, if that's the ONE...it doesn't hurt to ask . You could offer to pay for anything she needs until you can take her home...food etc. I don't see why she wouldn't...leave a deposit..maybe 75percent or full pay upfront. Good luck
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post #14 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-01-2014, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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Mandy and Ellie...were there any drawbacks to adopting at 8weeks rather than waiting?
This person doesn't have any other kittens listed...just this cutie.

It has been YEARS since I adopted a kitty....if I give in...what should I think about when I meet him? What should I look for? Should he be litter trained already?

Yup...shouldn't have looked....

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I really don't think so! She seemed to have everything down and was totally litter trained, independent, and happy. Well, after she cried for a few days of course... they always are scared the first few days! I do know a lot of big breeders prefer the 12-week mark, I do think the extra time with their mom can be important but I also kind of think getting Ellie so young made us her "people" even more! She still grooms us and cuddles us to this day lol

If you do adopt at 8 weeks, just make sure they've been litter trained and have been eating and doing things on their own for awhile. The breeder I chose said they had been pretty much ignoring their mom for a while and all the babies were just hanging out together doing things themselves! They'd also been vet checked and given the a-okay to go to their new homes.

Is he the only kitten left? Or was he the only one born? Does he/she have the parents? Just asking, because sometimes people buy kittens and then resell them... I actually found one of Ellie's littermates on Craigslist!!! They said their kid was "too rough with it" and were trying to make a profit...
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After adopting both adults and kittens, I'll only adopt adults if I ever have more cats. Kittens are HARD work.

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So adorable....
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almost all of the lynx point cats Ive come to know have been outgoing fun filled goofballs that jump or flump into your arms and demand attention..were on our 3rd, my mother has her number 3 and 4 at present, while my sister is on her second.. they are cats that bring you the toys when its time play. they are cats that come running when guest arrive .. plus kittenhood is so short everyone should get to enjoy it every now and then..(ps they may be to smart for their own good)

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eons ago there must had been a creature with a roar
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I love the kitten stage too, the antics, the blanket mouse hunts for toes, the climbing the drapes, the way they race around like lunatics, just so so darn cute, then they settle down and are lovely adults.

I personally prefer to let kittens stay with mama 12-16 weeks because I believe they learn manners and socialization skills being with mom...but Teddy is the only kitten that I've had that did stay longer, 14 weeks. He WAS really chill and seemed more confident than the others stray kittens I took on at younger ages. Most breeders would agree to hold a kitten for you if you paid up front, I believe.

The ragdoll people I am looking at have a waiting list, but at this point it is kind of nice to plan and dream..

We are here with you as you move forward, be it with this little boy or another baby!
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You shouldn't have looked! You shouldn't have looked! You shouldn't have looked!......

because now you made me look! What total, absolute cuteness!!

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