Good grief. That is a beautiful cat, and I'm sure the breeders have their purposes for creating it, and for charging so much for it, but all the free cats must be feeling pretty blue right about now.
I agree that it's kind of ridiculous to buy a pet just as something to carry around in your purse. What happens to the pet when purse animals aren't in style anymore? They're living creatures, not bracelets or stuffed animals. There are so many great animals hanging out in shelters right now that would be so excited to have a home, and not only will they do it for free, but they'll also love you that much more for rescuing them from the inevitable. I know, I have 3 rescue dogs. They know they've been saved, and they're that much more loyal and appreciative and loving because of it.
I will never pay for an animal, no matter how much it is, as long as I can save one.
OTN: Log Cabin Afghan, Aran Blanket Baby Afghan, Manos del Uruguay afghan;
Future WIP: A sock. Any sock.
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