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Posted: 3/8/2013 11:06:49 PM
Oh my goodness, how can you possibly choose just one?! All the kittens are adorable! Which one did you choose?



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Posted: 3/9/2013 12:27:32 AM
Thank you ladies.

Yes, Pjaye, you are correct, no cat is 100% hypo allergenic and the woman who breeds these kittens told us that already. That is another reason why we are going up to see them before we buy one - to see if my son has a reaction.

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Posted: 3/9/2013 12:34:04 AM
Except you already wrote this:


They are hypo-allergenic in that they do not produce the chemical in their saliva that causes allergic reactions

and that is simply not true and it tells me that don't understand the science behind this.

ALL cats (except the ones in the link I added) produce the protein.
Plus handling a kitten for a short time will not give you an indication of how he will react to the same cat as an adult.
It is irresponsible to get a pet when you have a child with true allergies.
At least make sure you can return her to the breeder if this happens...no matter how old she is.
A responsible breeder will do this, when I got my first Russian, the breeder insisted that if for any reason I was unable to keep her that she had to be returned to them.

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Posted: 3/9/2013 12:54:57 AM
Thanks for the good tips! Do you have a Siberian? Love to see pics.

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Posted: 3/9/2013 1:26:04 AM
Oh my! TOO adorable. I think kittens are the cutest baby animals! i love the fourth one. Just stole my heart immediately.


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Posted: 3/9/2013 1:31:20 AM
No, I have two Russians.
I grew up with dogs and love them, but developed an allergy over the years, it was just starting to really ramp up when I moved out of home.
It starts with red watery eyes, and then sneezing and then I get an itchy rash.
As much as I love them, I would never get/live with a dog...it would be too heartbreaking to discover that the allergy got too bad and I'd have to give them up.
That's why I got a cat in the first place...and that's how the conversation came up with the breeder (before I agreed to take the cat). I said I had never lived with a cat and considering my dog allergy I wasn't sure if it would be a problem.
She made it very clear that I could do a trial if I promised to return her to them if there were any problems at all.
Luckily there never have been.
On the two occasions when I was looking at shelter websites for a new cat, there were so many who were there because their owners had allergies.
No-one is ever going to make their kid suffer on purpose, so the pets always get the raw end of the deal. There's also the trauma of the child to consider if you have to get rid of a pet they have grown to love.

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Posted: 3/9/2013 2:14:04 AM
OMG too cute I can't take it!!!
I hope you get the white one with the button nose.


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Posted: 3/9/2013 4:47:17 AM
I'll take kitten No. 2 please.

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Posted: 3/9/2013 6:47:24 AM
I want a kitten !


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Posted: 3/9/2013 7:20:59 AM
Do they shed a lot?

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Posted: 3/9/2013 7:28:30 AM
Makes me think of my poor husband. He found out about 10 years ago that he is allergic to cats and dogs. . Dr. said to get rid of our pets. I laughed. My darling husband did shots for three years to built up his tolerance level. We still have our kitties. And they love to snuggle my husband. I think they know all he did to keep them. I am thankful it worked!!! It doesn't always.


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Posted: 3/9/2013 8:50:01 AM
They are cute! I just want to snuggle all of them (including mom and dad).

Am I reading that right that the mom is only 8 months old? I hope that is not correct. If it is, be wary of a breeder who breeds her that young. Seems way too young to me.

I do hope you take Pjaye's suggestions into consideration. Sometimes it does take time before allergies show up, not just from one exposure.

Sorry, I don't mean to be one of the ones who bring negativity to such a cute thread. Just want to make sure you thought of those things.

Oh, by the way. I started out bathing my cats when they were young, hoping to reduce the allergies (dander) in the house. I got lazy and didn't keep it up regularly, and now they aren't the biggest fans of bathing (though they aren't impossible either), but I hear if you do it on a regular basis they tolerate it well. Just a thought in helping to keep the dander down. My allergies ended up not being a big problem with my cats. Even though my skin test is positive, I don't seem to have issues with my cats. I them no matter what though, I would suffer and drug up every day for them.


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Posted: 3/9/2013 8:57:27 AM
The kittens are cute, but holy moly that daddy cat is a hottie! What a beautiful animal!



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Posted: 3/9/2013 9:47:39 AM
I'm not a cat fan, but those tiny pink pads are adorable!

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Posted: 3/9/2013 11:17:53 AM

Am I reading that right that the mom is only 8 months old? I hope that is not correct. If it is, be wary of a breeder who breeds her that young. Seems way too young to me.
I read that as the picture was taken when she was 8 months.

That sire is just gorgeous -- what a spectacular cat.

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Posted: 3/9/2013 7:54:48 PM
We made our decision and have posted it in the OP. Thanks again for all your input, so we were able to ask good questions!

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Posted: 3/9/2013 9:01:43 PM
Just beautiful! I hope she brings you many happy years and memories like my gorgeous baby has! We adopted a cat almost 16 years ago. They bring such joy.


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Posted: 3/9/2013 9:08:29 PM

Awwwww . . . how sweet.

Thanks for sharing your picture with us. Your son looks so content and happy. And your kitty, she's super adorable.

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Posted: 3/9/2013 9:37:35 PM
CONGRATS!!

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Posted: 3/9/2013 9:51:09 PM
When my dog allergy was just starting up (and were weren't sure it was the dog yet) we went to visit a breeder to look at an older dog, and OMG, I couldn't stay in that house for more than 5 minutes, the reaction was immediate. I had to leave and it took several hours to settle. Made it pretty clear that it was the dogs at that point.

So that's very promising that he didn't react at all when he was there.
I hope it continues and they have many happy years together. Were you sure he had a genuine cat allergy?
Also great that you know you can take her back if anything does eventuate.

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Posted: 3/10/2013 10:56:31 AM
She is so cute! Congratulations on your new family member!


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Posted: 3/10/2013 11:10:37 AM
Thank you ladies!

Pjaye and Meeko, I especially appreciated your input. I was able to ask questions I wouldn't have thought to ask and made us even more confident with our decision.

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Posted: 3/10/2013 4:10:26 PM
She is adorable!


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