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The Perfect Kitten

As we reach the heart of the summer, many people will be looking for a new kitten and the Spring litters will be ready to go. Sooner or later, most breeders will get a request from a buyer looking for the perfect kitten. 

These letters always make me giggle. This article is called The Perfect Kitten, but it could as easily be titled Unreasonable Expectations.

One of the characteristics I look for in a new home for a show kitten is reasonable expectations on the part of the kitten buyer. While I have never received a inquiry like the one below, sometimes it FEELS like I have.

Dear Breeder,

I am interested in beginning a cat breeding program and so am looking for a very special kitten.

It must be a perfect representative of its breed.

I would like both its parents to be National Winners.

I would like it to be a smoke lilac van bi-color.

The cat must be in perfect health and have a lifetime guarantee to produce national-winning kittens in every litter.

I am on a limited budget and can pay no more than $100.

I hope you can hand deliver the kitten to my home before next weekend.

I may also be interested in purchasing a second kitten of similar qualities if I like the first one.

Thank you very much.

Joe Kitten Buyer

Dear Joe,

You wrote:

I am interested in beginning a cat breeding program and so am looking for a very special kitten.

It must be a perfect representative of its breed.

There are no perfect cats… and if I had one it wouldn’t be for sale… and if I had one and it was for sale, it would cost A LOT!

You wrote:

I would like both its parents to be National Winners.

Since I don’t have a male and a female national winner, I am not sure why you are writing me with such a request?

You wrote:

I would like it to be a smoke lilac van bi-color.

A lilac, a smoke and a van . . . you are not asking for much 🙂 . . . never mind all in a perfect kitten . . .

You wrote:

The cat must be in perfect health and have a lifetime guarantee to produce national-winning kittens in every litter.

Let me check with my crystal ball on that one and I will get back to you.

You wrote:

I am on a limited budget and can pay no more than $100.

You have a limited budget but unlimited expectations . . . Laughter and more laughter.

You wrote:

I hope you can hand deliver the kitten to my home before next weekend.

Of course you do . . .

You wrote:

I may also be interested in purchasing a second kitten of similar qualities if I like the first one.

How about two for the price of one? :-)))

You wrote:

Thank you very much.

Yes, I guess you should be thanking me if I could fulfill your request 🙂

A Breeder with a BEEEG Sense of Humor.

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