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kerrie78

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Well, I was raised with a dad that hated cats so we never had one always several dogs at once. They didn't bother me, I didn't not like them... just never had one. Once I became a Vet Tech obviously I was exposed to many cats of all types. I will never forget this cat; her name was Secret she was hospitalized because she was diagnosed with Diabetes & we were trying to get it under control. Well I guess the owner didn't want to be bothered with the cost of it or the time to care for her at home so they abandoned her, we never heard from them again, they changed their phone number... I hope they do not have kids! Anyways, she was the sweetest cat, just a regular DSH but a doll. She made me love cats. My husband & I both love animals so we decided to checkout the shelters for cats & we found one that loved my husband & played fetch (just a blk & wht DSH) well we were going to adopt him but they told us we would have to come back because adoption hours we over. I have always like the look of the Sphynx; they are different & I like animals that no one else has... I guess I just like to be different, that is why I have Bull Terriers. So I got online & started reading about their personalities & we decided to go with a Sphnyx. We got Fuzz as you all know what happened with him & now we have Kramer. But having to be different has definitely worked for me since my bullies are awesome & have a personality like no other dog I have ever encountered as well as the Sphynx not being like your normal cat, so I can say that I am definitely hooked on the breed! Ironically my dad doesn't hate Kramer, he likes him. My dad tries to be a tough guy but he is a softie for animals...he is the one that drove 1/2 to NY to pick him up with me! They ask me to bring him over because their wire fox terrier loves him. I think people are taken aback by their look but once they get to know them they can't not like them & if they still don't like them they are just evil people! I'm used to it people either love the way Bull Terriers look or hate the way they look...so if anyone needs some sarcastic comments when people say rude things... I am well seasoned with this! LOL!
 

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Very well put. We to like the unique and A bit strange! How is Kramer in his new home? Sounds like he must be doing great, because you are so happy to have him. :tinysmile_grin_t:
 

kerrie78

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He is doing great! He just got done tearing though the house & now is sleeping in my lap.
 

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I understand you ! I'm different from other people, and finally proud to be and I definitively don't like to be like everyone ! :tinysmile_fatgrin_t

I love all animals, but I'm very attracted by nude ones. I've 2 dogs, chinese crested dogs...wonderfull dogs....so friendly...

My chinese crested breeder had a sphynx the last time we visit her...and I felt in love with the breed...immediately...

I'n now a breeder of sphynx....and I'm happy with this !
 

kalliee129

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It was the weirdness that attracted me to the sphynx as well. I've always gone out of my way to get the animals that people are most put off from because of how they look. I think that is what makes them so special and unique. What I wasn't prepared for was how much people would LOVE meecho when then met her.
 

kerrie78

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Everyone is correct! Different is Good! I have always gone against the grain just so I wasn't like everyone else...even in the pet area & I have found two fabulous breeds by being a little different myself!
 

ElGatoLoco

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I'm curious as to what happens when people can't pay the vet. I don't make alot of money but I certainly would do anything to ease my buddies pain or to get him fixed up. Hell, I'd offer to work for the vet doing the jobs no one else would do until I was paid in full. As long as it didn't involve blood. Do the animals just hang out at the vets until the owner can pony up the cash or what? Just curious.
 

kerrie78

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Well abandonment laws are different in every state; in IL it is 7 days. Thankfully Secret was adopted out to a little old lady who's husband just passed & received the best care she could have had. Some places will charge a boarding fee for everyday that the pet could have gone home; which doesn't really help if they couldn't pay the bill in the 1st place, I never lasted long at the vets that operated like that. But there are a lot of good vets that will offer clients (I should say clients with some history with that clinic) payment plans. It all depends on the person running the clinic. I have seen really BS moves pulled & clinics that went way above & beyond what they needed to. I would do anything if my animals needed something; I think that is where people don't get pets are a privileged in life not a necessity.
 

ElGatoLoco

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Yeah, I would think that the vet would take any payment plan. It's better than getting nothing or euthanize the animal which would cost even more.
 

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Im not sure they would keep your cat, but would just bill you as would a regular doctor, then send to collections if not paid in a timely fashion.
Im no expert with vets, this is just a guess, i think kerrie worked for a vet.
 

kerrie78

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The "crappier" or at least lets say not how I would handle the situation vets; I have seen them adopt the pet out on the 8th day... which is horrible for the owner to go through & the animal. I have never worked anywhere that they sent anyone to collections... actually now that I think of it I have never heard anyone in the field I am friends with even mention anything about collections...don't know why. I have also seen them do the latter of which Michael mentioned, which is WRONG! That is how I came to own a few of the pets I had in the past. There are lots of things that go on at vets offices that I don't agree with... probably why I don't do it anymore; I am way too outspoken to just go along with things I don't like.
 
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