Subconsciously, I think it's because my very first cat fit the bill. My mom gave her to me when I started kindergarten & she was with us until I was 19.
In any event, DJ & I already have 2 cats (And a dog! Can't forget the dog) that make
I emailed the woman a few days ago & didn't get a response. I assumed the kitten was adopted & just let it go; but then I got a response today. Her email essentially said, "Sorry for the delay. If you're still interested, contact me."
I emailed back & told her I was absofreakinglutely still interested! I asked her to contact me when she has a chance so we can make pick-up arrangements when it's convenient.
Then I got this response:
I would like you to have personal contact with them so you can see how they interact with you and you with them. Also, one of the kittens has all of her shots and they were paid for through 1X1 Cat Rescue so there's an adoption fee (we can discuss this when you call). The other 2 kittens' shots were paid for by me and I would ask that I be reimbursed for those fees (again to be discussed by phone). They are due for rabies shots this Fri. as well as booster distemper shots. I will be home in the P.M. as far as I know. The 1X1 kitten's shots are good for a year with the exception she must be spayed when she's 5 or 6 months and when you show proof of the spaying you will be reimbursed a portion of the adoption fee. The other 2 kittens must also be spayed when old enough. No de-clawing for any of the kittens.
I have no qualms about reimbursing this woman for the shots, because it makes no difference whether I pay my vet or hers. She would be spayed as soon as she was old enough, & I have no plans to declaw...which is why my walls have scratches from the devil cats who already live here. Grrr....
However, I'm a little put off by her email. She's not making unreasonable requests, but I feel like it's a far cry from "Free to a good home." And to be honest, if it were me giving kittens away I
What do you think? Am I overreacting, or do you think I should steer clear of this situation?