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Space. Different races. The war of humanity and its allies with a stronger and more insidious civilization. Mysteries Unexpected love. And the cool protagonist is a warrior with three hundred years of experience, who, by virtue of circumstances, finds himself in a strange body - young and fragile.

Author's notes:
Cover: https://pp.userapi.com/c836524/v836524164/4f11b/FrbtCgmOvgc.jpg

I do not indicate bestiality, because we are talking about animal-like people, and not about animals.
Underage, on the contrary, indicated, although Gg is simply in a young body, while having more than one hundred lived years behind.

Nair de O in a new body: http://static.diary.ru/userdir/8/9/3/4/893437/75524776.jpg
Anton Sneg: https://starwiki.org/photos/men-chris-pine-cliff-watts-photoshoot/005-men-chris-pine-cliff-watts-photoshoot-starwiki.org.jpg

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Kitten in a bag: get out and look


Kitten in a bag: get out and look

Not so long ago, a friend called me. Boasted: You know, bought a kitten! So cute, Siamese. And terribly thoroughbred: mother of "Best-in-Show", father of two-time champion and five-time candidate for interchampions, owner of eight CACs. Such a pedigree, all in gold!
I was confused by such a combination of titles, and especially the presence of a ready-made pedigree of a little kitten, who also did not manage to visit the exhibition. He asked in which club she grabbed this miracle.
And not in any. He was brought from America only a week ago. But do not hesitate, the documents are in order.
I advised a friend to take this kitten to a club, to show the experts. Just in case. And soon forgot about this story.
Continued after six months. The outrage of my friend knew no bounds.
You know, we went to the exhibition! They did not accept my documents. They said that the cat is not thoroughbred at all. And you know what they called her? In my opinion.
Then I saw this Siamese cat: a round head, a tail with knots, green eyes. It did not fit into any of the known breeds, even with an interference fit. But the most striking thing was that the documents she really had were real, not fake.
The ending of this story is still happy. The cat was lucky, she fell into good hands, with loving people for whom she would forever remain, if not very thoroughbred, but she was the most beloved and beloved. And this happens, alas, not always.
This incident prompted me to write an article. The fact is that a person who for the first time decides to have a pet, and especially a thoroughbred animal, inevitably runs the risk of running into a deception in one form or another, especially since fraud in this area flourishes nowhere. That's why I wanted to give some advice to those who have already decided or someday decide to get a thoroughbred kitten.

So, buying a cat, you have to think about the following three points:
1. Which breed to stop.
2. Where is it better to buy a cat (by announcement, in the Bird Market, through a club, etc.).
3. How to make a purchase, documents and what to look for.

However, before that it would be useful to get at least the most general concept of the organization of the cat business. The fact is that under current law, any three people have the right to assemble, create a public organization called "Cat Club" and, on a completely legitimate basis, issue any documents to any cats. It is not prohibited. Another thing is whether these documents will be recognized by someone outside the boundaries of such a club and whether they will be accepted at exhibitions and in federations.
This is exactly what happened to my friend. The documents for her Siamese cat were with real signatures, with real seals and on the real letterhead of some public organization. And they contained the pure truth that the cat meets the existing standards, but what was not specified. It must be one where it says that the cat should have four legs and one tail.

In order for documents issued by the club to be recognized everywhere and by everyone (at exhibitions, in other clubs, approx. NT), it must belong to some authoritative feline federation or at least conduct pedigree work according to the rules of this federation, with involvement in work her experts. There are not so many such federations and almost all of them are included in one of the two largest international - FIFe (Federation Internationale Feline - International Felinological Federation) or WCF (World Cat Federation - World Cat Federation). In addition, American felinological organizations enjoy great authority in the world. The qualifications of the local experts are so great that the documents issued by them are recognized almost everywhere. It is not surprising that in our country many clubs are associate members of the American federations. This practically exhausts the list of organizations that are worth dealing with. All of them, to one extent or another, mutually recognize each other’s tribal documents, although they may not recognize the title assigned by another organization. That is, if your cat has a pedigree issued by an American club, then any club owned by WCF recognizes it as valid. But the champion title obtained in America is unlikely to be recognized: it is understandable, because the rules for assigning titles there are completely different.

To begin, consider judging systems FIFe and WCF. They are very similar and differ only in details that for us do not currently have significant significance. The basic rule is this.

Pedigree a cat (no matter how thoroughbred her parents were) is issued only after the cat has visited the exhibition and received a positive rating there. A cat can only be graded and rated after 10 months of age. Until this age, a cat cannot have any pedigrees. Thus, if you are trying to sell a kitten with a ready-made and pedigree WCF or FIFe pedigree, this clearly indicates that they are trying to cheat you.

So, the cat visited the exhibition and received a rating of 5 or 4. From that moment she is allowed to breed and is considered a truly thoroughbred animal. However, it so happens that the cat is so good that a rating of 5 to the judge seems insufficient. In this case, he can add to the score 5 three more Latin letters САС, which means "candidate for the champions (Fr.)". By themselves, these letters mean nothing: they only say that the judge really liked the cat, but if she gets three CAC scores from three different judges, she automatically gets the champion title.
From this moment, the abbreviation Ch joins her name and she gets the right to participate in exhibitions not like ordinary cats, but in the so-called champion class. In this class, she, in addition to excellent marks, can also receive a CACIB mark as a candidate for inter-champions. Three of these grades give the cat the title for interchampion - Ch.Int. Then she participates in interchampion fairs and can receive a CAGCIB assessment of a candidate for international champion. Six of these ratings allow the cat to be called an international champion. Then she should receive nine titles of the CACE candidate for European champions, and becomes the European champion. For FIFe, this title is the highest, and the WCF has the right to appropriate the world title. "Why am I explaining all this?" - you ask. Open any newspaper. You will find a bunch of announcements about the following content. I sell kittens, my father is a two-time world champion or "I sell kittens, my mother is an eight-time CAC and a five-time candidate for interchampions." If you carefully read the previous paragraph, then it will immediately become clear to you that there can simply be no eight-time САС and five-time candidates for interchampions, as well as, say, two-time champions. Both CAC and CACIB a cat can receive only three times, not more, and any champion title is given once and for life. How should I relate to these ads, I hope, is understandable.

It should be very wary of ads such as: I sell a Persian cat with an American pedigree, my parents are multiple inter-champions. The fact is that all the titles and abbreviations listed above take place only in FIFe and WCF. In America, a completely different rating system. There are no international champions there at all. But not every fraudster knows about this.

Strictly speaking, every club in America adheres to its own judging and rating system, but there are provisions common to all clubs. Firstly, there are no САС, CACIB, etc. in America. Cats begin to exhibit, usually early, in a few months. The usual titles are “winner”, “champion”, “grand champion”, “master grand champion”, and the title “champion” can only be obtained in adulthood. But here, note that there can be no question of any pedigree when buying a kitten. You will receive the pedigree at the club after the purchase.

This rule is common when buying any thoroughbred animal. I would like to draw attention to the fact that many American clubs allow the existence of the so-called show class. Very beautiful animals fall into this class, which, strictly speaking, do not necessarily correspond to pedigree standards and may even be unsuitable for breeding. Be careful! Such a cat can have champion titles, be very beautiful, but, in essence, it is purebred and should cost accordingly inexpensively.

By the way. It is also worth mentioning the title "Best-in-Show" (BIS), which is awarded at FIFe and WCF. This title is subjective and is assigned to the cat, which most liked the judges and the public. He just says that this is a very beautiful cat and nothing more. Compliance with pedigree standards, breeding qualities do not play a special role here. Therefore, do not flatter yourself if the parents of the kitten you want to buy have BIS titles. Another thing is if, in addition to this title, they have the title of champion or at least a couple of CAC. Then, most likely, you are really dealing with an outstanding animal.

And now back to the three questions that we asked earlier. And consider them from a purely practical point of view.

What breed to buy?

Buy the one you like. All are good! But if you still can not decide, take into account the following considerations.

Persian cats are the most popular and famous breed. Not without reason in the minds of many people the concept of a thoroughbred cat is unambiguously associated with the concept of "Persian". They are most common in the world, have many variations and themselves, in turn, laid the foundation for many breeds. If you decide to breed Persian cats, you will not have many problems that are familiar to owners of other breeds. But. Unfortunately, in our country there are not so many good Persians, it is very difficult to find a good animal that can compete in exhibitions with American or European cats. There are few such cats and they cost much higher than the "average level". In any case, you are unlikely to be able to buy a good breeding and exhibition animal for 300 thousand (before the denomination of approx. Admin) or even for $ 300. If you need a really good cat for breeding and for exhibitions, you should be prepared for the fact that you have to spend a lot of money. And one more thing: get ready to run looking for rich buyers for your kittens. Here, perhaps, it’s worth adding that if you decide to seriously engage in “Persians”, you should opt for a club that is part of some American association: America is famous for exactly “Persians”.

If patriotism is not alien to you, maybe it makes sense to turn to domestic cat breeds. Some of them (for example, Siberian) are quite widely known in our country, but exotic for other countries. Others (Kuril and Karelian bobtail), on the contrary, are very rare. Still others (Neva masquerade) have only recently been bred; fourth (sphinxes) exist in single copies.

But be that as it may, all these breeds are new (although, of course, some of them have existed in the wild for a long time), and the interest in them is huge in the world. Therefore, you will have much less problems with the sale of kittens than owners of other breeds. In addition, all these cats have a higher intelligence, it is interesting to communicate with them, it is easier to "negotiate" with them. It is understandable: a few generations ago, their ancestors had to show miracles of resourcefulness in order to survive (the Kuril Bobtail, for example, until recently existed mainly as a wild cat, literally). And some breeds, such as bobtail, also look completely unusual for cats. The range of prices for kittens here is quite large: from several tens of thousands of rubles (for an ordinary representative) to several hundred dollars (for an outstanding representative of a rare breed).

I’ll make a reservation right away: such a Russian breed as the Russian blue was bred in England, and not in Russia. But the British used our breeding material, our Russian, so it can rightfully be attributed to our native breeds.
Forgive me the owners of many other breeds, but I will mention all the rest only briefly, since there are not so many of them in Russia. Representatives of some are literally units. Here are Rex (short-haired curly cats) and sphinxes (cats completely hairless), and ragdolls rag dolls (huge beautiful cats with a completely unusual character). Their rarity and even higher price to some extent guarantee that you will not become a victim of fraud.

The author apparently considered unworthy the mention of the Thai breed in this article, so I would like to fix it. The Thai cat breed is considered to be an aboriginal Russian breed, and although its ancestors lived in Thailand (Siam), for more than 100 years, the Thai cat lives in Russia, and is familiar to everyone from Soviet times, however, under the name "Siamese". This is not an artificial breed, which means that you will not have health problems. You can talk about the nature of Thai cats endlessly, on the site written whole Talmuds on this topic. The main character traits are activity, sociability, devotion, high intellectual abilities. Price range from 5 to 30 thousand per kitten with documents.

Where to buy a kitten?

The most common options are: by announcement, in the Bird Market, at an exhibition, through a club. Contrary to popular belief, there is not much difference between these options. Unless, of course, buy competently.

Too many nursery owners sell kittens by posting ads in newspapers and magazines. Therefore, for starters, I would recommend trying this option. Read the ads carefully. Immediately discard all those where unusual combinations of titles are encountered, such as five-fold CAC. Then call the ad that interests you. Ask what club the nursery is registered in, which federation it belongs to, or which federation the pedigree of the parents is registered in. Be sure to ask if the pedigree of the parents is complete. An incomplete pedigree can only be found in new domestic breeds: Siberians, Bobtail, "Nevok". A Persian with an incomplete pedigree is, excuse me, not a Persian.

Take your time, call other ads, compare the price that you were called with the prices in other places. They should not differ significantly: nursery owners try to maintain prices at the same level. If you have any doubts, call the club, do not hesitate, there you will be provided with information about the nursery and the breed you are interested in. The owner of the cattery should inform you of the club’s telephone number; in addition, it can be indicated in the documents for the kitten.

The bird market in many is associated with a place where they always cheat. In many respects this is true, and the chances that instead of a thoroughbred animal you get a yard murka here are very high.However, a thoroughbred animal can also be bought here. In fact, the topic of visiting the Bird Market may be the subject of a separate article. In the meantime, I will confine myself to one piece of advice: without a guide who is well versed in cats, it is still better not to buy anything here. And one more remark: if you can really buy a thoroughbred animal here, then you are unlikely to find a future world champion here. But the chance to buy a sick animal here is very large.

For some reason, many people think that by buying a kitten at the exhibition, they guarantee themselves the quality of the purchase. Dangerous fallacy.

The exhibitions are not arranged for the sale of kittens, and the administration of the exhibition is not at all obliged to answer for what is sold there, especially since kittens are often sold at exhibitions, as it is, to put it mildly, illegally. Of course, many clubs are trying to put things in order in this matter. For example, at the last MoCCo club show, all kittens for sale were registered. But nearby, in the lobby, they were in full swing trading unregistered kittens.

However, the purchase of kittens at the exhibition has the advantage that you have experts, stewards, and a veterinarian on hand. And so, any doubts, if you have them, can be right here on the spot and resolved. And the owners of cats are qualified enough to advise you, and completely free of charge. You just feel free to ask.

True, it should be noted that the peculiar etiquette of cattalkers does not allow you to interfere in the process of someone else's bargaining and climb with your advice. But be calm: if they try to fool you in too explicit and arrogant a way, the people around will intervene, the soul will not stand it. In any case, no one bothers you, having paid a very small amount for examination, here at the exhibition you can get an official opinion on the animal you just bought.

And finally, buying cats through the club. The process is quite simple. You call the club and tell you which animal you would like to buy. In response, they call you the kennel’s phone, where the kittens you need are currently available or will be available soon. Here you can find out the price range and get more detailed information about the breed. In the future, the purchase does not differ from the purchase on the ad.

What to look for when buying a kitten?

Even if you buy a kitten in a registered cattery, and its pedigree is not in doubt, you still run the risk of becoming a victim of dishonesty on the part of the breeder. After all, even kittens of the same litter are of different quality. One has every chance of becoming an interchampion, and the other is only suitable for experimental breeding. Accordingly, the price range for kittens can be very large.

Therefore, carefully read the documents for the kitten. In FIFe and WCF, the kitten, upon reaching the age of six weeks, undergoes an examination, after which it receives a registration card. The presence of such a card in a kitten guarantees its thoroughbredness. If the kitten has significant shortcomings, the expert will point to them. A kitten that does not meet breed standards will not receive such a card. In most American federations, the breeder himself determines the value of the kitten, however, he bears a very strict responsibility for his decision, and even a simple mistake, not that dishonesty, can lead to the closure of the nursery. In the WCF and FIFe federations, as well as in many American federations, kittens must be given a name starting with a certain letter, in accordance with the stud book. Many breeders deliberately leave the name in the kitten’s documents blank and tell the future owners what letter the kitten’s nickname should begin with. Therefore, if you were not warned about this condition or said: Call it what you want, then your kitten has nothing to do with the federation.

Be careful not to buy a patient. The eyes of the kitten should be clear, not festering (pay attention to this, first of all!), Gums of uniform pink color. There should be no discharge around the nose, and no halitosis. The presence of a semitransparent membrane of the third century in the inner corners of the eye indicates that the animal is sick. Although, if you buy a kitten at an exhibition or in the market, this membrane may appear from overwork. Pay attention to the ears. The presence of earwax islets indicates the presence of ear mites. And feel free to pay attention to the anus. There should be no redness. Feel the tail. All breeds, with the exception of bobtail, creases and nodules on the tail should not be.

A conscientious breeder will honestly tell you about the shortcomings of a kitten. Any animal has them, otherwise everyone would be world champions. But you should distinguish between flaws and vices. The disadvantage only slightly reduces the rating at the exhibition or does not even reduce, but is taken into account when comparing with other animals. A vice definitely leads to disqualification. For example, the greenish shade of the eyes for a Siamese cat is a drawback, but completely green eyes are a vice. A tooth knocked out during a fall from a window is a fault, and a malocclusion is a vice. Therefore, if you are asked about the shortcomings that they are not there, this is an occasion to think. For example, when I bought my first kitten, I honestly listed his shortcomings, which, however, did not stop him from getting the champion title for eleven months.

After you have decided on a purchase, you need to get it right. In WCF and FIFe, the breeder must give you a kitten’s registration card (sometimes it’s incorrectly called a certificate) (other names are “metric”, “kitty”), which must contain the full name of the animal, full names, titles and numbers of the pedigrees of its parents, telephone (or address) of the owner of the nursery and its club. In addition, kitten data (color, gender) and deviations from the standard (if any) should be indicated. The information must be certified by the seal of the club (federation) and the signatures of the breeder and expert. And again I repeat: A kitten cannot have any pedigree!

The received card is the same as a birth certificate for a person. When the kitten becomes an adult (it’s ten months for a cat) and gets to the exhibition, you will hand over this card to the club and you will be exchanged for a pedigree - a cat’s passport.

In the American federations, to which many of our clubs belong, the breeder himself, without the participation of an expert, evaluates the kitten and issues you documents signed by him. However, you again do not get the pedigree from him, but at the club. In many American clubs, you can exchange this document for a pedigree without waiting for the exhibition, but still your cat will become a full-fledged representative of the breed only after an exhibition examination.

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