Have you seen the new ads on tv with the sweet little faces of puppies that are neglected by their owners? So, sad – such sweet puppies. DO NOT BE SUCKERED IN BY THESE ADS. ASPCA IS A HORRIBLE ORGANIZATION. Ok – no more caps, but can you tell I am passionate about this? Check it out before giving one cent to them –
Here an example of one of the many posting about the ASPCA :
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals …
It felt as though the animals were being used for fundraising, rather than using funds raised to help the animals.” Despite having $115 million in contributions in 2013, the ASPCA only found homes for 3,400 dogs and cats, according to its annual report. That’s a cost of $34,000 per animal adopted.
Is the Aspca a good charity?
The independent watchdog CharityWatch finds that ASPCA spends up to 35 percent of its budget on overhead, and 38 cents to raise every dollar, giving the organization a middling “C+” rating. Charity Navigator calculates that ASPCA spent a whopping $52 million on fundraising in 2012.
Shop around because we have some excellent end-of-the-season prices. Make sure your kitten comes spayed/neutered, with at least 2 shots, and TICS registered. Ragdolls have blue eyes and are a pointed cat. Minks, solids, sepia are outcrossed with other cats and are only part Ragdoll – don’t be folled by the word RARE. If they are rare it is because they can not be shown in TICA or CFA and are not recognized as true Ragdolls.
More pictures are coming tomorrow – so check back and see how I am doing with my website skills – LOL.
Check out the kittens for sale page. Lots of kittens – more pictures to be posted as kittens get spayed and neutered. This is a great time to get a purebred Ragdoll out of Champion and Showcat lines – Purebred no minks or sepias or any other cross-bred cats. Kittens are adorable – I was just too busy this summer working on the TICA Annual Cat Show in Las Vegas and have not had time to sell the kittens. YIKES!
By Meilan Solly
June 18, 2019
Some cat breeds are closely associated with specific behaviors: Ragdolls, for example, are often viewed as relaxed, friendly and affectionate, while Russian Blues are considered more intelligent and reserved. But a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports is the first academic paper to investigate whether felines actually show breed differences in behavior and how, or even if, these traits are passed down from one generation to the next.
As Nick Carne writes for Cosmos, researchers from the University of Helsinki drew on data detailing around 5,726 cats’ behavior to identify patterns among breeds and gauge heritability. Overall, the team found that different breeds do in fact behave in different ways; of these behaviors—including activity level, shyness, aggression and sociability with humans—around half are inherited.
The starkest differences among breeds emerged in the category of activity. The smallest differences, meanwhile, centered on stereotypical behavior. Prolonged or repetitive behaviors, like pacing or paw chewing, with no discernible purpose are called stereotypies. In some cases, these abnormal behaviors are actually self-destructive.
“Since the age of about two weeks, activity is a reasonably permanent trait, whereas stereotypical behaviour is affected by many environmental factors early on in the cat’s life as well as later,” Hannes Lohi, study co-author and lead researcher of the University of Helsinki’s feline genetic research group, says in a statement. “This may explain the differences observed.”
Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/survey-suggests-cat-breed-behaviors-are-largely-inherited-180972438/#vdokHQ0LMLBbZZ9h.99
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