Saturday, October 07, 2006

No Sneeze Kitties? What the...

The Mom was reading the New York Times and saw this article about genetically mutated hypo-allergenic kitties. OK, they are kitties, but they are mutant kitties. I'm sorry. It's bad enough that the humans add growth hormones to Moo-cows and change the genetics on corn to make it more durable (or something like that).

This is so freaking stupid.

Oh ya, you can give me the whole argument of "well this means people can enjoy the company of cats who couldn't before." Two problems with this. One, if they really loved cats, they would put up with the sneezies. Heck, the Dad is highly allergic to cats and he's still with the Mom six years and nine cats later. He loves all of us, including the Annoying one who is a huge bundle of allergy causing snot. Secondly, there are so many kitties out there who need homes. Why should some idiot spend $4,000 on a cat when there are so many loving little furballs at the shelters who can go home right now for the cost of dinner at a fast food place?

*steps off soap box and goes to thwap someone*

15 comments:

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

we agree wif efurry werd you said! one of our teenagers is 'lergic too, but that doesn't stop her frum wanting to cuddle us. she's got meddy-sin fur the rash an the breathing purroblems.

kattonic said...

Yeah, rite on. Daddy gets the itchy watery eye thingies and momma has to take pills efurry day - but they luv us and arr willin to do dese tings so's dey can keep us.

Fat Eric said...

You said it Ayla.

brandi said...

$4,000! Rescue a kitty who needs a home and buy medicines for the sneezies! And give the rest of the monies to the shelter to help with vet bills and food and stuff. Stupid beans! Go, Ayla!

Max said...

I'll be contrary here...some People who are allergic are so allergic they have alot more than sneezies--they get Anna Fill Axis and can die. So they just don't have kitties. But if there was a kitty that wouldn't kill them, it would be nice.

Besides, if they can do this with a kitty, it might mean making a giant leap in genetics that will cure some other Ick that People might get that they can die from.

Rosie & Cheeto said...

Yes, vary true. We agree that they shuld put thare effurts into finding homes fur the kitties that dont have one.

My ladys brothur is allurjic to us. Its so sad cause we rub all ovur him to show him we like him but he can't stay with us long. Hes luking into geting a hedgehog...if he does, we'd like to meet him.

Gigolo Kitty said...

Yeah, the Giggy is pretty pissed that someone would spend $4000 on a kitty....that is not him! He has his eye on a Tiffany pendant that would fit nicely into that budget.

Rascal said...

We are against any and all genetic manipulation of anything, Cats, people, animals, or food. I feel sorry for those poor Cats who had to be subjected to human experiements simply for profit.

Gemini said...

Oh Ayla, you are furry right. Isn't that weird? Kitties that you aren't allergic too.

Bonnie Underfoot said...

This soapbox is gettin crowded, but I'll join you up there.
DON'T TOUCH ME!!!
Sorry. Max has a point, but... better to live without a cat of yur own an give the $4000 to a shelter.

They can NOT take away our power ofur allergic people. I can make my woman's coworker sneeze just wif a meow in her voicemail. Mwahahahahaha.

Les Trois Chats said...

I agree with Bonnie. $4ooo could do a lot of good at an animal shelter. Tell those people to get a lizard. I hear they're pretty cheap.
~ turtle

Ariel said...

Ayla Mommy and I agree with you.As I said mommy is very allergic to me and says she would'nt trade me for the world.

Petey said...

So what's a few allergies when you can be loved by a feline.

Buddy said...

Hi Buddy, Puss and Midnights mom here. Puss sleeps by my head nearly everynight and Midnight is there when Puss is not. Buddy sleeps between my husband and myself everynight and even tho I wake up snotty every single day... I would not only never give them up but I would never ever ever pay for a furry creature when I could save one. Ok Midnight saved us by finding our home and taking care of Buddy but still she isnt drinking out of gutters and sleeping under big dangerous cars anymore. The love and joy they bring us and the fun that your blogs bring us are worth being a little snotty. Isn't it funny how the smallest inconvenience is hardly tolerated by humans anymore...What the hell is wrong with people? Sheesh

Stepping off the box now. Thanks Ayla Puss,Buddy & Midnight just love your blog and so do I.

Magoo, Smudge, Bella & Dolce said...

Actually, this isn't genetic manipulation as it is selected breeding. The gene that removes the allergen is a dominant gene so every kitten born to a mother with this gene will have non-allergen kittens. I thought it was frankenkitty at first when I heard about it, but it turns out that it is the similar gene that is in hypoallergenic dogs.