Of course, yes, I want to be there for my kittens throughout the cute stages, the fun stages, the trouble stages. But my vow to him—which then transfers onto you and I must trust you to keep to it—is that I will be there for all of the stages of his life.
I am not obligated—I am honored.
So when I tell you I will be there for you and this kitten for his lifetime—please, respect me and my wishes. Let me know how my kitten is doing. Let me know what type of cat he has become. And if the day comes when your veterinarian believes he is so ill that you must do that unthinkable task—think of me as well and let me know.
I will be there to hold your hand in spirit as much as I’d willingly be in that room with you in person.
Breeding is a lifetime commitment.
His lifetime—my lifetime.
Help me honor that commitment as his breeder just as you honor your commitment as his owner.