Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Shelly.

Chanon just does the most wonderful pictures. This is Shelly otherwise known as CFA Ch Kender's It Can't Rain All The Time ,HCM clear.





San Diego Show

We are back from the biggest cat show in the West Coast in CFA for the year.  We are tired, kitties are tired, kids were actually sleeping in the car!

We had a great show, met many wonderful people.  Our Premiers all did very well. Solo made 2 finals, Rose made a final and can you believe it? little Ruby , just 11 months of age co-owned with our good friends Steve and Bea , at her first show as a baby open made a stunning 5 Best of Breeds and 3 finals.

One of our 2 blue classic girls, went to a really wonderful home their locally and already have some wonderful feedback from our new Kender family member Stephanie.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Meet & Greet

For Those of you who are interested , we are setting up a Meet & Greet for Tuesday evening 5 to 7pm in the west valley.

We currently have 2 retired adults available. 1 Spayed female 2 1/2 yrs of age silver tabby & white and a Neutered Male 3 1/2 years of age.

And 2 Blue Classic Tabby females , just turning 8 months of age. These girls still need to be spayed so will NOT be leaving us until after this has been completed and they are sufficiently recovered. But you can still meet them ahead of time and put a deposit down if it looks to be a good match.

Email us directly for more information, pictures and directions. We try to schedule everyone out a bit , so everyone has personal attention.  Thanks And hope to see you there!




Just in , from FB - one of our Kender Kitty families -  Alice, your kitties are the best!! We couldn't be happier with our little "Monster" cat. She will be four years old in June and we can not picture our lives without her. She is a wonderful companion, acomplice, snuggler, joker, and overall friend. Over the last three and a half years we've had her, she has been nothing short of amazing. My husband Alan (who has been deathly allergic to cats in the past) has had NO problems with her, and has grown to really be a "cat person"... which is good because Monster loves to sleep next to his face all night long.
Should any prosepctive clients of yours have any questions for a person who got a kitten from you, we woudld be happy to speak to them about how AMAZING our experience with a Kender Siberian cat has been!! Thank you again! The Donovans

For all of you who still need to understand how rescue retail works..... and it is NOT good.

Excellent concise presentation given by a veterinary diplomat.  This is not a newt hing, this is not a good thing. The Animal Rights Extremists are out for 1 thing and 1 thing only - the complete and utter annihilation of your rights to choose what kind of pet you can have or want and where you can get a pet from. Period.

Published on Aug 13, 2014
http://www.NAIAOnline.org
Dr. Arnold L. Goldman, DVM, MS, MPH
Update on US Dog Trafficking





Microchips and Privacy - the 2 do NOT go hand in hand!

http://www.thedogpress.com/Marketing-Microchips_C.Byer-151.asp


Please follow the link and read the article and understand the "big business" that is involved and as always - FOLLOW THE MONEY!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Current Lawsuits Against Blue Buffalo

We have posted previously about Blue Buffalo pet foods being highly suspicious. For a variety of reasons. But here is hte current article - http://www.poisonedpets.com/blue-buffalo-gets-slammed-by-a-shit-storm-of-consumer-lawsuits-based-on-deceptive-advertising-claims/

we have never used or recommended this particular food - so  please be aware.

Blue Buffalo gets slammed by a shit storm of new lawsuits

NestlĂ© Purina PetCare Company (Purina) aren’t the only people suing Blue Buffalo, now consumers have jumped on the litigation bandwagon and Blue Buffalo is getting slammed by a multitude of lawsuits alleging deceptive advertising practices. The growing number of lawsuits filed against Blue Buffalo keep growing and they are claiming, among other things, that the company falsely represented that their pet food does not contain ingredients – such as chicken/poultry by-product meals and corn – when it appears as if Blue Buffalo’s pet food might actually contain those ingredients.
Because of the number of class action lawsuits involved the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation has agreed to consolidate seven false advertising class action lawsuits filed against Blue Buffalo Co. Ltd. for misleading customers about the ingredients in its pet food. They alleged that Blue Buffalo misled its customers by claiming its pet food products did not contain any chicken by-products, corn or grain and led them to pay premium prices for the pet food. The class-action lawsuit was transferred to another court where several related lawsuits making the same allegations will be heard together.

The smoking e-mails

It is safe to assume that Blue Buffalo was aware, at some point, that their pet food did contain the vilified ingredient they based their marketing claim on, when during pretrial discovery—the process by which litigants demand internal documents and communications that could become evidence—e-mails revealed that Purina claims reinforce its allegations. In May, e-mails between a Blue Buffalo ingredient broker (Diversified Ingredients) and a major supplier (Wilbur-Ellis) suggest strongly that they did indeed sell pet food containing by-product meal. In an e-mail to Diversified Ingredients, a broker working for Blue Buffalo, a sales manager for supplier Wilbur-Ellis wrote that it did include “some by-product meal” in shipments from a Texas plant intended for Blue Buffalo.
Realizing that the inclusion of by-product meal now has potential legal consequences, Diversified Ingredients expressed alarm to Wilbur-Ellis and a way to respond to the kibble crisis:
“I think if we work together, we can band-aid this situation,” Diversified’s Collin McAtee wrote on May 15 to Darwin Rusu of Wilbur-Ellis. Referring to a “smoking gun,” McAtee added, “If you are going to fill these contracts for any reason, then I’m going to have to go to Blue Buffalo to address the breach of contract and undoubtedly divulge the details of what was shipped and the possibility that Rosser’s material is the smoking gun for their problems. That I do not want to do. If the finger is pointed in that direction and then later verified to have been the cause, then Diversified and Wilbur will both have to answer to this in litigation with Blue. The liabilities in this could be enormous. You are talking about massive product recalls, potential market share loss, etc. That would undoubtedly be in the several million dollar range.”
Blue Buffalo then claimed they were duped by their supplier, by publicly revealing that contrary to prior assurances, Blue Buffalo admitted that ingredients from their supplier did in fact contain poultry by-product meal after all — proving that the central allegations in Purina’s false advertising lawsuit against them. Despite Blue Buffalo’s admission, no mention was made about taking steps to recall the mislabeled pet foods, nor to compensate the millions of consumers that purchased the falsely labeled products.

Voodoo science performed in a highly sophisticated lab

Purina claims that testing of Blue Buffalo’s pet food were conducted in a “highly sophisticated, independent lab“, while Blue Buffalo calls their testing “junk science” and claims the testing was performed with a rudimentary microscope under less than optimal conditions with questionable methods. Regardless, the results of testing and analysis reveal that, in some instances, 9 out of 10 Blue Buffalo products tested contained poultry by-product meal, even though the packaging indicated otherwise. Instead, tests indicated the products contained several signature elements of poultry by-product meal: eggshell, raw feather and leg scale. Further, that quantities of grain were found in samples of Blue Buffalo’s pet food that were labeled “grain-free.”
To learn more about each case, click on the case information below.
SOURCE: U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in re: Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd., Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Belated Merry Christmas

Sorry to be so so late - but it's been a busy holiday season for us with family and work.



We hope everyone had a beautiful Christmas Season and are heading towards a prosperous New Year!