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(Denver Channel)   Customers who paid up to $28,000 for a hypoallergenic cat are starting to wonder if maybe, just maybe, they've been had   (thedenverchannel.com) divider line 89
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2013-07-19 12:44:00 PM
Sounds like a $28,000 placebo.
 
2013-07-19 12:48:31 PM
she spent thousands of dollars on Allerca cats, but her children were so allergic that she was forced to give them away.

She did right thing. I would have given my children away as well.
 
2013-07-19 12:52:50 PM
As someone who is allergic to cats, all I can say is those idiots who spent that kind of money on a "hypoallergenic cat" and that money were incredibly unlikely to ever find each other in the first place.
 
2013-07-19 01:03:50 PM
What their hypoallergenic cats might look like:

i76.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-19 01:35:18 PM
www.wearysloth.com
 
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2013-07-19 01:58:25 PM
I'm not a veterinarian, but that cat doesn't look like it has any allergies to me.
 
2013-07-19 02:04:04 PM
I thought my Bengal kitten was expensive...
 
2013-07-19 03:37:02 PM
Fool, money, etc., etc.
 
2013-07-19 03:39:11 PM
HyPOallergenic? Boy, is my face red.
 
2013-07-19 03:40:46 PM
A $28000 cat is nothing to sneeze at.
 
2013-07-19 03:41:05 PM
They probably tried to buy frequent flyer miles from Cpt Chris Hansen, too.
 
2013-07-19 03:41:36 PM
Is the lady in the picture choking that cat?  :o
 
2013-07-19 03:41:49 PM

Nabb1: As someone who is allergic to cats, all I can say is those idiots who spent that kind of money on a "hypoallergenic cat" and that money were incredibly unlikely to ever find each other in the first place.


Idiots are also often deep in debt.  Just sayin'.
 
2013-07-19 03:43:14 PM
Only humanity would be so arrogant to genetically engineer a cat to eliminate what is, in the grand scheme, basically just a nuisance for a small fraction of the population.
 
2013-07-19 03:44:20 PM

Somaticasual: Only humanity would be so arrogant to genetically engineer a cat to eliminate what is, in the grand scheme, basically just a nuisance for a small fraction of the population.


Actually they didn't, they just breed them
 
2013-07-19 03:45:10 PM
Anyone who spends any money buying a cat is a dumbass.

There are so many of them out there that the ones that aren't given away are killed.
 
2013-07-19 03:45:20 PM
Hm, these people live in my area. I shall require their information as I have the biggest deal on elephant stampede insurance that they will undoubtedly be interested in.
 
2013-07-19 03:45:44 PM
No, its totally legit. We've conducted through testing and can garuntee that the cats aren't allergic to anything.
 
2013-07-19 03:47:07 PM
I'm starting to wonder if going back to school to make myself more employable in my field was the right choice.
I should just get into some pseudo-scientific fleecing of people, like claiming the feral cats I catch around town are really hypoallergenic cats that just need a little love to become sociable.

Since mine need socializing, I'll only charge 10k each. I'll even throw in some holistic remedies that you can give the kitty that will help things along.
 
2013-07-19 03:47:42 PM

Somaticasual: Only humanity would be so arrogant to genetically engineer a cat to eliminate what is, in the grand scheme, basically just a nuisance for a small fraction of the population.


Obviously you've never owned a cat.

They're arrogant as hell!
 
2013-07-19 03:48:32 PM
I just can't believe that in this day and age that people can't figure this stuff out.

30 second of google and reading brings me here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allergy_to_cats

Answered the question for me.
 
2013-07-19 03:48:46 PM
A cat hip replacement costs 15 thousand dollars, or 15 thousand dollars more than whole cat replacement.

/snl
 
2013-07-19 03:48:58 PM
I only buy cats from Nigerian princes.
 
2013-07-19 03:49:01 PM
Mine has mold and pollen allergies, but it was free.
 
2013-07-19 03:49:22 PM

Nabb1: As someone who is allergic to cats, all I can say is those idiots who spent that kind of money on a "hypoallergenic cat" and that money were incredibly unlikely to ever find each other in the first place.


You'd be shocked and depressed how the number of rich or well off idiots.
 
2013-07-19 03:50:50 PM
gee and in other news homeopathy is just sugar pills and if water had memory it would remember every pisshole it's been in.

#epicfail
 
2013-07-19 03:52:10 PM

ShadowKamui: Somaticasual: Only humanity would be so arrogant to genetically engineer a cat to eliminate what is, in the grand scheme, basically just a nuisance for a small fraction of the population.

Actually they didn't, they just breed them


I have been assured in the the GMO threads that it the same thing.
 
2013-07-19 03:53:35 PM
Another Allerca customer told "The Lookout" team that he was still waiting for his cat despite purchasing it years ago. He recounted wiring Brodie $4,000 in October 2008,
Seems legit.
 
2013-07-19 03:54:14 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Nabb1: As someone who is allergic to cats, all I can say is those idiots who spent that kind of money on a "hypoallergenic cat" and that money were incredibly unlikely to ever find each other in the first place.

You'd be shocked and depressed how the number of rich or well off idiots.


philly.barstoolsports.com
/haz ordered 4 of those cats
 
2013-07-19 03:56:16 PM

Astorix: gee and in other news homeopathy is just sugar pills and if water had memory it would remember every pisshole it's been in.

#epicfail


Actually, water does appear to have a memory, but that memory has no quantifiable effect on anything what so ever.  (as yet).  Strange, but true.
 
2013-07-19 03:59:16 PM
A woman I knew had one of the 'prototypes' of the cat as she helped create them.

I went to her house and started sneezing like crazy because I am really allrgic to cats. I told her to get back to the drawing board. She must not have.
 
2013-07-19 04:00:05 PM
Anyone who is willing to spend $28k on a cat does not deserve to have that $28k.

We have cats and we love them very much but $28k? Hell no!
 
2013-07-19 04:07:04 PM

Jument: Anyone who is willing to spend $28k on a cat does not deserve to have that $28k.

We have cats and we love them very much but $28k? Hell no!


pretty much this.  I have 3 right now, but I haven't spent anywhere near $28K on all the cats I've had in my life.  Not adding together food, vet, toys, litter....nope, can't see coming anywhere near that....
 
2013-07-19 04:11:14 PM
hallucinogenic cat?

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-19 04:13:24 PM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: Jument: Anyone who is willing to spend $28k on a cat does not deserve to have that $28k.

We have cats and we love them very much but $28k? Hell no!

pretty much this.  I have 3 right now, but I haven't spent anywhere near $28K on all the cats I've had in my life.  Not adding together food, vet, toys, litter....nope, can't see coming anywhere near that....


Same here.  I think if I added up all the food, vet bills and toys/stuff for cats over the years, I might get $28k.  I've owned cats for a long time.  But 28k for one cat? Not bloody likely.
 
2013-07-19 04:16:32 PM

Kahabut: Satan's Bunny Slippers: Jument: Anyone who is willing to spend $28k on a cat does not deserve to have that $28k.

We have cats and we love them very much but $28k? Hell no!

pretty much this.  I have 3 right now, but I haven't spent anywhere near $28K on all the cats I've had in my life.  Not adding together food, vet, toys, litter....nope, can't see coming anywhere near that....

Same here.  I think if I added up all the food, vet bills and toys/stuff for cats over the years, I might get $28k.  I've owned cats for a long time.  But 28k for one cat? Not bloody likely.


I'm probably closer to $28K than I'd like to admit for over the years...cats having been keeping me hostage for about 40 years, so I'm probably close.  :)
 
2013-07-19 04:21:01 PM
Simon Brodie is a total fraud artist.  His "Ashera" cats (the same "Lifestyle Pets" company) were proven to be just above-average sized Savannah cats being pawned off as a new breed for four times the price (or more).  That was back in 2008... five years ago.
I can't believe anyone would be stupid enough to think, well the Ashera cat was a fraud, but I'm sure he wouldn't be dishonest with the allergy-free cats he's offering.
 
2013-07-19 04:23:40 PM
img.pandawhale.com
 
2013-07-19 04:33:36 PM

Creature: I just can't believe that in this day and age that people can't figure this stuff out.

30 second of google and reading brings me here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allergy_to_cats

Answered the question for me.


You mean wikipedia.EDU, smartypants.
 
2013-07-19 04:35:37 PM

Kahabut: Astorix: gee and in other news homeopathy is just sugar pills and if water had memory it would remember every pisshole it's been in.

#epicfail

Actually, water does appear to have a memory, but that memory has no quantifiable effect on anything what so ever.  (as yet).  Strange, but true.


Strange, maybe.  True, no.
 
2013-07-19 04:36:19 PM
Yes - we are all hypo allergenic...yeah and Morgan Fairchild is coming by to get some of us..yeah..that's the ticket

media.oregonlive.com
 
2013-07-19 04:37:39 PM

GoldDude: Simon Brodie is a total fraud artist...


Simon Brodie is also the most brilliant con artist since Harold Hill. The sheer magnitude and variety of the schemes he's come up with over the years means that he *WILL* have a movie made about him someday.
 
2013-07-19 04:40:55 PM

drop: Kahabut: Astorix: gee and in other news homeopathy is just sugar pills and if water had memory it would remember every pisshole it's been in.

#epicfail

Actually, water does appear to have a memory, but that memory has no quantifiable effect on anything what so ever.  (as yet).  Strange, but true.

Strange, maybe.  True, no.


It's true, it's just very short.  On the order of nano-seconds.  Obviously that has practical limits that make it effectively non-existent, but that doesn't change the fact that water (and other substances) will maintain the influence of things that have been removed, for a while.  Hypothetically, this is the "tick rate" of the universe showing up.  More likely is that our instruments just don't work quickly enough to show the real effect happening in real time.

Physics is WEIRD.
 
2013-07-19 04:43:02 PM
Just keep your pussy shaved and you will not have all that itching.
 
2013-07-19 04:46:51 PM
Hypo-allergenic cat? I prefer mine like a non-filtered cigarette. Back in my day no one allergic to cats. There wasn't any of that ADD or autism, men shaved their faces with a Bowie knife, and you were lucky to have the opportunity to join the army and die for our country.

I blame Obama.
 
2013-07-19 04:49:51 PM

kid_icarus: What their hypoallergenic cats might look like:

[i76.photobucket.com image 259x194]


farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2013-07-19 04:55:15 PM
We are truly splitting off into (at least) two separate species.
The intelligent and the extremely stupid.
 
2013-07-19 05:06:23 PM

Begoggle: We are truly splitting off into (at least) two separate species.
The intelligent and the extremely stupid.


More commonly referred to as "Democrats" and "Republicans".
 
2013-07-19 05:07:21 PM
Could this be considered a test for early onset Alzheimer's? I just can't imagine anyone in their right mind forking over $28,000 grand for a cat they haven't even met yet. That much money for a pet that they have grown to love, sure, if they had the money, why not. That's not the case here though, these are people paying money for a /future/ cat. Therefore these people must be crazy.
 
2013-07-19 05:13:40 PM
" According to company literature, the company's cats have significantly reduced levels of a particular protein that humans suffer allergic reactions to. The journal Nature reported in September, 2006 that in an Allerca-funded study, Sheldon Spector, a clinical allergy expert at the University of California, Los Angeles, found the company's cats to be less allergy-inducing than the control. However, neither the study nor its underlying data have been published, and Spector himself advises caution as regards his study's interpretation as he used an experimental setup that is generally regarded as less than reliable.... "
www.bloodygoodhorror.com
 
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