My name is Holly - I hail from Ontario, Canada, although I am originally from England! I live with my boyfriend and our dog Pickles (rotti), our hamster Scone and our new kitten called Snow!
Snow has quite the tale...
Three weeks ago I found her mewing outside a house in the neighbourhood I live. It was -15 and the snow was past my knees and the poor little thing was wet through so I knocked on this person's house and asked whether the kitten could come in. I was given a big fat and rather rude no from the person. She said - and I quote 'That cat is not allowed in this house'. I asked what I should do with it and she told me to leave it. And so I did. Three hours later when it was still out there mewing I couldn't bear it and I brought it in for the night, where it instantly became a firm friend with the dog and swaggered about like she owned the place, rubbing her face against ours in bed and attacking our feet under the cover.
I was smitten, but there was the small issue that she wasn't ours. I didn't want to take her to the SPCA, lest she was returned to this lady who clearly didn't want her. So I released her. That evening, she was still out there mewing, but this time she readily followed me into my house. I spoke (rather bravely, I thought considering our last encounter) to the lady and informed her I had taken in her cat. And she didn't in the least care.
It became obvious that she had fleas and a little round tummy - worms? I hoped.
Anyway, I couldn't do anything about it as I was due to fly back to England to see my family for the first time in a year! So I left our new kitten (rescued from the snow and thus named Snow) in the capable hands of my boyfriend whilst I left across the ocean.
He managed to book her into the vets, where we discovered that the little round tummy was a belly full of kits and she is 6 weeks pregnant, at seven months old, poor thing. We were offered the option of having her spayed there and then, but I (via hasty text messages from 4000 miles away) told my boyfriend that it would have been different were they younger, but at that age they have whiskers and I can't morally make that decision.
Sooooo...I guess we will have a few kits more in three weeks time, much research is now being done and that is why I am here!! Seeking advice! Off to search the forums
I need lots of advice from all you people, who I am sure are 'been there done that' types!