They had homes to go to before they were even born Aonir I'll be so sad to see them go though! Last time we only gave 2 to homes and kept 2 but this time it's all five.
Curtains is going to a friends mum, Spot is going to live with a friend and 2 other cats (I'm so glad coz she's nuts and needs lots of play). Flek will be going to stay with my mum with with her big brother Chino, Popeye is going to live in a home with lots of other cats and dogs and Spachino will be going to stay with a big family with children.
It's wierd coz each kittie is perfectly suited to the family they are going to!
Spot was the helpless one at first ioana but we helped her out and now she's a wee fighter. We don't really have a helpless one this time but I think thats a good thing
Oh yeah, Doodles is in heat again! I'm keeping her indoors at all times but she has escaped out the window twice for about an hour at a time (we're 1st floor!). We were supposed to get her spayed about now but looks like it's going to have to wait.
Does anyone have any idea to keep her content because she's wailing and scratching the windows and doors to get out all day and night? We're not getting much sleep
Well if she was a human I'd suggest midol. :lol: The only thing I can think of that comes to mind would be to give her a lot of attention and keep her mind off of getting outside. Distracting her with some toys might help. I'm sorry I can't be of much help but best of luck to you until you can get her spayed.
Yeah, I've tried giving her lots of attention and cuddles, she doesn't seem interested at all. I think she sees it as I'm about to give in because she wriggles away, looks at me, walks towards the door and when I don't follow she starts wailing again.
She hasn't even looked at a toy since she had the kittens, she won't even play with the other kitties.
I have never done this, but many breeders use a device to insert that will bring about ovulation when the female comes in heat. Then you would have to keep her locked up securely-even caged at times, if necessary. Then you would get her spayed as soon as the heat is over.
You could ask your vet about hormone treatments also. Tell her what you have in mind. I believe it was Bean who told me this was available in Canada. My vet said it's not available in the States.
Spot is my girl! She looks like she has got make up on she is so dainty!
Yanikin - if you will be too sad when the time for the babies to leave will come, think at the brighter side of the story. All of the kitties will be loved (probably spoiled ) and have a safe life.
Compared to other unfortunate kitties or doggies. They won't have to spend part of their life behind bars like prisoners nor roaming on the streets with no shelter.
There is one thing that was brought to my attention by the vet when I first had Little Mo and Frosty over (thinking then that I was going to help them and find homes for them - ). If we ever have kitties that we want to give away to never give them for free. Because some dog owners are using them to train their dogs to hunt. Plus - an owner that is not willing to spend some money to start with on their new babies will not take responsibilities seriously on the long run.
That's sp true, Ioana. It's best to charge the vet's fees, etc. , take the kittens to a no kill shelter, and spay or neuter ASAP. Cruel people watch for "free to a good home" ads to get kittens to sell to animal research labs. I was also told some people use them as snake food. I can't bear the thought of it. Even though the newspapers themselves warn the person taking out the "free" ads, I see new ones every week How sad.