Friday, September 28, 2012

Belle's Turn

It was momma cat Belle Neige's turn to be spayed today.  All the momma cats that I foster eventually have to be spayed, once their kittens have stopped nursing and their milk dries up of course.  Hopefully before they go into heat again (Maggie was the only one who has done that since I started doing this last year - what a terrible few days that was, for both of us!).  That way, there's a finite number of kittens being born, we're helping to stop the cycle of stray cats getting pregnant and having more and more kittens.  Now we just need to find homes for these little darlings!

She didn't like being in the carrier or the drive to and from the vet, but everything went fun and she seems quite happy to be home again.  She's been eating and drinking and even chased a little bit of paper across the kitchen floor for a few seconds.  The rest of the time, she's been tired and ready to sleep but purring loudly when I pet her.  I put her and the kittens in their room for the night a bit early tonight so we can all get some rest.  We were up early this morning so I could take her to the vet by 8 a.m. and no food or water after midnight last night, so now we can all get back to our regular routine.

I've told her she doesn't have to go back in a carrier or in a car until it's time for her to go live at her forever home.  She seems fine with that arrangement.
Such a pretty girl!


Miss Heidi said...

She IS a very pretty cat. Like she has a mask on. Off the topic of cats do you know if Michelle is gonna do the vintage x-mas journals? So sad no Journalfest this time next month :(

Anonymous said...

She's so gorgeous, I can't believe no one has scooped her up yet.

Lori Wostl said...

Thank you so much for the time, energy and money you pour into the kitty project. I love cats and what you are doing is what works best. She is a beautiful cat.

I am sad about Journalfest too.