Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Miss Bianca: her story continued

MIss B-1 very sharp
Originally uploaded by jhhymas
After she came to live with us, we were worried because our younger son had cat-aggravated asthma. There was no question of bringing her in the house, although she must have formerly been a house cat because she tried to come in with us. The black kitties were wild and uncatchable, especially one of them. We caught the other, and our son's girlfriend took it home with her. Some time later, her brother accidently ran over it in their driveway. And that part of the saga ends there.
I began calling the other black kitty "Buster." I think I did this, because I feared we could never catch it to be neutered and would thus unleash a mini-flood of kitties in our garage. We could pet Miss B, as we came to call her and she was eay to catch for her trip to be spayed. We continued to live in this fool's paradise until S went out for the morning paper and caught Buster in the act of love, and occupying the female position.
Then began the campaign: we borrowed a trap and began to feed Buster a small dish of canned cat food in it every day, with the door open. Then S sat nearby and very still. Then, S. had a string in his hand; after a couple of tries Buster was trapped. We carried the trap to the vet, and Buster's early pregnancy was interrupted. It took several people and probably some knockout drops, but they mananged it.

1 comment:

  1. Oh goodness that is funny. We had a bunny in our house that we thought was a girl until our new kitten went into heat for the first time and he showed that not only was he a male but he was not choosy about a mate. Our kitty didn't seem to mind either which concerned me greatly. She swiftly went to the vet.
    BTW, thanks for the award--I am humbled by the honor. Thank you!