But don’t panic, it is good news!
About a month ago, Peggy was distancing herself from the latest batch of kittens I couldn’t prevent. She had three, and it took her so damn long to show them to me, I was frustrated.
Once she finally did, I set to work on the taming. As expected it took a long time.
First baby to come out!
Eventually the other two came out, and dad was there also. He is such a good kitten dad.
While this was going on, I got dad neutered. I had to give him a name for the paperwork, so I had to use the admittedly lame name Big Guy.
Next was to get Peggy spayed before she made more babies. Amazingly to me, two days after his neuter Big Guy was … trying to make more babies with his girl Peggy. Literally right next to me! It was kind of surreal. She couldn’t be in heat, she was still nursing, right? And he didn’t have swimmers any longer. I decided nothing could have happened and moved on to step two.
I needed to get those babies new homes. I found a lovely person online who had many more resources than I do, so I caught them all and we drove them to Co. Cork (from Co. Mayo). She was fantastic and got homes for all three very quickly.
Then, because I knew Peggy was ready to make more kittens, I went into overdrive to get her caught and spayed ASAP.
A volunteer from the local shelter came and helped me catch her, took her away to the veterinarian and … I will never see her again.
She WAS pregnant again. They made it not so, and spayed her, and the shelter found her a foster home while she recovered.
And now… her foster family has fallen in love and will keep her.
Of course I miss her, and our lunches every day. But I am so happy she finally found a forever home.