spaying cats

How to Raise a Cat with Love

July 2021

Chocolate and blue point Siamese female cats sitting on a carpeted office shelf built for them.

Lily and Lucy, office supervisors.

For the love of a cat. You pour your heart out and never look back. I love cats. Never a commitment to take lightly.

 

To bring one into my home, it becomes their forever home. A hard decision. Do I devote myself to this little creature for the next 18 years?

 

So, I pick wisely and trust I haven’t made a mistake. A promise to the little four-legged one. We will work through whatever life throws at us. Will never abandon you, no matter what. Continue reading

Lucy Gets Spayed

 

 June 2021

Blue point Siamese female cat in e-collar after being spayed in the home office

Lucy in e-collar after spaying.

 

Being a responsible cat parent, you know spaying has to be done. But risk of anesthesia is always present. Words pound in your brain, “Everyday across the world hundreds of pets are being altered.”

 

The troubling part is, you have a special connection to your furry little family member, it becomes a personal thing. As with Lily, I tried to keep busy. Ready to drop whatever I was doing to go get her asap. You want to rescue them from the scary place of unknown smells and sounds. And let them know you haven’t abandoned them.

 

Injection for pain

They gave her an injection of Buprenorphine-SR, a slow-release medication for pain. It lasts for 3 days, and it could disorient her during the duration. A few times when sitting she fell over, sad to see her listless.

 

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Spay Day or Was It?

 

My account of the day:

Chocolate Point Siamese female cat after going through surgery for spaying

Lily after surgery

Tuesday, 3-30-2021, Lily scheduled to be spayed. The anguish a cat parent feels exists when you have to take your unsuspected little one in for the procedure.

 

“Why am I not getting breakfast?”

 

“Why is Lucy eating and not me?”

 

You see their questions in the expressions and muttered meows. Heartbroken, you know it has to be done.

 

Then the worries. Under anesthesia. What if things don’t go well? Try to block those negative thoughts.

 

Hey, it happens every day across the world. Why should a healthy cat have problems?

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