The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #24300   Message #1452032
Posted By: PoppaGator
04-Apr-05 - 05:38 PM
Thread Name: How many Mudcats have cats!?
Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
We're not big-time cat lovers at my house, but we got hornswoggled into becoming cat owners a few eyars back.

Our daughter brought a female kitten home from college and left her with us when she moved out of our house and into a no-pets apartment.

As often happens in nature, Minnie (short for "Minou," a French word for kittycat and a common cat name here in south Louisiana) became pregnant in the midst of a whole lot of wailing and screaming outside our window. She bore a very small litter of two kittens, both of which easily found homes.

The second time that happened, she once again produced a mere two offspring ~ but this time, we only managed to give one of them away. So now we have Minnie the Mom and Leroy the Boy.

Because we're not terminally stupid, and capable of learning an obvious lesson sooner or later, we managed to get both cats neutered before any further reproduction could occur. An unfortunate side effect: Minnie the momma cat, once a paragon of sweetness and mellow behavior, suddenly became really ornery, hissing and attacking at the slightest provacation (or at no apparent provication at all). Her son, fortunately, remains extremely friendly and, for a cat, cooperative. So, we have one pet feline that we like, plus one other cat that we seem to be obligated to feed.

Young Leroy, by the way, exhibits a particular personal attachment to me. I believe it's because he was born in my dirty laundry.