Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening wherever you are and reading this. Odd title? Yeah, a little. Let me explain.
As you know, we have a female cat named Babs. She was fixed back in February as it states on her papers and also the vet remembered her when I took her in for her vet check. Well, she is definitely fixed BUT she still goes into heat. Yes, it is possible. It is called estrus meaning that after being spayed, some female cats may continue to exhibit the behavioural and/or physical signs pertaining to estrus aka heat.
Normally, when a female cat gets spayed, they remove her uterus and ovaries to prevent this from happening but in rare cases, some ovarian tissue was not removed and left behind giving a female cat those estrus symptoms. It so happens Babs has this. I could take her to the vet and get surgical exploration done but that could be costly and anything could go wrong from there. I personally don’t really mind the whining or yowling, haha but I am worried a bit about her spraying which I do not think she would but she ended up spraying on Radek’s foot last night and I had to wash a couple of blankets in hot water at like 10:30 at night. He was not impressed.
She ended up getting closed off in the mudroom with Baldwin so at least he had a roommate last night and wasn’t lonely.
Now, you are probably asking yourself, “why do they lock up their cat in the mudroom?” Baldwin is a good cat, really don’t get me wrong, BUT he can’t be trusted. There are times we give him the benefit of the doubt but then he ends up ruining it for himself and he loses his privileges. (Sounds funny, I know.) He will get into things or jump onto things he is not supposed to. (Yes, I know typical cat but it does not bother me as much as it bothers someone else…) The other problem is that sometimes when Baldwin poops, he either doesn’t pinch off properly hahaha, yes, pinch off, and I don’t want his poopy starfish on my furniture or for him to scoot his butt somewhere. He can be a very lazy cat and not clean his butt either unless I get baby wipes and wipe it for him. Yes, you read that correctly haha I, CountryCatGal, wipe my cats ass with a baby wipe.
Now you probably wonder, well if she has a 5 year old, “why does she have baby wipes?” Because baby wipes are the shit!!! Once you have them, you will always have them. Everytime we make a trip to Costco, we get the biggest freaking box that we can find. I find they are very handy in any situation. When we buy a huge box, inside it normally comes with a travel pouch and a regular box to store them. I have so many of the travel pouches that I even have them in my car and our truck. When it comes to travelling with a husband and a daughter, you do need them. I swear by wipes. Seriously, make a trip to Costco and get a box.
As for Babs’ situation, I hope it goes away on its own eventually. She is currently cat napping on the satellite receiver. I think it is because of the heat that it makes. But at least its quite, for now.
Jody has preschool today and I should get some things done around the house before we head out. I just really needed to rant about the ‘in heat’ situation because it is funny and if anyone else experienced this with their cat, just know, you are not alone. But, I am off for now and hope wherever you are that you have a great day and or a wonderful slumber.