A Volunteer Fosterer’s Blog
Two Crazy Kittens
From one sedate and sensible old lady to two crazy kids. What a contrast! Our gentle, elderly Maisie found a home where we’ve heard she is keeping a younger moggy in his place. But within hours we had taken two 6 month old kittens into our pen – they were immediately climbing on our shoulders, demolishing cat toys, racing around and enjoying regular tussles with each other.
They are brother and sister but had not been neutered so, as cats can become sexually active at about 6 months, we took Gizmo down to the vets the very next morning to be castrated. We will wait a few weeks to see whether or not Lily is already pregnant, but we trust we caught the situation just in time.
If Lily is not pregnant we hope that they will be rehomed as a pair together: They spend so much time playing together, grooming each other or curled up asleep and entwined. If Lily is pregnant she will have to be separated from Gizmo so that she can have her brood in peace. In that case, he will almost certainly find a home on his own – he’s a handsome boy. But it’s going to be a nail-biting few weeks.