Today my dearest kitten Pippa got spayed. I was not looking forward to taking her in for it, but I know that not doing it would be irresponsible as a pet owner. I know if she had kittens one day they would be adorable. But I would not be able to part with any of them as you never know if a kitten goes to a good home. Something tells me my family might not see eye to eye with me keeping an entire litter of kittens, thus we have now avoided that possibility all together. There are far too many homeless cats and kittens as it is. I got Pippa for free last October from a young family that listed their kittens online. I always hope that after people get all their kittens homes that they get the mom spayed. Unfortunately I do not think that always happens. Even though I felt guilty today taking her into the Vet office, I know I made the right decision.
She is doing alright now, a little groggy and in a sour mood, though if I had just been spayed I would be too. I also had the option to to get an ID tattoo in her ear for no extra charge. So I opted in for the tattoo. Now if she ever goes missing (heaven forbid) any vet or shelter can look up her tattoo number and contact me.
I am supposed to not allow her to run around the house or jump up on anything. Much easier said than done!
Here she is yesterday rolling in some dried catnip
And now tonight, the poor kitten is feeling a little sorry for herself and her fresh "ink".