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Monday, 28 July 2008

Veterinary Emergency?

"Mum, Mum," called the BA in alarm, "something's wrong with Morticia!!!"

Morticia was stretched out on the ground with her tail in the air in obvious pain as she was meowling piteously. What on earth was the matter? Should we call a vet?

We petted her. She responded, but immediately lay down again and kneaded her front paws as soon as we stopped. She didn't seem to be in pain as we picked her up but persisted in this disturbing behaviour.

I was feeling panicked. Had she damaged a tendon or a muscle in a jump? Had she eaten something she shouldn't have? Lord knows she chews anything left lying around and there was a reeeeeaaallly hot curry left out on the kitchen bench. Perhaps she had got into that and was feeling the 'burn'? Perhaps eating the big cat's food had made her constipated? Perhaps he had given her one too many cuffs across the hind quarters?

I know what you're all thinking. How dumb can one woman be, right?
Well, in my defence all I can say is that all our previous cats have been spayed! It took me looking it up on Google (see photo above) to confirm that my little, baby kitten is in fact in heat!

I feel quite emotional.

I also feel a trip to the vet coming on.

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Anonymous said...

ha ha ha ha....that is HILARIOUS!

Happy trip to the vet!

ktjrdn said...

I have never once seen a cat in heat. I would be confused too.

Vixen said...

I remember the first time that happened with our kitty. It was also the last time it ever happened with our kitty.

Good luck.

HipMomma said...

I have never had a cat and all of our dogs were fixed. What is going on? Is she in pain? Or do they just do that?

carrie said...

Heee...we had the EXACT same reaction the first time our kitten, er...stuck her tail all up like that! Now we all know...poor Morticia!

Andi said...

Oh YES, the VET! I would have felt the same way, as I have never witnessed a cat in heat...all of ours were taken care of before they came to live with us. I must tell you that I laughed out loud when I got to your revelation...I was on the edge of my chair wondering what in the world it could be! ;)
Keep us posted on how she's doing...good luck!

A Free Man said...

That explains why your big (boy)cat is suddenly interested again.

Neutered or not!

I'd make that trip to the vet sooner rather than later, that kitten is fast and if she gets outside you'll have a half dozen more of them.

Brittany said...

ohhh dear. She just wants to get some action! ;) haha.

I would go to the Vet ASAP!

Maggie, Dammit said...


I wouldn't have recognized it either, if it makes you feel any better.

Your American Idol! said...

Must be something in the air. I was awakened at 5am this morning by the romantic sound of two nearby street cats....er...."making love."

Nature is a beautiful thing, eh?

Christina said...

Hahaha, that is too funny! I wouldn't have known either!

Arizaphale said...

Ntro Vista: That would be nature's beautiful music would it not?