Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Kitty Fix

It had to happen sooner or later, although I was hoping to avoid it completely. Alas, my little cat, Rafik, went into heat a couple weeks back and what an experience that was! You haven't lived until you've experienced a cat in heat. I had hoped to avoid this by having her fixed before she reached this point of maturity, as I had our first cat. Looks like I waited just a bit too long this time. Should have stuck with January like I originally intended.

Now Rafik is normally quite an affectionate kitty, but she was tarting herself out like nobody's business! She was rolling around on the floor in a come-hither fashion, making 'sexy-cat' sounds for our older cat(also female) and for us. She purred and meowed and carried on, crying pathetically at night. I actually felt somewhat sorry for her as she seemed confused by her own behavior. She just knew that she really needed something from someone around here and she couldn't figure out what 'it' was or understand why we were all avoiding her. It was pathetic, really! Thankfully the weather was quite cold at the time so she wasn't able to spend time out on the balcony. I don't even want to think about how much worse this would have been if male cats had started prowling around. She was quite good with her seductive maneuvering and I'm sure no male cat could have refused her charms!

As soon as I realized what her crying in the night and super-friendly behavior were all about (it may have taken ten minutes), I called the vet and made an appointment to have her girly parts removed. They quoted me an exorbitant price, told me her current condition could last up to 3 weeks, and then set an appointment for a couple of weeks out. I knew I couldn't stand her randy behavior that long so I called around and discovered Animal Aid, a local shelter that will provide the procedure for a lot less money and, equally important, could take her in a couple of days.

We got up on the appointed morning and she went happily into the carrier, apparently not remembering any previous trip in it. Once we got in the car and started driving she was less happy, and when we arrived at the vet she became most anxious, due to several dogs in the waiting room. Poor baby. When I went to pick her up later that day she looked like hell! Still drugged and horrified (her - not me), we made our way home where she crept out of the crate and under the bed. It took some time and coaxing to get her to come out, but eventually she did.

By the next day you would never have guessed anything bad had occurred. She was jumping up on the furniture and wandering around seemingly pain free. Even better, she hasn't chewed or bothered with her stitched area at all. Wouldn't it be nice to bounce back like that after surgery? She will go back next week for stitch removal and in the mean time she is back to her affectionate (but not randy)self!

11 comments:

Lucy said...

Nothing screams like a Siamese in heat.

MJ said...

After I had Panther (my Yorkie) fixed, I figured he would pass out for the rest of the afternoon. But no. His hyperactivity was still as present as ever.

tiff said...

We had a Queen kitty fixed just a few months ago.

Haven't missed the yowling nad butt-wiggling at all, buyt the poor dear just about DOUBLED in weight after having her princess parts yoinked.

LUCKY said...

Ya Angies cat was being crazy sexy kitty and had to be fixed now shes just crazy!!!

LUCKY said...

Ya Angies cat was being crazy sexy kitty and had to be fixed now shes just crazy!!!

Twenty Four At Heart said...

You're right - there's NOTHING like a cat in heat! Pretty cat. I grew up w/a siamese and he was the greatest cat!

BSH ADMIN said...

Aww poor thing. It's too bad you couldn't sit down with her and have an "Our Bodies, Ourselves" conversation.

No Cool Story said...

She was rolling around on the floor in a come-hither fashion, making 'sexy-cat' sounds for our older cat.

Three weeks of that? Yikes.
Cats are very loud.

ElderSisAstronomerCatOwner said...

Caterwauling catastrophe could cause crying, crawling, come-hither conditions.

Been there, done that, got the bitchin' little cat neckerchief to prove it.

Your lives have just improved immeasurably. Of course, in your next post, you describe another kind of heat... I don't envy you...

RisibleGirl said...

This story had me howling with laughter! I've never had a female cat in heat (thank goodness, now that I've read this), but I'll tell you what- having Einstein having NO control over his little puppy erections isn't very fun either.

He'll be sitting on the floor listening to me talk about something and BOING. Ack! Put that thing away!

EllenMargaret said...

"drugged and horrified" LOLOL!!!!