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post #21 of 30
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Originally Posted by cortsmommy
Well if you hate your dog then get rid of him. Maybe you'll both be happier.
I'm pretty sure she was being sarcastic, ya know, tongue in cheek? Saying something you don't really mean just to piss someone else off even more? of course, you wouldn't know anything about that.
post #22 of 30
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Originally Posted by cortsmommy
I'm sorry but I have to say this. How very irresponsible of you to allow that cat to keep getting pregnant. Go get her spayed right away.

Wow. I know that other posters have responded to your statement, but I'd like to add that I adopted a cat who was already the equivalent of 9 months pregnant. The woman who hooked me up with the cat (who made me SWEAR I would spay/neuter each kitten AND the mommy, she runs her own cat rescue organization, has some kind of license, etc etc etc) told me "As soon as her kitties stop nursing, call and make the appointment to get her spayed".

This is an EXPERT! So it's not irresponsible for someone to think that a cat will not get pregnant while nursing.

My parents have a new litter of kitties....they brought their kitten to the pound (here the pound does vaxes and "fixing") and were told that she was too young to get pregnant, bring her back in a month....they never got to bring her back in a month because the cat was pregnant....they never even saw her have her 1st heat.

So please refrain from calling people irresponsible just because they are mistaken, misinformed, etc.

Kelly
post #23 of 30
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Originally Posted by MPJJJ
I'm pretty sure she was being sarcastic, ya know, tongue in cheek? Saying something you don't really mean just to piss someone else off even more? of course, you wouldn't know anything about that.
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Well slap me sillly! I guess I was sooo confused.

What is wrong with ya'll tonight? Lighten up or something! So I said something about 3 litters of cats being irresponsible. Yeah I'm the devil.
post #24 of 30
Christy, I've read some of your posts before and I've never seen you be like this. Are you maybe just having a rough day and taking it out on the wrong people?
post #25 of 30
Oh, and as for not getting your pets fixed because you wanted her to finish nursing, I did just that. My dog got PG very young (was only 7 months, had never had a first heat. My vet would not spay her until she had already had a heat cycle.) Her pups were 7 weeks old, and still nursing around the clock. They weren't even taking solids, they just weren;t interested. guess what? She came into heat again! I didn't even think it was possible!

Well, vet wouldn't spay her when she was in heat, and everyone else wanted too much. (The cost of spaying went up significantly when in a heat cycle, plus it can be more dangerous.) Everyone told me to just keep her in, and keep her supervised when outside. Wait it out, then bring her in.

So I'm cooking something that had to be stirred constantly, she starts frantically scratching at the door. I look all around the yard, no one is there except for this little weiner dog who had been hopefully camped out in my yard all week. I let her out, she stayed out just long enough for me to transfer my burnables into a bowl and turn off the stove, then I went to get her. My jaw dropped when I saw her laying on her belly, chewing on a bone, with that weiner dog, well, going at it! And he was stuck to her, because when I called her name, she came running, with that little weiner dog hanging on for dear life, backwards! His feet couldn;t even touch the ground! Ouch! (She was a 40 lb lab mix, which is what made it so suprising! He dropped off just as she hit the porch, layed there for a while, then went home, never to return again. :LOL
No harm, no foul, right? There is no way a 5lb weiner dog is gonna impregnant a 40 pound lab, especially when he didn't get a chance to finish the deed.

Wrong. Some 60 some days later, she gives birth to 2 little pups, who turned into the funniest little dogs I have ever seen. They had the head of a lab, stocky body like a beagle, and short, 6 inch legs. Poor little guys!

Happy ending, I put an ad in the paper, and got many calls about the oddity, people thought it was a typo! No one came because they thought it was a joke. The one and only person who did come on the last day the ad ran fell head over heels with both, and took them home. I saw them a few months later, happy as can be. The only complication from their odd breed is probably going to be back problems as they age, according to their vet. But no harm, no foul, and this lady wasn't even going to consider getting a dog until she saw my ad. They were made for each other.

but, this story was to share with you that even responsible people can make mistakes when they have the best of intentions. And certain people should really think about the circumstances before they make judgements. The unthinkable happens sometimes.
post #26 of 30
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Originally Posted by MamaAllNatural
Christy, I've read some of your posts before and I've never seen you be like this. Are you maybe just having a rough day and taking it out on the wrong people?
No I am not having a rough day. Well until now! LOL. I first read this thread while I was about to leave the house to take my son to Dollywood so I answered quickly and shortly. Then when I got home and saw the responses I responded in kind.

Sometimes we say what we think ya know. Sometimes what we think may not be the nicest thing in the world and sometimes it may even be wrong. However that doesn't mean that we should never speak our mind especially when its close to heart.

I'm not sure what to think about this whole thread. I never dreamed I would be in the minority here to think that the cat should have been spayed about 3 litters ago. Sorry if that offends you. I post here to make friends not to bicker. I have nothing against ANYONE personally I just hate to think of all those kittens in the world without happy homes.

Good luck to all the kitties and you. I hope everything goes well.
post #27 of 30
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Originally Posted by cortsmommy
I never dreamed I would be in the minority here to think that the cat should have been spayed about 3 litters ago.
But you're not in the minority. We all agree. We just didn't find it appropriate to personally attack her in this situation.
post #28 of 30
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by cortsmommy
I'm not sure what to think about this whole thread. I never dreamed I would be in the minority here to think that the cat should have been spayed about 3 litters ago. Sorry if that offends you. I post here to make friends not to bicker. I have nothing against ANYONE personally I just hate to think of all those kittens in the world without happy homes.

Good luck to all the kitties and you. I hope everything goes well.
It's the way it came across to me. I was posting hoping to get some help from someone who knew more than I did about cats and I got several helpful responses and a lot of new info. I know you from the Diapering board and I know you aren't usually a rude person, so it came as a bit of a surprise.

And all of my kitties have gone to wonderful homes so no need to worry that they aren't in a happy home.

FWIW, I'm calling our vet tomorrow to find out what I can do about the situation.
post #29 of 30
Thread Starter 
OMG Marie! I'm LOL at the visual picture I'm getting of that weiner dog hanging on upside down!! I bet they were "interesting" pups, but ITA w/you, responsible people can be misinformed.
post #30 of 30
I'm sorry that I sounded rude. I will try not to answer threads like this on the fly anymore.
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