I never thought I would get upset with my neighbor up here. She is sweet, but we do not share animal responsibility values. She let her girls take a kitten last fall, from “a farm.” BOO , was theirs by Halloween. They brought her to see me, because of these funny lumps on her neck. Ticks. They were ticks. Duh. I removed them for her.
A month or so ago she stopped by with her daughters to tell us her exciting news: BOO is pregnant! I blurted out OH NO!! She said they are very excited to see her give birth to kittens.
Now she has no way of knowing that I gave many 6 o’clock in the mornings to the shelter in our Illinois town, helping with spay and neuter surgeries. But I feel very strongly about how many cats, dogs, pups and kittens we put down in this country and the numbers regarding overpopulation.
So yesterday she texts me . “We are so excited, blah blahs blah, 5 kittens!” “please come visit, they live on the porch.” (an open porch. no screens) And, “The girls would love for you to take one so they can see it grow up!”
)(*(*(^*&&^&**!@##)~~~~!!!!! Is that how you swear on a blog?
You want ME to take YOUR kitten off YOUR hands and pay for all the shots, workings and surgery? I was furious. I didn’t respond. I am trying not to be so nice all the time. It is a fault of mine. IF they show up on my stoop with those kittens they will have a talking to…..it will cover, costs, wormer (I’m sure they have no idea you need to worm twice no matter what. All kittens get worms from their mother) shots, Possibility of HIV positive kittens, who could infect our cats, and fleas and tick infestation from living on your porch. I shudder to think of the coyotes and fox here , having a dinner of them.
I think that covers it for today. I’m off to weed and encourage my flowers. Regina’s transplants are thriving . My shawl is behaving.