Monday, September 11, 2006

Meet Molly the Moggie

Look what my family found in our back yard. She started out as a friendly anonymous cat. Turns out that although she looked well-fed, she was hungry. Then we started to suspect that she's pregnant and got dumped for getting that way.

Anyway, we got her a collar, and we'll be taking her to a vet to make sure she's eating for more than one. Squirt's slowly getting used to her being in the back yard, but I don't think we should let them bump noses just yet, so Molly'll remain an outdoor cat for a while.

So, in the meantime, if any of you out there have advice for dealing with a pregnant cat, feel free to drop it in the comments. If you happen to be in the east Texas area and are interested in a kitten at some as yet undetermined point in the future, drop me something in my Gmail inbox.

UPDATE: Seems Molly wasn't pregnant, just had a little pudge: She's already been fixed, so that's one extra bit of evidence for the dump hypothesis, though it pretty much falsifies the reason we had guessed as to why she was possibly dumped. Of course, the possibility remains that she's a runaway. Oh well.

1 comment:

Michael Bains said...

Make sure ya can find a home for at least 3 or 4 kittens and get the sweet li'l thing spayed if she's not really pregnant. They can always stop the pregnancy too. Sure beats making more strays.

'Sfar's Squirt's concerned, WildCat had some good advice if both cats are both fighters.