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Old 05-13-2008, 06:30 PM   #1
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Look what turned up at work...

LadyCook61's thread about her new wee babies inspired me to start this one . This wee chap (picture below) turned up at work a little while ago. I work at a University, and he was heard meowing amongst the heavy machinery in one of the labs. I doubt he's a stray, because he's as friendly as anything, and a good search didn't locate an owner, so he must have been dumped.

He was very crook... skinny as a rake, and full of worms / fleas / goodness knows what else. I called the SPCA, who told me that unfortunatley, they have an influx of kittens, and they'd have to put him down. So I persuaded my (reluctant) husband to let me nurse him till he was better and we could find him a new home.

Long story short, my DH fell for him too... so he's ours now. Isn't he a cutie?

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Old 05-13-2008, 06:32 PM   #2
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Aw, he sure is.
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Aw, stassie, I'm smitten. What a cutie-pie!! What did you name him?
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oh my, he looks like my Snuggles . I am glad you and your husband decided to keep him. Unfortunately so many kittens get dumped , killed , and brought to the shelters. When my kittens are old enough (4 months old) they both will get spayed and neutered.
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Wow, Lady! Our vet won't spay/neuter a cat until they're 6-months-old.
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Old 05-13-2008, 06:52 PM   #6
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Aw, stassie, I'm smitten. What a cutie-pie!! What did you name him?
We called him Jasper


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oh my, he looks like my Snuggles . I am glad you and your husband decided to keep him. Unfortunately so many kittens get dumped , killed , and brought to the shelters. When my kittens are old enough (4 months old) they both will get spayed and neutered.
He does - his face is almost identical! Yes, we'll get him neutered too, although I think our vet does them at just under six months.
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Wow, Lady! Our vet won't spay/neuter a cat until they're 6-months-old.
Hubby called the ASPCA to get a spay and neuter certificate for less expensive rate and my vet accepts those. The person at the ASPCA said that the kitten should be at least 4 months old , no less and up to 6 months old. I figure the sooner the better. I researched on the internet too, there are different opinions about the age . I had my other two cats done at 4 months , they are fine, they are 8 yrs old now. Snowy was done at 5 months old.
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Jasper is absolutely adorable! It seems kitties that "find" their owners seem to be the sweetest of all.
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The person at the ASPCA said that the kitten should be at least 4 months old , no less and up to 6 months old. I figure the sooner the better. I researched on the internet too, there are different opinions about the age . I had my other two cats done at 4 months , they are fine, they are 8 yrs old now. Snowy was done at 5 months old.
I've heard it said that the younger you get the boys done, the better, because if you leave them till they're older they can retain some of the more undesirable 'male' traits (spraying etc.) I'll check with our vet again.
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