Saturday, July 20, 2013
So, reluctantly, I brought her home. I really had the intention of taking her to the S.P.C.A. unless I could find a free or very low cost way to spay her. When we moved in here there were no less than 17 barn cats and they were all inbred and completely feral. We ended up trapping them and taking them to the S.P.C.A. and found a place to spay 2-3 semi-tame ones that we decided to keep, to help keep the rat and mouse population in check.
Well there doesn't seem to be any place that will spay and neuter for free any longer, but the longer Bitty stays around the more she is growing on me. She has already caught two mice, bringing them to the front door to show off her skills to us as if trying to prove her worth to get her permanent resident card.
I guess if she is still her after we come back from vacation I will have to shell out the $50 to get her spayed. The justification in my mind being that I am paying for rodent removal and the prevention of a lot of headache dealing with millions and millions of cats in the near future.
It could be worse. I'm glad I don't have Christian's job. The poor guy said it was so hot he had to wring his sweaty shirt out three times one day! Yuck!