You should understand why Spaying or Neutering your cat is a good and necessary thing for both you and your kitty. If you feel that neutering will lead to overweight cats, or that it is “unnatural” or that you would really like to have a litter of kittens, as a responsible cat owner you need to visit the following link: The Winn Foundation Study on Early Spay/Neuter – – Neutering or Spaying your cat before sexual maturity will lead to more affectionate and less aggressive cats. Surgery as early as 7 weeks is safe!
If you have a cat, please spay or neuter right away. It is the most important thing a cat owner can do.
I hope this poem makes everyone think…Get a hanky
The Miracle of Life…
“Come quick, come quick”, their mother said “The time is getting near”
She feels that when the kittens come the children should be here.
She told them that a big orange Tom took “Kitty” as his wife
It’s wonderful, a gift from God, the “Miracle of Life”
At half a year, young “Kitty” feels too painful and too scared
to appreciate six miracles, blind-eyed and yellow haired.
But she knows these lives depend on her and nature tells her how
and as she cleans them, the children ask “Mom, can we go now?”
Now and then for six more weeks the children visit her
to play with six new magic toys made of life and fur.
The six weeks pass, the newness gone and new homes yet unfound,
Mom bundles up six miracles and takes them to the pound.
Where lovingly, with gentle hands and no tears left to cry,
the shelter workers kiss them once and take them off to die.
And “Momma Kitty” now she’s called, mourns her loss and then,
she’s put outside, and of course, she’s pregnant once again.
Dad tells “Kitty” STOP THIS NOW or you won’t live here long!
but deep inside of Momma Cat, this time something’s wrong.
Too young, too small, too often bred, now nature’s gone awry,
Momma Kitty feels it too and she crawls off to die.
She too is freed from this cruel world, and from her time of strife.
How harsh the truth, how high the price this “Miracle of Life”?
-By Barry Taylor, DVM