Monday, July 02, 2007

Time of the Season

I wonder if Hats and I are on some kind of psychic wavelength... after last nights dream, while walking the girls to school I notice (don't ask, it's gruesome) that Hats is experiencing her first heat cycle. Googling tells me that it lasts almost a month, but that I shouldn't have rushed home like a distressed maiden aunt with the vapours, as she will not allow a male dog to mount her for the first ten - twelve days of the cycle. After that apparently she will let any old mongrel in to have a go. The slapper. It lasts approximately twenty days. The website tells me that the most noticeable sign during this time, is that male dogs will hang around the house.
Oh please.
I can't get her spayed yet because a) I don't have £150 and b) during the cycle, if on heat, complications are a distinct possibility.

So, can I take her for walks or not? Do I have to carry a gallon of icy water in a bucket everywhere we go? I can't see either of us being willing to forego our three mile walks. Especially when I noticed a very handsome Italian Spinone on the last one. Poor Hats. Poor me.

4 comments:

Chippy said...

LOL....
If you don't want her impregnating then keep her in, unless of course the 'good looking one' takes yer fancy then you can sell off the offspring at a profit.... if you're on a reduced income the Blue Cross will 'do' her for a donation...
I'm glad my pedigree cat is too old and has been done, regrettably her kittens would have been absolutely beautiful and made me a lot of cash but I'd not put her through that now.... she's the only friend I have left...

Pesk said...

She's staying in. There's a dog next door which is called Eddie, so there's a good chance that it's a blokedog. Been trying to see if it's been castrated, but it's one of those dogs with more hair than a greek grandmother on steroids, so it's difficult to tell. Will wait til it barks and then monitor how high pitched it is. We don't have a blue cross thing round here, but we do have pdsa - I don't qualify because I don't get benefits. Earning less than the benefit level apparently doesn't count.
I'm starting to think I'd be better off all round on benefits mind you...
And I can't let her get with pups. Though any pups would no question, be beautiful, f anything happened to her during puppybirth I'd never forgive myself - like you and your cat, Hats is very very dear to me. x

tomatopuree said...

Have you thought about using a cork?

Pesk said...

Ooooh Mr Puree, I can TELL you are management! *looks admiringly*