Two and a half weeks ago, Babette went into heat. On one hand, that was great news: Babette was healthy enough that her body had energy to spare for a heat! On the other hand: Babette was in heat. Much consternation resulted, particularly on the part of Nico, my year-old boy cat. Babette kept begging him to have sex with her. And Nico, who had been neutered as usual at two pounds, had no idea what to do. I was very glad that I had a spare room, and that Babette had a tiny voice.
So, yesterday, Babette got spayed. I’m so delighted that she was healthy enough for it! Never before has a spaying been so significant for me. It means that Babette is healing from the damage done by rickets. It means that she has a chance to grow up to find her forever home. And it means that, with her shaved belly, Babette is rocking the suit-and-waistcoat look!