Her dad is allergic to cats, so she's not able to. She'd love to have a cat of her own, she's had... about eight, I think, but then she found out her dad was allergic and couldn't have them anymore. We decided to get a cat, got Twix, and now we share the expenses. It's a nice way to split the cost, and since Twix lives at my house, I'm not complaining.
I'm all for getting her spayed, but my friend(Amanda) wants kittens badly, and I don't own all of Twix, so it wouldn't be fair to Amanda to spay Twix without her permission too. As for my mom, one thing she refuses to do is spend money on animals. She doesn't mind getting shots and spaying/neutering, but she doesn't want to pay for antobiotics/other treatments for pets or bring them in to the vet when they're not in pain or barfing, etc. She is an animal lover (just like me), but that's one thing she won't do. I have to say it's one of the only things I disagree with her on.
Pat & Alix: You did scare me, but thanks for doing that. It helped me to understand what exactly might be goiing on inside of my poor kitty.
Twix isn't hurting at all, but I'm still worried about her. I'll keep everyone postred on how she's doing. Thanks for everything!