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post #1 of 13
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I posted yesterday how much I missed Rocky and Little Guy because they had been taken to be "snipped."

They're home and although a bit stunned, are okay and hopefully will continue to be. In fact, I was very proud of them. I was told they were so good, well-behaved, affectionate and friendly, that they didn't even have to use any injectedl sedation and were able to give them a pain killer and do the procedure just under gas, which is what they do prefer to do.

I'm really happy to have them home. Didn't realize how empty the house would be without them.

So why do I feel like a dufus?

Well, you know that joke I made about poor Rocky leaving as Rocky and coming home as Rockette? It was very prophetic.

HE IS A ROCKETTE!!!! As Gomer Pyle would say, "Suprize, Suprize, Suprize!"

He looks like a male (jowls and all). Acts and has the personality of a male. The vet who gave him the first set of shots thought he was a male. My last foster cat, when she went into heat before being spayed used to hit on him (her?). But he is a she!

For some reason this litter was harder to sex than most. And since the first vet to see him didn't say he was a she, I never looked further. These little ones even fooled some vets at the beginning, it seems.

LOL Boy do I feel dumb.

I have to rename her now. What do you think of hermaprhodite? LOL
post #2 of 13
ROFL. Good to hear that Rockette and Little Guy are back and fine.

How about Mulan?
post #3 of 13
uh oh! well, at least you know now
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by Charmed654321
I have to rename her now. What do you think of hermaphrodite? LOL
why not keep Rocky, but as a nickname for Rockette? i wouldn't bother to change it - to me, Rocky is gender neutral. i even have a series of books where the main character is named Cirocco, & called Rocky - & she's a woman. [pronounced shur-rock-oh]
post #5 of 13
Haha poor "rockette". if it's any consilation, my friend Rachel brought what she thought was a female kitten in to get spayed, and it came home neutered....hehe poor Luna was soo confused. I didn't get to see the kitten before she had it altared, otherwise i would have looked to see if she was really a he, like it turned out to be. hehe too funny. Hope rockette and little guy recover smoothly
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I've been calling her Rocky-Rockette. lol Although I am considering calling her Pinky now, since she looks so muich like the pink panther, and it sounds like Rocky but she acts and looks so much like a boy I've even thought of Butch. lol

I'll probably keep Rocky Rockette and call her Rockette since she's so used to it. Although most of the time I call her by her nickname which is "crazy little peanut" or "crazy little coconut."

I was a bit worried at first, but they're doiing fine. Little Guy was bleeding a lot, but stopped by the next morning and is healing beautifully. He's totally forgetten the whole experience it seems. Rockette's been licking too much at the stitches, and I've tried everything, even a bandage and she just will have none of it. Luckily the vet was good and made a very small incision, she only has two stitches, and it seems to be healing nicely. The 24 hours I had the bandage on made a big difference.

She wouldn't talk to me, look at me, and ran from me until this afternoon because I had to take hte bandage off last night. But she'll get over it when she wants to play get the stringie and gotcha nose. Only cat I ever saw who liked to play gotcha nose. LOL

Now I gotta get her frilly dresses!
post #7 of 13
suprise surprise surprise. LOL this was so funny.
post #8 of 13
we had a similar experience with one of a litter of kittens that adopted our family when I was in high school. There was this one REALLY fuzzy orange cat... we named her Fluffy... we all looked at the backside and couldn't see ... ahem... anything... Too much fur.... WAY too much.

So we took them all down to be speutered... the vet took us at our word [moron] that Fluffy was a girl... they shaved her, gave her the anaesthetic, and opened her up... only to find there were no girly parts inside... he had someone call us while Fluffy was still under... we said, 'yes, do what's needed'

Duh.

Anyway... I came home from school and my mom told me what happened... and we decided that Fluffy was too girly of a name for a boy kitty... bt he was used to it... so we changed it to Fluff... not quite masculine either, but hey, he still responded to it...

Here's couple pics of Fluff... the first is with Skunk (RIP). Boht are now gone... Fluff lived maybe about 6 years... Skunk dies last fall at the ripe old age of 18(ish)


And then Fluff lying in wait in the unmowed grass...


I just got a new multi-function machine that can do small batch scanning of negatives... yeehaww!! So I've been scanning old negs left and right... the pics are a little under-exposed... but hey I wasn't a professional photog.

he was a good cat... despite our little mixup...

Amanda
post #9 of 13
Sounds familiar to me!

We had Harley when he was only about 10 weeks old - and we took him to the vet for the first time, thinking he was a girl - we had him named, and decked out in pink EVERYTHING! (Leash, collar) I felt so silly when the vet told me that he was a he!
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Originally Posted by babyharley
Sounds familiar to me!

We had Harley when he was only about 10 weeks old - and we took him to the vet for the first time, thinking he was a girl - we had him named, and decked out in pink EVERYTHING! (Leash, collar) I felt so silly when the vet told me that he was a he!
i thought Cable was a boy...or i would've named her something more feminine! the hardest part was getting used to referring to her as 'her' & 'she' instead of 'him' & 'he'!
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by momof3rugratz
suprise surprise surprise. LOL this was so funny.
Life has a funny way of humbling us just when we think we know it all. LOL

I keep asking her why she didn't tell me she was a littlie girl. She wiggles her ears and runs away.

I think I've scarred her for life. LOL
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Originally Posted by laureen227
i thought Cable was a boy...or i would've named her something more feminine! the hardest part was getting used to referring to her as 'her' & 'she' instead of 'him' & 'he'!

I know, it's driving me crazy! The other one is "good boy!" Got to get her used to "good girl" now.

And babyharley, wanna switch? I got all blue. LOL
post #13 of 13
This makes me want to go back to Richmond and make sure Miki is a girl. The vet I was boarding her at wrote her sex down as female so I'm guessing she is. I don't know how to distiguish boy and girl behaviour, so I just go by what the doc tells me.
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