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Yesterday Daisy and Gracie both got spayed. Now they are mad at me. I am not sure if you remember but Daisy had her babies back in March and three weeks later Gracie had her kittens. Well, I had finally found homes for most of the kittens. We decided to keep three babies. This gave is a total of six cats and we were fine with that. Then two weeks ago a lady I gave one of the kittens to brought it back and said she could not keep it so we decided to keep it also. Mainly becasue my daughter feel in love with it. Luckily I found a great low cost clinic that has agreed to spay all my animals for $10 each (mostly because of our financial situtation (really long story). So now all 4 babies they will all get spayed in August.

Then just last week my husband went to Wal-mart on lunch and he saw two teens outside with a yellow lab (supposedly 3 years old but he is very small) and a sign that read free. My husband took one look at the dog and brought him home (he is suggest a baby). The dog had no food or water and it was 98 degrees outside. Once he got home (of course my husband had to go back to work) I had to pull at least 8 ticks off the dog, I found that his neck had rope burns on it with hair missing. I finally got him to roll over and he had a huge bruise accross his chest, his legs were all scabbed over and some wounds on his back. He is also missing at least one cannine tooth. The clinic that does my cats also does dogs so he has an appointment on the 25th. I am currently trying to find a vet that is inexpensive to have the dog looked at closer. The poor baby is very good and I think just needed some attention and love.

So our zoo count now is 3 adult cats, 4 kittens, 2 dogs (I also have a pure breed poodle), 3 frogs (which my daughter caught outside), 4 fish and 3 children.

I guess it is a good thing that we will be moving to my in-laws farm where everyone will have two acres to run around on.
post #2 of 12
WOW lol! Thats alot of mouths to feed!! I am sure you are doing fine though! 10$ for a spay is unreal! Im so happy you have a great vet! And Kuddos to your hubby for taking in that poor puppy! When you move onto the farm its going to be easier for the animals everyone will have alot of space to move around on! I think its great that we have people like you who care about these animals and give them terrific homes!
post #3 of 12
wow sounds like my home. but we have no kittens. we actually only have 4 cats, 2 dogs and 5 birds (my daughter has budgies). LOL I would do more cats but dh says NO because we don't have room...... my way of thinking is cats don't take up much room. now my 2 dogs take ALOT of room. LOL since they are 90lbs and 110lbs. LOL and I also have 3 kids.

it sure is fun though!
post #4 of 12
HAHA, finally someone who lives like me! I have 3 adult cats, 5 kittens, fish tank full of tropical fish, one guinea pig (had 2 but one recently died) and a hamster. Husband wants a frog or a turtle, but I kinda want to wait a bit. But, we don't have children, so the animals are our kids, also, the husband is like a child, so does that count?
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Originally Posted by Meldonn
Yesterday Daisy and Gracie both got spayed. Now they are mad at me. I am not sure if you remember but Daisy had her babies back in March and three weeks later Gracie had her kittens. Well, I had finally found homes for most of the kittens. We decided to keep three babies. This gave is a total of six cats and we were fine with that. Then two weeks ago a lady I gave one of the kittens to brought it back and said she could not keep it so we decided to keep it also. Mainly becasue my daughter feel in love with it. Luckily I found a great low cost clinic that has agreed to spay all my animals for $10 each (mostly because of our financial situtation (really long story). So now all 4 babies they will all get spayed in August.

Then just last week my husband went to Wal-mart on lunch and he saw two teens outside with a yellow lab (supposedly 3 years old but he is very small) and a sign that read free. My husband took one look at the dog and brought him home (he is suggest a baby). The dog had no food or water and it was 98 degrees outside. Once he got home (of course my husband had to go back to work) I had to pull at least 8 ticks off the dog, I found that his neck had rope burns on it with hair missing. I finally got him to roll over and he had a huge bruise accross his chest, his legs were all scabbed over and some wounds on his back. He is also missing at least one cannine tooth. The clinic that does my cats also does dogs so he has an appointment on the 25th. I am currently trying to find a vet that is inexpensive to have the dog looked at closer. The poor baby is very good and I think just needed some attention and love.

So our zoo count now is 3 adult cats, 4 kittens, 2 dogs (I also have a pure breed poodle), 3 frogs (which my daughter caught outside), 4 fish and 3 children.

I guess it is a good thing that we will be moving to my in-laws farm where everyone will have two acres to run around on.
Wow..congrats on finding a clinic to spay/neuter all of them for such a low fee. I know you are moving to an area where the cats can roam..but I would wait on letting the kittens outdoors for any period of time until they have received their rabies shot (and of course have been spayed/neutered). I would also get them all breakaway collars with bells (yes...I care about birds too).

Good Luck with all your new additions.

Katie
post #6 of 12
Wow that is a great price for the spay/neuter.

We have a zoo too. Right now I have 8 adult cats, 5 kittens, 2 dogs, 2 cockatiels and a turtle.

We are keeping one of the kittens so I think I am definatly a crazy cat lady. Thank goodness my BF likes animals
post #7 of 12
Wow! I think my back account would be in the negatives if I had that many animals! I have 2 cats, 2 dogs and 2 birds! I thought that was a lot. I also have foster cats coming and going all the time. Wow. Congrats and good luck! AND THANKS FOR RESCUING!
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by TNR1
Wow..congrats on finding a clinic to spay/neuter all of them for such a low fee. I know you are moving to an area where the cats can roam..but I would wait on letting the kittens outdoors for any period of time until they have received their rabies shot (and of course have been spayed/neutered). I would also get them all breakaway collars with bells (yes...I care about birds too).

Good Luck with all your new additions.

Katie
Daisy and Gracie are doing great today. They are finally letting me pet them and I got to hold Daisy for about 3 minutes before she wanted down. I also finally saw Gracie eating today which is good. Daisy ate a little bit last night.

The clinic is part of Animal Protection Association of Memphis, TN. They have been really great and answered all of my questions. As the the kittens, they all have their different color collars with bells so I know where they are at all times it is also helps my husband tell which kitten is who because they are black and white. I can tell them apart just by looking but he can not. They are all staying indoors until I get them all fixed. The female kitten will be first and will be done next month. As for all the male kittens, they are going to have to wait until December or January, vet wants to wait until they are a little bit older then the female kitten.

Once we move all of my animals will have plenty of room to roam around and play. Once we move, we are planning on getting more farm animals (cows, chickens, pigs) just to keep me busy. The kids think it will be fun.
post #9 of 12
$10.00 for spay? Wow!! That is great!! And are you guys keeping the doggie? He sounds like a sweet dog. That is so nice of you guys to foster him
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by catloverin_ks
$10.00 for spay? Wow!! That is great!! And are you guys keeping the doggie? He sounds like a sweet dog. That is so nice of you guys to foster him
Yes we will be keeping the dog. My husband has always wanted a yellow lab and this one is already trained. He knows sit and stay. He also loves to play fetch in the pond (which my husband just loves). He hardly barks at all which is good. The dog's name is Drake. I am not really a dog person (much rather have cats then dogs) but my husband is in love with him so we are going to keep him.
post #11 of 12
WOW! How awesome of you!!! I am starting to feel like I have a zoo...

I have 2 birds(a Quaker and a parakeet), 2 Beagles, 2 cats, and 4 kitties!!!

:P And I love every minute of them!
post #12 of 12
That is so sweet of you. Most people think of their financial straits and cats and dogs and other pets just become liablitlites that are not top burner but in spite of you give learn and care to animals everyday and I think that is so honestly sweet and really shows the heart of a person. Good for you and God Bless You!
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