Sarah + Tim

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Ginger’s Going to be Fixed – Sob! July 30, 2009

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Ginger nuzzling with Tim

Ginger nuzzling with Tim

Tomorrow we’re taking kitten Ginger to be fixed — sad!  The one we call Ginger is actually 2 years old and we have gone through many a heat with the hope that Ginger would have her own kittens someday.  Yes, I know that Bob Barker tells everyone to have their animals spayed and neutered.  Yes, I know that there is animal overpopulation.  But Ginger.

Ginger has the most incredible personality in a cat.

  • While she isn’t a snuggler, everytime we come home, she headbutts us and nuzzles our faces and that’s how she lets us know how glad she is we’re home.
  • If our voices are raised, she’ll come running and come right up to your face to make sure everything is okay.
  • Wherever we are in the house, she’ll be within a close proximity of us for the company.
  • As a calico, she coons!  You’ve got to hear it, she’s very vocal.

And the whole idea with breeding Ginger was so that there would be more little Gingers in the world!  I’m not sure I’m ready to let go of this pleasant thought. 😦

I feel like she doesn’t know what’s coming and is going to hate us, that I am deserting her.  Ah!

Will she forgive me?  Am I doing the right thing?  This is pretty permanent… It’s not too late to back out…

Although to have not-in-heat-Ginger would be really nice…

Have you had similar experiences spaying or neutering your animals?  Do they change?  Do they stay the same?


10 Responses to “Ginger’s Going to be Fixed – Sob!”

  1. Claudine Says:

    We spayed Ju-Jube after her first heat…and she’s EXACTLY the same.
    It was a good thing..and trust me your cat will love you more for it in the end.
    No more mood awkward kitty moments.
    She’ll be the same old Ginger.

    BUT if you still want her to breed…really really think about it.

    • Sarah & Tim Says:

      thanks for sharing, claudine – that’s a relief! glad to hear ju-jube kept her spice. i’m looking forward to no more crying.

      but seriously?! i’m having second thoughts! she’s SO cool and i would love to have multiple gingers for the world to enjoy. apparently no one else shares my enthusiasm about this, tho…

      • Adhis Says:

        And you’ve got to take account the personality of the cat she’d mate with. He could be a bad m-you-know-what and the kittens could end up reeking tiny-clawed hell on earth.

    • Sarah & Tim Says:

      and they say that there can be complications with kitty pregnancies that could threaten the wellbeing of the mother. THAT really makes me think twice about wanting her to have kittens.

      • cy Says:


        Y’know, Gonzo is EXACTLY the same. She comes running when you call her with the right up-toned voice. She often nuzzles you with her wet nose to say hello. She talks back to us all the time and looks us right in the eyes, and she used to be an AMAZING jumper (she’s over 15 now.. hard to believe!). I actually regret spaying some days because I wish I could have a Gonzo for generations to come. But hey, there’s no guarantee personalities will be similar in the next generation. Just look at how our kids are usually so different from us!

  2. Quincy Says:

    Just remember it’s all for the best 🙂 You don’t want any stranger kittens running wild because Ginger got with the neighborhood troublemaker cat!

  3. Nicole Says:

    We spayed our sweet dog Roxy, and she stayed exactly the same. And, I am so happy that we don’t have to deal with a doggie in heat. 🙂

  4. Hey! I am glad you found my blog!! And here is yours! I will have to add you to my list of friends for sure! Oh and that’s too bad about your kitty Ginger, and no, she won’t ever forget you, haha. Cats hold grudges like a fat chick holds on to cake.

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