Why oh why would mother nature do this to a sweet little kitty? And worse, to the person she lives with. I’ve never had a cat in heat before – I’ve never even been around a cat in heat. Male or female, I’ve had my cats fixed as soon as humanly possible. Sadly for Zoe, the vet couldn’t tell for sure if she had been spayed. He thought, based on her tummy, that she had, but he suggested we just wait and see. We’ve been waiting and I’ve been hopeful it wasn’t going to be an issue.
I really feel sorry for her. She isn’t howling, yet, but mews pitifully. Online sources say she’s not in pain, just filled with longing. Can you imagine? We’ve pretty much all had periods of sexual frustration but yikes! At least mother nature didn’t choose to do this with humans.
It took her forever to settle down last night. Catnip seemed to help some and the first time I woke she was snuggled in the cat bed I had sprinkled catnip in. She seems a little more relaxed this morning and I’m hoping this is short and she doesn’t manage to get a second heat in before her surgery.