The Saddest Kitten
Peanut was a great mother cat , but she was wild when we first found her under our house. She was a kitten, hungry, and hard to catch. It took my wife and I a while to get her to come to us. The grass was high so we could barely see her when she ran away from us, and found places to hide under our porch.
When we were finally able to catch her we brought her in our home to feed her and give her care. Quickly she made herself at home, and discovered the bedroom where a large bowl of good quality dry cat food was in a bowl, and as time went on we quickly realized that she preferred the outdoors rather than our house.
As weeks went by she grew to become a healthy large cat, and JoAnn named her Peanut, and eventually the cat became pregnant from going outside sometimes to meet other cats. We helped her raise her kittens in our home. In fact Peanut gave birth to her kittens in front of my bed under my dresser in a large box.
Having kittens in our home was not a bad thing because we could make sure the kittens would grow healthy, and safe. Peanut welcomed the attention of having us check on her , and her kittens occasionally.
As time went on the kittens grew larger, and Peanut began to wean them, and unfortunately she came into heat again, so my wife and I decided that we would try to keep her in the house so that she would not get pregnant again. Peanut became a real big problem. The situation became much worse when she started destroying curtains, and would do practically anything possible in an attempt to try to escape.
It was difficult to keep Peanut in the house, but we quickly called a veterinarian to have her spayed.An appointment was made so we had to keep it ,and get Peanut to the office.
The morning we had to drive Peanut to the veterinarian we had to put her into a cat carrier . When that was done her black, and white kitten began sadly crying for us to take her mother out of the carrier. Quickly that morning I called the vet to ask him if we could bring the cat in sooner because caging the mother was upsetting the kittens. Understandably the doctor said it was O.K. to bring her in early. Animals have sensitive emotions like humans. Animals experience happiness, sadness, just like we do. Animals may not be as intelligent as humans, but they understand confinement, and being caged or locked up. The kittens wanted their mother free. As a human I knew the cat carrier was only a solution to safely get their mother to the vet. They have and intellect that suits their nature. Her black, and white kitten came to me ,and cried in the most heart wrenching way.
I suppose the point I am trying to make is that animals are sensitive. Animals have a lot of complexity . One of Peanut's kittens, the black ,and white one we named Blacky, was very sad. He did not know what was going on. He did not know his mother would be confined only a short time. This was why I wanted the vetenarian to take us in earlier, so there would be less trauma . I think there is a lot of things humans need to understand about animals.
A day later everything began to work out perfect. The black ,and white kitten was happy to be reunited with his mother, and so were Peanut's other kittens.
As it turned out we decided to keep all the kittens, and Peanut, so we had many cats, and we loved each, and every one of them. For us it was a little expensive to feed them all, but they were worth it because the four kittens were sweet, and playful, and were constantly enjoying their lives, and exhibiting loveable behavior, and characteristics.