So we’ve had our babies, Dexter and Mabel for 3 months or so. Since mid-November. Well, neither Isaac or I had ever had baby kittens before, so we didn’t know when boy parts emerged. But Dexter looked like a boy and Mabel looked like a girl, so we started talking about getting them fixed soon. They’re brother and sister- we didn’t want an incestuous grandchildren!
Anyways, I come home and Dexter is rolling over the floor all weird and rubbing up against everything. I started thinking, Crap! He must’ve gotten into something and eaten it and I hope he’s not poisoned! So, I go to my handy dandy computer and go to handy dandy google and type in the symptoms.
“cat rolling on floor a lot” “cats rubbing up against furniture and rolling on floor” etc, etc.
And there, finally after some time of searching, I found my answers.
“Is your cat rolling all over the floor?” Yes…
“Is your cat extremely affectionate all of a sudden?” Well, Dexter’s always affectiona- “More than normal?” Why, now that you mention Google, yes…
“Cat sticking butt in the air?” After a quick glance I notice that Dexter is in fact sticking his butt in the air. Weird.
“Cats exhibiting these signs are in heat.” Wait, what?
Oh. Dexter is a girl in a heat. Dexter is a she. So we have two sisters instead of potentially incestuous siblings. Well damn.
We aren’t changing her name.
I really can’t believe she’s a she. She looks more feminine now.
She keeps trying to run out the door for a feline booty call, but we told her she’s too young. Maybe when she’s older. We’re great parents, basically.