I almost had to explain a different meaning to “in the heat”of the moment.
Our current foster cat, Mona, was rescued with her 2 kittens, who were adopted a couple of weeks ago. When a Momma cat realizes her kittens are “missing,” she frantically searches and howls for them for a few days. It is sad. They move on though.
But Mona started howling again.
Because she is in heat.
Moan-a is a good name for her right now.
Her actions prompted this conversation:
Eric: Poor Mona. She is still meowing and looking for her babies.
Me: MmmHmm. She is looking for something all right. But she is saying ”come here baby” for a different reason.
Eric: She’s been a lot more playful since her kittens left. She tries to play with Mushu ALL the time. She crouches down with her butt up in the air like she’s going to pounce on him.
Me: MmmHmm. I haven’t heard it referred to as “pouncing” before, but we can call it that. However, she wants to be the pounce-ee.
Eric: Mushu doesn’t seem like he wants to play though.
Me: MmmHmm. Mushu doesn’t have the balls to “play” with Mona. Literally.
OK, my actual response was just the “MmmHmm” part…but I THOUGHT the rest.
I could have used this as a teachable moment. But the birds and the bees, kitty style, can wait. I will let a pounce just be a pounce for a little longer.
Here she comes now sayin’ Mona Mona. Hey. Hey What? Get lai…
Oops, probably not an appropriate song right now….
Since Mushu is neutered, Mona is just going to have to sing “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for…”
P.S. Get your cats (and dogs) spayed (and neutered) to reduce pet overpopulation. And so you don’t have to hear any Moan-a, Moan-a!
Since I’ve had to listen to a cat meow non-stop for days, can you give me a couple of votes to help me forget about my headache? Just a click is all it takes!