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Mother’s Day mewsings

By Joan DiPiero

With Mother’s Day arriving this Sunday, we at the SPA, turn our attention to the wonderful mama cats currently in residence. Think of their plight — generously giving of their love and attention, not to mention their nutritious milk, and then, after several weeks, they are abandoned by their once-adoring offspring. We overhear the hurt in their voices at their weekly Mom’s Morning Out Group — “Kids! They don’t phone. They don’t write.” To add insult to injury, their darling fuzzball kittens enter the adoption pool alongside their moms, and, you guessed it, they are chosen first, leaving their moms behind! Dear readers, please restore justice and fairness to the world by adopting one of our magnificent moms.

Lana showed up at the SPA with three very large babies, at least 10 weeks old. Judging by their heft and health, they had been given a wonderful head start by their mom. All three were adopted quickly, leaving Lana behind. She is an independent, lovely diluted calico, about one and a half years old.

Miranda’s four kittens were also adopted in short order. Miranda, a calico beauty, likes her daily two-hour “alone-time” naps in the closet. She has decided to keep her baby weight intact, having noticed passing by the mirror that her pleasingly plump look is quite ravishing. We are sure you will agree.

If we had a Gold Medal category for mothering, it would go to Maggie. After successfully nursing her own brood, she took on the challenge of nursing four newborn orphans, none of whom would have survived without her nourishment and love. Nursing became a sixteen-week career for her, but we never heard a complaint. That was more than a year ago, and we are surprised no one has chosen this sweet girl, with her pleasing personality and striking good looks.

Maddie is a lovely orange girl, no more than one year old, a perfect purring lap cat. Her kittens have just been weaned and she has entered the adult area. With her kittens newly gone and her recollections sharp, she is sharing all her wonderful stories about her perfect kittens with the other moms, much to their annoyance.

Give these moms what all moms deserve for Mother’s Day — recognition, appreciation, and a loving home. Adoption hours are 11am-2pm, Monday-Saturday, Los Pinos 7, 152-6124. For only 350 pesos, you can make this a Mother’s Day they’ll remember.


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