Our new cat is in heat for the first time. The kids got up in the morning and were all worried about her. They thought she was sick or something and they begged me to take her to the vet. I told them she wasn't sick - she just wanted a boyfriend. Actually the kids were pretty happy with that explaination.
In the afternoon I went off to work. I guess while I was gone the kids spent most of the time observing the poor cat and discussing what to do. In the end, they decided to find her a boyfriend. Off my kids went, running all over the neighborhood, chasing all the tom cats. God only knows what the neighbors thought. They didn't succeed in catching one.
I got home from work in the evening and had to go out again with Mustafa and Nora to see if we could find Nora a winter coat. While we were gone the kids went out again to hunt down a tom cat and see if they could catch one. - By this time it was about 9:30 at night.
We got home and walked in the door. The kids were all excited. They had foud a boyfriend for their cat! The poor tom cat was terrified! Ibrahim was chasing it all over the house. Of course it decided to try to hide behind my computer.
AAAAAHHH! Get that thing out of here!
Ibrahim caught it, grabbed it by the scruff of its neck - it was snarling. We opened the door and threw it out!
The cat is still in heat and now I'm sure the neighbors think we are really crazy. (But they pretty much knew that already anyway).
We'll have to get the cat spayed before the kids give the neighborhood a repeat performance.