I was supposed to take in a third cat but the previous owner had her for four whole years and never got her fixed. She failed to mention this to me and brought the cat over anyway.
She was so sweet and petite and loving. My cats didn't like her much and it was expected at first. Cats have a harder time adjusting to each other than dogs I believe. Elton was indifferent as usual but Coop was all up on poor Sushi. Batting at her and chasing her into corners and growling at her.
After about three days of this Sushi started to meow really loud, like a painful disgusting meow. I'm making the sound right now you just can't hear it. But if you've ever seen a cat in heat, you know what i'm talking about. Being around my two male cats made sweet Sushi go into heat. She was running around putting her icky ladybits on everything, including my leg, my purse, the wall, my feet. Ew!
I made the owner come back and get her and I kindly explained that she must be fixed before I take her in. Not fixing your pet is ownership FAIL. Unless you've got some fancy Burmese cat you can breed and make tons of money off. Even then.. I'm not a fan of anyone who fails to spay their pets.
I also feel bad for any kids who grew up without pets in their houses. Fish, hamsters, mice, lizards, birds, dogs cats. We had it all. It is so much fun for a kid to have a pet!
If (thats right mom) I have kids we will have a gosh darn zoo.