Dear Daily Mews

My name is Missy and I live next door to a lovely cat called Peter. We’ve been great friends since we met and I thought we had something very special between us. We are both 6 months old by the way.

Anyway, last week, something very strange happened. Peter was taken away for the day and I didn’t see him for a couple of days. When I saw him last night I was in a very playful mood and started nuzzling his ear and was generally encouraging him. But – the most awful thing happened. He just got up and walked away. He went into the front room to watch the football. Do you think he has met someone else or he prefers football to me?

Misunderstood Missy

Dear Missy

You say that you and Peter are both 6 months old and that you have started having amorous feelings towards him. I don’t think Peter has met anyone else, Missy, or that he prefers football to you. I think that when Peter went away for the day he had been taken to the vet for an operation and the reason you didn’t see him for a couple of days was because he was getting over it.

Missy, I’m afraid to tell you that Peter has been neutered and that he won’t be interested in having any amorous adventures with you or anyone else. Being neutered takes away the sexual drive and makes the cat a nicer companion.

Unneutered tomcats are inclined to wander off for days at a time getting into all sorts of fights, and scraps, some of which can be very dangerous and life threatening. Peter’s Humans have done a very good thing for Peter although you may not think so at the moment.

I suggest that you ask your Humans to take you to the vet as soon as possible Missy otherwise you’ll have lots of smelly tomcats hanging around you looking for one thing, and one thing only.

You and Peter may not be able to have a family now, but you can still be very good friends.

Take care

DINKIE

 

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