Tuesday, February 28, 2012

World Spay Day

Sparkle told us on FB that today is World Spay Day and to post our pictures from when we were spayed.  World Spay Day is an annual campaign of the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society International that shines a spotlight on spay/neuter - a proven way to save the lives of companion animals, feral cats, and street dogs who might otherwise be put down in a shelter or killed on the street.

Truffle was spayed on January 30, 2012.  Our vet now uses laser surgery and internal stitches for spaying and he shaved very little from Truffle's tummy.  Mom Paula tried to get a couple of pictures of Truffle's belly, but it was difficult with all of her floof.



We also wanted to share a picture of Sweet Praline after her spay surgery.  You can tell the picture is 16 years old, but we just had to include our sister-before-us in this post.


Brulee is scheduled for her spay surgery on April 23, 2012.

18 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow! That is so much less than when Gemini was spayed. Chey came to us that way and of course our last girls were spayed more than ten years ago!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Wow! Based on her long-ago knowledge of her former LadyCats, that surgery has come a looooong way! Hooray ;-)

Sorry about the Tuesday, Girls. But your Mom is waaaaay too young to retire. Sigh.

Prancer Pie said...

We don't want to think about little Brulee goin fur her lady-gardenectomy, yet. Lots of snoozin, sunpuddles, and tusslin between now and then!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Just perfect floofs!!

Sparkle said...

Wow, spays have come a LONG way since I was spayed in 2003! And of course, Truffle has so much floof too, to cover up the bare spot. Love the vintage Praline shot!

Elizabeth and Connor said...

Spaying sure has changed in recent years! Love the Sweet Praline picture!

=^..^= said...

So wonderful to hear about the new technology being used. Mommy still recoils at the memories of Bronzy's botched surgery.

~Slash

FURKIDSMOM said...

It's amazing how far they advancements in surgery have come. We're glad it's easier now.

We loved that picture of Sweet Praline.

The Florida Furkids

Laila and Minchie said...

The lady gardenectomies sure have improved over the years. As much as the moms would love to have cute little kittens running under foot, the world doesn't need more to add to the overpopulation. Great pet responsibility, Mom Paula!

Brian said...

Hello pretty girls! That is some spay procedure, what will the come up with next?

Cory said...

I remember my ladygardenectomy...I pouted for days afterward. That was 5 1/2 years ago!!!! We will purr that Brulee has an easy time of it.

CCL Wendy said...

Sweet Praline's cuteness isn't diminished by the years, nor her shaved belleh. It's wonderful the progress that has been made since then. The process is much less invasive and recoFURRY is so much quicker!

Katie Isabella said...

Your girls and Angel Praline are dear to mom's heart. I loves them too. xoxoxo

The Island Cats said...

Yay for World Spay Day and the focus on how all pets should be spayed and neutered!!

Remington said...

What great advancements they make....

Eric and Flynn said...

We are too busy looking at beautiful floofy tummies to notice any bald patches!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy world spay day! The advances they've made are amazing.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

I hope EVERY girlcat gets spayed. Only not that it take THREE TRIES like fer me...

Ayla