Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Today Rhett and Scarlett went to the vet. They tested negative for FeLV/FIV and giardia (yeah!), and got their vaccinations. However, we did have a surprise I had to share with the adopter:
"Hi. Hey, the kittens went to the vet and came through with flying colors. Everything was negative. We did however discover Scarlett has something we didn't expect..."
Scarlett is a boy.
I hate when that happens! It happens to the best of us, but usually when you get the kitten as a tiny kit...not at over 12 weeks when things are readily apparent. And not when the kitten is orange (the majority of orange cats are male) even if the mom (female, obviously) was orange herself. But the vet's office got a laugh, and I enjoy laughing at myself, too. I'm glad now that they had a good vet check, so I didn't embarrass myself more fully when I bring them to be neutered next week!
When kittens are little and their testicles have not descended, you have to judge by the distance between the orifices. Males have a greater distance than females. Males look like two dots, and females more like an exclamation point.
The fact is, I just didn't look closely enough.