Hello, unicorns! Happy Friday. It’s time for another sampler platter of interesting news and entertainment updates, so let’s get started. Read More Friday News Bites: Internet as Utility, Fifty Shades Boycott + More
Happy Friday and Happy Halloween, everyone! If you’re celebrating the holiday today, whether at a party or with your munchkins, I hope you have a fun time. We’ve got a lot of science-y links to cap off the week, as well as the usual mixed bag of things I found interesting. Let’s get to it.
For many people, there may be a time during their pet’s life when they can’t afford to go to their normal vet for their dog’s yearly exam and routine well care. Often, this is where things stop, and care gets skipped. This doesn’t have to happen because there are lots of resources out there for low-cost veterinary care in almost every community, and it’s good to know about them before you need them. Read More Veterinary Costs: Know Your Options
Herd immunity, or community immunity, refers to the protection that a high percentage of vaccinated individuals provide to individuals who have never been vaccinated or in whom vaccinations have failed against the spread of infectious diseases. The protection is provided because the disease cannot find new hosts to spread to after a certain percentage of the population is vaccinated. Read More About Herd Immunity
My roommate is 21 going on 14 and decided to get kittens (a brother and sister) right after I moved in. I’m pretty sure she got them purely for the cute factor. Four months later she still has not gotten their vaccinations or fixed. AND they came with fleas. She buys them flea stuff but it sucks and basically doesn’t do anything. I should also mention that these are indoor cats. They are about 6 months old now and I’m sure that they are going to make incestuous kittens. I already feel like the bitch of the house because I get on her all the time about the cats but this not being fixed thing is really getting to me. Specially after I saw the male mount the female on top of my t.v. Money is not an issue for her since her parents still support her but money is an issue for me and I can’t move out to get away. So is there a nice way that I can tell her to get the cats fixed or give them to someone who will take care of them properly?
Don’t Want To Be A Den Mother
Roommates are the worst. Seriously. Even if you have really great roommates, there is still a lot that really sucks. Having shitty roommates can really negatively impact one’s quality of life. So..about the kittens. My first reaction is to tell you to be straightforward with her. The nice way would be to say, “Hey roomie. I saw your cats trying to do it the other day. Since that’s how kittens are made and since we don’t want more kittens, please go get them fixed or give them away before it’s a problem.”
But if you decide not to do that, or it doesn’t work, your roommate will learn her lesson on her own. They’re not your cats, and you shouldn’t feel like you need to be responsible for them. If the cat gets pregnant then it’s your roommate’s problem, not yours. If it eases your mind at all, I don’t think incest carries quite the same taboo in the feline community. Also, female cats can have litters by different fathers, so they may only be half-brother and sister!
Good luck with your roommate!
What say you?