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Friday, September 4, 2009

Surprise! Lily is a BOY!


Remember Lily, the little foster kitten we have had here since mid July? Well, the past week I've been looking at the back of that cat thinking it looked like "she" had the same plumbing in the back end as her two brothers. I took the kittens back to the shelter Wednesday afternoon so they could be spayed and neutered on Thursday. I forgot to tell them that I thought perhaps Lily was a male. Thursday morning the shelter called me to inform me that Lily was a BOY! Ha! I told them I suspected as much. We cracked up because on the bottom of the form for Lily was a section for Comments: "Sex Change: Lily > Lyle" says the vet's office. ;o) It feels very strange now thinking of this kitten as a boy instead of a girl. Our daughter has chosen the name Lalo (pronounced Lay Low) for him. We're trying to remember not to call him Lily. Think maybe we've given him a complex?! The last batch of kittens had one male and two females except Claudia looked like she was packing some testosterone makers and they confirmed it when we took them back. Claudia became Claude, just like that. Why can't cats have their plumbing in different places, like dogs and llamas?

16 comments:

BeadedTail said...

Oops! Oh well, he's still adorable. Maybe Lily should become Billy!

Reese =^..^= said...

Meowee! That's pretty big news.

Dashery Jewelry said...

This made me laugh! Thanks!

Lin said...

LOL! What a funny story! We had a hamster named "Muffin" because we thought it was a she--a few weeks later "she" sprouted a huge package! We referred to him as Stud Muffin from then on. It happens, I guess. :)

Pricilla said...

Hahahahahahaha!
Cats just like to confound, don't they?

Kathleen said...

roflol! I did the same thing one time - and my vet had about the same response! LOL!

Daisy said...

What a funny surprise! I think Lalo is just glad to finally be referred to as a boy!

Ann said...

oh how funny. That is a tough one trying to figure out what sex they are when they are young.

Nancy said...

Haha, that's great!

Duni said...

He is very, very cute :)

storybeader said...

what is it about your house, with all the sex changes? lol I know I would have a hard time calling her... I mean him, by a different name!

WillOaks Studio said...

That is just too cute!! Well, maybe it's a good thing? It's been my experience that male cats (if fixed) make really lovable companions--sometimes more than their sisters--but this varies some. And he's still just beautiful!!

Census (aka Cen aka June.S) said...

Lily or Lyle..he's still gorgeous!! you know what they say "What's in a name?" hehe!!

Karen said...

That is so funny. I like the name your daughter picked.

DayPhoto said...

Still he is a darling little kitten!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Jamie said...

I hate when you get a male that could go either way! I have one now that I'm fostering and I still don't know if it's a him or a her. Better be a her as I the name is Peach at the moment!