Gizmo has been hanging around Smeagol and Strider's house since before they began blogging in February of 2006. After a while they noticed that she was getting rounder and she gave birth to these darling kittens which were named the Mini-Mo's. By December 2006 they were old enough to be taken to a no-kill shelter and I am happy to report that they were all adopted. The Mom and Dad decided that Gizmo needed to be spayed to prevent more kittens, but that was much easier said than done. They had a really hard job catching Gizmo. They tried a humane trap, but Gizmo was having none of it. Gizmo had been letting the Mom pet her occasionally as she ate, so the Mom brought her out a bowl of food, then slowly got closer and began petting her. When the Mom thought Gizmo was relaxed enough, the Mom grabbed her and put her into a crate. They had an appointment at the vet's for her, but they had such a hard time catching her that the vet's was closed by the time they got there. Gizmo spent the night at Grandma's, who lives closer to the vet and got her operation the next morning. After she had recovered enough, the Mom and Dad let Gizmo out again and she is still hanging around. She seems to have no interest at all in becoming an indoor kitty. She does like to talk to Strider through the window and the screen door.
Gizmo prefers not to come inside.
Maybe 'cause when she did she got a ride
Straight to the vet,
But now she's all set.
No more kittens for her, though she lives outside.