Hello to all I for many years have been a great lover of animals. I have always owned dogs up until a couple of years ago when "Ted our beautiful moggy" came into our lives. Being responsible pet owners Ted was neutered at the earliest possible time to allow him to be a better animal. Ted, although we love and adore him is a proper stroppy cat and you never quite know what mood he will be in, it seems to swing between "loving...or scratchy"! Not too long after Ted chose us to be his servants we had a stunning silver female called Lilly who decided that we looked like perfectly good housekeepers and decided that we should be very happy that she had chosen us to attend to her every whim. A few weeks after Lilly moved into her new "realm" we rescued a beautiful tabby called "Syd" who had also decided that "ham" at least 3 times a day seemed a sufficient home....For the time being anyway! So here we all were living our very happy lives...I can honestly say that we were having such a lovely time we didnt notice how quickly time was passing us by....Could it really have been a year since we'd gotten our two lovely girlies? We knew that they needed to be speyed so we booked them both into the vets. I wasn't overly concerned as I know that all the neighbours male cats (and mine) are neutered.....I can almost here you laughing now. The vet explained to me that Toms can travel great distances when a female is "calling". I was still confident...My females are approximately 1 year old...Far too young to be fratanising with the opposite sex! Well you guessed it... Syd is pregnant and due 1 to 2 weeks time from vet appointment (which was 1 1/2 weeks ago so any day now) Lilly is pregnant and due 2 to 3 weeks time from vet appointment (so in about 1 weeks time) Obviously all dates are approximate As soon as the kittens have left their mother and their milk has dried up they will be speyed. Until then they will not be allowed outside. We are in a very fortunate position to accomodate and financially support both litters of kittens. I have a very supportive husband and family BUT....This could have been a very different story. We already have found homes for the kittens through family members and friends BUT again....This could have been a very different story. Financially, the "Queens" are literally costing us a fortune on food alone!!....Never thought cats could eat so much!! Gosh...I do feel better bearing my soul!! On a more positive note after I got over the initial shock we are very much looking forward to the new arrivals. Fortunately I do not work so will have plenty of time on my hands to look after my new bundles of joy!!! I have been reading the forums intently over the last week to glean as much information as possible. I wanted to thank you all who have posted and have contributed to such a wonderful forum. It has helped me immensely. Moral of the story... Cats get pregnant very young and very easily!