So I took Elsa and Jake to the vets today for a pre-op check before being neutered next week. I was concerned that the cats are older than the previous owners told us (they told us 4.5 months) and that elsa may already be pregnant as she's getting very fat and is very grumpy and protective of her food. As it turns out, Elsa is a boy with only one bollock and Jake is a girl who is infact pregnant. So I had to leave my poor babies there so that tomorrow boy cat can have his one bollock chopped off whilst they have a fish around for the other one and the girl cat gets her bits and her babies taken away (which is absolutely heartbreaking but Jake and Elsa are brother and sister so babies are likely to be deformed). And the vet estimates the cats are about 7-8 months.
I am sorry to hear this. I adopted a 7 month old kitten who turned out to be in the early stages of pregnancy, and she has recovered well from being spayed last week. I know it was the best thing for her, as she was too small to have kittens safely. I hope your two will make a good recovery.
Just know you're doing the most wise and kind thing and keep repeating that to yourself until Jake (Jackie?) and Elsa (Elliott?) are back purring by your side. It won't be long now and soon it will be all over.
Luckily jake and elsa are pretty much identical except for the recent weight gain so we will just switch their names accordingly and the kids will never know. Feels so cruel that poor Jake/elsa will have to have her babies taken. She/he has been so sweet and cuddly the last couple of weeks.