Dear Marion, after having seen the title “Spreewaldkatzen” for quite a while, today, I became too curious and wanted to know what it was about. Oh my, what a lovely family is this and what a great luck of having found your house. I read all pages one after the other and I cannot get enough of it. And the little hedgehog made it more interesting (I am a bit jealous). Having little cats in or around the house is never boring, isn’t it. I am not sure whether I understood all your postings (you will maybe remember that my German is not good), but with regard to the neutering of Emil: when my males needed this, my vet came to my house and did the operation here. So, there was no question of leaving the house, or staying one night there or whatever. The neutering of a male is actually quite easy compared to the one of a female (because this needs to take place in a sterile environment). Again, these cats have been very lucky of having found you and I wish them and you all the best. It all sounded so familiar to me. And I am looking forward to the next adventures of your special gang.