Not long after the Vittles came to us, Charlie started showing interest in going into the foster room. At first he’d howl outside the door when Fred and I were both in there, and then he started RACING through the door as soon as we opened it. I wanted to limit his contact with the kittens until after they’d had their vaccinations, but Charlie still made it into the room several times before that happened. Every time he made it into the room I’d have to snap a few pictures of the kittens’ reaction to him before I picked him up and carried him out (and then wiped him down with a wipe, which probably didn’t do a single thing to protect him from any potential germs, but it made me feel better at least.)
Now that everyone vaccinated and now that they’ve been with us for nearly two months (!), if Charlie wants to go into the room, we let him.
So here are the pictures I’ve been saving to share of Charlie’s first forays into the kitten room, right up until – well, I think that last picture was taken Sunday.
I don’t think it’s necessarily that Charlie wants to be in with the kittens – most of the time when he’s in the room, he ignores them, though he’ll occasionally lick one (or have his ears licked). I think it’s the room itself – my theory is that he thinks of it fondly as his childhood home.
2019: 9 years later, I still remember the total awe of seeing that in the litter box.
2018: No entry.
2017: No entry.
2016: Nap time with Abby. That girl is such a little snuggler!
2015: It was very rainy here yesterday.
2014: Doesn’t he look like a wee teddy bear?
2013: No entry.
2012: No entry.
2011: “Oh NO SHE DI-INT!”
2010: She must have a digestive system made of Teflon®.
2009: Now guess who’s going to be spayed and neutered tomorrow?
2008: No entry.
2007: Where Muh Daddy?! Starring Fricasee “Frick” And3rson
2006: None of them have names yet, so if you have suggestions, feel free to share them!
2005: From November 2005 until we got Maddy (our first bottle baby!) in September 2006, we had no fosters, thus there are several months without posts.