I don’t know if this question has ever been asked but how do your permanent residents act when your foster litter goes to PS? I’m asking because those that had daily play sessions/interactions have become uncharacteristically clingy. They seem to really miss the little ones.
Did that used to happen in the long past for you (I know you’ve been doing this a long time) or does it still happen, on occasion? I didn’t notice it mentioned in your blog, but I’m only into 2009.
This is only my 2nd foster litter and the first one was a fail. It’s been difficult to give these little ones up, but I’m determined to try and become a good foster home. Now, dealing with the cleaning and cattitude at home is my next new experience.
My permanent residents have zero reaction to the fosters moving on. For the most part they’re uninterested in the fosters (though Archie and Charlie like to watch them play and will occasionally play with them for a moment), and we’ve been fostering as long as we’ve had all of the current permanent residents. Jake (and his brother Elwood) actually grew up alongside a litter of fosters, and I worried that when they moved on, Jake and Elwood would miss them terribly, but they mostly shrugged it off. The only advice I can think of is to give them extra attention and love. As more fosters move through regularly, I think they’ll get used to it.
Now you know we all need to see Archie in the honeypot bed!
I haven’t been able to get a recent picture of Archie in it, because he burrows into it so that you can’t even see him in there – but here’s one from earlier in the year to tide you over!
Would you name them by collar color. I know Francesca is in pink and Lalo doesn’t look like the others. Thx
Francesca (pink) and Gus (yellow) are the only two wearing collars (also, Francesca has eyes that are much greener (at this point) than Gus’s). Saul has a white stripe up his nose, and Nacho doesn’t. Lalo is the Siamese mix. And Mike… is Mike. I just know him by looking at him (though I probably ought to put a collar on him to make it fair!)
What kind of air purifier do you have? You mentioned the controls are on top which is what I would need for our herd of little paws as well.
It’s the Medify MA-14 Air Purifier, from Amazon.
Throw Back Thursday: Someone recently reminded me of this video. From 2020, it’s Uncle Archie (permanent resident) in the fish taco truck, defending his turf from foster kittens the Mewsketeers. Those kittens just did not know what to make of him!
Someone sent us a new toy for the kittens – a rechargeable toy that spins and rolls and is kinda cool. Mike and Lalo are most interested in it, but the others are coming around!
2021: “Come ON, lady, a mama needs her Churu!”
2020: An outtake from yesterday’s lineup picture. Athos is like “Just TAKE the picture, lady!”
2019: Guilty little faces. Gabrielle in the front, Fleur in the back, Beauregard to the right.
2018: No entry.
2017: No entry.
2016: I could just sit and take pictures of Two-Bit all day long. He is such a little poser!
2015: “Hey! Outta the way! You’re ruining a perfectly good selfie!”
2014: Smackdown on the Ess scratcher!
2013: Just the PRETTIEST boy, that Norbs.
2012: No entry.
2011: I’m starting to think he’s letting her win.
2010: Until then, I’m going to try to achieve a state of Sugarbutt-type zen.
2009: Hoyt cracks me up with his woe-is-me expressions.
2008: No entry.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: “Dude, your butt is wet. Why is your butt wet? What did that horrid woman DO to you?”