As of today – well, yesterday – we’ve been fostering for 10 years! (Well, actually, we’ve fostered for 9 of those 10 years. We took a year off from fostering after adopting Tommy and Sugarbutt, at Fred’s request.) 10 years ago today I posted about Mia and her kittens. We’ve fostered (including Lucy and her kittens) 269 cats and kittens!
A few people have asked when the kittens will be ready to go. We’ve got a little while still – they’re almost 7 weeks old now, and they need to be spayed and neutered and up to date on all their vaccinations. They can’t have their rabies shots ’til they’re 3 months old, so rather than having them spayed and neutered and then having to take them back to the vet for their rabies shots, I’ll just have it all done at the same time.
So, long story short: the kittens will be ready to go at the beginning of July, and Lucy will be ready to go in about 3 weeks. If you’re seriously interested in any of them, let me know and I can send you an application. We’re in North Alabama, and adopters are required to come here to get their kitten.
Lucy went into heat over the weekend. Luckily, it only lasted about a day and a half; she’s going on Thursday to be spayed. I’m going to try letting her recover in the downstairs bathroom, but if she kicks up too much of a fuss, I’ll put her back in with the babies. I’d, personally, prefer that she recover in peace, but you know how those mama kitties are, they have minds of their own!
Shecky and the toy of awesomeness. By the way, I found out that that toy was NOT homemade, Winnie said that it was in the back of a closet. It might have come as a Publisher’s Clearinghouse prize or something like that. I’m not sure where I got it in my head that it was homemade! (Homemade or not, it’s still awesome!)
The kittens got a cool new condo last week, and after a few days of ignoring it (as they do), they’ve decided that it’s the best thing since the milk bar!
2014: I swear, my hands have never been smoother. This girl needs to open her own spa!
2013: No entry.
2012: No entry.
2011: Gracie LOVES to be brushed, and she’ll flop over on her back and roll around, she’s so giddy with delight.
2010: The many faces of Gavin.
2009: No entry.
2008: I want them to stop growing and be tiny forever!
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: Last night we cleared out the guest bedroom and set it up for our new foster children.