SQUUEEEEE!! I just got my first "foster assignment" from one of the local animal shelters. Tonight after work I will pick up a momma cat and her week-old kitten, and I will keep them until the baby is nine weeks old, when they will go back to the shelter for adoption.
I wrote before about thinking about getting another cat. This situation is perfect for me - I can experience taking care of a cat again without worrying about it being a lifetime commitment.
So! Tonight I pick up Tammy and Hannah (hey, I didn't name them - don't blame me!) and the adventure begins. Admittedly, it's tinged with a little bit of sadness, but I think that helping other cats is a great way to honor Rocky's memory.
And I hope momma knows what she's doing, since it's been about 35 years since I was around a newborn kitten.