Friday, April 11, 2008

(Foster) Baby Momma!

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.


listie said...

OMG! Pictures! Immediately!

It's a great thing you're doing. I'd love to do that but a.) my current kitties would hate having foster siblings and b.) I know I wouldn't be able to part with them and would c.) become a crazy cat lady.

Bridgett said...

I agree. Must see pictures of wee cute kitty and the baby-momma.

We have adopted an outdoor kitty (who we have named BadCat, despite her sweet temper, because you have to be something of a badass to be a successful outdoor kitty in this neighborhood). She has a sleeping box and a food and water bowl, but she is as opposed to going indoors as our territorial housecat is opposed to having her indoors.

Exador said...

I know you're excited and all, but I'm waiting for the I will name him George, and I will hug him and pet him and squeeze him


Rockycat said...

Listie, yeah, I'm a little bit worried about parting with them, but hopefully I'll be able to do it, because I'd like to keep on fostering.

Bridgett, pics are on the way! And good for you for taking care of an outdoor cat.

Ex, I had no idea what you were talking about, until I looked up the quote. And as soon as the image of Bugs popped up, it all came back to me.