Saturday, 23 August 2008

the long road to adoption

We almost had another foster kitty today.

Now, I'm not a fool. I know very well that the last foster kitty I brought in the house was technically our cat the first time she picked out Bear Bear saw her. But even I agree that three cats is enough.

But I can't say no to the foster kitties. I can't.

And really - why would I? They come with food and litter, ask for nothing but love.

Last night I got the call. This morning I ended up going to town and missed the hand-off - when I telephoned, apologizing, the lady from the SPCA had great news - the lady who fostered the cat I was to have received had called - some of her friends were interested in permanently adopting him!

It was the best reason in the world to not be fostering tonight.

Lucy says: I can haz pets now pls?


Deanna said...

I am afraid to foster again. I am not very good at letting go! :)

Stomper Girl said...

Glad the kitty found a good home! But good on you for being there for him just in case.

crazymumma said...

I needs to know!

Who is Bear? Just the name makes me think monster cat, or dog?

crazymumma said...

and hey. your byline 'there is water at the bottom of the ocean' comes from the same song I posted today.....Once in a lifetime.....

Suzanne said...

That's the best reason to not foster.

I don't know how you do it. If an animal came into this house for even one day, I don't think I could find it within myself to let it go.

Lucy looks like a little snugglebug, she's adorable. Then again, I have a soft spot for calico cats.

womaninawindow said...

OK, what substances have you been keeping company with? Your pictures are sublime!

kimmyk said...

i love people like you who take animals in.

love that!

Vacant Uterus said...

Glad kitty kittky found a good home!

I am in LOVE with the light in that picture. I can't stop staring at it.

Elizabeth said...

Yes, well, you know where I stand on fostering.
I am not that strong.
(but I got my mom to try it..)

May-B said...

I'm pretty sure if I fostered I would be in big trouble. I would have 400 dogs and a really big food bill.