Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I'm a Foster Mom!

My fiancee and I have planned on getting involved in fostering pets at some point down the road, once I'm done with the bar, once my sister moves out, etc., etc. But, as luck would have it, a cute friendly little black kitty wandered into our yard the other day. I resisted the temptation to feed him, thinking that he was a neighbor's cat that had simply gotten out. But little black kitty kept coming back. One night, he sat by the back door and cried as we cooked supper. I couldn't help myself. I put some food out for him, and tried to figure out what the heck we were going to do with him. I contacted the rescue organization that we had adopted our second cat from to see what we should do, and they graciously agreed to let us foster the kitty through their program. I dropped little black kitty off at the vet on Monday, and he was neutered, treated for fleas and ticks, wormed, vaccinated, tested, poked, prodded, and pinched, and I picked him up today. He's settling in nicely in his "safe room" and he now has a name: Kirby. Right now all he wants is food and pets. He won't pose for a picture since all he wants to do is rub on the camera. I'll update with a photo as soon as I can get one :).

6 comments:

Tomaz said...

I know how you feel. I used to bring home baby dogs and cats when I was younger.

Perhaps it's time to do something good again...

Karen Zemek, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Congratulations on becomeing a foster mom to Kirby. I thought about doing that, but I just don't think I could give up the cute little pets if someone wanted to adopt them. I'd get too attached to them! I bet you will become attached to Kirby too. Sounds like you made a friend!!!!

wildcatsthree said...

Good for you. Kirby is one lucky cat.

HoundsGood said...

Wonderful! Can't wait to read updates!

Plastic Celebs said...

Congrats on the new cat! Well, my mom is so into cats that we already have 12 of them in the house.

I like pets but when there are so many of them, it gets annoying sometimes. Mom worries more on what the cats will have for dinner than she worries about me.

I'm jealous!

PurrPrints said...

Aww--that's great that you're doing that--I have 4 cats at this point and I'm afraid that if I fostered one I couldn't bear to part with it--I'm such a sucker for a purring kitty :)