August 15th 2014 1:55 pm
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Tomrorow will be a bittersweet day for me. I have a little foster kitten friend, and tomorrow, she and her brofur leave for ther furever home. She's very sweet, she comes and shares my plates of food with me, and sometimes sleeps beside me. But last week nice people came to meet her, and this week she had her spay surgery and will be leaving to go to her new home at West Point.
Mommy's sad about this, but Daddy keeps reminding her that they took on the kittens so save their lives, and now they will be able to save others. It's what it is about, after all. But for me, I told Mommy that I will miss her too.
Sadly, our youngest kitten foster passed away suddenly. It knocked momy for a loop-she had been fine that morning. Here is a link to a video mommy made for her-http://youtu.be/zDumhV1rQWs
Mommys vet friend told her that these things sometimes happen. Mommy and Daddy rushed her to the ER vet, and Mommy had to pay $354.00 to stabilize her. They got her to the Rescue's president that night (who is a tech) who sat up with her and gave her fluids, antibiotics, and fed her-then the next day she went to the rescue's vet who gave her fluids again, another anti inflamatory, and more medicine-but her fever was high and wouldn't come down. Mommy had fallen in love with her, it hurt her. The ER vet had suggested hospitalization but it would have cost the rescue $1600 and they told Mommy they didn't have that....Mommy put the ER vet on her credit card and it's been hard becuase with her not working, money is tight-but nice people donated towards Bethany's ER-and that's helped.
Mommy and Daddy were asked by someone-rather 'told' 'you wouldn't foster a little kitten like that again, would you?" Mommy said 'We would. If it meant giving them a chance at life, not being killed in the shelter, we woulld'.
Mommy said she hopes someday more people 'get it'. I get it-what if someone had felt that way about me-what if Mommy and Daddy felt that? I wouldn't be here-but I am here-and my life, and all our lives, furs, is precious. We need to help one another-and our folks, to understand that-which they must because I would venture that most of us here are adopted-we weren't bought in a pet store, thank goodness.
And those of us who were in 'shelters' made it out....
Purring tonight for those still facing death-and glad our Bethany had a little time with us...
On a happier note, Mommy made some chicken so I'm off to have some...
love and light,
August 11th 2014 1:50 pm
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Hope everyone is well-I'm doing ok, taking it easy these days and relaxing. I had some of my favorite chicken yesterday-Popeyes-Mommy and Daddy took the skin off and gosh it was good!
Two of our foster kittens will be going to their new home once the girl, Hemisphere Dancer, is spayed and they fix up her eye. Mommy tried to get an appointment this week, but they didn't have any room. We are on 'standby' in case someone cancels. The rescue was really surprised that they didn't have any appointments.
Their mom and sister came and met this this week, and mommy and daddy liked them! Their new mom is a Sargent in the army!!! But she was really nice and very gentle with the kittens. The daughter was 13 and Mommy liked her alot-she said they were about the nicest people. The lady told mom she hopes to retire in 5 years but will not be deployed-its one of the reasons she took the job where she did at West Point! So our two little fosters will be at West Point!
Mommy and I and Daddy and the rest of us will miss them. I will miss Hemi alot. She and I have alot of fun eating togehter-I even let her eat from my plate. But they will have a good forever home, even if mommy and daddy are sad....they were saved and will now have a home with people who will take good care of them forever.
Well, mommy jut put on the 'cool air' and I am going to go and rest in it's path. Have a good day all.
July 16th 2014 3:23 am
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Good morning all, I apologize for the delay in updating everyone-Mommy has been looking for a job, and in between that, looking after 2 new kittens we are fostering here! They came to us 10 days ago-they were going to be euthanized, and mommy, though our house is full, could not bear for them to be killed, so she and daddy took them. They are somewhat exhausting for mommy-they get into everything! They are very cute though, and mommy and daddy think they will be wonderful kittens for someone!
Is it hard to say they will get homes? Yes-but this way they have a chance at life, at getting a good home-and they are very endearing-and they will get great homes. And by fostering, their lives were saved.
As for me, I am doing ok. Mom and Dad decided to hold off on the biopsy for now til my vet has time to read the previous biopsy results. Mommy and Daddy both feel that since I'm eating pretty well, drinking and using the box, to put me through something I've already been through might be too much.
I worried mom the other day. I didn't wake for breakfast and didn't wake til almost 2pm. But this wasn't a big deal, when I did wake, I certainly wanted to eat and ate well! Mommy figures that sometimes I just like to sleep in, especially on cloudy, hazy days when I'm relaxing. Mommy's tech friend said that sometimes older cats do that-but since I did get up and eat well there wasn't anything to worry about.
I have a couple sleeping spots I love, one is the little table by the window in the kitchen, mommy puts a blanket on it and I like to nap there. So does on occassion Mr. Paws and he and Calvin have been known to share it with me. I don't mind too much. Another spot is a box that Mommy made daddy leave up for now-our cat tree came in it but it's a good sleeping spot. Another is my mat in the kitchen. It's in front of the fan and I get a nice breeze.
Summer is lovely, isn't it? I am doing as I usually do, in between resting and eating, writing to friends and about them...and communing with those who've crossed-but then all we cats can do that, as you probably have noticed!
It's nice having Mommy here with us, but I know that Mommy is concerned. She has been looking for awhile, but so far hasn't gotten a job. It sometimes makes her sad-she went back to school to get a Masters, and now it seems that no one wants to hire here even with it. It worries her-though Daddy is working hard-it doesn't leave them anything extra and it worries Mommy. We live in NY, so Mommy figures there would be jobs. She wonders if other catster parents had had this experience.
Other than that, we are having a lazy nice summer.
love and light,