|Purred: Thu Jul 12, '12 8:07am PST |
|Well, thank you for fostering these guys. As Mommy was a 'foster mom' to an older kitty who has since gotten a home, and since mommy wanted to keep her but knew it was in the kitties best intreest when a home came along that adored Delilah, she did allow Delilah to be adopted. She felt tht since there are 6 of us now, and that many of us are 'special needs' with the exception of the 2 youngest, that it was better Delilah have a home where she could have alot of the attention.
There is at least one other catster mom on board here who has been through law school and has furs, both dog and kitty. You might want to ask Ingen about that.
the other thing is this-and this comes from mommy:
How much do you love these babies that you are willing to make time for them down the road? Kittens are easy to love and become attached to. They are very easy to welcome in, and fall in love with.
However, all cats have vet bills, and require love, attention, brushing, loving on. Kittens are babies, and will need follow up shots, neuteringing, and will go through the wild phase where they play like crazy!
That said, I wouldn't trade if for the world. But it's alot of work, responsiblity, and yes, time. They will take time, and want to play and be paid attention to. My concern would be that your schedule will be intense and you won't have time for them. They are much easier to find permanent homes for when they are little-somoene here just had a year old cat returned because they were 'moving'.
Consider this carefully....a dog is down the road, but would you be willing to put aside having a dog if your kitties didn't adjust? Are you willing to commit to having them be the first and foremost in your life? Are you willing to set aside play time and vet time for them out of your scheudle? I work full time and am in Grad school, and have 6 cats, and of the 6, 4 have had medical issues....and it can be exhausting.
I don't want to discourage you....I think it's fantatic and so wonderful and kind of you to Foster....and to consider adopting. But just wanted to play advoate here and give you something to think about...
purrs no matter what you decide,
Ruffy and mom, Deb
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