Feline Lice

After Shadow and Midnight had been with us six days, and had slowly began to trust us, the day for their lice dip arrived. Cat lice, feline pediculosis, are specific to cats, meaning they could not be transferred to humans or dogs.  This fact was important to me in deciding to bring these kitties home. Continue reading “Feline Lice”

The kittens warm up to us…a little!

Each day, the kids and I (and sometimes Ryan, my husband) sat with Shadow and Midnight.  Shadow started playing with us after just a couple days of adjusting.  He would chase the “toy on a stick” and balls across the floor, sliding to a stop as the toy changed direction.  Midnight would hang back, cautious,Continue reading “The kittens warm up to us…a little!”

The early days…

Prior to fostering, I had never had an indoor cat.  Growing up with farm animals, I had been around a fair number of cats, but barn cats.  Barn cats are a different animal all together than the house cat in terms of care.  Sure, we left some water and dry food out for them, butContinue reading “The early days…”

The first fosters!

And suddenly, you know: it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings. Meister Eckhart Only a couple days after the home visit, I received my first foster request email.  I think I would have taken any animal in any circumstance; that’s how excited I was!  So when I read about twoContinue reading “The first fosters!”

The prerequisites

May your walls know joy; may every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility. Maryanne Radmacher Hershey Before a potential foster for the Humane Society of Huron Valley can be eligible to actually bring a shelter animal home, there are a few hurdles to clear.  First, the foster orientation, where I wasContinue reading “The prerequisites”

My impatience leads to great things…

We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals Immanuel Kant My youngest of four was starting preschool and I was eager to start volunteering with animals again.  I had volunteered at an animal shelter back in my college days.  I spent my time that gray concrete building washing dishes andContinue reading “My impatience leads to great things…”