Morgan makes herself at home…

For the first night, I tried to secure Morgan in the dining room to separate her and Livie when I wasn’t watching them.  Tried.  I closed off the two doorway openings with two and a half feet tall baby gates.  Inside the room I had a large crate set up and cozy bedding inside theContinue reading “Morgan makes herself at home…”

A Dog!

While we were waiting to regain some trust from Shadow and Midnight after their traumatic lice treatment dip, another foster request email arrived.  A dog, Morgan, needed foster while recovering from a surgery that she had to remove a mass from her hind leg.  She was a beautiful brown boxer mix senior, about 70 poundsContinue reading “A Dog!”

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 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!”

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…”