Love hurts

Beans was indeed growing while eating on his own.  Beans and Daisy’s intake date remained December 27th. Our foster kittens were almost ready to leave our home. Meanwhile, the Christmas holiday approached.  My five year old daughter, Nora, suddenly considered that Santa should bring gifts for Beans and Daisy!  We always hang a stocking forContinue reading “Love hurts”

Something is wrong with Beans

After an enjoyable couple weeks with the foster kittens Daisy and Beans, I took them to the shelter vet for their 6 week vaccinations (they were now nearly 7 weeks old).  While there, the vet noticed that while Daisy had gained about half a pound in her time with us, Beans had not gained anyContinue reading “Something is wrong with Beans”


“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” Jack Kerouac, On the Road After two lice treatment dips, oneContinue reading “Goodbye”

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!”