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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sonny's Adoption

Sonny got his forever home today. His new mom, Pat, has been waiting for several weeks for him to get old enough for his neuter package.  She came out today, signed the papers, and took him home.  She's going to have so much fun with him.  Her biggest problem will be not stepping on him.  He'll probably follow her around like a little puppy.  
Earlier, I was missing the kittens and found them in the doorway to their room - asleep.  John's made me three of these door stops to keep the doors from opening too far and allowing Lucy into the rooms to eat the cat food.
Many people have asked me how I can let the kittens go after I've taken care of them for weeks or months.  My answer is always the same.  I knew going in that I was only the temporary caregiver.  It's not easy, but it's easier when you're losing one of 20 cats and not one of two or three cats.  Plus, I have 12 to 15 kittens that I know of waiting for space at my house.  When every litter needs to be isolated until they're tested, I only have so many rooms available.  Kitten season is in full swing. 


  1. Hurrah for Sonny! This is wonderful!

    Look at all those sweeties...Sigh. I'd love to adopt every homeless cat and kitten around, but that could turn me into a hoarder. LOL.

    Kudos to you for all the hard work you fostering. My co-workers has done it several times, though at most she's had only 7 kittens in the house, plus her own cats. She always cries her heart out letting them go, but knows they'll find homes. She's adopted two of the moms, though, and now says she can't take any more moms + babies, just babies, because she can't give the moms up--harder for them to be adopted.

  2. Thanks, Kea. It IS hard work, but very gratifying, too. I think I've cleaned more in the last 3 years than I have in the 40 years before that. My two moms will be up for adoption in two weeks and four weeks. I hope they go quickly, but with so many kittens available, it may be a while. Kudos to your coworker, too, for fostering. It's not for everybody, that's for sure. Most of the time, even we think we're nuts.