Thursday, August 10, 2017


Oh my, it's been a while! There's one kitten that unfortunately never made it onto the blog - she didn't stay for long and I was incredibly busy at that time. It's been over a year, and I hope to get some more time for fostering in the near future, so time for an update. I can't fully recall the story, and I'm afraid I have no idea where I stored the other pics of her, but so be it.

Last year the shelter contacted me if I could come to the shelter and take some photos of another foster home's kittens while they were there for their vet visit. Those 4 turned out to be a little bit less friendly than expected, especially 2 of them introduced themselves to the vet in a not so nice way ;-) Not long after, the shelter and their foster home decided it was best to split them up, in the hopes of getting them socialised faster. I picked up one of those 2 and eventually named her Tally.

She showed me quickly that she knows how to hiss and growl, but with my secret weapon (Dewey!) it didn't take long before I could pet her. I'm sure it doesn't come as a surprise that Dew was in for the food...

Dewey was a great help as always, almost as if he sensed what was needed for me to help her ♥ The next day I could pet her while he wasn't near.

 And the day after she carefully came out of the bench. The bench was her safe spot, but she was oh so eager to start discovering the rest of the house. However, she wasn't nearly social enough to allow her that much freedom, so I moved her upstairs, to the kittenroom.

But then... unfortunately Dew did not approve of Tally, and he got really frustrated and nasty to her. Long story short, she couldn't stay. Tally moved yet again, this time to a foster home that had 2 kittens of their own, which she learned a lot from. Eventually she got adopted and all turned out well! I have some ideas as to why Dew acted like that, but I'm not fully sure of course. If I'd foster again, I'd start with smaller kittens. She was older already and I guess that was one of the factors that didn't help.

With that said, Dew is a single cat now. A couple of months ago, I had to say goodbye to my dearest Sue. I'm not going into details about that now, it wasn't the kind of goodbye that I'd hoped for her and I miss her. But when it comes to fostering, since Dew is the king of the house now, I don't know if he'll approve of those little intruders. Ah well, if I'd foster again, time will tell. So long for now!