Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Fostering Cats


Daegen (a.k.a. Tootsie Roll to me... he's hefty!)

On Christmas Eve, we got a pair of Abyssinian cats to foster who had lost their home. Their owner had to go into long term treatment and they needed an immediate home. These brothers, Daegen and Zekie, are 5 years old. They were put in the system to be up for adoption through "Lost Our Home" organization. It was a very smooth transition for them coming in to our home with three other cats. It was surprising. They have adjusted well and we fell in love. Today, I got a call that they already have someone adopting them! Their new mom is coming to get them from Colorado! She will be here on Friday. I spoke with her on the phone and she is so excited about them. She will fall in love with them quickly too. Poor Sam was in tears when I told him they would be leaving us. Maybe fostering isn't a good idea for us right now. I didn't realize Sam would get as attached as he has. We three fell in love with both of them but Daegen just really stole our hearts. So, so sweet. Here are a few pictures of the guys. We'll enjoy them a few more days and then say our goodbye's. They will be greatly missed. Seems that they have just always been part of our family even though it's only been a few days. They fit in so beautifully. If I could afford them, I'd have kept them in a heartbeat. Poor Sam offered me all his Christmas money to keep them not realizing that they are an ongoing expense. His Christmas money would only cover one of them having an annual check up! He just doesn't understand.


Joanne Huffman said...

Sorry it's so hard on Sam; it was a very generous act to foster the cats.

Kris said...

What a wonderful gift you've given these animals....even if just briefly.

Donna: said...

These guys are beautiful.. I'm not even a cat person, but I would get attached too.