So amidst the flurry of kitten rescue over the weekend, Petunia went to her new home. I have to say it’s been a little weird without the darling furball running around and tormenting our elder dog, Skye, or helping pull George out of his shell and chasing the red dot with him.
We have been able to keep in touch with the new family and we’ve gotten reports that she has settled right in – sleeping on her new dad in the middle of the night and letting loose with her incredibly loud purr as well as making good on her ‘I love Dogs’ attitude by attaching herself to their older dog.
It has been less than a week, but we couldn’t be more thrilled that it seems to be going so well.
Tuna had been in our care since July, the longest we have had a foster cat in our care. I’d be lying to say that I didn’t seriously consider adopting her outright myself, especially when her first adoption fell through. She got along great with nearly every animal in our house and was just curious enough to keep us on our toes.
That is the hardest part of fostering. The thing is, we all get attached in some way, even if the bundles of fuzz are only in our care for a day or two (see kittens from the weekend, moved now to their foster home). Getting attached – allowing our hearts to open, care for, nurture and love is part of what makes someone able to work as a foster. Being able to let go and let the animal move on to its new home is what makes a exceptional Foster Family.
Let them go we must. (Or there are pointed questions later as my future husband abandons whispering ‘crazy cat lady’ and just flat out tattoos it on my forehead. Awkward! )
So in the spirit of darling Tuna’s successful adoption, I hope to see some friendly faces at PetSmart tonight looking to find their new buddy in one of our several adoptable cats, or possibly a new dog. We look forward to updates from all our adopters and can’t wait to share their good news with our network of awesome followers. And if you think you might have room in your home and your heart to foster, please reach out to us. We get requests daily for help and can only help to the extent we have foster homes available. You can help make a difference in another creature’s life.
Have a very happy, heart-full Friday! -Enya