This was both a learning and an adventure week.
It all started when the doorbell rang.
Annie Sullivan and I were both on alert, because we didn’t know who was there.
A lot of people come to see me because I’m so famous (hee hee).
But I didn’t have anyone on my calendar.
I was confused.
Little Annie Sullivan had to help me out.
She whispered, “It’s for me, it’s my Foster Mom!”
What’s a Foster Mom?
I had to do a little research on that one.
Turns out a Foster Mom (or Dad) is a very important person.
They provide temporary safe and loving homes for cats not ready for adoption.
Not ready for adoption means they are too young, too sick, or have behavioral challenges.
Foster parents take them into their home and help them get ready for their adoptive homes.
Little Annie Sullivan was too young and her eyes too infected for her to be at Cat Depot.
She went to live with her Foster Mom until her eyes got better and she became a few weeks older.
Her Foster Mom loved her and took good care of her.
She wanted to come and see how Annie was doing.
It brought a tear to my eye when I saw Annie reunited with her Foster Mom Karyn.
Annie remembered her and started purring right away.
Foster Mom Karyn was really happy to see how well Annie is doing in her forever home.
I learned a lot about Foster Parents.
People can be Foster Parents for a few days, weeks, or months.
They can foster newborns, kittens, cats, special needs, injured, or the behavior challenged.
I also learned that Foster Moms bring toys for everyone when they visit!
They like to play with their foster kitties.
More importantly (to me anyway)…
…Foster Moms bring food and treats!
I found out Foster Moms let you do things you usually don’t get to do!
It’s really easy and anyone can be a Foster Parent.
Cat Depot offers a one hour class that tells people everything they need to know.
Fostering a cat or kitten will change your life and the life of the cat.
Annie Sullivan will always love her Foster Mom Karyn.
Obviously the feeling is mutual.
Everyone should find out about the Foster Program.
Change your life and the life of your foster kitty!
Thank you, Foster Mom Karyn.
You gave Annie Sullivan the good start she needed for a good life.
I’ll take it from here…
…I’ve got her now.
Love and thanks to all Foster Parents and to everyone else.
See you next week.
The Dapper Gent
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