I'm sure that anyone who knows me, knows that I love animals. I'm sure I could be the crazy cat lady in 0.5 seconds if left to my own devices. I fall in love with these little balls of personality, and that makes taking them back to PAWS so hard.
Kitara went back to PAWS on Thursday. Thursday night as I crawled into bed I couldn't help but cry. I've had Kitara for the past several weeks sneak into our bedroom and crawl into my arms to sleep. Then I realized that I was being selfish. Kitara is the coolest cat, and that means that someone else should get the chance to have a sneaky snuggle kitty too. This is why I foster
Friday I went to the store and bought Kitara some things to go with her to her new forever home. She loved laser pointers, treats, etc. I dropped off the bag iat the front desk, and went to say "hi" to my furry buddy. She seemed so happy hanging out. Probably because she doesn't have Nittany playing mountain lion with her, and she gets a break. It made me sad, but I knew that she would find a new family, and I reminded myself. This is why I foster.
I told the front desk that if she couldn't find a home that we'd take her back. This is something that we've said with every cat that we've fostered. I really enjoy fostering because I know that they will not just give the cats to just anyone. They try to find the perfect match so that both human and animals are happy. I really like PAWS, and that is why I foster.
I saw on Facebook that 20 cats and dogs were adopted over the weekend. WOW! How great is that that 20 families are now a little more complete with these loving furry kids in their home. I quickly went over to the "Adoptable Animals" section and looked for Kitara. She was gone!
For as much joy as the cats bring us, and how sad I feel when I take them back, the joy and excitement that I feel when I see that one of them was adopted makes everything worth it, and this is exactly why I foster.
I know a lot of people say, "I couldn't foster, I wouldn't be able to give them back." You can. It's hard, but I promise you that the first time that you see that one of "your" kids is in a forever home it makes it totally worth it! I look forward to our next house guest, and know that I will be sad when we take them back, but I also know they will find their "Purfect" home and that it makes everything worth it. That's why you should foster.