Originally Posted by TNR1
Glad to hear everything is returning to normal...isn't it great knowing that you can place them into homes and not have to worry about any of them adding to the overpopulation. That is why our rescue spays/neuters at 8-10 weeks of age.Katie
Er, these kitties are already in their permanent home.
After working so hard day after day socializing them, talking to them, playing with them..., watching them slowly transform from petrified little creatures into adoring little furballs who purr the instant I reach for them....well, it just wasn't possible to let them go.
I completed the adoption papers the day they were spayed.
They love and trust me, and I adore them, and they have their forever home now.
For those who haven't fostered, I highly recommend it. I have done little that was more satisfying. Heck, I didn't know it was possible
to do some of the things I've done with these guys. They've learned to play with me without using their claws, to love the brush, to come when I call them (which I do every night right after I've snuggled down - whoever isn't already on the bed joins me instantly and the little thump, thump, thump of their bodies leaping up brings a smile to me every time). I can clip their nails, examine their eyes, ears, noses and teeth with no problem. They've even learned to NOT climb my leg when I'm preparing their food and to leave the bed mice alone (still working a bit on that last one *laugh*).
Please pardon me if I seem to be gushing. This whole thing just amazes me. My original intention on Oct 7th was simply to help get another feline family off the streets. Instead, that little family became mine (my children are both "grown" now so I live alone), and changed my life in the process.
*cough* I'm all misty-eyed and sniffly now!