XO - can't believe I forgot her name off!! She is called Tiger, and she might not be a friendly, affectionate lap cat, but I love her, and have done since she came, she was crying all the way here, so I was crying too (not good as I was driving!!), the poor thing had been with her owner since she was a kitten, and after 13 years he wanted her pts for no good reason, so her whole world and everything she knew had gone, and to be honest, I am glad that I can give her a forever home, I honestly dont think with the kind of cat she is and why she came into a rescue that she would have tolerated a new home again - even putting a cage in my front room is enough to make her go and hide upstairs. I can't see her ever being affectionate, as we have 13 years of whatever (her owner said he coudn't stroke her, I have been able to do from day 1, so I suspect he didn't bother with her) to break down, but I dont care, she will let me have short fusses, and interacts with me, and if that is all I ever get, then I can cope with that (just can't stop fostering, I need lap cats some way!!) I think Pebbles would be proud - my dream is to help as many oldies as I can, and between adopting and fostering, I have helped 11 in 4 years, I hope the numbers keep increasing.
Lunasmom and Crazycatperson - She is only the 2nd foster I have adopted in 2.5 years and out of 26 cats/kittens - and they have only been adopted as they are the kind of temperament that doesn't tolerate change well, and coming into a rescue at the age of 13 was hard enough on them, without making them deal with another change - Molly had been in the rescue centre for nearly a year cos things prevented me taking her for 8 months, and she was so depressed that we didn't think she had long left - 13 months later, she is currently rolling round the bed chasing her tail and playing with the toy Sarah bought, and is still eating well. I am hoping her blood tests this week show her organs are still good for her age. I think fostering helps me to deal with the emotional aspect of me only adopting oldies, I get the pleasure of having young, playful, affectionate cats, and also the satisfaction of knowing that they have a wonderful home thanks to me - and without bragging, some of the cats I have fostered would have had such a worse life without me, some wouldn't have even ended up in a rescue environment to get that chance.