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post #31 of 43
Continue to foster them but on a permanent basis. Reason: Cats don't like to move from 1 territory to another, they like to stay on a permanent territory thus people should foster them on a permanent basis even if it's difficult.
post #32 of 43
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Originally Posted by Bonnie1965 View Post
I think that if you, Skye and Calamity are providing services (love and socializatipn) to the rescue, then it is okay. I know it is difficult to accept help sometimes but just think of all the good you three could do together. It sounds like a good match all the way around.
I TOTALLY agree!
post #33 of 43
The only thing that bothers me is that the mama cats are always going to be nursing, for a long time I imagine. Nursing is hard work for a mom even though it may not seem so and I'm sure it does take a toll on their body.
post #34 of 43
whether the cats are adoptable or not, I don't think its fair for one to be a continous milk supply for hungry kittens. She deserves a chance to be a normal cat. If they enjoy the kittens, sure, let them socialize them, but the nursing thing I don't agree with at all.
post #35 of 43
Arie - that isn't always practical, the majority of the cats I have fostered have adapted to a new home wonderfully (some preferring it to mine!!), including shy cats, and if we all kept cats because of reasons like that, every foster home would be full and we couldnt help more.
Fostermum - another thing I would consider is would it affect your fostering by keeping these two?
post #36 of 43
this is just imo , but if you would like to keep them permently and could find a way to afford it yourself then do this , but i wouldnt let them be used as surgget mums, i dont think it is fair on them, they deserve a normal relaxed happy home. not having kittens for the next what 6-12 months? i just dont think it is fair on them.
post #37 of 43
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Originally Posted by booktigger View Post
Arie - that isn't always practical, the majority of the cats I have fostered have adapted to a new home wonderfully (some preferring it to mine!!), including shy cats, and if we all kept cats because of reasons like that, every foster home would be full and we couldnt help more.
Fostermum - another thing I would consider is would it affect your fostering by keeping these two?
I agree just because they enjoy being here doesnt mean they dont deserve a home of their own. Skye would do well anywhere in any situation. Shes a real doll. I told them I wasnt willing to do that with her. So far they havnt done anything and shes still on petfinder so maybe they decided to do something else. I ended up adopting Calamity saturday. They said they will give me meds and shots for her for just the price of them so I can handle that. I have a credit card for unexpected illness and stuff. So I have Miss Calamity and I really dont know about Skye. I want her to get a home of her own but I also want to keep her. As for wether it will affect my fostering if I keep them. No it wont I keep my fosters in cages other then these two most of the time. In the x-large dog crates. I wont be taking in any more fosters until their kittens are gone.
post #38 of 43
Congratualtions on adopting Calamity! She has a wonderful home now
post #39 of 43
Aww, if Calamity is a hard to home cat, it is wonderful that you are keeping her, and I do hope a good home can be found for Skye. There are always cats we would love to keep, but I think if they are the kind that could find a home, it is better to let them have that home, it gives us the time and space to help a more needy cat.
post #40 of 43
Awwwww, I'm glad you are keeping Calamity
post #41 of 43
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Originally Posted by booktigger View Post
Aww, if Calamity is a hard to home cat, it is wonderful that you are keeping her, and I do hope a good home can be found for Skye. There are always cats we would love to keep, but I think if they are the kind that could find a home, it is better to let them have that home, it gives us the time and space to help a more needy cat.
Calamity Im sure would never find a home with anyone else. She goes after anyone who comes into my house except for me, Ari and my neighbor Joe. The first 2 weeks I had her all she did was growl and hiss. Even when she was asking for attention! She would be rubbing all over me growling and hissing. But she has everything going against her. Shes not friendly with people she doesnt know, shes mostly black, shes a big female and shes not young the vet estimated her at about 2. She would never of been adopted. But now shes mine and Ari's. We love her even if no one else does. Adult cats usually stay in our rescue at least 1 year usually closer to 3-4 years. So who knows how long I will have Skye. Probably a while.
post #42 of 43
I have to admit, Tiger stayed here cos she used to run when people came round, Sar saw her, but she was the only person for ages!! 10 months on, and she finally stays in the same room when people come round. It is so sad that adults stay so long in your rescue though, 14 months is the longest for us, and we have homed them in a matter of weeks.
post #43 of 43
imo if they are just gonna try & foster her else where to nurse her out, I would keep her and just try your damndest to manage. Glad you were able to adopt clamity!
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