Hello all. I guess I just need a group hug or something. I am bawling
right now because I took my foster kitten Dewey to the Arlington Animal Welfare League to get adopted. I've had him since he was 5 weeks old _ and the neighobr's girl dumped him on me. GRRRR. Special bad place for those who dump cats!!!
I felt like I was betraying him the entire time I was driving there. He rode in the car, in his leash and harness - I didn't even have to put him in
He is the loveliest cat - I mean a real treasure - spirited, fiesty, loving demanding and oh so funny! He is/was 4.5 months old - the shelter intake lady put him down as 6 months - I wrote an email to get them to change it.
Younger cats go faster AND anyway, he's going to be huge.
I feel so sad. I would have kept him, but with my 18 year old being sick, the feral kitten needing to be socialized and my 2 indoor/outdoor former ferals, and the 14 ferals I'm TNRing, I felt over loaded.
I had to lock him up at night in the kitten room and he HATED that. Sigh.
He leash walks, goes for rides in cars, jumped in tubs with me, sat in the *dishwasher* lol, and did so many goofy fun things. He purrs a storm too.
Had such lovely long feather and soft fur. A lovely black n white dude with Main Coon genes...
Please, if anyone wants a kitten that will be a one in a million cat - go down to AAWL in Northern Va - if you live there - and look him over. He will be listed for adoption in 5 days (holding period). His adoption no. is A015867.
AAWL gets 67 percent of their cats adopted out. So, he has a good chance - excellent really of getting a home. I wasn't able to try hard enought with my own kitties and the 14 ferals I'm managing/TNRing.
Its such a struggle. How do you all do it? You foster parents out there??
I'm even already somewhat attached to Titi the flame/red point. Titi has had so many breakthroughs, I'd love to keep him, but know - he needs a good home too... I have too many cats to really care for him right. He has that special Siamese purrrsonality. Last night for the first time, he came on the couch and ASKED for cuddles and pets!!! And today, he is following me room to room, sleeping right now with me on the computer!!!
I need to get him a good home before I fall in love with him.
Anyway, if you have it your heart, please send/post suport message for me.
I really need it now. Its so hard to part with them, and you worry so much that they won't find a GOOD home. Sniff, sniff...