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post #31 of 43
Congratulations!
I'm so glad you and Hope get to keep each other. She's such a pretty girl.
post #32 of 43
Boy - don't I know that agony. I am in emotional upheaval myself about my foster boys. I just CANNOT keep them.... the one I am worried about the most is Ghost - he was kind of like Hope - skinny, scared, undersocialized, every little noise or movement would make him run and hide. He spend 6 weeks living in the upstairs hallway bath. Little by little... trusting me and getting some meat on his bones, he blossomed.

He let ME know that he wanted to interact with the other cats... so again, little by little, under supervised conditions, he spent time with the other fosters. At first, he didn't know what to do or how to respond. But by interacting and watching, my little scaredy, mildly "austistic" foster boy learned and is now just one of the gang. He luuuurrrrves his "brothers and his Meowmy... and I feel the same about him. I don't know if he would adjust to someone else.
post #33 of 43
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Originally Posted by AddieBee View Post
Boy - don't I know that agony. I am in emotional upheaval myself about my foster boys. I just CANNOT keep them.... the one I am worried about the most is Ghost - he was kind of like Hope - skinny, scared, undersocialized, every little noise or movement would make him run and hide. He spend 6 weeks living in the upstairs hallway bath. Little by little... trusting me and getting some meat on his bones, he blossomed.

He let ME know that he wanted to interact with the other cats... so again, little by little, under supervised conditions, he spent time with the other fosters. At first, he didn't know what to do or how to respond. But by interacting and watching, my little scaredy, mildly "austistic" foster boy learned and is now just one of the gang. He luuuurrrrves his "brothers and his Meowmy... and I feel the same about him. I don't know if he would adjust to someone else.
Awwwww Addiebee.... are you going to keep him? Do you have a picture to share with us?
It is scary to let them go... Hope is staying a lot because of love, an a lot because of fear too... I hope he can stay with you Addie, even if as permanent foster
post #34 of 43
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By the way - silly question: what is Hope's gotcha day now: when she first got here, in may, or when now, for her official adoption?
post #35 of 43
I think she had you at "Hello."



I would use the day you first had her in your care.
post #36 of 43
What a lovely ending to this thread! I'm so glad this special, beautiful girl is going to live with you. I know you'll bring much joy to her life, and she to yours

Welcome to TCS, Hope!
post #37 of 43
Aww, yay Carolina! I'm so glad you're keeping her. I think my kitten is a keeper and I've only had her since Friday!

And that last picture of Bugsy and Hope is so cute!!!!!!!
post #38 of 43
She's SO pretty & will be absolutely GEORGEOUS when she is able to not be so skittish & afraid.(puts on a bit more weight) PLEASE DON'T GIVE HER UP!!! It will gnaw at you forever. Here's the good news: in some counties, there are programs that will spay & neuter your kitties at no cost, and SOME of the vets who participate in these programs ARE willing to take payment plans for necessary shots and all, IF you're able to prove that you can't afford them! Your home is the only one she's ever known, and you're the only human she's ever been able to trust for this long and I'm sure that she loves you now. Of course, I'm one of those who says to "keep them no matter what-better they have a loving home with you..." Good luck-please keep her. I wish you all the best!!!
post #39 of 43
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She's SO pretty & will be absolutely GEORGEOUS when she is able to not be so skittish & afraid.(puts on a bit more weight) PLEASE DON'T GIVE HER UP!!! It will gnaw at you forever. Here's the good news: in some counties, there are programs that will spay & neuter your kitties at no cost, and SOME of the vets who participate in these programs ARE willing to take payment plans for necessary shots and all, IF you're able to prove that you can't afford them! Your home is the only one she's ever known, and you're the only human she's ever been able to trust for this long and I'm sure that she loves you now. Of course, I'm one of those who says to "keep them no matter what-better they have a loving home with you..." Good luck-please keep her. I wish you all the best!!!
You may want to read the rest of the thread and the whole background before posting Carolina was her foster mum, and is experienced with cats and knows these things. She was being responsible and deciding if she could permanently add another member to her fur family.

Carolina - I'm glad you kept her. If you can afford pet insurance and afford regular month to month expenses then you should be fine. Any big health emergencies should be mostly covered under insurance, so you should be fine.

Congratulations on the new addition
post #40 of 43
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Originally Posted by carolinalima View Post
Awwwww Addiebee.... are you going to keep him? Do you have a picture to share with us?
It is scary to let them go... Hope is staying a lot because of love, an a lot because of fear too... I hope he can stay with you Addie, even if as permanent foster
This is a recent thread of how Ghostie has become comfortable and part of the gang!!

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=203968

I understand the fear. I had two fosters with me on Sunday to show... they were yowling and crying in the back seat and I was blubbering up front behind the wheel. I almost had to pull over I couldn't take it! And they belong to rescue I am going to leave... I am afraid they won't get the right care once they are out of my hands.
post #41 of 43
Oh I'm so happy for you both!

Gotta say - I kinda knew this would happen and I kinda like it.
post #42 of 43
Congratulations on your new official addition! I'm so happy for all of you. From reading lots of your posts, it sounds like adopting Hope was the right thing to do. Best of luck for the future!
post #43 of 43
Brilliant news! I recently adopted my foster, Meg. I was asked if I wanted to foster a kitten with three legs or a cat with three legs and as I'd taken a break from fostering I chose the kitten thinking she'd be easier to give up... I honestly didn't want another cat of my own and money is tight but this little one chose me and it was love at first sight on my part. It was really strange but I knew she had to stay and so she did, I really tried to give her up too, it just didn't happen! I've just got the cats insured and also have a bit of savings in case anything does happen - plus my dog isn't insured so I need the savings for her. I guess we go without some things for our animals but seeing them happy and healthy is worth it.

I wish you all lots of happiness!
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