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post #1 of 14
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Today, my beautiful foster kitty, Nutmeg, was adopted. I know, I know, I should be happy, and I am, but I'm sad to see her leave. Nutmeg came to me, oh, about a month ago, scared and depressed. She has since gradually popped out of her shell and is now a happy, attention seeking cat. Nutmeg was adopted by a wonderful young couple, in their twenties, who have no children and live in a spacious apartment where Nutmeg will be able to suntan on the balcony. I met them personally and they seem like wonderful cat owners. They had a cat about a year ago, who they had to put to sleep at the age of 12. But they are now ready for a new kitty. I gave them a whole bunch of pamphlets and stuff of raw food, so hopefully they will keep darling Nutmeg of the raw diet I'd been feeding her. I miss her ever so much already and it's only been a few hours. I think my dear Himmie, Abby, will miss her the most, though. Poor thing. But I have been thinking, maybe it's time to get another cat, to keep. Abby is now at the age (6-7 months old) were she is very playful and the dogs want nothing to do with it. So, maybe I will head down to the HS and pick my self up another cat. But of course, I will continue to foster. I've contacted a few rescues, letting them know I can foster, so maybe when I foster again I will feel better. Nutmeg was my first foster and it's been a wonderful, wonderful experience. I will definately keep doing it. Maybe I will even foster a dog, too one day. Well, anyway, here is a picture of my dear Nutmeg. Sorry, it's not very good, it's her adoption picture when she was still very scared, but it's the only one I have of her. Here she is:

post #2 of 14
Nutmeg!
post #3 of 14
Well, condolences and congratulations! I foster, too, and gave up two this year who brought me to tears. I foster pregnant kitties for the most part, so am not too inclined to want to keep everyone...but some are harder to give up than others!

I'm glad your input with Nutmeg made the difference, so she could go on to a good forever home!
post #4 of 14
I'm sorry for your pain at having to send nutmeg on to her forever home. This is my first time fostering (mom and 1 m kitten (RIP) and 2 females). Mom is very skittish and probably abused in the past, but the two kittens have stolen my heart. I think it's going to be so hard to let them go in a few weeks. I don't know how you guys that have been doing it so long...can do it! Does it get any easier? I am trying to get the two females adopted out to people i know so at least I will get updates...but no luck so far!
post #5 of 14
HUGS

I know it's very very hard..... Take comfort in the fact that she has a good home, and you did an amazing job taking care of her
post #6 of 14
Bless you for transforming Nutmeg with wonderful care & lots of love!! i hope that very soon some other fortunate kitty is able to join your household of love. Keep up the good works!!
post #7 of 14
For a moment there i thought i had to move her over to the bridge

Awwww be happy for her She's gone to a loving home who will take good care of her

You members who foster do a fantastic job always reamember that
post #8 of 14
I'm sorry that you are sad you did a great job with Nutmeg.
post #9 of 14
*hugs* But just remember you helped place her in a great home and you also got the pleasure of having Nutmeg in your life, even if it was for a short while.
post #10 of 14
I hate it when people post these. I dread the day I have to let Damita & Chico go.

We are all here for you. I think someone on here said, "there's always another one that needs you." I am sure another foster cat will find you. A permanent cat would love to come home with you, too.
post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
Aw, thanks guys. I went to the HS today to look at some kittens and I feel much better. But I think Abby is pretty confused, though. Maybe I'll foster a pregnant cat, that would be fun, but hard work. Plus maybe I will keep one of the kittens as a playmate for Abby. Thanks again guys! You guys rock!
post #12 of 14
You did a great job with Nutmeg and I am sure youll have many more to help
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by Renny
I'm sorry for your pain at having to send nutmeg on to her forever home. This is my first time fostering (mom and 1 m kitten (RIP) and 2 females). Mom is very skittish and probably abused in the past, but the two kittens have stolen my heart. I think it's going to be so hard to let them go in a few weeks. I don't know how you guys that have been doing it so long...can do it! Does it get any easier? I am trying to get the two females adopted out to people i know so at least I will get updates...but no luck so far!
I used to worry more about giving them up...now I focus more on loving them while I have them. I'm not sure why some hurt more to give up than others...my current litter (and Momma Sarabi) are all just darlings...total lovebugs. But I don't feel concerned about them going. Don't get me wrong, I'll miss them, but it isn't like with my last bottle baby Midnight. It was hard not to ask for him back after he went to a new foster home! I was very relieved when he got adopted, because I was close to deciding to just keep him myself. But I am already at my limit for my situation, and more cats isn't a good option!

And there are always new kitties and new babies to love.
post #14 of 14
Its hard but they went to a very good home!
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