2020 landed several crushing blows, but in the midst of it all we actively sought out joy by becoming kitten fosters for the Williamson County Animal Center. And oh what joy we found in a fur family rescued from a trailer park. Our first set of fosters have come and gone. We are awaiting our next foster cat family.
Momma Cat came to live with us for two weeks. She came with the name Milky Way. She is a super sweet cat. She stole the hearts of a retired couple who showed up at the animal shelter to find a dog. Little did they know that what they really needed in their life was a super friendly kitty.
The kittens really named themselves. They arrived with eye infections and were itty bity teeny tiny little things. They were a hot mess and absolutely perfect at the same time. We named them Bean, Booger, and Bug.
As time went on they all got healthy. And we had to let the momma go have surgery and find a new home.
Every two weeks we brought them in for shots and check ups and then before we knew it they were old enough to go to their new homes. I took photos for them to be put on Pet Finders, but they all ended up finding homes with friends and family. Still worth sharing their Pet Finder photos shoot!
During their stay we had friends and family come over. In the ultimate parting gifts each person ended up adopting the kittens. Bug and Bean were a bonded pair and are living happily ever after with my in-laws Fran and Roger in Oklahoma.
And so now our home is ready for our next foster cat family. We can’t wait to meet them. I highly encourage anyone who has just a little bit of space in their homes, lives, and hearts to take in foster animals. It is the most rewarding volunteer job ever.
If you are research oriented I recommend reading Tiny But Mighty: Kitten Lady’s Guide to Saving the Most Vulnerable Felines by the Kitten Lady, Hannah Shaw.