We've had fun fostering the kittens, but our turn will be over this week. We've not been able to find homes for all the kittens, nor shelters to take them. Our oldest son and his girlfriend will be fostering them for a little while, they they will be going to a shelter in Santa Cruz. Their vet knows a lady who has a rescue place they will go to. The little tabby, Tiger Lily (Lily for short) has a home. Our youngest son and his wife will be taking her. They will be picking her up in a few days. In the meantime we've started her vaccinations and she will have a vet checkup tomorrow. She will be going home to two larger cats (brothers) about 3 years old and a German Shepard. She will lead a good life.
Around 11 days ago we found 2 little kittens on our patio. In the next 4 days we collected all 5 of the kittens in the litter. They were born in a shed in the corner of our yard. We have not seen the mom. The kittens are now around 8 weeks old. They were very hissy and would swat at us at first, now they are very loving. We bathed them (to de-flea them) the water was very dirty, they didn't like it, and we will do so again. We will change the bedding and wash it (again).We are fostering them until we can fine them homes. Non of the shelters around here will take them. One shelter has offered to help us find homes for them. The local animal control shelter told us to let them go! Unbelievable!! There are 4 blacks and 1 tabby. The tabby and 1 black are female, 3 male blacks. They will be going to my oldest son and his girlfriend for fostering, then on to a shelter in Santa Cruz. Our youngest son and his wife may (or not) take the little tabby. They are fun to watch, hold and play with. They have turned our front bathroom into a nursery that I need to clean a couple (or more) times a day. They have a better chance at life now then they would have as strays. I'd love to give them to someone with a loving home. They are so much fun to watch playing.
I am a christian woman who has 4 wonderful children (most of the time), 2 terrific son's-in-law and 2 of the most beautiful and fantastic grandchildren. 1 new daughter-law. Life is full of many challenges everyday, that seem to never stop and always keep me on my toes, and that with God's help I will survive. I think it would be nice to be bored occasionally. I have God'ss grace & am coping. Retired now for 3 years from the local school district and at times am busier then I used to be, but then I have the time to do............other stuff!!