So close …

I’m still fighting this cold so that’s why postings have been scarce. But that doesn’t mean stuff hasn’t been happening! Like kids, they keep you busy no matter how crappy you feel! The girls are doing well — eating like horses and playing like maniacs. They runrunrunrun and then snuggle up on me to snooze.

I was thisclose to an empty foster nest. The girls are booked for their surgeries today. But there’s no store space so they have to come back home. I’ll try and write awesome bios so they get snapped up from the website quickly!

And then there’s Claire. Claire is officially my longest foster. I thought JJ was six months (and two days) but it was only five. Claire has been with us for six-and-a-half months. We had that one non-meet&greet but otherwise, in all that time, no one has been interested. I blame poor photos and the kitten explosion everyone experienced this year. (I recently met a woman at an event I was volunteering at and we got talking animals, of course. She’s a dog person, but we both agreed, why do people always want puppies and kittens?? So. much. work. And with adult animals — even young ones — you know more what you’re getting.) Anyway … a lovely couple came to meet Claire. She was aloof, but relaxed. Showed a bit of her playful side. But then Jonesy vomited in front of them and Mei had pee on her paws when the woman picked her up!! Sheesh. Other than that it all went pretty well. Not my best meet & greet, but not the worst by a long shot. They wanted to think about it. I think Claire is just what the woman is looking for, however, her husband has never had cats and clearly wants a more affectionate pet than Claire is right now. It’s too bad. I honestly think Claire will warm up to people (at least her own; maybe not visitors) once she lands in a stable, loving home. But it’s very difficult to convince people and, of course, I can’t be 100% sure. It’s just a feeling.

In the end, they decided that Claire isn’t the cat for them. So we’ll keep looking — and working with her. Now that we have a bit of a lull, maybe, I can work with her more. Which reminds me; we need a new laser pointer!





About Adventures in Cat Fostering

I am a cat fosterer for Toronto Cat Rescue. I also have two cats of my own, Jonesy, the black and white, and Murphy, the brown tabby, in the photo. Both were adopted from Toronto Cat Rescue.
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