Do you remember a little Wisher named Star? She was adopted and is definitely living The Good Life. Before she was adopted, I had my daughters pick out a shelter kitten who needed a little “extra” to be a friend for Star. They gave me Storm. She was a beautiful little black kitten who was too shy and too introverted to have a good chance at adoption. That was over six months ago.
Then when Star was adopted, Storm was all alone (and very sad about it). My daughters said I could send her back to the shelter. But I hated to do that. So I asked if there was another kitten there, about Storm’s size, who could come here to be a friend for Storm. They sent Tuna to me. She has been here over four months now.
Each year, as we leave Winter behind and head toward Spring, I have to start thinking about my various foster animals. We take our vacation in the Spring, and I always end up having to send some animals back to the shelter at that time. I usually wait too long and end up sending them only a few days or couple of weeks before we leave. Then I worry the whole time about their adjustment.
I’ve decided to go ahead and send Storm and Tuna back to the shelter. Once Kitten Season sets in, it’s harder to find room for fosters to return. Also – maybe I’ll be able to go on my one-and-only trip without staying choked up about having just delivered them into a new world. But the main reason I need to move them back to the shelter is that I am going to have to move our Sammi (my mother-in-law’s cat) into the cat room that Storm and Tuna have been living in. Sammi has recurring UTI’s and stress does NOT help. I moved her into our upstairs bathroom during the day (for a break from our other cats), but she needs more than a bathroom.
SO – as my heart breaks, I will move Storm and Tuna back to the shelter. I am doing one more big push on the shelter’s FB page for these two. OH, how I wish they could be adopted straight from here into their forever home(s). But Tuna has been here four months, and Storm SIX months. I’ve been regularly advertising them through the shelter, and not one single nibble has come in. Please wish with me, Friends, that these two sweet, beautiful kitties will be Chosen NOW.
See you next week.