Thursday, January 25, 2007

It's been a long day

Go, go, go, go....
Stop.



Gp 4 Day 28. That brown smudge on Luke's nose is the antibiotic we started today for a little upper respiratory infection. Looks like I'll be holding on to these monsters for another 10 days. I'm glad, but a little worried that I'll be*really* attached to them when it's finally time to return to the shelter.

8 comments:

PinkFluffySlippers said...

Gosh I'll miss them.

Jacq said...

Looks like a good tummy picture to me :)

shelley said...

Is that Luke in your arms? He is looking quite big!

Gottagopractice said...

Yup, that's Luke, all 2.5+ lbs of him. Leia is peaking up over the blankets at my side, and just hit 2 lbs. She always looks bigger than she is in the photos. They would be heading back to the shelter this weekend if not for their colds, an event I also am not looking forward to.

Cats ~ Goats ~ Quotes said...

Such cute babies!
It must be so hard to foster, but I know it saves lives, but still hard to give up those beauties.

Rahel said...

Oh, beautiful kitties! You are doing a wonderful thing. Kudos to you!

Leigh-Ann said...

It *is* hard to give them up. I cry every single time, no matter how much I think I've prepared myself. And I come home, and the house feels empty, even though there are numerous other cats here. For a couple of days I feel their absence, then it gets better, and back to normal, and suddenly there's a new batch of kittens needing to be fostered. The cycle has repeated itself over and over again since I first started fostering. It gets easier in that I now know what to expect in terms of my feelings, but I still love them all.

You may want to consider making up contact business cards to take to the shelter when you drop the kittens off. Depending on shelter policy, their adoptive families may be interested in keeping in touch with you (especially when they hear you have baby pictures!).

One last thing... you may not want to hear this, but sometimes certain kittens end up staying with us. It happens! We kept our first set, and it made it easier to give up subsequent fosters because I knew I'd already filled all the room at my inn.

Good luck to you :)

Gottagopractice said...

Yes, they're cute, and it's hard. I don't know about wonderful, but I do feel like I'm doing something to make the world a better place. And leigh-ann, I agree with everything you said, except the part about them staying. DH says we're full at 3, and if I adopt any more, no more fostering.