Little did I know when I went to help recruit volunteers for the Cork Animal Care Society (read my post here) that I would end up fostering for them a few days later! I already have four cats, so fostering kittens always seemed like an imposssibility.
These last couple of days, updates from the CACS haven’t stopped, more kittens are coming in every day. Some of them are very young and need intensive care: bottle-feeding new-born kittens is a hard job. However, there is only so much space the current fosterers can offer. They urgently needed a fosterer for two six-week old kittens so they could take in a new-born kitten and a two-week old kitten who needs to be bottle-fed. A case of life or death. What could I do?
Of course I offered to help! I am not working this week and the living room is unoccupied most of the time, so no excuse! I can only look after them for a week as I’m going away to a conference next week, but at least it will leave a bit of time to find another fosterer.
Daz and Suds (named so because they love fresh laundry) arrived this afternoon and settled without any trouble. They quickly went exploring their room and we had a lovely cuddle time together!
Wow! New toys!
Don’t they look like they already own the place?
This cushion has always been a favourite with kittens…