Happy Fall Y’all!
One of my favorite things about fall is NFL football – I promise this connects to cats! At the end of the season is the Super Bowl, but more importantly it is also the day that the KITTEN BOWL is played! I’ve been watching the kitten bowl for 7 years and learned about kitten fostering from all the information Beth Stern shared each year. My love of kittens outweighs just about everything in my life besides my faith and my family. I quickly realized if I fostered kittens, I would have kittens ALL THE TIME! Winning!
When my middle daughter moved out to go to college, I turned her room into a “kitten room” and it hasn’t been vacant of kittens and/or pregnant cats since last November when I started fostering for WildBlue Cats! I knew I would enjoy kitten fostering, but I had no idea it was a deep down passion of mine. The joy of working with kittens and socializing and preparing them for their forever homes fills my bucket every day.
What I also didn’t know about volunteering with WBCats is all the other ways to get involved that I would come to enjoy. One of my favorite activities is taking kittens to a local nursing home for interaction with the patients. Holding a kitten opens the door to communication with them and is a true blessing for all involved. Sometimes I support with caring and checking on the cats we have at Petco. During the Spring, I helped one night at week at the sanctuary. My next step is to help more with the adoption fairs.
Besides the kittens, I have a house full of love, laughter, and LIFE! My oldest daughter just moved from NYC in March and lives in our basement with her husband and fur babies. My middle daughter just moved back home in April with her fur babies, and my 11 year old would keep every kitten that we foster if I would let him. I myself, have 3 cats (one foster fail) and a Wiemaraner we adopted from the National Mill Dog Rescue.
During the day, I have the honor of being an elementary school principal and this year is a little more stressful with a pandemic occurring. Coming home to a room of happy purring kittens makes the world right again!