Our adventures (past and present), as foster parents to abandoned cats and kittens
Thursday, July 25, 2013
PUSHING THAT ENVELOPE
Tonight this one is all about two very special guys that deserve HUGE praise and recognition for their patience, kindness, acceptance (sometimes a little delayed), and overall good natured demeanour's, who have never once in 64 fosters, ever acted out in ways that would be deal breakers for our continued fostering (ie: using places for the bathroom that aren't the litterbox!) - and that's our own boys, Rocky and Silly.
Silly - a.k.a. Daddy's Boy
We love them so much and are both so thankful and amazed that they always rise to meet the challenge of a yet another new kitty in the house. (okay so Rocky takes longer initially but eventually he too comes around).
Rocky - Our Little Fighter
Sooooo I can't help but cringe alot (and feel very guilty), as I've caught Magnum our current foster, settling himself into the one cat bed in our whole house that is Silly's favourite, insisting on eating out of the boys' bowls when he has his own, and running to me whenever he hears me lovingly talking to or calling for either Rock or Sil. I don't think it's dominance on Magnum's part because he tries to engage both boys in games of play and I even caught him trying to groom Silly (much to Silly's horror!) so we're very certain that he likes them very much, but just so desperately wants to be apart of the family that he's jumping right in with both paws!
Magnum & "The Bed"
Magnum is a confidant kitty, of that there is no doubt. But there is a fine line in fostering that has you teetering sometimes between welcoming in a soul that needs lots of love and assurance after being abandoned and neglected; and ensuring that any of your own don't feel that they've been replaced or lost your favour.