I often ask myself if I've taken the easy road in fostering? Although I welcome each cat that's brought to the Safe Haven with all the love and care I can extend, I won't even peruse the shelter website that most of our cats are rescued from, because I can't bear to look at the faces of all those that I can't take; knowing that their fate is a very grim one at best. So sometimes I feel like abit of a fraud if you will, sitting here in my nice comfortable home, working with one foster at a time, enjoying the fruits that come from watching them settle and then thrive in this atmosphere, and then..........well it's adoption time and I start all over again. I don't have a hundred voicemails from people needing help with their cats, I don't have my email inbox overloaded with requests or pleas, and I don't have cats/kittens dropped at my door by those too cowardly to take responsibility for their own problems. I don't spend my evenings and weekends running from one cat related urgency to another, and I don't even keep in touch with many (if any), fellow cat rescue volunteers on a regular basis.
The adopters that have given Fonzie & Fergus (the two orange males that were adopted afew weeks ago) their forever home, keep telling me how lovely and wonderful I am. Of course I'm deeply touched by their kind words, but for the most part I believe them to be totally undeserving. I sent afew emails with pictures of the boys attached, I spoke to afew people, and I searched for a way to help.....not exactly moving mountains in my opinion.
I help cats and people find each other; and it's all I really love doing; I'm just not sure if I can be placed in the same group with all those who are in the trenches of this work every day.
Here are the latest shots of Fonzie and Fergus in their new home -
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