A year has passed since that crazy day in May with Rosie and her babies. I often think about her and her kittens and wonder how they are all doing. What homes were they adopted into, how do the kittens look now, and who got lucky enough to adopt Rosie?
Having already fostered a pregnant mother, we felt fairly confident in fostering another one and eagerly perused the foster list for a suitable candidate. We picked up Rosie, who was all fluffy and friendly and heavily rounded, when she arrived in our foster room. She was a sweet little feline who seemed just barely more than a kitten herself.
Our first mother cat had had her babies while we were sleeping, which meant we missed the whole event (it was over in 5 hours with almost no mess and 5 lovely little kittens), so I selfishly hoped that I would get to see at least some of this delivery! (A foster mother can hope, can’t she?) Little did I realize that I would most definitely see part of Rosie’s delivery and it would end up being a rather desperate event.
But wait. I’m getting ahead of myself.
Let me rewind a bit. (more…)