I was trying to figure out how to start this post, but I’ll just come right out with the amazing news:
Bugsy got adopted!
On Tuesday, his new forever human (also the lady that original found him and brought him to the rescue) came to pick him up! I was so happy, but guys…
I did not expect it to be so HARD! I knew I would be attached to all the cats, but Holy Hannah I thought I was going to start crying right there. Obviously I’m projecting, but I couldn’t help but think he looked almost betrayed. Like he was asking me why he had to leave. It was sad. I spent the night watching Kitten Lady videos to keep telling myself that the point of fostering is Good-bye.
I’m hoping it’ll get easier and I’m hoping that documenting this experience and all the cats will help me remember. I may have only had Bugsy for four days, but I definitely got attached to that little cutie. I know he’ll be happy in his forever home and he’s going back to see some of the cats he got attached to before he came into care. He’s going to rule his little roost.
One thing I wanted to touch on was a question that I got in the comments in the last post. I answered it there, but I’ll answer it here as well. When I said ‘foster failing’ that is in no way a bad thing. A foster fail is when the foster family adopts the cat in care. The term itself is more of an inside joke within rescues than anything else. But it’s not frowned upon. If you’re in the position to adopt, by all means, foster fail away. But I know with my situation, with my current senior kitty with so many medical problems, bringing another cat into the house permanently is not the best thing at all. So as much as I would of loved to keep Bugsy, his place is with his new human<3
So now that my first foster is off to live out the rest of his life in spoiled bliss, it was time to get ready for the next kitty that needed my help.
Cleanliness is unbelievably important when it comes to taking care of stray or abandoned animals. As much as I’m protecting my own cats, I have to protect each and every cat that stays with me.
With Bugsy, he was in care for so long and tested negative for anything that could pass from cat to cat so I didn’t have to sanitize AS much. Normally the best thing to use would be a solution of Bleach and hot water.
This time though, I just ended up using Lysol wipes. Everything was taken apart, the bedding was washed, the hideaway, litter box, litter scoop and feeding mat were all wiped down with Lysol wipes. The food and water dishes went into the dishwasher for a nice scrub, anything that could be cleaned was cleaned.
The floor was swept and washed to get rid of any lingering litter and cat nip and then my room was sanitized and ready to be put back together.
So now I’m ready for a new foster ❤
So as of right now, the rescue is working on trapping a kitty in need who has been living under someones porch. I will keep you updated on when I get that little guy!
Again, if you have any questions about fostering or anything at all, please ask in the comments below 🙂
Until next time!