Anyway, back to Saturday morning in the alleyway.....We're assuming that is the new disposal location for unwanted animals. It's really very sad, but fortunately for the animals, we live right in front and Tomas cannot pass up a baby animal on the street. We're like the guardian angels of animals overlooking the alleyway from apartment 1*A.
A few days have passed, and now comes the hardest part....I'm becoming attached, and I know that we can't keep her. You guys have no idea how sweet this little kitten is. As I write this post she is sleeping a peaceful siesta in my lap. She wasn't dealt the best hand of cards in life....she is missing one front paw, and the other front paw appears to be broken. Despite all of that, she's able to walk really well (and fast!) and she has a ton of energy. She's sociable, not only with Tomas and I, but also with the dogs. I think she and Willy have a special bond, in particular. She's the tiniest little thing I've ever seen, but she's got a big personality, and she's very brave. I know she's going to grow to be an amazing cat.
(A bit blurry, but I couldn't NOT post this photo.)
There is someone who is interested in adopting her, so I am soaking up my last days with her and enjoying her company in the apartment. I'm sure I'll cry the day she goes to her new home. I don't know how, but I feel like I've bonded with this little cat, even though we have only known each other for less than a week. Ah, the emotional roller coaster of fostering an animal!
What's also incredible is that never in my life have I had a puppy or a kitten, and in the time span of one month, I have gotten the chance to take care of both for the first time. Pretty crazy, actually. And from personal experience, I can now say that taking care of a kitten is ten times easier than taking care of a puppy, except that you have to be super careful when you walk around the house.
Have you ever found an abandoned animal or been a foster parent to an animal?
I'd love to hear your stories!