Yesterday I had the great pleasure of meeting a cat lady called Penelope, who has been fostering cats for the Cats Protection locally for many years. It was wonderful to meet up and talk cats and be introduced to her foster cats and later her own cats.
At the moment Penelope is fostering two feral kittens, Cherry and Penny, they are 9 weeks old and need to be handled as much as possible by different people to get used to human company for when they eventually find their new homes.
Sounds easy doesnâ€™t it? Well first you have to catch them!
This blog post isnâ€™t called fast and furriness for nothing! Talk about fast!!
Eventually I caught Cherry the cute tiny tabby and she let me hold her and stroke her and give kisses, she relaxed for a while and was better when she saw Ava another foster cat who she has bonded with and her sister, black and white cutie Penny.
I only did this a few times for a couple of minutes so not to cause stress. Penny was much more feisty and had more cattitude but I managed to get a cuddle and some strokes.
They were both happy to approach me for games and treats so they are getting there but it takes a long time.
Penelope would ideally love them to go to a new home together, to a person or family that have the time and patience to really devote to them as they need lots of handling and playtime to get to really trust and bond with humans.
I wish them all the love and luck in the world and it was a delightful experience to meet them all. xx