Hmmmmmm. It seems the Wendell has rather big feet. We did quite a bit of investigation and we now can use Wendell to move around the internet.
(I will be honest, my discovery has slowed down my blog writing. Hey, it happens.) So now, I spend hours trolling around the internet. I have a set path...
First, I check the weather. It is very important to know when the sun will be out. I like to stake my window claim early. My Suzanne has made it quite clear to the other cats that no one is allowed to pick on me so I pretty much get what I want.
Second, I check for Pet Food recalls. This is very important. I do not want to be sick and my Guy needs to know when something is bad, bad, bad. I go straight to the source, the
Third, I check for new cute cat videos. Like the new one with Mystery! So cute! Chance and I practice doing cute things in hopes that one day my Suzanne will take a video of us. I was in the Playtime video but I wasn't the star. There needs to be one starring me and maybe Chance (certainly not Wendell).
Fourth, I check for funny dog videos. (Yes, I do.) Dogs are funny. Do not misunderstand.... there is no room for a dog at my house. I mean, really!!!
Fifth, I go to PetFinders and vote for the Tyra picture. My Suzanne says that Orange Street Cats could get lots of money of Tyra wins! And then I check the YouCaring site! Right now, there is a fundraiser for Mystery. I can't donate though.....Suzanne keeps her credit cards under lock and key after the last donation incident.
Sixth, I check Orange Street Cats website. I like to see the cats that are available for adoption, who is available to foster, and if there any other upcoming events like PetApalooza! I wonder...what is PetApalooza anyway? Is there going to be a band there? The Mouse Chasers or Milkbone featuring Barky Von Schnauser, maybe?
Lastly, I check my Suzanne's Facebook page. One day, I saw a post shared by Dog House Adoptions (who shared it from Maddie's Corner) that explained fostering really, really well. Remember when Radley posted the Scoop Issue 1 and he reported on the 12 cats in one week? Remember when Chance posted about fostering? (We seem to talk about fostering quite a bit here. I guess it is that important!) This Facebook post that I saw is probably the best, most understandable description I have seen and I would like to share it.
"What does being a pet foster parent mean? Think of it as having a furry house guest who may be around for just a few weeks or several months. It may be a house guest who is like a foreign exchange student- he needs to learn the ropes a little, be educated about the culture and the rules. He may need a little extra TLC. Or this guest might be a fun-loving kid who fits right into your family and never misses a beat.
Fostering is not adopting. It is not forever. You may fall in love with your guest and decide to adopt. "Foster failures", as they are called, do happen, but no one is going to pressure you to adopt.
Fostering is being a guardian angel. It is giving love and safety to an animal who may never have known these things. It is giving them confidence and joy and helping them get ready for their forever home.
The day your foster joins his new forever family will be like graduation day. Yes, there might be tears but like good teachers who give their students wings to fly, you will have given an animal a chance for a wonderful, happy life. Your heart will smile and swell with pride. You will have touched a life. You will have saved a life. The feelings you'll feel will flood your soul and fill you up. You will have made a difference! Isn't that what life is all about?"
See? Doesn't that make a whole lot of sense?
So anyway....as followers of my blog and Orange Street Cats, you know that OSC is bursting at the seams....we have some cats that need foster homes. Some are listed on our website and one was listed in a new featured on Facebook called "Featured Foster of the week" (I already told my Suzanne that the name is a little blase and needs some spicing up. She said she would work on that...although an eye roll was involved). The first cat featured is Mia! I have never met Mia but I hear that she is very nice and maybe a little shy. Hey, I get it. I was the same way and look at me now! I am a famous blogger. (What Mom? I am not famous? We will see about that!)
Here is Mia's picture and some information on her.
|Mia ready for a foster home!|
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more about Mia or if you have questions about fostering in general.
Well folks...gotta go! I hear there are some new dog videos that require my attention.