The Parade of Kittens



Have you ever applied to a job and hesitated over whether to reach out or not to inquire about the status of your application?

You want to show interest, but you don't want to come off as pushy. That is how I feel when I write a text or email to Deidre, the Cat Foster Coordinator at LCHS, saying, "Any kittens in need of a foster?" and hesitate before pushing the "send" button, not wanting bother her because I know how busy she is.

Although I have only fostered two kittens thus far with LCHS (Pippa and Augie, now both happily in their forever homes), I have fostered kittens, puppies and dogs before for the Cleveland Animal Protective League in Cleveland, OH, where I used to live, and I hope those two will be followed by many more--a veritable parade of kittens, in fact. Very few people see kittens and don't want to immediately cuddle them, and I am certainly no exception. They, quite simply, make me happy. 

It is important to say that we hope, at LCHS, you will consider becoming a foster not just to the babies, but to the adult animals as well. Sadly my own dog and cat tend to not respond very well to an adult cat or dog sharing our home for a time, but tolerate (even grow to like) the babies. But the adult animals need foster homes too, and it is often harder to find them, so please consider fostering a cat or dog if you can!

Believe me when I say it is so worth it. Showing an animal kindness and love at a time in their life when they need it most, and helping to prepare them for their forever home--this is good work and you will not regret it. I look forward to extending my own kitten parade, each one leaving a special impression with me that I won't ever forget. 


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