I’ve always been a lover of animals – especially cats. So cute, so cuddly, so fluffy!
So last week, when my friend forwarded me an email from her contact at the Humane Society’s foster care coordinator, I was happy to give her a call…
And 24 hours later, I was on my way to the Humane Society to pick up Mary Poppins, a kitten that needed a home for a few weeks!
I’ve been wanting to work with the Humane Society and this is going to be my first time taking care of a foster kitten for them!
Mary Poppins was totally adorable the second we got in the car. After meowing like crazy to get out of her carrier, my daughter finally relented…and she sat on her shoulder almost the entire car ride home!
I think it was love at first sight. I kept telling my daughter, “DON’T GET TOO ATTACHED. She is only a foster kitten and we are NOT keeping her.” I hope I can stick with that determination when it’s time to take her back to the Humane Society!
When I spoke to the vet tech at the Humane Society, she told me it was safe to have Mary Poppins around my other animals. At first, we were going to keep her isolated in Angeline’s bedroom, just to be on the safe side. However, we soon found that Mary Poppins?
She’s a total social butterfly.
Within minutes of being in Angeline’s room with the door closed, she began meowing so loud that you would have thought that someone was strangling her! Once we let her roam about the house, she started making friends with my dogs, Bailey and Toby.
We are still keeping Foxy away from her, and keeping a close eye on her while they are in the same room. Foxy is an Alaskan Malamute and while she is friendly with our cats, she actually grew up around them and knows that they are pets. Small animals have not done well in our home when we haven’t kept a close eye on Foxy – rabbits, hamsters, pairie dogs; she’s tried to eat everything small that has come across her path. She has eaten a few, unfortunately.
So we are keeping this in mind when Mary Poppins starts running around.
We’ve only had our foster kitten, Mary Poppins, for two days, but we are already confident that she is going to do well in whatever home she ends up in! She is friendly and sweet, and loves to cuddle!
We should have her for about another week…I’m hoping that when it comes time to take her back, we aren’t too attached to let her go!