I have been lucky enough to become a fosterer for the RSPCA. I have mostly cared for Kittens and Dogs and once I had some puppies. This is such a rewarding hobby as not only do these animals need a loving and supportive home which I try to give them, they help me too. I struggle with periods of low mood and been able to care for these animals is fantastic therapy and is so rewarding and brings me such joy. To see the change in adult animals from anxious and nervous when they arrive to playful and confident when they leave, and seeing baby animals grow safely and correctly and see them develop into friendly pets. To know that I have had a part in their lives and have helped them on their way to a better life is a very worthwhile accomplishment. They may forget me but I will never forget them.
It feels like we are a team, she will leave her kittens with me as a babysitter and will go and have a wander around, have her tea or clean herself, I feel there is a trust developing.
Queen and Babies
Having a mammy cat makes this joyful experience much easier as she does all the hard work and I just have to offer them a safe warm environment to grow up in, and give them cuddles for human socialisation or course.
The mother cat was very anxious when she arrived, protective of her kittens and nervous around people, this quickly changed within a few hours to the point where she was laid with her kittens on our couch and now uses it as her safe place over the cage and takes her kittens there when she feels they have gone too far.
It feels like we are a team, she will leave her kittens with me as a babysitter and will go and have a wander around, have her tea or clean herself, I feel there is a trust developing. However as soon as she hears one meow she is right back at their side.