January started off with Mike available for adoption, Chickpea still breathing weird and Thad and Titus here to friendly up before getting neutered and adopted.
February brought a notice of big changes. Despite leaving the rescue, Mike and Chickpea stayed with us.
March sucked. Baloo left us after a valiant fight with FIP.
April brought us the discovery that Chickpea had a sizeable polyp at the back of her throat. Surgery was done, she was SO much better and went to the Petsmart store and quickly adopted. Mom got a little geeky about colors of torbies. And we got a set of 4 boys to foster from the shelter where mom has volunteered for a while. Mike had an adventure at the local park as well.
May had us letting the tuxedo boys meeting Mike and moving into the foster room with her since some cat (most likely Daiquiri) breaking a tespo panel. Mike was fine with the kittens and they quickly figured her out as well. The boys went back to the shelter for neuter and were quickly adopted. We then got a group of kittens from the rescue (different group) and they were named after cities in Arizona. Mom also traveled to visit family and celebrate the kid graduating from high school.
June found the Arizona kittens escaping from the panels in the foster room and Mike making all the noises about her discontent. Fortunately she got over is quickly and they all made friends. And then of course they escaped the foster room. Haha
July had Mike getting professional pictures taken and attending an adoption event at a yoga studio. We also added fosters Laredo, Garibaldi and Harvey who all showed up at the pet store during an adoption event.
August was exciting for adoptions. The Arizona kittens were quickly adopted. A tuxedo girl named Blueberry joined us for a break from the store and Harvey went there to be adopted. So we had Mike, Laredo and a friend for him to play with and Garibaldi and Blueberry. Mike turned a year old. Hard to believe. And after going back to the store, Garibaldi and Blueberry were adopted.
September brought more change. The small rescue mom started with in the spring decided they should part ways. Mike never was part of the rescue officially so she stayed with us. The foster room got a redo and deep clean with a floor cover and new cabinets. But the shelter is keeping us supplied in kittens and we took a group of girls from them. The nice part with the shelter is they have a building and vet on site. But we don't get to name our own kittens. Dang it. haha
October brought fosters Ash (an older juvenile on meds for a cold) and Tiffany, Sam and Norman after that who needed time to get older and ready for surgery. Those there were kind of a hot mess but thankfully the cute made up for it.MIKE GOT ADOPTED!!!! We get occasional updates and she is doing great with her new mom and dad.
November was mostly dealing with snot and medicating the littles. They were super sweet and easy so that was great. They did go back and were adopted pretty quickly.
December just had one foster named Novella who just needed a couple of weeks on medication for a cold and then she went back and was adopted the same night.
With all the changes it was a slightly slower year of fostering: we have 27 kittens total, 9 girls, 18 boys. For total reference, we have been fostering for 16 years. 417 cats and kittens total. Pretty amazing. (210 female (22 momma cats)/207 male)
We hope you had a safe and healthy 2022. We know there have been some losses in our cat blogger family. It is never easy and we wish you all lots of purrs. We wish you a joyous and happy 2023.
We haven't done a great job of blogging on a regular basis and hope to get more on a regular schedule. Love and purrs to all of you.