Oh for CHRIST’S SAKE…!
My new friend D at the pet rescue place just sent me this message:
“Hey there, have you ever considered fostering/adopting another cat instead of a dog? Reason I ask is one of my volunteers has been gaining the trust of this BEAUITFUL MaineCoon cat who was abandoned in her neighborhood, the cat is now living in her garage and is the sweetest, loving girl who loves to be petted. My volunteer would be willing to have her spayed/HIV tested/vaccinated if she can find her a loving home. MaineCoone rescue is willing to take her but they don’t do home checks so we are little leery but need to find her a home soon. I can’t attached the picture here will post it on your wall.”
I told her I’d consider it, because of one big reason: in theory, it could be a LOT easier to foster a cat than a dog. Not only could I keep my daily routine the same (no running home at lunch to let a dog outside), but I could definitely keep the cat separate from the other pets by having her stay in my hall bathroom. That’s where the other cats have stayed (my Mom’s cat and the gray leukemia+ kitten last summer) without problems.
So, I DON’T KNOW. I guess I’ll see what happens after they test/vaccinate and spay this cat. The good thing is D won’t place any pet in any foster home without making sure it’s safe first, so that helps alleviate some worry. The other plus is Hurley isn’t threatened by cats at all, and in fact, seems super content with them around. He won’t give me any shit about this, I know it. Now, the other two boys might take it differently, but somehow that doesn’t worry me as much as upsetting Hurley. (Hurley’s just super sensitive AND my first-mate, my vice president.)
I guess. (sigh)
Here’s the cat. Wow, what a surprise: she’s ORANGE. Huh.