I don't foster animals all year round, but usually wait until the spring when the shelters become overrun with kittens and desperately need the help. I did volunteer to take in a pregnant dog from a hoarder case over the holidays, but by the time I talked myself into it, she had already found a placement.
Every time I've fostered, I've taken very young, sick kittens. They usually have stomach issues. Eye problems. Fleas. They take a little work to get straight.
But once they're healthy, we have fun with them. I have always had to borrow a big cage, and have never been happy with the cages I've borrowed. I wanted a cage with tiers, so the kittens could climb and have fun. They never have tiered cages for borrowing. The one level cages make even me feel a little stir crazy.
So over Christmas, I treated myself to a present, using money I'd earned from blogging this year.
After Christmas, when Target had their Christmas stuff marked 90% off, I also picked up a bunch of cat toys. I don't think the kittens will mind a bit if they are off season.
Looking forward to having some little fuzzies in our home in a few months.
Readers, do you ever buy yourself a Christmas gift?