Hamster continues to impress me with his changes. He is such a happy cat now and has decided he enjoys his new no-grain diet without the addition of the hard to find sardines in water without the added salt. Whew! He has also shown that every day he plays more and more, and this week he started having times of playing by himself (chasing various cat toys across the floor). He does continue to be an almost constant companion.
Mid-week I received a call from Charleston Animal Society's foster coordinator. They had a kitten that had come in testing FIV+ (hopefully a false positive, but only testing later in her kitten-hood will tell us for certain), and I was asked if I would consider fostering her with Hamster. On a trial basis, I brought the kitten home this Sunday afternoon after completing my volunteer shift in the CAS Kitten Room. A wonderful little girl of about 1.6 pounds who came in the house, handled a bath wonderfully, and has taken a long nap in her room (now she's in my hubby's room being loved and played with by the man of the house--got to love a man who loves cats!).
Of course, Hamster hasn't met her yet, but he knows she is here. He runs to the hallway leading to the current kitten room many times as if "asking" that we introduce them. Sorry, Hamster, but not yet....we want this kitten to become a little comfortable with our foster home before introducing the two. Hamster's initial reactions are hopefully positive, but we'll see how it goes as we make their introductions. We do not want to put the kitten in any jeopardy in case her FIV testing is a false positive.
The story will continue, but until the next posting, please send good thoughts we will have camaraderie.
Adopt Charleston Cats, Hamster, and our newest feline sweetie all hope you have a purrfectly wonderful week!