Fosters, Taffy and Hamster, were both taken to their respective shelters this past week for veterinary purposes. Taffy was spayed by Charleston Animal Society's spay/neuter clinic on Thursday, which now makes her available for adoption. She will be meeting a former foster kitten (now a 1-year old) this next week, and if all goes well there we hope she will be with her forever family soon. Hamster received a dental cleaning on Friday by the veterinary staff at Pet Helpers. Hamster was a trooper and as always was a very nice passenger in the car and that night was his cuddly self sleeping the entire night under the covers next to me.
Taffy continues to be a playful kitten and loves to play fetch. She is one of the most agile kittens we've had and has a strong personality. I may get accused of being sexist with my next statement, but Taffy certainly knows how to talk like a female! She chatters, meows, and cries when she isn't getting her way. So cute and funny, but while we didn't hear much voice from her earlier, she is well on her way to making up for her "silent" meows of the past. It makes us laugh.
Hamster fully recovered from his anesthesia at home Friday afternoon and evening. Poor thing! He looked like he had sea legs and had just stepped off a wobbly boat he had been on for days. He wasn't very active on Saturday and maybe it was that he was still recovering from his day away from home and all that was done, but by Sunday morning he was all play and ready to get me up and out of the bed. He also ate more food during Sunday's breakfast than he has eaten in one sitting since being in foster so the dental must already be making him feel better.
I love the care both of our fosters receive from their shelters. The staff at both the Charleston Animal Society and Pet Helpers are so nice and genuinely care for the animals. It's nice to see how the community works for the greater good of so many.