It has been interesting watching the change in Shelby and Boone in the last 12 hours since mama Abbey has been out of their presence. Abbey was a very good mother and watched over her kittens almost every minute of the day. She chattered to them regularly and called them to stay in the same room with her. While the kittens would come to us for attention it was always under the watchful eyes of Abbey, now that Abbey is away from Shelby and Boone these two are very friendly and affectionate. They spent almost all day in my home office (I keep a pillow on the corner of my desk and next to the window for the fosters) and tonight they have climbed in my lap to sit with me. I know that if Abbey were here, she would have been chirping at them to stay close to her and I would not have seen these little cuddle kitties in love with a human so much.
By the end of the month, it is anticipated the house will be empty of running paws through the house. It will be time to start over again in helping to save lives. The thing about fostering is you never know what your next group will be and it's fun to watch the varying personalities of each feline. One thing for certain is fostering is one of the most rewarding experiences and to be a part of saving lives is heartwarming. If you have it in your ability to foster and haven't done so I encourage you to try at least once. Don't worry if you fall in love, it's inevitable!