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I don't yet know who might adopt these kittens, but I hope to be able to find people who are friends of friends or somehow otherwise vetted, and who could give me occasional updates on them as they get older.
(But really, I'm heartened that The Toast will continue to live on through its archives and the communities it's fostered and the hearts of its contributors and readers, etc. <3)
The kittens I’ve been fostering are adorable and sweet and so spunky, and I would *love* to keep them. But my girlfriend has a really strong allergy to cats (we don’t live together, but she’s at my house a lot; she’s been helping me foster and has started to notice her allergies getting worse as the kittens have gotten older). In addition to the allergy issue, I’m also not sure that I’m in a place in my life yet where it makes sense to adopt animals in the long-term, especially because my mom has several older rescue cats that I would like to be able to help her care for as they start to have health issues that come with older age. (And I already feel like I don't visit my mom and my family's cats enough, even without the extra time commitment of having animals of my own to care for.)
I really like the idea of fostering, because it seems so mutually beneficial for the animals, the shelter, and for me (because I get to temporarily take care of adorable kittens in my home!) But the part that entails giving the animals up and being really sad about it is making me think that maybe I’m not cut out for fostering...
Edit: here's a blurry picture of the cuties staring at themselves in the mirror: