It’s time for me to say a reluctant goodbye to Honey, Harissa, Hazelnut, Halloumi and Herbie. Mum Honey’s kittens are now eight weeks old and looking back at photos we have taken it is amazing to see how much they have grown since they came to us six weeks ago. The time seems to have rushed by!
My six months volunteering with CP is part of my Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award and I have been missing from fostering duties for two long weekends, as I have undertaken a practice and final assessed three day/two night expedition so my mum was on cat duty. Walking an average of 10km a day, sleeping four sweaty, snoring boys to a tent and eating cold noodles for breakfast made cleaning up cat poo seem like paradise. So here I am sitting at home with my blistered feet typing this with kittens jumping all over me.
|Tristan leaving for his Duke of Edinburgh three-day expedition|
At eight weeks we reluctantly packed up Honey, her kittens and all the completed paperwork and returned them to the dedicated team at Cats Protection’s Bridgend Adoption Centre where Honey was spayed, the kittens vaccinated and everyone put up for adoption. We always type and laminate a notice for our foster cats’ and kittens’ adoption pens as this helps both CP staff and potential adopters identify which kitten is which and understand the different characters of both the mum and kittens and hopefully secures an effective match with adopters.
|Lana and her kittens waiting for their new home|
Read Tristan’s previous post in the series here.