The part about fostering that I hate the most... it's not the extra cleaning, the extra time, and the occasional inconvenience of taking care of tiny life-forms. It's giving them back up when the time comes. But as any foster parent knows, it must be done. I simply cannot "foster fail" with four kittens, LOL.
Though this picture made me want to. Good lord, she's adorable. And don't get me wrong, the other three are as well, they just didn't give me such a good chance at a picture like this one.
You can almost sense the relief from my adult cats. We're all slowing down. I don't spend as much time cloistered away now that I'm not trying to socialize the babies. They've started coming back upstairs again, and Charlotte has rediscovered our air-conditioned room. She MUST like the air-conditioning, if she decided to go along with THIS.
Because whether Charlotte completely approves or not, the air-conditioned bedroom comes equipped with its own greyhounds if they are given any choice in it at all. They MIGHT come into the study with us if we're working on our computers. That is air-conditioned as well, but it's always hotter because of the equipment running. But most of the time (and even as I type this) they're lounging on our bed. Oh, and don't judge my messy headboard. Isn't that what library headboards are for? Collecting junk?
The person who came and met Tom last weekend hasn't contacted me again, so I am going to assume that she isn't interested. (And I don't judge her for that at all. I wish MORE people would put some thought into which animal was suited for them before adopting.) But bummer. I mean, he's perfectly content here, but I do know that it's better for everyone, including and especially him, that he gets his OWN home.
|Tom is not amused|
|Argos dreams of a world where there is far less inappropriate noise.|
We're still trying to keep cool around here. Over the weekend the weather got close to (or maybe slipped over?) 100 degrees, and it's just nasty. I feel like I'm trying to swim in a bowl of hot soup when I leave the air-conditioning. It DID drop to the upper 80's today, which makes it much more tolerable. It's still muggy, but it does wonders for everyone's spirits to have it be that 10+ degrees cooler. It's supposed to stay in the upper 80's all week, dipping lower at night, and for once I hope that the weatherfolk are correct.
|Annie, keeping cool.|