Fostering a Pregnant Cat

This last week, we have been fostering a pregnant cat from the Burlington Humane Society (BHS).  I volunteer there, and a plea went out looking for someone to take this mum in.  Our honoured guest is Amber, a gorgeous Calico (I have a thing for Calicos), and on Saturday she gave birth to two adorable little kittens.  It was very exciting – my first time as ‘midwive’ to a cat birth… okay any birth, really.  I was able to take the camera in today, and get some photos, but they squirm so much that I only got one really nice one of the second kitten.  Look at that adorable dark patch on his tiny little nose – I hope he doesn’t lose that 🙂

And of course, one of Amber, the gorgeous mum.  They’ll all be going back to the BHS soon enough, and will be excited to find their new homes.  Amber is the most affectionate cat, and has been very trusting of us from the get go, which is wonderful because I have been able to experience this whole thing with her!

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Bentley

Last summer, my husband and I decided we wanted to be a foster home for dogs at the local humane society.  Our first – and only – dog was a wonderful Golden-Doodle name Bentley.  He was absolutely adorable, and was only with us for a week.  He has cataracs in one eye, and a severe allergy to grass, which meant that he scratched like crazy.  Unfortunately, we couldn’t continue fostering after Bentley found his forever home, as we found out that Nik is severely allergic to dogs.  But man, was he fun to have around!