Monday, December 19, 2011

Saying Goodbye

It doesn't seem fair that my daughter went home tonight AND my foster kitten "Chester" was adopted on the same day.  It's left me feeling rather gloomy and sentimental tonight.    Truthfully, Chester went to a wonderful home - kids, loving parents and he played quietly and gently with their 4 year old daughter.

 Almost 10 years ago, I was bottlefeeding kittens at the same time my daughter left for University.  I couldn't bear to part with BOTH the kittens and my daughter so I ended up adopting the kittens.  Looks like things haven't changed too much.  It was tough saying goodbye to my Chester:

I hope he has a beautiful life with this family.  He's going to be an "only cat", and for that I'm always a little resistant.  Chester plays beautifully by himself and seeks out human attention far more than the other cats.  I think he'll be 100% fine. 

Sooooo my dear Chester:  I'll miss you little guy.  Tomorrow I'm going to the shelter to find somebody else that needs me.  You were really the best little house guest I could've ever had.  Love you....


Dog Fence said...

You will always be remembered in our hearts! :)

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Rivi said...

Chester was so lucky to have you, be fostered by you, and to be adopted by a wonderful family.

Of course you'll miss Chester and your daughter. But tomorrow, you will be saving another life - that will be another lucky kitten or cat!

May your new foster child bring you as much love and joy as Chester.

(Cats are people too; they just have fur, four legs, a tail and a purr.)So, kittens are children.

Debbie said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! You make me feel sad :(
I know how you feel.BP did that and more to me.
BUT...would never stop fostering because it upset me because they left.Just makes room for another one
Hope you had a wonderful visit with your daughter and made lots of wedding plans :)

Anonymous said...

Chester is such a cutie in that picture!!

Caroline said...

Chester in the pic is saying, "Bye Foster Mommy, I won't forget to write!"

What a lucky kitty the next one will be! You have to give them up so you can make room for more.