First of all, fostering.
I've had three dogs and another cat since I last posted. Bandit and Kiwi and Ella were/have been here for months. Bandit had a close scrape. He's an eleven year old dog whose joints hurt and he escaped a couple of times and bit me once when I tried to catch him to bring him back it. Dogs that bite are really hard to adopt out and we were afraid we'd have to put him down. Fortunately, though, he was accepted into a senior dog rescue, was adopted, and now lives somewhere in Georgia. And all very happy, I'm told.
Kiwi you met last time. She's still a pile of "adorbs" but I left her today at the cat room in PetSmart where she'll get a lot more exposure and is more likely to be adopted. It's kind of weird not having her nosing around for love or at least something to eat, since I'd had her since sometime this summer.
I got Ella as a teeny-tiny scared kitten back at the beginning of November. She's very cute and loves to be snuggled--once she's caught. Normally, she'll sit in the same room I'm in, but if I stand or make a move toward her, she'll bolt. It's literally only been in the past two or three days that she's stayed put and let me come up to her. I think she'll be ready to be put up for adoption very soon--yay, Ella!
Chloe was my shortest-term foster, ever. I picked her up at the shelter a week ago, and today she was adopted at PetSmart. She was shy but loved to be cuddled. I like the shy ones, I guess. It's rewarding to see them come out of their shell and learn to be friendly.
So right now, I just have my Zen and Jamison and Daisy, and fostering Ella. I'm also technically fostering a puppy named Lance, but he was adopted today and I'm only hosting him until Thursday. He's a surprise Valentine's Day gift.
So come Thursday, I'll be down to one foster animal. I'm okay with that--things were getting kind of crazy around here. :)