Now for the foster animals... in order of arrival at my house.
Scribbles - arrived Jan 2009. This is Her Fluffiness when she takes on one of the dogs. Scribbles eventually got tired of living in our spare bedroom and has joined the rest of the family. She now usually hangs out in the living room or the kitchen. And what is great is if any of the dogs decides to bother one of the other cats, Scribbles jumps to their defense. And ALL the dogs keep their distance from Scribs!
Simon and Sampson - arrived Dec 2009. These two have made themselves at home. Usually one or the other is sitting on my lap, and they both enjoy drooling and then rubbing their face on my face. Someone told me its a sign of affection in cats. Its one I could do without. But I am glad they like me.
Ziggy - Arrived Dec 2009. Ziggy has improved greatly since I brought him home. He gets along well with all the other dogs, and loves to wrestle with them. All those possessive behaviors he exhibited when I first brought him home are gone, and other than being so mouthy, he's turning into a very good dog. Which means he is sure to get adopted soon. Because as soon as I get them trained, they get adopted and I have to start over again. It's the curse of a foster mom.
Rudy - Arrived February 2010. This is my newest foster cat. He kept trying to sneak out the door at his previous foster home, so I offered to let him come to my house. Three or four large dogs trying to come in or go out whenever I open the door have prepared me to handle door-darting cats. Rudy is a sweet cat. He's very affectionate and seems to be fitting right in.
And that's it right now for fosters! Only one dog and four cats - its like a vacation at my house! Duke the Beagle/Coonhound is still at my friend's house. He's still doing well, and up to his usual antics (more on that later). Babette the Persian cat went to stay at PetSmart, and she appears pleased with the change in environment. I am hoping to take Kermit the Heartland dog home, but have to wait for approval from his shelter caretakers. So my next foster dog is probably going to be Emma's sister, named Shadow. Another black lab - hopefully this one doesn't mind baths so much!