The all gray tabby kitten
The gray tabby kitten with white socks
The black tabby kitten
The white with black spots kitten
These guys are adorable and hilarious. And they bring the total number of cats and dogs in my house up to 13. Which makes me too busy to have time to name them. But it does leave me enough time to play with them and laugh at them and annoy them.
Here is what my daughter's bedroom looks like immediately after setting out some canned cat food.
It's a lot of fun to have so many cute cats and kittens around. Until it's time to clean the litter boxes. Then it's all drudgery. Because nine cats/kittens can create a lot of... oh never mind. Just take my word for it - fostering is not all fun and games. I am never more aware of this than when I try to plan for a vacation and find someone to watch 13 dogs and cats. For some reason, most people already seem to know that fostering is not all fun and games. They want a lot of money to do what I do every day for free. And I wonder if I am in the wrong business. But then I look at these lives that I have saved, and I know every minute (even the minutes spent cleaning litter boxes) is well worth it. And no amount of money could replace the joy that I find in saving these kittens' lives.