I continue to be upset about returning back my little boy, Jamie the cat, back to the shelter after 5 days..
I continue to be overwhelmed by the emotions; guilt, missing, and loving Jamie. And often I burst in tears. I am a middle aged, mature person, but there I am crying…… I am a mess.
There is a lot to process for me and as time goes on I digest more.
I found talking about Jamie and my experience with him helps me a lot. I was talking to my neighbour, who has asked about Jamie and I cried there too. She suggested I pet her cat (which is a lovely cat that often shows up in my yard) or consider fostering cats from a foster-care program.
What a great idea….
There is one foster-care program in my city that lets me foster and even pays for the food of the animals. Is that not great? This organization is also aiming to develop a no-kill shelter over time – they estimate it to take 3-4 years with the current level of funding. I wish we could have all shelters like that, a no-kill shelter.
I wish I was aware of the foster program before. I sure would give it a try, and possibly did better. I do not think I would love another cat as much as I love Jamie, yet in this life anything is possible. After all, I loved a cat more like a family member of mine and I cry after him, even though we had spent only 5 days together….
Fostering can work for many people. I think it would be a great opportunity;
- for people like me who are not 100% sure of getting a cat
- for those who wants to adopt but first would like to see whether they can get along with the cat
- for kind, animal lovers, who may be traveling sometime (so cannot fully commit to an animal, like myself), or
- for those who are looking for a mouser cat
Wouldn’t it be just nice to take our part in this planet by taking care of, feeding, or showing love to other earthly creatures? Even for a short time?