how is my foster momhood going on?


It is going very well šŸ™‚

Mona has been with me almost over a month now.

She changed my life for the better and I certainly feel a positive aurora around the home and pleasant feelings in my mind. Loving, petting, caring for, and talking to Mona have certainly helped me have positive thoughts and emotions. I have tons of good wishes for her and time to time, I tell them to her.

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I got used to clean the bowl each time I give Mona food and cleaning her water bowl every morning. Scooping the litter does not bother me at all, I often clean it at least twice a day. I think Mona likes this dedicated service šŸ™‚

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Cleaning the litter box, however, is another story. At first, I replaced the litter box, scoop, and litter after two weeks of use. Then, somehow she got constipation and I decided to have a second litter box on the other level of the house. I think Mona loved this as well. I liked it too, because I think it helped with limiting contamination of the floors with litter, pee, or pooh pieces (I think while digging the litter, sometimes she steps on her excretions).

The litter box and scoops are from Dolarama, so they are very affordable. I had no reason to bother myself clean them and use again. The only problem is that when last time I visited Dolarama, I found scoops, but not litter boxes. Hence, I had to clean the litter boxes today….

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Boy…

I am not doing this again.

I am lucky that I have an unused bathroom at home and a bath tub, which was helpful in cleaning and disinfecting the boxes. But it was not kind to my back, and I did not enjoy working on two litter boxes for around an hour of washing, rinsing, disinfecting, rinsing and washing again, and drying. Not to talk about disinfecting the bath tub once all were taken care of.

While I am hopeful that I can find litter boxes next time I visit Dolarama, there is no guarantee for that. So, I currently have one litter box for use for Mona. Hope she will be okay with this. If it goes negative, I will set up the second litter box. Then, they will have to be replaced in two weeks. That means this or the next weekend, I will be hunting for litter boxes šŸ™‚

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Mona is an incredibly gentle and easy cat. I think as the first time foster mom, I have been very fortunate. She just is asking for food whenever I eat something šŸ™‚ and started not to like every food I serve her. That is okay, I guess – she has the right to have favorite food types.

While the food, litter, and vet expenses are covered by the organization I volunteer for Mona, I often buy wet food and litter to help the organization, Mona, and myself. It is a pleasure shopping for her with excitement; great to change or add fresh litter frequently; and see her happy and comfortable.

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  1. I’m glad to hear she’s bringing you so much joy. Pets can bring us so much dedication and affection – our Cat certainly brightens up Husband’s days when he’s feeling blue. I agree with you though, washing the kitty litter tray is no fun! I am thankful as we have a grate outside in our back yard so the dirty water can be poured down there – I wash ours once a week for the Cat as she is very fastidious and wants things to be clean XD

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      1. Erm, probably TMI but we realised when we left it for much longer, the Cat would go, literally, right outside the litter tray >< So once a week seems to work best both for her and for us.

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    1. me to Ninasusan, I cannot believe that I have not done this before. One of the positive outcomes of the pandemic lock down was this; I finally dared to do this!!. Mona is absolutely fantastic and I love her so much. I will miss her a lot when she gets adopted, but then there will be yet another kitty in need. Very satisfying experience in so many different ways šŸ™‚

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