This photo is one I have been trying to catch for a while. It stars Button and Silky, both pets I fostered and then adopted, and they are best friends.
Button has grown up to be less than 5 pounds, bit silk thinks she is a tough little dog. Silky, who I called Boots as a foster kitten, is younger but had grown to be much larger than Button.
On child mornings, I have noticed that Button like to sit on her best friend to keep her toes warm. Silky is very tolerant and in this case they were like this for about 5 minutes. Too Funny!
I had to be a bit sneaky to get the photo since Button usually gets excited and greets me if I get too close. So the photo is zoomed and a little grainy, but still worth sharing.
My foster kittens are 3-4 weeks old now and starting to show little personalities. Little Boots decided to leave her two littermates napping on the couch and come hang out with me. She was adorable giving me little licks on my chin and snuggling against my neck. Being a mommy to a bottle fed kitten is the best!
Before long, Button, noticed what was going on and got jealous. Button is my "failed foster" puppy that is now a full 4.7 pounds at 8 months old. So Button joined the loving session and curled up for a snuggle on my chest too. This definitely called for a "selfie" to share here... I think I better start looking for an adopter for this kitten before she totally steals my heart like Button did! Boots shows signs of being a very special kitty.
Well, Button is 7 months old now and in her "teen" years. I still think adopting this little foster was one of my best decisions. She is still a cuddly little lovebug and wants to cuddle in my lap as much as she can. No problem for me with her tiny size of just under 5 pounds.
Besides taking her to work everyday, I try to take her with me as much as I can. She is a very social little girl and I want to keep encouraging that.
This week I got my favorite phone call, time to bring more pendants out to Local Color Gallery in Bodega Bay! I brought Button with me and I think she was a little bored. She still behaved well enough to get a compliment on her good behavior. Not too bad for this girl.
Button is a tiny little dog that was a "failed foster. " That is the living term we give to foster pets that grab our hearts and we end up adopting and making part of our family.
I actually fostered 3 pups from this litter, and Button was the smallest and thought she was in charge. Because she was so small, the shelter decided to let me "foster to adopt." What the means is I make the commitment to adopt her, but she to return her to be spayed when she is ready.
Button was only 2 pounds at a couple months old, and they like to wait until they are about 5 pounds before doing spay surgery. So she had her surgery this week at 6 months old when she was up to 4.7 pounds.
Button did fine with her surgery but according to the veterinarian didn't get any bravery awards. No surprise there! She also got a "cone of shame" since she kept licking her incision. Typical for her though, she thinks the cone is fun and has been running around bumping into my other dogs with it. Pretty entertaining to watch. In the meantime, little Button is still my best pal. . .
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