My Foster Kitten "Mac"
I have fostered over 40 kittens for our local Humane Society. All of them were young enough I had to feed them with a small bottle. Each one had a distinct personality, and Mac was one of the ones that stood out.
I started fostering his litter when they were only 2 days old. Mac was bigger and friendlier than his siblings. He also had a problem, he sucked on everything including his siblings. So, right away he got his own cage right next to the others. Good news was that he didn't seem to care one bit. He had a good foster mom, and stuffed animal with a heart beat, and plenty of food. He was just fine with that arrangement.
As Mac got bigger, he just won over everyone's heart. I was working at the local Humane Society at the time, and he got to come to work with me every day and back home every night..
When Mac was about 5 weeks old, the Humane Society won an award for Best Nonprofit. About 10 of us went to the award ceremony, and of course little Mac came along too. A volunteer had made and donated some cute slings, and little Mac loved the soft flannel.
Mac sat in that sling for over 2 hours and won over everyone's heart. He was the best PR agent anyone could ask for! The photo at the top of this page is him in his sling. Cute, right?
I normally foster the underage kittens until they are two pounds. For most of the kittens, that is about 8 weeks old. I already knew Mac was going to be a big cat, so he always looked older than he was. He loved to play with my little dog Button, who weighs just under 5 pounds. They were a perfect match at this age. The playing got rough, with the cat winning, of course, but they also could be best friends and take naps together.
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