I have very happy news to report: the baby kittens I kept for 6 weeks over the holidays HAVE NEW HOMES!
Lenny & Squiggy seemed to grow up overnight, from tiny little babies to muscle-y strong toddlers, and when I took them to the HSPCA on Monday morning, they both weighed in at just over 3 pounds. Leaving them was tough, coupled by the fact that Squig climbed up onto the bars and gave me the biggest round sad-eyes ever, and a well meaning lady in the room kept saying over and over "I don't know HOW you can walk out of this room." Thanks lady. I have developed a heart of steel, that is all. Now please excuse me while I go sob in my car.
ANYWAY, saw that they were posted online for adoption by noon on Monday.... and Squig was adopted that very afternoon!!! He is such a super model. Of course, then I was all worried about poor Len, wasting away in a cage all by himself, sad and alone, so on Wednesday morning I revamped his promotional materials and took them over to say hi. He was doing wonderfully! Seemed to be just fine, but delighted to have a visit, gave me lots of purrs and nuzzles, and we had a ball playing for a bit. I gave him a pep talk, told him to show his best side to the ladies, and went on my way. .... and by 3p, Lenny was adopted and on his way home to a new family!
Fostering is just an amazing blessing. Yes, I do get attached, and it IS hard to say goodbye, but I just feel so lucky to have these little guys in my life for a time before sending them on their way. My heart is full.