It doesn't really count but we use to always have strays living under our porch when I was younger, we found homes for the ones we could, and ended up keeping afew ourselves.. It saddens me to think that if we had that many strays in our tiny neighbourhood of around 20 houses, there must be an awful lot more in big cities.
Recently I was taking care of one cat that I rescued her from horrible living conditions. I wasn't planning to keep her at first but she'd been in so many homes already, it wasn't fair to put her in yet another one, I knew I could provide her with a stable home, so I decided to keep her. She is destroying a roll of TP as I type LOL.
I never planned on bringing another cat into our house, but do we ever really decide to give a cat a home? Most of my pet cats have chosen me.
The first month I had her, I decided whether of not I kept her, she HAD to be spayed. Now every other time I've gotten a cat fixed, when I go to pick them up, they are always relieved to see me. When I went to pick up Lucy from the vet, she was relaxed and playing with a mousie I had left her. She seemed to think that I had taken her here because it was a new home for her. When she looked up and saw me, she was surprised, it seemed as though she was saying " Oh you came back?" That was pretty much the day I decided she needed a stable home.
I am interested in fostering, but I really need to move into a bigger place first. How did you decide you wanted to get into fostering? Do you have any stories you'd like to share with us?