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It’s time again for the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge hosted by Long and Short Reviews.
Today’s topic is: Something I’m Proud of Doing
These kinds of questions are tough to answer for most people, I think, because it feels like bragging (and we aren’t supposed to do that, right?). Honestly, I’m pretty proud of myself for much of what I’ve accomplished in the past year, like moving cross country on my own (well, my daughter was there, so not exactly alone), buying a house on my own (God bless my realtor… he was a life saver for me), etc. However, something I’ve wanted to do for years and years and wasn’t able to because my husband was against it, and something I’m proud of doing?
Fostering rescue animals.
My first fosters were kittens from a local shelter that was overloaded with them. We had to go there a couple of times for various reasons (needed food, kitties had giardia and needs meds, etc) and every time, there were people there who had litters of kittens to surrender that they’d found. Feral cats are a real issue here… Anyway, these two were our first fosters (they were named after some Thundercats, but we called them Zippy and Chill):
We sent them back to be adopted (and boy, I hope they got good homes), and came home with this girl, Hazelnut Coffee Bean (Nutty Butt or Bean for short) who’s a permanent resident now:
And most recently, we signed up to foster small animals since my rats have all passed away. We’ve had this girl, Maya, for a few weeks now. She was stressed and bitey when we got here (she came from a family with very small children, and I’m guessing she was mishandled. Hammies are pretty easy to break, so I imagine she was defending herself). She’s relaxed a LOT, welcomes us patting her and is just a good little creature (she’s up for adoption on Petfinder):
I know it isn’t much, and I’m not exactly changing the world, or even particularly making it a better place — except for the creatures I’m helping. It’s a better place for them.