Foster Kitty

by Lee Santiva April. 30, 2021 130 views
Her given name means "fluffy" in Romanian

Her given name means "fluffy" in Romanian

German households took in over 1.6 million more cats and dogs during the past Corona year compared to the previous year. (*1)

Germany has a population of 84 million people and approximately 39 million pets which includes birds, fish and reptiles in addition to furry four-legged creatures like cats, dogs, hamsters, bunnies etc. (*2)

Here in Germany, animal shelters had to close because of Covid. The interim solution is to place animals in "foster homes" until they are adopted. A friend of mine told me about this and I volunteered to be a kitty foster mommy.

Kitty portrait

Kitty portrait

This one-year-old female mixed breed long-haired cat arrived on Saturday as part of a "rescue mission" from Romania in a overland transport with 25 dogs and 3 other cats. Having all of their vaccinations and a specific foster home to go to was one of the many prerequisites for the animals to be able to enter Germany.

I picked her up at the veterinary clinic where she was given a quick medical check (all good) before I took her home.

Kitty yoga

Kitty yoga

Every morning I do yoga after getting out of bed. Kitty chews on my mat and generally gets in the way. In photo #3 she's showing me a new move (left hind paw around the head and below left ear).

She's giving me the opportunity to practice fast shutter speeds but unfortunately none of those captures have turned out. Perhaps I'll have some action shots in the future.

Cats always fit into the box, no matter what the size

Cats always fit into the box, no matter what the size

She has a very sweet, mild temperament and a quiet voice. We're speaking to her in a mixture of German and English and she's communicating in feline.

I watched a TV series last night in which the characters spoke German and Romanian (with German subtitles). I thought she would have been more interested in hearing her "native language" but she just ignored the TV.

This week she got to explore our small backyard.

Kitty outdoors

Kitty outdoors


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Tsao T-F 1 day, 14 hours ago

Your post reminds me of my favorite cat. She is a Persian cat mixed with Chinchilla. She passed away in 2019. I think they look alike.
Glad you are a kitty foster mommy. I believe you will have a great time this year.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Tsao T-F 1 day, 7 hours ago

Unfortunately I had to give her away, but it was for the best. 
Yes, I think she was a Persian mix
Thanks for sharing your kitty, its so sad when they pass away, you’re always expecting to see them in their favorite sleeping spot but its empty

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Berckmans Peter 1 month, 2 weeks ago

This model stole your heart. She will be a part of your family. And kindness to Animals will be rewarded

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Hi Peter thanks for your support! She is very trusting and indeed she is very special

1 month, 2 weeks ago Edited