Saturday, April 4, 2015

A Step Closer?

It took a while, but recently my wife and I stopped by one of the local pet stores where Adopt An Angel hosts adoption fairs.
     Sometimes it's sad to see so many cats and dogs hoping to find forever homes, and it took everything I had to walk away empty-handed.  We visited every cage, every pen, and I took a few out of their cages to pet and hold.
     So many purrs and meows, so many sad little sets of eyes.  And then there are the few who simply could not be bothered with visitors, oblivious to the kissy sounds and whistles, lounging, droopy-eyed in their apparently comfortable litter boxes.
     I'm about to fly up north to visit family and see my first granddaughter for only the second time.  She's expecting a sibling in August (my fourth grandchild!), and I can't wait to see everyone.
     Originally we told ourselves we'd wait for a while before even thinking about another pet.  This trip, some questions about my work, and several other events, some of which have come and gone would determine if and when.
     With so much tentativeness I'm now working up the nerve to suggest we consider fostering, but that conversation might not happen just yet.  We'll see.

13 comments:

Georgia and Julie said...

One day at a time.
In the meantime, enjoy visiting with your granddaughter :)
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Marg said...

It is good that you are at least thinking about another member of your family. Have a good visit.

Angel Prancer Pie said...

We'll keep our paws crossed for you!
Fostering is great way to get your feet wet!

Summer said...

Everything will happen in its own time.

Eastside Cats said...

Trust your instincts, I say...but that's what my head says. My heart is whispering, "get two kitties!" There is no perfect time, no perfect cat or perfect human to be servant to the cat...oh, you know what I mean. Enjoy your Grand baby!

Brian said...

Oh, not to worry, you will know when the time is right.

Katnip Lounge said...

Time will tell you when it's right...

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

You will hear a little whisper to tell you it is time (or not). We will be patiently waiting. And understanding.
ps. When we brought brandi home we had no idea that day that that's what was going to happen.
Sometimes it just sneaks up on you!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

it is extremely hard to walk into a shelter/adoption event and go home empty handed...when I went to get tuna & sauce it was all I could do to turn and walk away from the others...

enjoy your visit with your granddaughter, a safe trip there, home and everywhere in between !!!

and as far as fostering goes....your first instinct will be the right one; dunno why, but 99% of the time they usually are ~~~

♥♥

William said...

We know that it will happen whenever it happens. It might even be when you least expect it!

Katiez Furry Mewz said...

Well if you happened to live in my neck of the woods, I have some purrfect kitties that need a foster home... wish you were here.

That purr-fect kitty will let you know... pawsibly furry soon.

Katie Kat.

Cats of wildcat woods said...

Grieving takes time. You will know when you are ready. Thank you so much or stopping by and leaving kind words of sympathy on our post about losing Lily.

john said...

Hey man. John from StrangeRanger here.
I'd like to offer belated thanks for your kind words about Maddie.
Orbit seems to have been an awesome fellow! I wish I'd know him before.
If it helps any, I'm going through the same process of thinking about another cat. I'm sure I'll have one or two at some point, but I have no idea when or how. You and the Mrs are not alone.
Thanks again, apologies for being so late saying thanks, and my heartfelt sympathies for your loss of Orbit.