Queen of the House

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Watching from high

Observing from a high vantage point

Ever since I can remember, I have been the self-declared Queen of the House. I came to the house as a foster kitty, but I soon won over my human mom and she adopted me — her third foster failure. There were hundreds of kitties after me, but no matter how many kitties came and went, I was in charge. I gladly assumed the responsibility. If it ever became too much for me, I took a break, observing and instructing from a high vantage point.

Mostly, we fostered kittens. Those brothers of mine, Echo and Ocean, were too busy playing with the kittens to teach them anything constructive. Kittens can be very trying sometimes, doing the same things over and over again. It seems like they’ll never get it. They need lots of repetition and redirection to learn. I helped them learn how to gingerly step over things when they were up on someplace they weren’t supposed to be. I taught them to use the scratching posts rather than the couch (oh, the poor couch). I encouraged them to use the litter boxes rather than the carpet under the couch! And mealtimes with the really young ones — OMC!

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But all the effort was worth it when they would “graduate” and head off to an adoption event. There was always rejoicing when mom came home with empty carriers.

If you have ever thought of volunteering to be a foster with a rescue, mom and I can highly recommend it. There are so many organization that would be very grateful to have your help. It is such a great feeling knowing you helped save lives and, in my case, that I paid it forward.

Have a royally splendid day!

Christy Paws


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23 Responses to Queen of the House

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  2. Kitties Blue says:

    Some of us were fosters before Mom adopted us, but by someone else. We have put our paws down and said Mom can’t foster. With eight of us, we know it would take too much time, and we would be lacking for attention. High praise to all who provide this wonderful service! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  3. I think if mum had the chance she would have hundreds of failed fosters! It’s a good thing you mum is doing 🙂

  4. What a great thing of your mom to do! 🙂 xx

  5. Paws up to your mom for fostering ! Purrs

  6. Penelope says:

    Mommy has thought about it, but mes is a purticularly nasty cat from hell…but she may foster at some future point.
    Kisses
    Nellie

  7. Cathy Keisha says:

    A purrfect queen you are too!

  8. What an experience Christie. You are right too…kittens must be taught or they will be too hairy to live with.

    (((Shoko)))

  9. The mom says she would love to foster but she’s afraid she’d end up with too many foster fails. 🙂

  10. Mew emw mew mee was a ‘fosturr failure’ allso Christy…
    LadyMum siad shee wood foster mee to give Lady MaryEllen a break till mee could find a furevurr home>>>rofwm!!! Too funny…aftur 2 dayss shee new shee could not give mee back or send mee on to another home…mew mew mew….
    Yur Mumma iss BERRY speshell to foster so many kittenss…LadyMum could not do it without fallin inn luv way too much 😉
    Funny fing bout thiss post Christy: LadyMum werked another ‘Dopshun event yesturday an shee fed a 3 week old kitt an shee had teerss runnin down her face. Shee said it was one of thee deepest momentss of her Life.
    Shee EVEN NAMED thee wee one….BONO…
    Wee will do a bloggie this week bout thee event with fotoss’.
    ***paw kissess*** to you an yur Mumma
    Siddhartha Henry xxxxx

    • Christy Paws says:

      I look forward to seeing your post about the kitten. Mom says the little tiny ones that she nursed back to health were often the hardest to give up.

      • Mee-you Christy that iss how LadyMum felt…like lettin BONo go was wrong an shee should keep him…
        Shee has emailed thee Rscue who has Bono an thee fursibss so hopefullee shee will hear back frum them 😉
        LadyMum sure has a BIG heart!
        **paw kissess**
        Siddhartha Henry xxxx

  11. Annabelle says:

    fostering is wonderful! Your Mom is great

  12. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    christy, high paws two yur mom…. N headbonx …ouch…two ewe ….inn deed de wee ones kneaded ta lurn N way happee yur mom saw fit two bring em home two ewe ta teech…think oh how manee oh de wee kittenz iz callin ewe gram maw rite now……& gram maws R…. DE BEST !!! ♥♥♥

  13. Gweat posty. We know yous wuz a big help. Sissy used to help mommy wiff fosters too and she helped twain me to be mommys service cat. Hope y’all have a pawsum day.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  14. Summer says:

    Somebody need to to teach those pesky foster kittens! After all, they need a “finishing school” to be ready for their new homes.

  15. I am going to have to show this to my kids, they love kittens!

    Excellent Q word. I picked Queen myself, though a different queen.


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  16. mariodacat says:

    Awww those kittens have melted M’s heart. Good for your mom for fostering kittens. M said she would do that, but at her age and with her health, she could never keep up with them. We admire your human tho for doing it. What a wonderful way to contribute.

  17. Love that your Mom fosters. Wish I could, but in our apt/condo complex there is a 2 pet limit….that being said, my “bonus daughter” is a manager at a local “no kill” shelter here in Michigan, she has approx 5 pets (dogs and cats) and all but one are “foster fails”…..she is ALWAYS fostering and has been for years! Kudos to all of you! I also could never let them go, once they would be with me, I would keep them all

  18. Marg says:

    Good for your Mom to do that fostering. We have a foster fail here too. We have so many cats that moved in here, we really don’t have room to foster anyone else.

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