What’s it like to foster kittens? Here’s an interview foster dad John from The Critter Room (reblog)

I admit it, I am totally hooked on watching live kitty cams. It is tremendous, harmless fun. Often the comments from fellow chatters is more entertaining than even the kittens.

Six of the seven - Hank is the one missing
Six of the seven – Hank is the one missing

It all started rather innocently with a text message from my son whose girlfriend alerted him to Noodles and her seven kittens. A beautiful and loving blond mother, seven beautiful kittens and a great storyline (the adventures of Runty-now-Loki) coupled with a long, slow summer at the office had me hooked.

That litter inspired me to begin this Be As One blog with this post.

Since then I have watched a handful of other litters, fostered by John of The Critter Room for Purrfect Pals shelter in Arlington, WA. Each litter had a theme which the names reflected:

scientist kittensThe Scientist Kittens

  • Marie, the mother
  • Einstein
  • Tesla
  • Darwin
  • Newton

spice kittens milk barThe Spice Kittens

  • Rosemary, the mother
  • Basil
  • Mace
  • Pepper
  • Sage

and now

ripley's kittensRipley’s Kittens (names based on characters from the movie “Alien”)

  • Ripley, the mother
  • Ash
  • Bishop
  • Parker
  • Dallas
  • Newt

What would it be like to foster a litter? How do you prevent yourself from becoming too attached?

From the Tails from the Foster Kittens blog comes an interview with John of the Critter Room where we learn what it’s like to be a foster dad:

Interview with a Fosterer – The Critter Room

Today’s interview comes from John of The Critter Room.

I first became aware of The Critter Room though his totally awesome web cam. With nearly 18,000 facebook fans and 24,000 followers to his Livestream webcam, you know he’s doing something amazingly adorable! I want to thank John for taking the time to participate! (and I admire and am amazed at the fact you kept your word on not adopting!!)

You can read the rest of the interview here.

I don’t know if I could do what John does but I’m sure glad he does it! Not only does he save countless cats and kittens, he provides entertainment and oftentimes solace and a peaceful refuge for tens of thousands of viewers each day.

There are so many ways to serve in God’s kingdom and His creatures, human and animal. John’s work is just one of them.

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