I fostered Bronwyn from the RSPCA just over 6 weeks ago now, and in some ways it feels so much longer! Its hard to remember my home without her!
If you want to find out more about how I became a foster cat carer - read more here.
She's had her 3rd urine test, and she's still failing, so she can't be rehomed yet, and she's still on medication. It doesn't seem to be bothering her, she is relaxed, full of appetite and uses her litter tray often and without bother. So I'm hoping whatever it is, isn't causing her any bother.
I've been thinking about what I'd write as her bio, when she's ready for a home.
"Dear new family. I'm Bronwyn, and I'm about 5 years old. My first family couldn't look after me any more, and I ended up at the RSPCA. They took really good care of me, they neutured me and gave me my jabs. I may have moaned, but I know its for the best. I had blood in my urine that wasn't clearing, and the lovely people at the RSPCA thought that maybe I was too anxious in my cat pod. I was certainly a little lonely.
So Ree fostered me, and I moved into her flat. My bowels were a little anxious at first, and it took me over a week before I fully got into the swing of things. I'm proud that I've always used the litter tray, even when Ree bought a new fancy one with a lid. I'm very toilet trained.
I definitely wouldn't enjoy living with children, I'd suit an adult only household, and I probably wouldn't be too bothered if they worked. I like attention, but not tons of it. I also need to be in control of the affection, which is why I'd not do well with children. I definitely enjoy sitting on Ree's chest for a while, but I'll let her know when I'm done, sometimes with a quick nip. I sleep on her bed, but right at the end. I like to be close, but not too close.
Ree tells people I have a lovely nature, and I'd make someone a lovely pet. I'd love access to a garden, I stare at Ree's with such longing, but I'm not allowed out while I'm in foster care. I'm an independent woman, and nothing really fazes me. I'm not jumpy or nervous. I'm only scared of the vaccuum. We're all allowed one phobia right? I don't like to be picked up, again this is why an adult only home will be ideal. Adults understand boundaries much better than kids.
I don't really need toys. I love a 3 minute play with a pen or hair bobble. I love to scratch, but I bet if I was allowed outside, I wouldn't need to scratch inside so much. My favourite thing is a doormat, but I use my scratching post a bit too.
I have a funny little squeak noise I make when someone touches me, it will make you giggle."
I get asked a lot if I'm worried about giving her up, when its time for her to go to her furever home, and whether I think I'll just keep her. I really enjoy her, but fostering has benefits that I think work better for me. I never call her my cat, she's my foster cat, which helps my mind not get quite as attached. Bronwyn is ace, but I'm sure my next foster will be ace in their own way too.