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What it's like to foster kittens and their mum for the first time - Part 2 - Won't you get attached?

Laura Talanti

What it's like to foster kittens and their mum for the first time - Part 2 - Won't you get attached?

In part 1, I talked about some of the practicalities of fostering kittens. In this post I’m going to delve deeper into a subject that people asked me about a lot – attachment and being able to say goodbye. Most people said something along the lines of “gosh, it will be hard to give them up – I guess you don’t get attached to them because you know you’ll have to give them up?”. Many others said “It’s so amazing what you’re doing but I couldn’t do it, I would want to keep them all!”. Maybe it’s because I trained...


What it's like to foster kittens and their mother for the first time - Part 1

Laura Talanti

What it's like to foster kittens and their mother for the first time - Part 1

Inspired by the many foster cat accounts on Instagram, I had long wanted to try fostering as soon as my house renovations reached a point where I had my spare room available. I work from home most days and knew I had lots of time to offer. When my local cat charity Catcuddles put a call out for an emergency fosterer to take in a litter of four kittens and their stray mum found in a London garden, I knew this was my chance to step up. The little furries arrived the following day (to be followed by their mum...