Margarita was a bit shy at first and very protective of her babies. It was after about two days I was finally allowed to pet her and interact more with the kittens. Her kittens were named after the characters from the movie, Coco. The boys were Felipe, Oscar, Hector, and Miguel. The two girls were named Imelda and Rosita. Three brown kittens, two black/white kittens, and one white kitten. Over the next two months, I loved watching these tiny little beans grow into crazy kittens. I watched them as their eyes began to open and they learned to walk, run, and pounce. Eventually they discovered the food and water bowls and watching them experience a bowl of water for the first time was pretty hilarious. They weren't sure how to drink out of it at first. They began climbing, chirping, and, unfortunately, using the litter box. It was one of the most fun experiences I've had.
When it was time to return the family to the Humane Society for surgery and to be placed up for adoption, I cried. I always cry. It was hard to take them back, but I knew they would find great homes and bring a lot of love to many families. It lessened the pain and sadness when I decided to adopt Oscar. He was one character I just could not give up. Within 24 hours all of the kittens had been adopted.
Oscar is almost six months old. He sleeps with our dog every night and constantly plays with our other cat. He fits in to our family as if he was meant for us.
The opportunity to foster, help raise the kittens, and help Margarita regain confidence in people was made possible because of the San Diego Humane Society. They take on so many animals that they must heavily rely on their volunteers and fosters to keep things moving. The contributions that they receive helps them take in these animals to provide them medical care, food, training, and help them find a forever home. They were able to provide me as a foster with all of the necessary supplies I needed to nurture Margarita and her babies.
I'm asking that you support me in my efforts to raise money for the San Diego Humane Society. Your donation makes a huge difference. If it wasn't for the support the Humane Society receives, I never would have been able to foster Margarita, watch her kittens grow, and adopt Oscar into our family.