Meow Monday – 5 Reasons to Foster a Pet

5 Reasons to Foster A Pet 

You may not realize it, but there are countless animals in your own community that may need a temporary home. Maybe it’s a nursing mother cat with a litter of kittens who needs a safe warm and loving place to flourish and thrive until the kittens are old enough to be adopted and then the mother cat will be spayed and placed in a loving home as well. It could be a heartworm positive dog who needs a quiet place to recuperate during his treatment.  Don’t forget small animals like rabbits, rats, and guinea pigs. They often need fostering until they are old enough to be adopted. 

If you’ve ever thought about fostering, here are 5 reasons you should foster a pet in need.

Who Doesn’t Love Baby Animals?

5 reasons to foster a pet

Seriously, who can resist cute kittens and puppies? Believe me, I struggle to resist all day long.

When You Foster A Pet in Your Home, You Are Making Room For Another Pet In Need.

By fostering an animal in your home, you are helping to open up a spot in that animal shelter or rescue organization for another animal in need. You aren’t just helping the animal(s) in your care, your help directly impacts another pet in a positive way. How cool is that?

5 reasons to foster a pet in need

Fostering Teaches Your Children Empathy and Responsibility.

pets encourage empathy and caring in children

There is lots of research available on how beneficial pet ownership is for everyone. Children raised with pets learn empathy and responsibility and how to be gentle and caring with animals that need our help.

You Just May Find Your New Best Friend.

5 reasons to foster a pet

Foster failure may become a familiar term to you. It doesn’t mean you have failed as a foster parent, it means that you are now the proud pet parent of your new best friend. Way to go!

It Feels So Damn Good!

It really does! Taking care of an animal in need, whether it’s for a couple short weeks or a month or more, and seeing them flourish under your loving care is an amazing experience. Knowing you are giving them a second chance at a wonderful future with their forever family feels damn good.

You can check with your local humane society or rescue groups to find out what you need to do to get started fostering pets in need in your community. It just may turn out to be one of the best things you’ve ever done.

Fostering a pet is great, but so is adopting a pet. Which brings me to Mister, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week!

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Mister is a 9 year old male domestic shorthair mix who is looking for a new home. Although he looks pretty comfortable right where he is, a home of his own would be wonderful! Come meet him at Lollypop Farm! He’s available free of charge to approved adopters, age 60 and over, through Lollypop Farm’s Seniors-for-Seniors program.

Don’t forget, that Tuesday, October 18th is free cat day at Lollypop Farm! 

meow monday free cat day  

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Welcome, Halloween! 

Welcome, Halloween! I’m almost done with the Halloween decor. Honestly, I could keep going but have decided it’s enough. I just love this time of year. Our Halloween decor leans more to fun instead of spooky.

Here are a few pictures for Wordless Wednesday.

Welcome Halloween

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Meow Monday

Since we finished painting the fireplace, I spent the long weekend getting out the Halloween decorations. I found most of them, but I’m sure there are more still packed away in boxes I won’t find until next year.

It’s been a challenge to keep Rosie away from the tassels and strings on the various decorations. She’s relentless when she wants to get something.

Meet Fred, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week!

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Fred is a 2-year-old male domestic shorthair mix who appears to be the shy, retiring type. He’s waiting for some nice person to come scoop him up and take him home! Come meet Fred at Lollypop Farm!

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My Grandmother’s Yummy Pumpkin Bread Recipe

In honor of the first official day of fall, and in celebration of all things pumpkin, I’m sharing my Grandmother’s Yummy Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Grandmother's Pumpkin Bread Recipe
It’s September and you know what that means…. Pumpkin everything! One of my favorite pumpkin treats to make for my family is my grandmother’s pumpkin bread. It’s so delicious and the recipe makes 3 loaves, so there is plenty to share, or put a couple of loaves in the freezer for another day.

My Grandmother’s Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
4 cups flour
3 cups sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 & 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp allspice of ginger
1/2 tsp cloves
1 cup oil
1 can pumpkin
2/3 cup cold water
4 eggs
Mix all the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Make a well in the flour mixture. Add the oil, pumpkin, and water. Blend well. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Pour into 3 well greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

This is one of our much loved family recipes and I hope you and your family enjoys it as much as we do!

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Wordless Wednesday

Since tomorrow is the official first day of fall, even though it’s supposed to be almost 90 degrees, I’m posting a pic from one of my favorites seasons to visit Walt Disney World Resort.

When is your favorite time of year to visit?

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