One week 

One week to go until the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration and I caught the cold the kids have been passing around. So, ya, thanks for that children. It’s not like I’ve been dreaming and wishing upon a star to be invited for the past 5 years. 

Today I’m popping sudafed and immune support tablets like crazy. I’m not too sure I believe that the immune support pills will do anything but they have a nice orangey flavor and give me the illusion of doing something. Hope it doesn’t turn into a man-cold, you all know how bad that can be. 

If you see me today I’ll be the one with the red nose and a box of tissues. One week people, one week. 

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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 the Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week.

Tink

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Little Tink is a 1-year-old female domestic shorthair with really cool coloring. She will add a dash of color to your home and bring lots of love to your life. Who doesn’t need that? Come meet Tink and all her feline friends at Lollypop Farm!
  
Parker, our Pet of the Week from last week, was adopted! 

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Meow Monday 

We have an offer on the house which means the cats won’t have to suffer the indignity of being stuck in their crates while we drive around waiting for the all clear signal. I’m sure if they knew they’d be very happy, or as happy as a cat can be. 

J-Man has strep and was feeling terrible so we spent the day hanging out and watching movies. Somehow, he has never seen the “Jungle Book”.  How I let that happen, I’ll never know. We watch all the Disney Movies. Today was the perfect day to watch it. Miss Rosie decided she wanted to watch it with us. 

 

She was really watching for the first 30 minutes or so before it was time for another catnap. She’s the only one of our cats who really pays any attention to what’s on the TV. I don’t know if it’s just her personality or if it has something to do with her being deaf and being more aware of what she sees. Either way, it can be pretty funny or annoying depending on how up close and personal she gets with the show we’re watching. 

Now it’s time for the Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week, Parker!

I love Parker! She has been in our office for about a month. She was very overweight when she came in and needed to lose some weight before she could be made available. She was out on the “Catkins” diet and has lost a couple of pounds. She’s very sweet and loves to be petted. She was a little shy at first but she was going through some big changes in her life. She’s settled in nicely and has us all wrapped around her paw. We take a lot of pictures of Miss Parker Posey. 

   

  Here’s the official write-up. 

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Parker is a 5-year-old female domestic shorthair mix who loves to park herself on whatever you are doing. She’ll make a great personal assistant!
  

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Meow Monday 

It seems like the cats have been in an ornery mood lately.  I’m not sure if it’s spring fever or they’re just sick of being put into crates and riding around in the car listening to the dogs barking when our house is being shown. 

Jezebel was in a particularly bad mood the other day. She got into my bathroom trash, knocked it over and pulled everything out so she could shred up the tissues. Then she went into the other bathroom and unrolled an entire roll of toilet paper all over the floor and went into the hall and bunched up the throw rug into a big ball. 

 
After all that, she decided she wanted attention but every time I reached over to pet her, she tried to bite me. I think she’s trying to tell me she hates the crate car rides. Don’t worry Jezebel, eventually they’ll be over. 

Meet Ruth, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week.   Isn’t she beautiful?!

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Ruth is a 9-year-old female domestic longhair mix who looks like she’d be a good dust bunny hunter and lap cat. Ruth is available free of charge to approved adopters, age 60 and over, through Lollypop Farm’s Seniors-for-Seniors program. Come meet Ruth and all her feline friends in the cattery!
  

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Meow Monday

I was working on our taxes this weekend and needed some peace and quiet. The cats were asleep on the bed, but Snuffy wasn’t so quiet. As much as I love Snuffy there’s no way he’s sleeping with us at night. 

 

Now it’s time for our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week. I’m pretty sure he doesn’t snore. 

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Sleepy Bean is a 1 year old male domestic shorthair mix who lost his home and his humans when they had to move and could not take him with them. He would be happy to have you be his new humans. Come meet Beat at Lollypop Farm!

  

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