I came across this photo the other day. I'd like to tell my new followers how we came to adopt Audrey and her mom, Annie. When this was taken, Annie's name was Mellie.
Mellie and her three babies came from our local animal shelter after being left behind with 24 other cats and 4 dogs in a house in Smiths Falls, Ontario. There was a foreclosure on the house and the people left. Unfortunately, there were animals left behind. When the abandoned animals were discovered, there was no food or water in the house and the animals were starving and very stressed. Mellie had 2 kittens and was giving birth to one more when Animal Control placed her in a carrier and put her in the vehicle. She had her third kitten in her carrier on the way to the shelter. Audrey? Probably. She always does make an 'entrance'.
I received a call to ask if I could help with fostering as the shelter was full to capacity. Could I foster this little family until all the kittens were ready to be homed and then the mom could go up for adoption, too.
I prepared my spare bedroom for them and focused on getting the mother back to good health. It was a wonderful experience watching her thrive and getting to know her beautiful babies.
After three months,
two of these babies left for new homes. Mellie, now named Annie and one kitten stayed with us. That kitten is Audrey.
This is Annie now after one year and three months. She is just now around 2 1/2 years old.Audrey, now 1 year and four months old.
So, that's the story on Audrey and her mom, Annie.
Moral of the story...I make a lousy foster home. I fall in love in 20 minutes.