Feel free to watch the video of my latest group of adorable foster kittens. I am and have always been an animal lover. I remember when I was learning English I asked my mum to buy the various encyclopedias of the animal kingdom so I could learn to read while simultaneously learning about my favourite subjects. My home as a child was somewhat of a zoo, with my parents lovingly getting me rabbits, hamsters, cats, ducks, chickens, tortoises and fish. Now, all these animals were spread out over 18 years but you get the picture.
Why I foster
Since my move to Australia in 2012, I knew I would not be able to have a pet for a very long time. My beloved Ashley was back home in France happily purring on my mums lap. For about a year and a half I looked forward to hanging out with any of my friends who had a pet and was dreadfully home sick for the sound of little paws running around my house. I honestly do not even remember how, but I came across Katina from Cuddle Cat Café who was looking for foster carers. Foster caring? You mean taking care of an animal until it gets adopted to a perfect forever home?! That was the answer.
Since then, I have fostered 1 dog and 15 cats and honestly could not be happier.
I have always considered myself as priviledged. After all, I have never gone hungry, have a roof over my head, my family could afford my education, I have travelled and spend money on eating out. I consider myself frugal, achieving the absolute maximum out of the money I do have by camping outdoors, loving free activities such as free diving, or even diving (Thank you PADI professionalism!), adventuring, hiking or swimming. I figured that the very least I could do was give back to the community. Fostering fit in perfectly, helping save animals who otherwise would not have had a spot in the kennel or catery and potentially would have had to be put down while filling the hole in my heart.