I have no kittens on foster at the moment but it is my dear cat Perkins' birthday. He's four today. Perkins did come to me a foster kitten. A friend text me by mistake to let a friend know about a kitten another friend had found, as the first friend was looking for a kitten. Somehow I ended up collecting Perkins. He'd been found in a road eating a chicken bone, someone had stopped their car to move him but he just jumped back into the road and carried out eating the chicken bone. Concerned, the lady too him home.
Perkins has been brilliant ever since I've had him. Called Perkins because he always purrs, Purrrkins! He's the most laid back and relaxed cat and I've even gathered a collection of photos of Perkins sleeping in silly ways. He's always hanging round the fridge trying to get food and loves the other cats dearly. I cooked him mince for his birthday but he wasn't that fussed, preferred his good ol' favourite chicken ham.
He's a real little sunshine in my life everyday, Happy Birthday Perkins!
I started fostering in 2004 when I first got my own house. My first litter were three scared kittens, found under a shed in St Neots. They were all black and about four to five weeks old. I named them Tink, Cho and Pow. Cho and Pow went to live together and Tink still lives with me. Over the years I have fostered over 100 cats and kittens for various charities but I now foster for Wood Green Animal Shelter in Godmanchester in Cambridgeshire.
First foster kitten - Cho
First pregnant mum cat Bjorn and her six kittens
Walter and Mouse - two farm ferals
Molly's kittens - Sal, Wuffler, Parker, Elroy and Jake
Martha with Pip, Merlin, Rose and Himba
Ellie - serverely malnorished on arrival, this pic is after neutering and ready for a new home