Friday, December 03, 2010

Flashback to Fostering

It's been a while since we did a flashback to fostering post, and I found some old cd's of pictures yesterday while cleaning out my office, so here goes...

Meet Georgie. Georgie was a special kitten from day one, and by all means should not have survived. He had maggots growing in a sore on the top of his head, his jaw is deformed and does not grow properly which lessens his ability to eat, and all in all, he is just a touch 'off'. But Georgie doesn't know about any of these problems...he loves life and lives everyday to the fullest.

I actually wasn't Georgie's foster mom, but I did get to babysit him for a couple of weeks while his foster mom went on vacation. He was about 10 weeks at the time. Due to all of his problems, he had been babied his whole life, and was not up to par with the skills of a typical 10 week old kitten. This would not do at our house.

In a group this size you need to be able to stand up for yourself and get what you need...Georgie had to learn.

We treated him like a regular kitten and by the end of his time with us, he was eating regular food from a plate. He used the litter box consistently, and he knew how to play with other kittens in an acceptible manner. We even required his foster mom to take his new friend Keegan with him when she took him back home so he would have a playmate. She ended up adopting both of those boys!

Georgie camped out in a bed...
Learning to play with toys...
A ball of energy and love...
Here's a picture of Georgie can still see the misformed jaw, but he is a cutie none the less!

Everyone deserves a chance in life, regardless of physical difficulties, and animals are no different.


  1. What a lovely story! Mommy thinks that Georgie is beautiful!!!

  2. Georgie is a doll! So glad that he found a safe and loving home (with Keegan)!!!

  3. What a great joy to find your comment on my blog. And what fun to read your blog. Georgie is very sweet and you and his foster mom did a good job. Wonderful.
    Take care

  4. Awww wow!! Awww sweet and adorable Georgie!! what a story and what an amazing kitty!! Thank you for helping him and thank you to his foster mum for giving him a forever home!! Me and Charlie think he is just perfect!! Take care

  5. Greetings Suzi,

    It makes one want to cry and at the same time hold Georgie very, very close.

    It is very hard to imagine that maggots were growing in his sores. It just makes one feel angry at the cruelty that defenseless cat is subjected.

    In the end our hearts are warm once again to know that Georgie has not only survived but has a loving home.

    Thank you for sharing this with us.

    Warmest regards this Holiday season,
    Miss Kitty and Egmont

  6. What a great foster mommy you are! Yes, if you don't allow them to live up to their potential, they won't. You did a wonderful thing for Georgie which will benefit him for the rest of his life.

    I love this story. You're a very wise woman.

  7. Thanks for sharing Georgie's story with us!! You are so right...every cat deserves a chance no matter what!! Georgie was very lucky to have his time with you!

  8. What a great flashback! Thanks for sharing.

  9. What you did for Georgie was so good for him. Thanks for sharing his story. He's so cute!


  10. We love these pics and stories!!
    Mom takes lots of pics of our fosters too.

  11. We have just officially fallen in love with Georgie! Thank you for being his angel!

    We've started a week of giveaways at, so stop by & you could be a winner!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  12. From one George(ie)to another, what a heart-warming story! Wow, we'z so glad that the little guy had all that love and care to help him survive theese odds. Go Georgie, Go Georgie...


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