Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Karen Jo: I got a call from the lady at the shelter about the leukemia kitty. She is delighted that I would be willing to take her in and I am going to go pick her up in the morning.
You are going to go get that kitty? But you don't know anything about her. You haven't even met her.
Karen Jo: I know that she is in a high-kill shelter on death row because of her leukemia. That's enough for me. Your foster Mom saved you from euthanasia when she took you in and kept you until I could find you and bring you home. This time the foster homes are full and desperately trying to place kitties before kitten season starts. If I don't go get her, she will most likely be put to sleep.
What if I don't like her?
Karen Jo: I am going to give you a good long time to get used to each other, several months at least. If the two of you just can't learn to get along or tolerate each other, then I will work with the Friends of the Shelter to find her a forever home. Either way, she will get a chance to live.
You are going to keep her locked up in the safe room, right? I won't have to share with her.
Karen Jo: She is going to stay in the safe room until the two of you get used to each other. You are going to have to share some of my time with her starting as soon as she arrives. You are going to have to share your toys with her, too. Once she comes out of the safe room, you will have to share everything with her.