I just met Nikki a few months ago, and she very kindly offered to foster for me. Foster homes are gold, without them I can't help all the cats and kittens who need it.
Her last batch of kittens got adopted very quickly. Now she has three more, and they are getting tons of love and socialization. She has kids too so that's great. Both times when I have shown up with a carrier full of kittens the children were waiting outside so excited. I think it's so important that kids grow up with animals and learn about that special bond.
I remember getting my first kitten when I was twelve, we went to somebody's house, and I picked an orange one that we called Tigger. It felt like the most exciting day of my life. I made the mistake of picking the most playful one of the litter and he was a terror for a while but then he settled down and was part of our family for years. And as soon as I moved out on my own the first thing I did was adopt a cat.
Clearly I have always loved cats but I'm still not sure how I got to where I am now, with all my cats and doing all this cat stuff but I'm just happy because of that these kittens will soon go to homes where I hope they will have a long and happy life.