It took just a couple of days for me to realize that Boots was going to be yet another foster fail. He's the sweetest, most loving little guy. He sleeps next to me stretched out on his back with his head on my shoulder. He follows me everywhere. And he sits on my lap and helps me type. He's a great editor! Oh, and he gets along with the other cats. They love him, and he loves them.
So how could I return my new best friend to the shelter? I couldn't. But part of me wonders if I made the right decision, not for me, but for him.
Can I Afford Another Cat?
Many years ago, while one of my cats and I were waiting to see the vet, I read an article in Veterinary Practice News about the "financial worthiness" of people who adopt cats and dogs. The author's premise was that moderate and low income people should not bring animal companions into their homes because they couldn't afford to care for them properly. I was incensed!