Most of my customers are aware that I donate a percentage of my sales to the Oshkosh Area Humane Society, but I don't often speak about my foster pets on the blog, so I thought I'd take the time to share some information about my girls: Muffin and Mable.
I've worked with many small mammals at the shelter and I've fostered a few that I didn't think I could give up, but I've never been this in love. I've had the girls for about a month now, and it's been an amazing experience to watch them blossom into the companion animals they were always meant to be. When I first got them they were very nippy. I was feeling pretty sarcastic when I gave Muffin her name. I didn't think she would ever stop biting, spinning around aggressively or fluffing up her fur in disgust when I would try to pick her up.
Now Muffin never displays aggressive behavior and is really becoming quite loving. Mable was friendly from the moment she arrived, but now that I have been handling her and playing with her each day she is becoming very bonded to me. She loves riding around on my shoulder, nibbling and licking my ears affectionately, and snuggling up to me under the blankets when we're watching TV.
I truly do want the girls to find a home soon so they won't have to travel from place to place anymore, but it's going to be very hard to give them up. The girls were surrendered, living at the shelter for awhile, adopted, and returned. This is their fourth home; I'm hoping the fifth one will be the last. I just keep telling myself that the girls need to go so I can foster another animal I'll fall in love with, but it's hard to think about the future when the present is so joyful.
If you are interested in learning more about the girls or if you know someone that could give the a good home, here is their listing on Petango.