Foster Felines hasn't seen a web update in quite awhile. The other job (that pays) got in the way. Working on fixing the logo. Designer that did the logo didn't leave usable files so I may have to restart that logo from scratch (and learn a new set of tools with Sketch3). Foster Felines did a number of fostering. Sadly most are undocumented. Zeek was our most recent foster. And we ended up adopting him. Considered a "foster fail" and he now occupies our home as a full time resident. Zeek started out as a kitten in July 2015. He was diagnosed with feline leukemia and was sent into fostering to be retested in a few weeks. He returned from his leukemia tests negative. We had a few days to consider returning him to the Seattle Animal Shelter and give him a chance to be adopted. He started out with the name Hamill. He gets a long well with our 3 year old son, Kyle. Most cats from the shelter shy away from toddlers so we thought Zeek would do well as a permanent resident. Zeek loves to play with Kyle's toys and chase string. His favorite Kyle toy is when Kyle gets a helium balloon and Zeek carries the string around in his mouth. We renamed Hamill to Zeek as a reminder of our summer foster that died a couple of years ago. The original Zeek was a charmer and stole food from the kitchen regularly and could be a pest.
If you have visited us before, you'll surely note how we've grown up from a homegrown looking website to a grownup looking website. We appreciate your support and hope you enjoy watching our site changes, content additions, and new features. If you are a new visitor, well, Welcome to you. Foster Felines is a volunteer non-profit web property. We spend the majority of our time actually working with the kittens and cats rather than our website, but know that our public appreciates our up-to-date information on our fosters. Thank you for your continued support!
Zeek, our part time resident cat, has moved back home with his permanent family. Zeek, a DSH (domestic short hair), is a permanent member of the Kobayashi family in Seattle. Two years ago, Zeek decided to come stay with us during the winter while his permanent family temporarily moved to Osaka, Japan. Every six months or so, the Zeek comes to stay with us and take his place. Zeek is a relaxed, good-natured male and while we think that he might do well with other non-alpha cats and kittens, we haven't attempted to have foster cats or kittens while Zeek has been in residence. The past few months have made Zeek a bit cranky though as he's been wanting to out outside and see the outside for himself, which we don't allow. He will get ample outside time at the summer home. Good! The winter home can use a much needed break from all the incessant cat meows to get outdoors. Maybe next summer when his family goes to Osaka again.
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Zeek, a dometic short hair (DSH),
9 10-year old all black-hair male cat is our temporary resident. Zeek is not a true foster, but rather staying at Foster Felines while his family is out of the country, visiting their family in New York and then tending a family farm in Osaka, Japan until April 2012.
Zeek is a good-natured cat - extremely laid back and easy-going. So much so that I have nicknamed him "dog" as he wants attention and comes when you call him (well, usually). Most notably, Zeek treats food like it's going out of style and he will lose his forever chance to eat little kibble. He is fed twice a day, but by the time we are ready to eat our own breakfast, his food is gone and he's begging for something on my plate. Is this a cat or a dog?
This year (Oct 31, 2011), Zeek has come back a little more plump than last year. Given that he stays indoors and has a knack for stealing his own food from the kitchen counter, I can't say that I'm surprised that he's gotten a little pudge going on. He still runs around and appears to be active. Still cries a lot to remind us that he's in the house - I guess. Who can understand what a cat is really saying?