I'll be doing more physics blogging in the near future -- I promise! Work is keeping me quite busy at the moment and I haven't had much spare time or energy to investigate topics in depth. Hopefully that will change in the future, but for now I thought I'd share some other news -- we're fostering two sweet kitties!
Last week, the wife and I were at the local PetSmart, where we met Terry who runs F.U.R.R. -- Feline Urgent Rescue and Rehabilitation-- a rescue shelter that specializes in so-called feral cats and socializing them for homes. We went and visited Terry's "kitty lodge" and learned about the daily operations of the shelter, and are still contemplating volunteering!
In the meantime, we couldn't help but agree to foster a couple of cats! Every cat that can be fostered makes more room for the shelter to rescue another animal, which made it hard for us to resist. Our new houseguests are handsome brothers named Brewster and Breyer!
Breyer is a big boy, though not all of that size is due to long fur (he's a little round right now):
His brother is Brewster is a smaller, short-haired cat, and clearly takes his cues from big bro:
Both boys were a little scared when we first got them home, but within half a day they turned into the most lovable kitties you could imagine:
(I actually had a hard time getting pics of them, because they spent most of their time rolling around on their backs right in front of me or rubbing up against me.)
For those who are already doubting that we're actually "fostering" and not "adopting", as in some previous attempts, let me state that the wife and I are allergic to short-haired cats, and therefore can't keep these two. They are adorable, however, so if you know anybody in the vicinity of Charlotte that would be interested in adopting these two lovely boys, please point them towards Terry at F.U.R.R.! You can also donate to F.U.R.R. here.
Incidentally, if you're wondering how the other cats are handling things, let's just say they're curious and a little nervous right now. Here's a picture from outside the guest room we're keeping the boys in: