Danielle brought her foster kitten, Venus, to work with her every day, and Venus was the most chatty coworker. When fosters are tiny and need to be bottle-fed, Danielle always brings them with her to work.
Venus was born prematurely, and Danielle said it was touch and go for the first couple of days because Venus was so small and fragile. She was the most petite premature kitten that Danielle had ever seen.
Danielle’s computer mouse at work was even larger than Venus. At four days old, Venus was already purring, which was rare for a young kitten.
It was a relief for Danielle because she felt that good was being done. After all, Venus was already incredibly loving and affectionate towards her. Venus felt comfortable and safe.
After nine weeks of care, Venus weighed one pound. She talked a lot in the office, and Danielle always sensed that Venus was asking her to stop working so they could head home.
Danielle said it was fulfilling to see Venus come out of her shell and become bigger and stronger. Venus was thriving, and fostering her was a labor of love for Danielle.
Venus showed Danielle that sometimes things need to cook more or develop longer, and the end result will be worth it. Danielle hopes that Venus is spoiled in whatever home adopts her.