On August 20, 2018 I picked up my newest foster from Richmond Animal League, but this foster situation was a little different from all of my previous fosters over the years. His name was Squash and he was a 4-month-old kitten with FIP, which means his days were numbered. If you’re not familiar with FIP, check out this article (he had the wet form of FIP).
I brought him home as a hospice foster or as some call it = “fospice”. The goal was to give him the best life possible with what he ha left, and when the time comes to let him go with dignity.
He spent two and a half weeks at our house and every one of those days was filled with purring and loads of cuddles.Squash was a very loving kitten and deserved a much longer life. But he was happy, and up until the very end he was playful.
Squash passed away suddenly on September 6th, very late at night. We’re thankful that he didn’t suffer.
If you want to read more about his time in our home, you can check out his blog here.
Here are some of my favorite photos of him.