Happy Caturday to all.
Jetta should have gone to her new home two weeks ago but I found out Friday that she hasn't. The woman who is fostering her doesn't want to give her up, and has been avoiding my coworker's phone calls.
So... I'm of two minds on this.
On the one paw, my coworker was responsible for saving Jetta, and getting her into experienced hands to care for her early weeks. And her two young children have been eagerly awaiting her arrival. The daughter has been drawing pictures of her kitten-to-be.
But there is the pesky back paw to be heard from.
This would be the first cat ever for this household. And young children are not always that careful. Also, Jetta will likely be emotionally and medically needy throughout her life, as well as remaining quite small. Purrhaps they would be better suited to a robust kitten who is of standard size and had their mom during the critical time. I can tell you from Toby's experience, these things matter.
In the end, I don't think the rescue / fosterer has the right to make this decision for my coworker. Sometimes they can be very rigid and controlling, though with good intentions.