SAMMAMISH, Wash — I visited heaven recently.
And when I say heaven, I mean Cindy Congdon's house in Sammamish. Because her house is filled with kittens.
It started in 2013, when Cindy began fostering kittens. When she adopted them out, she wanted a way to show "baby photos" of the kittens to their new families. Thus, @foster_kittens was born. She was one of the first fostering accounts on Instagram.
Now, she has almost half a million followers.
The combination of adorable videos and clever captions delights her followers. But fostering multiple kittens and running a successful Instagram isn't all fun and games- Cindy has a full day of litter box-scooping, kitten-wrangling, and medicine-administering...depending on what her kittens need that day.
Cindy says if you're thinking about fostering- do it! It's an incredibly rewarding experience, and there are lots of resources out there to help fosters. If you're interested, both Seattle Humane and Purrfect Pals have foster programs.