Someone with more experience will come along soon to help you I'm sure. I just wanted to say that you sound loving and obsessive, much like all of us here. I'm sure you'll fit in perfectly. How wonderful you are to take them in and do your best to care for them. You're a good friend, very kind. Good luck. I am worried about one thing. I'm not sure you'll be able to give them back after 6 months! They're so loving and great to have around!
i just thought to mention that I've looked at Kirkland food. It is a good price for the quality that it is but its not a fantastic food in my opinion. When I became unable to work I had to change to a less expensive food. I tried to talk myself into the Costco Kirkland brand food, and salmon would have been my choice. However, it wasn't up to the standards I was looking for. I did find that Taste of the Wild pacific salmon is a pretty good food and at a cost I could handle. I had been feeding orijen 6fish and I find it to be excellent. I don't have the ability to feed raw. It's awesome that you do.