Saturday, March 21, 2009

A Little Bit of Joy

It's a pretty exciting day for me. I'm doing a rescue today and not lifting a finger to do it. Yes, friends - I have a driver doing ALL the work today! Brenda is an awesome volunteer and has been helping the cats at the shelter by posting the most urgent on Craigslist. She sends the inquiries to me for screening - that's one of the reasons I've been so busy. Today....Brenda is doing the rescue/delivery run.

I had to laugh because I sent Brenda an e-mail with all the things she'll need to bring for the rescue - including paper towels, because "you won't want to deliver a cat that has poop all over him." Her answer: "Yes Beth, I read your blogs" Hahahhaa! Love it.

This is Brenda's first rescue/delivery, so I'll be worried until I hear from her.

Speaking of worry, I hadn't mentioned this in previous posts, but originally things didn't go very well with "Steve" and his new cat-brother "Paul". (hahah...I love human names for cats) I was very worried that Steve would be returned. He sounded very stressed. Yesterday, I received the following picture from Steve's new Mommy:

Crisis averted! (I feel like that's become my middle name...Beth "Crisis Averted" Turner) But don't they look cute? The couple brought Paul all the way from Japan when they moved back to Canada. I love people who don't dump their cats when they move.

Monday is looking to be a rather large rescue day. I'm rescuing all the cats that need a spay or neuter before placing into their foster homes - the ones that Brenda couldn't rescue today. Some Most days I need a score card.

I haven't posted about my latest little foster named "Dimitri" yet. He's a little character, a little lover and I adore him already. He's about 6 months old, and my Thomas has been trying to get him to "party" and Dimitri seems a little intimidated. He's a mouthy little thing and meow's LOUDLY whenever I pick him up. Of course, he purrs immediately. :)

The past few days have been filled with joy and the hope of Spring's arrival. Just for today, I won't think about the pregnant Mom's and kittens that will arrive soon in the shelter. There will be too many to rescue.

Just for today....I choose to be happy for "Steve" in his forever home, Brenda's help with the rescue today, and a very cute "Dimitri" that needs lots of love.

Just for today, I'm going to pretend that's all I need to think about.


Steve Bartlett said...

A grey tabby. What a surprise :)

Eve -- a foster cat I've had almost 2 years now -- was adopted today on a trial basis, but I think she'll be fine. Now if I could only find a home for her daughter Tiffany (who is a challenge) things would be good. Not to mention Ernie and Bert, the two black cats that no one seems to want either.

House of the Discarded said...

Steve: Hurray for Eve! That's so exciting! :) She'll be fine in her new home.

Ernie and Bert are adorable - they'll get adopted soon :) TCR has a great reputation for adopting out black cats. Maybe black cat adoptions are on the upswing.

Steve Bartlett said...

I'm going to try and get Ernie and Bert into the next adoptathon. I'd really like to see them adopted together if at all possible.

Lisa said...

Yay for Steve!!

Anonymous said...

I took in Cody, a poor 15 year old declawed and neutered cat who had been surrendered in Hamilton when found wandering the cold streets, and spent time in the Hamilton shelter. Sadly, he had to be euthanized today due to severe kidney failure (CRF). At least he had two nights of love and comfort from his foster Dad, but I am devastated (for now). I also have Cliff, a tough 10 year old who despite URI looks like he will make it.