I knew it would be a wonderful day when I saw the sun shining in my window this morning. I hate to sound like a "PollyAnna", but it was one of those feel good days.
Going out to the shelter was a pleasure - No traffic, no spilling my coffee on my shirt. It was the Apocalypse!
I didn't realize how big the rescue really was until I did a head count. Three of the rescued cats went with Kathleen to a local vet, and I took the rest in my car. With two nursing Moms and their 11 babies total, I was able to rescue TWENTY little souls today! What a wonderful feeling to drive away from the shelter knowing that I emptied quite a few cages.
I've received a ton of e-mails about the Mom and kittens without eyes. Of course, I couldn't leave them! I brought the little family to their new foster Mom who was ready and happy to have them. We took a good look at the babies and there were some with eyes and some without. Regardless, they were beyond cute and Mommy was happy to be out of that effing shelter.
Call me "insensitive", but I'm dying to name one of the kittens "Popeye". He only has one eye!
Of course, the day wouldn't be complete unless somebody pooped in their crate. They didn't disappoint me. It was the white Mom cat...I could hear her two day old babies meowing pitifully and I was imagining them rolling in it - poop stuck to their tiny feet and face. I frantically tried to grab some Wendy's napkins to stretch back into the crate....Ahhh...the things I do while I'm driving.
"Sorry officer/doctor/coroner, I was cleaning crap from a cat crate so the kittens wouldn't roll in it."
The rescue took me 5 hours, so when I came home I realized the breakfast dishes were in the sink, and there was nothing thawed out for dinner. I didn't care. Because of the efforts of unselfish volunteers, 20 sweet cats who had no hope - now have a chance at a beautiful life.
It doesn't get much better than this.