I was happy to go out to the shelter today to do a small rescue. I had heard there was a Mom cat with her ELEVEN kittens. It was like "Freak day" at the shelter! Many of these little guys were born without eyes! They had empty sockets. Bless their little hearts - they didn't know they were blind - they were snuggling and partying like normal kittens:
Finding a foster home to take a Mom with eleven kittens is generally impossible. I was permitted to take 5 of the kittens and leave Mom with 6. Still a huge litter, eh? Call me weird, but I really like the freaky cats. :)
I also rescued a ridiculously cute 12 week old black kitten named "Henry" for a new foster Mom:
She seemed to be thrilled with him and he's safe and warm in her apartment along with her cat named Silas. I love rescuing black cats. :)
It rained the entire day today, so traffic was a nightmare. I was on the road for 5 hours, which would usually take me about 3 hours to do the same shelter run. I knew I had to pee after my last drop off at the vets, but I figured I'd be able to make it home - no problemo. Lawdie...my 47 year old bladder did not appreciate the delay. Along with the rain dripping on my windshield and dead stop traffic, I was eyeing my empty Tim Horton's coffee cup with great appreciation. Rather than consider the risk of a traffic accident with my pants down - not to mention that I am NOT a man that can pee in a cup, I called my friend Kathleen and asked her to help me get my mind off my uncomfortable situation. Of course, all she did was tell me funny stories. Damn her!
As the"rainy days and Mondays" would have it, I get a phone call from our real estate agent this afternoon who wants to show my house in 2 hours. I had to come home and get the cats out, put away water dishes, litterboxes, food bowls, and load up the car again with 3 of the cats and the dog to drive around in the rain for an hour.
This time, I used the washroom before I left.