Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Mid-Week Update

I've been busy with rescue over the past few days. I've managed to get a total of 14 cats out yesterday and today. Before I pat myself on the back too much, I learned that two other volunteers from our rescue went into the shelter over the weekend while I was gone and rescued 27 cats!

This time of year, it's always quite a victory to rescue that many cats. The shelter is overflowing and despite the large number rescued more come in each day. I was so happy to rescue several cats today that had been in the shelter far longer than they should've been. Two of them went to their forever homes.

It's such a privilege to play "Stork". I took "Willie" an ornery 16 week old black and white kitten to his new home today near my house. The world's cutest 3 year old little girl answered the door. She was beaming. As I took Willie out of the crate, she declared his name was now "Gucci" and she would "wuv him forevah...and evah." I could've taken that little girl home with me.

The funny part about Willie is that while I was driving from the shelter, the little guy somehow got out of his cat carrier! All of a sudden he LEAPS on my shoulder from behind me! I must've screamed out loud, because he jumped a foot in the air too. The other cats I rescued were hissing from the surge of anxiety and excitement, while Willie climbed up on my dashboard and hung on for dear life. I pulled over and managed to get him back in his crate - (the little booger.)
"Willie" looking innocent

I've posted below a "before" and "after" picture of Bruno. You might remember him from prior posts. He has the cutest markings:
"Bruno" before...

"Bruno" who is obviously in distress because his Temptation Treats are late being served to him. The nerve of his new family!

I've been remiss in posting pictures and updating on my own foster cats. My own little guys are awesome and desperately need to get neutered. I don't know if it's them or my sons, but there feels like enough testosterone in the house to grow hair on MY chest.

It's time to get those boys snipped...

The cats. Not the kids.


Anonymous said...

I am so thrilled to hear that Willie was not only rescued but also has his forever home! This will be the best news ever for a friend of mine who was heart broken not to be able to 'save' him.
You are doing wonderful work - yes I do know you - from your previous rescue group.
Bless you for your continued loving and endless work to save these wonderful pets who bring such love to our lives.

RHz said...

I know the feeling of too much testosterone all too well myself. Aside from only one of 5 cats, I am the only female in the house. The other cats are all males. I have my husband and four brothers in the house, and both my dog and the foster are male. The parrot and the turtle are all males, too, and I'm currently debating on whether I want to add another kitty I have fallen for to the mix... and yep, he's male. I guess that's why I'm not afraid to get dirty and know how to change a flat, as well as do small home repairs? hahaha.

Glad to hear you had a nice rescue week this far.