Monday, June 15, 2009

Post-Holiday Thoughts

I'm always a little disappointed when I go on holidays and don't get a "cat fix" while I'm away. When I go to these little towns, I sort of half-heartedly expect to see a cat sitting on a counter at an antique store or a gift shop. But I was jonesin' to kiss a cat when I returned and my little gang at home was just the ticket!

When I'm in another province or state I always seek out a local cat rescue and make a small donation to them. I remember a lady from Denver, Colorado did that for me years ago and I thought it was such a neat idea, I decided to incorporate that into my holidays. I found a nice sounding rescue in Summerland, BC called CritterAid. I love hearing how other rescues operate and vice versa.

As always, I came home to a variety of emails from foster homes and prior adopters. I thought you might enjoy a smidgen of what my Inbox looked like when I returned. If you see your own email in there - don't be offended - It's listed in here in fun and admiration for what you do. I've changed the cat name to "Fluffy" to protect the anonymity of the cat. *wink*

"Fluffy's poop is REALLY green - mutant green....should I be worried"

"It really hurts when a foster cat is adopted....when can I rescue another one?"

" Two days of kitty kisses, hugs, cuddling, spooning and belly rubs with the new love of my life...." (Post adoption email)

"Beth....apparently very rude...after a Craiglist response...." (Note from Beth: *snicker*)

"Fluffy puked up a bunch of shit. I don't know what it is, so I'm sending a picture."

"Do you know anybody that can bottlefeed a litter of 8 kittens?"

And my personal favourite:

"The cat's farts smell like asparagus. We don't have any in the house. Why do you think his toots smell like that?"

I couldn't make these up if I tried.

It's good to be home. :)


Anonymous said...

Add this request to the list - do you know of somewhere that I can cheap spay and neuters done?

My friend lives in an area with lots of stray cats who, of course, are having litter after litter of kittens. Maybe it's stupid to feel responsible, but I do. I'd like to trap, spay/neuter and release them, but I can't afford to pay for it all out of pocket, especially at full cost for approximately six cats.

Is there a rescue group I can hook up with that does trap-sterilize-release that will at least help cover the costs or who can lead me to a vet who does the procedure cheaply?


Anonymous said...

lol thanks for the chuckles Beth!

RHz said...

Glad you got to rest and are in the mood for a kitteh fix now. Loved the last email and the Craigslist email (I get those ones, too hahaha).

Anonymous said...

Ah comeon, you gotta post the puke pic - that's awesome!!

Thank Beth - this made me laugh out loud!!


House of the Discarded said...

Simone: Yes!! Please email me and I'll give you the scoop. :)