Thursday, November 19, 2009

A United Front

I had to take two of my own cats to the vets today and ran into a woman who is on the board from my Former Rescue . The conversation went something like this:

ME: HEY you! Good to see you!!!! (Enthusiastic smile)

HER: Hello.

ME: How the heck are ya??? How's the family?? (Bigger smile)

HER: fine, thanks. (Brrrrr....)

I tried engaging her while the vet was dealing with a difficult cat. Nada. Negatory.


I don't have time for this shit stuff. Be a grown up or go home. We're all trying to save some cats. I've heard of this kind of thing with other animal rescues. "So-and-so doesn't like so-and-so. Holy crap....what grade are we in?" Grade 3? Grade 6?

One thing I've learned is that the rescue world is a small world. The Golden Rule applies here too. We're doing the same thing for the same purpose, so stop behaving like an idiot.

(Insert ***Deep Breath*** Here)

Things at the shelter are OK. I can't figure out why there are still so many kittens coming in. I had a lady contact me about adopting two orange kittens she saw on Kim's website:

I called her immediately. I had already planned on bringing the little black one home with me. I would just tell David *something*. I was already planning on telling him to suck it up. There was no way I would let the little black one stay there by himself!!

She had already stopped at Petsmart and adopted 2 orange kittens from the SPCA. The adoption fee was $120.00 which didn't include their spay or neuter. She sounded so nice.

I'm happy for the SPCA adopting their two little orange ones. Yes, I'm going to be happy for them. They needed a home too.

I'm going to fake it through and smile, because that's what adults do.


Anonymous said...

LOL Being a former foster Mom from that rescue. I am NOT surprised, it is like dealing with the children in Romper Room, at least in Romper Room they taught manners. I'm surprised the cats off of craigs list needed vet care ;)

Anonymous said...

I did rescue work for a different rescue. When I "retired" and ended up seeing some of the old rescue gang I got the same reception. Like I was saving cats before and because I left, I must be killing them or something now. God, these people drive me nuts too...I think this is where the term "Crazy Cat Lady" comes from.

Anonymous said...

It was extremely interesting for me to read that blog. Thanx for it. I like such topics and anything that is connected to them. I definitely want to read a bit more soon.

Anonymous said...

I used to foster for "the former rescue" too. When you left it was like dealing with a bunch of kids. You were the only professional one in the bunch, Beth. It was a big loss for them when you left.

RHz said...

I volunteer/rescue for both a dog rescue and a cat rescue (well, I kind of "run" the cat rescue with the founder), and I HATE the immaturity of people. Yes, we are all in this for the same goal, grow up or shut up!

The cat rescue is being "willed" to me, as well as the land the shelter is on, and the lady's home. I really hope I have more patience by the time she passes, but I highly doubt it.

Caroline said...

Poor David, you have him so well trained! Today I was playing with 2 orange cuties at the other cat rescue I volunteer for, such monkeys those red heads! Glad you're taking the black one. Do you still have Zack?