My day didn't start out the way I had thought thanks to a Facebook message mixup. I'm always grateful for technology and easily aggravated when it doesn't work out the way I think it should. I remember the days when I would actually pick up the phone and call somebody to confirm an appointment. A land line phone call? Bah!
I picked up little Bonnie Blue at the vets and met up with her foster Mom at a local parking lot. I had an opportunity to wait for 10 minutes and took Bonnie out of her carrier. I wrapped her in a towel because holding her almost seems painful to her. (Maybe it's more painful to me) I've held some emaciated cats in my life - but NEVER have I EVER held a cat so gruesomely (is "gruesomely" a word?) thin.
From the neck up, Bonnie looks like every other cat that comes from the shelter. I held her in my arms wrapped in a towel. She didn't squirm away from me, but her eyes were as wide as saucers as she visually explored the world around her. Whenever she'd exhale, she'd purr the loudest purr! I scratched under her chin and she'd purr so happily. It must feel so good to be touched and loved.
Occasionally, Bonnie's eyes would meet mine as I coo'd to her. The look of gratitude filled her eyes. There's nothing else like that look. I've seen it so many times - it's what keeps me going. I could feel my eyes burn with tears. No matter what the outcome for this girl, I'm so grateful that we rescued her.
I just received a phone call from Dr. S. Unfortunately, my new foster girl Patty needed her eye removed. I have a feeling she'll be in far less pain now and ready to rock 'n' roll like most kittens in no time at all. I can hardly wait to get her home. For now...proper pain medication and antibiotics will give her a good start towards healing. It's been a long time since I've foster a little girl!! Wait until you see her - she's such a feminine looking kitten.
David surprised me with taking a few vacation days on Thursday and Friday. I'm going to leave my precious cats and dog with my sons, and pray they don't burn down the house. David and I are going to do something fun away from home for a few days.
Just a middle-aged couple going rogue as we head out down the highway....playin' some air guitar, fighting over the heater, speeding by "Free Kitten" signs....