Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Trying To Do *Something*

This is day #4 of some kind of viral/flu thing that has really kept me flat. The weather has been gorgeous and I haven't managed to go outside the front door except to get the mail. I haven't been sick enough to stay in bed all day, but sick enough to be productive for about 30-45 minutes at a time. The breakfast dishes can wait.

However, rescue can't stop completely because I'm sick. I decided to post on Craigslist with some pictures of the shelter's most urgent. I wasn't asking for foster homes, but was hopeful to get qualified adopters from the ad.

I've received an email from a VERY nice sounding man interested in "Charleston":

It's hard to get people to fully understand that this is a city pound and there are NO public adoptions. Cats come in - but they don't come out unless they are claimed by their owner or rescued. The local SPCA takes a few, but they're in some kind of political drama over there and have stopped rescuing cats. Charleston has been there a long time and I really want him to find a nice home. He's such a lovey-dovey boy. :)

I found a fabulous statement on somebody else's blog from poet & musician Gil Scott-Heron, "Nobody can do everything, but everybody can do something..."

That's my mantra for the day. I'm going to repeat that every morning when I wake up. Maybe I can make a difference - even when I'm sick.

5 comments:

Julie said...

Fingers are crossed for Charleston!!! Next cat I get is going to be black, and his name will be Bast (after the egyptian god kitty Basta!), arent all cats worthy of royalty?

Anonymous said...

Beth, I would love to foster Malcolm or Charleston or one of the other cats marked urgent, but I'm not available to do so until April 1st. Don't know if this will help but I'll contact TCR and see if they can at least be placed temporarily until then.
Carolum

Anonymous said...

Beth,
I would like to foster Malcolm, Charleston or one other needy cat. I'm not available to do so until April 1. I'll contact TCR & see what they say.
Carolyn

House of the Discarded said...

Caroline: OMG!!! That would be awesome!!

-B

Anonymous said...

Beth I too worry about Charleston. I could foster him right away, but as you know I have several adults. I could most definitely foster until April 1st providing TCR can get vet bills taken care of. Ken Wood