Monday, May 24, 2010

Full Speed Ahead

It feels good to be home. I was greeted at the door yesterday by 3 of my cats and our dog Maggie who I'm sure thought we'd NEVER come home. As always, my 19 year old son did a great job looking after the gang. It's not easy - 3 cats take pills, and my foster kitten, Owen became very ill with a shelter cold while I was away.

As usual, Maggie shows us how upset she is that we left her by leaving 5 days worth of poop in the basement. Seriously, she must save it up. Waking up to that this morning, along with jet lag, was ... *cough*...lovely.

While I was away, I was voted onto the rescue's Executive Board. It's really a privilege to be part of the next step with this awesome rescue. But the emails....oy many more emails!

I never stopped watching the Shelter's website, and realized that kitten season came into full swing while I was away. I finally emailed Kim who told me that they had increased the euthanasia days from 2 days per week to 3 days per week. Unfortunately, it's no surprise to me - that's usually what happens this time of year. Now they're euthanizing the cats Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

I asked her if any other rescues had been at the shelter the week while I was away. She said, "No, Beth - nobody else came and it's been a sad, sad week." My heart sunk.

Tomorrow is a rescue day for me. My last load of vacation laundry is in the dryer, so there's no excuse to not get back in the swing of things right away. It's time to get to know the new cats that have arrived at the shelter while I was away. Unfortunately, this is the time of year where "getting to know the cats" is a luxury that has painful consequences for me. They aren't kept alive very long.

Kim is on vacation this week, so I'll be taking pictures for their website. If there are any cats that interest you and you'd like to save his/her life - please don't delay.

The vet came and euthanized a bunch of cats today - and it's a holiday. Heaven forbid he'd take a holiday.


Smartypants said...

Graham has just been brought to his new forever home and, while I'm happy for him, I miss him terribly! Pictures to come, according to his adoptive mom. I am really happy the timing has coincided with your first rescue back, and can't wait to meet whoever you choose to come and hang out with Marve next!

House of the Discarded said...

Yay for Graham!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ian said...

congratulations on your new position with the rescue! I agree - it is an awesome group (and has brought lots of pleasure into my life!)