Monday, July 19, 2010

A Complicating Monday

I've had one of those days where I felt like I was salmon swimming upstream. You know the kind of day - the one where there's traffic where you didn't expect it, no toilet paper in the holder after you've sat down, and bad hair despite your best efforts. It wasn't a bad day - it was just exasperating.

I went to the shelter to specifically rescue Toby. His foster Mom asked for him for a variety of reasons:

So it shouldn't surprise me that shortly after I left the shelter to receive a phone call from Kim:

Kim: Beth!! We gave you the wrong cat! That wasn't Toby!

Me: (Stunned silence)

Kim: You rescued DONOVAN, so go ahead and bring him back (big pause)...if you want.

Me: You want me to bring him back to death row after I sang my rescue song to him and he's happy and safe now?

Kim: I don't want you to bring him back, but I know you didn't plan on rescuing him.

Needless to say, I didn't bring back Donovan. How could I?

But Toby is still at the shelter. I called the foster Mom and (God bless her) she said she'd take both cats if Toby got along with other cats. Fingers crossed that Toby is OK with other cats.

I also rescued a very handsome HUGE orange and white guy named "Luke":

Of course, Luke didn't fit properly in the cat carrier that I brought. So I had to borrow one from the shelter.

Again, it wasn't a bad day. It was just like walking uphill in the hot sun - a little sticky - but I was still moving and grateful to have legs.


Kea said...

Oh, that mix-up was Donovan's good fortune. Fingers crossed he gets on well with other cats, so he and Toby can go to the same foster home.

And hurrah for Luke! He certainly is a handsome, huge mancat!

Good for you, Beth. Lots of (((hugs))) and universal Light all round.

P.S. Never mind the bad hair...If it's still attached to your head, it's all good. :-)

Caroline said...

Hey Beth, do you think you should take your "rescue" song to Canadian Idol?

House of the Discarded said...

Caroline: Ha.Ha. EVERYBODY'S a comedian these days!! LOLOL

Deb said...

I read your post thinking it was a GREAT DAY. So happy for the 'wrong cat'. Obviously, he is meant to live and be a treasure to someone. You Rock, Beth!

SwSmartie said...

"I sang my rescue song to him and he's happy and safe now"

my favorite line of the entire post.