I had some time to visit my two new "friends" at the vet clinic today. "Tommy" and "Jet" definitely know their names and seemed nonplussed about their visitor: (Turn down the volume on your speakers - my voice seems extra annoying today!)
The rescue of this pair has really been a learning experience for me. I didn't think there was much about rescue that you could teach me, but this was new territory. This pair has officially been "sponsored" and will be traveling to Tennessee to a wonderful sounding cage-free rescue. They will be loved and kissed once again while the kind folks of the Tennessee rescue help them find a home in their "seniors for seniors" program. They will NOT be split up.
I did my best to find them a spot locally, but this rescue seemed to take on life of it's own and I believe it was meant to be. It was really exciting for me, but I have to admit that I haven't felt like a "rescue newbie" in a long time. I didn't realize how many "rescue wagons" there are out there with people transporting animals from kill shelters to safe places. For a moment, it took me out of my comfort zone, but once I did my homework, I found that these people are amazing!!
Sooooooo....that being said, when the time comes in the next week, I'm hoping to enlist the help of a volunteer driver to take this pair into the US/Michigan border to meet up with transport. (Yes, you'll need a passport to cross the border) If nobody steps forward, I'll certainly do it, but the exhaustion factor with all else going on starts to pile on me.
Thank you to all who gave my son well wishes after his car accident the other night. He's sore and bruised but alive. Looks like he's going to be taking the bus for a while, and that's OK by me.