Monday, November 15, 2010

Just Another Monday

I'm still feeling pretty rotten. I think I was sick this time last year. It's nothing earth shattering - just a cold, but it's certainly left me feeling less than my happy self.  So when I had an opportunity to go to the shelter this morning to rescue a black kitten, I decided to jump on it. Sometimes pretending like you're feeling well makes you feel better.  I'm happy to say "Falcor" is out of the shelter:

I ran across a cat that really tore at my heart strings. I wish I had brought a camera and took a video of this guy. His name is Teddy:
"Teddy" looks like a pretty friendly normal lookin' cat.  But I swear - I don't think his voice ever changed!  He sounds like a kitten!!!  It's the most endearing thing I've ever seen.   I kept hearing this frantic Mew that only a kitten could make but I couldn't find where the sound was coming from.  Until I walked up to Teddy's cage!  OMG...I love this guy!  He's such a sweet cat - already neutered too!  I'd probably want to name him "Wimpy"  :)

Then I met a very sweet guy named "Gill":
Gill only has half a tail!  He was literally sitting in front of his age with both paws casually hanging out of the bars.  What a character!! He looked like a prison inmate that was watching the action from his cell. 

Finally, the shelter has stopped euthanizing 3 times per week and is now on their winter Tuesday/Thursday euthanasia days.  It's a sign that things are slowing down and everybody can take a deep breath.  It's a time where some of the adults - like Teddy and Gill -  have a chance of getting out of the shelter that otherwise would've been put down. 

From now until after Christmas, I really feel the push to get as many adult cats out as I can.  I want them to have a home (even if it's temporary) for Christmas. 


susan said...

Beth, thank you so much for getting sweet little Falco out of the shelter today. He is such a cutie. At the moment he is full of beans and tearing around in the kitten. He has explored every toy there. I can imagine how good it must feel to room to run around and burn off some energy. Hope you get feeling better soon. Colds do make you feel miserable.

Deb said...

I'm with you on that one. Hope you feel better soon. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

House of the Discarded said...

Susan: As always, it was my pleasure! ((HUGS))

Kylie said...

Oh how sweet of you to adopt that little kitten. Just recently I adopted a rabbit and it is such a wonderful feeling to help provide a home for the homeless animals. Before I thought adopting a rabbit would only mean providing a rabbit hutch where she or he can stay, It is more that than. There is a connection between you and your adopted pet. That makes it very special. I know you also feel the same with your kitten right now.