Friday, December 03, 2010

The Heart Knows What it Wants

"Now I've gone and dun it."   I've rescued the world's cutest orange and white guy with a very broken foot:

"Stoney" is only 4-5 months old and completely darling.  His poor little paw was swollen and he came into the shelter walking on 3 legs.  Poor baby was severely dehydrated, so he must've been "out there" for a while. 

So I let my heart rule and took a kitten that needs x-rays and treatment.  I couldn't let him sit there in pain when I HAVE an available foster home.  Argh.  Most rescues will wait to rescue a guy like this when they actually *HAVE* money.   But I've always lived my life like this;  When all my friends were waiting until they had money to start a family, I got pregnant on my honeymoon and figured it all out later.  Did it work?  YES!

Update from the vet, Friday 5:30 pm:  ALL of Stoney's toes are broken.  He's going to require surgery and plates will have to be put in to stabilize his feet.  Good Lord.  :(  

I found this little comic on Facebook this morning....thought I'd share:


I'm hopeful that the weekend will be uneventful. I spent much of last weekend doing rescue and was way too busy this week. I know of one special husband that needs some "marital bonding" (Not "Bondage"!!) and I'm hopeful for some Christmas shopping, dinner and a movie and time next to the fireplace...

I can only hope that it's so quiet :)

9 comments:

Allison at Novice Life said...

Awe - how could anyone refuse Stoney! What a lucky guy! Go Beth!

Anonymous said...

Well done for rescuing this guy! He'll have a happy, painfree Christmas thanks to you :-)

The little cartoon broke my heart quite a lot...I'm such a wimp when it comes to animals...

Cindy, B, S, O'M and B

Kristen said...

Aw good on you. I love the bit about getting pregnant on the honeymoon and it all working out:)

Have fun. Haha, bring out the leather chaps!!!! Ow oW!

Kea said...

Put a post about him on the Cat Blogosphere, Beth. Email KC (email on the main CB page). If you get your PayPal button on your blog (can put it on the web site when it's up and running), I think you would get at least a few donations.

Just a suggestion, to help with the fundraising.

Sparkle said...

I'm so happy you saved Stoney, but that poor little guy's toes! :-(

Have you considered putting up a ChipIn Widget for him? Even though you don't have non-profit status yet, I think some of your readers will be willing to help out.

Anonymous said...

So true, I'm willing to help out...please email details to
danielle@tspgraphics.com

We always take the ones, that we think needs us the most...it's amazing Stoney is going to have a home to recover in...and if feeling better probably will knock down a Christmas tree or two

Robyn said...

He truly is the most adorable orange and white kitty!! Definitely worth it!

Caroline said...

Great job Beth, you knew Stoney needed you!

Windy Wonder said...

Oh poor Stoney!!! This will definitely be an expensive vet bill.
Looks like Forever Home Rescue will be on my xmas list :)