This is my last post for 2010. It's hard to believe that I've been writing this blog for three years now! I'm always surprised when somebody says that they read my blog. "Really?"
I'm still in Seattle until Sunday. I wish I could turn off my rescue mentality for a vacation, but I haven't been able to do so. My Mom has a neighbour who recently adopted two sister cats from a local rescue: "Beth, do you want to meet her?" ("No, but I would love to meet the cats!")
The neighbour was wonderful. She had adopted two unimportant looking tabby sisters who were the casualties of domestic violence in the house and left to give birth to their kittens in a storage shed in the backyard. They were the fortunate ones. A rescue came forward to take them, and this couple wanted to adopt a pair of cats. One of the sisters is extremely skittish and the other friendly. Bless these people for taking both cats - the skittish one wouldn't have much of a chance without her sister.
My friend and volunteer web designer showed me the new Forever Home Cat Rescue website he has been working on. It's 95% finished and looks amazing! I can hardly wait to launch it when I get back. As I looked through the pages, I felt the goosebumps rise on my arms.
While I've been away, the rescue has had two more adoptions and 5 (maybe six!) rescues! Things are percolating along as they should be, and I am excited about the future.
I still remain in "scared to death" mode, but feel SO incredibly humbled by the volunteers who came forward to join me on this new page of my life. I guess it's not just a new page in MY life, but their lives and the lives of the little felines that rely on us for help too.
Happiest of New Years to all of you. Thank you for your love, care and support. 2011 will be another year of rollercoaster rides in rescue - hop on, and enjoy the ride with me.