Friday, January 21, 2011

Being Optimistic

I don't know where to begin this blog post!  I've had so many wonderful things happen that I've been on Cloud 9 for two days.  Lots of adoptions, rescues and dealings with awesome people.  I keep waiting for that "Rescue Emotional Rollercoaster" to bottom out, but it doesn't seem to.  I remain completely happy and content about this rescue and it only seems to be getting better.

Remember Newton? This video from his new foster Mom speaks volumes (not to mention that it made me cry!)

I was telling Kim at the shelter that's it's strange that I rarely cry from sad stuff at the shelter, but have a tendency to cry over happy things - like this happy video of Newton.

I rescued Winkle this morning. What a sweet patient waiting for his rescue day. 

Yes, I sound a bit too optimistic right now.  I wish every day could be like this.  Thanks to the donations I've received, I have enough money to pay my vet bill this month.  My only area of procrastination is one of the most important and that is setting up my proper bookkeeping accounts.  I know how to do it...I just hate it and I'm sitting here on mounds of receipts waiting to go into QuikBooks.  God help me.  I've have found something more important to do each time I sit at the computer to work on "blogging" for instance.  Hahha.  "I think the dishwasher needs to be emptied."

I'm moving forward with great excitement.  The emails I've received from the readers of this blog have really kept me going and positive.  I've had a few "head banging on the desk" moments, but they've been very few and far between.  It ticks me off that I still feel so scared, but it's only week 3 of the rescue's infancy. 

Thank you all so much for taking this walk with me and holding my hand.  You have NO idea how much it's meant to me during moments of complete insecurity.


Allison at Novice Life said...

Stay Positive Beth! There is so much in rescue, as you know, that will drag you down! You are doing great work so suck in every little last positive thing that comes your way.

I love the video and I love that Newton's foster mom doesn't even blink an eye at him 'making biscuits' with his nails on her couch! LOVE IT!

Debbie said...

You can tell a true cat lover when you are filming them and the are kneeding with there claws picking your furniture!!!!
He looks soooo happy :)
Lucky him!!

Anonymous said...

Hurray for Winkle! I was worried people forgot about him over the holidays and that he had gone through all that pain of having his claws dug out for nothing. Thank goodness he has a chance at a new life. Well done, Beth!

Kristen said...

True Definition of a Cat Lover = Watching a new cat "rip rip" at a piece of furniture with his claws and giggling. :)

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

I hope that at those moments of insecurity you look around an realize how much good you are doing! Thank god for people like you who are doers not watchers.

TK and Squashies said...

YAY for Newton, he looks very contented in his new furrever home. And it's all because of you!
You are amazing.

Daisy said...

It is awesome to see Newton looking so relaxed and happy in his new home!

House of Carnivores said...

I found your blog, and am your newest follower! You are doing such good work for so many cats and people!

House of the Discarded said...

House of Carnivores: Welcome!!! Thank you so much for your kind words and appreciation. It's notes like yours that keep me going.


Oskar said...

You are doing such an amazing job!

Nubbin wiggles,

Anonymous said...

I love that vid of Newton, I think animals have so many wonderful traits...but what I love most is their ability to leave the bad memories behind and act like they have always been loved :)