In conjunction with my latest "miracles DO come true", I'm thrilled to pieces to announce that a wonderful foster home stepped forward and offered to take our buddy "Newton":
Some days I walk into the shelter and I feel like such a loser, "I'm only taking one....what about the rest?" Today wasn't one of those days. Today, I felt like a hero when I walked in. Three staff members at different times approached me and asked, "Are you taking the grey and white guy?" "You know he's been very sad and having a difficult time in the cage..." "YAY! You're taking the grey and white guy!"
Funny. Some days I leave with 5+ cats and nobody says a word. But today it was all about Newton! Thank you Stacey for coming forward and giving this guy a home.
Recently, I've had several people ask me if I make a living doing a cat rescue. Imagine!! When I told them that I volunteer...oy...the LOOKS.
I called the Charities Directorate today. They must know me by a first name basis now. No, I don't have my charitable number, HOWEVER....since I'll be receiving my charity number in 2011, I can accept donations NOW in 2011 and give tax receipts once my number comes in. This was GREAT news for me and I was wondering why nobody mentioned that little tidbit during the millionth whiny call that I made to them.
Despite the ice on the roads, it was a banner rescue day for Newton. It's not that Newton is "that important", he's just one little guy that had been there since mid-October.
Heck....they're all "that important".