I can't BELIEVE I forgot my camera today! It was one of those heartwarming, fuzzy feeling days when I pulled that sweet old lady Siamese from her cage. Then I walked over to the Mom and babies and sang my rescue song to them too. (I tried to sing my rescue song to the Siamese girl, but her Yeeeeowl drowned me out. Can't say that I blame her!)
My heart pulled a bit as I was easily able to pick up the Mom. Imagine. She was almost euthanized because she was thought to be feral. No doubt she's scared - but feral??? Naaaaah! I've already heard from the foster home that took the family, and the kittens are having a ball!
"Willow" went to a wonderful new Mommy. That sweet Siamese old lady was purrrring like crazy at the vets. She just *knew* she had a loving home waiting for her. I must've kissed her a hundred times. I had fur stuck to my lipstick.
I guess the biggest bonus was rescuing the black and white kitten that supposedly had lice. I took her to the vet and she now has a darling "lion's cut". Holy Moly, is she cute! Really...what could be cuter than a kitten with a lion's cut? The vet shaved her with a loud clipper and she just laid there purring and periodically rolling around. She looked so happy for the attention.
Yesterday was quite an ordeal as several organizations and individuals were trying to organize rescue for the Mom and babies, and Willow the Siamese. Once again, I was very aware that there are a lot of really nice people out there who DO care. I heard from rescues that I had never heard of before. They were smaller rescues, just like me, trying to make a difference with one little life at a time.
It felt good to be part of something big yesterday. Rescue can be very isolating. Sometimes you feel like you're the only one dealing with the day to day rescue challenges. I loved receiving the emails from the other rescues after I told everybody that the little family had been rescued...lots of "YESSSS!" "GOOD WORK!"
I think this blog helps me from feeling so isolated most of the time.
To start the weekend, here's a great Before and After picture of "Speckles" who was recently adopted directly from the shelter after his new Mommy drove more than 2 hours (one way) to take him home. He had spent 2 and half months in that place. Talk about being "isolated":
Have a great weekend all. As always, I appreciate your love, care and support.