Thursday, February 10, 2011

Vroooom...Here Goes the Rescue Emotional Rollercoaster!!

Jump on that Emotional Rescue Rollercoaster with me!  Heeeeeeeeerreeee we go:

After posting about the Mom and kittens yesterday, I'm THRILLED to say that I'm rescuing the entire little family tomorrow morning!!!   They are going to Abbey Cats Rescue and I know they'll be taken care of beautifully. 

To add to my bliss, a FOREVER HOME has come forward for Willow the 11 year old Siamese!!! There were so many wonderful people involved with this little old lady and I can't tell you how incredible it feels to be rescuing her tomorrow and placing her into a forever home.

Sliding downhill on the rollercoaster now....

I gave authorization this morning to our vet to euthanize "Boo".  We rescued little Boo last year on December 28th.  He was never healthy, and had been in and out of the vets for more than a month.  We did everything we could for him:  viral testing, x-rays, IV, and more IV....We never really knew what he died from.  But at the end his little body couldn't take any more and he gave up. 

The worst part was telling the sweet foster Mom.  She loved him and was back and forth to the vet a million different times.  She syringe fed him, loved him, wiped his chin.  After all that, it still wasn't enough.  Shit.

Going around the loop-da-loop...

My little Doodle was adopted two nights ago.  (Yes, again!) I completely loved this family and although I miss him horribly, I couldn't be happier for my little "Bug".  I have to admit, that I was secretly hoping it wouldn't work out.  In fact, I announced to David last night,  "IF Bug comes back...we're keeping him."  I crossed my arms over my chest and stood firm.  David *sniffed* cautiously.

So my hair is cut and my roots are covered.  I never really got to relax as my cell phone kept ringing during the entire appointment.  At least I feel better.  I'm ready to jump off the rollercoaster tonight and get a good night's sleep. 

Despite it all - I wouldn't want to be doing anything else. 


Kea said...

Fabulous news about the mom and her babies, and Willow and Doodle!

So sad about Boo, though....I know not every Being is meant to live for a long time, but it's hard nonetheless. I'm sure his foster mom's heart hurts very much right now. Please let her know I'm sending her hugs and Light. I'll light a candle at for them both.


Anonymous said...

So sorry for Boo. I know exactly how awful it is to lose a foster kitty. But at least he knew love, and was given a chance.

I'm so happy about the little family and SO happy about Willow! She really touched me (us). Congratulations on getting the word out successfully for all these sweeties.


Anonymous said...

The bad:
Very sad to hear about Boo but at least he was given a chance and he didn't die unloved and uncared for in a shelter. I know it's not much but that's what we told ourselves when Gene (Sam's brother) died. Still doesn't make the hurt go away though...much, much sympathy to the dedicated foster mom.

The good:
Happy doesn't describe how over the moon I am about Willow and the Little Family!! I'm *so* happy! I hadn't heard of Abbey Cats before but yay!! for them! I couldn't get them out of my head. I'm so happy Willow is getting her happy end at last :-)

Cindy, Bertie, Sammy, Malley and Batman.

Anonymous said...

I love hearing about your new roller coaster! I'm right here reading about all the adventures. You're the one cat blog I read faithfully!

Caroline said...

Yay! thank you to whoever is fostering Willow and the Momma and her babies! I look forward to sleeping tonight with that good news. Great job Beth, Im sure ya look fabulous as usual!