Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Good For the Soul

It was a great birthday yesterday despite the fact that I turned 49.  Geez.  49 years old.   

I went to the shelter this morning and rescued the little pregnant Mom cats!  We found a driver and it was a great rescue day.  Many thank you's to those who contacted me and offered to make the trek to the shelter and deliver the cats.  Believe me - I'm going to be calling you over the next few weeks for help!

That little orange girl is ready to *pop* glad that they're safe.  This same rescue offered to take another pregnant girl, but she was euthanized yesterday.  God, how I hate when that happens and I have to tell the rescue that the cat that they wanted to save is now dead. 

I also rescued this handsome redhead for my own rescue:
He's an 8 month old love sponge and not doing well in a shelter cage.  He's got a foster home and he's at the vet being neutered as I type.  I've decided to name him "Dylan"...somehow it suits him and I think he approves.

Somebody asked me recently how my latest little foster "Max" is doing:

Max has turned into the sweetest little lovechop!  (Yes, I know I always say that!)  He's my little computer buddy and is never too far away from me.  As in the picture, he sits in my computer chair and I've almost squashed him several times.  It's funny how the foster cats quickly get used to the family routine.  I can sing my little dinner song (don't ask!) and he comes running, and meowing like the rest. 
I'm still sick but at least feel like I'm accomplishing something.  Certainly, I'm not as grumpy as I was yesterday.  Maybe there's hope for my recovery afterall! 

Besides, it's hard to be grumpy when you're looking at these sweet little furry faces...that'll heal anything!


Kea said...

In another 10, 20, or 30 years, Beth, you'll be wishing you were turning 49. LOL. And I'm not far behind you, I'll be 47 next month.

Hurrah for the two pregnant cats! I'm thrilled they've been rescued, and so happy for Dylan too!

Caroline said...

Great that the 2 preggie cats got transported, thanks to all involved.

Christine Gittings said...

sorry to ask for clarification on this .... but did both of the pregnant cats get rescued or was the pregnant Mum who was euthanized one of these?....Regardless, why would they have to rescue a pregnant cat?......
why? why? why?

House of the Discarded said...

Hey Christine: I rescued TWO pregnant cats that came in together.
There was a third pregnant cat the rescue was interested in helping - she was the one that was euthanized.

It's all so sad!

Christine Gittings said...

The last sentence in my earlier post should have said, why did they need to euthanize a pregnant cat? Of course they need to rescued!

I'm so glad to hear that you were able to get the two soon to be mums out of there. Hopefully these Mums and their kittens will never ever again in their lives know how horrid some humans can be.

House of Carnivores said...

I'm so glad that they got rescued... I think it's horrible that someone would dump off cats just because they got pregnant. Ever heard of spay surgery, you cheap, lazy err... jerks? (Must not swear on other blogs.)

Anyway, I'm thrilled that they can have their babies in a safe place.

And Dylan too... what a beautiful cat!

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