Monday, March 28, 2011

The Monday Blues

Why do I feel so guilty that I'm hobbling around the house like a 90 year old lady?  I'm still managing to do all the things that I normally do albeit slower.  The emails of sympathy and other stories of broken tailbones have been coming in to make me feel less embarrassed that I'm so clumsy.  I had a friend that told everybody she knew that broke her leg skiing.  The truth?  She slipped in a pile of vomit in a grocery store parking lot. 

Suddenly, I'm feeling less embarrassed. 

Today was the first Monday in quite some time that I didn't go to the shelter.  Unfortunately, I've had quite a few foster homes wanting to take a break lately, so I'm trying to assess where cats are going etc so that I don't end up juggling too much at once. 

There was a mix up at one of our veterinary offices.  I thought I had a small CREDIT balance when in fact I owe $3000.00.  I guess "mix up" is an understatement, and I feel sick to my stomach.  We have the money to pay the bill, but that took most of my "kitten season" cushion.  We'll be ok - but fundraising has to become paramount - and quickly.  It's politically incorrect to say that animal rescue is a "business". I'm sure there are many who would disagree with me, but if you've ever worked the admin on a rescue, you'd know without a doubt that this IS a business.

The hard part is knowing when to hang up your business hat and become a rescuer again.  :)

4 comments:

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

But animal rescue is a business, the business of saving lives, and like any other business there are expenses. Sometimes very expensive expenses. I have no problem asking for money when it comes to my favorite rescues, I'm a shameless beggar for the animals.

Lory and Co. said...

No need to feel embarrassed, I throw my back out at least once a year simply by sneezing!

I feel guilty for being one of the foster parents needing a break...but for good reason! Cozette needs to bask in officially being adopted into our family :)

House of the Discarded said...

Lory: YAY for Cozette!!!!!

Yvonne said...

Being on the board of a rescue I'm learning its a juggling act. Rescue, fundraising, volunteers, time for life outside the rescue.

You can't rescue every cat but you can do the best you can by those you rescue.