It was a quiet Friday at the shelter. My plan was to rescue somebody for a new foster Mom. Her preference was a Mom and kittens, but I had heard the shelter didn't have any. (Always good news!)
Circumstances change quickly at a high volume shelter. There was now TWO Moms with nursing kittens that both arrived yesterday.
I ended up rescuing the world's cutest dilute calico Mom and her SIX equally adorable dilute calico kittens. What a gorgeous litter! If that wasn't cute enough - the babies (who are TWO weeks old) were all hissing at me! (Say, "Awwwwwwwwwww!")
I also left with a sick 8 week old kitten named "Madison". She's already cost the rescue $170 of our $175 adoption fee within minutes of leaving the shelter. I just couldn't leave her. Nor could anyone else who reads this blog. She's in my washroom upstairs meowing pitifully. I can hear my big 22 year old macho son talking babytalk to her as he's sitting on the washroom floor with her.
Kim was telling me a story today about an elderly woman walking up the main street in front of the shelter in a walker. On top of the walker was "Snoopy":
My heart sank. The woman was understandably distraught when she left Snoopy. I can't imagine what it was like for her to WALK using a WALKER with a cat on the top.
...and from the "Shameful Excuses to Dump a Cat" Department:
Skittles was left at the shelter because he "played too rough with the kids". No, he wasn't neutered:
David is playing Bridge all weekend at some geeky tournament in the city. His punishment for leaving me all weekend is me shopping - A LOT - Lucy Ricardo-style.
To end the busy week, I've taken a little video of "Madison" the 8 week old kitten I rescued this afternoon. She's a live-wire and skin and bones. Let's hope she continues to get better and this video makes you smile. Happy Friday!