Yesterday, I spent the better part of the day moving my 20 year old son BACK home after he had moved out 4 months ago. (yippee.) It's funny how life takes these turns. Kids leaving with a vow to never move back to the "old folks house". It was a horrible day moving already junky furniture in the freezing rain from his apartment, into our basement.
I admit that I was really relieved to get back to MY life today.
It's amazing the ingenuity that foster parents come up with regarding sick cats. We often get cats from the shelter with an Upper Respiratory Virus. One of the remedies I suggest to help with congestion is to put a cat for 20 minutes in a warm steamy room (shower runnning). It worked when my kids were little and it works for stuffy cats too. One of our foster Moms came up with a great idea to steam a stuffy cat with a warm air humidifier:
Skunk Girl has a name! Her new name is "Violet" and she looks like she's in heaven in her foster home:
But doesn't she look HAPPY?
Our other sad little boy "Ian" looks pretty happy with his situation too:
Tomorrow is a rescue day despite the shelter being closed. The staff still has to go in and feed/clean the animals. There are some cuties there and I'm anxious to get them out. I've been making phone calls today to see if I can secure foster space.
Today is the kind of day that I need to go back and read some of my happier blog posts and encouraging emails. I had to make a decision about a cat today that I wish somebody else could be responsible for. I'm very blessed to have foster parents that encourage me and keep me lifted despite it all.