Monday, May 02, 2011

Back To Business

For some reason, I've been having a terrible time catching up with all the things I need to do since the adoption event.  It seems like I'm taking one step forward towards getting caught up, and two steps back.  My days have become very long again, and I suppose that's my best barometer for kitten season:  Working 12+ hours per day. 

I spent Sunday doing paperwork, updating spreadsheets, and returning phone calls.  David seemed anxious to do some "marital bonding" since I was gone all day on Saturday.  What better place to do some marital bonding than Home Depot?  He was happy and entertained, and I could quietly return phone calls as he looked at wheel barrels. 

I'm starting to reach out for more help.  I just signed up my 45th foster home, and have an application pending for the 46th.   The foster parents that I have are simply amazing and I want to be sure I give everyone adequate support. 

I went back to the shelter today and rescued 3 more cats.  Two of our foster homes went to the shelter the day after the adoption event to rescue!  LOL  I'm still rescuing relatively conservatively.  The 12 week old kitten that I took today required an x-ray of her abdomen.  I knew she would need one, so will have to cover the expense.  I couldn't see letting her die at the shelter because of one simple little x-ray!  

Regardless, even though I have a little bit of money in the bank post-adoption event, I know how quickly it can be eaten up in vet bills by rescuing too many cats too soon. 

Sometimes that's easier said than done. 

I have to share a quickie story:  At the adoption event, an attractive woman came in with her 6 year old daughter.  Her daughter was equally lovely wearing a ballet outfit and tiara.   They casually looked in the cages and the mother threw a hand dismissively in the air, "Let's go Tiffany, these are just domestic cats."



Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

My friend has a name for those kind of women "shuman" meaning 'sub human', hubby calls them "stitch" for 'stupid bitch'. What the h#ll was she looking for, a tiger?

Karen said...

Oh dear Beth I know exactly the two you mean. I spent a lot of time with those two.... Perhaps they were "JUST" domestic people??? So many kitties got great homes that we probably should be grateful that those people did not take a kitty...

Yvonne said...

It must be bad of me because I adore people who declare themselves unsuitable as adopters so overtly. Saves spending much time with them and ensures that an adoption with them will never happen.

And "those" type need a cat that matches their decor.. til it changes and a new fad comes along then they toss that pet to the curb to get a new one.

As I said I adore when they are idiots up front ... saves trouble later..

House of the Discarded said...

Yvonne: I'm with you on that!


Random Felines said...

I would like to say I can't believe she said it, but we have all heard some strange things, haven't we? I agree with Yvonne - at least this idiot had the courtesy to id herself immediately. :)

Good luck with everything....