Rescuing 11 kittens and one pregnant Mom today was the highlight of my week! As usual, I went into the shelter expecting to rescue 3 or 4 and left with 3 times more than I anticipated thanks to another rescue who came forward to help.
The pregnant Mom at the shelter was so sweet and seemed so desperate. She was HUGE and I could see in her eyes, "Please...I don't want to have my kittens here." What is it about motherhood of any species? Message understood. When I dropped her off at the foster Mom's home, the little Mama cat went to her new foster Mom and rubbed against her legs then came over to me.. *rub* *rub *chirp* *rub*. What gratitude! I felt like crying! Her eyes...the way she looked at both of us. It penetrated my soul.
The sun is out this afternoon for the first time in days and I'm slowly getting a second wind. David leaves for a geek-fest Canadian Championship Bridge Tournament. (Yes, there is such a thing!) He'll be gone a week and as much as I love that man, I'm happy to not have any particular agenda. Maybe I can get caught up in cat related work....or go wild and go to Wal-Mart at 10 pm! OOooo....cereal for dinner!!!!
I guarantee I won't be shaving my legs this week either.