Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Tuesday Rainy Day Miscellany

It was a good day to be swamped with phone calls - dark and rainy.  We had adoption calls, post-adoption calls, surrender calls - you name it - we got it today.  It was hard to trudge out in the rain today to take my latest little rescued girl "Peachy" to her new foster home:
Her name at the shelter was "Almond".  *yuck*.  Although I don't think Peachy is much better!  She's 12 weeks old of sweetness! 

On the way back I received an urgent call from a foster Mom.  She had come home at lunch to discover one of her kittens was "flat" and sick.  The poor guy had a horrible reaction from a vaccination and had been on IV - the vet thought he was better and let him go home yesterday.  The kitten thought otherwise and became seriously ill again.  

I was nearby the foster Mom's house so I picked up the little guy who was wrapped in a lime green fuzzy blankie and drove to the vets.  Seriously...there aren't many things cuter than a black kitten in a lime green fuzzy blankie.  I glanced down at him in my arms and he looked so pitiful and sweet.  It's been a long time since I made a "scary drive" with a sick kitten in my arms.  I was all prepared for my explanation to the police officer that would end up pulling me over for speeding.  :)

Under the title, "The Reason Why I Do This", here's a BEFORE picture of "Snow White" at the shelter:
She was a sad, filthy girl....but there was hope when she was adopted on Saturday at our adoption event by a lovely young woman who fell in love with her.  She cradled Snow White like a baby and Snow White knew she had a Forever Home:

There's something about this picture that makes me cry.  Maybe she was just tired from the Adoption Event, but I think she knew she was *HOME*. 

There's no place like home....there's no place like home...there's no place like home.


peewee22 said...

I'm with you on Snow White's "after" picture. She looks ever-so-comfy and relaxed. Yeah

Daniela6968 said...

OMG, what a sweet picture of Snow White. Thank you for all you do.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Now, that's contentment. I'm worried, one of my fosters is very sick, at the vet, and I have jury duty tomorrow. I don't think sick kitties constitute a reason to get out of jury duty.

Deb said...

Oh, bless her little heart. You know I have a 'thing' for white cats so her after picture brings tears to my eyes. I love each and everyone but those white ones.....what can I say.

Random Felines said...

Yep - that is contentment. We hope the baby is doing ok - mom has made those drives before and thought the same thing...it would take a hard hearted police officer to give a ticket to a woman with a kitten in her arms while crying. :)

Allison at Novice Life said...

LOVE! How precious!

Anonymous said...

I just found out about your adoption event and I am very sorry I missed it. I have left a voicemail for you today as my daughter and I are looking to adopt 2 kittens. I do hope to hear back from you soon, Jennifer