I'm happy to report that the strike that the City workers were faced with never manifested. Gratefully, they were able to work things out and were back on the job - business as usual.
I'm even HAPPIER to report that I am the proud rescuer of TWENTY-NINE cats today! I'm not sure what was more surprising - that I rescued 29 cats, or that they all fit in my little car! I contacted a fellow friend in rescue: Abbey Cats Adoptions who put a strain on their rescue to take so many. I called the director from the shelter and walked up and down the aisles with phone in hand. She started the "rescue juggle" - making deals with herself...."We're having an adoption event soon...cats adopted....foster homes....yada yada yada..." I knew the drill far too well.
But gosh. It felt good to rescue 29 little lives. Thanks to this rescue, the "vet day" tomorrow will be small.
It's so nice when two rescues can come together and work for the cats. Sometimes it doesn't work out so well. People lose focus and forget what kindness really is. I don't know why this happens, but it seems to happen more and more frequently.
Remember what Dylan Thomas said: "When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes."
Ahhh....what an important sentence. I know a couple of people that should tattoo that on their forehead.
After a really crummy weekend, I'm terribly stressed today. Will try to write more tomorrow when I've accomplished something for our own rescue. Until then, I have lots to do.