Thank you for all the well-wishes of great-grandparenthood! It's certainly not where I had planned to be at 49 years old, but I'm madly in love with this baby and am thrilled that the little man is part of the family. I can only hope he's not allergic to cats so he can come visit often. :)
I've fought the blues over the past week and have found that as the adoption calls are becoming more regular, my mood has also lifted! I was supposed to have major surgery this Wednesday, but I postponed it for a few reasons, but mainly because I just couldn't face being "down" for several weeks. There's just too much to do and lots of people and cats counting on me.
I had my first foster parent leave in a huff a few weeks ago. Normally, I wouldn't mention it, except when she left she also stiffed me for an adoption fee and accused me of all kinds of horse crap. Who takes adoption money from a cat rescue? What's next - stealing the poppy money from the veterans? I knew I was in trouble with this gal from the get-go. Next time, I'll let my intuition be my guide. David said, "If you got rid of her for the cost of an adoption fee, count your blessings." I love that man .
We have such an awesome group of loving, wonderful, and supportive foster parents now - I couldn't be happier.
It was an exciting day to meet a foster Mom at the shelter today. It's her birthday today and she couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than to rescue a couple of cats. (And she did!) She rescued a fluffy black and white 8 week old kitten (rowdy little monkey), and a completely docile, sweet orange 4-5 month old kitten. Loved helping her choose!
The "vet day" was cancelled again! (Say what????!!!) I'm over-the-moon happy that it's going towards the end of July and the shelter isn't as crowded as it usually would be this time of year. Each room has a HUGE fan blowing in it and the cats seem relatively comfortable despite the heat.
I have a new favourite at the shelter named "Ralphie":
I feel like I'm back in the swing of things again. My lack of passion lately is part of the "Rescue Rollercoaster". But my passion for rescue is slowly coming back although I still have another month and a half of slower adoptions. I need to accept the fact that there will be weeks (and months) like this. Allowing ignorant people to get me down isn't a good plan either.
But hey...I'm human, right?