There are some days where I feel like the term "When it Rains, it Pours" was made for me. I woke up as I usually do and it was like the Crap Gods decended on me!!
We spent more than $4500.00 on plumbing repairs a few days ago, only to wake up to a flooded basement AGAIN this morning. It was SO flooded that I couldn't get to my washer and dryer. I had a rescue to do today and I couldn't even get to the cat carriers.
Sadly, one of our kittens died after being attacked by a foster parent's dog. It was an awful situation and the kitten was leaving shortly for his Forever Home. I really don't want to go into this any further. It's very painful for all of those involved and nothing could've predicted or prevented it.
When a day starts out this badly, it doesn't take much to make even the little things feel like huge ordeals. You know the drill ....stubbing your toe, breaking your glasses, or bad hair.
On the "Good news" sector of the day, I'm happy to report that Animal Control cancelled the euthanasia day on Friday - the shelter was in good shape despite it being the end of June! (Say what???!!!) Lots of cats scheduled to be RESCUED today too! I used to report of the intense heat in the shelter during the summer, but am also happy to say that there are tons of HUGE fans and a portable air conditioner. The cats looked comfortable....as comfortable as discarded shelter cats can be. But that was a huge step in the right direction.
I rescued a darling kitten that had just arrived today. She's a feminine fluffy little blue/cream tortoiseshell. Gosh, she was sweet....
We also rescued "Tabitha" today:
I'm blessed with another friend who has continually watched my back despite some pretty rough recently obstacles.
Many thank you's to those that worked hard to make my life easier today - you know who you are. I really and truly appreciate it.
As I type this blog post, the plumber is busy working in the basement. My pocketbook will be a little emptier as a result, but my heart feels full with a great rescue and a leg up from friends.