Monday, September 12, 2011

Exhausted and Proud!

My desk looks like a war zone.  Honestly, I haven't been this far behind on admin work in months!  Fortunately, it was all worthwhile as our weekend adoption event at Petsmart last weekend was a HUGE success.  We had SEVENTEEN adoptions for the weekend and were left with 4 sweet kittens left in their cages this morning. 

Needless to say, I was out rescuing again this morning to "replenish" supply.  :)  Err...should I say "one of our dedicated volunteers was rescuing today".  *I* was setting things in place for our placement in a local Pet-Valu tomorrow!  We have two really cute kittens going into a large ferrett cage tomorrow.   I hope the store manager there is pleased.

Speaking of "Dedicated Volunteers", this blog post wouldn't be worth a damn unless I recognized several of our volunteers who went over and beyond the call of duty for the adoption weekend.  I've never seen an event go off with more pizzazz, class and excitement.  Two of our volunteers showed up for ALL THREE DAYS, scooping poop, cleaning cages, doing adoptions and organizing.  I basically just had to show up on Friday and Sunday.  (Saturday, I was trying to stay married and delivering a cat in the city to his new home!) 

Running a classy event is a tricky operation.  I was witness to a "not-so-classy" adoption event this weekend and I'm beaming with pride for our little group.  "Y'all made us look GOOOOD!"

I'm looking forward to things slowing down for me a little bit.  I took two kittens to the vets this afternoon for vaccinations and exams and ended up falling asleep in the chair in his waiting room!  My head kept bobbing up and down.  I must've looked ridiculous.  Hahahhaa!

Time to start dinner and I'm sitting here wondering if I'm better off ordering a pizza.  Nah...I did that yesterday.  Chinese delivery, perhaps?


Sparkle said...

I saw your update on Facebook yesterday - 17 adoptions!! Woo-hoo!! That is SO great! Congra Rats to you for a very successful event!

House of Carnivores said...

Congratulations on your 17 adoptions! That's so many little lives saved, plus the ones that will be saved to fill their places. :) I love hearing stories like this and you've just made my day.

Random Felines said...

OMC - 17 adoptions is AWESOME!!! We say delivery and a celebratory nap is in order!!

Shannon said...

Wow, 17 is fantastic! I noticed that my lovely Strawberry got adopted. I've had my eye on her since the start, but someone else welcomed her into their home, and I'm happy about that. I haven't been able to adopt a cat yet at this point in my life, but the time will come when I'm able. Have you seen Bean the snowshoe and LouLou the grey tabby @ HAC? They're adorbs!

hmacross said...

Congrats on a successful weekend.

Over 17,000 animals in North America found a home through Petsmart adoptions this past weekend?