Wednesday, November 09, 2011

6 Hours and $40.00 in Gasoline

I'm happy to report after 6 hours and 1/2 tank of gas later, 5 cats have been rescued and are now in their foster homes.  I'm exhausted and came home to 10 voicemails and more than 35 emails that still have to be promptly answered.  I've brewed a pot of coffee, put a fire in the fireplace and I'm good to go again.

I met with a young woman at the shelter who had rescued a pregnant Mom cat about 4 months ago.  The two remaining kittens are now 12 weeks and she was devastated that she couldn't keep them.  At one point, she actually changed her mind about letting me have them.  She drove out of the parking lot at the shelter, turned around and came back to find me.  She was in tears. 

We also rescued this sweet little pair:
I placed them with a new foster Mom.  Her face lit up as she saw them - like a girl on Christmas morning!  The resident cat was mildly interested.  I loved watching "Chewy" (the resident cat) awake with a lazy yawn   from a sound sleep, sniff the (now) empty cat carrier and muster some interest in the newcomers.  Cats are a riot.  You know that Chewy was probably THRILLED with some excitement in her day, but she wasn't about to let me know.

I also rescued a 4 week old FLUFFY FLUFFY FLUFFY dilute tortoiseshell kitten.  Oh. My. Gosh.  It was like something from a cartoon calendar.  Seriously...that little fluff-ball made me laugh just to look at her.  

The trip today involved delivering cats to 3 foster homes and 2 veterinary offices.  Looks like tomorrow is going to be more of the same.  But this time, I've asked a volunteer driver for help...Thank goodness for volunteer drivers.  Did I ever mention how much I appreciate the volunteer drivers?

Tomorrow is going to be another great rescue day.... :)


Deb said...

All wonderful. You're the best.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful. Those two little critters really are adorable!

I hope the woman with the momcat and kittens reads your blog, and knows that "her babies" are going to be well cared-for, and will find safe, loving homes. If she couldn't keep them, she did the right thing giving them to you.

BTW, this blog needs more pics. Always, more pics. :)

Anonymous said...

Beth....thanks for helping the lady with the 2 kittens. I appreciate your help with that...Dori

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

They all sound wonderful and so sweet!

Josie said...

You are great! I'm sure that the lady will eventually be happy with her decision. Maybe it's the thought that we sometimes think we're the "only ones" who can do right by an animal.

However, I can't wait to see pictures of the floofy dilute! I love torties!

Princess Jasmine said...

Sounds like you had a good day and that high will keep you going a bit longer with all your work at home. Lovely, lovely kitties. We hope they soon have a wonderful new forever home :)xx

Caroline said...

Great rescues!

Emsworth Girl said...

You can get more entertainment value for 40$. I think well worth it. Those are two lucky kittens. They'll get great homes.

Dave said...

As Chewie's keeper, I'm so glad to have those little munchkins. They're super sweet and very affectionate. Once Chewie gets over the initial change (it takes her a couple days to adjust), she's going to love and take care of them, just like all of the other tiny foster kittens I've helped get adopted. Thanks, Beth!