Tuesday, November 08, 2011

The High Cycle Cometh

I'm finally feeling back on my game.  I believe we all have high and low cycles...or whatever you want to call them.  You can have a bad few days, but never fear - a few good days are always right around the corner. 
Some of our foster parents are battling some tough situations both with their cats and their personal lives.  Watching and helping them gives me strength too.  I've put my energy in positive things and it's paying off.  No more obsessing over my ex-husband's Facebook page, or his young wife (with new boobs! Argh!). 

Tomorrow is another rescue day for us.  We have several new excited foster parents on our books and their enthusiasm is contagious.  For the first time in a long time, I'm taking several older kittens from the public.  I've made it no secret that I really don't like taking cats from the public, but this young woman took in a stray Mom cat and needs some help.  Fortunately, we have the space (for the moment) and these two kittens have been socialized with children....a bonus!   As always, I hope they are what she says they are - "Friendly", or I will have to turn her down.  Lordie, I hate turning people down.

I'm also going back to the shelter tomorrow.  The shelter has sent "Noah" back out to the vets for blood in his urine:
This guy is 25+  pounds of Norwegian Forest Cat handsome and sweet!  I really want to rescue him now, but I might as well let the city pay for his immediate medical care and let me know what's going on.  It'll probably save our rescue $300+ in medical costs.  I hate that he's there and scared, but it's the right thing to do for now. 
Tomorrow, I have a few others to rescue from the shelter, along with taking the 2 from the public.  I have to drive them to their foster homes about an hour away.  It's going to be a busy day and will start EARLY.  I'm trying to prep for a big adoption event this weekend and will need every ounce of my renewed sense of positive thinking to keep organized and not get frantic with all there is to do.

Serenity now..... :)


~*Connie*~ said...

I love Noah!! Please keep us updated on him.

Anonymous said...

Good for you Beth stay away from the toxic thoughts...not good for you anyway and nothing you can change, lol, much as you'd like to !
Hurray for renewed positive thinking...and praying for Noah's rescue too,
Hoping we can help you win on the animal shelter page...had my group voting for you all month....hope we can help FHCR win a cash prize. any help with the voting would be helpful. Could come in handy for vet bills..and if anyone is in a quandary for what to get that difficult to buy for person..the family has decided to send FHCR a donation in their name for Christmas !
Keep up the good work and positive thoughts Beth..we need more kitties in furrever homes for Christmas ...love Gail

House of the Discarded said...

Gail: SOOO awesome! Thank you!!!


Anonymous said...

Noah's a stunner. I hope he eventually gets a clean bill of health.

Josie said...

Well, I think you are awesome...and would rather do what you do than get a new pair of boobs :) YOU inspire me!

House of the Discarded said...

Josie: **HUGS**


Caroline said...

Ignore your ex-husband's FB page, without him you may not have met David and you wouldn't have your daughter, so it was a good thing in the long run and rescuing cats is so much more important than getting new boobs!

Random Felines said...

Ah yes....the rescue rollercoaster. :) Been there, ridden that....

I often say that this is the reason it is so important to know other rescue people - the average person doesn't always understand. Like my parents can try to sympathize, but they don't understand like my friends that volunteer and rescue.

Good luck today!!