Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Rainy Days and Tuesdays

Many thank you's for the emails and understanding of my meltdown yesterday. 

Tomorrow is a rescue day which usually lifts my spirits.  I'm going to try to NOT listen to Christmas music on the way to the shelter.  What is it about listening to Christmas songs that really make the trek to the shelter even more painful?  I remember feeling this way last year too. 

I've had so many wonderful rescue stories to tell lately, but haven't been able to sit down and write them out.  I think that comes with stress which has been overwhelming the past few days. 

With the rescue scheduled to go into TWO Petsmarts in January, I'm going to need a few more temporary foster homes willing to quarantine cats and kittens to go into stores.  Sadly, it's right at Christmas which means a little extra begging.  When has it ever been beneath me to beg?  :)

(I think I felt my face crack when I smiled a moment ago) 

If you follow the shelter website, you may have noticed a big ol' Maine Coon on their site named "Odin":

It was an exciting day when I heard that the sister of one of our (fabulous) volunteer drivers was interested in adopting him.  Unfortunately, as we all know, life gets in the way and she had to cancel the possibility of adopting Odin.  It was the 11th hour for Odin, and I was surprised to find that he was still alive when I walked into the shelter the next morning!  That was all Kelly (our volunteer driver) needed to go into action and find a home for this sweet fluffy guy.  I'm happy to report that we rescued Odin and is now living an incredible life with a Forever Home.  It was a scary couple of days, because Odin would've been killed the following vet day.  (In fact, I still can't figure out how he managed to remain alive)

I can't imagine a world without Odin.   I'm so grateful that he's still with us and happy.  I wish they could all live a life like that. 

Pizza delivery will be arriving in a few minutes.  Things are starting to look up.


House of Mystery said...

A early christmas gift for Odin... nah.. A early christmas gift from Odin... To his Furrever people.

Anonymous said...

Odin is a Norse God and is known for his magical powers and trickery Thank goodness he was able to use his magical powers to make his way out of the shelter . Now he will have the opportunity to use some of his many powers to make his new family delighted with him.... By the way we have a "grand dog" named Odin and he has also used his magical powers on us..he has us wrapped right around his little paw LOL.
This is wonderful news Beth...makes me so happy to hear this.... Love Gail

Amy said...

temporary home? Ask and ye shall receive....all you have to do is ask, my lady :)