The rescue received a call yesterday from a woman who has had a cat in her back yard for weeks. Honestly, I probably receive 3 or 4 of these kind of calls daily. But what inspired us to call her back was the fact that we have a volunteer who lives a few blocks from her AND this cat was dumped in the city where we rescue from the high-kill shelter. It was only a matter of time that she would be there anyway.
Our volunteer graciously called the woman back and went out to meet this cat. (Thank you, Shelley!) My faith in human nature is slowly being restored, because this cat was described as "very sweet" and she was just that - VERY sweet! The family had made a makeshift shelter for this girl out of a cardboard box, plastic garbage bags and blankets inside. They obviously tried very hard to make her comfortable. Our volunteer took her home where she's proven to be fine with other cats (bonus!) and seems very very happy to be inside:
We have a new one for the list: "Stupid Reason To Get Rid of Your Cat" . Ready? "It's not snuggly enough and it hurts my sons feelings when he tries to snuggle with the cat and the cat won't snuggle back with him."
I'm flabbergasted . Gratefully, I wasn't speechless when that EXACT stupid reason came across my desk a few days ago. Holy shit - stupid people.
We're finally winding down to the end of a ridiculously busy month. I think our volunteers are exhausted. (I know I am) I woke up this morning feeling that I was on the otherside of the flu bug, only to get dressed, and be completely exhausted after blow drying my hair. Obviously, my body disagrees with my recovery :)
Today is my 800th post. EIGHT-HUNDRED?!! It's hard to believe I've had enough to say to make 800 blog posts. Amazing that we "animal people" will read posts on cat poop and be able to relate. :)
Anyhooooo......Ann-Margaret, you're a fortunate girl and we're happy to find you a great home. Welcome, little girl. "Please don't be pregnant...please don't be pregnant...."