Wow! Since yesterday's post, I've been receiving a TON of email from enlightened adopters and "cat-people" who have been having situations with their cat like I described yesterday. I'm so glad I shared that and maybe it'll help you resolve some issues you've had with your pets.
We were supposed to be snowed in today. Stupid Environment Canada - we had some rain and I had MAJOR plans to stay in my jammies today and finish our rescue's Charity tax return. I keep looking at it, sighing, opening Quickbooks, sighing again and putting it all back. I can do the return - I've done a charities' return before but it's brutal and I'm not looking forward to it.
Speaking of charities' returns, I was looking on Craigslist in the Pets section yesterday and was shocked to see that The Organization for the Rescue of Animals (ORA) has had their Charities Licence revoked. They've been such a huge public advocate regarding the high-kill shelter. How on earth can they ask for donations with a charity number and not be able to provide tax receipts? I guess only the animals suffer.
Maybe I don't know what I'm talking about. I do know that I worked like hell to get my charity status and you'd better be sure that I'm going to do whatever I can to keep it. It was just too hard to get the damn thing.
On a happy note...in October, I wrote a dedication to a couple of special rescuers and an even more special Mom cat and her 8 kittens. If you missed it, I encourage you to read about it Here. I'm THRILLED to announce that the Mom "Jolie" was adopted last night! It was an amazing ending to her very sad story. This little cat battled ringworm, a roden ulcer and paralyzing URI. Her new parents are thrilled to pieces with her as we've already had an email:
"Dear Beth & Kim (Note from Beth: Kim was Jolie's foster Mom
Just wanted to reach out and send you both a great big thanks to you both for such an excellent experience adopting Jolie. The dealings with both of you was beyond great and a pleasure to do so. It would also be my pleasure to recommend Forever Home Cat Rescue to anyone interested in adopting a cat. As for Jolie, she has spent her first night here and sure is a happy little camper J She seems to already be settling in well and enjoying all the new adventuresome places in her/our home. She is eating and drinking well, playing with toys and having a ball. I have taken the day as a work from home day to keep an eye on her and make sure her first day goes well and she’s not alone."
OMG! He stayed home from work today to be with her! I love this couple :)
I've declared this to be a quiet weekend, but that's usually when it's going to be busy. I think I'm ready for "busy". (Did I just say that?)
Happy Friday all!