I fear for a crazy kitten season this year with the early warm weather. Usually, this time of year we still have some snow on the ground, but today I was in short sleeves and bare feet. It ticks me off that I couldn't just enjoy the unseasonable warm weather, but I have to associate EVERYTHING with cat rescue:
1. Warm Weather in early Spring = Early Kitten Season
2. Frigid Weather in winter = Cats Freezing to death
3. Rain = I wonder if little homeless cats are dry and hovering under cars...cars...cars....what if they're hit by a car?
4. Heat wave = Do the homeless cats have cool water to drink?
Like so many rescuers, I guess I'm tuned in to this stuff more than the average person. It's been a long time since I was able to enjoy a cold winter night or a stormy warm summer rain.
I had a woman come in today to talk to me about "staging" my house for sale. Apparently, it's practically mandatory that your house looks like a model home in order for it to sell. This woman was NOT an animal person. She pointed briskly to the cat beds and scratching posts..."Go." "Go." "Go." Then she walked into my family room and saw the HUGE cat tree there and practically fell off her high heels. "THAT isn't staying, is it???" She walked into my bedroom and saw 5 cats asleep on my bed. I tried to tell her they were foster cats, but even *I* didn't sound very credible. :)
There was one pitiful lonely kitten left at Petsmart when I arrived today. I felt awful, as I was sure she had been adopted already! I should've brought her a friend. I don't like kittens to be alone at Petsmart. I held her for a long time. Every time I put her down she'd **HOWL***. Tomorrow, I'll bring a few friends for her. But for tonight, I'll wallow in guilt that we have a kitten without a friend at Petsmart. Damn.
Tomorrow is a rescue day and I'm looking forward to it. I'd like to slow down a bit this week, if I can. When clean towels sit in the dryer for 5 days and nobody folds them, I'm too busy. I like being occupied, but I really dislike a frantic pace. I don't *do* frantic very well.
I'll bring a camera tomorrow. :)