Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Declaration

Kitten season may have been here for the past couple of weeks, but I feel as if I can officially declare Kitten Season's arrival when I'm stressed out of my mind.

It's been nothing but emails about food, diarrhea, runny eyes, prolapsed rectums and adorable kitten pictures.  This morning, I  sent an email  "How's the poop situation?" that was supposed to go to foster parent "Edith" - instead it went to my banker "Elaine".  (Damn those drop down email menus!)  I'm dreading the Monday morning phone call from her. (The banker, that is)

Within several days our "inventory" of cats doubled as kittens have arrived into foster homes ready to love them through adoption.  There are kittens arriving under staircases, sheds and in barns.  This time of year we have lots of space, but I know in a few short months, adoptions will slow down to a trickle in the warm summer months.

Black kittens that aren't adopted at the young, tiny "cute" stage will become teenagers in our program and be in foster care through Christmas.  Adopters will be begging for the calicos and orange kittens.  Those who do rescue know that I'm right.

My usual anal organized "Beth" has been replaced with a more scattered version of "Beth", as I'm figuring out who still needs vaccinated, dewormed, or bottlefed.  I'm glad David's out of town right now as I'm really fighting the urge to tear out my hair.  :)

Yep.  Kitten Season is here.  Again.


Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog for a while now and I look forward to each and every one of them, no matter how sad or crazy or happy they are.

You are an awesome person, and what you are doing for these kitties is wonderful. Please don't ever stop doing what you're doing, they need you!! And I bet you're still an awesome person, even when you are tearing your hair out :)).

I know you will make it through it all, sick babies, open houses, and adoption homes that don't work out. You have that "gotta get it done" attitude that is an inspiration for everyone!!

House of the Discarded said...

Anonymous: Thank you! I needed that!


Random Felines said...

yep - we have seen it here too. kittens everywhere - and adult adoptions slow as everyone waits for kittens. so we do the best we can for those we can.... keep up the good work!!

Emsworth Girl said...

ok the poop situation to banker email had me laughing ..

Beth you rock!

at least you did not ask about her prolapsed rectums!!!

Anonymous said...

Wondering what happened to Josh - he was on hold for a long time and his picture is gone. Is he ok? Thanks

Harpurr's Mom

House of the Discarded said...

Harpurr's Mom: Thanks for asking about Josh! His foster Mom adopted him. Love it that he was already in his Forever Home!