Thursday, April 19, 2012

Happier Thursday!

I've had two rescue days in a row!  I'm not sure how I'm managing the house showings AND the trips to the shelter, but so far despite the hectic schedule, I'm hanging in there.  Truthfully, I have to give credit to our volunteers who are picking up the slack.  We have one volunteer that I can call and say, "PLEASE call these three people back...." so there's no delay in people getting returned phone calls. 

Yesterday, I rescued a very cute little girl named "Tilt" who has a permanent head tilt.  She's been to the vet and has a healed massive ear infection.  Poor girl must've been in quite a bit of pain at some point.  The shelter took beautiful care of her for almost a month.  The (other) shelter would've just killed her rather than spending the money:

While at the shelter yesterday, I fell in love with a pair of sisters and vowed to come back and get them out today.  I couldn't resist taking a video of them:



Apparently, a woman came in to the shelter to surrender them. When the shelter said there was a waiting list for owner surrenders, she said she was just going to dump them outside. Of course, the shelter took them. They are insanely SWEET!!!!!! (Can you tell I'm completely smitten with them?) They're only 2 years old. :)

It's been a long week and feels like a Friday today.  Our house hasn't sold yet, but there have been showings almost every day.  I'm exhausted from keeping my house perfect all the time.  Admittedly, I'm enjoying walking in and seeing everything organized and put away - but it's so sterile and that isn't me. 

Yesterday, I visited Tattoo. Holy God, I've never seen such a tiny kitten that's 4 weeks old. This little guy is SMALLER THAN A HAMSTER! The pictures do NOT show how tiny he is. PLUS...he's galloping around his foster Mom's house. He's totally a more advanced kitten 4-5 weeks old and is having a ball. He follows his foster Mom around mewing after her and leaping at her leg. Imagine a kitten the size of a hamster doing that. Incredible! Thank heavens I'm not fostering this guy - he'd never leave.

4 comments:

Caroline said...

Have missed your posts but I know you've been busy. That's great for Tilt and Mustache 1 and 2 (the persian girls) I know it's the wrong name for their gender but I think Mustache and Poirot would be good names or Agatha and Christie.

Random Felines said...

snickers about Tattoo...glad he is doing well....

love Tilt. there was a kitten at the shelter a few years ago that had a tilt after a huge ear infection (while in foster care). I wanted to name his Nascar since he did big left turns before taking off to run, but they wouldn't let me.....

Anonymous said...

Another name for mustache is "Cookie Duster" might suit...

Glad you are holding up, you and your pup are on my mind.

Harpurr's Mom

masterofboots said...

it is always so sad and outrageous to hear about the bad behaviour of pet owners. Glad there are folks like you around