I had a moment of panic this morning as the first phone call of the day was at 7:30 am from Tilt's new Mom that adopted her on Sunday. Apparently, Tilt LOVES her 1 year old Yorkie, but the feeling isn't (yet) mutual. What a lovely lady! I wish every adopt could be like her. Her Yorkie wasn't happy with the new family addition. However, they slept on the bed together, were playing and chasing each other, and even greeted her at the door together. The only challenge is that the Yorkie will only eat if coaxed by being fed with a spoon. (Sorry...I shouldn't laugh)
If I had a nickel for every phone call I received like this one, I could probably build my own shelter. I spent quite a bit of time with the adopter on the phone and I think we've got a good handle on working with the Yorkie. Fingers are crossed that Tilt doesn't come back. This lady sounds wonderful and introducing new pets to each other is always stressful. She already named her "Pip" which is FAR more respectful for our head tilt girl than "Tilt". :)
I had hoped to get out to the shelter today, but a house showing came up this afternoon. I worked for hours to get my house ready, make it look like I have NO pets, load the cats and 14 year old dog into the car only to see the buyer pull up into the driveway and leave without going into the house. I completely fell apart and started to cry. Argh.
At least "Maggie" had fun:
Tomorrow should be a busy rescue day. These rescue days are the only time I'm ever really involved with the cats. The rest of the time it's all about administration and putting out "fires" for the rescue. It's silly to think that as the Director of a rescue how little I really work with the cats that I rescue!!
Speaking of "not working with the cats..." I really miss fostering right now! Somebody called me about a 16 week old tabby kitten needing placement and I was DYING to take him to my house. But I can't take in any more cats until my house is sold. Sheesh...I'm tired of that phrase; "not until my house is sold..."
I'm very aware that my blog posts lately have been rather...um...benign. I have all kinds of things I'd love to vent about but they might be rather controversial and I'm just not up for the harrassment that I might get if some don't agree with me. You wouldn't believe the comments that I DON'T publish. I always want to say, "HEY...this isn't CNN...it's just a blog about rescuing cats for God's sake."
Sooooo....I think I'll just keep it simple for now. :)