Gosh.I didn't run a cat rescue today. I ran a frickin' COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT. It was one of those awful days that no matter how cheerful I answered the cat rescue phone line, there was somebody ticked off on the other end. I had a call from someone who adopted a cat a month ago who was complaining that her cat had a runny eye. Another call from someone whose kitten wasn't using the litterbox and it was my fault. One call was from a former adopter who adopted a cat 3 months ago....yada yada yada.
Certainly I don't mind giving advice or helping people. I consider that part of my job! But it was tough that it was all in a few hours.
I was trying to organize the adoption event and move kittens from one foster home into 4 different foster homes. For me, it takes a lot of concentration to insure I'm placing cats in the right places with the foster parents who can best handle the age group or needs.
In one hour, I have TWO showings on my house. Right now, cleaning the house and loading up the cats and dog into the car seems like a walk in the park compared to the day I've had. In fact, it sounds rather lovely to have an excuse to not be near the phone for a couple of hours.
Despite all the problems of the day, I still really love what I do. I've been feeling a little isolated lately especially when day-to-day issues have to be resolved. I don't have a rescue partner to ask and right now I'm really missing that connection.
Tomorrow will be a better day....clicking my heels three times...