Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Rolling the Dice

As the primary administrator of an animal rescue organization, I find myself rolling the dice far more often than I'm comfortable doing.  Rolling the dice involves making uncomfortable choices not only with veterinary decisions, but also with other financial compromises.

We were out of Petsmart rotation on June 30th, with an abundance of kittens AND on a holiday weekend, it seemed ridiculous to have an adoption event on the last two days of the month.  Canadians are usually off to cottages and away for this long weekend.  I rolled the dice and spent $100.00 on advertising for a two day event.

Not only did we have an enormous number of adoptions - but THREE black cats were adopted along with TWO adult cat adoptions!  Honestly?  I couldn't have been happier with the outcome of the event.  Silly me - I think we could've accommodated more cats for the two days!  It's such a buzz to know that I made the right decision.  It certainly could've ended differently with the rescue spending $100.00 in advertising only to sit around a frickin' Petsmart for 2 days with no adoptions. 

We finally received an offer on our house last night.  It was a completely crappy offer and as I type this post we're still going back and forth.  The funniest part about her initial offer for our house is that she included our CAT DEN in the offer!  She's obviously a cat person and wants it.  LOL  Anyway, if she can meet our price, she can have the cat den and we'll install another one in the new house. 

Needless to say, tensions are high and I find myself rolling the dice on this too. 

I'm looking forward to being bored, but I don't see that happening any time soon.


Sparkle said...

Paws up on a great adoption event! Sometimes you just have to trust that it's going to work out - and it does!

Anonymous said...

Beth, I am delighted to read your adoption event report . Hurray for the little blackies and delighted about the adults. you made a great decision...I'm sure all those kitties and their adoptors think so .
I thank you for taking that risk and making the right decision. Makes my heart sing

Best of luck on the house offer....keeping my fingers crossed that it works out for the best for you and David, hey maybe another will come in now that you've got one in the wings..seen it happen ! ...love and huggs Gail

~*Connie*~ said...

So happy to hear about the adoption event and all those kitties getting homes!!

I smile at the new people wanting the cat den. When we sold our last house it was spring and our above ground pool was damaged during the winter. We said we would fix it to anyone who was shown the house, but the people who ended up buying it said they didn't want the pool at all!. (amusingly enough a few years later when their kids were older they bought one themselves) It is just funny how it works out. I hope they are willing to come up on the price for you.

Wednesday said...

Maybe because it was a holiday weekend there was less competition from other adoption events. Whatever the reason, congrats on all the adoptions!

Caroline said...

Great Adoption event. I knew you'd attract a cat person to your home. I hope they up their offer!

Anonymous said...

Did you also tell the prospective buyer that Stumpy the Chipmunk comes with the cat den? :)