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.