We named our frozen orange and white guy "Wallace". (William Wallace the warrior!) It seemed to suit him after he had been through so much. I think his picture from our vet clinic speaks volumes to how Wallace feels about square meals and warmth:
We recently rescued a cat from a fellow rescuer who reached out for help. This rescuer has been *no* friend of mine over the years and has been part of that "Crazy Protester" group. She's really a pathetic little woman that has said some pretty nasty things about me and our rescue over the years. She's called me an "enabler for kill shelters", etc. I find it incredible that when she needs help for one of her OWN CATS, she asked us. I didn't take the cat for her, I took the cat because she was desperate and I was worried about him.
The cat arrived to us in horrible shape. According to his veterinary records, he had lost almost 2 pounds in the past 9 months. He had hardened weeks and weeks old diarrhea down his legs and so much caked to his back side that it completely covered his rectum. The vet felt she had to shave and bathe this poor cat before he could go into a foster home. The vet also indicated that his feet were caked with mounds of litter - all of which meant he was either living in filth or this pathetic excuse for a human being kept this sweet cat caged.
I'd love to post pictures of this cat, but will keep her identity anonymous. She doesn't really deserve it, but I need to protect myself too.
How? How on earth can she call herself a "rescuer"? How can she sit there on a Facebook page and advocate for animals at a high kill shelter when her own situation is such a horrific mess? I read her posts about how "disgusting" this shelter is and that the staff is void of conscience...yada yada yada...God, I can't imagine what the rest of her cats look like. This poor cat is going to need medical care and lots of it. I hope the vet files a cruelty charge against her. I really do.
Wasn't this a hodge podge of emotional writing tonight? I've had a few people mention that I need more before/after happy stories in my blog. I try to remind readers that this isn't our rescue's blog. I wouldn't be writing stories like I have over the past 6 years if I was representing our rescue in these posts. These are my own personal thoughts and I really think it needs to remain that way. I'd consider a "Disneyland Rainbow Rescue Blog", but I don't think I could write it. That isn't really rescue. But after seeing that poor cat that we took from a (supposed to be) fellow rescuer, I'm not sure I really understand it all anyway.