I managed to survive 5 days in Iceland during the winter without seeing any lost cats or dogs! In fact, I didn't see ANY cats and only a couple of dogs out for a walk with their guardians. I'm so sensitive to being in other countries and seeing abandoned street animals, that I've made a mental list of all the countries I can never visit. Glad Iceland didn't disappoint me!
It was delightful to find out upon my return that the rescue had SEVENTEEN adoptions during the 5 days I was away. Have I mentioned how much I love our volunteers? We are a well oiled running machine and it's never more apparent than when I'm away. But I still worry and find myself with mega Roaming Charges on my cell phone as I'm constantly checking email and messages. Even being in Iceland doesn't keep me from being out of touch.
Every time David would go to the bathroom, I found myself jumping on my phone...feverishly clicking away to check for email. I get tired of *the look* from him so this seems to work much better. It's like something out of a 21st Century "I Love Lucy" program. "LUUUUUUCY....what are you still doing on that computer!?"
I'm happy to report that our Jolly Roger actually has a working eye! Apparently, this poor guy has had a massive infection in his eye for (at least) 6 months. His eye is slightly open, but we're unsure how much vision he has. I'm so grateful to the foster parent for giving him the eye drops - evidently, he's a rather unwilling patient. Ugh!
Old Man Winter isn't done with us yet, as we're having a huge storm today. We received an urgent plea for a Mom cat who delivered her 3 kittens outside in this horrific weather. The finder brought the family inside for a few moments, but her dogs were unwilling to be friendly to this sweet friendly. My rescue partner Shelley, said "Yes"....what a kind soul she is to take this family:
Happy to be back and gearing up for an early kitten season. Hard to believe it's happening after looking outside. Spring feels like months away.