Despite seeing my beautiful daughter, the trip to visit my parents was a disaster. There are some days I feel like I'm the only one with "family issues". I love my parents dearly, but have never been more disappointed in their behavior than I was during this trip. It was stressful and I left not speaking with my own mother. Ridiculous! Why can't things be more simple?
Needless to say, this was not a refreshing or relaxing trip. I came home feeling defeated, exhausted and frustrated.
The good news is, we had tons of adoptions and have already have almost 50 adoptions during the month of April. I guess I need to wallow in good news for a bit. It always makes me smile.
We rescued six kittens from the Quebec gas chambers recently. They spent a few days at my house while they were vetted and quarantined. I split up the big litter to allow 2 kittens to go to our veterinary clinic that offers our kittens to be adopted through their clinic. Their little faces looked at me with great hope I would do the right thing for them. I left the clinic feeling incredibly anxious. Seriously, anxious. I haven't had an true anxiety attack in about 15 years, but I really felt the wave of dread and anxiety hit me deep in my stomach.
I started to think about the kittens never seeing each other again. I fretted about it until it became a full blown anxiety attack. Fortunately, it didn't last long but it left me feeling defeated, exhausted and frustrated. Familiar feelings from that never left me from my trip to Seattle.
I'm OK, but am envious of families who don't have that sort of drama. But maybe everybody lives that illusion.