I've been sick for the past 3 days and I'm on a plane tonight for Seattle to visit my parents. It's awful to travel when you're sick. So worried about bringing something nasty to my senior parents. But I had to cancel a visit in February due to weather, so here I go....
Every year I make some silly formal announcement about "Kitten Season Has Arrived"! I usually base this on the number of kittens that arrive at the shelters. Not many have arrived yet, but there have been a TON of Mom cats with their nursing kittens. We're completely full with pregnant Moms and nursing Moms and the phones continue to ring for us to help them. We have a 7 month old pregnant kitten in our program right now. That would be like a 13 year old human girl having a baby! Seven months! How awful!
We've recently rescued 13 adult cats and there are 5 more coming in from Quebec tonight. Adults! This will probably be the last larger adult cat rescue I do for a while as the kittens will start pouring in. During the summer, as the adults are adopted, we rescue more but I do proceed with great caution this time of year until the fall. This is when rescues can really screw up.
One of our volunteers took their kitten into the vet clinic the other day only to find that somebody had dumped a very handsome 2 year old cat to be euthanized at the clinic. Apparently, the poor guy had an untreated UTI and was peeing outside the litterbox. Why are people so stupid? Why would they choose to kill him and not get some frickin' antibiotics?
Isn't he handsome? AND his litterbox habits are perfect now. We'll find him a great home. Kudos to the volunteers who were in the right place at the right time!
As I type this blog post and wait for the Dayquil to kick in, I can see a bird building a nest in our bird house. She's going back and forth with sticks. I get so excited this time of year as my yard awakens with new life. If only kitten season made me feel so positive!