|Pennsylvania & Fourth Kitty|
CHEDDAR/LEO update - I received a voice mail the other day from his 'mother', and she told me so far so good, she had been having computer problems and would send me a note as soon as it was fixed. Here is what I received this morning:
Everything was good until last night when Leo decided to use the spare bedroom floor as a litter box. Not sure why he did that especially when his litter box was just a few feet away. Any way I am getting ready to move his box to the back hall off the kitchen where there is no carpet and see if that helps. Up til now he has been very good. He gets along with the dog for the most part, they play and sleep near each other and I haven't locked him in his bedroom since the first week we had him. He has the run of the house all day and sure is a lover boy when I get home from work. We really like him however his marking in the house is not cool. This is why we have never had a male animal before but we'll keep trying and hope it's just a temporary thing. Talk to you soon.
I am obviously not happy about this. I feel like if Cheddar does one thing wrong, this woman is going to return him. As if I don't have enough problems. She has had Cheddar for over three weeks now, I would be heartbroken if she now decides to return him. It will be very hard for Cheddar too, I can assure you. I just have no room at all in my house, and have major behavioral issues happening.
I got a voicemail from my cousin last night, the one who first alerted me to the trailer park cat situation - she was asking if i had spoken to the woman, because she took a drive out there after work yesterday and found that the condemned trailer's property had been cleaned up and that there was cat food out there. Total surprise to me. The park manager had not called me back after a few attempts to reach her, and I assumed the worst. Not sure of what has transpired, but hopefully its a good thing whatever did.
I wanted to update you on all my spots, but thats a whole other post and I am running out of time before I have to get to work. I did want to mention that Habitat for Cats was not able to give me any slots at their clinic this week, and the two cats that are pregnant - one I have not seen for days, and the other is still pregnant, but ready to go at any time. This is a tragedy, where you cannot get an appointment or for any day of the week at these low cost clinics. There are so many kittens being born because of this. I am not blaming HFC, I am blaming society - there is not enough help out there to get this situation under control, at least not in my hood. I can't wait to see how the new clinic that is supposed to open in July will help to alleviate this problem somewhat, for me. But again, I can't do all this alone - I just can't afford it nor have the means to transport and pick up due to a full time job. I am beginning to feel the pressure of my finances - its hard to make ends meet with my paycheck alone - I can barely afford to buy the food that I feed these homeless cats that depend on me daily anymore. I don't mean to whine, really, but you have to understand the situation that you read about daily. Its a hard hard job to do.
"I said to my mind, be still, and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love
For love would be love of the wrong thing; yet there is faith
But the faith and the hope and the love are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
So the darkness shall be light, and the stillness the dancing."