Sunday, November 3, 2013

Cedric & Prince

Darn you Ben and Jerry!  You bring me to such highs, and then send me to such lows...  I just finished off my last half of a pint of New York Super Fudge Chunk, and I feel sick to my stomach.  I just love it when I start it, but its so super rich, and so bad for you, but I just can't help myself.  My auntie was visiting from Massachusetts last weekend, and I took her out shopping at some area boutiques, and I told her, there are certain things in life that I must have.  I can live in poverty in every other aspect, but I must have on a daily basis good coffee, good wine, soap, perfume, and chocolate.  Not necessarily all of those daily, but just about.

I picked up Rupert, the very sick white kitty on Baldwin, from the clinic on Friday.  I got to work and got an e-mail from the clinic that had been sent to me late Thursday telling me that had a spot for him after they initially turned me down.  When I picked him up after being neutered, rabies and distemper, a shot of Convenia for his upper respiratory infection, and Droncit, a de-worming pill, all for $100, they also told me he was missing 6 upper incisors, and 4 lower incisors.  The poor thing was almost toothless.  You think about this cat that was on the streets for so long, in such rough shape, I am SO thankful that I scooped him up without even thinking about what I would do with him after I was able to get him treated.  I just knew I could not let him suffer any longer.  I had delivered Winky, now named Zoey, to her new home - which by the way, I was so impressed by her new home.  She has a big brother kitty, and two great people as new parents.  The day after I brought her over, I checked in on them and they are totally in love with her.  I am so happy about that.  I just love being able to rescue these cats from the worst of situations, and be able to place them into such great homes. I keep telling Rupert that he is SO lucky being inside where its warm and dry and safe. 

Homeless kitty on 7th

I also managed to get Cedric and Prince this morning (Sunday) into carriers.  Prince was easy, but Cedric was very difficult, he just didn't trust me and each time I went to grab him by the scruff to immobilize him and carry him to the carrier, he kept backing away, but after five or so minutes, I was able to do it.  My heart was jumping out of my chest, its always scary to grab a cat and carry them and stuff them into a carrier.  Some are easier than others.  I drove them out to a really fine barn in Scottsville, to two great ladies who promised to care for them.  I set up their cages that they will reside in for at least a week with warm blankets, food, water and litter, and told them how lucky they were to be off the streets and safe.  Cedric sure wasn't buying it, but I think Prince was starting to believe.  I then drove back home - deprived of sleep as my stupid alarm went off at 3 am. rather than 4 am. (So much for that extra hour of sleep),  and I was thinking, as I always do when I pull cats off the street and place them in barns - did I do the right thing?  What if I took this animal and he or she had a girlfriend or boyfriend, a mother or father - a relationship!  I think of odd stuff, but its true.  Maybe I've seen too many kids movies where the animals all have relationships with something or other!  So, that's my dilemma but I pray I did the right thing.  So, that's another three cats I've 'rescued' this weekend that I can add to my roster.

Where Cedric & Prince were rescued this am., four kitties left

Back home, I have four sniffling, sneezing cats that I wound up having to purchase medicine for and have to give two doses a day to four cats.  I pray it does the trick, because its going to be very expensive for me if it doesn't - I always ask myself if this cat business is worth it, but in the end, I always know the answer without asking.  It is.  They are all brats.  But I love them and don't know what I would do without caring for an animal.  My heart would be empty. 

Tomorrow, I must tell you about Larry, the man I met on Baldwin on Friday morning.  Such a kind man.  And the mother kitty he told me about who had seven babies recently behind his house.  Uggh.  Here we go again.

Have a great day. 

"I know God won't give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish he didn't trust me so much."


  1. I don't think that you need to tell "Rupert that he is SO lucky being inside where its warm and dry and safe" - I bet he is thanking you everytime he sees you.

  2. I'm so glad you were able to get Cedric and Prince into carriers and to the barn! It sounds like a nice place, once they get used to it.

    Hope your kitties are feeling better soon. Did they catch it from Rupert? :(