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."