Speaking of, its been a very tough year for me - filled with worry, and sadness over my own personal affairs - I also was not able to TNR (trap neuter release) many cats either - certainly not as many as last year - and it showed by seeing a few pregnant cats, and also seeing new kittens running around. But I rescued over 10 kittens this year, and found them all good homes! I rescued a ton of adult cats, and found them all good homes too! I also had to euthanize quite a few of my own, and also some very sick kitties on the streets. I've also never someone adopt a kitty from me and have them get sick, and die shortly after. Not to say that this has happened to Winky/Zoey - I actually don't know how she is today. I think her new family are very concerned about her - but somehow I feel responsible, even though she was tested for disease before she was adopted, and was negative. I pray I hear good news sometime soon.
I have a cold today, my throat was raw last night, and I am dragging. Its so hard sometimes to get myself motivated to head out into the cold, and the wet - its raining this morning - and get out of my car 15 times within the hour - to move boards, to fill plates, to pick up wet towels, to trudge to the back of empty lots and behind abandoned boarded up houses. Its so hard to give a pat here and there to the friendly ones, knowing they are hungry and just want me to put the food down, and then drive away from them.
I guess I am throwing my self a pity party this morning, but that's OK. I deserve it. We all deserve our own party once in a while, right? :) Well, break out the champagne and pour me a glass. Kidding. Its only 6:35 am., and I need to get moving and ready for work.
Sorry for the lame post today - but I deserve it! :)
Some more pictures I took yesterday morning:
|Pennsylvania (side of house shelter for food)|
|Pennsylvania (back - shelters - kitty inside!)|
|Central Kitty (sweet - he was very shy when I first started to feed him)|
|Again, Black Kitty on Central - definitely homeless - needs a home!)|
|A few more on Central - Charlie Sr. at left, Snickers in the middle|
Have a great day!
"Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential."