Just to put this out there, I have enough Styrofoam boxes, but as you all know the stories of people trashing my many shelters out there, I still can use them, although no room here at the house. If you have a spot to hold on to a few until I can use them, please do. Thank you so much for that.
It was 12 degrees out there this morning. We had at least four inches of new snow dumping after I got into work yesterday at 7:15. I trudged trudged trudged through fields to get to the snow covered shelters. Unfortunately, the shovel was forgotten, so I had to do a lot of leg kicks of the snow to clear a spot to set the food and water down. Good thing I have free membership to the gym through work, and have just begun to work out again. Wednesday was abs, yesterday was leg work. I am dying today. Abs and legs are KILLING me. I always forget the workout I get in the wintertime trudging through the snow. Oh well. Its all good I guess!
I also forgot what its like if you forget to wear your gloves in temps below 20, and they come into contact with the snow. You have a short period of time before frostbite sets in, but before that happens, yowsa! It hurts! I had to sit in the car and place my hands in a dry towel for a minute before I could drive off at my last spot. Just think about these cats and their little pink pads on their paws. I pray they are tougher than human hands. Anybody know?
I will say one thing - there were four instances this morning, involving a total of 10 cats, that when I drove away from, I was deeply saddened. I won't get into specifics, but there were three un-eartipped cats involved, and at Niagara, where I did place some Clavamox pills into the wet food for the black and white baby that is sick, as I turned around, there were SEVEN cats standing there. It breaks my heart. I fluffed away the snow, placed a towel down against the building near the crevice where they 'live', and placed three food bowls down and a water bowl. BREAKS my heart to see and leave these animals. Really. I hope you all are considering fostering an animal, or adopting one of the ones I have available now so that I can make room for another rescue. Please help me to spread the word about this plight in our very own city of Rochester.
Have a GREAT day!