HERE WE GO AGAIN:
It was brutal out this morning. Temp is 20 right now, but with wind chill, -2. brrrr.... funny thing is I am still going out there in my light zip jacket and hoodie underneath. Some really warm socks and lace up snow boots, and I am good to go. I had to peel off the gloves after a while because it does get warm. In fact, many times have had to peel off layers of clothing, AND turn on the A/C! I am always moving: drive up to spot, get out, get back in, drive away, drive up to next spot, get out, get back in...... 19 times. CRAZY stuff. But they were all waiting for me.
There are two tugging at my heart strings right now. My boy Parsley, and the little black girl on Central, I am naming her Cuddles. Cuddles really deserves a home. When I had her spayed this summer, she had already delivered a litter, and only God knows what happened to them. She runs to me from under the porch next door each morning now. I have no clue why she isn't using the shelters at this vacant house on the corner I have set up for these cats. I don't know if any of them are using them. You do have to check them periodically, you never know if an animal has died inside one of them, or you have to check to see if the straw is still dry, and good. But Cuddles, and Parsley on Parsells Avenue are desperate to get help.
Kristin added up the numbers for 2015 - while I did think I had rescued more, I wasn't too far off.
Here is what she had to say:
"I added up all your TNR and rescues for 2015. You had 71 rescues and 63 TNRs. I know that's less than you thought but it's OUT OF CONTROL in my mind that you rescued 71 cats! That averages out to a rescue every 5 days for the entire year. And a TNR every 5 1/2 days all year long. I can't remember what your numbers were for 2014 but I don't think it was more than 2015. I am going to go back to January of 2015 in your blog and try to find your 2014 numbers. And I have started your 2016 list. :) "
Buddy was adopted on Saturday. Maria, his new mom, LOVES him to pieces already. He checked out fine at the vet - NO WORMS (GROSS) like we thought he had. So, $76 later, he's a perfectly healthy cat. I am thrilled at this adoption. Buddy ran to me each morning on Baldwin and Grand Avenue, for so long. He was one of the two that was not neutered, and the second I trapped him, I knew he was a keeper. I just had to find him a place to go until he would be adopted. I can't wait to hear an update on Buddy - although Maria did text me to say he's been following her around like a puppy dog. I am hoping she will consider adopting Buttons too. Buddy needs a companion when the house is empty. Wondering also if Maria will change Buddy's name!
Another excerpt from a previous winter post!