Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash
New car, caviar, four star daydream,
Think I'll buy me a football team
PINK FLOYD - LOVE THEM.
Pablo, the young male grey tabby that I 'trapped' yesterday for neutering at the clinic was let back out this morning. He had a good dinner and then a good nights sleep in a cozy bedded very large carrier and spent the night on my porch. Sad to let them back out.
Flies - someone wrote me asking about the flies in the summer when you put food out. I told them I am sure it affects the cats - they get worms, etc., but now I know I can get cheap dewormer in liquid form, and can give a dose here and there to the kitties when I place their food down. Last year I had enough for the first half of my route, knowing I did not treat ALL the cats that eat there, but some.
My WISH LIST, if I could wish, would be for liquid deworming - Petco sells it - and cat food, and money. My bill for taking the kittens in for a wellness visit, and a spay and neuter yesterday, was $264.00. That is a lot cheaper than going to a regular vet, but very very expensive for me. I have not heard from the man who we did this favor for - getting the mother cat and her kittens out of his mother's house so that he could sell it. He seemed genuine at first, but not having heard from him, nor getting a donation to help with finances, I am beginning to wonder. The bill on Saturday for Sparky, one of the other kittens (total of 6) was $40. Not only did I have to pay this, but I received a notice that the clinic cost for TNR per cats is going up by $10 to $60. I will not be able to continue to do TNR of two cats per week like I used to. I have been a recipient of Missy's Fund - for those of you that wonder - but that is not everlasting. With costs of food of $150+ per week, and then to top that off with $120 in TNR's per week, I just can't afford this.
I do have an attorney working on getting my tax exempt status soon, so that will help. But in the meantime, I must cut back. I do thank the handful of people who occasionally donate - you are amazing. And you know who you are. If every person out there, that cared about animals, donated just $1.00, just think of how much of this burden I carry - to pay for the food and spay/neuter of Rochester's city cats - could ease.
If you read the comment yesterday about the two young kittens that need homes, I must address this now. I am not a 'rescue'. I just feed and shelter and care for the cats in the Beechwood section of Rochester. How will I respond to this??? I already have three/six kittens in my custody. I feel so overwhelmed sometimes....
Marbles continues to run to me each morning, and do a spinning pirouette for me. He needs to get off the streets. I am hoping someone will offer to foster him at least. There are two unneutered males on Baldwin - a sweet red boy, young, and old ornery black cat. The kittens need adoption... anybody?
|PEPPERCORN and CHARLIE CHAPLIN|
|Poppy Birdie and Sparky|
Have a nice day.
"You're going to go through tough times - that's life. But I say, 'Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.' See the positive in negative events."