Today was trapping day. I woke in the middle of the night to the sound of pouring rain hitting the skylight above me. I dreaded it, absolutely dreaded starting the day. I hate rain. More than snow, more than .... painting or washing windows. I knew my plans had to change because I would have to set the traps somewhere with a roof overhead so the food wouldn't get soaked, and chances of a cat coming out in pouring rain are next to nil. So I set the first trap at my first Melville stop, and drove off - setting my second trap at my first Parsells stop. Drove off to do all my other locations at the 'first nine.'
I am only able to trap two cats a week. This costs me $120 total - out of my own pocket. That's $120 a week times two for the rest of the summer. If I had a calculator, or a brain, I would add that up. But its a LOT. The clinic advised they are not able to accommodate me for the month of April, but beginning in May, I have two spots there per week. Its imperative to me that TNR is done, because we have to prevent more cats being born, and homeless on the streets. Its imperative that these cats are vaccinated, and checked out in case of infections and wounds. I really need more help!
Here are the two I got this morning. Picasso cries, which means to me that he is not feral. Marky Mark didn't flail around his trap, which means to me he is also not feral. I feel so sad about these guys, but I told them all would be OK today. When they get 'home', they will have a feast waiting for them. And then I will have to return them to the wild streets of Rochester. I hate it.
|MARKY MARK from Melville|
|PICASSO from Parsells|
Make it a great day.
"The weak fall but the strong will remain
and never go under."