'Aunt Flo must be visiting' because the boys in the house are still hovering outside the door of the room I am keeping her in until her 'scent' is gone.
I have been bothered by a situation for the past month, and I finally must do something about it. I've never had a cat returned to me. Right now, I am facing THREE being returned. If you will recall, maybe three years ago, Hermie was a black cat that hung around on Webster and Ferndale when I had shelters at the house across the street from where I am presently situated. He was semi-feral. I would see him but he would never, ever get close to me. What I could see of him was a huge baseball sized ball hanging from his belly. Mentioning this to cat expert Laura Burns, she said it must be a hernia, which is something I had never heard of with cats. I tried and tried and tried to trap him, but never could. Laura offered, and was successful in doing it! She is the expert drop trapper.
|Hermie with his old foster brother|
Finally though, I managed it, and into the clinic he went for neutering and shots, and then I thought, OK, what to do with him now.... The man that took Hermie offered to take him as a companion for Hermie! Hallelujah! So off Parsley went with Hermie, where they've lived for several years now.
Today? This man is having 'financial difficulties' and says he has to move, and cannot take the cats. I am very troubled by this, but it is my duty to take them. I know he loves them, and must not have any options. He said he's been trying to 'find a shelter where they won't kill them.' So now, I am trying to find a situation where they can go and be happy once again, but as we all know, there is no where. A very sweet girl that I barely know has offered her basement for the time being, and that is the best I have right now. They will be very scared and confused.
I don't know when this will take place, I have not worked out the logistics, but it will be soon. I don't want to lose this person's offer of her basement. If anyone has a better solution, please let me know.
So, there you have it. No more rescues until I can get these boys in a happy place.
Sorry for the downer, but maybe we can make this a good thing, if the right people step up!
Charlie goes to his new home tomorrow, thank God because he is very bored being by him self in a room for the past three weeks.
Updated picture of Chewy! Chewy is still gaining weight on her now 3.5 pound little body... She needs adoption!
"Always turn a negative situation
into a positive situation."