October Rising. We've entered the next Season. I mentioned last week that as I turn away from Spring and Summer and Kitten Season, I feel pressed to turn Fall and Winter into Adoption Season. In fact, there is some consensus that more people think of adopting furry family members during the cooler Autumn and the cold Winter months. I'm certainly hoping that happens for Winnie's Wish! Ironically, I have stories to tell over the next couple of weeks that come from both the Kitten Season I long to leave behind and the Adoption Season I hope for. There are two tiny new kittens here - their story this week. And there is a dog story about three special canines, all of whom could be considered sort of adoptions – well, two long-term “fosters” and one “trial” adoption. Their story(ies) next week.
Tomorrow, on October 1st, I will launch the next Winnie's Wish Walkway Brick Fundraiser. I looked back and discovered that the last brick round was LAST October. I couldn't believe it. It's been a year. Time flies. There are seventeen spots left in the Walkway. So if you've considered getting a brick, this would be a great time to do it. You can purchase a brick for your current furbabies or those who are waiting at the Bridge or for your blog or for a friend as a gift. The bricks are SUCH a treasure to me. EVERY day when I enter the cathouse, I use a Walkway filled with love and dedication. Every single brick represents an animal or animals that are treasured in the present or as precious memories. The brick fundraisers have provided needed income to keep this rescue/shelter operation going. Funds from fundraisers help with vaccinations, medical treatment, spays and neuters, and daily needs like cleaning supplies, kitty litter, and food. Speaking of food . . .
Yesterday was the BIG transport of SIXTEEN shelter cats to a spay/neuter clinic about an hour from the shelter. Younger Daughter got up in the wee hours and arrived to work at 5:00am. She loaded the sixteen into crates, and volunteer Nancy arrived at 5:30am. They got the crates into the shelter van, and Nancy left for the clinic. In the afternoon, Younger Daughter and I drove to the clinic and picked up sixteen groggy kitties. We delivered them back to the shelter, and brought home four shelter dogs. These four dogs will go for their spays and neuters at my vet clinic today. In fact, let me get this posted to my blog, and I'm off.
Bricks. Autumn Adoptions. The end of Kitten Season. Even though the easy breezy lazy hazy days of Summer are behind us, there are Fall things to embrace and hope for. Happy Full-Fledged Fall!
See you tomorrow.