Let me start today’s post with a giant thank you to all of you who left such sweet, supportive comments on the post about Angel (last week). I told a couple of people over the weekend that I wasn’t truly sure how folks would feel about SO much effort being put into ONE cat. Of course, it didn’t matter. I am who I am, and I couldn’t have done it any differently. I couldn’t have made the decision to get Angel spayed and release her somewhere. The comments I received on that post were fantastic – total support. I was having trouble with the decision I’d made for only one reason. The income from my kennel business is how I manage to keep my rescue operation and shelter going. I have ten runs in my kennel. Permanently tying up one of those runs means losing one-tenth of my income. I had to hope it was worth it – that the sacrifice would indeed give Angel a quality of life she had not previously had. Well, Friends – it WAS worth it! I wish you could see Angel now. She LOVES her new world. All of the stress of having to come face-to-face with me every day is now gone. She charged me and screamed and looked like she was going to come apart EVERY time I stepped into that storage room where she was set up in her cage. Now I just lower the slider and she can’t even see me as I’m cleaning her litter box and giving her fresh food and water. Then I step out, close the run gate, and raise the slider. She can come into that area without feeling like she has to run at me to chase me away. She has stopped attacking because no one gets close enough to her to make her feel threatened. And all of the dread is now gone for me – EVERY time I had to put on those welder’s gloves to get into her cage . . . it was horrible for her, but it definitely wasn’t pleasant for me either. And she would scream and charge each and every time I had to step into my storage room to get the things I needed all throughout the day as I worked in my kennel. All of that is over. She appears so content now. She is truly in heaven compared to what life has been like up until now. By golly, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Now Angel can live her life in peace and contentment.
Before I close for today, a couple of other things. Last Wednesday night, I sent emails to A and Laura about the adoptions of Hope and Zen. In each email I wrote that we were just a couple of days away from reaching the two-week mark for the adopted kitty in the new home. I asked if it was safe to change the status of the Wisher from “adoption pending” to “adopted.” Well, I got two very different responses. Laura and I ended up having a phone conversation about Zen. She let me know that Zen had found her forever home. She told me about some cute things Zen was doing and I let her know that Zen would be listed as adopted. Ahhhh . . . how wonderful. Unfortunately, the response I received from A was very different. That will be tomorrow’s story.
Now take a look at what arrived here for Winnie’s Wish just a few days ago.
Virginia and Katiez Furry Mewz – THANK YOU.
Friend of Winnie's Wish - THANK YOU.
See you tomorrow.