I’m going to start hating weekends! Just kidding — never!
Friday, lots of errands on the way home and then I prepped refreshments for 100 people!
Saturday, up early to Bella sit, but she cancelled because she wasn’t feeling well (she’s fine now). At 9am the wonderful Kathy came to adopt Diego!! True to her word, she is taking on the financial responsibility for his dental work — if he needs it. And she already has a vet appointment booked for him and her other Quebec rescue “Maxie” on Tuesday.
At 10 am I had a workout scheduled with one of my neighbours. We’ve been attempting regular Saturday morning workouts for a few months now, but the last few weeks have been … challenging, schedule-wise!
A quick shower, load the car (as always, thanks! Colleen) and head off to the local Tim Horton’s to pick up an urn of coffee! Then to the Volunteer Centre to set up refreshments for our open house. It was a huge success; good merchandise sales, a silent auction, some door prizes and the most amazing, seriously delicious, vegan* cake!!
was on the bottom right hand corner! Tabitha is a foster and she put the word out for us to send her photos to use. Like everyone, I have a million, but this is one of my favourites and was technically suitable (not a busy background).
So now we are officially launched.
This week we helped out a very small rescue, waaaaay at the far eastern side of the province, with a hoarding situation. We took in 15 or 20 cats/kittens. The oldest was two years old and pregnant! Not ones to pass up an opportunity, our intake coordinators sent two cats home with Open House guests (fosters)!! Still, Sunday morning there were fourteen felines — mostly kittens — at the Volunteer Centre, including four in our finally ready “isolation ward”. We have a URI “outbreak”. I’m not sure you can call it an outbreak if they all arrived with it! Thank goodness I have a partner** now for my shift!
After my shift I rushed home for another meet & greet for Rousette but they cancelled. They say they’re going to reschedule.
Jellybean is still not doing well. He’s still snuffly and he’s not eating well, at all. It almost seems like he’s nauseated. I’ve checked with my foster coordinator and the nausea is a possibility with the antibiotics he’s on for the cold. But with Diego gone I’ve moved him into the foster room which he is MUCH happier with. And it’s good for Rousette’s socialization; she was spending too much time in there when she didn’t have to.
Speaking of Rousette, she still wanted nothing to do with Kathy when she came for Diego. But after the Open House, my foster friend Amanda came over for dinner and Rousette was fine. A little skittish at first, but happy to play near us, happy to get treats and eventually allowed Amanda to pick her up and snuggle her. A mind of her own that little one.
*TCR is committed to being vegetarian at all its public events but we try to have vegan options wherever possible. The chocolate cake was vegan and three of the four dips for veggies/crackers were vegan. One type of cracker was vegan.
**My partner’s name is Heather, too! That makes three who are Cat Caretakers! Another shift is two Sarahs.