Today was my day off, well, my day off from being paid. It was a full day of cat rescue on a sweltering day.
At 8:30 this morning Sandi and I met at the yard to trap poor matted Teddy. Luck was with us and within five minutes of setting up the drop trap we caught Teddy. Off he went to the vet.
|Teddy says WTF|
|Morris sees the light of day - let me out|
Back in the hot car and off to Scarborough to get Teddy, freshly dematted, ears cleaned, an antibiotic shot and some de-fleaing and deworming. He was happy to return to his home and immediately was looking for something to eat. I was relieved that the vet didn't find anything else wrong with him.
I reversed my Minky decision and she had her dental extractions today. I didn't want to put her back with sore teeth, mostly when we have done dental it has been successful and has improved their quality of life, I was just apprehensive after the Tina experience.
It's looking like I can't find anyone to socialize any of the older kittens and I may just have to TNR them, it's so heartbreaking, but there is a lot of kittens out there looking for homes. It's amazing what a huge difference those few weeks make, at 5-6 weeks it's easy to tame them, 8 weeks a bit of work, after that a lot of work, and by four months not really doable. Sometimes the harsh realities of cat rescue suck.
Today's count: $22 in colour copies, $40 in gas and a vet bill whose total you don't want to know.