I was back at the low-kill shelter this afternoon. I knew I wouldn't leave with any cats today, but was there to make some choices for our foster parents. We're fortunate enough to have a volunteer driver that will pick up the cats from the shelter this evening and deliver them to their foster homes.
My shoulders sank when I saw that "Boo-Boo" was still there. Boo-Boo is a homely overweight black and white girl whose owner died and the family left her there. She came in with a very handsome brother who was quickly adopted. (YES...*ADOPTED*....they have adoptions at this shelter...what a brilliant idea! (end sarcasm)
Over Christmas, the shelter was loaded with people hoping to take a cat home for the holidays. But nobody was noticing "Boo-Boo". She sat in her cage wondering what happened to her "mom" and her brother.
Even though they have adoptions at this shelter, Boo-Boo's plight was starting to really get to me.
As I type this blog post, I've been doing some matchmaking on Boo-Boo's behalf. One of our adopters who called in is looking for a particular type of cat and I think Boo-Boo might just be her girl. I'm sitting here on pins and needles waiting for a call back to find out if the family wants to go to the shelter to meet Boo-Boo.
Our rescue won't get any adoption money for BooBoo, but the thought of this chubby girl with tiny feet going to a home is making the effort worthwhile. It's always worthwhile, right?
Sooooo...why haven't I rescued Boo-Boo and put her in a foster home? I haven't had an available foster home that can take her! But I like her so much that I'm about to bring her home myself. "Bowling Ball Cats" are a huge favourite of mine! (Bowling Ball Cats = Chubby, round body with tiny legs and pea-sized head)
I also wanted to thank those of you who sent encouraging notes privately and public comments about this blog. I've definitely missed writing. We had 98 (!!!) adoptions during the month of December and I wanted to blog about it so badly. LOL
4:30 pm....no call yet about Boo-Boo. UGH! (Call...call...call)