Thursday, July 1, 2010

Quality Ollie Time - and a quandry


This morning while doing Ollie's treatment, he decided to hang out with me for a while.  It was towards the end of the two hours, and I was still not quite awake.  I was all wrapped up in my big fluffy white bathrobe with my big fluffy white socks (not to mention my pasty white skin sticking out in all the modest places) and on the lounge chair we have set up in front of the TV.  Most of the time I don't sit on it right, but have my head where the small of your back should go.  I was laying there trying to work up the strength to go about my day, when Ollie decided he needed to sit on my chest.  So I sat there patting him and giving him lovin.  It was such an odd little sight, this black cat on this overly white person.  I had my knees up too, so I was almost in some odd boat position.

I was able to get through about 10 minutes before I started thinking about how he wouldn't be there one day.  Because now it is a reality, I started getting teary eyed and emotional.  I know I ticked him off because of the look he gave me before he left - as if to say "you had to go and ruin this with all your.. emotions!!"  Quite the disgusted look.  Hey, I didn't think I did too badly as I wasn't actually crying.. just spending time in the future grief I knew would be there one day.  Stupid thing to do, I know, but sometimes you can't help it.

I got a call from the shelter, they are swamped! and I was asked to take more kittens.  I really hate mixing litters, and I am not in a position to take on more then one room, but this might be a case of life and death.  Maybe not for these particular kittens I've been asked to take, but they are running out of foster homes at the moment.  They were full before they had 19 sets dropped off over the weekend.  A cry for help got them some new homes, but kitten season is in full swing, and I'm sure with the holiday coming up it's just going to get worse.  So do I risk it and take home a second set and mix them??   I mean seriously, what are the chances that something would go wrong?

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