Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Ginger's day at the shelter
So this morning Ginger was still looking quite miserable to me so I packed her up and brought her to the shelter. When I got there everyone was busy so I put her on the floor, mentioned to a shelter worker that she was there and why and went off to work (there was more to it)
I get an email two hours later saying they put her in a cage with food and she ate it. I seriously considered banging my head on the desk.
After I got out of work I went to the shelter and talked to M. She told me that Ginger ate everything they gave her so they gave her more. They didn't hear her sneeze at all and I was free to take her. I went back to pack her up and she sounded congested to me and after I got her in the carrier she sneezed several times in a row. I quickly took her out to see M and of course she stopped sneezing. *rolls eyes* Seriously!?!? M gave me some meds for her anyway which I totally do not look forward to giving her.. I mean I can give them to her that isn't a problem, but it is her reaction to them and her not trusting me that really gets to me.. but hopefully if this helps her maybe she'll be more accepting of them.
I brought her home and opened up a can of food for her..
Yes, she refused to eat it. *headdesk* so I opened up something different and she ignored that too.. hopefully she's just full from the food that she ate at the shelter and she'll eat it overnight. If not I'll stop at the local pet store and pick up a few cans of the stuff she ate the other night.
My husband came home and asked after her. I told him what happened, how she ate as soon as she got to the shelter, and what did my sweet mild mannered never swears DH say? "Wench!" *giggle* at least I wasn't alone in the feeling..
So paws crossed that this is over and when I go down in the AM to take care of her she is feeling better and has eaten everything in sight. A foster mom can hope can't she??
I also wanted to share a few other photos I took at the shelter..
Tina is still up for adoption. I think she is starting to realize she needs to sell herself because this evening she came right up to me and purred at me.. where as this morning she wanted to get away from me. She has a really cute boy kitten in the cage with her "Vixen"
They also had three cages full of kittens from a transport - at least that is what the post-its said on the cages. They were cute and outgoing so I am sure they'll find homes right quick. I meant to ask where they came from, but I forgot and it really doesn't matter. Some place in the south no doubt..
this is the good side of the shelter.. the bad side of my visit.. there are two different 20+ yr old cats that were turned in.. talk about your headdesk..