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..


12 comments:

  1. I wonder if Ginger and I are distantly related... On a different note, I'm SO disgusted that two 20+ year-old cats wound up at an open adminssion shelter! That is cruelty, plain and simple. There is NO excuse to make that even remotely okay.

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  2. How strange that Ginger would eat at the shelter but not at home.
    I can't believe anyone could just dump their 20+ year old kitties at a shelter. That is plain cruel. But then again, better the shelter than on the streets.

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  3. I hope Ginger does well back in your house...she needs to understand it's so much better than being in the shelter right now!!! Very sad about the 20+ year old cats....I always have a mixed experience going to the shelters. So many good moments and so many sad ones and yes, way too many *headdesk* ones!

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  4. Wishing Ginger the best. It seems funny that she prefers the shelter to your home?!?!?!?!

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  5. Twenty year olds?? Oh that is so very sad.

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  6. It sounds as though Ginger is a headstrong female whose giving you a run for your money.......hopefully the mental torture is over and she'll relent and eat for you before you flip your lid! *L*

    Hopefully the kittens are adopted quickly and as for the senior kitties brought in - how infuriating that they don't have loving homes to laze out their days in!

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  7. Yep....she got the "make the foster lady crazy" memo. Hopefully she will start eating and stop sneezing.

    20 yr old cat surrender? Some days I want to smack people.

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  8. Gingers problem may be because she isn't used to being in doors all the time,hope she feel's better soon.sad about the 2 elderly kitties,xx

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  9. Twenty year old surrenders? That's just inexcusable. They deserve so much better.

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  10. Silly Ginger, I hope she starts behaving herself for you soon.

    I have to wonder if there was a death in a family, and the 20+ kitties were surrendered by other family members unable or unwilling to take the cats. I hope they have a chance to spend the last of their lives in a caring home.

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  11. Oh that Ginger! We hope she starts eating for you.

    And as for those 20+ year old kitties, we're with everybuddy else...that is just a crime that they ended up at the shelter.

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  12. Oh we adore little Tina. Praying that someone adopts her (and all the other wonderful kitties) shortly and gives her a really loving, wonderful forever home.

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