December 07, 2003
Oh the cats I could have

So I've been volunteering at the cat shelter in town for a couple of weeks now and all I have to say is thank god I have Ribbon, because I literally would have at least three of these cats if I didn't know that Ribbon would throw a fit and hate me forever. There is one little kitty in particular at the cat shelter called Flame that I am so desperate to take home. She's about 14 and the poor thing had a eye taken out a couple of weeks ago. She also looks like her nose has been sunburned badly and being old she seems to have arthritis. She's a wreck, but one of the sweetest cats I've ever met. I wish I could give her a home as all she needs is a place to call her own and some daily attention. It breaks my heart to see her at the shelter, and because of how she looks with one eye and all being old she probably doesn't have much of a chance of being adopted.

Don't get me wrong the shelter is great. The cats are well taken care of, they all get tons of attention, but still they are in the cages alot and obviously just want some love. It breaks my heart to see so many loveable cats in need of a home.

So if anyone is looking for a cat anytime soon, come see the cats at my shelter! I know, I know there are cats at your local shelter who also need homes, so even if you can't come see these loveable cats, when you do look for one don't go straight for the kitties, the older ones need a home too and they're usually way more loveable and cuddly than a kitty with all their energy. Believe me I know. Living with a kitten and an old cat has made me appreicate my loving, slow, cuddly old man who would rather sleep next to me than run around like a spaz all day long.

Sorry for the rant, but everytime I think about Flame, I just want to find her a home. I hate to see lonely kitties. But it's okay, I'm going to the shelter tomorrow so I'll be able to pay her some attention.

I'll also eventually post a picture of our spaz kitty as she's adorable and deserving of internet fame and fortune.

Posted by nuala at December 07, 2003 10:50 PM

you are sleepy aren't you? as your last two sentences are the same sentence.

just take flame home! (flame?!?!?) ribbon will adjust!

Posted by: michele on December 7, 2003 11:02 PM

good for you, volunteering like a good person. i am impressed. but not enough to do anything useful myself mind you.

Posted by: didofoot on December 8, 2003 10:50 AM

Yes I was tired. Ribbon would not adjust as he still has not with the kitty.

He is a one cat only household. With the kitty both of us pretend she's not there. He blatently ignores any sound or meow that comes from her room. It's like it doesn't exsist.

Posted by: nuala on December 8, 2003 11:19 AM

I just found out today that they put Flame to sleep last week. Poor little thing. I wish I had at least gotten to say goodbye. sniff.

Posted by: nuala on December 8, 2003 05:27 PM

that sucks! this is why i can't work at a humane society place. i'm sorry.

Posted by: michele on December 8, 2003 08:08 PM

It's okay. Honestly this place only puts them to sleep as a last resort. I mean even when they consider it they have all the board members get together and talk abou the cat and the vet's reccomendation and what they might be able to do for them and if it's possible they'll do it, no matter what the cost. But with Flame she was very old and even removing the eye did not really help the problem. She had some sort of fluid leaking periodically and they suspected she might have cancer around that area. Basically she was probably in a lot of pain, but they made her as comfortable as possible before they decided to put her down. It's just too bad she didn't come to the shelter before she got to that state. She really was a sweetheart.

Posted by: nuala on December 8, 2003 10:41 PM