A Metro Cat Rescue volunteer saved Blondie and his brothers from a life of sickness and starvation in the street. The mom cat Spumoni was brought inside so her babies could grow up happy and healthy in a warm place.
Dusty was one of 4 outdoor kittens cared for by a number of people in the neighborhood. The happy feline rascals spent the day playing. The other three are now dead -- probably from rat poison intentionally put out to kill cats or raccoons.
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A few years ago, Silver Cloud became sick. Metro Cat Rescue brought him to the vet. Silver Cloud was diagnosed as having a viral illness. That was bad enough, but what was even worse was the results of the bloodwork: FIV+. Silver Cloud retired from life in the streets and now lives inside. Metro Cat Rescue continues to care for him.
A Metro Cat Rescue volunteer saved Jemma in 2016. A mom living outside, she had given birth in a car about to be towed to the junkyard. Metro Cat Rescue took in the whole little family and continues to care for them.
Jemma was at the vet yesterday. Her appetite had been off. The examination showed that Jemma is going to need dental work. We are waiting for the results of the bloodwork.
Jemma seemed much happier last night. The steroids that she received took the edge off of the pain.
The bill yesterday was around $650. We are waiting for the estimate for the dental procedure.
I write about my experience around caring for, trying to care for my mother, while recognizing boundaries and limitations, hers and mine.
I am the daughter of a super smart, funny woman who has schizoaffective disorder and is homeless. She was first hospitalized 35 years ago and sleeping under the stars for 10 year.
#Lillie's recent visit inside the apartment went 1000 times better than her first one did years ago. She panicked back then, and tried to push her head through the wall to get out.
Almost 5 years later, she's accepted us! She loved the bathroom, and will move there with a new bed, and her own little pink litter box, before the end of January.