I joined 21 Secrets in 2013 and Cathy's class was one of my favorites! Every time I look at this page I'm amazed that I made it. I love it. I love Cathy. And you will too!
Click on Cathy's name to go to her site. CATHY BLUTEAU
The rescue "vet" said she has asthma and will need a bronchodilator. You know, an inhaler for albuterol like humans use. The rescue "volunteer" wants me to know that the vet is a pessimist. Okay, not a big deal then... until I start reading about feline asthma online. Whoa. I still want her but think I should have her checked out by my own vet, so I pick her up and bring her home. Lily hissed, growled, and generally acted like a cat whose territory had just been invaded, but the little invader made herself right at home. She jumped up on the cat perch and went to sleep, couldn't have cared less about the hissy fit going on.
The visit to my vet didn't produce the results I was hoping for. I wanted him to tell me that this could be easily handled, but I can't even remember the words he used. Something about death from feline asthma. Unpleasant? Horrible? It doesn't matter what the word was, I got the message loud and clear. By my standards, the standards of other rescue organizations I've worked with, and the standards of FFRC (Friend of Felines Rescue Center), this cat should not have been put up for adoption. In addition to her breathing problems, her gums needed attention and one of her ears had a mass in the canal that was causing her discomfort and should have been removed.
I took her back to the rescue group and now I'm sad. Sad and angry. I don't care about the money I spent for the adoption or the vet fees, I care about that cat. She was so sweet! I also feel guilt. A lot of guilt. Guilt I wouldn't be dealing with right now had this rescue group done their job to be begin with.
And of course stickpins. You have to have beautiful stickpins.
And my much loved Starbucks bottles still waiting to be completed.
Unfortunately, I haven't figured out how to send a thank you message to those people that pinned me. I think I may need to follow them first, (geez, didn't think of that)!
So here's the deal. If you pinned me, Thank you! If you'd like to read the article on Pinterest and Blogging follow the link below.