bonita is well settled in her new home...she seems to have made herself right at home.
i called and checked on molly2...she is a bit stressed but brandon is confident that she will soon settle and fit in well.
i keep forgetting to mention that chester went home with renee's sister as a permanent foster....he has been a good match for them.
wilma will be going into permanent foster care with zoe2..she will probably be going sometime this week.
oliver the new diabetic is here...and he not only is very upset..but he is also a massive sized cat...he has to be pushing well over 20 pounds..he is even bigger than scrappy!
the new old dog from the north, i think is finally arriving this week...he has been trying to get here since before christmas. he doesn't have a name yet, the shelter did not name him.. if nicole can copy his picture from brindle maybe we can all think of a name for him before he actually arrives.
this next (and i hope final) round of surgeries booked are...mini-me for her tumour removals and tina fey for her hernia repair...monty goes in this week for a steriod injection and then in 2 weeks for full mouth dental extractions...i really do not want to do this but the vet thinks it is the only way to hopefully help him forever conquer his mouth pain. buffy...a permanent foster dog, goes in this week for her specialized surgery to restore the sight in one of her eyes. suture removals due from last weeks surgeries are tucker, cali, and hilda.
the new dog will probably need that mass removed off his nose and there is one more very senior dog at risk possibly coming in...there is a senior diabetic cat also possibly waiting in the wings. i think we have taken in close to 20 animals since december...it is overwhelming...it is even more overwhelming how many times in the past couple of weeks i have out and out just said... no.
we do not have unlimited resources...we do not have unlimited space...and i personally do not have unlimited time and energy to care for all of them...people are forever telling me how difficult it is to care for the ones that they have..i think they have no conception of what it is to care for and be responsible for this many senior and special needs.
i am totally boggled by the very real and actual numbers of desperate senior animals floating around out there and how few options there actually are.
the extremists are right..human beings should not be allowed to have animals...we simply are not evolved enough to follow thru and be responsible.
when the going gets tough...people dump their animals.
and this animal dumping ground is pretty damn full.