they pulled him from the shelter and he is too sick so they are getting him vet care. maybe he will come later..maybe they will send someone else down the road. he is getting good care with ace of hearts so i don't really care now that he is safe..., one less to have to worry about right now.
or is there?
6 weeks ago a little old dog came in thru emergency and we were asked to take her on..i said ok. she didn't end up coming here, one of the vets ended up taking her home. apparently she is completely and unpredictably incontinent which really doesn't work well with a very busy on call vets schedule so the email came today asking if we could still take her. i got nicole to pull it out of my email so she can work out the specifics of this.
sometimes i feel like there are all of these old animals juggling around up in the air...some from weeks or months ago that i thought we had dodged the bullet on but then suddenly still need to come into care.
one of the emailers is looking for a solution or suggestions on finding a new home for a 16 yr old, declawed hyperthyroid/cardiac cat who should live in a single pet family home. i have no suggestions or solutions to offer...if that poor little ancient cat loses it's home...it is freaking toast.
what i don't understand is why people actually believe that there are good homes out there just hanging around and waiting for no longer wanted, second hand pets (esp. old ones with medical issues)...and apparently someone like me has this magical long list in my pocket that i can just pass on so getting the ancient pet out of one home and into another is easy peasy.
well wouldn't that be a sweet dream.
the reality is...most of our senior animals will NEVER find a new home. they will live and die here..and no one will ever adopt them...end of story, period.
honestly..headaches and rescue are a bad combination...today i feel like just popping my head off and tossing it right into the pond. it is all so pointless...the human race will never understand what the words loyalty, committment and family actually mean in regards to companion animals....for some reason our society thinks these words are used at our convenience.
maybe instead of juggling rescue balls, i should just be lobbing them at some humans heads.
sorry bad mood again today..i don't want every discarded senior animal to end up on my kingsize bed.