the problem with going to bed early is sometimes you wake up early....like at 2:30.... which pretty much totally sucks.
tristie barged into my bathroom last night, purring and happy with her successful illegal break in..what a difference from that angry, hissing, swatting, biting cat who came in about a year ago. i hope babette's bitchiness is also soon a thing of the past.
helga wanted a reminder story on the two alberta cats. they are coming from little cats lost...the same group that sent hymie and squeakers (maggie's totally messed up foster cats) and later on...chester (the cute FIV street guy that renee's sister adopted.) the group went in to TNR a hoarders house and found chloe and pokey in terrible shape shut up in two separate bedrooms. pokey i think they said is like 19 yrs old, missing an eye and while he loves people, he hates all other creatures with a very fierce passion. and chloe is a 13 or 14 yr old unspayed traumatized feral who basically goes catatonic with stress. i think most of their health issues have been dealt with during the long wait to get here but pokey still has a ruptured ear drum which is why they couldn't use air transport and chloe has a reoccuring sore on her face that is starting to break down again. the group does not have a shelter and had no long term foster homes able to take on the lifelong care of these cats and neither was a good candidate for re-release due to age and health issues back into the hoarder's house.
anyway...pokey can take over frodo's suite when achilles goes home and i am still trying to decide on the best long term placement option (house or mp communal pen) for feral chloe. she cannot stay confined to a cage forever. i can't really decide til i meet her and determine how much hands on treatment she will need and which group of cats will most likely fit well with her emotional needs.
anway, i am a bit freaked out that she is feral..at first they just thought she was emotionally traumatized and might come around. but now it looks like she won't.
i swore i would never take in another true feral cuz you just can't kindly get your hands on them when they really need and dixie chick forever broke my heart because she wouldn't let me take care of her like she needed for her last couple of years.
oh well too late now, i am already committed to the probable heart breaker chloe. and here is the thing about broken hearts...you actually can keep smashing them over and over. they just keep breaking up into smaller and smaller fragmented peices.
and since i did not go into rescue to save my own shattered heart i guess i better just get down to business and do the best for her that i can.