saints welcomes two new ones...
kiwi is an 18 yr old cat whose owner showed up here last weekend wanting to surrender because A she was moving and unable to take her and B because kiwi was sick and her owner was unable to afford the vet bill. I was at work so the saints volunteers called me and I spoke to the owner and arranged for her to take the cat home and drop her off at our vets on Monday as a surrender. kiwi had her vet appointment and we picked her up at the end of the day and now she is a saint. she is not all that happy about it but she is coping fairly well.
and today in came Harley..she is a heintz 57...some shepherd, maybe some rotti, a tiny bit of pitty who looks like a black and tan kelpie...oh my freaking gawd, she appears to be very smart! she is only 4 years old and has lived on the streets with her homeless owner since she was a pup but has gotten quite ill with untreated diabetes..she is bone rail thin, is recovering from pancreatitis and I can smell acetone on her breath which means she is probably a stones throw away from being ketotic. Harley was growly/snappy at the vets so I think she is going to be a handful. I am pretty sure she is covered in lice but we have already treated her with revolution. we started her on her insulin and tomorrow I will start the formal introductions and pray to all gods that could possibly be that the intro's go well because I need to bond her with either mystic's or mika's group. diabetics need to be in the house where we can provide 24 hour eyes on her.
anyway...hmmmm..I think life might have just gotten complicated again. Harley is not a follower or a pleaser..there is an active mind in there and I strongly suspect she is used to being the boss. she will do whatever she thinks is of benefit to her.
hmmm again...I better work on my skills to convince her that people know best.
bet she does not agree.