Whoo boy. BCR's Captain has had quite the week...month...fuzzy timeline. We are currently on round three of kittens for this kitten season, and have run into some really lousy situations.
There are two ways we can look at this...examples below.
(1) Why did I take in a pregnant cat!? I don't have space for more mystery butts! Mama is kind of weird too...am I going to have to bring her back to her barn, or will she warm up enough to humankind to be adopted? Oh look, she shat in her birthing box. Twice.
(2) I don't even know where that town is!/Over 1,000 miles on my car in one week!? With a teething toddler...what's wrong with my brain?
(3) I only budgeted for 30 feral cats being TNR'd this year, where the hell am I going to get more money for an additional 30?
(4) Death death misery and despair...
(5) Another project? Really? What hours in the day can we use for this, oh fearless leader...
(1) This is the last cat from a barn with 15. After she has these babies, the population there is completely done. And since her last litter was so very ill, its fantastic that these kittens will be born inside, where we can monitor their health from day one. Mama was pretty wild on the farm, and it might just be the hormones talking, but she's got a really sweet disposition. We can make this work.
(2) Word of Browncoat Cat Rescue is spreading further and further...that's more lives we can save! /Wow, productivity! Getting home visits, foster parent support, and feral cat networking taken care of! Now that our summer of rain is done with, its beautiful driving weather. Good thing my kiddo likes meeting new people, cats, and dogs...
(3) Can I really complain that people want to improve the quality of feral cats' lives? Hell no! If they are willing to take that first step, I can scrounge up the funds to make it happen.
(4) While it is devastating losing cats and kittens that we've fought to save, at least their final moments were warm, and loved. We do what we can.
(5) No really, this is a good thing. There will be six months of chaos and stress, and then five plus years of awesomeness. You live in a beautiful and caring community; this is going to be great.
The Captain of Browncoat Cat is a self proclaimed crazy cat lady. Of course, we're all mad here...