We have agreed to work Thursday evenings at the cat shelter, instead of Fridays.
When I took the Friday shift, it was because we really wanted to help, and I figured no one else would want Fridays. After all, most people like to make plans on Friday evenings.
Several times I have had to skip Friday events, or work around them. Occasionally, when Grandpa comes to get the kids on Friday afternoon for the weekend, I end up cleaning alone. I don't mind doing it alone, but it is more fun to have help.
Well, a new volunteer has come along, just as a slot was opening up. She is so busy during the week that she wants Fridays. She says she wants to come on a day when she doesn't have to worry about work the next day. She wants to use it as a form of relaxation, doing something soothing and repetitious after a hectic work week.
So, we will let her have Friday, and we will take Thursday. I just have to keep reminding myself so I don't forget. I have it written down on the calendar, but I seldom remember to check my calendar until things are over. Something I need to work on.
While typing this, I got a call from one of our rescue's officers. It seems The Goose, whom my Little Girl has called "one of the awesomest kittens we ever had," has been returned by those who adopted him. They claimed allergies, but he is now highly neurotic, and she and the foster family working with him now wants to know if he was always that way.
Well, he never was before. In fact, he used to be very laid back. Now he growls even when he seems to be enjoying being petted, and hissed while seeming to enjoy himself playing with other kittens. The other kittens didn't mind, but the humans are wondering why he is acting this way.
Poor little guy, I think he just needs a break from adoptive parents who changed his food almost every week because he didn't go crazy with delight over every morsel and brought so many toys back with him it looks like they could open their own pet store. They overwhelmed him.
My Bigger Girl says she hopes these people never have kids, and I just might have to agree. If they can make a normal kitten neurotic in 3 1/2 months, imagine what they could do to a kid in 18 years.
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