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The emotional roller coaster continued today. I had three cats to take to the clinic. One I knew was sick, so when I got the dreaded call from the clinic I knew it was going to be bad news. And it was, pretty much the same situation as one of the cats from Monday – two year old boy only weighed 5 pounds, rotten teeth, ulcerated paw pads, ulcer on tongue, and more. The outcome was the same as Monday, best to euthanize. Three very sickly cats from this site euthanized in two days. Makes me so sad. I’m going to start fearing receiving calls from the clinic.
The highlight of my day was getting a call from the day-shift trapper that she had gotten the collared boy! This guy seems quite friendly, so if no one claims him, he’s finding a new home! His flea collar looks very old to me, so I’m guessing he was abandoned some time ago.
This boy would repeatedly rub against the traps but wouldn’t go in! Ack! I was starting to think that a drop trap was going to be required to get this guy, but thankfully he finally went in! Yah!!
This picture of a cat staring into the camera cracks me up! It’s good to have some good news and some humor to lighten the emotional load a bit.