This is kinda a long post, so if you don't want to read it's okay, if you do stick around we recommend going potty now...
So, where have we been. Well, mom's frend died on Monday July 7th, this knocked mom out for a couple days...she still feels sad when she thinks about it to much, luckily she hasn't had much time to think for awhile.
There was an outbreak of Coronavirus amongst a group of kittens that had just come in from fostering. For those who don't know, this is a nasty little parasite that causes dire-rear in kittens and young cats. Most adult cats can fight it off easily and hardly get sick at all but in kittens it makes dem sicky. Very sicky. Mom has spent the last couple weeks scrubbing litter pans and disinfecting da kitties condos at da shelter. There were 14 kittens that had to be isolated and cared for 24 hours a day...fluids, medisin and cleaning constantly. Since mom is one of the "available 24/7" emergency volunteers she was called in to action along with a bunch of other really nice beans who do the same stuff mom does. Dis is a story dat dad tolded da sister-in-law: Mom was washing litter pans (dad brawt dem a dozen extra so dey could just rotate clean for dirty) and after a few hours she got a really good rithum going...wash, rinse, rinse again, dry, stack, repeat and re-do da water every seventh pan (dis is what da vet sed to do). Another lady and man and dad scrubbed down condos (they are clear plexi cages with bars on da front dat all da kittens were seperated into to avoid cross contaminating and re-contaminating every one else) and der was two gerls der dat would hold and play wif da kittens while dis was going on...dey are 14 and 15 years old. Well, dis went on for two days and on da third day mom and dad were a little bit late and da other couple had already started cleaning and there was the man holding a kitten and the lady and the 14 year old cleaning cubes and da 15 year old scrubbing kitty litter pans. So mom told da gerl scrubbing pans she would take over and she could go hold kitties, but, da gerl sed "oh no, you go ahead, you've already been scrubbing pans for days and you need a break" mom almost cried. These are some really good kids, sisters, and she is really proud of dem. Any way, every two days dey would exchange jobs so dat no one got stuck doing da icky stuff alla time. So, after 9 days of 24 hour teams caring for sick kitties dey is all better. But mom is not, her allergies are going nuts, she can hardly breath and her eyes is swollen and puffy and goop keeps coming out of dem but she is still going to da Humane Society every day. Why, because dey shut down a puppy mill and alla da dogs is coming in now. You can read about it here... http://www.wihumane.org/news/default.aspx#ph
Also, a cat had kittens in da bushes next door...Germaine got them all along wif da mom and brawt them to her frend who fosters. We think da mom was dumped because she was pregnant, dis makes mom furry angry. First of all if you don't want your cat to get pregnant have her spayed. Second, if you din't haf her spayed and she gets pregnant do not dump her on someone else...mom sed all kinds of bad words about deze beans dat did this and she sure hopes dey never get another pet, of any kind.
And Germaine is moving on July 25th, mom is really sad. First her best frend since childhood dies and now her best frend from being a grown up is moving...dad sez "you have other friends" but they all work and live farther away. Some even in other states!
Dad gave up on working at da shelter after 3 days. We tried to get him to do stuff around here but he is very lazy, even lazier den us cats. So, mom has not done anything around here for almost two weeks and it's starting to get dirty, smelly and very cramped. She doesn't have to go back to WHS because other beans is coming in. Yesterday, she spent a lot of time in bed mumbling about dying...yeah, maybe she should cover dem gray hairs she gots...oh, Zippy sed not dat kinda dying. Never mind. We will try to visit some tonight but mom hasta do some house work today. Der's about 30 loads of laundry and lots of dirty dishes, da kitchen floor is a buffet of drops, drips and splatters (mmmm bacon grease) and our "cafe ole" carpet is almost black wif kitty fur. Here is me, just hanging out yesterday... And here is some of da dirty pots and pans dat mom hasta wash today....der is more in da sink, on da counters and even dishes stacked in da dishwasher, which is broken.
Dis, however, is not what got mom all mad at dad and stuff...he's started smoking again! Yeah, it's horrible...she keeps telling him dat it is not only bad fur him it is bad fur her and really bad fur us! He did well fur da first two weeks, den fur awhile he only smoked in da kitchen right by da exhaust fan and den only in da kitchen and only in da office wif da fan in da window...now he's up to almost 3 packs a day and he's smoking all over! Da walls is all brown again and we were gonna do da cold box meme but mom took a piece of paper off of it dat has Germaine's new address on it so she could write it in da book and der was a big white spot and all around it was brown. Mom sez she is very disappointed wif him, but she also knows dat it is very hard to quit cigarettes...she did it 5 times afore it took. Well, we hafta go now and help mom wif all dis house work...See ya when we gets unburried.