I'll skip the spiel about cleaning today and get right to it. Once all the morning chores were done it was time to do a little weekly cleaning in certain areas of the shelter. I started by heading over to the cattery to wash the windows. Now this might seem like a meaningless task but you would be amazed at how many nose prints can accumulate on glass. Once that was done I headed back to the laundry room to get caught up on some dirty bedding.
Unfortunately for some odd reason the radio I had today was not receiving calls. What this meant was that every time there was a showing I didn't hear the call. This was good and bad at the same time. For one thing I was unable to take party in any adoptions but on the other hand I did get to spend a lot of time with the animals.
The first guy I spent some time with was Cooper, our Italian greyhound/schnauzer mix. He can be a little bit of a terd but all we had to do was bring in a dog just like him and it was a match made in heaven. We slowly introduced the two male dogs and learned quickly that all they wanted to do was play. It was a huge surprise because typically Cooper can be very leash aggressive. Once down in a yard though the fun began, or rather taking turns humping. After they got all of that out of their systems they really had a good time. It was so nice to see that our little man Cooper can be a normal dog and not the usual freak that we see whenever he comes across another dog. Here is a picture of the two "soul mates" in action.
While we were playing matchmaker with the dogs I learned of two unbelievable cat adoptions. The reason it was such a surprise was due to the cats age. It turns out that not only did our fourteen year old second chance cat get adopted but so did our sixteen year old as well. You are probably wondering how this happened but it turns out that two of our staff members ended up taking them home. It was such a nice surprise to learn that both these animals not only went to great homes, we all know that they will live out the rest of their lives well taken care of.
On a sad note, my boy Higgins got returned. It was one of those unfortunate that you wish didn't happen but it did. It turns out the other dog just wasn't the right fit, I have to admit I was a little angry but at least we got to see how Higgins did in a home. That's all I can say for now on the topic, but as I learn more I will certainly pass it along. I just hope by the time I learn about the situation he will already be in his forever home.
Closing out the day I had to have a few pictures of a sweet bonded pair of cats. These two are probably my favorite right now but you can see they can do just fine without me. Thanks for reading everyone and I look forward to your comments.