After reading the comments posted on the blog yesterday I have to say that they truly did put a smile on my face. There are so many people out there that have devoted so much of themselves to helping animals that it gives me a sense that I am truly not alone. I want to start by saying thank you to all of the people out there that are making a difference in so many people's and animal's lives, thank you so much.
After picking my head up today and of course picking up a whole lot of poop it was time to really get down to business. We have been staggering the schedule a bit lately so we have an opening crew and a closing one. What that means is that you have to make sure that you are helping each other out in order to get everything done. It's a little tough sometimes as far as time is concerned but we weren't to far behind today.
One thing that did make a little extra work today was having a dog test positive for coxidia, a form of parasite. The trouble was that we have so many play groups now we didn't know who's poop we were actually testing. What that means is that we have to treat all of the dogs that have come in to contact on a regular basis, about five of them. It also means that when you clean you have to do a very thorough job and replace all of the bedding in the kennels. Just when we thought laundry had been caught up the blankets get piled up again. Luckily it's a pretty simple treatment and after a few days of this and dosing out their medicine they should be fine.
Later in the afternoon I finally had a showing again. It was with a dog that I had originally adopted out some time ago but got returned because the family just had no time for her. The potential adopters seemed like they might be a good fit but they brought in their in-laws dog to meet because they would potentially spending a lot of time together. Unfortunately our dog is a little bit of a social reject and immediately tried attacking their dog. I really don't know what type of family our girl is going to need but it is a pretty specific one. Hopefully soon we can get her out of here because the overwhelming stress of the kennels is getting to her.
On a better note we got word from the rescue that took our basset that just got off of bite quarantine. He seems to be doing great! They did rename him but said that they were so grateful that we took care of him during this stressful time in his life. It was one of those moments that really lifts your head up and puts a smile on your face to hear.
Closing out the day I wanted to include a picture of a few more kittens that came in recently. Luckily our staff members have a lot of experience with them and those long sleepless nights of meowing every hour for food. The have been able to keep the kitties fed and the both seem to be doing very well. Here is a picture of one getting fed, you can really see how small they are. Hopefully they continue to eat and we can get them in a long term foster home so we can get their weight up and get them adopted.
Thanks for reading everyone and I truly do appreciate the comments, especially the long ones.