As I sit before my computer this afternoon, I am in a state of high anxiety. Is it because I am awaiting the results of the biopsy I had earlier this week? NO!
Is it because David drives like a maniac and I am concerned he will kill one or both of us? NO!
I spent the morning filling out forms at the animal shelter. YES! I have applied to adopt two orange kitten sisters named Candy and Carly. I held both of them and both of them purred and wanted to stay with me, but I had to fill out forms and now I await a phone call from the adoption process approval Goddess who will decide my fate.
I had to answer questions such as:
Why did you surrender two parrots to the shelter?
I never surrendered two parrots, I adopted two Cockatiels from the shelter 12 years ago. Both have died since. Your records are wrong. I have surrendered three lovebirds at different times, two of them last week, one of them my granddaughter’s. She is 22 now, and she was 12 then. That was 10 years ago.
I can’t clean the cages as well as I once did. And, they need to be dragged outdoors and hosed down.
Do you think you will be able to clean a litter box? Oh yes, they have lightweight stuff that clumps so you can throw it away a clump at a time.
I didn’t tell them, but one Cockatiel was killed in a cock-fight with my Senegal parrot who snuck into their cage. A short time later, the other one fell off her perch dead from fatty liver disease…the result of an all seed diet she ate before I adopted her.
What happened to your dogs? How did they die? Old age and a brain tumor. They were 18 and 19 years old. You cremated them for me.
I have two more at home in great health. You can call my vet. She has taken care of my dogs and cats for 30 years.
Do you have a fence? Yes, but my dogs don’t stay outside without one of us. I am afraid a hawk will carry the small one away.
Will these cats be indoor or outdoor cats? Indoor cats. I don’t like outdoor cats for many reasons. 1/ they can be killed by cars or other animals; 2/ they climb through poison ivy and come home and rub it all over you; 3/ they kill outdoor birds.
And so forth.
Now I await my fate.