As i was on my was out of my theray appointment Friday my phone buzzed there was a text. The other foster who had taken the bottle babies was asking for help. Her other half was out of town for a funeral. I called her and said I had a dinner resrvation but it was early and I certainly could be back by 9:00 PM to help out. I actually got there around 8:00 PM but foud out complications had set the next feeding back to eleven. So I stayed and helped with the feeding because even though her husband got back a little after nine, he had been driving for five hours with a bad back. He had been drsfted for a pallbearer even though he had injured his back and probably shouldn’t have done it. Three groggy people fed five fussy bottle baby kittens and it went fairly well but it did need three of us. I had gone home first to drop off my leftovers and feed my cats, so when I got home I just crawled into bed and crashed.
The next morning I dragged myself out of bed, fed the cats, got dressed and was out the door first thing. Got stuck in a long line at the coffee drive through, then drove over to the Petsamart to take care of the cats there. Our regular volunteer couldn’t make it. Just as I was about to leave, the vet’s office called. The foster had had to take one of the kittens to the emergency vet when he stopped eating and then followed up because the other kittens started having diarrhea. The the first test they used up all the sample on other issues and she had to collect a second so they could test for giardia. No wonder she was exhausted and needed my help. Anyway, the sample was positive. Knowing she had to go to work later that day and tat her husband was exhausted too, I drove to the vet’s, got the medicine and took it to their house. Sadly, I had to wake her up, but she agreed the sooner they got on the meds the better. Then I droe over to the thrift store to runs things while the head of the rescue went to run an event. She came back later to help me close but by the time I got home, fed the cats, reheated some of my Oktoberfest leftovers and ate I too was ready to crash.
I slept around the clock and when I got up this morning I failed to realize I had not updated my Oktoberfest post with the details of the meal. So the post published because it was scheduled, but I am going to update it, should anyone be curious about what I had. It was great as usual so I do want to share it.