Fundraising total still at $4050. No new donations since my last count. Uh oh! We still have $950 left to raise until we reach $5000!
I’ll break it down in attainable terms.
If 950 people donated $1
or 190 people donated $5
or 95 people donated $10
or 47.5 people donated $20 (anyone know of half a person?)
See what I’m getting at? Every little bit helps!
Recap of night #11.
9:30pm Arrive at shelter. Let dogs outside. Ziggy gets into a fight with McD and has him pinned down by the neck. After yelling, trying to pry apart with brooms, squeegees, and whatever else I could find in the dark (Note to self: replace light bulbs outside), I did what I KNOW I’m not supposed to do and grabbed for Ziggy’s collar. Let this be a teaching moment! McD chomped down on my finger. Thankfully it’s just bruised and swollen. McD sounded like he was dying and I was desperate to save the day so my sleep deprived brain went against my better judgment and I got bit. Stupid me.
What did we learn today class? Don’t grab for collars in a dog fight!
9.35pm I put the rest of the dogs outside and wrap my finger in cold face cloth to stop the swelling.
9:45pm Jeff arrives. We have the shift tonight so we get to work. He feeds dogs and cleans cages. I clean litter boxes and vacuum cat cages. I let cats out to stretch their legs.
9:50pm Paula arrives.
10:oopm She prepares vaccine, which by the look on her face, is VERY serious business.
11:15pm One of the cats is still in the office. She knocked over my pile of bedding and made herself comfortable. I decide to let her stay the night. I can never get her name right..Dutchess? No. Princess? No. Jeff reminds me that it’s Buttercup. This happens several times.
11:40pm. I make my bed. Kaya and Mudflap refused to move so I made the bed with them in it.
11:45pm Kaya comes out from under the covers and settles in to sleep.
11:47pm Buttercup wants nothing more than to snuggle with Kaya. Kay Kay wants nothing to do with Buttercup.
11:50pm Buttercup gets closer…
Paula sets up fly paper next to my bed. I can’t get them open without ripping them!
5:00am Wake up for bathroom break. Leela follows.
5:05am Back to bed. Buttercup snuggles in.
6:05am I try to hit the fly and slap myself in the face.
7:00am *slap* SERIOUSLY!?!
8:45am Dogs wake up and start barking. I am slow moving as my lower back and hips hurt from the cement floor. I grab the counter and pull myself off the floor and hobble like a 90 year old and go let them outside.
8:50am I’ve got the cleaning/feeding shift this morning so I get to work. If anyone’s ever wondered what’s involved in a shelter shift, today is your lucky day!
If you’d like to donate to help me reach my fundraising goal of $5000 and so I can get back to my warm bed, here’s how!
Donate by Mail Box 944 Meadow Lake, SK S9X 1Y7