Lunch. Handbag. Jacket check. hmm kitten and formula……….check.
Getting ready in the mornings to go to work at a veterinary clinic is often a rush, not because I had children to organise when Diesel was a kitten but because I seemed to always have a foster animal at home that needed to be taken back in the morning. I always seemed to “take my work home” I can’t resist cute puppy eyes or the snuggle and purr of a lonely kitten, if someone needed a new home it was always so hard to resist the urge to keep them. Every animal has a unique personality and they all have such amazing characters, which is why I find it so very rewarding to see new bonds and friendships grow right in front of my eyes, as a new and amazing family take home an animal that often so desperately needs it.
Diesel was bundled in and out of my car and taken to work with me everyday for five weeks. I fed him every two hours at first then I was able to push feeds out to fit around my breaks. Veterinary clinics are generally pretty understanding when their staff members take on roles like hand feeding but just like any employer they still don’t want it to interfere with your daily duties, you know the duties you are actually getting paid for.
Diesel drove me insane last night, he desperately wants to go outside. The time frame that I would generally recommend to a client that has moved, to keep their cat inside is, um about one week. That advise is always easy to give but now I wonder how many people can really pull off keeping a normally very active, not to mention strong-willed cat inside! He jumped on my head, he played with the valance on my bed but then he cried, he cried the worst deep long-lasting meow at the sliding door in my room. I feel for him, I understand, I know he loves running around at night but I wasn’t going to let him out in a new environment at that time of night. Call me overbearing but nope sorry Diesel I couldn’t do it, tomorrow when the sun is shining and you hear us while you are outside yes, sure you can go outside to explore your new world.