Daily Archives: April 21, 2013

Please Save A Cat

<3! I’m in love!

It’s probably no small secret that my parents think I’m going to be a spinster cat lady. Let’s be real here–med school doesn’t exactly give you much of an opportunity to spend time doing much of anything other than study (despite what my blog may sometimes depict, haha). They’re definitely more worried about this than I am, because I am firmly within the belief that if I don’t find anyone I deem awesome enough who reciprocates the feeling and thinks I’m the bee’s knees, I’d much rather not marry at all.

This is basically my random way of segueing into how I ended up spending a good portion of my day at a no-kill cat shelter yesterday. I’m not sure if I’m mentioned yet that I go with my friends almost weekly to the no-kill dog shelter/rescue to run around with the dogs and to feed and groom them. The lady there told us about a woman who’s taking care of 3 cat colonies (totaling up to over 80 cats :O ), so I finallyfinally (darn you, school) called her up the other day and went to visit yesterday. Originally, I think I was just going to check out the place and they were going to show me around, since I wanted to see if I could make it into an ongoing volunteer opportunity for the family medicine club, but once I got there, I just couldn’t bring myself to leave.

Have you ever spent an afternoon with a Russian Blue perched on your shoulder? :D Or cradling a cat in one arm while grooming another one? :D Theyweresososocute. The ladies who work there/run the place were really sweet too. I really enjoyed talking to them (which was the other half of the reason as to why I couldn’t bring myself to leave so soon). We talked about basically everything under the sun; she offered to marry her son off to me so that I could get in-state tuition, hahaha. (“He’s an airshow pilot, so he’d hardly ever be around, so you could keep studying and he could keep doing his thing. It’d be perfect!”)

Basically, 1-2 hours turned into 5 hours without me realizing it. Time passed pretty darn quickly. She helped de-fur me and invited me to dinner, but since I’d already made dinner plans, she said we could rain check. (I’m going back next week. <3 I can’t think of a better way to spend my Saturday. *-*)

Please Save A Cat takes in cats and kittens who have run out of time ( ;_; ) at public animal shelters, as well as homeless or abused cats/kittens + those that belong to deployed veterans. If you’re in the WV area and are looking to adopt a cat, please think of coming to them! They are honestly some of the sweetest cats I’ve ever gotten to hang out with. :]