Rain fell mercilessly and constantly, as if the skies were only full of rain and it was all falling.
The yard is dingy and dirty looking with brown rotting leaves scattered here and there, and the grass patchy and muddy, unfit. I feel the sogginess has infiltrated me, too.
I loaded the three kittens, born in the berry vines down along the freeway, into two carriers. Mystic got her own. The boys shared. They never uttered a sound all the way up, although I kept up a constant chatter, trying to reassure them and keep my emotions in check. I love them.
The water came down at the windshield in volumes too high for my wipers to keep up. I slowed down. Many people didn't and were even exceeding the speed limit in conditions that did not merit such reckless behavior.
Once I left the freeway for the back roads to CATS, (Cat Alliance Team Sanctuary), I found a lot of spots with water on the road, and sometimes over it. I had expected this.
There were adoptions going on today at CATS. I followed two women up the stairs and was taken aback to learn they'd come to meet Tonka. I quickly brought him up from the car. We let him out of my carrier (Winter stayed put and wouldn't budge). He at first hissed then ran to a corner but quickly calmed down. I left the two women with him, after telling them all about his history.
They adopted him, albeit a trial adoption. I hope it goes ok. They seemed so nice.
I left my carrier up there, so Winter could acclimate in it a bit longer. I didn't want to make his fear worse. He's the shyest, and also very very smart. It's such a huge change for the three of them, all within a month's time.
|Mystic at CATS. She already found a new friend, before I left. I worry for Winter, however. He's like me, a worry wort.|
Bye babies, good luck too. Love you, always will.