Saturday, September 29, 2007

good works and bad crud

today was a Feral Fixins day. what, i hear you query, is Feral Fixins?

well, it is an event sponsored by the vet school where feral cats are altered for free. the local feral cat people go on a trapping spree and arrive with simply buckets of feral cats in traps. they are knocked out and proceed through a comprehensive assembly line of examination, pain medications, ear tipping, surgery, vaccinations, flea control, deworming, and any other treatments deemed necessary to awaken safely back in their traps. the various stations are staffed by vet students and faculty, all volunteers.

being a glutton for community service work i am a shoe-in, even before consider my devotion to animal welfare and minimizing overpopulation. the up side is making a big difference in the lives of individual cats as well as the community. the downside is getting up well before the stars have fallen from the sky.

i had a great time, as always, but crashed hard when i got home. Travy and i both have some sort of crud that seems to apply differential high gee gravity to our persons, in addition to headache, congestion and coughing. so, although i have huge updates in the way of presents received - many many thanks to Denise and Lara - and projects at hand, there will be no real updates until i can successfully hold the camera focused on my loot.

trust me, the wait will be worth it.

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