Tangerine, back at the shelter after his unsuccessful adoption.
For me, the best part of our extended stay in south Texas has been the opportunity to volunteer at Cinderella Pet Rescue. Yes, it can be heartbreaking working with rescued animals, but it is also extremely satisfying to play a small role in getting them socialized and ready to be adopted. The sad part is how difficult it is to find good homes for these sweet animals.
I, along with either Jim last year or Debbie this year, have been the cat volunteer every Monday for the past 2 winters, making Mondays the highlight of my week. We wanted to see them once more and say our final goodbyes so we stopped by for a quick visit yesterday. I guess they knew we weren’t coming back and wanted to leave a good impression, because all the cats were extremely affectionate and friendly, even some of those that never want to make contact with us. It was hard to say goodbye, and our short visit turned into a couple of pleasant hours spent petting and playing with cats. And taking lots of pictures.
My buddy Laz
Ozzie, the only cat that won’t allow us to touch him.
Georgina playing in the rafters.
We’ve changed our summer plans, and have decided to wait until September and October to travel the 395 corridor in California. We just don’t want to fight the crowds trying to visit Yosemite in the spring and summer. So we will most likely hang around New Mexico, northern Arizona, and Utah. That means another visit to Kanab, where I can get my cat fix and volunteer for at least a few days at Best Friends.
The Guest Services work campers had one last happy hour last night for everyone left in the park. When we were leaving, someone noticed these ducks on the roof of the palapa. They are black-bellied whistling ducks that actually perch in trees. How strange to see ducks on a roof.