A part time apprentice wannabe has appeared.
We wove half of a big rug today, and it went quite well. She is a quick study. Yahoo.
I am relieved and encouraged.
And the best news: someone came to socialize the kitties.....the daughter of a friend of a friend. She called and then came and took them home with her. She has a doggie day care, and loves animals. And my relief is IMMENSE.
All of this has made it perfectly clear to me that my kitten catching days are done. I felt like I was trying to empty the ocean with a spoon. I am sure they will come back, hopefully ready to be adopted. The shelters don't want feral kittens, or sick ones either. So they have to be sociable. And when they come back, they will be on their way to the vets.
But from now on, my boundary will be clear. I will trap stray/feral cats for the purpose of neutering only, and then I will release them......unless of course, they are like Sydney, and they jump into your lap saying 'take me home'. But when they are wild, oh dear, they are wild.
I will do what I feel is my part, but I can't do it all.
So tonight, I came home and made my favorite mac and cheese, with some broccoli, and rolls, and a salad, too. I put my summer clothes away. Made a pot of tea. Took a dish of dessert into my mother.
She said," Oh, what's this, ice cream?"
I said, "No, it's tuna, but it DOES look like ice cream, doesn't it?"
It is coconut ice cream from Martha's, and it was delicious.
A perfect ending to a productive day.
I loved all your comments. Thank you for being out there, and for believing I can figure it out.
You make me believe that I can.