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December 9, 2011

Yesterday we took a trip to the animal shelter. No we did not adopt any animals. We were taking a tour of the facility because we are planning on fostering kittens in the spring (the spring is kitten season by the way –> 30 to 40 kittens come in every DAY).

The tour was way, way more intense than I had prepared for… Not in that we had to do anything out of the ordinary or difficult, there were just a lot of animals. A lot. There are five kennels where you can drop off an animal over night…. Every morning all five are full. There were so many cute animals, and sad animals and abused animals and it was all I could do to keep from crying…. which I presumed to do as soon as reaching the parking lot afterwards.

{Side note: Although they are just animals it is good to remember that there are lot of people (and furry friends) who are worse off than you. The holiday season would be a good time to donate food, clothing or toys to animal or people shelters. End, side note}

When we got home from the shelter we squeezed Nala and said a quick thanks that she somehow made it to our house.

Then she humored us with her patience and hilarious facial expressions. Uh yeah, of course she has facial expressions. Duh.

If you scroll fast it’s kinda like a flip book.

Just so you know, we were hysterical at this point.

And why do we own so many stuffed animals you ask? For times like these obviously.

 

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  1. Katie's Mom permalink
    December 9, 2011 12:56 pm

    Just to add to Katie’s side note, I’m sitting in my office at the Child Advocacy Center where we work with young victims of abuse. We started the day with appointments to forensically interview four children and in the past two hours have added emergency appointments for four more children. In addition, two days ago someone slit the throat of a little four-year-old in Wright County and dumped his body in a drainage ditch behind his house. Hug your furry friends, hug your children and grandchildren and just remember that there are needs beyond the sane and good lives most of us lead. You can make a difference ~ think about how this holiday season!
    Now for goodness sakes, Katie, put some clothes on that baby doll in your pictures before I have to hotline you for child exploitation!!

  2. taylor permalink
    December 9, 2011 2:20 pm

    Why do you leave your tags on your stuffed animals!? It takes the cuddly out of the them. Or are you waiting for you investment in 5 years to pay off?

  3. December 9, 2011 8:46 pm

    I just lost it on that last picture hahahaha…. so awesome.

    I used to volunteer for the Humane Society here in town. I did it for like 3 months before I had to take a break for a while. I cried on every single drive home.

  4. December 9, 2011 8:48 pm

    also… how do you become a foster home? I’d love to someday do that when I have a bigger place.

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