Two years ago this morning, I received a call from Michelle, the President of MARC at that time (McLennan Animal Rescue Coalition, MARCPets.org), about a litter of very sick kittens at the Waco (TX) shelter.
It was a Monday morning, and these little ones had spent the weekend in a cage with a little can of food shoved in there that they couldn’t even see, smell or eat because they were so congested and tiny. (Thank goodness the Waco shelter has come a long way since that day!)
The kittens had apparently been found in a sewage line, so they smelled absolutely disgusting. I agreed to Primary Foster the “Baseball Boys”: Ranger, Astro & Dodger.
Fallon, the MARC Foster Coordinator, was a patient coach as we tried everything to keep their weak little bodies warm.
That was also the day I was introduced to a “Snuggle Spaceship” (aka Snuggle Safe Heating Disc). Since I had stubbornly refused to have a microwave in my house up until that time, my brother & niece rushed me a spare microwave they had so I could heat the heating disc for the Baseball Boys.
I rushed to meet them in the parking lot of a little wine bistro called The Grape, with stinky Dodger held to my chest for warmth.
Out of the three brothers, we thought Dodger was most likely to be the first to go to the Rainbow Bridge, but my “Biter is a Fighter”, and he was the only one who survived.
Even after all this, I know he still merely tolerates me, and only because *his* Sofie-Darla loves me.
But I love you anyway, Dodger! Happy Gotcha Day, Turkey Neck!
PS – Dodger makes for a good travel buddy, too! #RVLife