Wynken Of Wynken Blynken and Nod - The Rest Of The Story

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Scottsdale Realtor and rescue cat

Two weeks ago the phone rings, it's a longtime friend, neighbor and fellow Realtor. He tells me he's getting ready to leave on a trip and needs my help to deal with three unexpected problems.

He was taking the garbage out to the four family container in the alley where he discovered three very small kittens. Someone had put them in the garbage can.

I brought the kittens home. My husband and I cleaned them and began feeding them kitten formula every four hours using a miniature bottle specifically designed for this purpose. It's amazing what you can find at Pet Smart. As it turned out the kittens were less than 14 days old.

All three were incredibly cute and had totally different personalities. One could only blink one eye at a time, one kitten would blink both eyes every time she meowed and one kitten spent his time sleeping except when he was eating. My husband named them Wynken, Blynken and Nod.

After a couple of days we were able to find a very nice lady, Sheila, who rescues kittens, (who require bottle feeding), and she agreed to take care of Wynken, Blynken and Nod until permanent homes could be found. We spoke with her yesterday and all three kittens are doing well. As Paul Harvey would say, "and now, you know the rest of the story".

So all's well that ends well, right? No, all is not well, what if my friend hadn't decided to take the garbage out that afternoon and simply left town, what if the garbage truck had come and emptied the container before the kittens were discovered. What if...?

I don't understand how this could happen. There are public and private resources, rescue shelters, wonderful individuals like Sheila, options are available, I've listed several in previous posts.

What's wrong with these people? I don't understand how a human being with the smallest amount of conscience could throw helpless animals out as though they were trash. How do people become this callous and uncaring? How do they sleep at night?

I'm angry and I don't know what to do with my anger. I thought writing this post might help.

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Nancy Laswick Phoenix and Scottsdale Area Realtor

       
           
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Nancy - WOW I AM *SO* MAD READING THIS...!  Covered in goosebumps (how I show my anger).  I don't understand how ANYONE could be so cruel - to KITTENS!!!!   Adorable ones, at that!  Thankfully your friend was in the right place at the right time, and kudos to you both for cleaning them up and taking them on so they had a shot!  Sheila is an angel, too - there's no way I could bottle-feed such young kittens and ever give them up - I'd become the "Crazy Cat Lady" in no time...!

My mom works at a vet in Scottsdale Horizon Animal Hospital and they see all kinds of horrible stories like this.  She used to foster kittens until she ended up keeping one, 10 yrs ago in Michigan.  People really piss me off sometimes....!

May 12, 2012 03:05 PM #1
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Thank you so much for taking the time to share the whole story with us, Nancy - and you, Sheila and your wonderful colleague are angels! I simply don't understand WHY anyone would abandon them in this way - so heartless, so cruel.  Who could look at these sweet little faces and not just melt....?

May 13, 2012 02:03 AM #2
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Nancy Laswick
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Sharon - Sheila IS an angel and admitted that it will be hard for her to give up the kittens when that time comes. I don't know how your Mom deals with what she sees, I would go home so depressed.

Karen, it was hard to let them go after only two days, after a week I would have been mom to 5 cats! Yikes! Left to my own devices I could easily become a "cat lady"!

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Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Sunny San Diego

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