I'm not sure if yesterday's post conveyed just how upset I was about the Petsmart/rescue experience I had had. Quite simply, it ruined my day and had me feeling really low about rescue work, about all the "Gary's" out there and my inability to save them all or to at least make a serious dent in this problem.
Then later on last night, I was working away on rescue stuff and these pictures of Red (who is now the poster boy for the main page of my blog in case anyone is wondering who that gorgeous orange boy is!) came in from his parents.
Some would say I'm sure that my receiving these last night was just a coincidence - and that's fine; but I personally don't believe in coincidences, I believe everything happens for a reason. To me, these photos were Heavenly Father's way of bringing me back to the good in rescue and the good work that is being done by countless volunteers the world over, who every day make a huge difference in the lives of cats just like our Red. This was His way of bringing my eye back to the ball if you will, reminding me of what's most important, and I so needed that.
Not every abandoned cat is going to be as lucky as our Red, that's the sad and brutal truth of it. But I have to continue to try and help and to remember that I'm not in this alone - there's a huge army of others who worry and care and try to do their part to help as much as possible, and there's all the animals who ARE being saved - that's the most important part.