A short work week has brought a new arrival at Golden Pines. On Monday I was contacted by the rescue and asked about helping to spring a senior girl from a shelter in a neighboring county from where I live. Coincidentally, other "confinement facilities" are right next to the animal shelter. Appropriate or ironic or both?
But the timing worked perfectly. I had taken yesterday afternoon off work, and even though I had self-made plans, I was happy to have a good reason to change them.
~An "Old Lady" in the shelter~
Picked up as a stray, and named "Old Lady" by the shelter, because, they said, "she's an old lady" is estimated to be about 12 years old (not too old!). This past Saturday, the shelter took her to the vet and she was diagnosed with cystitis, mammary tumors, and with two large tumors that the vet feels are inoperable, she has been given a "cautious prognosis." And with the time for her owners to come forward to claim her having passed, it is now time for Old Lady to start a new life.
That new life began with a new name. So, two old ladies talked about it on the hour drive home. After trying on several names, we have settled on the name Millie. It's a name she responds to, and it just seems to fit her.
~Old Lady's response to the name Millie~
Because Millie is not feeling well, intros to our crew have been very limited. I'll do longer intros through the day today. The plan for Millie is for her to see the vet for a full check up, which is scheduled for Saturday. Once we have all of those test results, the coordinator for the rescue will look for another foster home for Millie - Because she can't stay here......can she?