Right now, Covid cases are down in the area, restrictions are easing, and I decided I wanted to expand my circle of activities. Most of my volunteer work is for my church and a fellowship I belong to. When I saw on Facebook that a local cat rescue organization was looking for additional help, I filled out an application. Today I attended a volunteer orientation.
The rescue organization's website has many different activities to choose from, but all of them start with shifts at their adoption center. Before Covid the center used to be open for drop-in visits, and Hubby Tony and I had been there a couple of times. It was a fun place, and I was excited to see some of what went on behind the scenes.
When I walked up to the center's door I was happy to see a large sign mandating masks for everyone. There were three other women being oriented. One of them was about my age. The other two appeared to be in their mid-20s After a tour of the building we started our tasks for the day. They included feeding the cats, filling dry food and water bowls, scooping litter, cleaning, vacuuming, and washing the floor. With so many hands the work went quickly and then we got to hang out with the cats.
My two hour shift flew by. When I got home I washed my hands so Jackson Cat wouldn't be able to smell all the other kitties I spent time petting. I wouldn't want him to think I was being disloyal.