Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Animal Patrol to the Rescue!

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When driving I usually become "animal patrol to the rescue". I'm always paying attention to see if something is jumping in front of us. I would feel terrible if a daddy raccoon never makes it home! I'm sure if I ever hit a deer I would jump out of the car and start CPR on it. Seriously!
My mom is the same way, one time when she was visiting us we were driving back from my english classes where I didn't learn much because I knew the colors, numbers and body parts before coming here[click]. In the middle of the road there was a turtle, we looked at each other and yelled at the same time -"we have to save it!" I immediately hit the brakes and made a U turn that is usually seen in the "Fast and Furious" movies. I was so proud of my stunt car skills! My mom jumped out of the car and ran to get the turtle (c'mon mom it's not like it was going to out run you) and moved it to the grass. We were laughing so hard making fun of how we acted like we were saving a baby from a burning house!! We were really hoping my mom moved the turtle to the side of the road that the turtle was going. If not, some turtle is really mad at us!!

June 10th we left for Alabama to attend Sharlyn and Lee'
s wedding (post will follow).
The night before we left, we were coming back home from Fort Wayne driving on a 55mph busy road.
On the side of the road there was a tiny kitty trying to hide in the grass. My eagle eyes spotted it and we decided to stop and bring it home. It was a female, of course, she was so cute and pretty, pink nose and everything! We fed her, she was starving, and took it to the humane society.I'm really mad at the people that decided to throw the kitty to the side of the road. We have a humane society in Butler, just take it there like we did. I can't believe people would think that is a better idea to leave the animal to die of hunger.

Funny Story. We have a female cat named Cleo, when we came back from Alabama she had a huge tummy. Did I mention that Cleo is not fixed and she was in heat two weeks before we left? So my first reaction was, oh my gosh, she is pregnant!! What are we going to do?!! What are we going to do with the kittens? I don't want to deal with this, she is so tiny she is going to die during labor! She is an inside cat, how did she get pregnant? Maybe she sneaked out and we didn't realize it. I was freaking out!!
The next day Randy called the vet to see if there was a way to "put an end to the pregnancy." I couldn't believe we were discussing the "A" word at our home. The vet asked us how we thought she got pregnant being an inside cat.

Were your windows closed? Yes

Do you have screens in the windows? Yes

Has she been outside? Nope

There is a male cat in the house? No


So, how again you think she got pregnant? I don't know, maybe she is the Immaculate Conception Cleo of the cats!! It turned out that she wasn't pregna
nt (yes, my IQ dropped 20 points in the vet office). She had anxiety from us not being home and ate her days away!!


The tiny cutie we found on the side of the road. She is at the Butler Humane Society if you wish to adopt her!!


El 10 de Junio nos fuimos a Alabama a la boda de Sharlyn (mi cuñada) y de Lee. (Escribire de nuestro viaje mas tarde). La noche anterior veniamos de vuelta a nuestra casa manejando por una carretera super transitada a 80 Kilometros por hora. Cuando de repente mis ojos de aguila ven a un gatito chiquitito tratando de esconderse en el pasto al lado de la carretera. Con Randy decidimos devolvernos y recogerlo. Era una gatita de los mas linda!! Rubia y de ojos azules la rompecorazones, con su naricita rosadita. Estaba limpia y para nada destrunida, lo que me hizo pensar que la habian botado ese mismo dia. La llevamos a nuestra casa y le dimos agua y comida, estaba super hambrienta. Despues la llevamos a la Protectora de Animales.
Me dan tanta rabia ese tipo de personas. Tenemos una Protectora de Animales super buena donde vivimos, porque no la llevaron ahi como nosotros lo hicimos. En que cerebro es mejor idea tirarla en la carretera para que se muera de sed, hambre o que la atropellen.

Una de las cosas que me encantan de vivir aqui, es la variedad de fauna silvestre. Hay tantos animalitos silvestres que uno ve diariamente (venados, tortugas, mapaches, conejos, ardillas, zorrillos, patos, gansos y muchos mas que nunca he visto en Chile capaz por la diferencia climatica o porque la zona central de Chile es tan seca y arida, la verdad que en Chile nunca he visto animales silvestre, solo perros callejeros)
Cuando vamos manejando me transformo en "Patrulla Animal al Rescate", estoy siempre poniendo atencion. Uno nunca sabe cuando un animalito suicida va a atravesarse delante del auto. Y me sentiria devastada si atropello a un papi mapache y nunca vuelve a su casa.
Estoy segura si alguna vez atropello a un venado (toquen madera!!) iria a su rescate y empezaria primeros auxilios y respiracion boca a boca. - "No me abandones venado, sigue conmigo. No sigas la luz, no entres al tunel. NO!!!!

Una vez, cuando mi mami estaba visitandonos y me acompañaba a mis clases de ingles veniamos de vuelta y una tortuga estaba en la mitad del camino. Nos miramos al mismo tiempo y dijimos: -"tenemos que salvarla"! Inmediatamente frene e hize una vuelta en U, digna de ser vista en la pelicula "Rapido y Furioso" Mi mama corrio a sacar la tortuga del camino (mami, estoy segura que si hubieras caminando igual hibas a llegar a la tortuga, no es que se hiba a poner a correr y ganarte!!) Despues estabamos muertas de la risa, por todo el show que hicimos, reaccionamos como si estubieramos salvando a un bebe de una casa en llamas!! Ojala que mi mami haya movida la tortuga la lado del camino que la tortuga queria ir. O si no el favor flaco que le hicimos!
Va a estar toda enojada caminando de vuelta.

Hablando de gatitas bonitas, cuando volvimos la Cleo estaba super pansona. Mi primera reaccion fue pensar que estaba embarazada. Porque dos semanas antes de irnos habia estado en celo.
No estaba muy feliz con la idea y se me salio el Aravena que llevo adentro. Que vamos a hacer con gatitos? Como paso si es gata de "adentro"? La Cleo es tan chiquitita que se va a morir en el parto!! Ha esta altura el Aravena ya habia salido y el Garay venia en camino, Ah!! salvece quien pueda!!! Capaz la Cleo se escapo y no me di cuenta o un gato se metio a la casa. Grrrr!!!

Randy llamo al veterinario para ver si habia una forma de "terminar con el embarazo". Nunca pense que estariamos consideranco la palabra que empieza con "A" y termina con "borto" en mi casa!! Cuando llegamos con la Cleo el veterinario nos pregunto como pensamos que quedo embarazada.

Estaban las ventanas cerradas? Si
Tienen malla las ventanas? Si
Ha salido a la calle la gata? No
Hay un gato macho en la casa? No

Entonces como piensa que su gata quedo embarazada?
No se!! Capaz ella es la Imaculada Concepcion Virgen Cleo de los gatos!!

Despues de toquetearla el veterinario nos dijo que no estaba embarazada.
Lo que paso es que le dio depre y ansiedad estando solita y comio como chanchita.

Mi coeficiente intelectual bajo como 20 puntos, despues de haber llevado a la gata por su embarazo imaginario!!