Dear Mother Nature,
I know we haven't always seen eye to eye on things. First, I want to thank you for not putting any more bugs in my food, but I need to ask for one more favor. It's not for me, it's for my cats. The ring worm that's eating away at their skin is killing me.
We were just trying to do something nice by fostering a couple of kitties. Giving a mom cat and her son a chance to get out of their cage and have a home. See, I've always fostered kitties, because I love them and it breaks my heart to think that a kitty would spend it's whole life in a cage. But, I should've made sure they had a vet checkup before bringing them home. Now I'm seeing new fur-less patches and scabs on Minnie and Mary every day.
They've gone through a round of oral medicine, which made Mary vomit 2-4 times a day. (Often at night, on my bed or in the pathway to the kitchen.) I've given them baths that made them hate me. Gotten bitten because they hated me. I've got creams, lotions and wipes to dab on them but nothing is working so far. To be honest, I'm a little depressed. Now, the vet is saying that they'll have to shave Minnie and dip her a few times to make sure the medicine is getting to her skin. To be honest, this makes me want to cry.
If I have to see my little black kitty turned into Mr. Bigglesworth, I will be heartbroken. I wish it had been me who got ringworm, at least I don't have all that fur, so my skin would be easy to keep clean. Mininie's been my pet panther for 5 years now and the thought of having her wake up looking like a pink mole rat one day, breaks my heart.
I hate to bring up financial matters too, but this really isn't a good time for me to be dropping $400 on treatments that aren't working and with no end in sight. Especially, since I just dropped $700 to repair the air conditioner yesterday. I would appreciate any little of bit luck or strength that you can send my way.
And yes, I know that what I am dealing with is pretty low on the scale of human suffering. I know that there are people dealing with genocides, concentration camps and life threatening diseases who are in more need of your help, than me. However, if you can manage to be a few places at once...I'd really appreciate it.
In addition, I do vow to not let this stop me from fostering animals. I will just be smart about it in the future and ask for a health check first. I have nothing but appreciation for the millions of people who take families of cats and dogs into their homes everyday to raise. Some of these people do so while living in one bedroom apartments, which can't be easy. Humans can be amazing.
But again, Mother Nature, I ask for your help and assistance.
Merrie K. (a.k.a. Hopeless in North Carolina)