The past two days have been complete madness. Living in Denver, Colorado has to be one of the most enjoyable and beautiful things, until you have to continue your rescue work in a snowstorm.
Yesterday I woke up to chaos of icy roads and flipped over cars, in addition to the news that I had to drive well over an hour, to pick up a group of cats. We had just agreed to take them from an overcrowded shelter and they were safe. When I arrived at the vet, I discovered that three of them had ringworm and another one was possibly positive for FIV. My vet instructed me to come back the next day, while the lab, re-ran her test results.
Today, I woke up to a lovely text from my vet, the cat was in fact negative. As I was driving to pick her up, the highway was still slick and it was rush hour. I felt myself becoming very frustrated with the entire situation, until I noticed something…
The beautiful view in front of me… There it was, right over the parking lot of cars. Gorgeous Colorado mountains, with a breath-taking sunset behind it. It is moments like these, where I really step back and think. I was sitting in traffic with a beautiful view, listening to music all for the sake of saving lives… That doesn’t sound so bad, does it?
Rescue work is tiring, rescue work is hard, but it is beautiful and SO worth it.
Next time you feel yourself becoming frustrated or down, just change your focus slightly, and you will begin to see the beauty.