Number two: Come to the realization that you will indeed contract mange for the second time in a month.
Number three: Turn the corner to be handed a neonatal kitten in a cardboard box. Pick up the kitten and realize that the tiny creature is well into the final death throes. Explain to the man who handed the kitten to you that no, you are not God and you do not have it within your power to breathe life back into the dying kitten, and that even though he 'seemed fine this morning', he is now drawing his last breath. Tell him to hold the tiny animal until their spirit breaks free of their body, that sometimes that is all you can do for them--be there with them at the end.
Number four: Discover that the last cat who was abandoned inside the store, who has had to be isolated and calmed, worked with, and cajoled into trusting you... she has gone into heat overnight. Just perfect.
Number five: Do a visual inspection of all cats in your care and rejoyce that the tiny tiger with a digestive issue finally has firm poops. Score.
Number six: Discover that there were chips and scones left over from the weekend.... disregard the fact that this is not a real dinner and scarf down twelve artisanal grain chips, one lemon scone, and four spoonfulls of Ben & Jerry's. Thank goodness for the staff room freezer. Take note that you will pay for this supremely non-nutritive indulgence in the morning.
Number seven: Wait until close for the cat to be dropped off that a girl absolutely had to 'get rid of' by today or her parents were turning her out into the street. Apologize to the Foster who actually showed up to take the kitty. Curse the flake who didn't bother to bring the cat to safety.
Number eight: Be thankful that you had a great fellow team leader with you for the evening to laugh with about the ridiculous and share the burden of responsibility. Thank God that there are indeed good people out there.
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