There are advantages and disadvantages to being thegoodmuse.
Advantage – people come and ask you to help them like you are a superhero.
Disadvantage – people come and ask you to help them like you are a superhero.
Couple thegoodmuse reputation with the fact that I’ve gained a certain notoriety, in my circle of friends, for fixing minor animal maladies and the result is when an animal in distress is found within a 10 mile radius I get the call.
Often, I think I should just open my own zoo.
I got one of those infamous distress calls a week ago. My friend’s high school class had just rescued a scraggly kitten who was being messed* with by some evil students (totally seeing red).
Could I make the kitten better while a student or two checks with their parents to see if they can keep him? Oh well. Let’s try.
Kitten was handed to me in a Frito Lays box. She was shaking, covered in dirt, gunk oozed from one eye, and she clearly had never had a decent meal. Ewww gunk.
Anyway… four washes, bottle-feeding, and a few days of cuddling and the Kitten is as good as new. Better than new actually, she’s a master of manipulation – rubbing against legs, purring, and giving kisses (at 5 weeks – impressive).
However, as with most of these cases, the people that said they might want her in her state of absolute desperation have faded away.
So if anyone needs a bouncy kitten write me at firstname.lastname@example.org. No doubt she’ll find a good home so I’m not stressing my “superhero” self.
*I’m not going to describe what was being done to the little one but some people should be hung by their toes, etc. etc. etc…