ASPCA Kitten Nursery Training Update

Today is my last day of training, and tomorrow is my first actual workday. I keep leaving things behind at the Kitten Nursery. Is this a sign that my brain is going or that I don’t ever want to leave?? Yesterday I left behind my notebook and manual, the day before the book I was reading and my hat. It’s very embarrassing. Anyway, my sense of this job is that it’s going to be a lot of hard work in addition to KITTENS! Not a complaint, just saying. There’s a strict protocol for everything, and you can see why they have such a low mortality rate. Every last possible thing that can be done to keep these kittens alive is done, and we have to follow every instruction to the letter. Which means pretty much constant cleaning. And constant glove changing.

There is a possibility that we’ll get our first batch of kittens tomorrow. I think I mentioned that I can’t take pictures of them to show you, alas. But I’ll try to post other animals pictures on the days I talk about KITTENS!

First up. I was taking a picture of this magnificent dog when one of the women leaned over to give him a hug. So I’ve titled this photograph: Puppy Love.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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