For those who don't know, Russia is mostly populated by stay cats and dogs. I'm almost sure if you google it, there's a 3:1 ratio of strays to humans. Usually they live quite well during the warmer seasons as the old grannies feed the cats constantly. The dogs usually fend for themselves and live in packs. Colder weather makes things more complicated, especially for the small ones.
That's how I met this small cutie. When I found her she was crossing a road and almost run over by an old soviet car. It was bitterly cold and wet that day. She was dirty and covered in fleas. On top of all that, the poor thing was malnourished.
The Russian gave me an ultimatum: bring her home and take responsibility of her or leave her there. I'd be surprised if she lasted more than few days.
She refused to let me carry her. Good thing I'm stronger. So I covered her with a plastic bag up to the neck to prevent fleas from jumping off on me and other people. That's how I ended up with Master (Missy, for short)
It's been a few days now. She's now flea- free, warm, and demands constant feeding.She also wakes me up every morning and meows until I feed her or bring her on to the bed with me to sleep. She's even using her litter box. Smart little thing.
Office days and hospital stays.
I'm not sick but the Russian is behind on some case histories. This is his office in the hospital, believe it or not. A shock to westerners who aren't used to non-sterile white doctor's offices filled with medical equipment and anatomy posters. But the sad lack of equipment and even medicine is a common part of life Russians have to deal with especially in the countryside. sadly, many times a person could've been saved or healed if only there'd been more access to the necessities. Sad part is, there's more chances of the hospital closing down than medicine being brought in due to corruption poverty and lack of care. #corruption#корупцияроссии#realtalk#realrussia#russia#россия#fall#fallishere#leaveschanging#countryside