spring has sprung
April 13, 2011
Hello! Sorry I haven't been terribly active with the blogging. Life has been a little crazy of late. This past weekend was Relay for Life, an annual, 24-hour walk that Oxy hosts every year to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Clubs, Greek organizations, sports teams, and regular students all form teams that raise money and have at least 1 member on the track for the full 24 hours. Students sleep on the football field in blankets, sleeping bags, and tents, and it's always a great bonding experience. There are performances, competitions, and games throughout, so there's lots to do in addition to just walking and hanging out with friends. So that went from 5PM on Friday to 5PM on Saturday and took up a bunch of time. Then, at 7, I walked to Delta to meet the group of my sisters that was going rollerskating for a few hours! We carpooled to this funky little rink in Glendale and went roller skating with a 70s theme. It was super fun, even though I was terrible and almost wiped out like 15 times. At 9:15PM or so, we decided to leave the rink so that we could all get back to campus and get ready to go out to various social events happening that night. But while walking back my car, the five us heard this tiny mewing sound. My roommate and I got out our little flashlight key chains and went into the dark parking lot towards the sound and found two teeny, tiny kittens that had clearly just been born. We wrapped them up in old shirts from my car and drove to the Pasadena Animal Control Center, only to find out that they couldn't keep them because they were too small. Luckily, one of the girls I was with is from nearby, and her friend's mom volunteered to take them. So we drove to La Canada where she lives, washed the kittens with cotton pads, fed them with eye droppers, and prepared a box with a heating pad underneath to keep them warm. We headed back to school around 1AM, exhausted but pleased with the night's accomplishment. At last check in, both kittens were doing well, and I've posted a picture so that you can all see just how adorable they are!