This just made me smile...
Tonight my dad told me about something that happened at his work.
He is the general sales manager for a company, and on their campus they have a large mill where they weld wire.
(BTW - The president of the company LOVES cats. I rescued a 5-week old kitten after her litter and mother had been killed, and my dad's boss took the cat to live in the office building, and wander around the company campus as she pleases. She is the most spoiled cat I've ever seen. Her name is Belle and if she's decided to take a nap on a chair in the board room when a meeting is scheduled? Someone gets to drag in another chair because heaven forbid
anyone disturb the boss's little princess while she's asleep!)
Anyway, a VERY sick and VERY emaciated stray cat wandered over to the mill the other day. One of the welders at the plant decided he was going to take the stray, sick, soon-to-die cat and chuck her in the river.
Another welder held the guy off and came into the offices to let people know there was a stray cat at the mill... My dad heard, and knowing how much his boss likes cats, he went and let his boss know.
The president got someone to cover the (nice) welder's position and sent him to take the nearly-dead cat to the vet.
Days and days in the animal hospital, and over five thousand dollars in veterinary bills later, the company now has TWO kitties living there.
The new kitty, named Polly now, is still very skittish. But she's got a home and she'll be well-cared for, always.
Okay, I'm going to work. I hope that made someone else smile. It totally made my night. I wish I had the money to do stuff like that... But even though I don't, it's still so
nice to see someone wealthy who will
spend $5,000 of his own money in a heartbeat to save a stray cat who shows up at his company's doorstep.