Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Ask

One of the caregivers wrote in and said there had been a change of management in the area she was looking after. She said that she had spoken to the new man who seemed to be in charge and he had something along the lines of the fact that some cats could be saved, but not all of them. She said that she was too scared to ask what had happened, and I can understand that, but it clearly weighed on her mind so she wrote to ask if I could help.

First of all, if something like this happens though, do ask - even if you think you might not like the answer. For one thing, knowing what the person meant is definitely better than not knowing - it'll definitely be bugging you all along and it may not have been anywhere as bad as what you thought it might be.

Second, even if it is bad news or news you don't like, you can start to deal with it. For example, say the person says they want to clear all the cats, you have advance notice and can start doing something immediately to stop it happening, rather than be caught unawares later on.

Third, the person who is in charge may be operating on misconceptions - ie they want to remove all the cats because they think that the cats will breed and breed and cause all manner of problem. Here's a good opportunity to speak to them about TNRM and to clear up their misconceptions. If you can explain TNRM, then don't feel embarrassed to start a conversation about it. Even if they do ask you something you don't know, let them know you'll find out and get back to them.

It'll be better for your peace of mind - and for the safety of the cats.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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24/1/07 7:51 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Hi Amelia, I didn't think it's a good idea to leave your email on what is essentially a board anyone can come by. I'll drop you an email.

25/1/07 12:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please let the caregiver know that town council SERVE her and other residents. They are emperorors to which we must kowtow to.
Email to him what she has done and what TnRM is all about, the misconceptions of some TC officers about "cat problems" and cc to the CEO and the MP.

25/1/07 6:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please let the caregiver know that town council SERVE her and other residents. They are NOT emperorors to which we must kowtow to.
Email to him what she has done and what TnRM is all about, the misconceptions of some TC officers about "cat problems" and cc to the CEO and the MP.

25/1/07 6:33 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Well it wasn't a TC in this case and when we wrote in, he seemed receptive and asked for a meeting to find out more.

25/1/07 9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Dawn.Hope to receive your email soon:)

Regards,
Amelia

25/1/07 2:11 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Amelia, I sent it off last night. Drop me an email if you didn't get it.

25/1/07 2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dawn,

Emailed you.

Regards,
Amelia

25/1/07 8:23 PM  

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