Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday, October 24

Oh my, what a busy day. Actually, what a busy week this has been. We've had visitors which we love. We've had treatments going on. We've had adoptions! We have the Raffle going on! We're also starting to get organized for the Catapalooza. This week went way too fast. Cats are happy--they enjoy busy-iness, especially if they get their chicken!

We have lots of thanks to give. I am always so grateful for the help you give us.
Kerswill--donation in honor of her 4 furnieces and furnephews. They sponsored Preakness, Ratchet, Penelope and Tabitha.
Coralie P from Australia--donation in honor of Coralie, also in honor of her upcoming wedding!
Kelly L--donation to FFRC
Donnajb--donation to sponsor Trucker
Michele S from MI--donation to FFRC
Vivienne R from WI--donation to FFRC
Kikimycat--4 cases of Friskies pate
Liz G/natureluver from TX--Halloween 3D card, 6 bags kitty snackers. Also Hello Kitty items--for use however FFRC can use them (2 kids life jackets, sunglasses, arm floats, flip flops, water bottles)  Also box of magnet bonder clips, 10 scotch tape rolls, cat coffee mug, pencils
Billie K--5 extra big boxes of Friskies
Anonymous Friend--54 pack of Fritos class mix
Zoolove--12 pack Friskies Treasures, bag of fun size candy (54)
RoBot-Man--large bag of chocolate starlight mints candy
Joni R--visitor for 3 days--pecan pie, 1 Reese PB cup to wash the pie down with!
Eric, Carrie and Jimmy--3 cases of Friskies
SonJa--butterfly note pads, zip lock bags, stickers, appetizers, maple sugar candy, lots and lots of chicken for Trucker and friends, Smarties and coffee crisp bars
Arden & Charmaine--6 of the 40# bags of Precious Cat litter!!
Mayumi--FFRC Nation Tokyo branch--2 boxes of Tullies (chicken and tuna), bag of Crispy Kiss snackers and 2 packages of meat fillets which the cats love!
Jatcat--4 beds for the Covies
Barbara W from Virginia--case of Fancy Feast gravy lovers and 4 cases of Gerber baby food
Tigercat/aunty Julie--2 cases Fancy Feast kitten turkey, 4 boxes of Whiskas Puurfectly Fish and a big bag of Purina One
Ezis--2 cases of Friskies pate and a case of Fancy Feast grill
Pam T--step 2 Up and Down Elephant slide---the cats and kittens LOVE it! 
Rosemary B from South Africa--5 awesome, beautiful afghans  We will have these in a raffle.  Big giant thanks

We've had several adoptions this week. Yesterday Joanne Ellen was adopted. She went to a wonderful family with a young boy that will call Joanne Ellen his own! The next one was Caleb. He went to a teenager girl who already loved him! I love these adoptions! 

We had a special adoption today. Snappy went to his new home! He went with Jenny and Brent who are from Canada and has adopted from us before. I am thrilled for Snappy. As you probably know, he has that desire to go outside. The good thing with Jenny and Brent is they have a beautiful backyard that is 100% cat proof and cat save.  No cats can get out and no cats can get in. It's wonderful! I do believe this is a perfect situation for Snappy. 

Tomorrow we will have BOXES at 5:30 pm and then our Raffle Drawing at 6:00. We have quite a few consolation prizes too that we will be drawing names for! It's time to have fun! 

I'm sorry, but this will be a short blog. Time has just been flying this week. Know that the cats are all doing great! Tomorrow Gusti and Trucker get their sutures removed.  Next Weds., Trucker is scheduled for his next surgery. Hard to believe it'll be 2 weeks already since his first. He's buzzing around here like a speedy boy! 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday, October 21

Moose is a kangaroo! That boy can leap straight up in the air! He is one busy boy--all the time. Such a joy! He's a loving kitten, huge drive to play hard and is so very cute! He makes working at the desk a bit difficult at times, because he has to help me so so much, but wow--what a great kitten! And then if you mix Jarvis with Moose, you'd never need any other entertainment but to watch these two in action.! 

Little Merlee Jo is doing better. Her poor little bum is still very sore but each day it's improving. She's down now on the floor enjoying all the toys, things to climb and her new kitty friends. Yesterday we got all the kittens and cats up to date on their vaccinations, wormings, testings, etc. Not too much complaining from them, as I promised to use a little baby neeble, as Derecho calls it! All the kittens have fully recovered from surgeries. 

Another two-some kittens are Dickens and Abner, the beige brothers. What one doesn't think of, the other does. Their morning routine includes sitting in the big sink in the front Thumper's Room, plucking out any of the spoons, forks, dishes that's in the sink. One by one they drop them over the edge. I think they like hearing them clink on the floor. Two wonderful cats that need their permanent homes! 

We have thanks to give. Each day gives us the opportunity to say a big thanks for your support.
Pat & Ellen from Defiance--a big batch of mailing labels for the computer
Kathy H/OrdinaryDiva from NY--a nice note, ointment for kitty eyes. The following were asked for by a starving, skin and bones, Sevaun!  2 big bags of kitty snackers and 2 tubs of Temptation snackers. They will of course, get their yummies today!
Anne B from CT--a card, a very pretty yellow crocheted shawl, owl microfiber towel, 4 bottles Dawn soap, Halloween stickers, Glor in the Dark Paint, mouse pad
Jan from HI--card with a note--kitty hot/cold bag, magnetic note pads, magnetic clip. And a variety of beautiful Hawaii calendars for the volunteers!
Anonymous Friend--stuffed lion for Mr. G, 3 Bob the Cat books, stickers, 2 super soft kitty throws (one for KK), 8 pillow cases, 4 blankies. Flag with picture of Jonah that says The Cove that Jonah Built (will go on a flag pole at Covies!)  Love this!  2 retractable leashes and 2 collars for Janie and Cami. Halloween make up, 4 sets kitty ears/tail/bow tie and 18 Halloween bags! Happy Halloween coming up!
Sherry and David with nurse Chrissy & teacher Tara--Halloween card
Abigail B--donation & Chief tape
Alan C from UT--donation
Susan M/macncheesemom from MA--donation to FFRC
Nona from NY--lots of coupons and itty bitty feathers!
Joanne B/Boudicca--In honor of Sarah, a donation to be used as Sarah would like!
Melissa L from NY--donation to FFRC
Erica B from FL--note from WIllard, our sweet boy, with an article about Hollywood Beach Cats where Jackson and August came from.  The Beach Cats there in Fl are getting wonderful, major help! So heartwarming! Also a donation to FFRC
Mike/sophieandlucysdad from MI--coupons
Diann G from IL--donation for FFRC
Ann F from NJ--donation to FFRC
Karen W from MO--a special book in memory of Magenta and Putter, called Old Cat. Special thanks!
Ann P from PA--donation to FFRC in honor of Pat C, the Thursday volunteer
Brian B--donation to FFRC--very grateful!

Tomorrow starts the beginning of our next raffle. This is known as the Warped raffle and Rosemary's too!  Rosemary's beautiful afghan from S. Africa is simply beautiful. All the other items are from Joe and Warped---awesome pieces! Plus, we have a minimum of 16 consolation prizes and this time we will show you what they are because they are really very nice! The raffle tickets can begin tomorrow, Weds. This ends 10 am on Saturday. BOXES that night will be at 5:30 pm and the Raffle will be held at 6:00. Fun times ahead. The purpose of this particular raffle?  This is the time of year we need to check and replace and restock much of our meds and test kits. This is no small matter and a must. 

Ada Jane is doing pretty good! Her appetite has really picked up this week which is so nice to see. CathyKay's kittens are growing and will be out some today to start exploring a little bit. They've had their first vaccination already. Luige is sporting some mighty big feet and he likes to get into the middle of some mighty big play action! Alma was playing with a crackly leaf that came in the door yesterday--was so nice to see her playing like that. 

We have several families looking at cats for adoptions. More later as details are worked out. Bella is still going outside to visit her doggie friends. She loves to sink down in the middle of the big red poof out there.  Pania loves her routines. Her breakfast must be given on the right side of the bench, on top of the rug! Love this about her. And Ming has his certain spot too for breakfast. Zelda just climbed the hemp wrapped pole to the ceiling---yes, she does exercise! 

Watch out for Halloween! Sounds like we have a very strange visitor coming sometime around Halloween time. I also heard Sevaun saying she was going to pass out sardines to the Covies. They can't wait! I've heard from Tim who adopted Teva and Purrzer--sounds like all is very good and happy. Both cats are happy! Just what we wish for each of these cats! 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday October 19

Our surgery day yesterday is over and recoveries went great.  I am thankful to Dr. Darcy, Amber, Lynnette, Sue and Pat for their help. The spays that we did were: Lucy Rhea, Missy Maloo, Anne Shirley, Joanne Ellen, Cathy Kay, Cita and Callie. The boys that were done: Huck, Dashielle and 2 "outside" people's cats. All went well with no complications.I'm so grateful! 

We also did many physicals. Here are those results:
Paddy Purr--will try a different med to help him with his over grooming ways. He also had an abscess on one of his shoulders that we aspirated.  Should be just fine.
August--annual physical, good
Ada Jane--recheck, one kidney, as we already know, is very small, other one is fairly normal
Debut--beginning physical, good
Joyful--annual physical, good
Kiara--annual physical, good
Penelope--annual physical, good
Lorenzo--annual physical, good   As we know, as a chronic URI, will continue nose drops
Lucy Ann--beginning physical, good
Ming--annual physical, good.  If starts to overgroom again, will try a different med
Snappy--annual physical, good
Mr. G--beginning physical, good. She does not think he's overweight--he's just a big boy!
Felicity--annual physical, good
Cozarelii--annual physical, no heart murmur detected

We also had BOXES on Friday evening. Big big gracious thanks to you all!
Beth/eaglewatcher from IL--2 bags of Lays & Doritos chips, 2 boxes of Pringle singles, Box of cookie assortment snackers--the volunteers are thankful!
Caren F--3 cases of Friskies, variety
Linda S/mls--6 cases of Friskies, variety
Janet C from VA--big bag Purina One dry, 2 cases Friskies, case of Fancy Feast Gravy Lovers
David & Christine and fur babies--4 cases of Fancy Feast kitten, 2 cases of Fancy Feast can, rainbow Yeoww toy and a catter totter piece of furniture (will be put together today!)
Aunty Fi from UK--For Jambrew when adopted: laser light, wrestle and scratch mouse, 3 toys
Clark/kitty!---a very nice letter and $5 for his mommy's birthday, for his FFRC kitty friends and a BD card and $5 for Fabio!
Joey3100--3 containers of O'Keefs hand cream---good stuff!
Hallie G from PA--donation for FFRC
Gillian--donation to help with medical expenses, in memory of Tom's birthday & their 41st wedding anniversary
Beth A from IL--paypal in honor of Lynnette's birthday for lunch for everyone!  Happy Birthday to our Lynnette friend!
Michlyn--gingersnaps for the horses, big bath towels, cookies to share and stickers for Hannah
Phil & Judy (last Sunday visit)--4 notebooks, turbo refill, 28 lg cans Friskies cat food, case of Friskies cat food, feather toy, bag of Purina One, paper towels and Tasty Treasure 12 cans
Heather--daughter of Phil & Judy--6 cat snackers, 20 appetizers and 3 cases baby food
Widdletigger--2 bags of Precious kittylitter, 40 lbs.
Donna H from PA--donation for Gusti and Trucker's medical bills

A giant thanks to Michlyn who was here for a two day visit. She was gracious to take on a couple Flash Sales, one even at 2:00 a.m. We went thru alot of inventory--and that is wonderful. 

Gusti's "uneye" looks wonderful--we apply warm compresses daily and then put on ointment in an effort to keep the sutures soft until their removal. Trucker is also doing great. It does appear that the majority of his incision area is up off the floor. That is a good thing! Dr. Darcy says---let him go and play!  We still keep an eye on him constantly though and check that site. He still goes in his pen a few times a day for a nap. I tell him to take it easy, he just runs! Him and Gusti have a good friendship.

Mr. G is doing good.  Every day we leave the door open, in the morning, for the cats to go back and forth from the Main Area to the Thumper's Room. We can do this since the population is low back there. This morning, Mr. G came clear up to the Welcome Room office. He's a bit unsure of all the hubbub the kittens create. But, he's getting braver. 

We took in a new kitten. She's a beautiful long hair calico girl. She arrived on Thursday. This little sweetie is just 8 weeks old and is much underweight from severe diarrhea and extreme overload of fleas. Fleas are gone now and we're making headway on the diarrhea. Her appetite picked up yesterday! Took 3 full baths to get clear water on her (because of the fleas). Her poor bottom area is very sore with much sloughing away of tissue.  Once the diarrhea is under full control, this should start healing.

We have names for CathyKay's kittens!  Finally!  It's taken me way too long, but they resemble each other so much that I wanted names that I could remember.  I think I have it! And there's a trick to each name to help you remember.
Intor  --  bl/wh  Right foot, Inside toe/Outside toes are black.  (name--IN,  TO for Out, R for rt foot)
Tinia  --  bl/wh  tiny white stripe on chin  (name-- Ti for Tiny)
Bounty  --  bla/wh  big white stripe on chin  (name--B for big)
Tenacity  --  black tiger/wh    (name--T for Tiger
Got it?  It'll be easy--you can remember their names now! 

Missy Maloo has now gained 8 ounces since she has arrived--she's working up!  Callie is just not too keen on the other cats, so for her to have a more restful recovery from her spay, she is spending some time in Kitty City. She enjoys people, but the cats....not so much. 

You might have noticed that little Columbus has a new friend. Ichobod is here now at the Rescue Center. He's outgrown his foster mama, Peggy.  That boy is one ornery little fella--he's here, there and everywhere! He and Columbus have so much fun together! 

Our need was great.  Our need was heard.  Our need was met.  We were drastically low on can food. With great pleasure, I can now open the doors and see the shelves are full.  My big gratitude to you. In the middle of our need, there was YOU.  Thank you. 

Have a wonderful, happy Sunday. I love our sign that says: This Rescue Center is a place of JOY! Please....only bring peace, friendship and a good heart within our Rescue Center. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thursday, October 16

Yesterday is done! Today is now the first full day of recovery for Gusti and Trucker. I'm so grateful  that their surgeries went so well.  Trucker was first. It was decided to do his right leg first. The reason is this leg had the thinnest skin and the worry of his leg developing sores was high. He has a fairly long incision, but this boy is doing awesome. He woke up smoothly and has been raring to go since he came home. He and Gusti spent the night together in Dodger's Pen. He's yowling--he interchanges it between CHICKEN NEEDED to I WANT OUT! His incision is a bit higher than his point of contact on the floor, which is good. This means he will be able to, within reason, be out on the floor.  Now, his "within reason" may be entirely different than what I think! We will have to compromise!

Gusti is doing wonderful too. She was a bit of an ornery girl at the vet's office. She didn't want on the table, didn't want to be poked, didn't want any of the vet world! All she wanted was to be with Trucker. And play.  She is a doll. No surprises removing her bad eye--she did just fine! She and Trucker rode up and back together in the same crate. She is already down on the floor playing her little heart out--I think she completely forgot that she had surgery yesterday!

We had a neat thing happen this week. About 5 days ago, we had a gorgeous gold tiger cat come to the Rescue Center. He was found by the daughter of a volunteer. Unlike most cats that come in, he looked great and was neutered! Here's the great news---he was claimed! Yes, he has a wonderful family that was so so happy to see him and get him back. They brought pictures and videos to show it was indeed the same cat. And before they even saw him, I could hear him meowing and meowing in the next room--he heard them! Out of thousands of cats that have come our way, this is only one of 3 cats that have been claimed! So happy for him and his family.

We had BOXES last night---lots and BOXES!  It was fun and I so so appreciate every single gift that was given!
Widdletigger--3 cases Friskies Variety
Joanne C/Joco--15 copies of Conversation Vol. 3. and 1 working copy of all 3 volumes signed by chatters. We will add our volunteers signatures and then raffle this!
SuzQ/Sue S--bag of Purina One, 12 cans Tiki Cat, 3 tubs Clorox Wipes
Sherry B from KY--20 crocheted kitty toys --really nice, with catnip!
Wendi B --octopus toy, 4 tubs kitty snackers, box of K-Kups Hot Cocoa, variety of flavors
LostGirl--24 kitty cards with envelopes, gift boxes with butterfly cards, book markers with nice sayings
Helen P--16 lb bag Purina One, 24 cans Fancy Feast
SonJa/Sonjamac, visitor from Toronto--8 cases of 32 Friskies can cases, 4 bags and 1 tub kitty snackers, 12 baby food jars, bag of Double Bubble Gum
Betz--18 cases Friskies and baby food jars
Zsa Zsa and mama JustMe--5 cases Friskies 
Adam R from VA--Reeses PB cups!
Kelli J--Reeses PB cups!
Elviscat--3 cases Fancy Feast variety 
Vicki B--6 great bags of Royal Canin Baby Cat
Gusti from Germany--4 cases Fancy Feast variety, 8 bags kitty snackers, 2 cases 9-Lives, 2 containers Bonito Flakes, box of Friskies gravy packets
Lannml--6 cases Appetizers variety
Conii--awesome gifts from The Art Institute of Chicago (4 sm black cat plates), Kitty candy bowl black/white and a beautiful carved wood statue--cat and baby 
Deb11111--15 wonderful awesome cases of Friskies--all flavors/varieties
iPurr from IL--towel, kitty lunch tote, cat poster book. Lots of wonderful books--will share with the volunteers, bathroom lotion dispenser and toothbrush holder. 3 resin kitties--see, speak, hear no evil! A Christmas votive candle holder, The Cats Meow Village tile
Julie & David--get well gifts for Trucker--Senses toy with catnip, Cushie bed sack, Grey leopard print soft sleep.0 mat
Joey3100--1/2 case Fancy Feast Classics, 3 cases of 32 Friskies variety.
David P from UK--donation for chicken for Trucker and Gusti
Virginia/dewbus--donation in memory of Windy, who passed at 12 yrs old
Fran D from FL--donation to help with Gusti and Trucker's surgeries
Gusti--donation to help with surgery/medical needs
Ann F from Canada--donation to help with Trucker and Gusti's surgeries
Margaret/EarthEyes from NC--donation in honor of Seymour

Please, please....check your cats and dogs for fleas. Fleas cause skin irritation, skin infection and can cause anemia which can cause death.  This is not a fun way to die. I have just seen a kitten with over probably 400-500 fleas on it.This little kitten weighs less than 1 1/2 lbs.  This body size can not fight off a flea infestation. Severe anemia is a sad, hard way to die. flea is too many.  Fleas can be prevented and they are a whole lot easier to prevent than to work with an infestation. 

Okay--line up, all you ornery whippersnappers!  I think that would probably be 2/3's of the kittens and a few adults too! Wow--what is going on this week. Super high energy level, getting into everything and then running like they don't know anything about it. They wear me out just watching them!  (don't tell them but this is just how I like them, and cuddly, which they are!!) They must all be wanting to be a part of The Great Race (song by Larissa!). 

Today we start taking things down for the winter. All the rock garden "pretties"  will be stored. Morning Glories will be pulled today. Windchimes will be stored away till spring. Our last load of hay for the winter will arrive today. Leaves are being raked often and put on the burn pile. The beds will be made special for the Barnies so they are toasty warm this winter. Lots to do and it all takes time. We seem to be doing this earlier this year. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Kitties are crazy! Cats are playing wildly. It must be the cooler weather, perhaps. And then they crash--napping piles of furriness all clumped together.  What a way to spend the day! 

Tomorrow is the big day for Trucker and Gusti. I have heard so many very kind thoughts about these two kittens. And I have also heard much worry too. You know, it's always a worry when we do surgery. For myself, I pray for a peace about these procedures. Then I try to leave it there. But I'm human, and an  A plus worrier! But I also know that they are being watched over. I will keep in touch with the mods and they will post updates for you all. And I will give each a big extra kiss from you all. I won't even "go there" as to the necessity of these two surgeries. We've gone over that already and know that it's the right thing to do. And for today, they will have all the chicken they want! 

Missy Maloo is here in the main area, just strolling around this morning. She is more relaxed each day. Still haven't seen her play yet with another kitten, but I think that time is coming. She has only gained 3 ounces while here, so we are working on that. Alma enjoyed much holding this morning. Something seemed to have spooked her today, but she relaxed and enjoyed the pettings. Joyful is so sweet--she is now meowing often during the day--it's her signal--she wants a snacker or chicken! Love her! Her stay in Kitty Kastle was so very good for her---thanks PaintedDaisy!

We have thanks to give. This Rescue Center is so grateful for the support given to us.
Cindy H from Canada and her crew--Selkie, Blue and MistyMaeMoon--donation to FFRC in honor of Canada's Thanksgiving day
Brenda Q from MI--donation to FFRC
Billie K from TX--donation to help with Gusti and Trucker's surgeries
Ann D--donation to FFRC, in honor of Beth's birthday for chicken for the cats!
Jenny and Brent from Canada (Montana & cat family!)--vinegar, Bounce sheets, PT, paper plates, Dawn dish soap, potty bags (yeah--no holes!), 3 Bounce dryer bars
Gusti from Germany--donation to FFRC in honor of Mr. G
Pam S from IL--donation in honor of Beth's birthday
Cheryl L--3 cases Friskies (cats say extra thanks!)
Sandy L from MN--note, pop tabs for Kellen, Frolic Cat interactive toy
Faithy & Bobby--Cat dancer toys, fun things for Hannah S's birthday, case of Tiki Tuna/Crab, volunteer Planters Nuts snackers
Clark, Jessie and Family--card, happy birthday to Leonard with $5 (for special snacks!)
Henry R Peeps and Oh My Guinness--card for happy birthday to Leonard and Emma Jo with $5 each for special yums!

We took in two new cats recently. A beautiful calico cat arrived from volunteer Mary H from Arch. She's been caring for her for a few weeks. Since Dr. Darcy will be here this coming weekend, it was time to bring her. Her name is Callie (a Name a Cat name). She's a sweetie and loves to be petted. A beautiful calico girl.  

The second cat is Mr. G.  He arrived here this weekend, brought by his past owner. Mr. G could no longer stay in his home due to severe allergies of his human. But, he's doing great and seems to be happy. Mr. G is already neutered, is 10 years old and is just ounces away from being 20 pounds. He is a very big boy. Mr. G loves to be petted and he loves to be talked to. What a handsome boy--orange tiger. 

We have several cats on hold. Remember, nothing is ever definite until they actually leave! These cats are: Mathias, Nobbin, Veora, TAB, Daisy (yes, our sweet Daisy!!) and possibly Jambrew too. We also have a few other cats that are in the discussion stage! 

Jackson is right now flipping a spiral toy up in the air and is catching it. Such a joy to watch! Moose is being Moose--forever messing up my keyboard! Penelope is playing--she has certainly discovered the fun of toys. Jarvis--he's just a play machine! Such a love but is so into all the toys! I saw Lucy Rae and Huck napping together this morning. Cutie is doing good--her weight is good and she's so enjoying the kittens. Bella continues to go in/out ten times a day! She comes in, wants her baby food, then goes back out again! 

We are adding a new piece to our ceiling artwork today. It's a heart that says Where Life Begins and Love Never Ends! Love that saying. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday, October 12

Happy Sunday! It's hard to believe that it's mid October already. The leaves here are beautiful, the temps are definitely cooler and the daylight is shorter. 

We had 3 adoptions yesterday! Bunny, our adult, was adopted by a friend and moderator, Gem/Edna. I've seen pics already that she's sent and looks like things are already working out. I'm always extra happy when we find a home for an adult! We also had Aubie and Hillsborough go to their new home together. They have 2 young boys that are so excited! Love these adoptions!

Little Jambrew is on my desk, along with Moose and Jemima. Life is quiet and peaceful, until one wakes up and starts the action going again! You can tell the air is cooler--the cats snuggle up more for nap time. Trucker is right now taking a little nap in Dodger's Pen.  This will be the pen he will occupy after his surgery, until he can be down on the floor again. I will have that wonderful blue water pad for him ready on Weds. He and Gusti will travel together to the vet's that day. 

CathyKay and her kits are doing wonderful. They are enjoying the room in Cat's Corner room. The babies are more sturdy on their feet now. And oh.....their blues pretty. 

Missy Maloo has been coming up to the Main Area more and more. She's becoming braver. I can see in her eyes that she is becoming happier. I'm waiting for the day when I see her start interacting with another kitten--that will be nice to see. 

We have some thanks to give.
Timo H from Findland--donation to FFRC
Domingo F--donation to FFRC
PSW--donation to help with the Porchie Haven project
Timbrwolfpup/Kelli--bag of snack size Twizzlers, Kraft caramels and a box of CHeetos snack packs
Angelface/Linda C--a gorgeous "lapghan", cat on cat, black and white.  It's just simply amazing!
Anonymous Friend--24 large rolls of Sparkle paper towels
Kerswill--big bag of Purina One cat food, Easy Life hammock/scratcher
Anonymous Friend--memorial stones for Saide and Mudjie for Albert's Garden--special thanks. Sadie's stone says "Sadie, Our Special Inky" and Mudjie's stone says "Mudjie. Purrs and Sandpaper Kisses,"

Bella is like a revolving door. She's in and out and in and out. We made a sign "Bella is In" and "Bella is Out" so we can keep track of her. She sure doesn't seem to mind the coolness or the sprinkles. She just snugs right into her poof! 

Jersey just climbed up the Kuranda Tower and went thru the window to be in the Kitty Kabana Room. Just 2 feet over is the doorway, but he prefers climbing! It's amazing---we can have a very quiet time, all is sleeping or playing quietly.  All that we need to do is rustle the plastic that the chicken is in, and presto---a bunch of cats emerge out of nowhere! Simply amazing. 

Cita is growing. She loves to climb and easily makes her way up and down. I saw her carry a snacker the other night, way up high, just to eat it. Forest is everyone's friend. He loves to play and is nice to all the kittens. Vernon is growing. He's still a bit "snorkly" but seems to be getting over this. Right now, the general health of all the cats and kittens is good.

Surgery will be this coming Saturday, the 18th. Tentatively we have Lucy Rhea, Huck, Missy Maloo, Anne Shirley, Dashielle, Cita, Mathia, We also have some physicals to be given. On Monday we will be doing the weigh-in to check weights for surgery. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thursday, October 9

Here a poof, there a poof, everywhere a poof! Yes, this morning at 10:00 on the cam we will have our next mini Flash Sale. We'll be showing the small poofs and big ones. The small ones are $30 and the big ones are $50--includes shipping. These poofs are like the ones Bella loves so much! Then this afternoon at 3:00 we will have another mini Flash Sale. This will be for some really nice trivets--would make nice Christmas presents/stocking stuffers! 

Friday morning at 9:30 will be our last mini Flash Sale. Pat C , our Thursday volunteer has made quite a few of her wonderful handwarmers---all in such a variety of colors! These are $7 a pair. Think Christmas/winter! 

Just want to say a big thank you for the support shown for this week's mini Flash Sales. The purpose is to help us with some bills that came up --there were 4 of them. 
1-electrician's work to Porchie Haven
2-to fix our flooding problem--an extra downspout and a sump pump
3-to repair the wiring to the water pump
4-new door very much needed for front office

On the Flash Sales, we will be waiting until Friday noon to start packing things up. This will help us save on postage, if we can pack same orders to same persons! We will get things out as fast as possible. 

Jemima is a lovebug. She has decided that life is good and fun. Lucy Ann is also becoming adventurous. She wanders all of the Rescue Center now. A very nice young cat. Emma Jo had a birthday this week--she received extra chicken, which she gobbled up! Thomas seems to be back on track--has a bounce to his step again. We sure do love this boy. 

We have thanks to give for the BOXES and goodies we've received. Thank you so much.
Aliece T from Australia--donation for FFRC
Jakesmeowmy--donation for FFRC, in memory of Hank
Kerswill--in memory of Hank--bag of RC dry kitten food, crinkle tunnel, 3 cases 9-Lives, 3 cases Fancy Feast kitten
Anonymous Friend--case of Friskies Fillets, 5 cat dancers, 5 Yeoooow Bananas, 5 packs kitty snackers, 2 cases tuna Friskies, 2 cases Tasty Treasures Friskies
Jatcat--4 cushies/cat beds for the "Hank's Huts" in Porchie Haven
Piperjo--2 Yeooow Bananas, Easy Life scratch bowl bed
Medic101/Laura--2 cases Fancy Feast gravy love/seafood grill
Joco51--2 toner cartridges
Shona_Anne and BuffyPotter (Scottish branch of FFRC)--card, enamel owl brooch (beautiful), rose quartz friendship bracelet, pawprint blankies for kitties, kitty snackers, vanilla bath set, wall heart plaque "Where life begins and love never ends" (will put on ceiling in Kabana), chicken/fish jerky for the kitties, little china Dutch shoes, wood token colorful elephant
Timbrwolfpup/Kelli--1000 plastic spoons, sugar free Russell Stovers candies, snackers for volunteers--nutter butter, cookies, Welches fruit snacks, rice krispie treats and also a case of Friskies Pate
Vicki B--2 boxes of those wonderful woolzies dryer balls
Kelly R from CA--RC dry kitten food, 2 rolls of packing tape, coupons, baby food meat hars, appetizers, case of Fancy Feast can food
Sheila/oilsandsgirl--case of 24 big cans of tuna!
Wendi B/wendilin--lots of large pieces of fleece fabric!
Beachkatz/Carla C--envelope with lots of large pipe straws (kitties love these!), donation in memory of Hank
Pablolvr--donation to sponsor Dashielle
Isabella H/Budnbits from FL--card and donation to help cover meds
Trudy S from Bryan--donation to FFRC
Clark, Jessie and rest of family--birthday card for Emma Jo and donation
Kimkost--note, misc. stamps of various denomination, 4 sheets of Forever stamps
Caity, Dexter and Shelby from PA--card and picture of Dexter and donation
Abigail B from Defiance--Chief tapes

Penelope has discovered the fun of playing! This girl has decided that there's lots of fun to be had. We moved CathyKat and her 4 kittens up to the Main Area to Cat's Corner Room. They seem quite content and the kittens are doing a bit of scurrying around. Names real soon!

We also have the 2 newer kittens--the grey/white and buff/white. Today is their first day on the floor in the back Thumper's Room. They are so very sweet. The little boy (buff/white) is now named Huck.  The little girl (grey tiger/white) is called Lucy Rhea.  These are both Name A Cat names. They are about 7 weeks old and full of fun. They will be in Main Area soon.

The cats and kittens are all on a pretty good health time right now. Every time we bring in a new cat, it brings the possibility of new virus's  being introduced. Thank goodness for vaccines! They are life savers.