Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October 1 Weds.

Hank---a cat of character. A cat that loved everyone. As many of you know, we've been searching and searching for him for days. The last that I knew for sure I saw him was Thursday morning---I stopped by his chair that he was lounging in, to give him a head rub.  Hank was an extra special cat. But, truly, they all are. While I will miss him terribly, I'm so glad to finally know that he is not suffering "out there" all alone. I was also worried that he might be off the property and we not able to find him.  I'm at peace knowing that he's not hurt now and that he was indeed home when he passed. That not knowing where he was is so very hard.  Hank was found last night, by Pat and Ellen who have been helping us search. He was across the road, on our property, where he often went to watch the river and the chipmunks. We are not positive what was his cause of death, but that doesn't matter now. He's at peace and I know beyond a doubt, he knew he was extra special. A big heartfelt thanks to all involved in helping us to find him. Thank you all for caring about our Hank, often called Hankster Pankster. 

We've been busy this week making sure treatments are all up to date. We've also spent time cleaning ears, brushing and clipping nails. Have to keep these cats and kitties looking pretty! 

I'd like to give thanks for BOXES from Monday night and to others for donations.
Joyce D--thanks for the very good pizzas that were delivered during our surgery day.
Lois L from IA--donation in memory of Hank
Gusti--donation in memory of Hank
Carole R/Zen--donation in remembrance of Hank
Judy and Phil L from OH--donation in memory of Hank
Eugenia S from Russia--donation to FFRC
Coralie P--donation in honor of Coralie from her Australia Coralie friend
Napa from MA--donation in honor of Purplecat and Northpole
Mia M from CA---donation to FFRC
Dominic C from Ireland--donation to FFRC
Vicki B/nykitty--Woolzies dry balls!---These are really nice!
Sevren--100,001 baby names book
Ellen/kikimycat--ceramic earrings and necklaces to be used for FFRC sales, etc---these are really beautiful and I know will be well received. Also peace signs for next Catstock, basket with autumn flowers and 2 autumn wreaths!
SonJaMac-2 cases Friskies for the kitties tummies, octopus play toy
Susan J/tweety from IN--potty bags, volunteers snackers!---cookies, licorice, oreos, nilla wafers, nutter butters, 6 boxes flavor water powder, chips.  For the cats--2 dz. baby food jars, 4 packs of kitty snackers
jatcat--2 houses for the Porchies

Thanks for shopping at Amazon, whether it be for FFRC or for yourself. They just deposited $562.49 in our FFRC account!  Thanks!

We had three adoptions on Sunday! All 3 of these wonderful cats went together to their new home in Iowa. They are Mahogany, Kerri Kat and Mich. What was really nice is, they got to spend the night in Kitty Kastle with their new mama Saturday night. So they already had a head start on getting to know her! They've arrived home safely and have been exploring. 

Just as an FYI---I do have 2 major dentist appts today and Thursday. (I'll admit--I'm a wimp when it comes to the dentist). My appt. is late this afternoon---if I can talk decently, we will have BOXES this evening. If not, then on Thursday, depending on that appt. too. Sorry for the confusion!

Can you guess the 3 orneriest kittens here? Without a doubt, it is Vernon, Caleb and Gusti. Oh my goodness, these three can rock and roll! There's about 15 other kittens though that are also high speed crazy babies! They are such fun to watch. Bunny and Lucy Ann are doing great. Both are now in the Main Area and are investigating everywhere. 

Mama cat CathyKay is just a happy girl! She loves her kitties and gives them great care. She is good at coming out of her pen and walking about. Her kitties are very good size. Their eyes are wide open, they are stumbling around now and sure can meow! They are 2 1/2 weeks old now.

W are putting together the Porchies Haven. I'm so very glad the decision was made to go with a regular shed--complete with 2 windows, people door and a cat door. It's an 8 x 10 and big enough to put many beds in there. We've put 2 layers of sealer on the inside so we can clean it easily. The Porchies have already started going in and out. A few beds are now in place and hopefully before the end of this day, the whole Haven will be ready for them. They will be safe from all kinds of weather. They will still of course have their sunporch too--it'll be their decision where they want to be. 

Take care and have a happy day. us with the cat overpopulation problem. It's not too late to take a cat or kitten in yet this fall for a spay/neuter. Remember--those spring kittens can have kittens themselves in the late fall. Treasure your pet and give them hugs. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

September 28, Sunday

Surgeries are over! All have recovered beautifully and were already eating and running around last night. Here's the official list:
Males were: Mathias, Caleb, Vernon, Jambrew, Triumph, Mogo, T.A.B. and Bear Bear
Females were: Gusti, Esmee, Niffie, Murphy, Anne Shirley, Bunny

We also did 3 other castrations of tom cats to help with the population problem.

You may notice some names that are not familiar.  The white/tiger litter has been named!
Jambrew--male, mostly white, tiger tail, left ear 1/2 white 1/2 tiger
Triumph--male, white, black tiger  tail 1/2 tiger 1/2 white
Mogo--male, br tiger/white, black nose, 1 tiger spot on back of neck
T.A.B.--known simply as Tab, male, grey tiger with 4 white feet
Anne Shirley--female, mostly white, has 2 tiger dots on back, ears both 1/2 white 1/2 tiger

Bunny is the name of the white/black female cat that was left in the parking lot earlier in the week. When you see her, check out her face---just beautiful.  She did end up already being spayed, but it was tricky to discover this!

Now, to catch you up on a few things.

Mudjie:  This will be hard.  Yesterday, a very sad thing happened. Little Mudjie had to be put to sleep. Most people don't know the whole story.  Remember the gold mama and the 4 golden kittens that we all found, literally scattered all over the neighborhood?  They were all the same---gold, most of fur missing, so so covered in fleas, skin and bones and just so sad. My heart broke on this.  Well, Mudjie was found first, on a car in the parking lot.  Took her in, did her test, negative and started working on her. My heart was taken by her.  Then in the next 3 days, we found the mama and kittens.  They must've been dropped in the parking lot and just ran everywhere.  All were within 2 houses of FFRC.  As these kittens and mama came in, we tested them. All positive for leukemia. I KNEW in my heart that Mudjie was one of the siblings---they were completely the same in every way--the horrible condition, the age, their demeanor, etc.  I KNOW she was a sibling. But, she tested first.  Yesterday, I explained the whole situation to Dr. Darcy.  I told her even though it wasn't 4 weeks yet to retest, I felt we should retest before her surgery. And of course, by then, the antibodies had built up enough to show up on the test. She was positive as well.  Broke my heart--I had become attached deeply. She had actually gained weight and had no fleas and slowly was accepting love. But, her family history caught up with her. She was so loved for the time she was here. 

Ada Jane:  she usually has a physical each time now that Dr. Darcy comes. About the same, although we know she's lost weight. She drinks a lot and continues to have some kidney failure. We know all this already. We will continue to love her, give her anything she wants and turn that faucet on for her anytime. She's a good oldster who is much loved. 

Trucker:  He was rechecked again. The surgery game plan is still the same. We will do a mid-femur amputation on one leg, then do the second one later. His legs continue to "grow". Not really any more than any other cat, but because they are completely stiff, they appear very long. He is having some issues because of that---it's difficult to get in the litterbox because his legs get caught on everything. Oh my goodness, this is a happy boy! He loves us all (and the cammers too---he told me so!). We even rank above his chicken! He now weighs 3.06. We'd like him to be 4 pounds and to be over his eye virus problem. We're working on both things.

Caleb: what a sweet boy. As you know, he was retrieved with a bit of difficulty from the motor of a car. Somehow he injured his front paw. Dr. Darcy confirmed yesterday that it's a fracture. Because he was a wee baby when he came, surgery was not an option. Now that it's been a few weeks, the bone is already healing. I am glad that it's in fairly good alignment. He will be fine!

Dashielle: This little baby also arrived with a very bad fractured rear leg. What a wonderful kitten he is. He was found on a road, so we assume it was a HBC. His leg, while it's trying to heal, is not in good alignment at all and is causing problems. He's dragging the foot which is causing a fairly big friction site. Also where the bone went thru the skin is a worry. He is on antibiotics. As soon as he is bigger, that leg will have to be amputated. There is no working with these severe fractures in his leg.

We also had a return yesterday. Vaun, the manx kitten, is back. She looks good, was well loved and the family is sad about the return. She will be back in the Main Area soon.

Derecho, the Director of Cats, was most upset last night. For real. He came to me with a problem. He had been watching two of the cats---you know he is the overseerer of the Rescue Center. He observed that they were picking at each other. Things were not happy and there was discord. The other cats felt it too. And so they too were a bit grumpy and picky. I actually noticed it too--a few swipes here, a snarl there, where usually there isn't any of that. Normally they are a big happy family. But, these two particular cats let it get the best of them and there was a big bickering argument. Not a pretty sight. Well, Derecho stepped in, and stopped that right then and there.  We are a place of peace--that's what he told them. And why do that in the first place? Well, their answer was such a minor simple little thing. One didn't share a piece of chicken with the other. And instead of meowing about it (the equivalent of a discussion), they let it build until it was a mountain of tension. All over something so little. Derecho reminded them:

This Rescue Center is a place of JOY!
Please....only bring peace, friendship and a good heart without our walls.
And so it is.  Peace was restored, chicken was shared and a sense of family came over the group again. Derecho wanted you all to know his story and that he takes his "job" seriously. 

Sometimes I get a bit discouraged. We try our hardest and bestest with the care that our cats receive. My goal is to adopt out a perfectly healthy cat or kitten. Well, I know in my head that that is impossible. There is always something that can happen. Take parasites--external parasites are easy to fight. For cats--the main ones are fleas, ticks, lice, maggots and even ear mites. We can take care of these problems. But, those pesky internal parasites are another story. There are many, many parasites that a cat can harbor. We declare war on these things, but we don't always win. There's roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms, heartworms, giardia, coccidia, tritrichomonas, cryptosporidium--such a lovely group of worms that can invade cats. Many of these have to have a specific medicine to take care of business, sometimes for days of treatments. Some of these are easy to detect, some are difficult. Some are simple tests, some are expensive tests that have to be sent away. Some require special compounding of meds that need to be used.  I feel we do a good job on parasite control. But, it's almost impossible to catch it all. But, our intentions are good in trying our best. Thanks for listening---I feel better! 

Well, Derecho is calling. He wants to talk again. I think this time it's about treats! I also have to have a word with Merri. She did a great thing today--she was able to get up on the princess bed by herself. And there, she is staying! No other cats allowed. She's claimed it and it's her. I think we need to have a talk on sharing! What a girl! So proud of her though for this accomplishment! 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Saturday, September 27

It's surgery day! But this one is different. Instead of starting in the morning, it won't be until this afternoon. We should be able to start physicals around 1:15.  As you may know, all physicals are done first, followed by the boy surgeries then the girl surgeries. Here is our list for today:

Females:  Esmee, Mudjie, Niffie, Murphy and possibly the female of the white/tiger group
Males: Mathias, Vernon, and possibly 4 of the white/tiger group

We have also taken on 2 more cats in the last few days.  One is a very pretty white/black female. We will do a surgical shave on her tummy and see if she is spayed already. She was left in the driveway on Tuesday night, in a crate. She appears to be healthy and is tested negative. 

The other one is a big boy tom cat. An all brown tiger that is a bit thin, but still a large cat. He is all-boy and will be relieved of his "parts" today also, so he is added to our surgery list. He's a handsome boy that loves to talk. His name is Bear-Bear (a Name a Cat name). 

I am sad to tell you that we lost one of the 6 white/tiger kittens. It was the grey tiger/white that had mild American Short Hair markings. She just never grew. Her weight stayed at 1.07 while her siblings are all at or close to 2.00. Within 5 minutes of displaying signs that she was in trouble, she was gone. I'm so sorry to have to tell you this. Will talk to Dr. Darcy about this today. The rest of the litter appears to be great. 

Big thanks to Joni for making her awesome FFRC cat tiles and then doing the announced Flash Sales of them too. I so appreciate you!  We've been already packing and shipping! 

We also had a quickie auction yesterday with two of Joni's 4-piece sets of tiles. One small set/one large set. Set #1 went for $150, by Marilyn Sau.   Set #2 went for $110, by Hull286.   I appreciate each and every bid. You all are wonderful! 

Big happy news! We had FOUR adoptions yesterday! First, Cameron went to his new home. His new mama had been waiting for him. It's nice when we do adoptions on Fridays and the new family is home for the weekend to help with the newness. I know Cameron will be so happy! Next it was Karena's turn! Her new mama came in with the thought of adopting a different cat, but Karena made her intentions known. SHE was to be the one and so it was! The third one to go was our awesome Jatcat. Jatcat was acting like a sweet baby in her new mama's arms. It was so nice to see. I'm happy for her. Last, Integrity went home. His new mama was thrilled. She too had been waiting all week to pick him up. He's a purr boy for her! 

We are expecting possibly 3 more adoptions this weekend, probably on Sunday. Will keep you posted. 

I know it bothers people when other people leave cats on the sly here at FFRC. To be honest, it would be nice if we were able to obtain information about the cats that are left here. We are literally clueless if they've had any previous medical care, if there's a current medical problem, etc.  But, at least the cats are safe, hopefully within a crate. We are full here, so we always hope for not many drop-offs. But when it happens, we try our best to do right by these cats. And to be thankful they weren't just dropped off in a woods, in a trash container or tossed out of a car. There's always something good that can be thought of each situation. 

We also remind every person who adopts from us--"If you are no longer able to keep or take care of your FFRC cat, we take back 100% of our cats. It doesn't matter how much time has gone by or for what reason. Just call and we will gladly set up a time for you to bring back your pet. We always hope every adoption is for the lifetime of the cat, but we also understand that things happen."  

We also put on our information that goes home with an adoption---"The volunteers and I love what we do here at FFRC. Our intentions are to only adopt out healthy cats and kittens--their best interest is truly the highest priority for us. We realize that occasionally a cat may become ill after adoption. From the minute a cat arrives at FFRC to the moment they are adopted, we work very hard on their health and happiness. Our intentions are true, in that we really do care about every cat that comes our way, never intending any harm." 

Have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy your family and pets! And thank you for loving our cats and enjoying them! 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thursday, September 25

Yeah for Gusti! She was so kind and gave up her surgery slot to allow our vets to have time to see our Thomas.  Gusti now weighs 2.11 and we will remake her surgery appt. very soon. But, it was Thomas that needed to go for a vet visit. He's done this once before and it cleared up quickly with treatment---bloody urine. This time it didn't want to be controlled. So, off to the vets for an ultrasound. Our problem was how Thomas would handle this. Stress does weird things to our Thomas boy--either can send him to where a seizure is imminent or makes him frazzled and unworkable. So, to keep him calm, we gave him an injection as we loaded him up (to help keep calm).  And then upon arrival, they took him straight in, gave a mild sedative and did his ultrasound. If he needed surgery, they were prepared to do immediately. But this was not the case. No bladder stones. So, he was immediately put back in his crate and was driven straight back to FFRC. Thanks to Donna and Larry for their transport in this. 

So this morning, Thomas' symptoms progressed to where he was not urinating. I talked to our vet several times this morning. A combination of meds was given, he took a good long nap and then he got up and peed a big puddle!  And peed blood-free too! Where else can we be so thrilled for pottying as we are here?!! Hopefully, now Thomas is on his way to recovery. We know his bladder is extremely thickened and that he has crystals too. A urine culture will tell us more when it's done.

CathyKay's babies are growing, and growing and growing! For their age, they are quite large. Lots of rolls (or more politely said, extra tissue!), they've opened their eyes 3-6 days early and their ears are already up and listening! They are incredible. CathyKay is a wonderful mama. So sweet and laid back.

Joni is here and is planning an announced Flash Sale this evening at 5:00.  She has a lot of her wonderful tiles. Some are current cats, some past cats, even Einstein--lots of different tiles! The regular size is $6 a piece, or if you buy 3 you get the 4th free! The big ones are $10, straight out. All are wonderful and a great reminder of our FFRC cats. Thanks to Joni for all of her hard work. Check it out, starting at 5:00.  

We are planning on an AUCTION tomorrow (not a raffle). It will be on a 4-set regular size tile and a 4-set of the large tile. Each are one of a kind. The small tiles are of: Albert, Tonio, Doce and Twinkle.  The large tiles are of: Emaline & Putter together, Bravo, Paul holding Adora and Badu. Keep an eye open on the Chatters FB Page! 

We had BOXES last night. So very grateful!
Gill H from UK--4 cat scarves, so beautiful
Diana/South America--a beautiful cake for our 12 million views!, 4 chicken pieces for the kittys
Aunty Fi from UK--for baby Cita, Gusti and friends--case of kitten fancy feast, 40 lb. bag of Precious kitty litter
DonnaJB--2 of the 40 lb bags of Precious kitty litter, 2 cases KMR, 2 cases Wellness canned cat food
Mimi and Buddy from FL--pop tabs for Kellen, coupons and newspaper article
Faithy MD and Bobby--PJ bottoms, pop tabs for Kellen, vanilla wafers and coupons
Susan G--for the Porchies: box of Temptation snackers, 4 Gerber baby rice cereal
Anonymous Friend--for Slick, case of baby food (which he ate some of this morning!)
Deb11111--3 cases Friskies Pate variety packs, 3 cases Friskies chicken flavor
Rebecca H from UK--card, quen Bella book mark
Betz from PA--card and donation to help buy chicken for the cats
Margaret S/Pauline--donation for FFRC
Donna JB--donation thru PayPal for FFRC
Kathy L--donation for FFRC
Marilyn H from FL--donation for FFRC
Carmel D from France--donation for FFRC
Aimee R from UK--donation for FFRC

Luigi's feet are growing so so big! He's learning how to strut and play! Derecho just got done bathing two kittens--Caleb and Veora.  Nobbin is laying in the window sill watching the birds at the feeders---one of his favorite pasttimes. Kerri Kat--what a beauty. She's watching the kittens playing. Milo does his gallop-prance style walking when he's playing with the kitties. Such a very nice boy. This morning, Columbus growled at one of the adult cats, took a bite of her food and walked off--such a brave baby!

We have it figured out....finally! The Porchies will be well cared for this winter and many winters to come. After doing much price comparing and searching, we've decided to purchase a Porchie Shed. It will easily house all 16 Porchies if they so desire. Remember---they can also go in the Sunporch. This Porchie Shed will have multiple beds in it--enough to be comfortable. And it'll be easy to clean too. We're looking for it to be delivered this next week. It will have just one door but will have 2 windows. That will let the light in and the breeze too in the warmer months. The cats were part of our planning committee! 

We have a few cats possibly spoken for: Aubie,  Cameron, Hillsborough, Integrity, Kerri Kat, Mahoganey and Mich. Happy adoption days ahead! 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tuesday, September 23

12 million and counting!  Wow---we went over the 12,000,000 mark yesterday evening of total views on our webcam. Simply amazing to me. I am so grateful for what you all do for this Rescue Center. Not only are you all supporters in one way or another, you have becomes friends with us and with each other. Pretty neat FFRCNation!

Because of our 12 million views, we at FFRC wanted to say thank you.  So....we had a special name drawing for various gifts and items from our store! We drew 26 names out! I so enjoyed that! Lynnette and I spent the afternoon gathering up all the names---many, many of them--a huge pile of names!  We gathered up the mods, the admins, volunteers, chatters and the lurkers that we knew of. What fun! Congrats! But, please know that I am sincerely thankful for each and every one of you. 

We have lots of thank yous to give---straight from our heart!
Scott & Cathy D--a donation to FFRC to continue our work
Phil & Judy (Sunday visitors)--misc. paper, paper towels, case Fancy Feast, Lysol and Clorox wipes, Clorox cleaner bottle
Jennifer/jwilli667--eye glass cleaner & wipes (for computer screens and cam lens), laundry HE soap
Meredith M from WA--donation to FFRC, in honor of WarpedinMN/Connie's generous rug donations.
Aunty Fi--donation to help with Trucker's medical bills
Kathy K/justme--donation to help celebrate the 12 M views!!
Robotman--stickers for our Ft. Wayne Hannah, and stamps for FFRC
Anonymous Friend--stone for Pablo te queremos (we love you)
Susan M/macncheesemom--note with donation
Elaine, Allan and LittleKat--card and pictures, gift card for KFC and donation
Tom & Linda C from IL--donation
Anonymous Friend--coupons
Alan C from UT--donation for FFRC
Brody M from PA--feathers
Anonymous Friend--Chief tapes
Nona from NY--coupons and itty bitty feathers!

We had another adoption later on Sunday. Samara went to her new home. Her mom/dad frequently visited her and so she probably had an easy adjustment. She has a cat friend at home. We're thrilled with her healing capabilities!

Slick, also known as Slickerish, is at the vet's office right now for a much needed dental. Our friends, Donna and Larry transported him there and will also bring him home later today. Tomorrow is Gusti's important day.  She is an amazing kitten! Please send good thoughts and prayers for both of these special surgery cats.

The 6 litter of kittens are doing great. Each day they are friendlier and sweeter! Yvette spent a lot of time with them--babying them and sweet talking them. Little Columbus, who came here acting like he didn't like those other cats and kittens, now is a sweetie with them and naps with his new families. Caleb and Dashielle will both have their little legs looked at on Saturday, the day of our surgery. 

Veora is one of the loviest kittens ever. Such a beauty too. Nuffie's tail is healing, although she still has some soreness there. Luige is growing by leaps and bounds. His feet and front legs are quite big. He's going to be a big boy! Mudjie is filling out already and her fur is so much softer. It's amazing what can happen when the fleas are gone. Her hundreds of scabs are also healing and going away. Today is the day that Tim will be arriving at his new home in Washington with Teva and Purrza. So far, so good, on this very long trip. 

Take care, yeah for 12 million, thank you for your friendship and keep on loving those cats! 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

September 21, Sunday

We had 2 adoptions on Friday. Tim, a webcam friend adopted Teva and Purrza. He is a young man traveling to his new home in the state of Washington. His dad is along to help with getting his new home set up. And along with them are our 2 wonderful cats. I've heard from Tim a couple times now--sounds like the traveling is going pretty good. Tim has a heart full of love for cats!

I am in need of telling you about Sadie, with a heavy heart. Sadie has had a very rough week--her behavior episodes have grown worse and worse. We've been trying so hard to work with her--using meds, keeping her calm, etc., to no avail. It hit me hard towards the end of the week that Sadie is not living a quality life. She is just existing in a tormented state. With sadness, Sadie was released from her life on Saturday morning. On this particular cat, I feel a sense of relief for Sadie. I feel her life now is more peaceful than she's been here. Thank you all for caring about this special girl.

Oh dear---what a hard time we've been having with Ustream. Our admin Rita/Canton said it way better than I could, so here goes, from Canton:

"Ustream, Iscream, we all scream at Ustream….but for now, it is what it is. We’ve expressed our concern to them, hopefully everyone will enter a support ticket with them and express your frustration.
We all want to watch the cats and chat (unless we are lurkers and we just want to watch the cats!) Well meaning people have provided different links to ways to ‘get around’ ustream. These links are to “back doors” where FFRC does not get any ad revenue, cannot promote as it is a violation of ustream rules, putting FFRC in a very difficult position. As a result, until further notice:
Please do not post to other means to access the cam. Please fill out a support ticket with ustream so we can put pressure on them to resolve the difficulties.
Posts with additional links to non-authorized sites will be removed.
The only authorized site is or thru ustream itself:
As always, we will get through this (we’ve had this happen in the past and come through stronger than ever!)
Thank you for supporting FFRC, we know it’s frustrating and we know we are all here to watch and support our beloved cats. As Sevaun always says “sometimes the litterbox is full and sometimes it isn’t.” We really don’t know what she means by that, but hey, let’s focus on it for a while!"

Thank you, Canton.  And the following is from me!: 
There is a lot of hub-bub about our Petfinders and Ustream. And our chatters are finding ways to access it in different ways. The fact is, right now, we cannot change the chat. We're stuck with whatever Ustream gives us unless, because of complaints filed, they change it. When you access other sites, even though there may be ads, FFRC does not get the revenue from the ads.  Monthly, we normally receive about $2,000 from UStream for the ads. That figure for this month, is already down.  And on some of these sites, we do NOT have permission to use that person's pictures that may be on it.  That happened before and it was not a pleasant experience for FFRC.  Of course, we cannot control this or what our viewers do, but I'd; like you to encourage folks to use the regular chat. Thank you for your help with this. Hopefully, soon, things will straighten out.  So.......let's just deal with it, keep a smile on, hang onto your patience and just enjoy the cats! Yep, that's what Anony and Derecho want you to do too! 

We have lots of thanks to give! You all are just awesome, caring people!
PSW--a donation to help with FFRC's "Helping Hand" Spay & Neuter Fund (this is for spays/neuters OUTSIDE of FFRC
Conii--donation to FFRC
PSW--sends a special thanks to you all for the feathers she's been receiving. Project underway! 
Mary H from Archbold--3 towels, soft and big!
Great Aunt Julie/Tigercat54--2 cases Fancy Feast kitten, 4 boxes Purrfectly Fish, big bag of Purina One
Widdletigger/Elizabeth--note, 8 bags of Party Mix snackers with bacon for Cita and friends
Christine P--case of 9-Lives
LJ323--note, large pck scrubbie sponges, ziploc bags, 8 cans Chicken, pre-cooked bacon for Cita/friends, kitty snackers, 2 bags Sunkist Gems, 4 bags Nutter Butter Bites
Pat our Thursday Vol--set of handwarmers/scarf
Christine & David with Yuki, Anya & Miyu--3 cases Fancy Feast kitten, 2 cases Iams kitten, case of Friskies adult
Vagabond Village--donation from their 50/50 drawing at their Car Show
Shawn--made a very nice BD for all the Covies!
Ellen E--donation to helpwith the "Helping Hand" spay/neuter Fund

We had our RAFFLE Friday night.  What a lot of fun. And I have tons of appreciation for you all--whether you bought a ticket, won, lost, watched---you are all appreciated! Our raffle was worth $3,400. Isn't that just amazing! Many thanks to you. I promise to always use every single penny wisely.
A--afghan and certificate (2 winners)  Aimee R from London & Linda V from USA
B--Candy Stripe Rug--Rainyday28
C--Brocade Afghan--Dava M
D--Laurel Burch bags--Ladydoc
E--Mink soft blanket--Oilsandsgirl
F--Kitty Goard light--JustMe
Donnajb bumped the $3285 by $115 to make it $3,400! Thank you.
Our consolation prizes were won by: Nigel W, Linda V, Ellen, Susan B, Debra M, Pamela T, June K and Carol O.  

FFRCNation=One Nation, One Heart=One group of people who have tremendous hearts for each other and for the FFRC cats. I am beholden to you all. 

Our new 6 kittens have a little friend. His name is Columbus and was rescued by our own volunteer, Julie. He's a dandy--so cute and sweet. He's about 6 weeks old, silver, white and black, long hair. And he loves to be held. 

Our little Dashielle will have to have his rear leg looked at soon. He's way too small for surgical repair, so we will have to get the advise of our vets. Doesn't stop him though--he scampers everywhere! I talked to the man that was involved with his rescue yesterday, sounds like he too was stuck in a car motor, like Caleb. Caleb's front leg is involved. We'll see what is recommended for him too.

Saturday is our next surgical date. It's different in that it will be in the afternoon, instead of morning. Will make for a long day, but it's important. We'll get as many spayed/neutered as time permits. 

Do you know who was the first Covie? Jonah. What Porchie cat is it that was named for what he did the first five days he was here? Mew--all he did was talk to us--had a big long story to tell us! What kitten was found on the road, injured and brought in by our carpenter friend? Bella. WHo is the last kitten left of the Werlor kittens? Punita. Who is Karena's sister? Ratchet. Which cat was found between a store outside wall and a cement wall, stuck? Zelda!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday, Sept. 18

Did I say we were cat/kitten overloadeth a few days ago?  Hmmmm, well, we are really overloadeth now.  We took in 6 more kittens last night. This was a situation I felt we really needed to help the person. She has promised to spay two female cats, which we will also offer her help with. There's times when you just have to stretch the limits and we are definitely there. The boat is full. These 6 kittens are 5 boys and 1 girl. They are all a blend of whites, greys and tiger markings.  A tad shy but we can help with that. 

We had BOXES last night and actually didn't get to open quite all of them. The reason is because of the arrival of the 6 kittens.  They needed baths (overloaded with fleas), vaccinations, wormings and capstars. They are now squeaky clean. We will probably move them soon to Cat's Corner Room so they have room to stretch. They are about 6-7 weeks old.

Many thanks for the items that we received last night!
Vicki B--donation for FFRC, to be used as needed
Nona--3 cases KMR, bottle of flea/tick shampoo for cats
Lauren/Clydsdale & Andy from CO--2 bags of Purina One Kitten
Cessna Z--1 big case of paper towels!
Vicki B--6 wonderful bags of Royal Canin baby dry
Mich S--for the "outside the Center" spay and neuters that we help with!
Deb C--for the "outside FFRC" spay and neuter fund!
Nancy/Purple--a donation to FFRC in honor of Dawn E (vol)
Nancy/Purple--a donation to FFRC in honor of Pat (visitor at Catstock)
Nancy/Purple--a donation to FFRC in honor of Beth
Nancy/Purple--a donation to FFRC in honor of svcathy and Scott

Yeah to Ustream!  They just paid to PayPal $1,847.66 for the ad times on our site. It's a wonderful thing! 

Samara had her surgery yesterday. Kelly R (our visitor) was kind enough to transport her there and back. When I put her in her pen to rest upon arriving home, she looked like she was rearing to go! She was convinced to stay in the pen and take a nap. Then she was out and about!  CathyKay is one wonderful mama. Oh my goodness, those babies are chunks (don't know how to say that politely!). But, they are round! I just checked the sex on these 4 and I am tentatively saying there are 3 girls/1 boy.  Why tentatively? How do I say this politely too? There are rolls of chubbiness around their tails that folds the skin up. Hard to get a good visual. Well, anyhow, they sure are cute! 

We have rescheduled Gusti for her surgery for next Weds.  I just felt that we need her weight boosted a bit more for this eye surgery. It's a rather lengthy surgery and we want to play on the side of caution. This morning when I picked her up, she seemed like she gained over night--she's letting us know she's about ready to get this done! 

Short blog--have lots of treatments to do today! Go hug your pet or send hug waves to the FFRC cats thru the cam! They can also feel it!