Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tuesday, April 22

Baby baths and baby bubbles! All 8 of the kittens had baths yesterday. They smell so good! But it doesn't take long to get mussy again--they're at the stage where walking thru the food makes it yummier! 

The 8 bunch are just all hyper! They are now in Cat's Corner. It's almost impossible to get in the room without a few of them squirting out the doorway. They are just so tiny. They run about for 10 minutes then they're ready to nap and nap and nap. They are developing their own personalities. Francis is the braveheart. Carla Mae and Genevieve are snugglebums. Mathew Scott can go like the wind on those tiny legs. 

We had more of the big move yesterday. Jemima and her 5 babes are now in June's Room.  The empty cabinet makes a perfect place for blankies. A little step-up for the kittens and they can go in and out as they please. They are starting to eat a bit by themselves and doing pretty good about it. They have a lot more room and are now enjoying playing together. Fantasia likes to sneak up on the feather toy. Jessie enjoys being fussed over. 

The 4 golden kittens look huge next to all the babies! It's so sweet, many times after a vigorous playtime they seek each other out for cuddlenap time. All 4 of these little ones are super sweet.

We have some big thanks to give!
Betz--9 cases of Friskies and 9 cases of baby food
Aunty Fi--donation in honour of the 1st birthdays of Catsparella's babies--Fiona, Sammie, Meg, Patches, Archer, Kenco and Kiko, to be used for medical expenses.
Vicki B--a wonderful surprise Easter basket full of chocolates--soooo good!
Laura S--donation thru PayPal for FFRC
Nigel W from UK--donation for FFRC thru PayPal
Neil and Jean S from OH--donation for FFRC thru PayPal
Phil/marmytoo and Judy/judyeanlee--Sunday visitors--TP, PT, paper towels, green cleaner, Lysol TB cleaner, Scrubbing Bubbles BR cleaner, Sheba (salmon & whitefish), Friskies can and misc pens/paper/post-its

Our new comer, Oriah will be arriving tomorrow. After a couple change of plans, I believe tomorrow is the day! Chris/dewitty will be picking Oriah up in Wisconsin tomorrow morning  and will probably arrive here at FFRC late afternoon. She'll keep us posted during the day how things are going. We will start Oriah out in the back Thumper's Room where she can get to know us all and become comfortable. This is a special cat. She has been at the same rescue as their mascot for 7 years, ever since she was a baby. We need to make sure she is helped with this transition. 

Felicity had a cold. Poor baby. But, she's feeling better now. I am so pleased with how playful she is becoming. She's such a beauty with a sweet personality. Putter is feeling better too. It's easy to see that he is aging, but he's doing so gracefully.

Today will be a busy day here at FFRC:
Gustwiller's will be coming to bury the gas line from Jenna Radar to the propane tank.
Dion may be coming to start the footers for the Shelter House.
Surveyors will finish the job of staking out the property.
Our next guest, Julie will be arriving.
The hay and straw delivery will come for the big red barn.
Possibly a company may come to drag our clay-rock-dirt where the sewer line was put in so we can plant grass seed. 

Canton is here sleeping on my desk. She has the most gorgeous face (other than Zelda's of course!). Seymour is cruising about, looking for his milk ring toy. Found it for him--he's already got it in his mouth! There are 8 cats lined up on the low cat walk looking out the open windows in the Kitty Kabana Room. They love having the windows open! 

Please reach out and ask a friend or neighbor if you could help get their cat spayed or neutered. Even ONE spay/neuter will help.
Myth: But my cat is so special, I want a kitten just like her.
Fact: Your cat's kittens have an unlikely chance of being a carbon copy of your pet. Even professional breeders cannot make this guarantee. There are shelter/rescue cats waiting for homes who are just as cute, smart, sweet and loving as your own. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday, April 21

This is a Catathon Blog! Our 4th Catathon is coming up. The date is June 22 which is a Sunday. What is a Catathon you ask? Well.....it's something like a telethon. It 100% benefits FFRC and is our main fundraiser for the year. It's an auction telethon! We will have approximately 6 rounds of Baskets--possibly as many as 30-35 baskets total. These baskets all have a theme. We will also have Big Ticket Items. These generally go for 2 rounds instead of 1 round. Lots of extra cool things go into this section.

Phone lines will be open during a select time to take your bid. The highest bid, of course, wins! We will have about 8 people working the phones. We also have many many people volunteering this event to make it work. This event is a lot of work, but it sure is fun and we enjoy it! We will have Basket people, people helping with the cam/computer, the FFRC store, parking, Bid recording people, people that will call the winners--lots of helpers! 

We will also have and encourage visitors! There are 4 main hotels here in Defiance along with a beautiful Bed & Breakfast.  These numbers are:
Hampton Inn                 419-784-1515
Comfort Inn                  419-784-4900
Holiday Day Express      419-784-0782
Super 8 Motel                419-782-8000
Def. Bed & Breakfast    419-956-9981

Pld. Bittersweet Inn       419-399-2861

The Catathon runs from 1:00 to 4:30. It's right there on the webcam. The site is ustream.tv/ffrc  There will be a BIG pizza celebration for all those who are here after the event is over. 

If you would like to send in any items to go towards a basket, that would be wonderful. I deeply appreciate this. Listed below are some of the baskets already in progress and maybe not completed. You can, if you'd like, make up a new basket title.  We may need to rearrange some items so all fit and make a complete basket. Please, to help us be organized and so we can get pictures of all the Baskets and Big Ticket Items displayed for all to see, please try and have items to us BY MAY 31st. This is much appreciated! It takes time to get all this done. 

Troyer Country Market Basket
Bird Interest Basket
Black/white Cat Basket
Cat Basket (probably 2 of these)
Dog Basket
BBQ/Grill Basket
Kitchen Fun Basket
Wisconsin State Basket
Hello Kitty Basket(maybe 2 of these)
Mickey Mouse Basket
Laurel Burch  Basket (maybe 2 of these)
Nine West Purse stuffed full of great items
Rainbow Basket
Family Game Time Basket
Summer Fun Basket
Older Girl Basket
Young kids Basket
Simply--I Love Cats Baskets
Feel Good/Inspirational Basket

Other suggested basket themes are: Garden, Baby, Sewing, Sports, stationary/cards--the list could be endless (and fun!).

We are also starting to line up the Big Ticket Items. Some of these are:
2 Signature FFRCNation Quilts (extra special items!)
2 Cat Fans
Light House Collector plates
Larissa's painted Harlequin cat/framed
4 books by Simon Tofield--Cat Vs. The World, all autographed and designs by Simon
Awesome Quilts--maybe 2

I know there will be more added to both Baskets and Big Ticket Items as the time moves on! We are just beginning to get organized. Come join the fun! If you have any questions, suggestions, etc. feel free to email me at ffrcmoss@gmail.com  Thank you. This Catathon is successful because of YOU, our wonderful FFRC friends. 

And by the way--the cats and kittens are wonderful and doing great! 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Sunday, April 20

Happy Easter. I hope you all have a wonderful, blessed day. A bonus to this special day--as I'm sitting here at my desk the birds are singing non stop. This is one of my very favorite sounds ever--the morning sounds. 

We had BOXES last night. You are much appreciated!
Oilsandsgirl--for the Catathon--Laurel Burch kitty socks, cosmetic bag, cat head shoulder bag, tote with kitties and a horse tote (all Laurel Burch)  Ceramic kitty measuring cups, pewter kitty measuring spoons, 2 mugts and teapot with Chester the cat and 5 kitty/1 mouse cookie cutters
Tigercat54/Great Aunty Julie from IA--2 boxes of Weruva cans and 12 Tiki can cat
Cheri B--for the Catathon--a book Quilting Cats & Dogs and a Puzzle-Raining Cats & Dogs
Wolfpatch/Dave--Gruel Guards--pretty neat idea!
Rebecca & Kitty Willow--for Catathon--a Hello Kitty Back Pack
Arden & Charmaine--4 cases Fancy Feast and 3 cases Friskies Pate
Kris/Kjurland, our visitor--2 pkg Scotch Brite sponges, 3 pk Clorox Wipes, 2 pkg kitty wipes, 2 dozen baby food jars, box of individual assorted chips and a big bag of assorted candy!
Caren F--pkg of spring toys and 2 cases Friskies Pate, 1 case of Magenta's Salmon & 2 cases Fancy Feast
Jatcat--2 small dog houses for the Covie cats!
Beth A/eaglewatcher--a donation to help with tolls and expenses to get Oriah here
Carla C from OR--donation to help with gas to bring Oriah home
vrs1cats--donation to help with meds or food or whatever is needed
Ramona S from MN--donation to help with some expenses for Oriah
Diane/hull--donation to FFRC, in great thanks to Pat who drove her to Fort Wayne, to Pat & Ellen for picking her up (wouldn't accept gas money and told her to "give it to the kitties"). 

We've had a change of plans. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will not be able to get Oriah here today from Wisconsin. New transportation plans will be made and she will indeed arrive sometime soon! We are looking forward to having Orion here at FFRC.

We had two more adoptions yesterday. Sweet Bear and Florida (now known as Sunny Florida) both went to their new home together with Pat and Ellen. I've already heard from them and it sounds like things are going great!

Our newest intake cat, Thursday, is doing good. What a sweet girl she is. She's been eating good and doesn't look quite so emaciated. It's lovely to have enough food to eat, so she says! 

Very soon we will be changing things around. Jemima will go into June's Room with her kitties. They need more space to cruise about. The 8 kittens in the back Thumper's Room will be coming up to Cat's Corner Room. This is just a natural progression to getting them in the Main Area. 

The sewer line to correct the drainage problem in Kitty Kastle is done! We've a little yard work to do due to the digging, but that's ok. Won't be long until DIon and crew starts the much awaited shelter house. This was decided last fall. Instead of spending money for all the tents for events and happenings here, it was decided to put that money towards a permanent shelter house. 

All is fine here. The cats are happy, kittens tummies are full and healthwise we're doing real good. For that, I'm very thankful. Eagles are spotted frequently flying above the property or over the river--what a beautiful site to see. The Covies were out and about Friday and will get another day to cruise today. The Porchies are enjoying their windows being open now on the sunporch. The peacocks were up last night looking into the Kitty Kabana windows. The cats were all on guard! 

Myth: My pet will get fat and lazy if I spay/neuter her/him.
Fact: The truth is that most pets get fat (err, I mean fluffy) and lazy because their owners fee them too much and don't give them enough exercise. It is far healthier to spay and neuter!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday, Aparil 18

We just must like dirt here!  That's all I can think of. We are again digging up the yard.  We've been having serious draining problems in Kitty Kastle. So, another big digging project with the backhoe. We've had to dig about 75 feet for a new sewer line to go from the one that was dug last year to Kitty Kastle. This will solve the problem but we'll have dirt piles above ground again for awhile. While Russ is here, we're also having him put in a drainage tile right over the fence, in the farmyard. We seem to have a pond that is growing there. This water is not draining (from the rain and snow), so drain tiles are needed. 

Lorenzo has been playing with a milk ring for over 2 hours! Such fun! This is also Pania's favorite toy too. Boxes, milk rings and dust bunnies--these make such good toys! The 3 black/white kittens and the 5 Dora Explorer kittens are now eating 100% from the dish! Kris is still tending to them. The babies of Jemima started eating a bit yesterday from the plate!

We had BOXES last night. Big thanks to you all!
Pat the volunteer--blue/white Cat on a Fence scarf and a Teal and Cream kitty pad
Jan from HI--card with a note. 2 magnets--aloha license plate and Hula girl clip. Human snackers--macadamia varieties of all kinds. Already tried and given the YUM grade A+.
Cleopatra Sasha & family --Easter card with note, large white bath towel, 6 sponges, Dawn soap, kitty snackers, kitty wipes
Sandra A/Tazman--note with donation, hand towel and 2 bath towels.  For the Catathon--2 Charles Wysoki puzzles and lots of family games--dominoes, Uno, Angry Birds cards, Monopoly with cat/dog pices, Hello Kitty Creativity Set, Wonder Loom, Sand Art Kit, Bead Pets Kit, Paracod Bracelet Kit
Anonymous Friend--For the FFRC--4 bath towels, 4 hand towels, 8 pillow cases, 3 ugs, 2-10 pks AA batteries, Variety of markers, Blankies for Janie & Camvie, 6 kitty blankets.  For the Catathon--Mickey theme--shower curtain, curtain rings, rug, soap/lotion dispenser, soap dish, cup holder, bath towel, hand towel, 6 face cloths, flash drive.  For the kids basket--washable sidewalk chalk
Hannah, our special friend from Indiana with her mom Jennifer--a note, basket made by Hannah using her adapted scissors to cut strips of paper and put them on a balloon.  The theme is Dora the Explorer with 4 bags of cat snackers for the kitties Easter.  An Easter card with rainbows and stickers. For the volunteers--bag of Reeses and bag of variety of candy, Easter "boing" decorations, bag of kitten dry food, 8 jars baby food, 3 cans of tuna and 3 cans of chicken.

We are taking on another CH cat. This sweetie, named Oriah, has been a resident and much loved cat in Wisconsin. She arrived when she was 6 weeks old and is now 7 years old. This is their mascot cat and so treasured. The rescue center that has her is closing due to the health of the owner. We received the official go ahead for her today so transport will be arranged. Welcome to Oriah!

Thomas had another seizure this morning. It was fairly short but a full seizure. I'm so thankful that we have his meds here that we can give him to help stop the seizures. He'll now spend some time pacing then he probably will take a nice long nap. Poor buddy--I so don't like him having to go thru this. It's been 10 days since his last one. He hasn't missed a single dose of his morning and evening meds. He'll be ok. Sure love this boy. 

We had another adoption yesterday! Our sweet Dodger went to a new home! His new mama has already sent an email and it sounds like all is fine. Apparently he found it interesting to listen to the train whistles and traffic noises! He's a great cat. So glad he found a home!

Myth: I want my children to experience the miracle of birth.
Fact: The miracle of birth is quickly overshadowed by the thousands of animals euthanized in animal shelters in communities all across the country. Teach children that all life is precious, by spaying and neutering your pets. 

We took in a new cat yesterday. Her name is Thursday. She was found by our volunteer Jenni.  She's a skinny girl--so we'll help her gain that FFRC belly! She's had her bath, vaccines, etc and is so happy! Loves her cushie bed! She's about 1 1/2 year old and is a tiger/torti. She LOVES people.  Thursday also has a slight URI but we can help her with that. Welcome to Thursday! 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday, April 17

People who have never had pets or who don't really pay attention to them, have no idea how deep their personalities are. It's quite amazing to sit back and observe the interaction between the cats and the cats with humans. They don't have to verbally talk to help us understand their wants. A chirp--come pet me. A slow blink--here comes a kiss! Whiskers forward/tail up--I really like you. Ears back, little crouch--oops, you're scaring me.  Tap, tap on the arm--sure would like a pet or a snack.  There's all kinds of body language that is fun to learn!

I've had a few people asking about Wriggly and his hearing. I've done several hearing checks on him. You have to be careful doing this so it's for sure all hearing and not sight stimulated. Everything I've done sure does indicate that he does not hear. He's so cute--then when he's touched, he gets so excited! He's a special boy. 

We had BOXES last night. I am always very grateful for your support.
Menami from Japan--Kitty sticker, drawings of Paddy Purr & Paddy Cakes, an oragami Paddy, Japanese kitty book, 4 dress up collars for kitties, Kitty Captain's hat with collar and tie! Bonito flakes and people snackers--bag of crackers, chocolate chip cookies, strawberry jam cookies and other goodies that will be fun to try. Thanks so much! It's fun to explore other foods!
Zoolove/Pam T--case of Fancy Feast classic
Anonymous Friend--4 cases Fancy Feast and 2 cases Fancy Feast adult
Anonymous Friend--case of Friskies, 2 cases Fancy Feast kitten, 4 cases Friskies Tuna and Beef & Liver
Hencass, for Catathon--Lots of Troyers Country Market food items! This will be another terrific basket! Lots of items including, Bean & Ham soup, blackberry syrup, Apple, cherry, blackberry pie fillings, pickled baby beets, pasta sauce, veggie soup, salsa, banana pepper rings, BBQ sauce, corn relish, noodles, candy fruit slices, buttermilk pancake mix, soup mix, potato soup.  A great basket coming up!
Susie from WV--card & store payment
Mona/MDW20--Easter card with 3-D kitty bookmarker, note
Jean M from FL--store payment
Carole & Jack B from WI--nice letter and a donation
Sandra T from TOledo--donation
Joy D from NY--store payment
From Tenzyn's mom--case of food and paper plates (day visitor)
Eric, Carrie & Jimmy--day visitor--Sheba for Magenta & friends, juice drinks, poptabs, wipe on pens, Multi-Tool Wallet Set (for Catathon), baby food, small lates, doggie treats, quart plastic bags
Halos Mom & Dad--a PayPal donation for FFRC to use where needed 
Henry R Peeps and Oh My Guinness--sent Birthday cards to their friends--Coz, Merri, Joyful, Mew, Pania, Kerry Kat.  Each also received $5!  This will go toward a hamburger/turkey treat for all of them! They are all so excited!

JustMe treated us to a pizza lunch yesterday.The real reason, you ask?  It was so Jemima could have her pizza crust that she loves! Thanks JustMe! We all appreciated this. 

We have names! The black/black/white kittens have names! The black & white male is Mathew Scott. The little black female is Genevieve. The bigger black female is Josephine. These 3 kittens have now joined the Dora Explorer's group--makes for one big happy family of 8. The sweetest thing--they love to snug up to Thomas. He'll lick them then go back to sleep to help keep them content. Derecho also lets the kittens snuggle in. 

The babies of Jemima's are growing. Yesterday they left their bed and was walking about in their pen. They'd wiggle and pounce and explore! Their fur is growing too--I do believe a few of them will be long hairs.

Tinker is here beside me spinning in circles. He's trying so hard to catch his tail. Jersey is sitting nearby watching him--probably trying to figure out what that young whippersnapper is doing! 

Success! Yes, Fondant had a successful surgery on Tuesday. They did indeed find that MIA ovary, but not the tube as it simply is not there. Now, things should settle down for her and she'll feel much better. I'm so glad this is over for her. She and Weeja will be adopted tomorrow. Fondant came up on my desk with that look of "feed me".  She ate a nice plate of chicken!

We had an adoption yesterday. Dodger went to a wonderful home. The young lady who adopted him has had her eye on him for a couple months. She's been waiting for her move to be completed. She is now in a house and came--Dodger was still here and made himself known to her! He's a special boy!

We had a great outside work day yesterday. Many thanks to Kris, Diane, Anthony, Steve and Jimmy for helping. We pulled out all the rocks, cleaned up the rock beds and put some fresh stones on top before we replaced the rocks. This was done to all the rock beds (remember I can't grow flowers, so I "grow" rocks!). Then we removed all the markers and statues in Albert's Garden and laid down many bags of fresh mulch. Then we replaced everything--it looks so nice. Next we hope to start painting the FFRC sheds. They all need a coat of paint. 

A MYTH about spaying & neutering:
Myth: It's better to have one litter before spaying a female pet.
Fact:  Medical evidence indicates just the opposite. In fact, evidence shows that females spayed before their first heat are typically healthier. Many veterinarians now sterilize cats as and dogs as young as 8 weeks of age. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday, April15

We had BOXES last night--ever so grateful to you!
Zoolove/Pam--2 cases Fancy Feast
Nona--2 boxes of 2 inch packing scotch tape and 10 cases of baby food!
Shomor/PatriciaM from IL--a really cool sock Kitty and Horse (for catathon or day sales)
Helman/Helen--2000 poly mailing bags, bag of Wellness Kitten, box of black Sharpies and box of 2 inch packing tape
svcathy/Cathy D--for Steve: 2 bags PB pretzels, 2 bags chocolate covered potato chips, 2 bottles of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. For Volunteers & Staff--2 coyboy dark chocolate almonds, 4 bags chocolate covered potatoe chips, 3 gummie bunnies, 3 caramel bites, 2 bags of Movie popcorn, 2 mini PB cups, 4 bags of trek mix--all Trader Jo's things---yuuuuum!
Lovebugs/Pam T--12 bags of cat snackers, 12 big cans salmon, bag of Purina One Indoor
Tigercat54/Great Aunt Julie--for the volunteers--crystal lite individuals and 3 boxes of assorted teas (can be poured into water bottles)
Gusti, drawn by Wanda using Nikkaross' photos--for the Catathon--drawing of Coralie, Joline & Joyful.  This portrait is absolutely stunning--will be a welcome addition for the Catathon. Thank you!

Today is Kerri Kat's birthday. She is our only long hair black cat. She arrived here originally 2/21/09 and was adopted 3/11/09. Unfortunately she was returned 12/21/13 thru no fault of her own. She's still looking for her new forever home.

Camvie---plain and simple--she loves the dogs. She has for a long time scooted into their room as they go in and out. Now though, she follows them clear thru to the back door where the dogs go out into their fenced in area. She absolutely loves them! The dogs have been discussing adopting her, but I told them if they could fill out an adoption form then they could adopt her. They've been practicing with the pen but I don't think it's going to happen! 

The Covies are back to their wonderful spring/summer/fall Cat's Cove. Lots of smiling and happiness there! We did it a bit differently this year. After putting the final touches on the cleaning Sunday morning, we went back and opened the door to Kitty City to let them cruise about. Late afternoon, instead of calling them back to the Kitty City, Connie called them to the Cove. In they went--one after another! They love their Cove! We now have everything that is in the Cat's Cove all resin material or washable material. We've ordered a cleaning/disinfectant spraying wand. We can then once a week simply spray the Cove down--top to bottom! Will help us keep this area sparkly clean! 

It snowed.  That's right--it snowed and has covered the grass--maybe 2 inches, although Elizabeth says its more like 17 inches! The sun is shining and it will soon be melted. That's good. Steve and I are going to get the new mulch for Albert's Garden and the fresh pebble stone for all the rock areas. We are all so ready for spring to be here.

Bear, our sweet little boy is on hold. I'm so happy for him--he will be going with Ellen and Pat. What a wonderful home he will have!

We made snow today! Yep, from the snowmaking can that we received last week. It really does look like snow. But then we brought in a couple handfuls of snow from outside and had a mini-snow ball fight. 

Take care, everyone and have a joyous day. Enjoy your family, friends and your pets. They are precious. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday, April 13

Surgeries went just fine yesterday. Although two of our little boys tried to pull a fast one on us. Liberti and Rocky Top were angels! Then comes Tinker and Merle--they were tricksters. Between them, they were hiding deep and hard, 3 out of 4 tic tacs. But Dr. Darcy won the battle and we can now say all 4 kittens are completely spayed/neutered. Whew--what a job. We also neutered two male cats that belong to 2 of our volunteers. We had Coralie all prepped for her spay when we were able to see a definite surgical scar. Using the clippers to shave completely and wetting the skin, a very visible scar was there. So, she's a happy camper--no more surgeries!

Dr. Darcy also did many physicals. These cats were: Treesa, Canton, Weeja, Camvie, Felicity, Florida, Merri, Solee, Cozarelii, Asha, Derecho, Walter, Zelda and Emma Jo. Nothing out of the ordinary on any of these, other than a few teeth chips of the CH cats. A new coarse of action is on for Camvie. My biggest worry was that Camvie may be still contagious which caused worry due to the kittens that will be soon coming into the Main Area. Dr. Darcy assured me she is no longer contagious! She also commented that our whole health status seems very healthy--always nice to hear that. 

Pania had a birthday yesterday! She was born 4/12/12, so she is now 2 years old. She had numerous treats of her favorite snacker--the Baby cat kibbles. She'll come running when she hears the crinkle of the bag! Happy Birthday to our girl.

We had BOXES last night. Wow--so much to be thankful for.
Betz--donation for can cat food --will be getting very soon!
Yankeechick/Terese from NJ--a note and a beautiful mobile with heart and paw prints--love it!
Brenda C--for the Catathon--Olympus BG160 Digital Camera with SD card and a watch with interchangeable bands.  Both these items will go into the 9-West tote for Catathon!
Anonymous Friend--Two kitty rocks for FFRC. Lots and lots of "good stuff" for the Catathon--books for the kids basket, Hello Kitty items, Marie Kitty Bank, 2 cat shirts, kitty puzzle, make up brushes, kitty key cover, sidewalk chalk, Rainbow lotion and Rusk Calming Shampoo. These will go in various baskets.  For the Kiten Basket--kitty apron, 2 purple pokie dot oven mitts, BBQ tools, ice cram spoons and matching scoop, jar opener, kitty sugar & creamer with matching sale/pepper, jar of peach pecan butter & Raspberry Peach Chipotle Glaze.  For the Mickey Mouse basket--band aids, 3 totes, mug, tshirt, note cards, stickers, play pad, Jim Shore original Mickey statue.  Big big thanks!
SonJamac from Canada--3 cases Fancy Feast Kitten
ElectraPA with Conner, Tommy & Alistair--10 memory foam rugs in bright pink, purple and lime green
Neuromom/Sherry and Dave W from NY--for the Catathon--8 lighthouse plates with stands. These are an awesome collection.
Oilsandsgirl/Sheila from Canada--For Catathon or where needed--2 very cool kitty fans
Guccismom/Chantel L from Canada--Easter Kitty card with note & picture of Gucci kitty--Canada snackers! Moose droppings, beaver droppings and maple kisses!
Aunty Fi--For Catathon rainbow basket--ID tag LOVE in rainbow colors
Judy & Phil L--note with stamps
Joy & Don D from NY---kitty card with note and donation
Jean T from AR with kitties Marie & Leah--kitty card with note and donation
Bencat2012--kitty card with coupons
Vicki R from Defiance--card with a note and donation
Madge B from IN--card with donation
Robert & Denise W from PA--card with note and donation
Janet R from Defiance--lion card with note and donation
Glynnette M from CA--Iris card with note & donation
Eugenia S from Russia--donation thru PayPal
Jamie M from PA--donation in memory of Gizmo--her friend Julie's beloved friend

We took in 3 new kittens yesterday. They are 3 little ones that we've been working with Menard's here in Defiance. They are now 4 weeks old. Mama cat is feral--they have a trap set to try and catch her so we can get her spayed. These 3 little ones are: 2 black female, 1 black/white male.  The male is called Mathew Scott. The other two will have names very soon. Yesterday, they joined the Dora Explorer's litter. So cute to see them all sleep together. All of them are about the same pace for eating--1/2 plate and 1/2 syringe. Wolfpatch/Dave has become their Uncle Wolf. 

The Cat's Cove is sparkly clean and almost ready for the Big Move of the Covies. We have been working at getting all furniture in the Cove to be very washable. We can then spray everything down once a week and keep it really squeaky clean. Today the Covies will have the whole day to cruise about the farm yard. Hopefully to bring them back in, we can call them to the Cove.  Still have a couple of things to do first though. Happy day for them! 

Just an FYI--the new goat, Pickles, is doing great. She and Butter are now good friends. The farmyard animals are so glad for this beautiful weather and warmer temps. CHickens are laying, geese are dropping eggs galore, horses are shedding out as are the goats too. The donkey looks great. The guineas have resumed their crazy run-around while squawking so loudly. Peacocks are displaying their beautiful feathers. All is well on the farmyard. 

I almost forgot--Mayor Anony asked me to pass this on--he's on a mission with Putter. He says, "Prevent a litter, fix your critter!  Be a responsible pet owner--the choice is yours." And I would like to say--even spaying/neutering just ONE cat is huge.  It can make a BIG difference in the lives of cats.