Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Weds., July 23

Mich and Vern---a huge, giant thanks to you both for doing two Flash Sales yesterday for the cats.  I dearly appreciate what you've done for FFRC and the cats. The first sale was all the double packs of leggydews and the mountain of biggydews! The second sale was a variety of items from our store.  I so appreciate what Mich and Vern did and also deeply appreciate the viewers, chatters who participated in the sales! And those that were here just for the fun of it! We do so enjoy the fun part of it! Packages are already being made ready to send to you all!

Many thanks too for the following donations:
Kathy K from IA--donation from herself and from Ro and Mike B who she met in a store while wearing an FFRC shirt! 
David C--donation to FFRC
Janet C from VA--donation to be used as needed
Vern & Mich--rat toy, bird suet cakes, 4 rugs, lysol wipes and also fleece for Angie

We now have two white bunnies.  We found out a little more of the bunny story. It turns out a neighbor had bunnies and decided to let them go.  Bunnies are actually very hardy. When I use to have the Wildlife Orphanage we would take in people's bunnies that they didn't want to keep. At one time, we had 65-75 domesticated bunnies hopping about on the farmyard. These two buns are welcome. There's a good possibility that there may be a few more coming our way. 

We had a big clean day yesterday. We hauled everything out that could be washed, outside to the parking lot. Then Ashlyn (granddaughter) power blasted them with our disinfecting hose system. The hot sun dried everything in no time. We're all squeaky clean!

We're having trouble with Penelope and her babies. I honestly don't know how this is going to end. I do know that Penelope did not feel good yesterday. Today it's obvious what's going on. She has an upper respiratory infection. Now that we know what's going on, we have her on two different meds and I can already see that she's feeling better. But, unfortunately, her kittens aren't doing as good. As you already know, we lost oneearlier. Today we lost two more of them. We have 3 remaining kittens.  These babies had a rocky start but let's hope they can make it thru this. 

We took in two new kittens this week. The first one is a very handsome tiger/American Short Hair Mix, male. He's about 9 weeks old. His name is Abe and was found on Angie, Bill and Elizabeth's porch. A sweetie who loves to be held. He will be in the Main Area soon.

The second cat is about 11 months old. His name is Austin. He's mostly white, with a black patch over one eye and a solid black tail. Very handsome fella. Unfortunately he has met with hard times. He's bone thin and was very wobbly from lack of nutrition. His tail met with an injury and the last half is a "dead tail". We shortened it up already so he wouldn't bump it, but eventually he will need surgery to remove the rest of the necrotic tissue and to cover the bone. Right now he's in no condition for surgery. He also had many maggots inhabiting the wound on his tail. His bubble bath produced lots of brown bubbles. He's eating so his strength is getting better and he's on two antibiotics. Austin is such a really nice cat. All you have to do is to look at him and he wants to be petted. 

Trucker is here on my desk taking a nap. He is now very insistent on coming into the Main Area. He spends the night time in the Thumper's Rooms but when I start the day, he's wailing away at the office door, demanding to come in the Main Area! What a stubborn boy he is!  So, the door is opened and now he, Thomas and Alma come trooping in. Trucker's weight went:  1.07 to 1.06 to 1.08. Today it was 1.08.5, so he gained a half of an ounce. I have no idea what Trucker's future will be. I'm just going day by day right now. We are feeding him anytime he wants food (and he lets us know when he's hungry!) and loving him to pieces.  He absolutely loves to be held. Let's just concentrate on the here and now time with this precious boy.

I've heard from several of our newly adopted cats. Purrgo is doing wonderful! They've decided to keep his name.  He purrs anytime he is petted and when done being petted, he's on the go!  Perfect name!  We've also heard from Yvonne a couple times--so far, so good! I'm thrilled. 

Coz is turning into a marshmallow! Same with August--they're both enjoying more and more being petted. It's wonderful how they are becoming more trusting. I have Trucker, Zelda, Jessie and Corby on my desk snoozing away! Ada Jane is doing pretty good. She sure likes chicken. These cats and kittens--they all have their likes and dislikes.....just like people. We know Pania likes a towel down on the floor to lay on after the floor is mopped. We know that  Derecho and Lorenzo loves their treat of baby food after breakfast. Kerri Kat needs the faucet turned on just so for her morning drink. Milo takes his afternoon nap on the princess bed. Felicity sits on the window sill in the front office for her meals....every time! We treasure their unique personalities! 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday, July 20

Rain, Rain, go away!   Wait, it hasn't rained here in a long time. But the cats and kittens are getting wet. What is going on?  It's raining INSIDE the Kitty Kabana!!  Yes, wet, wet, wet.  Our new baby grass needed a drink, so we turned the sprinkler on and moved it without checking where it was all going! Yep--right into the Kitty Kabana! Something exciting for the kittens!

Penelope and babies are doing pretty good.  She does spend some time away from them (in the pen), but that's ok.  As soon as they wiggle or meow, she feeds them! And their tummies are round---just the way we like them. Penelope is doing just fine. When kittens are weaned, it'll be her turn to act like a kitten and play!

We had an adoption this morning. Sweet Purrgo went to his new home. All in all, we had 12 applications for him and at least that many phone calls on him. We chose this particular family because they have adopted from us before, have other cats at home (which Purrgo would like) and between the mom/dad are home often enough and with the dad coming home at lunch. The new mom is even taking the day off of work tomorrow to be home with Purrgo! 

We had BOXES last night! My heartfelt thanks to you all.
Mary H--our Friday volunteer--cases of water and pop to help with Catstock, Kitty and doggie snackers and a case of Fancy Feast
Gusti from Germany--Food for Covies, Porchies and their friends--5 cases Appetizers and 3 cases snackers
Joan CMS from Spain--Pretty kitty blankie and an El Cau del la Cendra Mug, shirt and brochure!
Aunty Fi from UK--in honor of Penelope's kits--case of KMR
Conii with Elliott and Izabellah--2 cases of KMR
Widdletigger/Elizabeth--2 bags Royal Canin mom/baby dry food
Joco/Jo Ann--3 boxes shoe covers XXlg
Anonymous Friend--4 turbo scratch refills, 2 bowl bed scratchers, 5 cat dancers, 4 cases Friskies, 2 cases cat snackers
Beth/eaglewatcher from IL--2 soft sided Kitty Carriers in purple, to be used for raffle!
Maggie Mae--a day visitor, 6 yrs old, came with a donation of treats and toys for the kitties
Margaret S from Paulding--donation
Brian & Rosco/Cheryl E--3 packages Clorox wipes, 300 paper plates, 250 styrofoam plates, big bag of kitten dry and big bag of adult dry, 2 boxes Fancy Feast, 2 packages balls with bells and a pack of catnip mice and 2 bags of starburst.  
Joni W from IA--donation thru PayPal--to be used wherever needed
Gusti--donation in memory of Tom from UK who sent the Bondi Licks.

All is fine on the farm grounds. The Covies are out for their day of cruising about today. Doesn't take then long to take off running when their door is opened! Both Mercy and Wilson are getting their stalls redone this week.  Mats are being picked up, new levels of stone put under and leveled and clean mats put back down. Will keep their big feet nice and dry! The goats are already dreaming of Catstock and who is going to poo first for bingo! The chickens are putting their dibs on Butter! Peacocks are dropping their feathers--time for their molt. We collect these and give at adoptions.

We have a new report from Petfinders. The top 15 cats are Purrgo, Camvi, Abner, Archer, Corby, Dexter, Ratchet, Dickens, Byron, Ming, Francis, Preakness, Corduroy, Kerri Kat and Mathew Scott. Remember, we don't put the cats or kittens on Petfinder until they are neutered or spayed.  This past week, our total views was 1,596.  

Sadie and Hamlin/Hope are doing good. Sadie would prefer that she would be the only cat, but hopefully she'll figure out a way to feel comfortable around others. We're keeping her in the Thumper Rooms where it's a bit less cats. Mahogany is becoming more comfortable and is out of her pen. She's starting to cruise about and was even on the desk napping! She is so beautiful. Joyful still calls the office and Thumper Rooms as her home--she's very happy there! And she loves the windows! 

All is fine here. Enjoy your day. Love on your cats and pets!   

Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday, July 18

Penelope had her babies! And we're really talking baby size kitties. They are small.  I had so hoped she would wait off thru the weekend so we could have time to put some weight on her. As you know, when she arrived, she was bone thin--pelvis very protruding. But, she began right away eating with gusto! She had 6 little ones, starting yesterday in the early morning hours. Two born before I even came out. She did a good job. Unfortunately, we have lost one of them--the extra extra tiny grey/white one. We kept her snugged up to mama as much as we could so she would feel her warmth, but she passed this morning. This litter has a hard road to go right now--the main thing is to make sure they stay warm and up to mama to nurse. We now have 2 greys, 2 black tiger/whites and 1 creamy-white kittens. 

We had our Raffle last night. This was an exceptionally fun and productive one! I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your participation in it. As you know, most of the money from the Catathon was already designated for certain things. These Raffles are what keeps us, keeping up with our day to day bills. 
So.........the winners were:
Larissa Harliquin sitting kitty was won by Thomas Woo  (remember we only use partial last names)
Larissa Harliquin laying kitty was won by Kimkost
Signature Quilt by Vixanna was won by Gusti (gifted back to FFRC)
Ripple Afghan by Sharon M was won by Ann Fen
Joe/Kerswill cat bed was won by Ferole
Granny Square Afghan by Rosemary was won by Jennifer Moo

The totals from this was $3,900! Then we had some extra givers:
Beth--rounded up by $100  to               
EarthEyes rounded up then by $95          
Michlyn & Vern bumped it up by $42.43
Ellen & Pat raised it by another $57.57
Brenda R then bumped it by another $100
Our new total then came to $4,300.00    All I can say is a big WOW and a super big thank you.  

We also had consolation prizes: 1 quillow blanket, 2 human-dew size blankets, Larissa cat eye box and 10 pks kitty scissors for the frig and Rescue Angel Magnet. Thank you again for such a huge successful Raffle. It was fun!

We had a couple BOX nights since the last blog. Yes, I've gotten behind, but I am always full of thanks for you all! 
Joco from MN--Old Dutch Puffcorn Caramel Corn for Steve, Volunteers and myself. Yummmmmmmm!
Lizmol20 with Ariel & Jenny from MI--made by Liz: 2 charms with crystals and kitty charms. Very pretty.
FaithMD and Bobby--box tops for Kellen, coupons, sheet of Forever stamps, 2 sun crystals for windows
Beth A/eaglewatcher from IL--popcorn scoops, about 500 utensil packets and popcorn bags for Catstock
Helmin/Helen M from UK--3 cases Fancy Feast Variety
Anonymous Friend--2 cases babyfood
Itnurse--kitty paw print bracelet, You Never Walk Alone necklace, circle with paw print necklace and an angel wings surrounding a paw--so very pretty
Haroon A from NV--5 cans KMR
LucyToons from UK--pop tabs for Kellen, stickers for Hannah, farm scene scarf with 2002 calendar and a Home is Where the Heart is scarf with 2001 calendar
Mayumi from Japan--2 bags Scallops/Crab treats, 2 boxes of Tulle Chicken/Tuna and a bag of goodies for Hannah
Sherri/sillysticks from OH--Spartan tags
Jan from Hawaii--kitty card with note & a magnet book mark
Betz--payment for Shelter plaque
Aunty Fi & Joni/catlady--Memorial stone for Milford that says: Our precious reminder to always be kind to animals. 
Ruth E from Defiance--a thank you note and a donation in thanks for caring for Chalet (who is doing great!)
Pat, Thursday volunteer--4 prs handwarmers and a crocheted kitty pad
Tigercat54/great Aunt Julie--case of Gourmet Petite Cuisine, tuna/shrimp
Cheryl E from OH--Famous Amos Cookies!
Penny B--catnip infused puffballs, 7 pcks Fancy Feast and 18 cans Appetizers
Rebecca & Willow--3 cases Fancy Feast Variety
Patcat--day visitor--Appetizers, volunteer snackers & highlighters
Widdletigger--2 cases of Awake candy--chocolate & caramel bars--extra yum!!!!!!!
Zoolove with Cali, Princess Smokey, Snowy and Blackie--case of Fancy Feast, case of Gravy Sensations, doggie snackers, 3 pcks paper plates, XO super concentrated odor neutralizer, fold up insulated tote bag, 3 cakes of suet and a suet feeder, kitty toys, Squeaky Mr. Bill. Also a kitty bird bath/bird feeder and a metal kitty chasing mouse spinner for the rock gardens. Love them! 

We also have a few PayPal thanks to give:
Thomas M from CO--paypal donation for FFRC
Andree/Sonnykat--donation to help with mailing raffle items!
Neil & Jean S from OH--donation for helping the kitties
Gillian from UK--donation in memory of her husband Tom who passed in May. We're sorry for your loss, Gillian. We will do as you wish--buy baby food jars for Derecho and friends, since Tom enjoyed watching that, and also for the medical fund. Take care.

Ustream is wonderful!  You might be saying.........what???  I know the ads are rather a bother at times, but when those ads pop up, FFRC makes money! For June, FFRC received $2,022.16! So, keep being patient with those ads--they truly do help us! 

We have another little kitten in. Her name is Vaun! She is a brownish tiger/white Manx kitten. Very sweet. Loves to cuddle right up by the neck, like Takara does. She was going to be shot if she had to go back to where she came from. How someone can stand there and say that is beyond me. But, it happens. But, NOT to this little girl. She's here and she's safe and she loves to play! She has a cute little tweak to the end of her tiny tail! 

Purrgo will be going to his new home on Sunday about 9:00 ish.  Unna is also on hold and will leave end of next week. We also have another cat that just came in. She was a kitten in 2008. Her name is Mahogany. She is so beautiful. A long hair golden-brown colors with such a sweet face. She is 6 years old. She had to come back thru no fault of her own. Her family dearly loved her but could no longer keep her. Hopefully, Mahogany will be out in the Main Area soon. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tuesday, July 15

Busy day of treatments yesterday. Have that caught up, but then there's always more! I think the kittens and cats must look at the treatment board every morning and check the names out. Then those cats disappear! 

Carol, Trucker, Veora and Murphy are now spending a bit of time here in the Main Area. They have just joined the kitty herd  and are having fun. Trucker prefers to be held though. Such a sweetie he is. We still keep placing him in the litterbox to help him out.  I truly feel this is a birth deformity for this little boy, as he is showing other "kinks" in the system. His one front leg is thickened and his vertebrae and ribs are "flattish". But, to Trucker, this is normal and so he carries on. I just want him to enjoy every moment of every day and to play, purr and play some more!

Big thanks to Judy and Phil--Sunday visitors. They brought: 6 steno pads, postit pads, trash bags, twizzlers, box of t-shirt bags, PT's, hand soap, hand sanitizer, TP, Clorox  wipes, Bounce, hole reinforcements.
Rascalboots/Heather H from Oh--break Away Collars.

We had a visitor yesterday--a sweet 9 year old girl. She came in and presented us with a donation. Her name is Rebecca. 

We also had another visitor. Her name is Kaylee and came with her family. They also brought some great items from our Need List! We've had the pleasure of knowing Kaylee for a few years--always a joy to have her visit us. 

Check this out!  It's awesome. Many thanks to Dawnstar for putting this together.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday, July 13

It really happened! Coralie shared her supper with 3 kittens--all at the same time! Isn't that just wonderful?! I took Coralie outside for a walk-about. She walked all over the place--over cement, grass and stones! Really enjoyed the sunshine! We rarely get to do that but Coralie and Bella are allowed. Bella of course loves her stroller rides too! But not Coralie--she wants to do it herself!

We had BOXES Friday night. Big time thanks for what you all do for this Rescue Center. Not only are your gifts so appreciated, but the moral support, prayers, good thoughts and words of encouragement are also appreciated. 
Starrylightmeow & Pondracer with Simba--3 Clorox wipes and a case of Friskies
Grace R/wonderteac--a great book called Cat Lovers Devotional
Lannml--4 cases Friskies Poultry & Beef and 2 cases of Appetizers
Plee--coupons, 6 bags doggie snackers, 5 bags kitty snackers and a stone with painted black kitty with amazing eyes
Shawn--very nice handmade card in sympathy for Milford
Anonymous Friend--another great book!@ Mindfullness, finding Peace in a Frantic World
Heather, Stephanie & Samantha H and Rascal from OH--Thinking of You card with kitty stickers
Zoolove with Cali, Princess, Bootsie, Blackie & Snowie--t-shirt with flowers and kitties for Jacc, so very pretty!
Anonymous Friend--SEVEN 40 lb bags of Precious Cat Litter.   Wow! 
Jobo & Lemon- Day Visitors--2 cases Friskies, 13 galloon trash bags, kitty snackers
Haroon--big 40 lb bag of Precious Cat Litter
Jakesmeowmy--donation to be used wherever needed
Norma B--donation to FFRC thru PayPal
Indy--our visitor last week--donation of an Amazon Card for FFRC

Our 4-some batch of kittens are doing good. They are Carol, Veora, Trucker and Murphy. You'd think they were born in the same litter--they all play, eat and snuggle together! Trucker succeeded! He made it into the little litterbox yesterday all by himself.  Barb, our visitor, has faithfully been putting him in the litterbox about every 1 1/2 hours to help him practice! We'will keep at it! 

Sadie, our newer CH cat loves to eat. She gets so very excited when she sees her plate coming to her! She likes the freedom of the back Thumper's Room. She likes her chin being scratched. Milo, another newer CH cat, is doing awesome. He's so friendly. Loves to be held. Short periods of holding works for him. He loves the palm tree. Milo is another ankle wrapper, like Freemont.

One of the nicest kittens ever is Corby. He obviously had been loved on somewhere in his young life. He has a diesel purr motor and paws that knead and knead! Such a loverbug. He's been neutered now and is ready to find his own home. He has a ton of love to give.

Sound familiar to anyone? We have Basket 138 More Kids Fun that is unaccounted for. We are not able to figure out the name on this Basket from the Catathon. If you were the winning bidder, could you please contact me? Thank you. 

Here's a good deal! Our First Aid kits are now at a big sale for $15.  Instead of going thru our FFRC store, if you'd like one, just go thru PayPal so you can get the sale price.  It's chock full of great items for a Pet First Aid Kit. 

Tomorrow is our first Raffle since quite a while before the Catathon! We're ready for it! Check out Chatters FB page! We have 6 items---2 afghans, 1 signature banner, 2 Harlequin Cat pictures/framed in oak and a cat/doll wood bed.  All 6 items are just wonderful. Raffle tickets are $5.  You can do one ticket or how many you want. The Raffle starts tomorrow, Monday and ends at 2:00 on Thursday. BOXES will be at 5:30 on Thursday with the Raffle Drawing at 6:00.  Of course, we will have consolation prizes. Let the fun begin! Just go thru PayPal or if you need to send a check, please do it right away so we receive it Thursday or before. Let me know how many tickets and for which items. Please include your cam name if you have one. Thanks ever so much! 

Who is one of the orniest kittens here? That would be Hillsborough  He is such a lot of fun. He will play with anything--even a tiny piece of dust! Jackson is visible all the time now and will come walking up to us now for attention. He's right now playing with a milk ring--walking around with it in his mouth, dropping it, retrieving it and doing it all over again! His brother August has also progressed so much in his friendliness. And Joey.....what a sweetie he is. He's decided that we're A-ok people and have allowed us into his circle. As long as you approach slowly, he will accept petting. He loves his tummy rubbed now! He's amazing!

No limping for Unna or Luige! They both have lost their limp and run like the wind. Such a joy to see them. They'll even throw each other down in wrestling play now! Little Veora's neck area where she was bitten by a dog is now much better. The swelling has decreased dramatically and she can eat easily now.

I've had two phone calls now from Yvonne and BrandyWine.  All is well. I do believe things are going to work out beautifully! The second call told me that they were both napping on the couch together--not snugged up, but on the same couch! And the bird feeders are a big source of joy for them both!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Thursday, July 10

Hooray for Seymour!  He has a home. A REAL home! Seymour and his mama Patricia arrived here 1/17/14. Patricia was adopted by Rita from Wisconsin. Ever since then she has asked a couple times about Seymour--how he is, etc. Recently, Rita came to FFRC for another visit. Much time was spent with Seymour. After she went home, an email arrived, asking about him and the possibility of adopting him. Yes, Seymour has been considered a permanent resident. The reason? FFRC promised BENCH, the rescue he came from. I contacted them and explained the situation (Rita is an awesome cat mama, Seymour could be with his real cat mama, they would be well cared for and loved. Also, if ever a time Rita couldn't care for them, both would be returned to FFRC). Their blessings for this adoption was immediately given, with no hesitation! So.......happy news for Seymour! He will be leaving with Rita (who will come for Catstock) on 9/7 in the morning. 

We had three adoptions yesterday! In the morning, wonderful Chalet was able to go back to her home! Her mama came home from the nursing home and is now able to care for her again! It's known that if the time comes that she can no longer care for Chalet, she will come back to FFRC. In the late afternoon yesterday, we had two more adoptions! Little Postal, now known as Megan, went to her new home. And Willow, a baby born here to Smallisha, also went to her new home. These are happy places for these cats! 

And then today.....another wonderful adoption day! Three more adoptions! As most of you know, Yvonne came back to FFRC with Barb who is visiting for 2 weeks. Yvonne just wasn't a happy girl with the family cats at Barb's. So....that's what is most important. Their happiness. We discovered that Yvonne and Brandywine got along just fine together. So, they are now placed in their new home together. I've already had one phone call from the Dad. All is well. Both have been bird watching thru the patio doors! Our third adoption for today is Oriah. It's official (just like we were hoping!).  Oriah will be staying with her foster/now forever home family! This is good. With Oriah's specific food needs, it was difficult here at the Rescue Center, but easy in her new home.

We had BOXES last night. So many grateful feelings given to you all for your help. 
Mary C--visitor with niece for 3 days--many things and we are so thankful. Snacks for volunteers, snacks for the kitties and the doggies, case of PT, Fancy Feast dry cat food, Reeses (guess who for!!), great snackers for the horses, donkey, goats. Mary also had a garage sale and the money from this was donated to FFRC. Big thanks, Mary. There were other gifts too from Mary for the Rescue Center--I thank you!
Domingo F--donation to FFRC thru PayPal
Lin Hsiao H from Taiwan--donation to FFRC thru PayPal
Arden & Charmaine B--donation to FFRC in honor of Trucker
Catherine D from VA--donation to FFRC thru PayPal
Karla M--donation in memory of the kitties that have passed. 
Brad B from KY--donation to FFRC thru PayPal
EddieJ333--day visitor today--donation to FFRC
Oilsandsgirl--2 big bags dry cat food and 2 big bags dry kitten food--Max brand, big box of 13 gallon trash bags 
Haroon A--big bag of Precious cat litter
Zelda Belda Moss & Anonymous Friend--cat mouse kick toys, lots and lots of cat toys, doggie squeak toy, cashews/pistachios for volunteers and cans of clams, 9-Lives, sardines, chicken and salmon for the kitties!
Laura/Medic101--2 cases Fancy Feast
Barb W--week visitor--big bag of Precious Cat Litter and candy snackers
Pat L/plee from SC--4 cases Fancy Feast appetizers
Susan345--8 extra big bags of kitty snackers
LJ323--2 bags Sunkist Fruit Gems, milk rings for Pania, kitty snackers, 5 large memory foam rugs. Also a beautiful 52 x 52 purple varigated afghan with kitties, in honor of the kitties we have lost and will hold in our hearts

We have a Petfinder Weekly Report! We have had 731 total pet views this past week. The top 15 places are: Our Information Page, Kitties Page, Ming, CH page, Camvi, Kerri Kat, Tabitha, Emily, Daisy, Whisk, Ratchet, Abner, Karena, Emma Jo and Preakness.

Just to be on top of things, our latest intakes have been kittens. Carol is doing wonderful.  She's ornery for no bigger than she is--so sweet.  Then there's Murphy. She's a dilute calico--so so much improved. She's on antibiotics still but has progressed to being down on the floor to play. She's a loverbug now. Loves to eat. 

Then we also have Trucker, just very recently named. When asked if he liked that name, I swear he lifted his chin in a nod! This is a little 6 week old-ish kitten. A brown tiger, boy. His beginning of life is a bit of a mystery--a couple different thoughts. His back legs are fused at the knees--both of them. The hips are forward, which makes his back legs up under his tummy, aiming for his head. They are rather bothersome. At times he can get them off to the side for easier mobility. But he's a happy boy, already on the floor. We have to lift him into the litterbox while he's so little, as his legs "boing" into things and prevents him from moving forward. He loves to eat and to play. He's good friends with Murphy.

We also took in a new kitten late afternoon today. She is about 5 1/2-6 weeks old, a brown tiger/torti mix. A nice little kitten who was extremely thirsty. She drank and drank and is still trying to get her fill.  No name yet, but soon! She was also so very hungry. Her test is negative. Here is her problem. A dog got a hold of her (we're told today it happened) and punctured her neck in a couple places.  Her neck and chin are now shaved and has been cleaned but the swelling is significant. She's already on antibiotics. Hopefully tomorrow the swelling will start going down. She's sleeping right now on a heater pad and looks contented. 

The Catstock planning has begun! Games have started to be organized again. Prizes have been ordered. It's September 6, Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00. The wonderful Strawberry Hill band will be here again! Lots of good food and friendship for the day! Come join the fun! 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tuesday, July 8

Weds. July 8, 2014
Your messages to me in regards to Milford have been received and rests with me. The friendship and support you have given me is so uplifting. I won’t lie—Milford’s death has shook me. I think the main reason is that this little fella didn’t ask for anything in his life except to be loved.  From the moment he was picked up from being tossed out of the car, he was loved.  I just wanted it to be a whole lot longer. He is greatly missed. I have had numerous cats and kittens coming up and sitting in my lap, rubbing and being so sweet.  It’s amazing the love these cats can give. And it’s also amazing the love and support you all give me. I will never ever take that for granted. I thank you for the fb messages, PM’s and the emails.

Updates: our Hamlin Hope is a wonderful boy. He is coming out more and more and is enjoying the attention. He’s eating good. I’m surprised, even with his severe tremors and chin tuck, he still is agile.  And I think he likes being here.   We also have Sadie. She is “loosening up”.  Remember, most of her life has been in a pen. I can tell beyond a doubt that she is enjoying the freedom of being out and making those decisions herself as to what she wants to do. Time will help!

All the surgeries from Monday are recovered. These kittens are wonderful and never slow down. Appetites are good and energy levels are high…..very high! Thanks to Joyce D. for providing pizzas on Monday.

Remember, we have a special adoption coming up. Tease, tease. I can give you another hint.  It is NOT Emma Jo. The list of “is nots” is growing.

We have thanks to give, from BOXES and PayPals. I so appreciate you all.                                                                                                       
WalMart—in honor of Pat, our volunteer for her service hours
Nona—funds to purchase baby food
Judy & Phil, Sunday visitors—donation for FFRC
Wanda E—donation for portrait (of a bird!)
Gusti—donation for beverages for surgery day
Jack & Carole B—donation for FFRC
Donna/napa—donation, in memory of Lou (my sister’s dog)
Robin H from UK—donation for FFRC
Lisa K from WA—donation for FFRC
Anonymous Friend—donation for FFRC & a portion for our S/N fund
Norma B—donation for FFRC
Janet M—donation for FFRC
Aimee L—Scrabble pieces pendants, with FFRC peace, love cats for Catstock—really nice!
Jatcat—2 safety cutters
Sandy L/northpolemn—book: crafting with cat hair
Buffypotter/Stephanie S from Scotland—case of large Friskies fish, bag of Purina One, scratching pad
Mike/sophieandlucysdad from MI—coupons
Dave & Joy D from NY—kitty card with donation and from Amore, Scotch, Stitches, Abby & Diva
Ann F from NJ—donation!
Sherri W/neuromom & David—pretty pansy flower thank you card
Josie D—Kuranda Bed 1 level, for Kitty City
Nona S from NY—coupons
Anonymous Friend—box tops, pop tabs for Kellen, milkrings for Pania, Paw Points. Hand towel—lots of great colors, 2 bath towels, 2 pkgs wash cloths, 1 purple rug, 5 fleece blankies. Variety of safety collars, lots of cat toys—poofs, pipe cleaners, etc.  Snackers for Barnies, Covies, Porchies, Inside & Jacci’s kitties, snackers for doggies, Catstock duct tape. 2 rolls 13 gal bags, bandaids, triple antibiotic ointment, pens, highlighters, permanent markers, Kitty TY notes,  and a fall garden kitty flag.

The Covies are doing great—still out and about 2-3 times a week. They love it. The Barnies are also doing great. They love the tall straw bale piles. And the Porchies…they have now claimed the Shelter House as their afternoon nap place! All are feeling good.

We will have BOXES Weds. evening. Let’s start at 5:30, but know we may have to be flexible. We possibly may have an adoption late afternoon.

Walter is wonderful and doing super. He is on minimal meds and we have already seen a decrease in his circling. He seems very happy. Milo is now out and about in the Main Area. He’s explored every inch and seems very comfortable.

Thank you for “giving me space” right now. I just needed a bit of time off. I love this Rescue Center with a passion—just have to regroup again then I’ll be ready to go. Love this place so much and the kitties and cats and volunteers to stay down too long. Thanks for understanding.