Friday, December 13, 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019

A short blog but would like to keep you all updated on things. 

First, we lost yet another Covie yesterday. Our dear sweet Charlie passed away. He was 13 years old. Charlie arrived here at 1 1/2 years old, such a handsome boy. He's been with us for 11 1/2 years. A long time to have a friend but it's never enough. Charlie was fine at breakfast time (about 5 am) yesterday morning. All Covies were checked again at 9:00 and again at 11:30 and then at 2:00. He was found already passed, laying on the floor like he simply went to sleep. He will be very very missed. A friend just told me this morning when I expressed that I wasn't ready for him to go yet, was told ---it is having done your best for as long as you can, not so much the age. We as caretakers do our best for our cats and the cats always give their best back to us. Thank you for loving our Charlie boy.
Second....Zinie was taken to the vet's yesterday. As you know, she had that major hernia repair on 12/2. She seemed to do well for that immediate week---not 100% but she was recovering from a major surgery. Then on 12/9, she obviously was showing signs of not feeling well. Over a couple days, she spiked a high temp 3 times. She was on antibiotics, was given fluids twice and kept up on pain meds. On Thursday, her appetite was low. Dr. Darcy wanted to get an x-ray. The x-rays showed that she had aspiration pneumonia. Her lab Bands were high. It also showed her lungs were not against the chest wall as they should be--probably from a trauma. Something forceful. Could this have been a part of why she had this odd hernia? We do not know. Her middle right lung lobe is collapsed also. A good view of her heart was not able to be seen due to the density of the lungs. Zinie is back home here and is now on two antibiotics and two soreness meds. We will keep a sharp eye on her. If she doesn't eat or if spikes another temp, fluids will again be given. The volunteers and I will keep a sharp eye on her. She sure likes to be petted. 

Everything else is good here.  The kittens are well.  Cats are fun and good examples to the kitties.  Conii's cats are slowly adjusting. Thamba and Teddy Bear are growing and so silly.  

Did you know kindness reduces stress?  To be able to cope and overcome stressful situations, an act of being kind to others reduces the stress factor by far. This is because it allows you to pay less attention to yourself and your problems. ... The added bonus is the appreciation shown by the person receiving the act of kindness!  Derecho was asking me to pass his thought TWO extra kind things today! He is going to share his chicken and he will also cuddle a kitten today! He's such a good example! 

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Thursday, December 12, 2019

They have arrived--Conii's 3 cats from Florida.  They started their journey on Monday around 1pm and arrived here Tuesday about 7 pm.  These 3 cats have had alot going on their lives the last week.  First, their mama Conii passed, people in their home, an overnight trip to the vets, a long drive to get here and then an all new home.  Their blankies (all leggydews and biggeydews) arrived with them so we spread those around their room--the back Thumper's Room.  This will take awhile for them to adjust, so for now, they will stay in that room to relax and get to know us. 

Here's their info:
Alyssandrah--brown tiger/white, born 4/24/18, female
Gyovannah--grey tiger/white, born 4/12/18, female
Elliott--grey tiger/white, born 12/20/01, male (next week will be 18)  

Elliott is blind and deaf but is actually adjusting nicely. He has spent a lot of time walking slowly about the room, probably memorizing the layout. I think Elsie and Pania have sent him good thoughts of how to adjust! 

Time will help with their adjustment. There's been a lot of people in their room, just talking and feeding them and reassuring them that life is ok. 

We also had BOXES yesterday-------big thanks!
Kathy, Donnie & Critter in WV - For Ramsay: Hide & Play Toy Activity Tent
SeanG & Lena - 2 Cat Training Toys
Janet B - For the FFRC Humans  Box of 12 delicious Ruby Red Grapefruit-yum

Mr & Mrs Medic - 2 Cases 24ct Fancy Feast
JBond - Electronic Cat Toy--already being played with
Anony - Bugs & Nuts Bird Food!

Carri M - 3-16lb Bags Purina One Kitten, 3 Boxes Lickable Delicious Stew, Box of lovely European Cookies
Jobear22 - Christmas Card - Godfish Tunnel, Unicorn Tunnel, Shark Tunnel & a Scratch & Play Roller
Diane P - 14 Fleece Pillow Cases

LJ - Fleece Pillow Cases for Porchies
Gidge - for Kitty Christmas - Case of Kitten Fancy Feast
McKane - 5-32ct Cases Friskies, 

Dimwit - 16lb bag Purina One Kitten, 2-24ct cases Kitten Fancy Feast
Jane - 16 lb Bag Purina One Kitten, 30ct Case Fancy Feast, 2 Boxes Appetizers
IBKCFJJJ ( Itty Bitty Kitty Collective For Jingle Jangle Jubilation) - Letter to FFRC, Gift bags for FFRC Staff with lots of Goodies & Letter

Jody J - 10 Boxes - 12ct 9-Lives
Preakness - 4-40ct Cases Friskies (with help from mom Snoopy) & 36 cans 9-Lives
FaithyMD - 4 Boxes of Petit Fours that spell out Merry Christmas for Humans & Meowy Christmas Cheese Tray for the Kitties

Craig M  - Batteries for the Weather Emergency Radios
Anony - 2 cases Beef Baby Food for Cutie

Chiefted & Jean - Pretty Christmas Card
Janice & Randy P  FL - Christmas Card with Donation
Howardena (Nona's Friend)  NY - Christmas Card with Note & Donation for Spay & Neuter

Melissa L - Donation
Judy M - NH  Donation
Napoleon Insurance Co. - Chief Tapes

Carol DC - VA  Kitty Christmas Card  with Donation in memory of Tiny Toes
Dennis  FFRC Volunteer - Christmas Card
Walter & Nancy C - OH  Donation in memory of Martha M and her kitty Boots
Sonja Mc - Our Canada Mod - Zelda Christmas Card w/Note

MaryCate R - 5 Chicken $5 & Stamps
Reta Z - MI  Christmas Card with Donation
DiAnna A, Jim (adopted Sparky & Frisky) - Christmas Card with Donation for Medical & 2 Chicken $5 from their 98 yr old Grandmother
Judy B and her 13 kitties - FL  Christmas Card with Chicken $5

Barbara C - Christmas Card
Betty S - WI   Lots n Lots of useable Stamps
Martin M - UK  2020 Kitty Calendar  & 3-D Christmas Card

And a few more thanks!
Lana H--donation to FFRC
Eric S--donation to FFRC
Gloria Keckler--donation for Kitty Christmas
BobM--donation for Christmas, in support of Feliz Navidad Fund
Brooke L--donation to FFRC

The cats/kittens that were brought up to the Main Area are doing great.  Cashew is just everyone's friend! Ragsy is so sweet and so friendly. Chuckles is everywhere and is making lots of new friends. Giggles is still a bit shy but really opening up! They had their door opened to Paddy's Place a bit early but have done very well with interacting with the other cats and kittens.

The two littlest kittens are so cute and have such long fluffy fur. They are in the top two condos in the back. They had some exercise time in PawMart yesterday and loved it! They are little scamper-about-kittens!

It's cold here this morning--was 16 degrees. No worries about the outside animals though.  The horses and goat and donkey all have clean straw/wood chips to sleep in. There's red heat lamps in the barn, Firehouse, Covie, both sunporches and Porchie Haven--heat all around and readily used by the cats! 

Ramsay is here by my desk, busily giving himself a bath. Dune is right in front of me napping but with an extended paw on my hand. Janie is sleeping in the basket and is snoring! Lucy is in my lap. Spiker loves his bed right behind me and is deeply sleeping. Zelda is also here giving a morning bath to herself. And then there's Desmond and Donell running around my feet like the 2 silly kittens that they are. 

Tomorrow starts our Fun-Raiser, the last one for 2019.  We are madly trying to get the bills all paid and current before the end of the year.  It ends on Monday, the 16th, with BOXES at 2:00 followed by the drawing. 

Other dates:
12/13 to 16--Fun-Raiser
12/21--FFRC's big NEUTER surgery day for the public.  
12/24--a special Trivia
12/25--Merry Christmas! 

On the 12/21, the last surgery day for 2019, will determine whether we meet our 1200 spays/neuters for the year.  It's going to be close........very very close. 

You have probably already heard this but it has become one of my favorite things--In a world where you can be anything, be kind!   How so simple this can be and how so very happy it can make others!  

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Today at noon is a quickie Flash Sale--all about Christmas items!  Come join us on the cam.

We also have Trivia today!  That begins at 4:00 and guaranteed to be lots of fun!  As a special Christmas fun day, there will be another Trivia on Dec. 12th, Thursday also at 4:00.  Enjoy!

Yesterday was our HumaneOhio surgery day!  I love these days.  We sent up 33 cats. This amounted to 21 females and 12 males, including 3 of FFRC's.  This brings our total to 1135 cats and 3 dogs--1138.  My goal for 2019 is 1,200.  It's going to be very close.  Our next and last surgery day for 2019 is December 21, a Saturday.  It's an all male neuter cat day.  We are almost full--hoping to take reservations for 58 boy cats. Plus we have 2 FFRC spays to do.  IF 100% of the cats show up, that gives us 1198. We shall see how it turns out.

We have thanks to give----
\Charlotte T--donation to FFRC
Kelly I--donation to FFRC
Deb F--donation to FFRC
Steph, Trevor--donation in honor of Angela who cares for their cats when on holiday and for her kindness

We have new kittens!
Giggles and Chuckles--arrived 12/6. Mary Braid, a vol, found them in her yard at nighttime. They are 12 weeks old with a birthday of 9/15/19.  Both are a bit shy but coming along. 
Giggles--white/muted calico, female
Chuckles--grey tiger/white, male

Ragsy--arrived 12/8. Another friend of FFRC found this one also in her yard, by himself.  He's a Domestic Long Hair (DLH), more white than black with a black tail.  Ears are both black/white.  Super friendly and playful. He is 6 months old with a birthday of 6/12/19. 

Teddy Bear and Thamba--arrived 12/9. They were born to a mama who we spayed yesterday. These two babies are 5 1/2 weeks old and needed to "move on" to FFRC a bit early. They are both eating very well. Both also have long fur.  Their birthday is 11/2/19.
Teddy Bear--brown tiger, male
Thamba--(pronounced Tom Ba), black/white with a white face. His name means rock or boulder, male
All above names are from the Name a Cat List.

Today is also the day that our friend, Conii G's 3 cats will arrive from Florida.  As was mentioned, Conii past away a week ago today. The family would like her cats to come to FFRC.  Their names are Elliott, Alyssandrah and Gyovannah.  They are being transported by a lady named Kim of Animal Transport.

We would like to move Cashew and Ragsy up to the Main Area and have Giggles and Chuckles in a double condo in the back Thumper's Room. Then move Teddy Bear and Thamba into the other double condo in the back.  That way, Conii's 3 cats can have the floor. I'm sure they will take a few days to acclimate here--they've had many changes in the past week.

Did you know that every interaction, be it how small, provides each of us an opportunity to have a positive impact on them and on your life?  It's really a neat thing--do something good for someone else and that feeling of goodness bounces back to you!  An act of kindness is a spontaneous gesture of goodwill towards a person, an animal or even nature! It really can turn into a gratifying and fun thing to do! And I am quite sure, each of the FFRC cats do this everyday.  Just today, I saw Derecho share his plate with Desmond!

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Kitty Christmas was yesterday and it was simply amazing! A thousand thank yous are being sent.

The giant trailer arrived around 1:25. It gave me goosebumps to see it coming here to FFRC! Many thanks to Nicki and Ed for supplying this transportation. They are brother/sister that owns H E Rudy tricking. Both then pitched in to help empty the truck. And on top of that, they donated a huge amount of canned food for FFRC.

Opening all the boxes and packages was simply beyond wonderful.  We had 886 boxes--an astounding amount!  These boxes weighed in at 17,523 pounds--quite a load!  A mountain of thanks to each and every person who donated these boxes. 💚💗

I'd like to send a special thanks to Angie and Bill for all their hard work on this project--the first box arrived in August and since then, their garage became fuller and fuller with boxes! They also provided a meal Friday evening for the folks that came over to their house to help load up the truck. They also made countless trips to the stores for many of the items.

Another big thanks goes to Lynnette. She is an extraordinary help to me. She also helps me keep organized. She not only works here at FFRC but is a super good friend to me.

Here's just a few numbers:
186 bags of dry adult cat food
202 containers of kitty snackers
76 cases of baby food
209 bags of litter
18 gallons of Odoban
5000 9 inch plates
6800 6 inch plates
10 boxes of 33 gallon trash bags
60 cans of KMR
18 rolls of packing tape
192 boxes of packets of food
77 cases of kitten can food
434 cases of adult can food
64 cans of chicken
And the list goes on and on!

We also received medical supplies that will help us--Idexx test kit, distemper, rabies, bordetella and leukemia vaccines, Convenia, Bravecto, Clavamox, Capstar, Terramycin and Panacur--such a great help.  The cats and I are very grateful.

 Another wonderful gift---as you know, this is our 20th year for FFRC.  We did major reconstruction at the beginning of the year.  As of this week, the bills are all paid in full!  The reconstruction covered the removal of the Cat's Corner Room, the creation of the Paddy's Place, attic wiring, rewiring of electric, several cat doors, new ceiling lights, cat walks, storage shelving in the Stuff Room, the floor completely redone, cabinets, etc.  Many thanks to all involved in this project, from the planning to the paying!

Another awesome gift---our bill is paid in full at the vet's office. BIG thanks!  The bill was for $1,789.96--completely paid in full! Wow!  Plus........bonus!  A credit of $922.42.  And then our bumper uppers stepped in.  We had another $1,565.37 which makes our credit now at the vets----$2,487.79.  Amazing. A colossol of thanks for this!

As a way of thanks, we made a posterboard of a cat with so many involved in FFRC, that we are thankful for--
webmaster--Clay and Vaun make our website ( possible
administrators--keeps our facebook site clean and family friendly
local supporters--our community, including businesses
moderators--they moderate the cam chat. We want it family friendly
family--they are awesome, from Steve to our kids and grandkids--so supportive. Love them!
sponsors--to donator supporters and those that sponsor cats
lurkers--we love our cam lurkers
veterinarians/techs--without them we would not have the medical care these cats need.
video recorders--they provide the videos that so many enjoy

Kitty Christmas is one of the most exciting day of the year for FFRC.  We go from nearly empty shelves to being stocked and full.  The cats and I are extremely thankful.  Truly a day that should be called Thanksgiving Kitty Christmas!

And we have more thanks to give!  We had BOXES on Thursday---
JBond - for Ramsay, New Track Ball Toy, for Jacci, A Spa gift set For Volunteers--1 large pack of Rice Krispy Treats,  2 boxes of Belvita Crackers, Kashi dark chocolate grain bars, Popcorn, Pretzels, 3 (4) pack of large can Tuna, 2 boxes of Snack Pack Puddings, 2 large pack of Fig Newtons, 4 (3) packs of Dole Fruit Cups. For Kitties,---1 Case of Friskies,2 Cases of 9 Lives cans, 2 treat bags of  Apple Nuggets for horses, goat, and donkey.

Diane (Dilly Di) - 8 XL Teal Bath Towels from Kohl's, 2 large fleece pillow cases for the outside kitties. 

Jennifer R. (Tx) -  for Donell's new parents (when they are chosen), 2 wand toys from Cat Wanderer
Kim R. - Bag of new toys, 2 (10) packs of Squeeze Ups, 1 Case of Fancy Feast 
SeanG and Lena - 1 (10) pack of Squeeze Ups.

Sue T. (NC) - 2 CH Kitty Calendars, 1 for Jacci,  A Wall hanging with a Cat's  Story framed for Jacci, The Official FFRC CH Purple Commemorative Ribbon framed---love it!.  A stack of Kitty Comedic posters for Jacci to hang around the Center.and 2 Chicky $5 for Ramsay and Pania.

Judy Judy - 1 Case (30) L'il Soups.
Jean W. - 2 (40) Cases of Friskies cans, 2 large bags of Iams dry food.

Celie R. and Turbo - 1 Large Canister of Greenie Snacks, 2 Boxes of L'il Soups, 1 (12) pack of Delectable Stew, 1 (12) pack of Delectable Bisque,  4 (10) packs of Sqeeze Ups.
Nathan K. - 2 (12) Cases of 9Lives Cans.

Donna and Robert R.  and their gang (AZ) - Birthday card for Magic - gift card for PetSmart.
Barry and Lori P. (Iowa) - a Christmas postcard with picture of their kitties Calvin and Oscar.
Sue (MacNCheeseM) - donation in honor of Marilyn
Stephanie and Mike K. (Il.) - donation
Brian and Liz (NY) - donation
Florence L. and Jayne (Fla) - Chicky $5 donation
Maria and Miranda - (Sweden) - Christmas Card w/(4) Chicky $5,  a card for Magic's Birthday 
Jeanie and Dave A. (Oh) - donation from a once FFRC baby (Koda) who is now Charlie.
Julie and David (UK) - 3 D Christmas card. for Magic 5th Bday card w/2 Chicky $5, Special Birthday glitter card for Magic w/Chicky $5.
Ellen P. (Ia) - donation, add'tl donation for Janie.
Clark, Jessie and the rest - Bday card for Magic (5) w/Chicky $5, Bday card for Walter (7) w/Chicky $5.
Tearsfromadream - Pania, calendar
Martha C. and Mr. Whiskers - (Tx) - coupons, 2 Chicky  $5.
Elaine and Alan (Fla) - 2 Christmas cards for Jacci and the Center.
Diane N. (TweetiTweet) (Oh) - calendar
Johannah M. (Defiance) - donatioin
Jeanne S.(Fla) - donation for FelizNavidad Fund.
Jeanette (Scotland) - Bday card for Magic with 4 Chicky $5, a Christmas card

We had 2 more adoptions!  Trippadoo and Timax went to their new home together! They went into a home where they are the only cats and will be very well loved. I've already heard from them and it sounds like the kitties are settling in nicely. 

We also heard back from Pansaroo and Kaze's new family--both are blossoming and are love bugs. Kaze likes soft comfy spots to sleep and Pansaroo naps on the table with Lego pieces!  

Cashew, the new snowshoe lynx siamese is doing good. She's a quiet girl and absolutely loves to be petted. She is still hanging out in the back Thumper's Room.

Zinie is coming along.  She developed a fever and simply didn't feel good for a couple days. Antibiotics started and syringe feeding and fluids given. She's much better and looks perkier. Desmond and Donell's energy levels are very good--they are so playful and eating good.  

We have even more thanks to give!
David and Christine and their kitties--donation for the care of the cats and kitties
William M--donation for FFRC
Leanne & Mike--donation in honor of Magic's birthday!
Sean G & Lena--donation in honor of FFRC's Lena
Marie C--donation for the cats and kitties
Kittiesmom--donation in memory of Conii G
Yaseen E--donation for FFRC and Fio
Gusti--donation to welcome Cashew
James G--donation as a thank you for having the cams
Audrey & Gary P--donation in celebration of Magic's 5th birthday
Sandra H--donation for FFRC
Dorothy R--donation for FFRC, enjoys Coralie, Magic and Vernon
Catherine D--donation for a Merry Pawmess!!

We received word on Thursday that our dear friend of FFRC, Conii Gallagher had passed away on Tuesday. Conii was always such a compassionate person, giving to FFRC and others, a real kind hearted person. She had spent a nice Thanksgiving with her family. Her brother George has kept us updated. He or a family member will be coming soon to FFRC with Conii's cats to take over their care.  He also asked FFRC to care for her ashes. I am humbled that we are asked to care for Conii's beloved cats and for her ashes.  She will be so missed--always a kind friend.  Two boxes that we opened at Kitty Christmas were from Conii--always thinking of us. She's the person that sent all the peace poles for Catathon. Also the extra cute baby clothes and the lambie rocker.  

Please, in Conii's memory, do something kind today for another person or a pet.  She would like that. 

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Three more adoptions!  I so love these wonderful homes!
Lizzie--adopted 12/3.  This was an especially happy adoption. She belonged to a friend of mine who could no longer care for her. She found a home with a man who wants nothing more than to dote on her forever!

LuLu and Tingle--adopted 12/4. These two friends were adopted together. They went with a lady who has lots of time to devote to these two kittens. What alot of fun they will be for her!

The doors are all wide open this morning--front to back!  Basani, Desmond and Donell are already up and playing.  Basani is still not 100% and continues to recover from his HBC.  At the moment, he is cuddled up to Derecho and napping. Desmond and Donell are too busy playing with everyone.  Won't be long until Kimmie joins them!

Our volunteer Elizabeth came to the rescue of a cat that we have taken on.  She was told there was a cat in a bag in the town area.  The cat got out of the bag and went into hiding under some pallets.  Angie came then to help Elizabeth and Debbie was on her way to help too, when we received word that the cat was caught!  Why would anyone even think of tying a cat inside a bag?  No matter--that is something that person will have to deal with him/herself. 

This cat was brought here to FFRC last night. Wow, what a beauty and what a sweetie. She is a Snowshoe Lynx Siamese. She's also spayed (with an ear tip), full of fleas and worms, missing some incisors and is in need of a dental.  The fleas are gone. Worming protocol has been started. A bubble bath has done wonders cleaning her fur and skin. She cannot get enough petting and purrs so nicely.  Her name is Cashew, a Name a Cat name.  No age yet, but a full adult. 

We have thanks to give:
Hallie G--donation to FFRC
Kimkost--donation for Giving Tuesday, to support the kitties
Tracy L--donation to FFRC
Kellie and Bill P--donation to FFRC in memory of Dorene Patton
Jakesmeowmy--donation to FFRC
Mary & Michelle LF--donation in memory of Dizzy and Rowland
Katherine E--donation to FFRC
Beth/eaglewatcher--donation for Giving Tuesday
Lu-Little & Benny--donation in memory of Rowland
BillieK--donation in memory of Covie Rowland

TWO more days till Kitty Christmas!  We are all so very excited, thrilled and simply cannot hardly wait for this most special day.  A day of Christmas for all the kitties and cats that will help us for some time to come! The cats have been brushing up on their Christmas songs! 

Yesterday we had our Flash Sale. Many thanks and thumbs up to our mods, donators of these items, chatters who purchased these items, Lynnette and Marcia and to those that tried to purchase but didn't get that opportunity.  We sure do appreciate you all.  Your items will be out the door asap!  And the other good news on this---this Flash Sale brought in $1,168.  Almost exactly the amount needed to pay for a batch of flea prevention we just purchased!!'s a wonderful thing. And there's all types of friendships. But all in all, it fills a void in helps us to be able to share with others, to confine in another, to know that you are "safe" with that person, it makes us feel that we have worth, helps us cope with traumas in our lives.  A friend can inspire us to live up to our best. A friend won't ask you to compromise your principles and will still care for you regardless of a difference of opinion.  I am grateful for YOUR friendship to all of us here at FFRC and for being a friend also to the organization. Friendship should be a solid thing--to be able to be yourself, to forgive and to appreciate that role in each other's lives.

And the cats............they are amazing!  They also have friendships with each other!  Sometimes they are awesome examples to follow. 

Take care, have a great day.  Short blog due to a busy day.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Wonderful news!  I've heard already from our two latest adoptions!
Chaps--from her new mama--haps is doing well.  He is a a bit skittish still but he is coming out, eating and using his litterbox.  He has started talking. He and I played a bit the first night. He wants love. He will com out and snuggle. He meows when I call him.  He is such a nice baby. All the cats are getting along.

Jewell Elizabeth--from her new mama--Her new name is Athena and she is settling in nicely. She has been exploring. She gets along with the dog great. Athena slept next to me which was really sweet.  She's eating well and using the litterbox fine. We are absolutely in love with her.

And this morning, Lizzie will be adopted! Another wonderful new home!

We had BOXES yesterday.  We so appreciate you.
Beth/Eaglewatcher == 6 large containers of  Friskies Party Mix Snacks for Derecho to share

Lisa in Mn == Case of 45 single serve Sheba, Case of Stew & Briskets Sheba Pate 
Denise & Elizabeth S from SC == Card, 8 packs of Snacker Sticks, folders, Christmas Hand Towels, Towel and oven mitt set, box tops, Buttermilk Pancake and Skillet set, 7 Pocket Folders , Janie dog Christmas ornament, 2 kitty ornaments 

Dim ==  50 ish , 1cc Syringes and 50ish 3cc Syringes 
Hopee 366 & Avon Cats in Ca == Case of FF Meat & Fish, Package of Delectable Squeeze UPs , 2 packs of Cat Toys, Case of Appetizer,  3 containers of Temptations, box of Broths, 2 40 Friskies,  

Ingrid Ju-IN-Ji  == 4 Cases of Baby Food 
Pat L/Plee in SC == Fabric Pieces , Small blankets, 2 boxes of Purrfectly Chicken  Fabric pieces to go to our cat toy maker and the small blankets can be used wherever needed.

Rose/sf6cats & Rich == Card & Donation ,  LARGE bag of Farmer Johns Butter Popcorn  😁
Brian C. == Yeowl CatNip , Yeowl Cat Nip Bananas, 2 cases of FF poultry and beef food, 12 purple towels 

Multi person Project, 5 Darn It Dolls

Sheri B == 15 Blankets -3 different designs!

Friend of FFRC  == 3 Cat Slings 
Michelle & Mary == Card & Donation for Feliz Navidad 
Pat/Tinkerbell == Card, Stickers & Donation 
Miss R A == Cross Stitch Xmas Ornaments 
Jackie W/Jwasbear  / Az == Card & 2 Chickie $5 
Steph & Trever == Card for Magic and 2 Chickie $5 
Tom C from Il == Card & Donation 
Anita G /Defiance == Card & Donation 
Judy R/ Fl == Card & Donation for Feliz Navidad
Allen & Elaine / Fl == Card, Stamps & Donation in Memory of LittleKat 
Paula N == Card

Anne M == Card & Fiver Friday Donation 

Remember, if I ever give out incorrect info, it's fine to email me and let me know!  Most things are easy fixes!

We took on a new kitten.  Her name is Kimmie, a Name a Cat name.  Kimmie is a sweet girl, a brown tiger with 4 white feet and chest.  She was found by a couple 4 weeks ago. She is one of the rare kittens that arrive with some vet work already done!  Her birthday is 8/27/19 and is 14 weeks old. She so loves people.

These sad news events are terribly hard to deal with. We lost a Covie, Rowland late last night.  He has been in the front Thumper's Room 3 times in the last 2 1/2 weeks. Rowland was 16 1/2 years old. We knew he was certainly showing his age--not very energetic, appetite off.  But, his pulse and respirations were good and so was his color and he still was eating. So, after 2 short stays, he went back out to his home, the Cove. Monday was different--he was brought up again and this time, more details could be found. His heart was "off", his respirations very fast, his back legs wouldn't work and he was very very tired.  Life was no longer fun and after a conversation with our vet, she felt that this was another cardiomyopathy and that he threw a saddleblock clot.  These decisions are very very hard. But, living with back legs that do not work and being made to live in an atmosphere that is totally not his home, is not the way for Rowland. He peacefully left us and we shall miss him terribly.  

Rowland arrived at FFRC as a 1 year old on 5/11/04.  His birthday was 5/11/03. He was such a lovey boy and so sweet and ornery!  He was one of the "rulers" of the Cove. His name was originally Rolland but we would also write Rowland too because when he would roll on the ground it would look like he was rowing! In 2005, before we had our Covie playground and THTJB, he was loose on the property. He was hit by a car, right in the parking lot and had to have a button surgery to correct his lip droopage. He also fractured his pelvis at that time. But, he healed quickly and resumed his place as one of the Covie bosses. Rowland was everyone's friend and would great all the visitors and love being in a lap.  We sure loved this boy. 

We have more thanks to give--
Rita DC--donation to FFRC, in memory of her sisters cat Tiny Toe. 
Ferole--donation in honor of Dooey!
Harm B--donation to FFRC
Shannan W--donation for FFRC

Kimkost--donation to FFRC to help towards the replacement of all the fire extinguishers here.  After talking to the fire chief, we realized our fire extinguishers had probably exceeded their time to be the most effective.  We have 15 of them and are replacing them for safety reasons. 

We had two more adoptions--Maggie and Sadie. I couldn't do these on cam or mention it until now.  They were adopted 12/2 to a family that has visited them a couple times. These two kittens were given to a different family member that has seen them from the cam and so wanted them!  The family made this possible for the young lady! I've already heard back and both kittens have settled in nicely. 

Today is Trivia day at 5:00 this afternoon.  The theme will be announced this afternoon!  Have fun. 

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Happy December month! 2020 is coming right up. 

We have had 2 more adoptions!
Chaps was chosen.........he made his sweet presence known to a lady who wants a cat that will be hers! We even gave her a jar of baby food to "anchor" her as his person.  We had a little incident when his carrier was picked up, with him in it.  The corners gave way and opened up and out he came. Scared him.  This is why we double check all crates. We use a lot of zip stripes just to make sure.  While I zipped his crate, his new mama went looking again for Chaps. And he was settled down and let her carry him again.  I am betting within a couple days, he's going to be firmly bonded with her!

Jewell Elizabeth also found a wonderful new mama.  It was so nice to see the great reaction of Jewell Elizabeth to her. They were to go to Chicago for the night and then continue on to Wisconsin today.  Such a great lady who was so excited about her new cat!

We have more adoptions coming up..........Sadie, Lizzie, LuLu, Timax, Trippadoo, Maggie

Tomorrow is our HumaneOhio surgery date! Hoping for a full truck to send up! .
Other upcoming dates:
Dec. 3, Tuesday........Trivia
Dec. 4, Weds............Flash Sale
Dec. 7, Sat................Kitty Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!
Dec. 9, Monday........Another HumaneOhio

Remember, we also are having a big MALE cat NEUTER day on Dec. 21, a Saturday. Please call our office weekdays 9-5 to schedule.  Neuters are $25.  This includes the surgery, vet physical, capstar, wormer and a 24 hour soreness med.  Other options will be Leukemia/Fiv tests ($20), Distemper vaccine ($10), Rabies ($10), Flea Prevention ($10). 

Calendar update!!  Friday Night Mary has again designed an FFRC cat/kitten calendar.  They are $20, includes shipping!  All are our very own stars!!  If interested, send in your paypal or check.  Be sure to note that it's for the 2020 calendar.  They will arrive with Mary this coming Friday. We will show them on cam but you are invited to go ahead an order now.  Many thanks, Mary!

We have thanks to give:
Tessa T--donation to FFRC
Lorene B--donation to FFRC
William K--donation to FFRC
Janet M--donation for FFRC
Yvonne VDK--donation for Thanksgiving!
Mindy R--donation in honor of Schinn who cared for their cats while on vacation
Miranda G--donation to FFRC

We received our Amazon monthly check for September!  It was for $178.15.  This is FREE money, just for using FFRC's Amazon. It's so simple.......we'd love to have your help!  Just go to our website at  Click on WAYS TO HELP (on the blue bar).  Scroll down to Amazon, click. One more click----SHOP AT AMAZON.  This will take you to the Amazon site and FFRC gets a kick back!  Many thanks!

Basani is doing good!  He and Dolan and Desmond are on the floor together now in the back Thumper's Room.  All are on antibiotics and their food intake is being watched closely.  The two D boys are now starting to gain weight!  All 3 are so sweet.

Fio's other set of sutures are now removed! Fio is one determined boy. He loves to play with an upside down Lil Soup bowl--it makes noise and he can follow it.  He does real well going up and is now learning how to get down!  Our Jessie also continues to do great!  She told me she thought she was only 10, not 20.......that's how good she feels!  The Porchies, Covies, Barnies and Firehouse Cats are also doing good.  They enjoy their red heat lights--we have some for everyone! All the outside cats received 2 great turkey meals on Thanksgiving.

We have more thanks to give:
Ed W--36 cans of 9-Lives
Mr. Whiskers to Spiker, his friend--12 bags of dry food.  Spiker loves it!
Our 2 little friends--Riley--Bleach, can food, dry food, kitty toy and Brandi--dish soap, snackers, wand cat toy and dry food
Jean W, Teresa S, Jete, Posie & Major--2 large litters
Alan and Elaine, in memory of Little Cat--2 big bags of litter, 1 case appetizer, 5 cases of Friskies, 1 case of FF and one big case of Friskies

The kitties and cats received an early Christmas present from Anne and James!  It's a new tree tower complete with leaf branches!  They so love it.  They've been in it lots--I think they think they are wild cats climbing a big tree! Many thanks!

Dooie is a super wonderful cat!  He so wants his very own home.  He's 1 1/2 years old, neutered, vaccinated, wormed, vet checked, etc.  He's sweet, very handsome, friendly with people and cats and dogs. He's also excellent in a house.  Dooie is siamese mix with the most gorgeous blue eyes!