Monday, November 30, 2015

Monday, November 30

Are you ready? Tonight is a wonderful Flash Sale, by Mich and Vern. There are so many many items. This is the one we've been wanting to get in--many Christmas items. We'd like to get them out to you as quickly as possible, in case you need them for presents to others! Thanks in advance to Mich and Vern, the mods, the viewers and all the makers/donators of the items that you will see. It starts at 8:00 pm (FFRC time). Grab a big drink, a comfy chair, a cat and relax and enjoy! 

Acadia is amazing. What a beautiful girl she is. I had 2 people ask me last week who that pretty cat is. When I said Acadia, neither could believe that it was the same cat that was so sickly thin weeks ago. She has certainly filled out---her bones no longer crack when you hold her, her fur is shiny and she loves life! What a sweet girl. 

Paddy Purr's nose is a tiny bit better.  He's on antibiotics right now. We will see what happens over more time--hopefully can get his nose/growth under control. He's a happy boy and has a great Purr, of course!

Towanda's eye is so much better but of course, has deep scarring. Dr. Darcy will look at it and decide if it should be removed or not. Towanda is so shiny--her fur is slickery! We have our next surgery date scheduled for 12/12. A very busy first two weeks for FFRC.

Farm news:  Remember when Milly, the donkey had a rough time this past summer?  I saw something yesterday that pleased me so much. Maverick and Mercy were flat out running in the big yard and right behind them was Milly---doing a great job of keeping up with those that have longer legs! It was a great thing to watch. The chickens are guinea hens are doing great--all plump now for the winter. Egg laying is still happening but not as many as in the warm weather. The ducks and geese look good too. Pickles, the goat, is a happy girl--she doesn't even bother trying to keep up with the other 3! She knows to take it easy and her Martha will come out and give her a few special snackers. 

We had BOXES Saturday evening! A big call of Thanksgiving to you all!
Elsie & her Mom Annette B from NC--For FFRC's Elsie--when adopted, she will take a Kong teddy bear and a leggydew with her!
ElectraNJ--metal image of dear Froggy
Kathie3103 & John--baby sling for Trucker, box tops for Caryn, vet meds no longer needed
Mary--Fri. night vol--pop tabs for Kellen, dog snackers, kitty snackers
Deptfordenmans from UK--card & glass hearts & Christmas tree ornaments--all beautiful (flash)
Joco/Jo Ann--lots of Old Dutchy Puffcorn caramel corn for all!  Yumm
MLS/Linda--memorial stone for Fancy--extra thanks
Lurker from Medine OH--Christmas card & gift card to Walmart
Auntie Donna W (Clark & Jessie) --card and 2 famous chicken $5's
Susan C from Defiance--donation

And more thanks to give!
Alan A from CO--donation to FFRC
Bashar A from OH--donation to FFRC
Joanne L/jomarli--donation to FFRC
Beth C--donation to FFRC
ABQcat from NM--donation for a Merry kitty Christmas!

This morning I checked the EagleRareLife site. We are at 42,000 votes!  Wow! I believe this continues to Jan.  Can you help us add that up a bit more?  It's free!  Here's the site:      Thanks!

How's your heart doing?  I know it's a compassionate heart, but is it healthy?  Remember you can walk, jog or bike for FFRC!  It's free too!  And the app is also free.  It's called ResQwalk.  Check it out!  Can get that heart of yours in top form and help FFRC at the same time. It's exercising and fun to total up your steps! Have to have a smart phone though or can borrow someone's if you're going out for a walk. If everyone could get just one more person to do this for us, we'd be so grateful.  It's rated as to how many miles are given to your organization for the prize money! Last week we were in 3rd place most of the time! And this morning, it looks like we earned $46.88 for that!  Right now we have 86 followers--let's double that! Thanks so much.

Sevaun came up and banged, banged, banged on the front door last night. So, I invited her in for warm milk and a cookie. She ate the cookies but let it be known she'd rather have pizza!  She's asked a favor, which I will gladly do. Sevaun anted to pass her thanks to everyone who wanted to receive or send a special Christmas card from her.  She is in cat-heaven with all the cards she needs to do! So....a big Sevaun thanks! 

The 6 kittens in the back Thumper's Room are doing so much better! Their energy level is good and they can really rock the room! Jahzara is now feeling well enough to be out and about with them too. He's eating good and on the good road of recovery. We're still struggling with Sherlock and will be talking to the vet again today about him. In the meantime, he's enjoying watching all the action from his doublepen, where he has lots of room to rest and relax.  

Lucy Ann is doing great. Love that "smile" of hers. I always tell her she has a very special smile because of her cleft lip.  Sindile is full of energy and has a good appetite! Cecil is full of orniness, which we all love to watch. He gets such a kick out of playing with the other kitties' tails! Even Coralie's short one, which she tolerates pretty good! 

Won't be long until we get our upside down Christmas tree up! We're all looking forward to the Christmas season. The cats definitely are too---they know there will be ham bones, turkey, extra catnip and bonita flakes and music to purr to. Take care to everyone! Surely do appreciate all of our FFRNation friends! 

Friday, November 27, 2015

Friday, November 27

Thanksgiving is over and boy, was I full!  Full of delicious food and full of thanks for so so many things, including family, friends, volunteers, FFRC and our wonderful FFRCNation friends!  Christmas is now only 4 weeks away. I've already heard the cats talking about Christmas stockings, a Christmas party and wondering if Santa will visit them!  They're going to try and be on their bestest behaviors!

We had BOXES Weds. evening! YOU are appreciated.
Rosesf6cats from IA--knitted gift holders for the volunteers
ElectraNJ_PA--4 metal imaging pictures for Raffles/Flash sale (cats on a ledge, Joene, Trucker/Magic/Thomas and then Sevaun)
CherylAnn in WA--friend cards & 30 sets of 100% cotton dishcloths (2/set) 
Littleonemine/Kelly from CA--Precious cat litter coupons, box tops for Caryn, Purrfectly chicken packets, Sheba perfect portions, Purina Meow, sardines, clams, tuna and chicken!!
Jessie, Clark and family along with leggygal--19 blankies for adoptions!
MunchkinsLJS/Lisa from NJ & kitties--an awesome Grumpy Cat Basket filled with lots of Grumpy Cat Items---this will be in the next Raffle!
Karen B from Defiance--Chief tapes
Sonja/sonJamac--Thanksgiving card & donation
Billie K--2-40# bags of Precious Cat litter

We have these thanks to give too!
Kelly L--donation to FFRC
Billie K--donation for the kitties Thanksgiving yummies!
Ju-in-ji--donation to help with the medical costs.
Daryl O--donation to FFRC
James G from OH--donation to FFRC in memory of Bofur

We've heard from the gentleman that adopted Purrdelurps. All is good--happy owner, happy cat! We also know that Snookie and Squeeky are doing terrific and are much loved. 

We had 2 adoptions this morning. Gandolf and Rios left---two of the most sweetest of kitties found a new home, together! They went to a family of 5 with lots of room and much love for cats.

Oh my---we have some dates for you! We are wanting to get some of these wonderful items out for you all to see, so a Flash Sale will be this coming Monday at 8pm. Mich and Vern will host this. So, grab a seat, a drink and snack and enjoy the fun! There are lots and lots of items that I think you will like! Many different things, some traditional items, many that are Christmas gift appropriate! So....let's have some fun. This Flash Sale will go to our major laboratory/bloodwork/necropsy bills.  

Another date is the upcoming Raffle! And what a Raffle this will be! there are NINE items:
50 inch LED 2015 Samsung TV
Brothers Sewing Machine that can almost sew by itself! And a sewing basket
Pet Stroller
Aghan--Christmas design
Quilt--lots of cats on it!
Grumpy Cat Basket
Mink big blanket
This Raffle starts on Thursday, 12/3 and ends Monday at 9 am. That night we will have BOXES at 5:30 with the Raffle at 6 pm.  We were afraid we were going to have to have the top 4 items just in the continental USA due to big international shipping charges. BUT..........we have received wonderful news. If the person's name that is drawn is outside the USA, we now have an anonymous donor to cover the shipping costs!  Hooray......everyone can participate!  Thank you so so much, Anonymous Friend!  This Raffle will go towards our December fuel propane bill, our 2 major medical companies and our cat litter bill.  Whatever we make, will be divided between these 4 companies! Let's have some fun here! Plus there's close to 25 consolation! 

Zeke--my inside cat. His mouth biopsy has come back no cancer! But high bacteria count, so he's now on antibiotics and has begun to eat a little better!

We now have 6 kittens in the back Thumper's Room (Squigglez, Wigglez, Scoop, Marja, Joop and Jun.  3 of these had a cold but all are on antibiotics. All are now eating better and playing like crazy!

Jahzara--doing better! He's now eating better and is feeling better. Still in quarantine. Such a wonderful kitten. Still on all his meds.

Sherwood--doing a little bit better. It's the first I've been able to say this! He's eating somewhat--sometimes yes, sometimes no. But, he has a better "look about him" and we're hoping for a full recovery. If he's not a LOT better by Monday, we will do another blood panel on him for comparison. Still on all of his meds. 

Sindile--what a nut! He's one busy boy now. Yes, he still stumbles, but his energy level is good, his appetite is good and he's a happy, energetic boy! He is now off all of his meds. 

Enjoy this weekend! It's actually warm here! The weather has been surprising. The cats and kittens are doing great. Kittens are so fun and silly and playful. Love these cats! Take care.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

November 24, Tuesday

It's hambone time!  My sister Judy brought in the traditional Thanksgiving hambone for the cats. They will chew, gnaw, bite, and lick it for days! They love it. It's safe and they sure do love it.

We had BOXES last night. Many thanks to you!
David & Christine & kitties Miyu, Yuki and Anya--7 trays of Beyond can cat food (delicious!), 3 of 40 lbs. Precious Cat litter
littleonemine/Kelly from CA--vol. box--2 calendars, wrapping paper, 3 bags bubble gum, Ghirardlli mints, lg. bag of M & M's. For consolation prizes: tin of Christmas cards, scarf, package of cat magnets, 2 meow frames
Aleda--For Mich & Vern to use for flash sales--a pricing and tagging gun, with all the parts!
Billie K--petstage fold away scratching tunnel
mls/Linda S--memorial stone for Froggy (ty)
Merri_Marvin from CA--holistic dry cat food, exam gloves, 2 rolls duct tape, purple pouch with pens/notes, candy for vols, kitty snackers, 10 cans cat food, broth packet, ziwi Peak venison cat food, hairball aide tablets
CherylAnn275 in WA--34 wonderful pillowcases for flash sales--so pretty!  Wild Huckaberry salt water taffy/peace ornament, Thanksgiving card
Emily & Aiden from IN--instead of receiving BD gifts, they asked their friends to bring items for FFRC--can food, dry food, toys, bleach, paper plates, catnip, glass cleaner, trash bags, cash donation
Connie D's sister, Diana & family--dry cat food bag, 1 1/2 cases of Friskies canned
Jatcat--lg. container of snackers. For the FireHouse--a motion sensor ceiling light and night light
Leanne & Jacqui from Candad--donation, bleach, 10 gals. vinegar, snackers for kitties & humans
Janet B and Alleycat from FL--Thanksgiving card and the famous $5
Mark S/oldestmanalive--donation to FFRC, in appreciation
Twitch from MI--donation to FFRC

We weighed the cats yesterday. We found 3 that were a bit on the plump side--we don't dare say that awful 3 letter F word!  lol  The cats would be offended. So, we have a course of action!  We have removed the extra bowls of food that are on benches/countertops.  There's food bowls in almost every room for them to eat. We can also have people play with them, with the laser light or stick toys. Also reduce the amount of snackers given to them---they can't count--two snackers may seem like 5 to them (we hope!). Also we will be taking them out to the Kitty Kabana room a few times a day to encourage more activity. We can do this!!!!  Give them encouragement!

We have also learned a few things from lab work this week. Following will be an update on some of our "problems" we are working on.  I will try and explain.

Zeke--had a biopsy of a skin growth in his mouth--all is well, it is not cancerous. But it does show a bacterial granuloma. So, he is now on antibiotics. Have to get him eating again.

Paddy Purr--his nose is growing again--same problem we had last year, when we had a biopsy done. He's done the traditional treatment (3 injections, 2 weeks apart). It's helped a little bit, but he will be started on a different kind of med soon.

Paddy Cake--he had a dental yesterday. Only 1 tooth needed to be removed.  That is good. But a 3/4 out of 6 heart murmur was detected as well as noticing his kidneys are of different size. So....this will be watched too.

Jazara--started 2 days ago not feeling good.  Has a temperature and is just "off".  Dr. Darcy has him on 3 different/compatible antibiotics. No interest in food.  He's in quarantine.  We're working on him.

Sherlock--he has been "off" for about 10 days now.  We  sent him up to the vets yesterday for lab work. He also is running a temperature. Lab shows an elevated WBC count. No anemia. Is probably viral. He's on 3 antibiotics also and 1 anti-inflammatory. He's also in quarantine. Not eating and is being syringe fed.

Sindile--as you know, Sindile has had many problems. He has had 2 lab draws done. The first was for toxoplasmosis.  I'm so thankful that that was negative. The lab from yesterday shows a normal WBC and high lymphocytes. He probably has something viral. He can now come out of quarantine and is in the Main Area. About 5 minutes after returning him this morning, it was noticed he has a major limp front left paw. This is being treated.

The 4 girls--Scooper, Marja, Jun and Joop---they have a virus too---different than Sherlock and Jazara. Actually, it's only Scooper that is showing signs. But, all 4 are in quarantine and are being treated with antibiotics. Scooper is better today and finally started eating.

So, as you can see, it's been a busy place here, treating everyone. And this is in addition to the regular morning medicines. We are persistent and determined, just like Derecho, to help these cats/kittens to get better!

We also found out information about Fancy from her necropsy. The diagnosis is FIP--the dry form. We are much more familiar with the wet form of FIP. FIP is Feline Infectious Peritonitis. It's difficult to diagnose, not treatable and almost always fatal.  No 3 letters have more power to strike fear into the hearts of cat lovers than F, I and P. It's the most dreaded disease in veterinary medicine and a threat to the cat's survival.  It frequently strikes young cats. It usually progresses and causes weight loss, poor appetite and deterioration of body condition. There are no proven treatments for the condition. It's caused by certain strains of a virus called the feline coronavirus. An intense inflammatory reaction occurs around vessels in the tissues where these infected cells locate, often in the abdomen, kidney or brain. Fancy had this thruought her body.

FIP can be difficult to diagnose because each cat can display different symptoms that are similar to those of many other diseases. The FIP virus appears to be a mutant form of the enteric coronavirus--it goes under a transformation all by itself in the cat's body. Some cats appear to be able to suppress FIP if they mount a rapid immune response, others are not able to suppress the virus. There is one and only one bit of a silver lining on the dark cloud of FIP.  The disease does not frequently spread from cat to cat. The disease appears to develop most frequently as a unique mutation of the enteric coronavirus in individual cats. Also, the mutated virus that causes FIP usually is not shed by infected cats in significant quantities.

So........with that all being said, it's been a hard couple of weeks. As long as we have a cat willing (and able) to fight and get better, we will be there for them.  When the time comes that there is no more fight left, we can help them cross over peacefully and with much love.

Thank you all for being the kind of people who really care. Knowing that you have this compassion for these FFRC cats, means a great deal to me.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sunday, November 22

It's snowed! Enough to cover the grass a little bit. The farm fence and trees are sparkly/crystally this morning--so beautiful.  Winter weather is certainly upon us this weekend. By the end of the week, it's suppose to be in the 50's.  Crazy weather!

As you probably know, Mycroft was adopted yesterday. By the looks of the facebook pictures, he sure looks like a happy boy! We now also have a few holds on kittens. That would be Joop, Fatima, Lily Rose and Little Bit! We also have a few families that will be visiting soon to find their new pet.

You probably won't see Purrdelerps kitties for a couple days. One of them seems to have a little cold, so they've been placed in the Back Thumper's Room for a few days so I can watch them. They are on medication. But, their energy level is very high--they are zooming about the room like crazy kitties should! Won't be long until they are once again in the Main Area.

We had BOXES last night. Big time thanks to you all
Randi & Mary D--case of KMR as a thank you for giving them a tour of FFRC in October
Diana/NancyErin--medical supplies--Vitamin B and medication in syringes
Yarnlover and Wendi B--14 scarves in beautiful colors!
Kerswill--10 kitty/dog neckwarmers, 5 two sided table toppers, Christmas pot holders, kitty placemats, 2 tiny kitty beds with little blankies, box of herbal eye pillow, soap petals, bath scents
Clark, Jesse & the Rest--Thanksgiving card with 4 Chicken $5's
Dorothy C from MD--donation to FFRC
Debbie/lostgirl--coupons & card
Diane D/ruffles from MI--Thanksgiving card with note & box tops for Caryn
Janet B with kitties from AR--Thanksgiving card & 3 sheets of stamps
LJ323--6 cat scarves (so pretty!), 100 Trucker Trail Santa Poos, pokie dot/blue blankie/lots of cleaning sponges, 2 kitty beds & 2 warming/cooling kitty mats
Billie K--2 boxes Whiskas, 2 boxes Friskies pkts, 1 big bag Purina Pro Plan
Leanne & Jaqui from Canada--weekend visitors--licorice, friendship cards from her kindergarten class, & dill/cheese popcorn--delicious!
Leggygal from CA--many many biggeydews and leggydews.--look for these soon at a Flash Sale! 

We'd like to extend a welcome to our 3 new volunteers.  Jean & Jim are recent movers from Florida. They now live in Defiance and have 2 cats. They have been helping on Saturday evenings with Megan. Also welcome to Penny. She will be coming on Friday afternoons to help with brushing/combing of the cats, dishes, laundry, etc. We are so glad to have these 3 new volunteers! 

If you hear a distressed meowing, don't worry!  It's Farrah. She likes to walk around with a spring toy in her teeth, making sure all the cats know that it's HER toy! Earlier this morning, five cats were playing spring toy fun in the litterbox.  Oh my goodness, where are their manners?!  Jessie has been asking for attention. So sweet. She takes her paw and pats, pats, pats to get a person's attention. Alphonz and Cyrus have been little rascals. They have the closing of the door just right, going into the Welcome Room.  When people walk thru it, they look innocent, then at the last minute, zoom thru the door and race to the front Thumper's Room.  Over and over again!

Here's some fun things to know:
Today, cats are generally living twice as long as they did 40-50 years ago.
The furry tufts on the inside of cats' ears are called "ear furnishings". 
Cats can't see directly below their noses due to the placement of their eyes/nose
Kittens sleep a lot because their bodies release a growth hormone only when they sleep.
Cats have a 3rd eyelid called a "haw"--generally only visible when they're unwell.
A cat usually has about 12 whiskers on each side of its face.

Have a great Sunday! 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Saturday, November 21

E     is for Exceptionally big thanks to you, our FFRC friends!
L     is for Love--the love for the cats where every cat matters.
E     is for Excellent Flash Sale
C     is for Compassion and Caring that we feel here at FFRC
T     is for Thanks to Warped, Mich, volunteers, mods, admins, chatters, lurkers, fb friends
R     is for Real gratitude--given from FFRC to you
I      is for Inspired--we are inspired by our cats with their awesome personalities
C     is for Committment--we are committed to giving the best care and love to the FFRC cats

This spells ELECTRIC! Yeah, hooray, awesome---because of yesterday's Flash Sale, we are able to pay our current electric bill--$1200.  And even more good news---we can pay for part of our propane gas bill! Our big thanks to all of you for your support.  And a big thanks to Warped for making all the items for yesterdays sale. And to Mich for doing the sale, along with Warped.  While the sale was going on, Joe and Vern (their hubbies) worked on a project for the Rescue Center! What a great day!

And to top it off, we had 3 more adoptions! Byrne and Fredo were adopted together into a home that has a 14 year old cat that was adopted from FFRC! They will be well loved.  Mycroft just left this morning, to a young lady who is very happy to have her very own cat. Mycroft melted in her arms and purred and purred. 

We also had 3 other adoptions---3 more peacocks were caught and taken to their new home! That now makes 7 peacocks we have been able to place in new country homes.  4 in one, 3 in another. It's still an ongoing project.

We had BOXES on Thursday evening. The cats send their thanks too!
Pat, our Thurs. vol.--3 more hand warmers
Pam/zoolove with her kitty crew--kitty card, pretzels with peanuts, Reeses treats, variety of tea/coffee K-cups, Friends cards, 5 lighted angel ornaments, Holiday kitty yard stake, 6 paperweight kitty stones, 4 pairs of kitty socks, crystal red apple, garden cat suncatcher, metal kitty wall art, 10 kitty tote bags
Judi Sp--2 of 40 lbs bags Precious litter
Billie K--2 red hanging beautiful pendant lights--so so pretty (raffle time!)
Joanna P/joey3103--18, yes 18 juice boxes! Thanks for helping us restock
MacnCheesemom--donation to FFRC

More thanks too to these folks:
Philip N--donation to FFRC
Debbie/lostgirl--4 cases of baby food plus a whole bunch of Belvita boxes (yummmm)
Linda S/mls--donation to cover memorial stone for Fancy and Froggy
Gusti--a donation, in honor of her mother in law's 100th birthday, that she will celebrate with Fancy in heaven. 

Sindile is holding his own. He yo-yos back and forth with his symptoms, but always in the same margin of what he's been doing. We have a bit of lab work back. The test for toxoplasmosis is negative. That is good, even though it's treatable. We're still waiting for further tests, but that was the big one we were waiting on. Our sweet Fancy is now at Michigan State where a thorough necropsy is being done. While this is very costly, I feel it's very important for us to know more of what happened to her. (Remember Minto and the wealth of information we received from that necropsy).  Sherlock is hanging in there and is out of his pen most of the day. He's eating a bit better and has a better "look" about him. He is still on antibiotics also, same as Sindile.

Felicity is playing like a kitten this morning! So nice to see. She's buzzing in and out of one of the play tunnels. We have "rescued" Elsie from up high about 6 times already this morning--such a climber! Jinkee has blossomed! She is meeting and greeting people now and asking for attention--so nice to see. 

Our happenings:
We're still voting at:  We are currently at 37,373 votes--remember you can vote daily. Keep 'em coming! No cost to you.
We are also collecting miles at ResQWalk. It's free and helps you be healthier by walking, running or biking! Our miles are building up--today we are in 7th place--wow--we're walking for health and for the cats!
Our next surgery date is 12/12. 

Peggy S is here today and has brought the 3 greys (Leisl, Stormy & Everyly) and the bro/sis two--Squigglez and Wigglez.  She had quite a thing getting here this morning.  Kitties were all over the car while she thought they were safely tucked into their carrier.  Apparently one of them figured out the zipper wasn't closed all the way and opened it up enough for all to scramble out! Needless to say, she had to pull over and put all escapees back in their carrier! 

Bender is doing great--his walking is strong--wobbly, but good. Jun and Joop are two extra ornery girls--they're here, there and everywhere playing with all the other kitties. Charity loves to climb up the rope poles and run along top of the cat walks. Franklin has a new "thing" he likes to do. He enjoys hiding behind a bed or big toy. Then when a kitten goes by, he ambushes! Doesn't hurt them, but the chase is on! They all sure know how to have fun. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thursday, November 19

Hello FFRCNation. I talked to our viewers last night about what is going on here with Sindile, Sherlock and Fancy. We have been dealing with medical issues from all three. Sindile has been ongoing for weeks.  Fancy for 1 ½ weeks and Sherlock for a week.  It is with great sadness to let you know that Fancy has now crossed the Rainbow Bridge. She was much loved and we so enjoyed her. It’s no mystery that we are as perplexed by what is going on as are our vets.  All 3 cases has been presented to all 4 vets of ours. It has also been placed on a vet board for open discussion. So far, no luck in knowing what has happened. Please know, we do not even know IF THESE ARE RELATED.  Please, let’s not jump to any conclusions.  Blood work on Sindile will be back soon.  All 3 have been on treatments for weeks or days per our vets.  I want to stress to not jump to any conclusions or to read more into this than what is necessary. It’s being cared for, it’s being looked after by our vets. We have quarantined and cleaned and cleaned. I feel “safe” in knowing we are doing what is appropriate. As we know more, you will also be told.  In the meantime, thank you for loving our Fancy. She was special and so so beautiful and is missed. We don’t give up easy here and are pursuing what is going on.

This blog will not be very long as it is a very busy day for me.

We have thanks to give. We are never too busy to be sure our appreciation is given. We had BOXES last night.
Warped/Connie & Joe from MN (and are visiting now till this weekend!)—many many items of beautiful handmade items that we love. I appreciate your time and care. You’ll see these items soon!
Barb W for Raffle—a wonderful rolling back pack pet carrier
Mayumi & Choco from Tokyo FFRC branch—magazines about Tokyo, 2 boxes of Chicken Tulle, 48 bonito steaks, bag of sardine flakes, human snackers too!
Faithy from Defiance—dental CET snackers for the kitties
Andrea F from CA—the $5 chicken donation and a donation for flowers for mom, lots of kitty toys, volunteer candy, yarn, 2 packs of wash cloths, 2 crocheted kitty blankies, a cat on a fence scarf, Christmas scarf.  For a raffle:  a purple & white cat on a fence afghan and a red/green Christmas afghan with a matching pet blankie!

We also had BOXES on Monday evening---big big thanks!
Niffie & her mama Justme—sweatshirt for Jacci (I love it!)
Laura/Emmie, Emmie Lou, Jake & Bosley—note, 2 boxes chocolate sardines, Reeses lip gloss, Haribo pkts of gummie bears, book of stamps and a gift card for Walmart!
Jane & Leslie from TN—pictures of their kitties and a beautiful quilt that has 35 cats on it (raffle time!)
Kathie3103 & John from FL—cat beds & kitty hammock, mouse scratch & rub, crinkle bag, 3 singing kitties on a pillow, cat eye necklaces, kitty shepherds hook with a bird cage
Schinn—8 appetizers
Auntie Annette B from NC—kitty card—donation to the Feliz Navidad Fund in honor of Jeannette , in memory of BWS
Alice T from OH—donation in memory of Verlin, a cat lover
Penny, our new vol—Mr. Clean erasers and kitty food
Dan & Joy D from NY—card with donation
Neuromom & Dave from NY—card and a donation in memory of Froggy
Gwen & Mike from FL—Thanksgiving card, pop tabs for Kellen, coupons, box tops
Mikalea/Gem54—note, 2 kitty tea towel, 2016 kitty calendar, 2 bottles body lotions—love it!

More thanks---hooray!
Northmn—donation to FFRC
Jo603—donation in memory of her mom’s cat, Emma
BJR1958—donation to be used where needed
Joanne H—donation to FFRC
Joni W from IA—donation to be used however is needed
Brendan D—donation to FFRC
Jz-nyc—donation in memory of Froggy
Anonymous Friend—donation for a Thanksgiving turkey to the outside kitties!
Jan/farmgirl—donation to FFRC
Marsha F from NC—donation to FFRC

How about an update!  Sherri, our volunteer recently adopted Lewes. He is doing wonderful and he and Boo have become good friends. They love to play together!

You know how those ads from Ustream are a bit of a botheration? I so appreciate that you tolerate them as they are indeed “helpers” to FFRC.  For September, our revenue share for the broadcasts amounted to $1,615.12.  That’s just terrific and so appreciated!

Did you know that we recently went over 16 MILLION total views on our webcam? Simply amazing. I remember well when the number ticked to 100!  We were amazed. We here at FFRC continue to be appreciative of YOU—you are who makes this webcam successful.  Someone asked me the other day if it was hard to talk to you all. The answer---not at all!  I told him that even though that globe is all plastic and glass, there’s real people on “the other side”!

Have you walked any miles yet for FFRC? Try that Resqwalk app—it’s a lot of fun! Even if we are not top walkers, just think how much healthier we will be!

Big day on Friday! Warped and Mich will be having a Flash Sale at 3:00, with all the items that Warped just brought here for FFRC. Lots of wonderful items---the selection is big! Join the fun—whether you purchase or not, come join the fun! It’ll be a good get-together! Some of the items that you will see are: catnip pads, catnip bags, bowl holders, pairs of pillow cases, crate pads, and Warpies (like biggie/leggy dews).

All is fine here. Kitties are healthy. Lots of lounging around and playing going on. Such wonderful cats. Little Alphonz is here, rubbing all over my shoulder and pestering my fingers. He loves everything in life! He will make a great kitten for a family.  Purrdelerp’s kittens are equally wonderful—so sweet. They purr just looking at them! Jester is a play-cat. Anything that moves becomes a new toy for him—even tails that may be swishing! Hoot is awesome---a sweet, friendly girl that knows how to stare at a person until you feel those eyes on you! Then it’s time to pick her up and hold her!  Cyrus is the kitten that gets the ornery award for the week. It’s been so nice that we’ve opened the tilt down window in the Welcome Room. He’s forever “sneaking” up there, hopping in between the glass and screen and snoozing! He loves it. 

Take care, everyone. Please know that this Rescue Center is so appreciative of each of you. Thanksgiving is one week ahead of us! A wonderful time to remember to thank someone extra each day this next week. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Monday, November 16 ResQwalk!

Want to be healthy? 
Do you like to bike ride? 
Do you like to walk?
Maybe jogging/running is your thing?
Do you have a smart phone?
Want to help with an FFRC fundraiser and it doesn't cost you a penny?

It's called ResQwalk! Created by the team at ResQthreads, ResQwalk is an iOS mobile app that enables animal lovers to raise money for animal rescues and shelters in the United States and Canada every time they go for a walk. Each week ResQwalk announces a donation pool (e.g. $2,500) and in order for a rescue to receive donations from the pool, its supporters simply need to check-in to the app when they go for a walk (with a dog, alone, or with a friend). Each walker's distance is recorded and added to the rescue's weekly sum. At the end of the week donations are paid out to the rescues proportionally to the total distance walked.

ResQwalk enables animal lovers to raise money for animal rescues every time you go for a walk/run.  Anyone in the USA or Canada may participate. Each time you go for a walk, jog, run or bike ride you can help raise money for FFRC!

It costs nothing!  Just download the free app to your iphone or android. Go to  to download the free app.  Set Friends of Felines as your rescue. Start walking! When done, click on finish. It's really as simple as that!

How does ResQwalk work?  Each week ResQwalk announces a donation pool.  The donation pools are funded by corporate sponsors. At the end of the week, donations are paid out to the various rescues proportinally to the total distance walked!

It's really a neat "thing"! ResQwalk tracks both miles and kilometers walked. Even just walking around your home is helpful! Take it to work! Use it while walking thru the mall! It's Christmas shopping time---use it while getting your shopping done! Going for even a short bike ride?  Use the ap!  It all is fun, is healthy and adds up! 

Each time you use it, keep yourself in mind---be healthy! Have to stay healthy for those pets of yours! If you don't have an iphone or android, ask a friend who does. Spread the word around. It's great for FFRC, for your health and it's fun to see the miles add up! Is there a bike club in your community?  A walking club?  Let's spread the word! Download the app and start the fun! 

Sevaun and Derecho each have their own phones.  They asked if 4 feet walkers count twice as much as 2 feet walkers. Hmmmmmmmmm......we'll have to check on that!