Thursday, October 18, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The baby Persians have names now!  I so enjoyed the Name the Precious Persians event! We took in 125 names which means FFRC made $1,250 which is fantastic.  This will go towards our General Fund as we have bills to pay. All names not used will be added to our Name a Cat name list. Many thanks!'s the results:
Purrfloof (pronounced Purr-fluf)--white/black, eye "wings"
Atis (pronounced ahhh-tis)--white/black, no eye "wings"
Tang--black/white with white chin
Charlie--black/white with black chin
Jabberwocky--black/white with black rt. shoulder dot

The Persian babies are now 12 days old! Not only did the kittens get their names yesterday, but their eyes started popping open!  The world is now open to them! Mama sometimes lays away from them for a fair bit of time but all of their tummies are round. They are weighed every two days and they've all gained weight at each weigh-in.

We took on another older kitten that was taken to Dr. Pettigrew's office. She had been hit by a car and left with a dangling right front leg, hanging on just by skin pieces.  She also had a fair amount of maggots in her wound.  Her leg was amputated on 10/12. And she arrived here 10/17. She's a black tiger and is a bit shy. She does enjoy being petted though. We're working on her self-confidence! And now for her name............we drew another name from the Persian pile of names and came up with the name of CLARA!

We also have another injured older kitten at Dr. Pettigrew's office, waiting for surgery before FFRC takes him.  He was found yesterday after being hit by a car.  He's a light grey tiger. His front legs were injured--one has full radial nerve damage and will require an amputation as the leg is completely limp. The other leg has a major fracture which will require a pin.  The pinning will take place first so he will have a usable leg. His surgery for that is scheduled for Monday. We're hoping to get him here on Tuesday.  His second surgery, the amputation, will probably take place at our next FFRC surgery in November, unless decided otherwise.  And now for his name...........we drew another name from the Persian pile of names and came up with the name of SINBAD! 

And of course, we have thanks to give:
JillR27--donation to help our General Fund
SchleeNC--donation in memory of Annetta and for a chickie $5
Judy & Phil--donation to FFRC
Gail M--donation to FFRC to be used wherever needed
David & Christine & their kitties--donation for the care of the cats and kittens
Clive T--donation to FFRC
Sharon S from KY--donation to be used as needed

Hatima is doing super! That little kitten has a lot of spunk. She may struggle a little but she makes it to the litterbox! And she loves to play "hit the ball".  And her purr...she has a lion purr in a little kitten body!

Hobie is being fostered by Auntie Peggy and is doing super! He's so cute--all brown tiger/white with just the cutest face! He arrived at 3 weeks of age. 

Saturday is our next spay/neuter day.  We had posted the temporary names but will repeat.  We are ready for Saturday!
Males: Cashew (leg), March (leg), Czar, Lukas, Manfred, Rill, McCain, Tilo, Bravo, Bruno and Wizzard.  The last 3 males here listed are cats belonging to friends of FFRC.
Females: Imogene, Rosie, Thapar, Magnificence, Tiya
We had originally had Hatima scheduled but will wait till she's a tad bigger.

We also have a good handful of cats needing physicals.

Before the Persian name drawing, we had BOXES!  We are very grateful for all supplies & help!
Kim R, Moose & Baby / NC-  Lots of jewelry, earrings bracelets,  charms, key chains 

Yvonne vdk--Iams healthy kitty food, pro plan kitten can food, Halloween pumpkin container with candy 
Don & Sandy - for Janie, Kong knots bear squishy toy, Grillers Treats. 4 Temptations, 1 Party Mix, 2 cases of 13oz canned food, bag of Royal Canin baby food 

Phelb - 36 cans of pink salmon

Peggy / Leggygal - Leggydews  --so beautiful!

Julie J / Vegas Cat - 16 Afghans to be uses for the outdoor cats --they'll stay warm!

Josette / Burgundy - 8 tote bags, 2 patchwork quilts, 2 patchwork project kits Wonderful!

Linda / MLS - 10 8 packs of paper towels, much needed

Allen & Elaine - 5 cases of Friskies, 2 cases of Fancy Feast,  2 (40lb) bags of kitty litter

Robin & Barbara / Co - Donation , kitty snacks and a bag of toys 

Angela F / Oh - Donation

Delica B / Fl - For Marilyn collar from Vernon 

Don & Elaine - Donation in memory of Betty & Phil's kitty Sammie 

Barb W - Donation for Spiker

Susan G / Susan345 / NH - Box tops

Randy P / Md - Donation

Bonita M / Jeezermd /  Md - Donation

I've had folks asking about Giovanna.  Right now, even though so thin, she is holding her own.  She's receiving lots of hugs, holdings and kisses and food whenever she wants. 

Thanks to everyone for helping us with provisions to FFRC--you truly make a difference to us. Gotta go---have to get all the new names to the Name a Cat list! Have a super day! 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

We have until tomorrow at 10:00 am to take in Persian Name suggestions to name Singita's babies! They are growing. I don't think their little tummies could be any rounder! Here's how it works:
Singita's little six pack is in need of names and we need your help to find the purrfect name for each of them.

We have 1 calico, 2 white & blacks and 3 black & whites. The calico is a female, the others are all males. We will have a FunRaiser just to name these Precious Persians and it's going on now. It will end Weds 10/17 at 10:00 am.

After boxes, we will draw for the naming of the babies! The rest of the names will be added to our Name a Cat list, to be used at a later date.  On your information, please mark if it’s for the female or one of the males, if it’s not an obvious gender name. 

Name suggestions will cost only $10 each! Normally, Name a Cat names are $20.  You can send your choices along with your payment thru Paypal or Check or Money Order, to Friends of Felines Rescue Center.  If you are mailing it to me, please send an email to so I can have your wish of name(s).  You can suggest 1 name or as many as you wish or send in as many tickets as you'd like for 1 name suggestion,  each being $10.  Let the naming begin!!  

We have taken on a new kitten. She has "light moderate" CH. Her name is Hatima, pronounced Ha-TEE-ma, which means shine bright! This little one is such a chipper little girl that she had to be given a happy name! She is black and white with a black tip nose. Her birthday is 7/27/18. She arrived from a cat rescue in Michigan. Thanks to Lynnette and Katie for going to Toledo to pick her up. She was found at 12 days of age and was bottle fed. She does real well getting around and can find the low litterboxes. We will wait until our November surgery day for her spay so she can grow a bit. She's almost 12 weeks old right now and only weighs a bit over 2 pounds. 

We have thanks to give! FFRC sure appreciates you!

Christopher S--donation to FFRC
Lynne W--donation to FFRC
Pamela C--donation for FFRC
Bellabell01--bail money for the release of McCain!!
Belltime--donation in honor of Eaglewatcher's birthday (Feliz Navidad Fund)
Anthony M--donation in honor of Derecho
Screech, Icky, Olle & Gene--donation to help Singita's 6 pack!
Lana H--donation to FFRC

Remember Wonder and Brynn?  I've just seen pictures of them! They are doing wonderful and look so happy and healthy! Remember when they came in as tiny little babies?

Yesterday was a wonderful HumaneOhio day! We sent up 45 cats--all public cats. This broke down to 25 females and 20 males. It was a great day! This brings our 2018 grand total to 868--492 females/376 males.  We're heading to our goal of 1,000!! Many thanks to Lynnette, Donnajb, Becky M and Mary Braid for helping with this event! 

I've been asked often how Shamballie is. I'm happy to say he is doing wonderful! He made the decision he would rather stay in mom's house than be here in the Rescue Center. So that is what has happened.  He's happy and I'm happy!  Steve and I (and family/friends) go out and visit him often. He's quite a lap cat! He also has a new Solarium--it's attached to the window near where the kitchen table is and extends outside. There's a flip door so he can go in and out as he pleases, even in rainy or snowy weather! He sure likes it! 

You might've seen Lucas and Manfred are back for good, from Auntie Peggy's fostering time. They have done real well in her care, of course! Mr. Anderson has already taught his twin Manfred some of his counter surfing ways. And Lucas, even though he's small, stands up for himself! He's a real sweetie and loves to play with all--big and small! 

Take care---it's a beautiful day out there! 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Whoa--what a change in the temperature.  It's almost cold outside. What a difference a week can make. Time to start doing outside fall preparations.

We had BOXES yesterday!  It was wonderful to open them!  We had accumulated them since right before vacation, so there were quite a few.  Many many thanks for these awesome gifts!  Every single item is appreciated! 
Oopsiepa - 60 x 80 Christmas Throw blanket    

Kris M - Large Fuzzy Brown tent ,  mouse connecting tunnel tube

Madisonpepper - Cat Lady Box , Black cat catnip toy Black cat glitter coasters, catnip tail toy, glitter cat ear headband, 4x6 black cat photo frame, med long sleeve black cat shirt. 

Diana F. - 3 rug runners (rose, green, teal) 

Mr & Mrs Medic - 2 cases of Fancy Feast kitty food 

Cathy831-1000 mini spoons,( or scooper doopers ) ,40 pack  Friskies Filet 

Don & Sandy - 6 pack of paw print baby blankets 

FFRC Pania - for rescue volunteer Kim , Ceramic Mug 

Spankie EggWhite -  seat belt shoulder pads for the WV 

Kim R. - 11 50x60  fleece throw blankets 

Jody J. - 2 cases ham baby food for Dingie, for Mary Braid- RAT coffee cup, Case Sheba Purrfect Portions  

JeezerMD - 24 jars of ham baby food  

Karen B. -- 7 packs of temptation snacks, 24 cans Fancy Feast Seafood, 2 cases Friskies Pate lg can food 

Laura Br, - 4 buckets of Tidy Cat litter 

Annie & Debbie - 4 bags of cat litter,, 7 packs of Vern lick ups, 1 bag Purina One, 5 cases of purrfectly fish 

Art & Doris S - beautiful yoga mat 

Carri M - 2 boxes of (Vern) Licky licks 2, boxes bisque, 24 pack Fancy Feast Chicken, wooden double bowl set for Barin (he's already using it!). 

Billie K - 4 Giant containers of Temptations snacks 

Sean & Leena G - 2 cases of (24) 9 lives can food  

Carla/CJ500 -  hand made Xmas Wreath--beautiful

Barbara E. - adoption bags, leggy dews, kitty toys 

Pauline /UK - Glass Sun Catchers, 8 birds, 8 cats,12 Christmas trees, 10 snowmen  These are super beautiful.  You'll see these in a Flash Sale!

Renee B - Paw Points, Coupons 

Pat P - case of water 

Visitors (possible adopters) - 8 jars of baby food, bag of assorted towels and blankets 

Tom & Linda C -  Donation
Joy & Don D - Donation
David H - Donation for 5 kitty sponsorship coralie, magic, kiaria , Vernon, Hensley 
Jeanne S - Donation for Feliz navidad fund  
Susan C - Donation
Nancy S - Donation in honor of Ramsay
Marilyn & Terry B - Donation $5 chickie 
Allen & Elaine - Stamps, Donation in memory of Liltle Kat
Anita S -cat stickers
Melissa L--donation
Martha & Mr. Whiskers--box tops, paw points, donation for 2 $5 chickies

And we have even more thanks to give!
James R--donation to FFRC
Kathy I--donation to FFRC
Yvonne VDK--donation, use where needed
Abigail S--paper towels, Pine Glo, Lysole Wipes & Bounce
Sharon S--donation to FFRC
Helen C--donation to FFRC
Schinn & VRS1cats--our visitors this week, both are mods!)--14 cases of 24 of Friskies, 4 cases of 36 of Frisies, 82 jars of baby food!

The newest kitten, Dill is doing super! It seems like he's always been here. Very sweet young kitten with lots of play and purrs in him!

Here's our next two surgery dates:
October 15--Monday    HumaneOhio surgery day
October 20--Saturday   FFRC surgery day

For the October date, we have a tentative schedule:
Spays--Imogene, Rosie, Thapar (and will look at her eye again), Magnificence, Tiya 
Neuters--Czar, Lukas, Manfred, Rill, McCain, Tilo.  And we will also neuter 3 outside males--Bravo, Bruno and Wizzard.

Extras--Dr. Darcy will make a decision on Cashew and March.  
March---We already know that March will probably be an amputation.  His femur is so twisted that the possibility of this being a painful leg and position for him is high. His leg is only a small bit effective for him--it's in a stiff position that juts out.  By removing this leg as a youngster, it will keep him from future pain as an adult and oldster. This is from a fracture he had before his arrival. It was already healed in a bad position. 
Cashew--last month he had a toenail bed removed in the hopes that he would have better use of this leg/paw that was so mangled upon his arrival.  Unfortunately, this has not been successful.  He rarely uses this paw due to discomfort. In addition, the bottom of that paw is now irritated.  We will see what happens.

We have a few physicals too for the 20th: Singita, Mally (yes, a kitten adopted last year/eye check), Asha, Gioivanna, Myra, plus a couple other physicals of cats we have scheduled to come in for physicals.

Keep your eyes open--we may have a "Name the Precious Persians" fun event!  We will keep you posted! 

Take care and have a super great day! 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

We are back from our family vacation and had a super wonderful time.  Spending this time with my family was refreshing, super fun and just plain awesome!  All went well--the sun was out every single day. No rain. Lots of ocean and beach time. Super precious time to me!

And now we're all back and getting into the hang of things already.  Monday was very busy catching up on all treatments. Lots of wormings, flea preventions, checking up on those that had a few problems, vaccines to give. But all are now current! The cats and kittens are a healthy bunch!  Many heartfelt thanks to all that gave their time to the rescue center so Steve and I could leave.  You mean a lot to me.

Many of you already know that our sweet Annetta passed away the morning that we left on vacation. She had been diagnosed with cancer months ago and has done very well, until the last week. It was obvious that the cancer had taken hold. She was an incredibly nice cat. I'm thankful that she was here.

And I have a lot of thanks to catch up on!
BillieK--donation in memory of Annetta
Felicia C--donation to FFRC
Mark S from MD--donation to FFRC
Joseph V--donation to FFRC
Tammy G from WI--donation to FFRC
Hallie G--donation to FFRC
Renee C from Canada--donation for FFRC

Tracy L--donation to FFRC
Donavon and Shannon--donation for VIctor, Jackson II and their friends

Mary Ann & Paul--donation to FFRC for miles rode on their bikes (their own project!)
Conii G--donation in memory of Annetta
Shannan W--donation to FFRC
Jacksmom--donation in memory of little Pizzaz who passed 6 yrs ago. 
scott L--donation to FFRC
OnePunchMaximus--donation to FFRC

Janet M--donation to FFRC
Colleen P--donation to FFRC
Sandra C--donation for FFRC
David D--donation to FFRC
Jody J--donation in memory of Annetta

Janet K--donation for FFRC

And even some more!`
FFRC Cares & So Do We-9 cases Whiskas pouches, 4 cases broth, cat snackers, 4 cases Friskies

Anonymous Donor: 2 bags Purina One Cat, 3 cases Friskies can, Fancy Feast case, snackers, Janie doggie snacks

Don and Sandy--40 ct. Friskies
Keith G--donated 32 cans Friskies Pate
Marilyn P--3 litters, catbed, rug, 6 Nutrish, 6 FF, dry can food.  She adopted Little Star 5/09 who passed recently from kidney failure. 

Do you like cats? The Zelda position? Kittens? Janie the dog-cat? Then you will enjoy the FFRC Captures and Captions Giggles Scene #29.  Can you believe there are 29 of these awesome videos?! Director Derecho asks please to click the like/thumbs up button on youtube as it helps generate more $$ for FFRC.  Go to:

Today is the day!  Our Flash Sale happens this afternoon about 2:30 with Mich. Lots of great items. I thank those that provided the items for this sale. Sure is nice of you!  And I thank you in advance for supporting this sale. 

Marilyn is happy to be back. She's doing very well. And needless to say........Vernon is thrilled!  I've heard from Callisynne's new family. She is doing very well and spends lots of time "talkiing" to the squirrels and birds while watching them from her window seats! Kerfuzzy has settled in nicely and has made friends with everyone. A super sweet kitten.

We have taken on 12 new cats/kittens since our return. 
Rill--this cute little boy actually came to FFRC a few days before our vacation. The person that found him kept him until our return. But we were able to get him started on his worming and vaccines. He arrived to stay on 10/8 and he's now all caught up. He's in the Main Area and has already begun making friends. His birthday is 6/25/18. He's mostly white with black ears and tail with a few black pokie-dots on him!

Brother & Sister Persians  Birthdate is 7/10/18, they are 13 weeks old.
Magnificence is black, although right now she looks silvery black. Her adult fur will probably be all black.  Brother is McCain. He's called a red in color and is very fluffy.  They are very playful and love the spring toys already!

Brother & Sister Persians   Birthdate is 4/8/18, they are 26 weeks old.
Tilo (means heaven) is the male.  Tiya (means strong) is the female. They are blue silver tabby and white. So very beautiful and sweet.  

Mama and 6 babies
Singita (pronounced Sing Geeta, means Miracle) is the mama.  She has 6 babies, born 10/6/18--they are just 3 days old.  Singita is all white with black on her head and tail. She too has black pokie-dots! She so loves a head rub. Her babies are 1 calico, 2 are white & black, 3 are black & white.  Upon weighing them today, all babies gained anywhere from .3 to .5 ounces already.  The smallest weighs 3.0 and the largest is 3.08 ounces. They all have nice round tummies. 

You may ask why all the Persians.  A Persian breeder has decided to retire. He's been well known for decades on his good breeding program. We are honored to be able to take these Persians in, help them grow and be ready for adoptions. Each one of these Persians are healthy.  All will be spayed/neutered before they can be adopted. The two brother/sister sets will be spayed/neutered on our FFRC surgery date of 10/20. And yes, soon, we will turn the cam on in the back Thumper's Room. All names are from our Name A Cat name list. 

So far in the last 24 hours we've rescued a frog and a chipmunk. Those Porchies--they sure like to discover things! But, no harm done. Froggie was placed in a nice safe wet area and the chipmunk was taken down about 3 houses where there's lots of brush.  Even our oldster Dingie was interested! 

We have 2 new farm friends. Apparently, one of the peahens hatched out 2 babies in the big woods and came back to the farmyard with them. They are very small yet--probably just 2-3 weeks old. 

Tomorrow, Wednesday, will be BOXES!  Yeah!  I can't wait.  We've accumulated a bit last week--I'm excited! Hopefully will see you then! 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

A spectacular fun-raiser! And a spectacular thousand thanks to you all for making it possible--from the people who bought tickets, to the provider of the items and consolation prizes, to the mods and admins for their help, to Marcia and Lynnette for counting the tickets and to you all for being happy for the winners! 

Here's how the fun-raiser went:
A Catstock Cat                   15x5  = 75     From Anony for Angie M
B Kitty Window Seat          36x5  = 180   Napa & Jeannette Ra
C Kuranda Tower                126x5 = 630  Jeremy
D Casa Condo                     74x5 = 370   bssmom & Andrea Der
E Quillow                              54x5 = 270  Juge0607
F Wallets from S America  35x5 = 175  ooopsiepa & Anony for Connie D
G Tree Photo                        38x5 = 190  RaspberryJam
H Rosemary Afghan            35x5 = 175  Anony for RIchie
TTL $2065

Bump Ups were from: LJ, BUrgundy, JM41, Eaglewatcher, Kittiesmom, nuthaches, Tuesday.  This brings the Grand Total to..........$2505!!!  Medical bills and vet bills will be paid!

 Just an FYI--we had a special item in the Fun-Raiser--item C. The money made from this ($630) will go towards the blankies that we send home with adoptions. The Kuranda Tower is provided by Jessie & Clark and the rest of the kitties.  They have made sure that all cats and kittens go home with a leggydew for a long time now! 

We also had consolation prizes--these went to: Romeosmom, Merlotcat, Michelle Laf, Purplecat, Lurkerbee, Catherine Tho, Tammy, Madisonpepper, Julianne E, Mike in MI, Janet Sch, Donna Won, Anony for Volunteerstyg 

We also had BOXES yesterday--a busy day.
Jeanette B & Fur Haven Kitties -  For Shamballie: Sardines, Meat Sticks, Salmon, Party Mix Snackers & 2 Pkts Tuna and Chicken  (Shamballie is happy!)

Karl19147 - 2 - Sherpa seat belt covers to protect your neck
Jody626 - Heavy Duty Zip Ties for Fence, Pretty Yoga Mat
Pat/Plee, Sandy & Miss Tortie - Coupons, 11 pretty Pillow Cases made by Plee
Justme - For Vernie: 3 Boxes Vernie Licks
Don & Sandy - 2 Tubs Temptation Snackers, 
Arniesmom & Soonergirl - Royal Canin Kitten, Case 40ct Friskies, Case 48ct Friskies

Mark & Dee D - KY with Kallie & Katie -  2 - Kitty Cards  32 bags Cheetos, 32 bags Chips, 3  12ct boxes Cookies, 4 Boxes Belvitas, 32ct variety of crakcers, 2 Boxes K-Cups Green Mountain Coffee, Box of Purrfectly Chicken, 24 Meow Mix Cups, 2 Cave Beds, Cheese Wedge scracher/playstation, Shep cooling mat

Clark, Jessie & The Rest - Happy 3rd Birthday Nikka (20 Sep 2015) with Chicken $5

And more thanks important to show our gratitude.
Sabine R--a donation to FFRC and all the cats. Sabine is from Germany.
Kelly L--donation to FFRC
Sven W from Germany--donation in honor of Ramsay

Today is our HumaneOhio Day. A very busy check in!  We sent up 57  (56 cats and 1 dog). Here's the breakdown:  1 dog, male    &    56 cats!!!!!!!  35 females & 21 males.  Here's the total for 2018, so far:  467 females and 356 males=823.  Plus, to date, we've done 2 male dogs. We're getting closer and closer to that golden goal of 1,000.  Last year at this time we were at 753. 

We took in a new kitten yesterday that was close to being eaten by a dog.  Her name is Kerfuzzy. She's a gorgeous long hair black/white kitten who was loaded with fleas. Itchy, itchy but not any longer. She had two bubble baths to get her clean. She's 10 weeks old with a birthday of 7/16/18.  Kerfuzzy is a sweetie--very friendly. 

We've also had 2 more adoptions. 
Callisynne was adopted 9/24.  She went into a home where she can have so much fun--watching birds and squirrels from many windows! I've already heard back from the family and she appears to be quite happy. She even has a couch facing the window to watch the woods!

Kwan was adopted this morning 9/25.  He went into a home with a mom/dad and 3 kids and 2 other cats. One of those cats is a past FFRC cat! He's going to have lots of loving from the entire family! 

The rumors must stop!  Derecho has NOT had a stroke.  Derecho is NOT crippled.  Yes, he has had a bit more wobbly gait. His top vertebrae and 5th vertebrae was out of alignment but was visited by his personal back doctor last night and all was put back  in order. He probably jiggled a bit too hard when he was walking about. He's also on anti-inflammatories. Derecho is already acting better.  

Many of you knew that Marilyn was adopted......yes but for only 2 days.  She was returned today. It was thought by her new person that she was terribly sad and did not want her to be that way.  So, she is back and I must say, Vernon has been very happy!

Czar is doing terrific. He and Rosie love to tussel and chase together. Giovanna's appetite has picked up some so hoping she is improving. 

Barnabus is doing good in his new home! Such good news. He's investigated the whole house but enjoys laying in the lap of his humans! 

Take care and I'll blog again probably after my vacation! Tomorrow packing has to be started! I will also keep my emails at a minimum.  All is taken care of and will go fine!    

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Four more days until Steve and I begin our family vacation. We will once again be going to the Outer Banks. Many of our family will be going too. This is a time to rejoice our family, get rested and heal inside and outside. The volunteers have things under control here at FFRC.  I have purposely tried to reduce our intakes--don't want an URI breaking out while I'm gone. The volunteers have got this--they are super experienced and all will be fine. The mods also have this....and will watch over us on cam and in the rescue center. They all know how to reach me if necessary. Besides, Derecho and Coralie also have this and will be super watchful! 

We had BOXES on Friday. I am so very grateful for the support that FFRC is given--you truly make a huge difference for this rescue center. 
Don & Sandy - Pop-Up Cat Tent--claimed by ALL the cats!, chirping bird toy-claimed by Farrah

Andre, Suzanne, Freemont & Lorenzo & Baby Bird - For Hensley: 4 pks Variety Wilderness Snackers, beautiful Wind Chimes in memory of mom
Anony Friend--20  Beautiful Necklaces for Flash Sale
Fred, Gail & BooBoo - 8 Tubs Lysol Wipes
FoF Rescue YouTube Shirt
Contessa - IL Divo CD 'Timeless'  love it!
FFRC Cares and So Do We - 3 Silicone feeding stations, 8 Tubs of Snackers, 2 Pkg. Freeze Dried Chicken

Sean & Lena G - 2 Cases Royal Canin 
Tom in NJ - 2 cute Halloween Kitty Cards -  Tons of Pop Tabs
Karen B - 4 pkgs Lickables, Case of Fancy Feast, T-Bonz Treats for Janie
Snoopybaby & Preakness - 40ct Case Friskies
Barbara E - NC - Kitty Card w/Note - 12 gorgeous Leggydews, 11 pretty Keyrings

Arniesmom & Soonergirl - Kitty Card - 20 Forever Stamps, Donation in honor of March
2 Utility knives w/blades, Legal envelopes, Colorful standard envelopes, scissors, 10x13 Manila Envelopes, Printer paper, colors and white

Dave & Stripey - Nesco Oven Roaster w/thermometer for Fun Raiser,  Mylar balls, 4 pks Kitty Wipes, 4 Pull & Play Kitty Treats

Susan M/Macncheesendoodlesmom - Donation to be used as needed
Marilyn & Terry B - Kitty Card with Chicken $5

Clark Jesse & The Rest - Happy 3rd Birthday Dollop (13 Sep 2015) & Chicken $5
Clark Jesse & The Rest - Happy 11th Birthday Charilie ( 15 Sep 2007) & Chicken $5

Elain & Alan FL - in Memory of LittleKat - 2 40lb bags Dr Elsies Litter, Case of Appetizers, 3 Cases 2ct Friskies, 1 32ct Case Friskies, Case of Fancy Feast

Annie G & Debbie M - Case of Purina One, 16 lb bag Purina One Kitten, 7 lb bag Purina One Kitten
Nona - Bird Seed--preparing for winter!

You know one of my favoritest sayings is so true--it takes a village to run this Rescue Center. Think about the many layers of friends (I call you guardians) of FFRC--protecting us, supporting us, befriending us, loving the cats and kitties--simply......taking care of us. I am so grateful. 

I missed passing on a report from our 9/4 HumaneOhio surgery day. On that day, we did 34 cats--20males & 14 females.  Our total as of today for all 2018 spays/neuters is 767.  That breaks down to 432 females and 335 males--sure does make me smile! Plus, we have another HumaneOhio surgeryd ay this Tuesday ......... and it's loaded full! 

Our little kitty TIckles is having trouble with her incision. She is sporting a cone right now to keep her from licking her incision. She doesn't seem to mind it--it has soft edges. She will be going back to the vets tomorrow to get that repaired. And then come back later in the same day.

More thanks to give!
Wendy C--donation for chickie for the kitties
Stephanie M--donation to FFRC, in honor of Magic
Marti W--donation for FFRC
Andrea F--donation for our spay/neuter program

We are having our September Fun-Raiser.......yes, it's going on right now!  Check it out on our fb pages.  It stops at 9 am tomorrow (Monday). We will have BOXES at 4:00 Monday, with the Drawing following that.  And we have consolation prizes! Come join the fun.

I'd like to say a special thank you to you for the lovely cards our family has received for my mom.  I have read each and every one of them while sitting in mom's house. A thank you isn't enough but please now your kindness has sincerely warmed my heart. I love being in her house with Shamballie. It's a peaceful home where I feel comfort at. 

Remember Freckles? Her new name is Ellie. She's doing great. She's been at the vets for a health exam and had a good report. And she now weighs 3.4! 

I've also heard from the family that adopted Maya, now known as Vayda. She is doing great, there in Tennessee. "She is the perfect combination of sassy and sweet and definitely possesses that beloved "tortitude", despite her CH!"  They also sent pictures and she sure looks happy!

Yes, we're thinking of the upcoming winter already. The Porchies will have additional protection thanks to LJ and Beth.  They worked on a special project the week after Catstock. One section of the shelter house is partitioned off with waterproof curtains. There are picnic tables tucked inside this area with barn houses for the cats to snug into when the weather is bad. They can stay warmer here, away from the wind and wet stuff. Some of the Barnies have joined the Porchies and so we wanted to make sure there was plenty of room for all.  Come springtime, we can simply pull the partitions back--it all works so nicely! 

Alma has a nice short tree that is close to her chosen area.  Many thanks to the anonymous friend that sent it to her. Now, if she wishes, she can simply reach out and climb on her own!

Giovanna needs some good thoughts and prayers. She's struggling a bit but hanging onto a bit of appetite yet.  Yes, she has lost some weight. We originally had her age down where she would be about 10 years old but that was always questionable.  It really is felt she is much older than that.  

Our two newest kittens are doing good.  Czar is a little rascal and loves to play with Rosie--they look almost identical. So much fun can be had by two little kitties! Barin is doing good. A little bit shy but investigates the entire Rescue Center. Has a real sweet personality. 

Take care, everyone. It's a cooler day here--the cats are enjoying that. 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

Time to do a catch-up.

We had an FFRC surgery day on 9/15.  I'd like to thank Dr. Darcy, Amber, Lynnette, Sue, Dawn E, Becky M, Donnajb, Mary Braid​, Beth & LJ ​for their help.  Also to Gusti for our drinks and to Joyce D for our pizza lunch.

Spays: Myra, Tickles, Toodles.  We also did a spay on a volunteer's cat. 
Neuters: Cashew, Mr. Anderson, Atticus, Lumani, Boaz and Barin.

We also did the first phase of helping Thapar with her eye entroprion. This is usually a genetic condition in which a portion of the eyelid is inverted or folded inward against the eyeball. It results in irritation and scratches to the cornea. We have been applying ointments for weeks to prevent these scratches.

Cashew also had a toenail bed removed from his paw that was injured in the brake caliper.  We are hoping this may have been the source of his pain in that foot.  We will remove sutures in 10 days or so. He possibly still will need more reconstruction of this paw. Time will tell.

​March--Dr. Darcy still feels he will do better with removing his leg.  He had obtained a fractured femur before his arrival and it was left to heal in a bad position. The femur is actually twisted--not ​in a "comfortable" position for his muscles or hip.  Due to needing special instruments to do this surgery, we have to wait until next month. By removing this leg as a youngster, it will keep him from future pain as an adult and oldster. 

You may have noticed a new name above--Barin. We took in a new kitten on 9/12/18. He is a 15 week old brown tiger/white/ASH male. His birthday is 5/30/18. His name Barin means Noble Fighter.  He arrived after being found by himself in someone's yard. He had a mega flea infestation. But, those are all gone now. He is a bit different than most cats as he is another two-legged cat. But, he is missing his front legs from the elbow down. We feel this is probably due to an injury that happened at the elbow joint. All is healed nicely.  He gets along by using his stumps and scoot walking. His fur is bunny-soft. He's a super sweet boy that so loves to be cradled and fussed with. He also has a significant heart murmur--it's graded 4/6.  Dr. Darcy will recheck him next month. Barin will soon be up in the Main Area.

We had BOXES on 9/11. I want to give my thanks to you all for your wonderful support.
Kris M - 2 large couch beds, 1 tan, 1 blue ( perhaps for Spiker and Alma), 2 Touchcat beds with cat appliques, 1 tan, 1 blue, 1 cozy pet bed blue, 1 soft white bed/stand with 4 balls attached.

Kay M. - donation and a lovely letter to Jacci. Boxtops and PopTabs  Introduced to 
FFRC by our Nona.

SpankyEggwhite - handmade decorative flowers, stickers and return address labels for FFRC.

Sean G. - Kitty Fanny pack, 2 little kitty purses, and a kitty shoulder pack.
Barbara E. - 12 handmade adoption bags, bags of homemade tissue holders.
Mary D. and Randi M. - 4 cases of Appetizers

Dottie C. - a bag of earrings, Cats and Dogs coloring book for adults and colored pencils, hairband toys, 2 purses, 9 packs of baby bathing cloths,  6 cans of 9 Lives, 2 large orange plastic bags.

Karen C. -  Knitty kitty ball toy, 5 bags of kitty snackers, bag of candies for the Volunteers, 4 kitty purses, 4 kitty themed clasp child pocketbooks, wind chime.

Snoopybaby and Preakie - 1 16lb bag of Purina One Salmon, 2 cases Fancy Feast, 1 case of Friskies, 2 cases of baby food.

Mr. and Mrs. Medic - 2 cases of Fancy Feast
Catlvr14 - potty bags, 6 beautiful handmade shawls, large bag of pop tabs
Linda S. -  5 handmade scarves and 4 handmade hats
Theresa (Ft. Wayne) - donation
Melissa - Sponsorship for Spiker
Barb (Phleb) - Donation in honor of Spiker.
Jean T. - Case of 50 bags of Lays Potato chips for Volunteers

We also had an adoption on 9/13. Our sweet Barnabus made it---he found his very own home. A couple came in and really liked him. He showed he approved by rolling over and showing his tummy for a tummy rub. They have a quiet home for Barnabus. 

We had 2 more adoptions on 9/15.  Pow Wow and Clowey went to their new home. They now have their very own mom and dad. This family visited Pow Wow and Clowey several times before the adoption and so loved them. I believe they will be keeping their names for both kittens. 

Our Connie D did a magnificent rescue of John, our Covie boy.  John and Dollop are best friends and love to explore! They love to race and tear around and climb up the big tree.  John decided to climb the big poles of the Cove and ended up on the super tall roof. ​I'm sure Dollop was encouraging him. ​Then...he realized he couldn't get down. Connie, using two ladders, rescued him!  Thanks, Connie D! 

We have more thanks to give too:
Joanna Z--lots of treats & a donation to FFRC, during her visit to FFRC
Jody626--lots of "stuff" during her visit to FFRC
Judy & Phil--donation to FFRC
Conii, Elliott, Alyssandrah & Gyovannah--10 cat toys, RC baby cat dry, 6 cases of various Fancy Feast, 2 Temptation snackers & 4 cases Tiki cat

Painteddaisy--lots of "stuff" for the cats and humans
Donavon S--donation for Victor, Jackson & their friends
Lynne W--donation to FFRC
Pamela C--donation for FFRC
Janefrom TN--donation for FFRC
Lena H--donation for FFRC
Helen C--donation to FFRC
​Christopher S--donation to FFRC
Nancy C--donation for FFRC, in honor of Ramsay​

​The dead cherry tree branches have been trimmed back at the Covie's place.  There was actually quite a few of them that needed this done but in one morning, the job was accomplished. Hoping now our playground fence is safe. They will be coming back at the end of the week.  Many of you know our beautiful giant cottonwood grove of trees.  One of these is mostly dead and presents a problem of dropping large branches.  There are also 3 of these huge trees that  have taken to leaning more and more and now presents a problem of falling down. This could possibly knock out some of our small pens on the farmyard, the outside lightpost or some of the smaller trees. We also worry that if these should fall on their own, they may hit some of the many farm animals. So, these 3 trees will be safely taken down. There will still be many of these beautiful trees left. 

Coralie, Kiara and Zelda are on the desk, all napping. Nyota continues to do great. She is such a happy, free to do what she wants girl. ​ She so enjoys ear rubs and can purr very loud. Alma has a new climbing tree. It's lower to the ground for her to stretch on when she wants. I saw her using it yesterday. Vernon still does his "uppies". Eddie White continues to enjoy life and is out and about everywhere--such a joy to see. Magic has had his playtime this morning--he gets great fun out of trying to catch Lucie's tail when she is on the lower level of the Kuranda Tower. And then Lucie usually bats Magic on the head.........and the game is over for the day!  

As you know, my mom passed away Thursday 9/13. I am at a total loss of words. But, I feel this--so much love and prayers, donations in her memory and kindness has been shown to myself and my family thru all of you folks. My heart is full of sadness for the loss of Mom but yet filled with thankfulness for you all.  Mom was such a huge part of our lives that I feel rather lost. My heart, along with my time schedule is all broke. I know time will help but in the meantime, be patient with changes here at FFRC for a while. Know that your caring about my mom has filled me with such gratitude. Mom loved this Rescue Center too. She especially ​​loved her cat Shamballie and Coralie. She and my Dad gave me the compassion that I have in my heart​. ​I have been blessesd with a wonderful family and awesome friends--all of which I am grateful for. While I feel a bit lost for right now, the stories my family and I have shared recently about my mom and dad have lifted my heart.  I know in my heart, that mom is ok, I know where she is and I know who she is with. It's just that act of missing her that is hard. But......memories are a wonderful thing and healer. 

We will get back to a BOX schedule soon, sometime this week. We will also have a Fun-Raiser very soon.  We've had one planned twice now but have had to postpone it.  Will keep you posted. Have a happy day.