Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tuesday, March 31

We have a name! A wonderful name! The building that will be for the covies and porchies in their new area will be called The House that Jonah Built. This was a very close call between the two top possibilities. A webcam friend, Robert S. has written a poem for this building. It is as follows:

On a quiet day, a homeless cat once walked these grounds
A chance encounter was made
In time a friendship formed, a bond made, and a forever home found.
From that humble beginning, fate took command
And a once displaced cat, unknowingly to all, planted a seed of inspiration
that would one day blossom into a dream

This building stands as a testament to all cats across the world.
From those that have crossed the rainbow bridge to the yet unborn kitten.
This home embodies the abandoned & forgotten, equal to that of the loved & remembered.
A house that embraces the healthy, while gently cuddling the handicapped
 To some this may just be a another building

Yet to the volunteers, staff and cat lovers it represents more then just a simple structure
It stands as a tireless monument, a pillar of strength.
 A mirror reflection of each these individuals
An unbroken chain going from hand to paw, hand to paw

And so like a seashell containing it’s magical sounds of far off ocean waves
Once you enter this“building”
If you listen quietly and let yourself dream, you can hear contented purrs
Purrs from centuries departed pharaonic cats, on through to present day city strays
Each standing proudly, clapping their paws, for they all know well.
There is no such way to enter this“building”be it cat or human
and not be overwhelmed by the immeasurable love & devotion that built it
From hand to paw

We welcome you to
“The House That Jonah Built”

We have many thanks to give! This rescue center is grateful!
Susan from WI with SassyCassie--note, pop tabs for Kellen, lots of kitty snackers
Lostgirl--because of her explaining about FFRC to Shop Doggie Style Pet Store, they in turn sent to us many different kinds of food/snack samples.  Lostgirl sent a case of sardines and 6 bags of Royal Canin Baby Cat!
DiBme with Tazzy from OR--kitty card with note & picture of Tazzy, donation for snackers, lots of wonderful toys, some with feathers, catnip spray, snackers, 4 cans tuna beef casserole
Susan345--3 bags Royal Canin BabyCat
Elaine H from NY--kitchen towels to hang on cabinet handles, maybe for catathon?
Donnajb--6 cases Fancy Feast kitten, 3 cases appetizers, 6 cans Lysol, M&M's, Werther candy-2 big packs of chips
Sally H/eaglespirit--gifts for Molly, Ryan, Kelly, Elizabeth. Purple office items
Susan C--donation for FFRC
Sharon B--donation for Tree of Giving
Hannah S--slice of BUd's pecan pie
Ron & Cecilia R from CT--BD card
Ferole--many items of her beautiful artwork, for FFRC to do as want
Deb11111--donation as sponsorship of the Paddy Brothers
Cindy R/michsweetie--note with donation
Tigercat--BD card, coupons and the famous $5 for kitty snackers!
LJ323--sunkist fruit gems, 6 cans of clams and a fanny pack pillow with a safety belt to protect me for possible future step falls!  LOL
Dewitty--4 packs candy and a beautiful Calico Tile for Catathon, named Limp on a Limb
vrs1cats--donation to be used as needed for the cats
Gusti--donation to cover Jamie's surgery and for soreness meds

It's a beautiful day! Treasure each other and your pets. Whatever this day brings, know that there is nothing like you in this universe--smile and shine! 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday, March 30

Joanna and Jamie are both now doing wonderful. It took an extra day for Joanna to get herself back to normal. Actually, I think she was enjoying all the extra cuddling! Her incision looks good. Jamie's un-eye looks terrific. Those sutures will come out this coming weekend. 

Many of you know that Walter was having trouble yesterday. Here's what happened. He's been doing so much circling and circling lately. The past 3 meds we've tried on him have simply not been successful at all. So, a new med was started--one we have great hopes in. But the second day of receiving this new medicine (yesterday), he appeared to be overly sensitive to it. It caused him to be very clumsy and unbalanced. So, he spent much of the day in a pen for his protection. He's better today. Our vet said no meds today but tomorrow we will start at a quarter of the dose. Still have hopes this med will give him some calmness about those circles he does. 

Seymour update---he's just a wonderful cat! He is so patient with all of his dressings. His wound has been completely healed for a good week. Now, we want to "toughen" up that skin area again. So, he's allowed out quite a bit now---about half the time with a dressing and the other half without a dressing. He still will stay in his room at night yet while we're getting his skin back to par. We've found a dressing that we can actually keep on him for quite a while before it comes off! 

Our Porchies are all doing wonderful. We have the pleasure of seeing Azar more--his second family is on vacation right now, so he's here most of the time. He sure can eat. Such a handsome cat. We seem to have a couple "extra" cats around. Not sure who they are or where they've come from, but they're welcome as long as they're neutered. We trapped two of them last week--a black and a brown tiger. They were both neutered so they were released back on the property. 

The Covies were out on their run-about yesterday. All 15 of them came back for their supper for Connie D last night. As soon as the nights are a bit warmer, we will be moving the Covies back to Cat's Cove. 

Update on the outdoor project: Feline Fieldhouse has to come down. Many of the slats will be used on the Cat's Cove. Then Porchie Haven has to be moved onto the cement slab of the Fieldhouse. We will probably try and come up with another shed--it would fit perfectly also on that cement slab. In that shed, we could keep all the supplies for the Covies and Porchies (laundry, cleaning supplies, beds, extra kitty litter, food, etc). We are planning on April 17, 18, 19 to put up the outdoor enclosure. As soon as Dion is recovered from his knee surgery, he will continue on the building! The waterline is already done. Lots going on there---all has to go in a certain order!

We have some thanks to give! I am grateful.
Cindy/selkiebluemist--donation in honour of Selkie's 16th birthday!
Amy B/Jobo--a donation to help with Thomas's meds
FFRCNation---beautiful Spring flowers---so lovely and smells sooooo good!

Please, if you've purchased something from a Flash Sale and if you haven't sent in a check or PayPal yet, we'd appreciate your attention on this. We'd like to clear off our countertop before we have another Flash Sale! Thanks so much. 

Do you realize it's only THREE months until our next Catathon? Unbelievable. Time goes so fast. And it won't be long until kitten season is upon us. I'm still saying---enjoy this quiet time--it won't last much longer! 

Please consider a cat if you're looking for a feline friend to adopt. I heard Ratchet saying this yesterday: "When I think about all the silly things I did as a kitten, I just want to yowl with embarrassment! I was scratching at everything, climbing everywhere. Now I'm older and wiser. And smarter, calmer. I'm ready to be a couch-friend to a family."   And then I heard Emily saying this as she was watching someone playing with Joanna:  "yes, check out those kittens and when you realize that a mature relationship is so sweet, then come back to me.....one of the adult cats that has much love to give."  We have such smart cats! These cats have a lot of love to give. 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday, March 27

Joanna and Jamie are at the vet's office right now. Joanna will have her spay and Jamie will have his un-eye sewed shut for 2 reasons. One to make him look even more handsome and two, to help prevent future infections. They'll both be home later this afternoon. 

So, in a nutshell, the two cats that were returned a couple weeks ago are doing great. They are Emma Lou and Ida Lou. They were adopted 6/11/12 together. Unfortunately they both started nipping at the baby and could no longer be kept. So, they came here. I already knew about their return so had a new home ready for them. I felt uncomfortable having them in the rescue center, just in case they continued to nip. They went into their new home as a trial basis. They again nipped and with my permission, was given to this family's sister, who has no kids, no grandkids. They are happy now and being loved and are settled in.Quite happy! But, the family that was trying them, missed them and so they now have Kimp and Widdle. Whew! All is well, 4 cats happy and contented and people are happy with their respective 2-somes. And 2 sister-groups are still together! 

You've all been waiting to hear about Nelson and Floyd. After many emails, it's been decided that these two brothers will not be leaving right now. THe family that was going to adopt has had some changes that make this not feasible, in the best interest of these 2 cats. So, their adoption door is back open. 

I have some sad news and update on our Addison that was adopted. He was the black/white cat with CH. So sadly, he has passed away. He became quite sick and was taken to two different vets. It was thought that he had a birth defect involving either his liver or heart. A treatment plan was in action, but it was too much for him. He passed away in his mom's arms this morning. He was so loved. I let Kate know that even though his life was short, I was grateful that Addison had a home and was so loved. It's so hard to lose our cats, but knowing they were well loved makes the passing a little easier. Love goes a long long way. 

We had BOXES last night! YOU are appreciated!
Debbie C/Lostgirl--For Trucker--4 bags of lamb snacker treats, 3 cans of Halo lamb, 4 bags of frezze dry lamb, crinkle/toss paper toys, card and coupons
Kathy K/Justme and Hamilton, Tootsie & Niffie--4 cases of Fancy Feast Appetizers
Mary C/midwestgirl in IL--12 beautiful necklaces (cat theme)
Tigercat/great Aunt Julie from IA--box of surgical masks, big bag of Purina One, 4 cases of Fancy Feast kitten, case of Purrfectly Fish
Pat, Thursday vol--bag of crocheted dish clothes
Hanna & Connie--visitors--bag of rainbow loom wrist bands and an FFRC poster made by Hannah, BD card and bouquet of Reeces PB cups, bag of pop tops, case of Fancy Feast, 4 crocheted dish clothes
Caren F--8 bags of kitty snackers, case of Friskies pate
Dawn926 & grubbcarol--BD card
Beth/eaglewatcher--2 mop heads for Trucker Trails!
Sonjamac--BD card and donation for Jacci/Steve to go to movies
Teresa S & Jean W from IL--BD card and donation
Cheryl L--BD card
Maria/snoopybaby & her kitties--BD card and the famous $5
Diana/Ranacomun--a beautiful Easter glass bowl, filled with Reeces PB candies

Who gave Thomas some jumping beans? He's been hopping all over the place today! He's sprint/hopping too--from the back to the front. So nice to see! Milo loves those coil toys--he carries them around in his mouth, stops, drops it and then goes on the chase. He's such a good kitty. And then there's Paddy Purr who drops the coil toys in his food and water bowls. It's just "his thing"! 

Now we have a 4-some that gets in my desk drawer and pulls out the items. Yesterday I put in the drawer about 2 dozen ponytail holders. A new game has begun. I picked up 16 of them this morning. They love to take them out of the drawer. And they love to chase them when they're twanged across the room! 

Have a good day! 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thursday, March 26

Have you ever watched a cat sleep? It's really quite interesting. They are so peaceful. Limp as a wet noodle. Eyes rolled back (if you can peek in there!) and so sweet. Asleep one minute a big stretch and then can take off in a second!  

Just a reminder---if you purchased something from the last raffle, please try and get your check or Paypal sent in. We have about 10 more packages to go out! Thank you! If you have a question on it, please just email me. And remember, if your received mail from us and it's not right, just let me know. Or if I've forgotten to mention something in the blog, it's ok to let me know!

Jackson is strut, strut, strutting by. He's got that swagger down pat! McHoney is so sweet. She loves me to "accidently" leave my desk drawer open just a bit. She gets in it, takes something and deposits it on the floor somewhere. Then she comes back and takes another item. She may take 10-12 things! It's such a game for her. Scott likes to join her at this sometimes. 

It's been decided. We will not be sending Magic for his surgery tomorrow. He's doing great and time is now on our side to wait a bit to let him grow. We will use that time slot for Joanna who is in heat most of the time. She far more is in need of her spay than Magic's needs. 

We have thanks to give! We are always grateful! This is from BOXES on Friday evening--sorry I missed this! It's been a busy time.
David, Christine and their kitties--12 cans of Tiki Cat, case of Fancy Feast, case of Kitten FF, Appetizers and a package of mouse toys

Squeakymom--12 cans sardines, case of Salmon packets, 4 cans KMR with a bottle
Donnajb--BD card, book. This is an extra wonderful book. It's called Clinical Veterinary Advisor for Dogs and Cats. I'm so thankful!
Vickie/Clarksmom & crew--BD card with purple sandal earrings, purple hoodie that says "kitties make me happy".  Love it!
Joco/Joann--purrcorn for everyone! It's delicious
Mykatkat/Deb--BD card &the famous $5, stamps, coupons, cat snackers & yummy candy!
Contessa/Laura--BD card, pic of El Divo guys, each individually, one is signed!
EarthEyes--2 cases of Voss water--I have to say---it's good!
Elskates--kitty BD card
Rassberryjam/Susan S from MN--BD card
Janet S with Toby & Harley from IA--kitty BD card & donation Feliz Navidad Fund
Schinn with Cleo & Ralph--kitty BD card and donation
nokats/Dawn D from IA--kitty BD card
Sally & Ken H from NJ--Kitty BD card, donation in memory of Little Rebecca
Dennis--3 cans of Lamb for Trucker
Cheri O/Four white feathers--lamb for Trucker

We also give thanks for these donations:
Anat P from UK--donation to FFRC
Janet A from NZ--donation for FFRC
Lynda S from MN--Dontion to FFRC
Doubleydibleydoouk--donation for movie/popcorn

We will soon be coming up with a tentative date for putting up the playground fence for the Covies and Porchies. We have been thinking of what we will put in the playground for the cats and people. We will welcome people to sit out in their enclosure and enjoy themselves, the farm and of course the cats. We have 2 Feline Snoozers that will go in there--they're extra tall too! Also a big plastic slide and a resin picnic table that is cat size. We will also put in a couple people size picnic tables, resin benches and chairs.  The PlaySkool play-piece that is in the Cove will also go out on the playground area. This will be a fun place for the cats and people!

I am aware that many know I took a tumble yesterday. I'm use to our old steps and when I stepped out, carrying boxes, I totally forgot the steps were different. Fell, plop, to the floor.  No big deal and am doing pretty good today. No worries! Thanks to Bill for coming last night and working on my aches. A few bumps and bruises, but all is fine. There's far more in this world to set your worries on! I'm always grateful for my health. 

Bender just strutted by. We all know he's a bit wobbly on those back legs of his--maybe he's trying to learn the Jackson strut! Seymour spends much of his time in Cat's Corner Room. But he also gets 2-3 play sessions in the Main Area. We've found a way to keep those dressings on! Actually, his wound is healed all the way, but yet tender. He's doing great. 

I love watching all the cats interact here. People are always surprised at how, generally, they all get along. Sure, they have their little tifts once in a while, but that's ok. They play together, eat together, nap together, it's a peaceful cat world for the most part. And I do feel they genuinely make friends with one another! Hmmm......kinda like our FFRCNation! 

Take care all. It's a wonderful Thursday, another day to do help cats and to do for others. Pass a smile on to another.  And to take another cat to the vets for a spay/neuter! 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tuesday, March 24

YOU are a star! Yes, it's true! Everyone that is part of FFRCNation is connected with a very special star! Heynewgirl has had a star named FFRCNATION for all who love FFRC. This is just really neat! I thank you for doing this for us! Here is what the Proclamation says: Be it known by all who read this Proclamation that the located in the Constellation Bootes, at the approximate coordinates 13h  41m  22.5 degrees, has been duly certified, registered, and redesignated as "FFCNation". We certainly will cherish this. Itwas done thru the Celestial Registry! So, you are indeed part of a star!

We had BOXES last night! Many thanks to each of you. Your support is always very appreciated!
Robotman from CA--note and BD card, butterfly for Jocelyn, afghan blue/cream
Tigercat54/Great Aunt Julie from IA--yellow isolation gowns for feeding babies or in giving treatments to keep at least a bit de-furred!
Jane H from WA--a really neat water filtration cup & extra filters
Madisonpepper--a Spoiled Rotten Club box--pet stages toys, 5 bags of kitty snackers
Sharon L/Squeakymom--gallon of vinegar
David & Christine with Miau, Yuki and Anya--flutterball cat toy, case of FF Medley, case of appetizers, 2-12 packs of Tiki cat
Tammy P/mitzyblu from MO--BD card and donation
Isabella H/budnbit from FL--BD card
Abigail B--chief tapes
Alan C from UT--donation 
Karina L from PA--BD card
Mudjie, Henry R Peeps & Oh My Guinness--BD card with the famous $5!
Nona from NY--coupons
Sherry W/neuromom & David--drawing by David and a BD card. Love the cardinal picture!
Ellen/kikimycat from FL--BD card with awesome stickers and temp tattoos--all FFRC related!
Michelle & Frank--Sat. visitor--2 gals vinegar, 2 Mr. Clean, 2 kitty wipes
Rita/wiscatmom from WI--visitor--6 inch paper plates, 2 dz. cans of tuna
Trista & George--visitors--40# of bird seed, 5 Clorox wipes, 3 cases of Fancy Feast, a Clematis vine for our Morning Glory fence, KMR
Kelly L--donation thru PayPal
Kathy M--donation for BD
Gusti--donation for BD
Ingrid S from Netherlands--donation for BD

Trucker succeeded. His 5 minute visit turned into a 30 minute visit and he loved every minute of it! He loves the tunnel I have in the house! He's such a happy boy!

It snowed yesterday--yes, more of that white stuff. And it's cold still today. We need above freezing temps for more work to be done at the construction place. Hopefully a weekend in the beginning of April is when we will start the outdoor enclosure! As soon as the air is warmish at night, we will also be moving the Covies back to Cat's Cove. We are still gathering up the last of the votes for naming the building. The top 2 name suggestions are Jonah's House and The House that Jonah Built. We should know soon! 

RIght now there are 13 cats sleeping here in the office with me. Lots of sleepy cats everywhere! They must have been playing hard. Denae was up in the Main Area again this morning for a few hours. She did pretty good. Such a purr motor! Camvi is developing a good trick--she many times now waits ON the plates as they're being filled up. Maybe she thinks she'll get first food dibbies! 

Thomas is doing great. He hasn't had a seizure in quite a long time. His weight is good too. And it's been quite a few years since Farrh has had a seizure! Lucy Ann is so sweet. She's definitely a house cat. She gets visiting rights a few times a week--just for fun. The Covies and Porchies got another grooming today. And they are already on the schedule to be groomed all morning tomorrow too! We want all that old winter fur gone! The Kitty City also got a extra good scrub down today---all nice and clean! 

We're still will be making a decision too about Magic's surgery date on Friday. We have the option of holding off on Magic since he's doing so good and using that time slot to get Joanna spayed. She's been in heat and surely does need to be spayed. The decision will be made Weds. Jamie's un-eye looks wonderful--no infection right now, so we have time to wait a little longer on that. 

Take care all. A fun game to do--keep track of reasons to smile! Just do it for a day! It's rather fun and sure makes for more appreciation! Here's one for me---I just love to hear the volunteers talking and laughing together and enjoying what they are doing--always good for a big smile! 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunday, Marach 22

I am again humbled beyond belief by our FFRC supporters. I want to thank you for making my birthday so wonderful. I feel very grateful for the heartfelt thoughts and wishes. I so enjoyed all the birthday cards. We had a birthday cake. Two beautiful flower arrangements arrived. Candy box. Balloons! And to top it off, an awesome assortment of letters from over 140 friends. I cherish each and everything that was done yesterday. You are my friends and I feel your compassion and hope you know how much your friendship means to me and FFRC. I am a grateful person.

What a busy busy day we had. Dr. Darcy became very sick Friday night and ended up in ER. She is home now and resting. Needless to say, we did not have our surgeries done. We'll get them done as soon as we can. I'll be talking to Dr. Darcy this week about reschedules.

What this extra time allowed us to do though was to get lots done for the Porchies and Covies. We started the day with our inside FFRC cats. We got the treatment list caught up (vaccines/flea prevention), plus more toenail trims! 

Then we started on the Porchies. We didn't get them all done, because a couple of the cats decided to disappear! But we did the majority of them. We weighed them, checked teeth, gave their leukemia booster and distemper booster vaccines. They were also wormed, had their nails trimmed and ears checked. All in all, things went really well. Thought you might be interested in their weights:
Austin     9.14
Azar       14.13
Fabio      15.08
JJ            13.08
Mew        8.05
Olaf        11.00
Shamballie   11.03
Zavatar         11.11
These Porchies are wonderful! 

Next, we did the Covies. They also had their weights done, toenails trimmed, ears cleaned, leukemia & distemper boosters, wormed.  We will check teeth later. Here are their weights:
Anony    10.11
Charlie   11.12
Honey    9.08
Ladonna   7.02
Lele        8.00
Leonard    11.11
Muffin    8.00
Oliver     11.06
Riley     7.11
Roland     14.09
Rory     15.05
Sevaun     15.00
Soyboy     13.00
Sylvan     12.03
Timothy     11.10
These too are awesome cats. They know us and we know them well. Each are important to us, as are the Porchies. They receive their flea prevention the first of each month. Starting in April, they'll get the added tick protection for 3 months. 

In addition to this, we had brushers and combers for much of the day. Major fur-removing was done! They're looking happy and ready for the show-ring! 

We also had an adoption yesterday! Unelma was adopted! A family fell for her thru Petfinder and saw her on our cam. They came to visit her and loved her still--she has a home! Such a beautiful girl. She has other cats in her new home and 2 dogs, which she will be fine with. 

Today is our Volunteer Appreciation Get-Together. It's from 2;00 to 4:00 at Dos Amigos. It's FFRC's treat to the volunteers. We deeply appreciate these wonderful people. They are what makes this place click and hum along so smoothly. The compassion and time they give is amazing to me. I'm so grateful to each and everyone of them. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday, March 20

Happy Spring! Glorious spring time is here!

Let's get started with our thanks for BOXES last night. It was wonderful and thanks to you!
KatnBuster from TX--500 9 inch styrofoam plates
Conii with Izabellah & Elliott--2 HB cards and a beautiful Willow Tree Angel Statue
FloppyJan/Jan M from FL--HB card, colorful posties with white kitty postie holder and a black kitty tape dispenser--on my desk
Fran D--HB singing kitty card, a wonderful green Cat Person shirt and a Tie Dye kitty paws shirt--love it!
Angelface/Linda--for PawMart--lots of Jarvis Jumpers and crocheted kitty coils
Pat C, vol Thurs night--104 crocheted balls
EarthEyes/Margaret--Butterflies HB card, stamps, stickers, 6 cans of special kitty food, 2 cases Fancy Feast Appetizers, FF broth. There were 2 special gifts--a beautiful Quartz Rock for Albert's Garden and a Kindred Spirit Ceramic Horse Head picture --so pretty
Anonymous Friend--a whole box load of crocheted kitty pads for FFRC, 4 soft blankies (for the doggies too), 2 boxes Applecider, 12 plastic plates and safety pins for sales
From FFRC--a memorial stone for Little Rebecca
Oilsandsgirl--box of 32 Lays Chips, 20 cans tuna, Box of Dixie Cutlery, 3 packages Lysol wipes, Quart Ziploc bags, pawwipes & huggies refills
Rebecca H/woolywhiskers--HB card
Anonymous Friend--40 lb bag Precious Cat Litter
DoubleyDibleydoo--Uk with Milly--Kitty HB card
Zoolove & kitties--Conga Line HB card, donation, Cats Resume Phone Cover!
Joann P/Joey from FL--HB card with the famous $5
Elaine & Alan with Little Kat--HB card with donation
Mich & Vern from MI--Kitty HB card
Ingrid from Netherlands--kitty HB card

Construction Update: The Bobcat is working right now moving dirt and also pushing stone onto the spot where the building will go. We realized too today that we will need additional pull for the electrical needs to this new area. That meant a visit from our electric guys. They will be running another line to the Cove area with a 100 amp box put into the new building. That will do the job for us! We've decided to take down the Feline Fieldhouse. This will leave the cement slab from the Fieldhouse. We will put the Porchie Haven on this slab--that works very nicely. The water line's pipe was put in place so the cement can be poured around it.

We have narrowed the list of 85 names that were suggested by volunteers and viewers to 6 names. . Within a week, we should know the name for the upcoming new building for the Covies/Porchies. The volunteers will do this last voting. Here are the 6 names that we have it narrowed down to:
Jonah's Ark
Jonah's House
Jonah's Kat Shack
Jonah's Lodge
The House that Jonah Built
Jonah's Graceland
We'll let you know as soon as we know the results!

Jessie is doing great. She's a young oldster. She sleeps alot but she sure looks good. Ada Jane is going thru another "fussy eating stage". We keep offering different things for her. This morning she did eat a fair breakfast! Mogo loves to play with tails--his and everyone else's. He also loves water to play in as does his brother and sister too. Danae came up into the Main Area three times now. She's getting braver! She sure loves people.

Suzanna is doing great. She is one fluffy girl--such beautiful long fur. She loves the sunny windows. MIlo loves the pink poof. Solee so enjoys her special second breakfast of Royal Canin baby dry food. Emily is chirping at the birds feeding at the flat feeders outside the window.

Emily is looking for a home! She was brought here when she was 7 1/2 weeks old, by Paul. She's a brown tiger with a slight tortiness to her. She has a small gold dot on her right shoulder. Her birthday is 7/11/13. Sh e arrived here a bit shy and there were so many kittens then that she was overlooked. She is now a young adult. I like how recently she's been going up to visitors and ask for pettings. She's so much braver. Her home is out there somewhere, I'm sure!

I keep telling the volunteers to enjoy this quiet time. It's the prelude to very busy kitty season. We'll be hopping then. Have you taken a cat in yet to be spayed or neutered? If even half of the people that read this would just do ONE cat, it would make a hUGE difference to the overpopulation problem.

Anony heard that Derecho had his say in the blog yesterday and wanted equal time. So, here's what he has to say: Happiness isn't on the road to anything....happiness IS the road! Share your happiness with others.   (And I personally know he would like catnip to be at the end of his road!)