Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

Who is that long hair fluffy white kitten with a round tummy?  Is it possible?  Yep---it's Alice Mary! She loves to swish that magnificent tail around. I haven't heard her do that "distress call" she use to do when having trouble breathing. She's growing, eating good, has her sutures out and is breathing good!  Each day brings us closer to having her at the point where we can put her up for adoption! 

We had BOXES last night! You are so aprpeciated!
Nona/nycbird--lots of tubing for computer cables--no more chewed up cables!
Miranda--144 ping pong balls (Terry approves), 12 Sharpie highlighters
Zoolove--4 note pads with cats on them, sweatshirt with--It's all about Me with cat picture!
LJ323--7 slouch hats (for Flash Sale), giant kitty snackers, Sunkist fruit gems, 18 sponges, 4 more fur kitty pictures (Flash Sale!)
Nancy/ipurr from IL--card and photo of rock kitty design
Tracy L from OH--coupons
Charlie & Jan/farmgirl from IL--donation to FFRC
Jill H from MN--$ for 100 stories and a donation to FFRC
Helen H from OH--donation to FFRC
Clark & Jessie & rest of family--BD card for Sevaun's 14th birthday and the chicken $5
Don & Joy D from NY & their kitties--$ for 100 stories & a donation to FFRC
Ted E from OH--donation to FFRC
Celina F--a beautiful card thanking FFRC for helping with their kitten
Xena/Lillian--$ for 100 stories & 2 chicken $$'s
Jan T from NY--donation to FFRC

We even have more thanks to give!
Connie S and family--toys for Magic, fudge for my mom, poptabs for Caryn
Andrew S--snackers and blankets for the dogs (they love Andrew!)
Brenda R--doantion to FFRC, to be used as needed
Gusti--donation to FFRC, to help with Giovanna's vet needs
Plee--paw points, Dasuquin for cats & chicken $
Madisonpepper--donation for Lucas, to get something special for him

We've heard about Cinder from his new mama Barbara.  Sounds like he is underfoot--hanging around her all day! He loves to zoom through the house playing. And he sleeps with her at night. I can imagine how happy he is!

We had our monthly Advisory Board meeting this month.  This is a wonderful way for me to "keep on track".  I appreciate these Board volunteers very much for giving their help and time for FFRC--Lynnette, Angie L, Jen C, Connie D, Mary Braid, Barb W, Dawn E and Becky M.

We had a Ta-Da moment yesterday! Marcia, a volunteer who helps Lynnette in Paw-Mart completed putting together the last of the recent 100 copies of The Hundred Stories. What a lot of work--thank you, Marcia. You are amazing and so much help! 

Tomorrow..........2:00 ish...........Flash Sale.........Mich and Vern!  Come join the fun for our Flash Sale. You will see many items that have never been in a Flash Sale before.  Bring a refreshment, put your feet up, get comfortable and have your finger ready! Enjoy. 

We took on a new cat a few days ago. His name is Lucas, he's about 1 1/2 years old and he's a big orange tiger boy. This sweet cat came from a place where he was abused and then driven many miles from home and dumped off. Amazingly, he returned home the very next day.  A person was brave enough to handle this situation and stepped in and rescued Lucas. He was then brought to FFRC.  He very much shys away from a head-pat, but he is already relaxing. He is now in the back Thumper's Room free to make his decisions as to what he wants to do, when he wants to play.  As of last night, he began chirping and meowing to us when we talk to him. He's an 11 lb 11 oz cat--a big boy. His name is from Name a Cat. He seems like a gentle soul. Hopefully he will be up in the Main Area soon. He is already neutered.  We will have Dr. Darcy do a physical on him.  Welcome, Lucas!

Wow--Magic has his name in lights! He shares this with his good buddy Trucker. Check out HiHomer.com/stories   Sounds like they will also do a new story that was just done on Coralie. Keep an eye on their site and please share! 

Also check out LoveMeow.com   They contacted us about a story on Magic too--will be a bit different.  When it gets posted, please share! Magic's having fun with this--he received 3 new sparkly balls yesterday --that's all he wanted for his stories! 

I'd sure like to say a special thanks to you all for caring about our FFRC cats--it means a lot to me. This is definitely a Rescue Center surrounded by love and so many wonderful friends--cats and humans! 







Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

Do you live around Cecil or Van Wert area? Do you have a cat that needs spayed or neutered?  Please contact neuterscooter.com     They will be in Cecil on Jan. 30th and in Van Wert on Jan. 29.  This is a low cost spay/neuter event! Truly, spring is not that far off. Now is the time to get those cats and kittens spayed/neutered.  Help control the cat overpopulation problem---spay and neuter!  

FFRC takes appointments all the time! Normally, the first Monday of each month we have HumaneOhio here to pick up cats/kittens for their surgeries. Prices are awesome. Please....call our office at 419-393-2400 to get on the surgery schedule.It's so important! 

People will contact us in the Fall, simply so overwhelmed with the cats on their property. Many times they tell us they had 1-3 cats in the spring and now their population is in the 30's.  How simple a fix it could've been had those spays and neuters been done before Springtime. Please....let's all work together on this. Remember, Spring babies can be Fall mamas.

Thanks to you:
Dottie C--a case of Belvita snacks for the volunteers!
CatMomToBe from Germany--donation to FFRC, in honor of Farrah.  

Saturday evening we had Storytime! I so enjoyed reading from The Hundred Stories about FFRC cats, present and past! It contains 100 stories about our cats in a spiral bound book! We sell these for $25 and can be paid thru PayPal or by sending a check.  

Keep an eye on hihomer.com/stories.  This is a page by Gwen Cooper.  They asked us for a story, so we sent two!  One is on Magic and the other is on Coralie.  These are both newly written stories. Once shared in Hi Homer, we will share the stories on our blog too! THe stories are complete with pictures! 

Yes, you might have noticed that Chewbacca has not been seen. There's a good reason for this.  He's been in a foster home for about 2 weeks.  The longer Chewbacca was loose in the Rescue Center, the more wildish he was behaving. I'm hoping he can still be "converted" to inside living and accepting of people. Right now he is at a friend's home who has lots of time to dish out TLC. Progress is very very slow. We'll keep you posted on him. He's feeling good and is healthy. 

Phoebe's fur on her hip where her bone aspiration was done is starting to grow back. We have her down to one antibiotic now and she will soon be off of that. Alice Mary is still eating good. She too is down to one antibiotic! A week from today is Peanut's x-ray day and possible removal of his pin! 

Want to have some fun?! This Friday, Jan. 20th, we will have a Mich and Mich Flash Sale! And do we have some awesome items! We're very excited about this. It will start about 2:00ish. Come join us!  This of course is weather permitting, but so far the extended forecast looks good! 

We had another adoption---Jasper! He had quite the journey. He ended up in Iowa with our good friend Barb W.  He left here early Saturday morning with Beth/eaglewatcher. She was wonderful in offering to transport him on her way home, to a meeting spot. She met up with Barb and JustMe/Kathy. And then continued to his Iowa home. All is good and Barb already loves him! I'm sure we'll be seeing lots of updates on facebook! His new name is Cinder. 

Take care---another great week ahead! Can you all do me a favor?  We would like to bump up our numbers to our webcam. We have met so many wonderful friends thru the cams and would love to extend an invitation to more people---one can never have too many friends! It's truly astounding to me how we have come to be such a close knit group of friends.  Whether you are a lurker or a chatter, we welcome everyone. The cats love to have you as part of their FFRC lives! Maybe on your facebook page, extend an invitation to others to come join us at ustream.tv/ffrc     Thank you! 






Saturday, January 14, 2017

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017

Do you believe in magic?  We do.......that is our sweet grey boy Magic!  I love watching him. He's the kindest cat. Always brings a smile watching him, especially when he is running, straight up in a sitting position and going faster than his cat friends! He's amazing. He comes every morning while I'm on the computer, taps taps taps my leg. That means "uppies please"--he has a cushion that he naps on. 

We've heard from Koda's new family. Sounds like they are absolutely in love with our sweet boy, now known as Charlie T.  This is what makes everything so worth it, to know our cats and kittens are happy in their new homes!

Super big thanks to our friend, Goss.  Amidst her very busy life right now, she is still working on a 2017 calendar. And it's really going to be awesome! We'll keep you posted as to when it's ready to order thru Zazzle.  Thank you, Goss.

We have thanks to give!
Lostgirl--10 jugs of that wonderful OdoBan
Lana H--donation to FFRC

We've had 2 more adoptions.
Easton went to a new home yesterday. He will have a kitty sister to play with and a mom/dad that really is happy to have Easton join their home.

Woodrow left for his new home last night. His new mama and him, I believe, will be very close. She was so excited to have Woodrow in her home. 

Peanuts is doing wonderful. He is amazing and fully using both front legs. Won't be much longer until that pin comes out. His fur is growing back nicely.  Giovanna is eating but still seems to be in a "sad" state yet. I so wish I knew her background. We are spending extra petting time with her, reassuring her that all is well.  Derecho is doing wonderful--he had a special chicken treat yesterday and shared with everyone! The Covies had their special dried chicken today which they love. Pippi was inside the clear plastic jug today---that girl is quite a fun cat. The 4 newest kittens are coming along--only Jules is still a bit shy. 

The outside cats are doing great.  Other than a half dozen days, our temps haven't been too awfully cold. There's plenty of shelters and heat lamps for them. Sometimes the Porchies are all piled up in the sunporch--looks like a big party going on!

Little Teana climbed up on my desk and has actually snuggled with Vernon. He woke up and promptly started giving Teanna a bath. So very sweet.

Are you busy about 4:00 (FFRC time) today?  We're going to have storytime! Come join us on the cam! Let others know---we'd love to have anyone that would like to come, to join us! You'll hear stories from our The Hundred Stories about FFRC cats! 




Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017

Rain, rain, rain. Hard to believe it's the middle of January. Instead of snow, we have buckets of rain. Ten days ago we had very cold temps and now it's in the 50's.  This morning we had every window open in the Rescue Center. The kittens and cats were acting rather frisky! And yes, we've leaked a big flood into the office again. First time in a very long time. Tomorrow we will check the downspouts for a plug. Discouraging to us humans but to the cats it's alot of fun splashing thru the water! 

Last night was so exciting---First, we had our BOXES!  Love Box time! 

BilliK--2 bags dried chicken, 2 bags Bonito Flakes, 2 cases Fancy Feast Broth
Judeannlee--2000 6 inch paper plates
John & Julie E--4 boxes large exam gloves and coupons,kitty tote, lots of Sheba, Meaty Tender Sticks, case FF pkts, case FF broth, case FF appetizers
Sandra E--Iams Purrfect Delights, Sheba case, 2 cases appetizers, 2-18 lbs bags Precious litter.
Elaine & Alan from FL--case FF, 4 cases Friskies, 2 tubs Snackers, 40 lb Precious litter
Donation in memory of kitties Cleo & Larry--a whole lot of needed items! Came for a visit!
Pilvi--Christmas card with note
Cheri & Bob--donation in memory of Lynnette's dad
Leanne from Canada--Christmas card
Neal W from OH--donation from 3 friends & family in memory of Erica Woods
Kathy & Beth--cam, cables, cord, hooks

And then we had our wonderful Fun-Raiser! These were the results:

A - Cream Afghan               34x5                      170           Jillian H

B - Rosemary Afghan         45x5                     225            Zoolove

C - Angie/Ferole canned goods   98x5         490            Diann Ba & Gusti for Vols

D - Wanda Portraits            114x5                  570            Merri (from Anony) & 2 for SuperMo

E - Cat Cove                         158x5                  790             Michlyn

F - Pansy cross stitch          41x5                    205            Kaseyann

G - Rosemary Afghan          42x5                    210             Anony

H - Rosemary Afghan          40x5                    200             Anita Sn

TTL            $2860 WOW!!!!!!!!!!

And then we had our Bump-Ups from these special friends:  Beth, Zoolove, SVCathy & Scott, Farmgirl, Bellabelle, Jo603 and FaithyMD.

We also had 21 Consolation Gifts to pass out. We love this part--- our thanks to you!

With the Bump-Ups, the total came to $3,300!   I am deeply and completely thankful to all of you. To the people who made the items possible, to all the ticket buyers, to the ticket counters, to the mods that helped PR the Fun-Raffle, to the admins that PR'd in FB, to the well wishers for this event---you can see this is a broad, ripple effect of people who make this possible.  This Fun-Raiser will go towards our propane heating costs and to our electric bills. What a comfort knowing we can get these paid. 

A big thanks to the IAMS company. Patrick called us and asked if we needed any can food. Of course, that answer was Yes!  He not only arranged it, but delivered the can goods to us and helped unload. What a terrific man and company! Many thanks.

Have you noticed a difference in the cam?  The other cam we had been using was very nice, but rather "foggy". This new cam gives us a bit wider picture and is very clear. Here's what a super love about it though---I can do tours again! And floor shows! This just thrills me! Many thanks to JustMe and Eaglewatcher for this camera. 

Today is Grooming Day. My sister Judy, the cat's Auntie Judy, is here giving the cats a good brushing/combing out. Most of them like it and with a bit of coaxing, lots of fur is removed!  Some sweet-talking is required! And of course, the fur will be sent to LJ for those awesome pictures she makes! 

We have a few more thanks to give! 
Kris M from MN--donation to FFRC for Derecho & Bruno
Keiko S from CA--donation to FFRC for chicken for the cats! Derecho is so excited! 
Kelly I--donation to FFRC
Judy & Phil--donation to FFRC to help with the vet bills
Barb W--donation to FFRC to be used where needed

Giovanna--she had a very big day yesterday. She went to the vets office and had her spay done. We are confirmed at putting her age at 9 years old. During her spay, Dr. Darcy found a BB in her abdomen which was removed. Due to the unhealthy looking tissue around this BB, we now have her back on 2 antibiotics. When Giovanna came to FFRC, she had a bit of frostbite to her left ear. Unfortunately, the tip had to be removed yesterday also. And on top of all this, she had a major dental done--13 teeth were removed--many were very loose in the sockets. We knew she had some bad teeth, had her on antibiotics but needed to get her in better health before this big day of anesthetics. This morning she ate a fair breakfast. Poor sweetie. I would love to know what happened to this gentle girl. Such a peaceful cat and to have all of this necessary to do to help get her healthy again. I promised her.....she will always be cared for and will be taken to the vets regularly. 

I'd like to send out a special thanks to our moderators.  They are so dedicated. They give many hours a day to keep our webcam safe to read for all ages. If our viewers have questions, they are always there to give answers and guidance. And the best thing---they seem to enjoy it which makes me happy!  They have become friends with so many of our viewers. From day to day viewing, helping with Fun-Raisers, Flash Sales, our events---they are there. I am very grateful to them.

Many of you too know our Admins of our FFRC facebook page. They too are awesome and keep the posts centered on good reading. The hours these folks give for FFRC is simply amazing to me.  Many thanks.

Phoebe has her last stitch in her hip removed. It looks good and never bothered her. She helped us by removing all of them but one!  Tomorrow is Alice Mary's day to have her nose sutures removed. She's promised to sit very still in exchange for her very own plate of baby food. 

Won't be much longer now---The Hundred Storybook is about ready! We've had a lot of help with this major project. The first 65 sold quickly and so we decided to make 100 more copies. Let us know if you are interested--can simply send a PayPal for $25 or send a check. Either way, put a note on it please. As soon as they are completed, out the door they go! Thanks for your support for this project. 

Take care, stay safe---there's alot of strange weather going on. Right now, it's thundering and lightning and pouring rain here.  We all wish you a safe day. You are appreciated by myself and FFRC. 







Monday, January 9, 2017

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017

Alice Mary has eaten THREE breakfasts today! And, to add to that, her tummy actually feels like it's beginning to be an FFRC tummy! Joy, joy!  She looks a little "funny" right now---her sutures are fraying so it makes her look like she has short fuzzy whiskers! And she's purring up a storm! Now....I'm waiting to see her playing!

We had an adoption on Thursday. Koda was adopted! This boy is an extra special kitten--always wanting to be loved on and he sure can rock and roll! I feel he picked his new mama himself. I've already heard back from her. She said Koda is the most precious boy--he's funny, inquisitive and makes them laugh all the time. Personality plus! They have named him Charlie T (T for trouble!). So happy for Charlie T and his family!

We should have a couple more adoptions coming up real soon. Jasper and Woodrow will be going to their two homes fairly soon. 

The January Fun-Raiser is on! It's over 9 am on Weds. BOXES will be Weds. evening at 5:30 and the Fun-Raiser will be at 6:00! A fun time ahead.  Check out the fb Chatters page, Twitter, & FFRCNation pages for info. Also the video that shows periodically on the cam. Thanks for helping us with this!

We had BOXES Friday evening. YOU all are wonderful and much appreciated!
Robin H & Hubby & kitties--2--16 lb bags Purina One
Mary, Fri. vol--32 appetizers for Jolene, 12 bags of Party Mix snackers
Zoolove/Pam--case of babyfood jars
Hannah, Jenny & Andy from IN--Christmas card, doggie snackers, kitty snackers, babyfood jars, Resses PB Bells, tin of butter cookies
Tom C from IL--donation to FFRC
Joan, Richard & Carnie from MD--Christmas card with donation
Gusti--Christmas card (yes, it finally arrived!!)
Clark, JEssie & The Rest--Happy 4th BD to Eddie White & the chicken $5. 
Donation in memory of John LoBianco
Trudy S from OH--donation to FFRC
Gladys S from Canada--card with donation in memory of husband Howey who passed 12/16/16
Dianne E from AZ--kitty card with kitty photos & donation
Ella, Hobbes & Sheila from Canada--card with photos of Hobbes & Ella along with a calendar which has their photos for July & Sept!
FurrHavenKitties/Jeannette--Christmas card & box for Magic--red sparkle balls & snackers!

And we have more thanks to give! 
Hallie G--donation to FFRC
Zoolove--donation to FFRC to help with medical bills
David D--donation to FFRC
Tracy L--donation to FFRC
Melvin S--doantion to FFRC
Michael JW--donation to FFRC
Tim D from Warwickshire--donation for FFRC
Tom W--donation to FFRC

Giovana had another bubble bath today. Her fur is so stained. We got it a bit lightened up. She appears to be an older cat. We'll have the vets check again on Weds.  I keep thinking she may already be spayed but do not see any spay line. I'm sure she will feel so much better when those nasty teeth are removed.

Lots of work going on in Paw-Mart. The One Hundred Storybook is coming right along. And we've already practiced using the binder---it works great! These storybooks are $25 and are of 100 cats from FFRC.  Feel free to send in your paypal or a check for these wonderful books! Just add a message that it's for The One Hundred Storybook. We'll be getting those out quickly.   FYI--we also have a few more cookbooks! They are $18.   Thank you!

This month we are working on updating many of the resident's annual distemper vaccines and bordatella vaccines.  We always tell them their distemper vaccine is done with a baby tiny neeble---not sure if they believe us or not.  Each of our resident cats receive at least one physical a year by our vet.  

The Covies wish to thank everyone involved in helping us with the furnace for The House that Jonah Built.  We keep the heat at about 55--warm but not too warm. Stepping inside the building feels wonderful when it's zero degrees outside. At most breakfasts, there are 17 cats in there each day.  They sure love their THTJB! 

Lucy Ann is doing great. She's such a quiet girl but sure loves her pets.  Pippi has come so very far in her friendliness.  The world is at her feet---yep, that's what she thinks! Eddie White too is so much more social. He's been letting us pet his head and give kisses to him now. Such a gentle cat. We added 3 beds to the Front Thumper's Room.  The reason is that Walter's bed was in hot demand. Now, he has his bed back and he's so much happier! 

This is the time of year to catch up on things.  Record keeping, PetFinders is getting an overhaul, updates are being put into the website, adoption information updated and copies made--the list goes on and on.  

More action abounds! The 4 newest kittens are now in the Main Area 24/7.  They absolutely love the climbing tree and palm tree. They seem to have wings! Their energy level is sky high. Still have one shy one--Jules. But, we're working on her!

Take care and have a wonderful week. This Rescue Center certainly appreciates each of you. 


  



Thursday, January 5, 2017

Jan. 5, 2017 Thursday

Voting is done for Eagle Rare Life! We ended up with 151,333 votes! I thank you very much for each and every single vote.  Wish I could pass out 151,333 hugs! I appreciate your support.  Now......we wait.  First, an interview will come.  Will keep you all posted. 

We have upped our spay/neuter count already! We are now at 19 females and 20 males. Our total is 39 for 2017 so far!  The reason is that we sent 3 surgeries up to Dr. P's yesterday.  Here's the update:

Jasper--our cinnamon kitten was neutered. I was asked if he was spoken for yet.  Had to tell them yes and that if we had 10 Jasper's could have them all adopted! He will be going to his forever home very soon.

Cricket--our black kitten was neutered. He came back to the Rescue Center absolutely famished---ate enough to catch up for 3 days worth of food! Such a sweetie boy.

Alice Mary--she had lab work drawn.  WBC count is better! She was then sedated. No polyps were found. But, she had more intense nose surgery done. When she first had her nostrils enlarged, she was just a tiny baby. Now it was time to do this again--2 sections to both nostrils. She has a wide open noseway now for breathing. She ate a great supper last night and just a bit ago she cleaned up a plate of food! I'm sure it's wonderful for her to breathe and eat at the same time!  It was thought those bubbly sounds in her abdomen was from her swallowing air in her attempt to inhale. She will have her sutures out in 9-10 more days. 

Phoebe--finally........she is spayed! But, we have more things to get done on her. Her platelets are up a bit but still very low. Her eosinophils are very high.  To rule out problems, during her spay, her hip was shaved and a bone marrow aspiration was done. This will be sent to Michigan for testing. We need to find out what is going on with her, otherwise we're just at a standstill.  Hoping that test will be negative.  It should be back next week.  This morning, that rascal chewed her sutures out (on her hip area). So, a quick surgical glue job was done.  

Next Weds., Giovanna will be going up for her spay and much needed dental/tooth extractions. Just love this sweet gentle girl. 

We had BOXES last night! Many thanks to you all.
Plee--case of Fancy Feast and 2 cases of Fancy Feast broth packets
Billie K--3 bags Freeze dried chicken & salmon (special treat!) & 8 tubs of Party Mix Snackers
Mr. & Mrs. Medic--2 cases Fancy Feast
Anonymous Friend--a 32 count case of Friskies

Lynn H from UK--donation to FFRC
Insun S from S. Korea--donation to FFRC

Gillian R from UK--donation for the medical fund
Renee/jakesmeowmy from Canada--donation, will be used to help with propane bill
Janet K from Amsterdam--donation for the Rescue Center
Mike & Barb C from CA--our music friends--donation to FFRC

Starting Sunday is an awesome Fun-Raiser. It ends at 9 am on Weds with BOXES being that evening at 5:30 and the drawing at 6:00.  Watch for info on our FB chatters page, and a video on the cam.  There will be 4 beautiful afghans, 2 sets of 15 homemade jars of yummies, 3 certificates for a head color pet portrait by Wanda, Felted Cat Cave, Cross stitched "Pansy" picture.  Thank you so much for making these Fun-Raisers possible! There will be 8 slots, A thru H.  

Today, Jack, Jules, Whimsey and Pollyanna have made their way to the Cat's Corner Room.  Hoping they settle in quickly. Then, we will be able to let them out in the Main Area.  Their surgery sites look good, their appetites are great and they are super busy kittens!

You might have noticed--we did a change with the washers yesterday. We took the very dead washer from the Main Area out.  Then we moved the washer from the house to the Main Area. The reason----it may be another 4 weeks for the new washer to be here. We could've kept going into the house to do the laundry, but it meant going up and down the steps with our arms full. I was afraid a kitten or cat would get stepped on. And sometimes the steps are wet and slippery. So, for safety, the house washer was moved in the Main Area.  Maybe they will be able to make that washer a bit faster?? !  We will be celebrating when we get that arrival date!

The 100 copies of The Hundred Stories are in the process of being made! We are excited to have the need to make more! Can let me know by paypal or email if you need one (or more!) put on hold. Thank you. 

The kitties are all doing great. They can run at high speeds from the Kitty Kabana to the area by Alma. Lots of zooming going on! Just wait till the other 4 kittens join the fun! Have a wonderful day. 







Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Jan. 3, 2017, Tuesday

What a great way to start the year---a Transport Spay/Neuter day with HumaneOhio.  We checked in 32 public cats and 4 FFRC cats, making our first 36 count for 2017!  We have 18 females and 18 males. A great beginning! 

We sent the 4 kittens from the back Thumper's Room also to HumaneOhio since we do not have an FFRC Jan. date.  Tomorrow we will be sending Phoebe, Jasper and Cricket up for their spay/neuters to Bryan/Dr. P's.  

Facts about the Cat Overpopulation in the USA:
***Estimates for cats range up to 70 million for stray cats that live in the US
***The average number of litters a cat produces is 2 a year, the average number of kittens is 4-6 per litter.
***The cost of spaying/neutering a pet is less than the cost of raising a little of kittens.
***About 1 every 13 seconds a cat or dog is euthanized each year.
***Up to 4,948 kittens can be born from 1 unspayed female cat and her offspring in 7 years.
70% of cats that enter shelters are euthanized.
***Cats can come into heat every 2-4 weeks

ALL of this overpulation problems can be prevented. Spaying/neutering is the only permanent, 100% effective method of birth control for cats.  Is your cat spayed or neutered?  Now is the time---before spring comes again. 

You have probably heard that little Alice Mary had a seizure night before last. It was a moderate seizure. I strongly feel her seizure was due to all of her mucous discharge obstructing her breathing.  I've talked to Dr. Darcy and we have changed her meds, hoping to get better results.  It's obvious something isn't quite right with this sweet kitten.  She will be the topic of discussion today at the vet clinic and they will review her x-rays again. Hoping to get her to better health.  

Our voting for the Eagle Rare Life is about over.  The last votes will be done on 1/5. At the moment, we are very close to 150,000 votes! How amazing is that! We've already been told that we are in the top 30.  Let's vote to the end at: http://eaglerarelife.com/content/jacci-moss-0
Thank you!

We have thanks to give:
Donna B--donation in honor of Coralie and in memory of Brianna
Tabby & Tween--10 gallons of vinegar and dry cat food/dog food

An FYI---We still have about 6 FFRC cookbooks left from the 3rd Edition. 

This week we will be making 100 booklets of The One Hundred Story Book.  If you would like to get one of these booklets, please send $25 to FFRC thru paypal or by check. We will get these out in the mail as soon as we get them together! And yes....these are 100 stories of FFRC cats!

We will have another adoption this week! Our wonderful Koda will be going to his forever home on Thursday about 4:30. Koda is a wonderful teenager and just soaked up his new mama-to-be's love. So sweet.

Hoping our new washer/dryer will arrive soon. As you all know, the old washer has been acting up for a long time but with much work we've always been able to get it going again. Not this time---it's a dead washer at the moment. So......we are using the inside house washer for the laundry. 

Cricket has firmly planted himself here now in the Main Area. It took him awhile to come in thru the door but he's now up and having a great time! Skippy too is so much at ease. It took him a few days to feel comfortable. Now he's a pet-me-pet-me cat! Remember when Dusty came how he had such very thin fur?  Not anymore--his fur is long, healthy and so thick! He's such a gentle soul!

We now have names for the 4 newbies!
Jack--grey tiger, male
Jules--grey tiger/white, female
Whimsey--white/grey tiger, female
Pollyanna--white/grey tiger, female polydactyl 

Friends are those who will pick you up when no one else has noticed you've fallen.  Have a wonderful day to everyone!