Sunday, December 16, 2018

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Yesterday we had 4 adoptions!  Happy day!
Singita--adopted by the couple who adopted Telo.  Such great people, now have 2 great cats! THey will rename her Ivanna which was her original name!

Huggins and TIckles--adopted together. I've already heard from them and Huggins slipped right in like he knew he was home. Tickles was still checking things out but I'm quite sure by today she's a happy girl! Great family!

Griffin--adopted to a couple where he will be their very special pet. I could tell he was going to be very happy!

More adoptions still coming up.

We have thanks to give!
Lynne W--donation to FFRC
Judy & Phil L--donation to FFRC
Pamela C--donation to FFRC
Audrey P--donation in memory of Trucker
CatLadyBox Team--donation to help the kitties in need
Caitlin O'T--donation to FFRC

Tyler--many of you knew we had some lab work done on him at the beginning of the week.  THere were a couple issues we were concerned about.  His lab work is back and it is normal other than a higher than normal WBC. And for that, he is on certain antibiotics.  He's feeling great, playing hard and eating alot!

We all need to be careful!  If you are doing a video representing FFRC, you need to have two things covered.......1) have permission from the person who took the pictures that you are using.  2) you are not using any music that is copyrighted ©.  This is important--keeps FFRC out of trouble!  And what is really nice--the videos that JustMe and Stan does are such that we can give the thumbs up/like and FFRC benefits financially from! For FFRC to benefit, the videos have to be on the official ffrc YT page. We all love the FFRC videos--just need to make sure we're all on the same page with these!

We also took on two new kitties. Both arrived yesterday but separately.
Edwina--white and black female kitten. She is 7 weeks old but only weighs 1.03.  Her birthday is 10/27/18. She was found in the middle of a road. The person who rescued her found Edwina all by herself in the road.  She's a bit of a mess--fleas 1/5, thin ++, earmites 2/5, has a terrible UTI,  right eye is completely deflated (which will need to be removed surgically later) and her left eye is infected.  She was bathed, antibiotics started, fluids given and eyes treated, along with some major TLC.  Time will be her friend as she heals.

Azzilee--Pronounced Az-a-lee.  This is a brown tiger, female, 11 weeks old. She came in at 2.10 lbs. A healthy looking kitten (yeah!). Her birthday is 9/29/18. She too was found all by herself, but in a yard. She has a short tail and short little ears and a purr motor that works really good!

Now that Singita has been adopted, that gives us the opportunity to let Monique and babies on the floor in the back Thumper's Room.  They all seem to get along well together.  And little Rocky and Cornelio are starting to waddle around a bit--they are so so cute! Bruno, affectionately called Paw Paw is also doing great--he goes wherever he wants!

Despite saying we had our last Quickie Flash Sale, we are having one more---tomorrow, Monday at 11:00!  We received enough items thru Boxes to do another one!  This will help out our operational needs.  Many thanks!

9 more days until Christmas! 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

A special happy birthday wish to a webcam viewer who is 95 today! We will refer to her as Val's mom.  She enjoys watching the cats and also enjoys the sales and boxes!  Special birthday wishes to you!

The definition of FFRC Boxes per our cattionary: A cardboard box filled with cat goodies, volunteer goodies, beds, medicines, supplies, love and compassion from our friends to the cats and all of FFRC!

And we had Boxes yesterday!  Many thanks----
Joco51  Box of Double Scrubbie and Box of Single Scrubbies will see them in the next flash sale 

Billie K - Williams Sonoma - 2 big Tins of Peppermint Bark ( yum--we will share!)

M & M - Halloween Quilt for Fun Raiser in Memory of Blondie her Yellow Lab and Dutchie her Chocolate Lab            2 Cat Quilts one for fun raiser One for Volunteers
Purse key holder, Kitty Address book & Note Cards w/envelopes, Keepsake, Kitty frame ornament, 3 Kitty Ornaments, Mouse ornament, Jim Shore: Feline Fairy & Nightly Kitty, Kitty Peg Rack

Susan G - NH  Peppermint Bark andies for volunteers (sure appreciate this!)

Red Robin - 2 cases 48ct Sheba

Ken & Carri with Aria & Frenchie - FFRC Christmas Card w/AMC gift card for Jaci & Steve
Snackers for Kittie & Doggies, Catnip: Tree, Candy Cane & Banana, 2 boxes Delectable Stew,4 Pks of Tuna and Salmon, 6 cans Purina One Immune System supplements for Jacci & Vols (already being used), Sphinx T-Shirt, Kitty Calendar, Box of Turtles, 2 containers of Baileys Truffles

Jeannette R - Thermal Indoor Kitty Bed for Porchies

JBond - 2 Tubs Party Mix, Treats for Horses, Kitty photo top hat, 2 bags of Peppermint and Apple Horse treats, Goat Snackers, Salt Snack for Mercy, Large fuzzy mat/cave for kitties,  for Vols: Christmas Earrings
Janie Box: Milk Bone soft treats, 4 24 ct cases Little Ceasers, Bag of Greenies  

Jan H - TX  Crocheted Blankies, 12 Flannel Blankies & Flannel Pillowcases
Anony Friend- 4 Cases Taste of the Wild Cat & 1 Case for Dogs 

Elaine & Alan B - 2 Bags Dr. Elsies Litter, 4 cases 24 ct Friskies, 1 case 32ct Friskies, 77 pkts Appetizers, Handmade by Elaine Christmas Card with Donation in memory of Little Kat

Ann, Kevin & Bailey B - UK  Kitty Christmas Card with 5 Turkey $5, Nesting Cats for Jacci (love it!), another Kitty Christmas Card with a note

Athenas Mom - Catlady Band-Aids

Ed & Judy B with the Becca Clowder: Mr Muff, Patches, Miss Dora, Taz, Elvis, Pistol Annie, Angel, Bubbles, Marbles, Romeow, Twinkie, Sable & Tamson  - Kitty Christmas Card with 2 Chickie $5

Melissa L - NY  Donation
HankGrapevine - Donation with Collectable S/N Envelopes with cancelled stamps in honor of our over 1,000 spays/neuters

Jane H - OH  Christmas Donation
Carol, Albert & Coralee S - OR  Kitty Christmas Card
Diane D/Ruffles & Teo - MI  Christmas Card - Donation
Jeannette R - for Kitty Christmas: A cozy Cave Bed
Haily & Joseph G - PA  Kitty Christmas Card with Note & Donation
Marilyn & Terry B - Kitty Christmas Card & Chickie $5
Littleonemine/Kelly R - Christmas Card

John & Patty B with Little Girl, Bobo, Moto, Chuckie, & Gracie the Pug - OH  FFRC Christmas Card & Donation

FaithyMD - Christmas Card
Barry & Lori P with Oscar & Peter - IA  Meowy Christmas Card & Donation
M&M  - Kitty Christmas Card with Donation
Joy, Don with Tamori, Stitches, Scotchie, Abby, Ziva & Not Our Cat - Kitty Christmas Card with Donation

We've had a message back from Robert who adopted Radar--this sweet kitten fit right in.  So playful and follows Robert everywhere!  All is good in Radar's world!

We had a very sad thing happen yesterday.  We lost one of our cats. Kandan became acutely ill and passed away.  He arrived originally with his twin brother Kabu on 3/27/18 at 11 weeks old.  They were adopted together and had to be returned due to family allergies on 11/1/18.  We had hoped these two brothers could be adopted again together.  Yesterday he was seen in obvious distress.  We immediately contacted Dr. Darcy and started treatments. It was known though that this boy was so ill and was not going to make it. But....we tried.  He passed soon after discovering him.  Dr. Darcy feels he had acute hepatitis.  I've been asked sometimes.....why do you stand somewhere and just look and look.  This is the reason--I constantly am looking at the cats and kittens.  Even if I'm walking thru the rescue center, I'm watching, looking, observing.  We know these cats and by watching them, if there's changes, we can usually catch it.  And even so........not always as is the case with Kandan.  These are the hard ones, when we lose a cat that the day before was running and eating and playing. 

We've also heard back from Boaz, now called Bosey.  Their two cats play together already and enjoy the hide & seek game!  He is doing great and has fit right in too! 

I know, I know.....we said we had our last of the 2018 Quickie Flash Sales. We've been asked if we could have one more because of the items we've opened at Boxes. Our Flashy Mods have agreed to help with this! Our very last 2018 Quickie Flash Sale is Monday at 11:00.  Come join us!

We have more thanks!
Lana H--donation to FFRC
MaryAnn & Paul B--donation to FFRC

Did you know that chatters can actually make a donation while watching the cam on YouTube?  If a person makes a donation to FFRC thru YU, a banner with the amount and name is displayed.  But........there's a fee involved.  If  you have a choice, paypal is more beneficial to FFRC as YT takes a 30% fee from the donation.  Just thought you'd like to know! 

We had an adoption!  Scotia, the long hair handsome gold cat has found his home.  We had an odd thing happen.  He had been hanging out at my house door, obviously wanting in.  He succeeded and seemed rather pleased with himself!  We had had numerous inquiries about the persian kittens. So, I emailed some of these folks asking if a long hair cat would work. And it did!  He found a home and is doing very well.  Because he obviously wanted to be in a home, we did the adoption inside the house on 12/11. He's already settled in and is a happy boy. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

We've been busy!  Incomings and outgoings!

We've had 2 more adoptions!
Radar--- adopted yesterday. Robert, a webcam friend has been waiting for weeks for Radar. I think this will be a great match for both Robert and Radar. Much love will be given to our little boy. A friend of Robert's--Joy, came too. Joy is who adopted our Brinn and Wonder. Both are doing great. 

Skittles---adopted yesterday.  She is going into a wonderful home. They have another cat at home--also an FFRC cat. Skittles was so ready to be adopted. Such a sweet girl. 

And more adoptions yet this week!

We've also taken in a couple cats.
CoCo---arrived back 12/10.  CoCo had originally arrived when he was just 3 1/2 weeks old and adopted 10/13/17.  Due to health reasons of family and with much sadness, CoCo had to come back to FFRC. He's now 1 1/2 years old and is a big big boy with a really sweet personality. He weighed in at 15.10. CoCo is loose in the front Thumper's Room, acclimating to being back. He is a brown tiger and white. Loves to have his head rubbed!

Mystic--arrived 12/10.  Her name is a Name a Cat name from the list. She is a full Persian--related to the other Persians we have had. Her birthday is 9/5/18. Mystic is a gold/white. She will be spayed at our next FFRC surgery date and have her nostril's enlarged also. Dr. Darcy is superb at this surgery. She's a beautiful girl with a super sweet personality. And she sure does love to play--her long fur puffs right along with her! 

We have thanks to give!
Kelly I--donation to FFRC
Eartheyes--4 of the $5 chickie monies!
James R--donation to FFRC
Helen C--donation to FFRC

We've heard from the mama that adopted Cashew! Here's her message: "My lil guy is doing GREAT! It only took him 30 hours to jump up on my couch with me. And he cuddled and slept with me.  We are each others shadow. Thank you all for loving and taking care of him when he needed desperate help.  God loves you all and so do we. Without you we wouldn't be together."  A sweet message.

We had a Flash Sale yesterday.  Many thanks to all involved who made this such a success.  We made $683.00 with this sale. We needed a boost with our operational costs (utility bills) and this sale did help us!  Packages are already going out today! 

I have been asked about the story that I read last week, from Riverlady.  It's easier if I just add this to the blog for all to enjoy.  Thank you, Riverlady. 
Mama Jacci & all the Peoples, 
  I'm not sure what happened, I went to sleep and woke up standing on a bridge. Harvest just waltzed right passed me. Miss Muffin said she was going to play in the grass. I saw Bella at the end of the bridge, she said come on Purr there's things to do. I told her, don't boss me Bella. She said that's Queen Bella to you Paddy Purr. I said I needs to send a message to Mama Jacci and the peoples. She said just find somebody prayin and ask them to send it for you. Bella said to tell you she knows you all are callin Coralie Queen, and that's ok cause she's just the valentine Queen. There was a whippersnapper came running on the bridge. He was jumpin up and down runnin circles around me. I told him to settle down, cause he was making me dizzy. He sez tell all the peoples and his daddy Zorro, that he's got a brand new paw and can zoom zoom zoom. He sez he has lots of new friends here showing him the ropes, there's Miracle, Aleda, Milford, Zoolove (aka Zooie), Fiver, Minto, Catmandude, Bravo, Pizazz, Gingersnap, so many to play with. I finally told him to be quiet and just run along and play with his friends (whippersnappers lots of them).
  Bella said hurry up Purr you can't just stand on the bridge, you need to come across. I looked at the end of the bridge where Bella was, and she wasn't alone. I crossed the bridge and met lots of ffrc kitty's. Joyful, Seaturtle, Feliz Navidad Grace Rhoda Moss (insisted I use her full name, she is so happy she has a fund to provide for those kitty's that need extra help), Ada Jane, Sesame, Twinkle (she's a shining star here), Magenta, Putter (he's still the sheriff, watchin over all the little ones), Dodger, Trucker (he's climbin lots of trees), Marcus, Missy, Hank (he's still giving tours, if you don't know where something is just ask him), Cleo, Tonio (he's glad the kitty's are still using his den for comfy naps), Mew, Joline, Vincent (he has quite the fan club here), Mama Calico (she's still being a mama to all the little ones), Caesar, Dandelion Hope (she's playing in the dandelions, they're her favorite), Jack, Jonah (he likes the house he built for the kitty's), Heaven, Froggy (he's runnin free and chasing butterflies), Patience, Albert (he really likes the garden you made for him), Thomas, Fabio (he still thinks he's fabulous) just to many to name (I drew quite a crowd). They where all there to say hello and welcome.
  Jordy (he's special here, don't know why) he said to tell you thanks for loving him and taking such good care of him. He's all better now, and has lots of friends. There's some here I don't know, Leo, Lucy, Binky, Cricket, Little Kat, Otto, Henry R. Peeps (He's very dignified, I like him) so many. They say they know me from watching the cam. with their human moms and dads.
  Everyone is happy and healthy, just waiting for all of us to be together again. In the mean time we will be here to greet all those that cross the bridge. They will not be alone, they will continue to be loved. Binkerbelle and Annabelle came across, they have settled in nicely. The ffrc kitty's are sharing adventure stories of their lives. Whether they were inside or outside kitty's, they all agree. FFRC is the best place on earth to be a cat, loved by mama Jacci, all the volunteers, and peoples from all over the world (aka FFRC Nation).
  Paddy Cakes has crossed the bridge, we all met him there. Thought he would stay with you a while longer, but I guess he missed me. The Paddy boys are together again. We have our own wheels here. Cakes has already been using his, nappin and runnin. He can really get that thing moving pretty fast, I'm not to shabby myself (when I want to make the effort that is).
  Cakes and l hope you will still have our Paddy's pot o' gold fund raiser for St. Paddy's day. We know the peoples loved finding coins and putting them in our pot to help all the kitty's. Maybe you can find another Irish helper for the next one. Us Paddy boys will be here watching and tossing coins down when it's time. The donations in our memory will be the ones we sent the peoples.
  Paddy Cakes and I loved giving the peoples our special double Paddy wishes (when they could catch us together that is). Mama Jacci, If you would hold a picture of us together up to the cam. Paddy Cakes and I will bless it and make it our final official very special double Paddy wish for the peoples to have. Please show picture and say "Paddy Cakes & Paddy Purr do here by bless this picture as the last official double Paddy siting that is good for one double Paddy wish" (No rewinding and getting extra wishes allowed.) Thank you mama Jacci for helping with this, it is something we Paddy's really wanted to do for the peoples.
  Anyway, I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate all the love and caring you gave all of us. It's time for me to go, there's lots I need to show Cakes. Think Cakes and I will have a nap first though and some snackers. (Maybe we can sneak some of Bella's baby food, if she ain't lookin.)
  All my love and lots of purrs,
     Paddy Purr
(and all the kitty's)

BOXES will be tomorrow, Weds. at 3:00!  

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018

This will probably be our final spay/neuter numbers for 2018---1026.  I'm just beaming with this!  It's 26 over our big goal of 1,000!!  Many thanks to Diana C. D. from S. America who provided a very delicious cake in celebration of meeting our 1,000 goal!  Many thanks! We will have a new goal for 2019!

This 1026 breaks down to 582 females and 444 males. We had 914 surgeries for 2017--this broke down to 542 spays and 372 neuters.  We gained 112 for this year!

Yesterday was our FFRC surgery day.  It was a short day but still kept us hopping busy. 
Our girls that were spayed:   Skittles, Singita and Agnes
Our boys that were neutered:  Radar, Tyler, Huggins and Jacob

Their physicals were good.  Tyler though will be taking a road trip to the vet's this week for blood work.  Just want to make sure all is good.  Just being cautious.  You probably have heard of us talking about his juvenile cataracts.  This has been confirmed by Dr. Daracy. We just want to check his blood work to make sure all else is good. 

Lancelot was also checked by Dr. Darcy.  She too feels he does not have CH but is a kitten with a severe middle ear infection. These are hard to get 100% control of.  He was sedated, had both ears deeply flushed with saline and an antibiotic. He will be given an antibiotic medication to his ears twice daily for a couple weeks.  We are so hoping we can help this sweet boy.  OUr goal is for his ear (left) to heal completely and that he can walk with a straight head.  Lancelot is in the back Thumper's Room yet for a little bit. 

Dr. Darcy also checked Barin.  His heart murmur remains the same as before---4/5 out of 6.  

Many thanks to Gusti for providing drinks for our surgery day and to Joyce D for providing our lunch of pizza and bread sticks with dippings.  Those drinks and lunch sure are appreciated! 

We had BOXES on Friday.  Wow--I'm amazed--boxes are still coming!  We are so so grateful!
Barb E. from NC - 8 bright and beautiful Leggydews/Biggiedews. 12 homemade felt Cat Christmas Ornaments.

Kris M. - Purple long stick feather toy, large 2-in-one Kitty Cat Scratcher.  
JBond - 7 in one Instant Pot for flash sale.  5 pair of different animal socks, 6 pair of Christmas Earrings for the volunteers, 3 decorated, small Christmas stockings for a fun raiser

Justme (our wonderful mod) - from Studio M, 2 planters with different designs, and a rubberized Welcome Mat with a floral design for a Fun-Raiser

Julie and David (UK) - beautiful Christmas Card of St. Paul's Cathedral with 3 chicky $5.
Tom and Donna E (Ohio) - donation for FFRC
Retta and Ziggy (Mi) - Christmas Card
Mr. Whiskers - (Spikers best friend) - box tops, Purina One weight circles, and 2 chickie $5
Sue M. - sponsorship for Marilyn
RoseSF6 and Rich - donation for Giving Tuesday.
Rita and Eddie -  5 beautiful pop out Christmas Cards.

We have a few adoptions to get caught up on!
Sierra---she was adopted on 12/1. She went with her new dad who had been waiting for her to be ready to go to her new home! Whenever he would visit, she would take a nap in his arms.

Gidget--was adopted on  12/6.  She went into a home where she will join another cat. This family came with a glowing vet recommendation.  I've already seen pictures and she looks so very happy!

Boaz--was adopted 12/6.  He went into a home where there's another FFRC cat. Boaz knew what to do--he pulled his new mom and dad right into his cuteness by rubbing his head on them!

Cashew--was adopted on 12/7.  Cashew went to an awesome home. His new mama is off work for a whole month so she can spend lots of time with him!

Czar--this couple came in looking at a different kitten but Czar knew how to tell them that he was the one--he promptly took a nap while laying on their laps! What a smart boy!

We have more thanks to give! 
Michelle V from OH--donation to FFRC
Harm B from CA--donation to FFRC
Judith M from NH--donation to FFRC
Brenda R from VA--donation to FFRC
Eddie  & RIta from UK--Christmas donation to FFRC
Tracy L--donation to FFC
Hallie G--donation to FFRC

Monday is our next and last Quickie Flash Sale for 2018!  It starts at noon. There will be lots of awesome items that have been donated to FFC for Flash Sales, including more Christmas items!  Please join us! 

We have more adoptions coming up.  Right now, we have Radar scheduled to leave Monday late morning. And then Skittles will leave Monday around 4:00.  More adoptions too coming up, including Huggins and TIckles on Saturday--they will be adopted together!

And you may be saying......who is Huggins?  Well, this sweet boy arrived 12/7.  And he was neutered 12/8, yesterday. This kitten came in at only 3.12 but is about 6 months old.  His birthday is 6/21/18.  He arrived with fleas, very thin and extremely thirsty.  WIthin 2 hours, he drank 4 bowls of water.  He was found by someone who cared enough to make sure he was going to be taken care of--two ladies went together to assure he would be ok.  Many thanks to them for caring. He would be considered a Snowshoe. He is a mix (which we like!), has the long hair, most feet/toes are white and has that siamese-ie pattern.  Regardless, he's handsome, ever so sweet and deserves the name of Huggins. And as mentioned above, he is already on hold!

We also had BOXES on Weds.  YOU are so appreciated!
Sean G - Pania flakes 
J.Bond  - 2 package of socks , cave bed, Cat in stars t-shirt, rainbow kitty hat, 3 X-Mas Pins, electronic keyboard, 4 kitty pumpkin cups , 8 - 6 inch dessert plates , 

Karen B - 2 boxes of temptations, case of Fancy Feast 
Rhonda H - 4 boxes of Belvita snack bars. And a wonderful plaque--Friends are like snowflake  

Santa Paws - 30 cans of Wellness food 
Billy K - 6 large towels so pretty!
Jane B -  2 cases of 30 fancy feast 
Annoymous - 2 cases of Nine Lives 
Annoymous - (Blain Farms) - 8 Cases of 13oz canned food 
Mr & Mrs Medic - 2 Cases of Fancy Feast 

Dave & Stripey - 1 Bag of Party Mix, 3 pack of Mylar Balls, Donation for sponsorship for Magic, Walter, and Giovanna & Birthday Cards with a billion dollars all 3  
Kerswill - Hot Pads, Pot Holders, and Gift Bags, Several reading books, post card book

Eddie & Rita M - Lindt Chocolates for Jacci. For a Flash Sale - Baby Blanket, Coffee Mug,  Place Mat and Towel Set, Lobster Pencil case, Pens and Pencils, Magnets, Notebooks, Perfect cat book, the cats on Hudson roof, 2 sets of cat coasters, Christmas ornaments, Plaques, lil house candle holder 

Plee--- Starbrite Horse Snacks, 3 boxes of broths 
Kris M - Pillow Top Lounger Bed 
Gail N/ Polar bear family  - Rabbit freeze dried treats 

Roger & Trudy S - Xmas card and donation
Diana A - Xmas card and 6 $5 chickie money
Sakura - Card and 2 $5 chickie money for Giovanna and Bruno 
Elaine & Allen - Xmas card 
Florence L - Xmas Card and $5 chickie money, and paw points 
Carolyn C/CJcat - Xmas card 
Bill & Linda H - Card and Donation 
Jeanne S - Donation for Feliz Navidad Fund 
Ted/Chiefted - Xmas Card 
Linda & Tom C - Card and donation 
Dennis G - Xmas Card
Mary OD- Card and Donation in the name of Marti for her birthday 
Clark / Jessie and the rest of the Gang - Birthday Cards with $5 Chickie money for Magic, Walter walter walter and Giovanna 
Tracy ( volunteer ) - Donation 
Napoleon friend - Lots of Chief Tapes 

Monique and her babies are doing super!  They are so round!  They still stick very close to mama but it won't be long until they start wandering about.  Their eyes are so bright and shiny! 

The Persian babies continue to eat well by themselves although they latch onto SIngita  now and then still.  They  love their mama! We are hoping these kittens will be ready for the next FFRC January surgery date so they can get to their new homes! 

All is good here. Kittens are ornery. The cats are ornery! Sometimes they are just blurs as they run by us! Have a wonderful Sunday. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

1,000 spays and neuters!!!  This was our goal for 2018 and we reached it! I am absolutely thrilled!

Yesterday was our HumaneOhio spay/neuter day. We sent up 43 cats which broke down to 15 males and 28 females. Plus we sent 1 female dog.
On 12/4, our total was 970.
We had 5 vouchers to add:  975.
Add on 12/4's 44: 1019!!!!!!!!!!

Plus, we have another surgery for FFRC here on Saturday! Bring on those spay/neuters--we want more!  Hoping we can up this amount even more for 2019.  Just an FYI--the majority of these surgeries are from our Defiance community. But it also includes Paulding and a few surrounding counties.

I had another "walk-about" yesterday and checked out our sheds and shelves and storage areas. Couldn't help but smile and smile.  What a huge sense of relief to have our supplies restocked! 💚

We have some thank yous to get caught up with!
Jakesmeowmy--donation to FFRC
Kris M--donation in honor of Derecho, along with a kiss!
Donavon S--donation for Victor, Jackson II and all their friends
Gusti--donation for Giovanna's birthday and in honor of Kiara
Shannan W--donation to FFRC
Jobo--Merry Christmas donation to FFRC
David, Christine and their kitties--donation to FFRC for the care of kitties/cats
Lorene B--donation to FFRC
Megan, our volunteer--donation of mailing boxes for our flash sale!
Moe S (Beth's friend) from IL--donation to FFRC
Yvonne vdk--donation to use wherever needed

A special thanks to Joey3100 for the regifting of the organ and bench back to FFRC.  This was then purchased by a church for the kids to use!

The Persian babies are growing.  And they are so cute with their fluffy fur when they run all around. They love their Grandpa Bruno.  They also nap with Lancelot.

And let me introduce Lancelot to you! He's a little black kitten born on 8/23/18.  He came here from another rescue at 14 weeks of age. Lancelot has an extreme head tilt--possibly from a polyp or middle ear infection.  He will be looked at by Dr. Darcy on Saturday.  He walks with a head tilt that causes him to go in circles. But....he can get where he wants, can play and find his way to the litterbox! A real sweetie! Right now he's in the back room with the Persians but he had a short visitation in the Main Area this morning.

We had a Quickie Flash Sale on Monday.  We made $1,265 at this sale. This amount will be applied to our need for another order of sedation and anesthetic meds (for our FFRC surgeries). I am so grateful for this help!  Packages from this Flash Sale are almost all sent out already!

A special BOXES today.  We will have BOXES at 3:00, followed by a special Paddy story and a story by IBKCFJJJ (can you guess who this is?!).  We also have another special presentation! Come join the fun.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

December 2, 2018 Kitty Christmas

I have cried a zillion tears in the last 24 hours--all tears of joy and gratitude though. Kitty Christmas was yesterday.  And it was an awesome day. Totally filled with joy and happy things! What an absolutely awesome day. It was very humbling--the gifts, the outpouring of love and generosity was overwhelming. And the support of our volunteers and the box-givers for the cat's Christmas was purely wonderful. 

Here's a bit of a breakdown:
Total number of "boxes" were 1,028--a whopping number.
This totaled 26,844 pounds of gifts for the cats.
FIrst paypal and first box arrived September 9--an early start!
110 bags of dry kitten food
95 bags of dry adult food
215 snacker containers  (the cats especially like this!)
498 canned cat food containers
111 canned kitten food containers
106 cases of baby food meat
357 bags of litter
We had over 45 volunteers here helping!
And lots and lots of other items from coffee & snacks for the vols, paper towels, toys, gift cards, cleaning supplies, dryer sheets, mop heads, plates, tuna, chicken baby wipes, etc and even toilet paper! 

We had some really awesome surprises, including 300 bags of litter delivered here for Kitty Christmas. Plus we received more bags above this amount!

We also received much needed medical supplies (paid in full!)--distemper vaccines, bordetella vaccines, Idexx leukemia/FIV/heartworm test kit box, Panacur wormer, a long-acting antibiotic. So wonderful to have these items and have them paid for already! 

I was presented with a paper scroll that showed our gigantic vet bill.  I was so engrossed in the amount of money that we owed,  I didn't at first see it was stamped PAID IN FULL!  What a tremendous gift that was and a huge worry off my shoulders. 

And then..........there was excess donations to that vet bill that we accumulated a credit at the vet's bill.  And by the time our generous FFRCNation pitched in some bump ups, we have now a credit of over $6,100!!!!!!! What a relief! 

Goss/Linda was the original person who thought up the idea of Kitty Christmas--many thanks! And then BIll and Angie rolled with it---

I've been asked about my "thank you" at the end of Kitty Christmas, so I'll just print it here:
"The first thing I’d like to do is to thank all of you who support Friends of Felines Rescue Center.  It may be thru donations, from prayers and good thoughts, joining us for our Fun-Raiser and Flash Sales or keeping track of the kitties and cats on the webcam.  There’s so many ways that you show us that you care about the cats, the volunteers---the work that we do here.

It’s awesome to know you have our backs for myself and the volunteers which then allows us to give quality care to the cats and kittens.  The donations, the love, the compassion that you give us is mind boggling.  The words thank you really is not enough. But…’s my promise………I will always give my best to this rescue center.  I love this FFRC with a passion and I want to honor you by doing my best.

The volunteers that we have…………aren’t they just the bestest of the best!!  Our volunteers are truly priceless. They give their time and talent and compassion – all with a whole heart. Volunteers show their big hearts, their unselfish caring and patience to FFRC.  Rescue work is not a glamor job. It’s hard, dirty, frustrating work at times. But………it’s a hundred times acceptable because this is what happens……….the Derechos show us how determined they are to be their own self, the Mr. Andersons show us that they get an A+ for their efforts, when the kittens climb our legs and look at us like we are their mamas (which we are!), when I hear the volunteers laughing and giggling about a funny situation, when the potty accidents happen and the cats give us that look of “I’m very very sorry”, when they fall asleep on us for a nap……….all of it……it’s rewarding and so fills us with joy.  It takes special people to be volunteers and we sure are blessed with our volunteers.

Brian, our Santa Claus.  You are awesome.  We all thank you for your generous heart.  You help make this Kitty Christmas be possible. When kindness was being given out, you were given a huge dose of it! You give and give and keep on smiling!

Angie and Bill—wow………I sure don’t know how to say enough thank yous.  You have given huge chunks of your time for FFRC. You have shopped at uncountable stores for Kitty Christmas.  You have given up your garage to hold all these wonderful donations! You give so much of yourselves to this Rescue Center.  And you have been here almost 20 years with me---our first volunteers! I am deeply grateful to you both.  And let’s just say for the record—I’m quite sure this is all Bill and Goss’s fault!

I’m wondering…….has anyone ever told you all out there in cam land how wonderful you all are?  Just in case you haven’t heard these words in a while, I want you to hear them now.  You deserve to know that……..It takes someone special like you all are to help this Rescue Center function as it does. It takes someone remarkable to let the volunteers know they are appreciated.  It takes someone who has a big heart and a caring soul to have the compassion that we feel from you. It takes someone who is living proof of how treasured a person can be.  And that someone is……our webcam friends who have made this Kitty Christmas a tremendous success.  You are exactly what AN Act of Kindness really means. We are grateful!

And Steve…….he’s my backer-upper, my hubby of 45 years!  He is so patient with me, let’s me rant and rave on those days that I need to, never tires of hearing me talk about the cats, let’s me cry when I have to, shares my joy of FFRC and is always available to help in so many ways. Sure do love him!"

Kitty Christmas was just the most special of days for FFRC.  For me to see the kind of support shown was very overwhelming.  Our shelves, cabinets, drawers, buildings are full with much needed items! You all are important to me and this Rescue Center. If I could, I'd jump into everyone's home and give a quick hug of thanks!  Please know that I am so very grateful. 

Tomorrow--fun quickie flash sale at NOON---LOTS of Christmas items!  We have so many people that are very talented and have donated handmade items for these sales! 

Have an awesome day!  I'm still basking in the greatness of yesterday! 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

This is a blog of big thanks! We had our fun-raiser yesterday and it sure was wonderful! First though, we had Boxes:
JBond - Christmas scarf, hat and bowtie for kitties (picture time!), FunRaiser: Amfocus Air Fryer 3.7 quart.
KathyWV - Box tops, Fun Raiser: Red, White, Cream, Gray & Black crocheted Afghan 5X6 made by her neighbor, Wheeled suitcase with matching tote bag
Diamond bead Peacock for Jacci, A Stunning Diamond bead photo of Paddy Cakes.. we all needed a tissue--it's a perfect picture.
Jody626 - Aqua Yoga mat
Kris - XLarge fluffy soft kitty bed
Leanne & her kindergarten class from Canada with a note - Kids decorated the box , Potty Bags, Book: Kitty Secrets, Lots n Lots of Candy a variety.. Kitty drawings by the students
Mr. Whiskers - For Spiker and Friends: 24 - 30oz Tubs Temptation Snackers He said that he will share!
CherylAnn L - WA 30 handmade mouse kitty toys, catnip infused, 2 Kitty Balls & Feather Balls, Garden stake 'Peace' for Alberts Garden, 12 Wash Cloths, Potty bags Fun Raiser/Flash Sale: Meowy Socks, Garden Plaque Look for Angels, 24 made by Cheryl Quilted Christmas Ornaments $20 each--soooo beautiful, 55x78 Gorgeous Kitty Quilt made by Cheryl
Marie with her Magnificent 7 Card with photos of her 7 Jabberwocky 14, Singer 5, Yoga 5, Ziva 13, Phoenix 14, Robbie 4 & Walter Payton 10
And then......our Fun-Raiser!
A-----4K Action Camera 5x28 $140 LJ
by JBond
B-----GeekCam 5x36 $180 BillieK
by Annie & Debbie
C-----Christmas Afghan 5x31 $155 Gill Ha
by Andrea
D----- Copper Kitty 5x 64 $320 Twikitty
by Littleonemine
E-----Brown Eyed Susan Afghan 5x40 $200 BillieK
by Janet M
F-----Putter Quilt 5x94 $470 Jill R
By Bagobear and donated by Deb11111
G-----Kuranda 6 Tier 5x85 $425 PatCat
by FFRC Kitties
H----Insta Pot 5x113 $565 Justin La
by JBond
I-----Kitty Casa x2 5x68 $340 Ruth Dr & Twikitty
by Katie L
TTL 2795
Bump Ups--this came to a whopping $1235 which brought our GRAND TOTAL to $4,030. (Putter even called in with a bump up of $600!)
It takes a huge amount of people to make these Fun-Riasers all work and be successful. I am grateful for every link of these events.
And then, even some more thank yous!
Kim K--a Giving Tuesday donation to FFRC
BillieK--donation in memory of sweet Covie Muffin
Romeomom--donation to FFRC
Jody J--lots of very helpful "stuff"! She's visiting!
Upcoming Dates:
December 1, Saturday. I understand that something special is going on around 2:00 ish!!
December 3, Monday. Quickie flash sale--afghans & Christmas items
December 4, Tuesday. HumaneOhio
December 8, Saturday. FFRC surgery
December 10, Monday. Our last Quickie flash sale
See......basically a blog of thanks! We are a thankful bunch here!