Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday, Aparil 18

We just must like dirt here!  That's all I can think of. We are again digging up the yard.  We've been having serious draining problems in Kitty Kastle. So, another big digging project with the backhoe. We've had to dig about 75 feet for a new sewer line to go from the one that was dug last year to Kitty Kastle. This will solve the problem but we'll have dirt piles above ground again for awhile. While Russ is here, we're also having him put in a drainage tile right over the fence, in the farmyard. We seem to have a pond that is growing there. This water is not draining (from the rain and snow), so drain tiles are needed. 

Lorenzo has been playing with a milk ring for over 2 hours! Such fun! This is also Pania's favorite toy too. Boxes, milk rings and dust bunnies--these make such good toys! The 3 black/white kittens and the 5 Dora Explorer kittens are now eating 100% from the dish! Kris is still tending to them. The babies of Jemima started eating a bit yesterday from the plate!

We had BOXES last night. Big thanks to you all!
Pat the volunteer--blue/white Cat on a Fence scarf and a Teal and Cream kitty pad
Jan from HI--card with a note. 2 magnets--aloha license plate and Hula girl clip. Human snackers--macadamia varieties of all kinds. Already tried and given the YUM grade A+.
Cleopatra Sasha & family --Easter card with note, large white bath towel, 6 sponges, Dawn soap, kitty snackers, kitty wipes
Sandra A/Tazman--note with donation, hand towel and 2 bath towels.  For the Catathon--2 Charles Wysoki puzzles and lots of family games--dominoes, Uno, Angry Birds cards, Monopoly with cat/dog pices, Hello Kitty Creativity Set, Wonder Loom, Sand Art Kit, Bead Pets Kit, Paracod Bracelet Kit
Anonymous Friend--For the FFRC--4 bath towels, 4 hand towels, 8 pillow cases, 3 ugs, 2-10 pks AA batteries, Variety of markers, Blankies for Janie & Camvie, 6 kitty blankets.  For the Catathon--Mickey theme--shower curtain, curtain rings, rug, soap/lotion dispenser, soap dish, cup holder, bath towel, hand towel, 6 face cloths, flash drive.  For the kids basket--washable sidewalk chalk
Hannah, our special friend from Indiana with her mom Jennifer--a note, basket made by Hannah using her adapted scissors to cut strips of paper and put them on a balloon.  The theme is Dora the Explorer with 4 bags of cat snackers for the kitties Easter.  An Easter card with rainbows and stickers. For the volunteers--bag of Reeses and bag of variety of candy, Easter "boing" decorations, bag of kitten dry food, 8 jars baby food, 3 cans of tuna and 3 cans of chicken.

We are taking on another CH cat. This sweetie, named Oriah, has been a resident and much loved cat in Wisconsin. She arrived when she was 6 weeks old and is now 7 years old. This is their mascot cat and so treasured. The rescue center that has her is closing due to the health of the owner. We received the official go ahead for her today so transport will be arranged. Welcome to Oriah!

Thomas had another seizure this morning. It was fairly short but a full seizure. I'm so thankful that we have his meds here that we can give him to help stop the seizures. He'll now spend some time pacing then he probably will take a nice long nap. Poor buddy--I so don't like him having to go thru this. It's been 10 days since his last one. He hasn't missed a single dose of his morning and evening meds. He'll be ok. Sure love this boy. 

We had another adoption yesterday! Our sweet Dodger went to a new home! His new mama has already sent an email and it sounds like all is fine. Apparently he found it interesting to listen to the train whistles and traffic noises! He's a great cat. So glad he found a home!

Myth: I want my children to experience the miracle of birth.
Fact: The miracle of birth is quickly overshadowed by the thousands of animals euthanized in animal shelters in communities all across the country. Teach children that all life is precious, by spaying and neutering your pets. 

We took in a new cat yesterday. Her name is Thursday. She was found by our volunteer Jenni.  She's a skinny girl--so we'll help her gain that FFRC belly! She's had her bath, vaccines, etc and is so happy! Loves her cushie bed! She's about 1 1/2 year old and is a tiger/torti. She LOVES people.  Thursday also has a slight URI but we can help her with that. Welcome to Thursday! 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday, April 17

People who have never had pets or who don't really pay attention to them, have no idea how deep their personalities are. It's quite amazing to sit back and observe the interaction between the cats and the cats with humans. They don't have to verbally talk to help us understand their wants. A chirp--come pet me. A slow blink--here comes a kiss! Whiskers forward/tail up--I really like you. Ears back, little crouch--oops, you're scaring me.  Tap, tap on the arm--sure would like a pet or a snack.  There's all kinds of body language that is fun to learn!

I've had a few people asking about Wriggly and his hearing. I've done several hearing checks on him. You have to be careful doing this so it's for sure all hearing and not sight stimulated. Everything I've done sure does indicate that he does not hear. He's so cute--then when he's touched, he gets so excited! He's a special boy. 

We had BOXES last night. I am always very grateful for your support.
Menami from Japan--Kitty sticker, drawings of Paddy Purr & Paddy Cakes, an oragami Paddy, Japanese kitty book, 4 dress up collars for kitties, Kitty Captain's hat with collar and tie! Bonito flakes and people snackers--bag of crackers, chocolate chip cookies, strawberry jam cookies and other goodies that will be fun to try. Thanks so much! It's fun to explore other foods!
Zoolove/Pam T--case of Fancy Feast classic
Anonymous Friend--4 cases Fancy Feast and 2 cases Fancy Feast adult
Anonymous Friend--case of Friskies, 2 cases Fancy Feast kitten, 4 cases Friskies Tuna and Beef & Liver
Hencass, for Catathon--Lots of Troyers Country Market food items! This will be another terrific basket! Lots of items including, Bean & Ham soup, blackberry syrup, Apple, cherry, blackberry pie fillings, pickled baby beets, pasta sauce, veggie soup, salsa, banana pepper rings, BBQ sauce, corn relish, noodles, candy fruit slices, buttermilk pancake mix, soup mix, potato soup.  A great basket coming up!
Susie from WV--card & store payment
Mona/MDW20--Easter card with 3-D kitty bookmarker, note
Jean M from FL--store payment
Carole & Jack B from WI--nice letter and a donation
Sandra T from TOledo--donation
Joy D from NY--store payment
From Tenzyn's mom--case of food and paper plates (day visitor)
Eric, Carrie & Jimmy--day visitor--Sheba for Magenta & friends, juice drinks, poptabs, wipe on pens, Multi-Tool Wallet Set (for Catathon), baby food, small lates, doggie treats, quart plastic bags
Halos Mom & Dad--a PayPal donation for FFRC to use where needed 
Henry R Peeps and Oh My Guinness--sent Birthday cards to their friends--Coz, Merri, Joyful, Mew, Pania, Kerry Kat.  Each also received $5!  This will go toward a hamburger/turkey treat for all of them! They are all so excited!

JustMe treated us to a pizza lunch yesterday.The real reason, you ask?  It was so Jemima could have her pizza crust that she loves! Thanks JustMe! We all appreciated this. 

We have names! The black/black/white kittens have names! The black & white male is Mathew Scott. The little black female is Genevieve. The bigger black female is Josephine. These 3 kittens have now joined the Dora Explorer's group--makes for one big happy family of 8. The sweetest thing--they love to snug up to Thomas. He'll lick them then go back to sleep to help keep them content. Derecho also lets the kittens snuggle in. 

The babies of Jemima's are growing. Yesterday they left their bed and was walking about in their pen. They'd wiggle and pounce and explore! Their fur is growing too--I do believe a few of them will be long hairs.

Tinker is here beside me spinning in circles. He's trying so hard to catch his tail. Jersey is sitting nearby watching him--probably trying to figure out what that young whippersnapper is doing! 

Success! Yes, Fondant had a successful surgery on Tuesday. They did indeed find that MIA ovary, but not the tube as it simply is not there. Now, things should settle down for her and she'll feel much better. I'm so glad this is over for her. She and Weeja will be adopted tomorrow. Fondant came up on my desk with that look of "feed me".  She ate a nice plate of chicken!

We had an adoption yesterday. Dodger went to a wonderful home. The young lady who adopted him has had her eye on him for a couple months. She's been waiting for her move to be completed. She is now in a house and came--Dodger was still here and made himself known to her! He's a special boy!

We had a great outside work day yesterday. Many thanks to Kris, Diane, Anthony, Steve and Jimmy for helping. We pulled out all the rocks, cleaned up the rock beds and put some fresh stones on top before we replaced the rocks. This was done to all the rock beds (remember I can't grow flowers, so I "grow" rocks!). Then we removed all the markers and statues in Albert's Garden and laid down many bags of fresh mulch. Then we replaced everything--it looks so nice. Next we hope to start painting the FFRC sheds. They all need a coat of paint. 

A MYTH about spaying & neutering:
Myth: It's better to have one litter before spaying a female pet.
Fact:  Medical evidence indicates just the opposite. In fact, evidence shows that females spayed before their first heat are typically healthier. Many veterinarians now sterilize cats as and dogs as young as 8 weeks of age. 


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday, April15

We had BOXES last night--ever so grateful to you!
Zoolove/Pam--2 cases Fancy Feast
Nona--2 boxes of 2 inch packing scotch tape and 10 cases of baby food!
Shomor/PatriciaM from IL--a really cool sock Kitty and Horse (for catathon or day sales)
Helman/Helen--2000 poly mailing bags, bag of Wellness Kitten, box of black Sharpies and box of 2 inch packing tape
svcathy/Cathy D--for Steve: 2 bags PB pretzels, 2 bags chocolate covered potato chips, 2 bottles of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. For Volunteers & Staff--2 coyboy dark chocolate almonds, 4 bags chocolate covered potatoe chips, 3 gummie bunnies, 3 caramel bites, 2 bags of Movie popcorn, 2 mini PB cups, 4 bags of trek mix--all Trader Jo's things---yuuuuum!
Lovebugs/Pam T--12 bags of cat snackers, 12 big cans salmon, bag of Purina One Indoor
Tigercat54/Great Aunt Julie--for the volunteers--crystal lite individuals and 3 boxes of assorted teas (can be poured into water bottles)
Gusti, drawn by Wanda using Nikkaross' photos--for the Catathon--drawing of Coralie, Joline & Joyful.  This portrait is absolutely stunning--will be a welcome addition for the Catathon. Thank you!

Today is Kerri Kat's birthday. She is our only long hair black cat. She arrived here originally 2/21/09 and was adopted 3/11/09. Unfortunately she was returned 12/21/13 thru no fault of her own. She's still looking for her new forever home.

Camvie---plain and simple--she loves the dogs. She has for a long time scooted into their room as they go in and out. Now though, she follows them clear thru to the back door where the dogs go out into their fenced in area. She absolutely loves them! The dogs have been discussing adopting her, but I told them if they could fill out an adoption form then they could adopt her. They've been practicing with the pen but I don't think it's going to happen! 

The Covies are back to their wonderful spring/summer/fall Cat's Cove. Lots of smiling and happiness there! We did it a bit differently this year. After putting the final touches on the cleaning Sunday morning, we went back and opened the door to Kitty City to let them cruise about. Late afternoon, instead of calling them back to the Kitty City, Connie called them to the Cove. In they went--one after another! They love their Cove! We now have everything that is in the Cat's Cove all resin material or washable material. We've ordered a cleaning/disinfectant spraying wand. We can then once a week simply spray the Cove down--top to bottom! Will help us keep this area sparkly clean! 

It snowed.  That's right--it snowed and has covered the grass--maybe 2 inches, although Elizabeth says its more like 17 inches! The sun is shining and it will soon be melted. That's good. Steve and I are going to get the new mulch for Albert's Garden and the fresh pebble stone for all the rock areas. We are all so ready for spring to be here.

Bear, our sweet little boy is on hold. I'm so happy for him--he will be going with Ellen and Pat. What a wonderful home he will have!

We made snow today! Yep, from the snowmaking can that we received last week. It really does look like snow. But then we brought in a couple handfuls of snow from outside and had a mini-snow ball fight. 

Take care, everyone and have a joyous day. Enjoy your family, friends and your pets. They are precious. 


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday, April 13

Surgeries went just fine yesterday. Although two of our little boys tried to pull a fast one on us. Liberti and Rocky Top were angels! Then comes Tinker and Merle--they were tricksters. Between them, they were hiding deep and hard, 3 out of 4 tic tacs. But Dr. Darcy won the battle and we can now say all 4 kittens are completely spayed/neutered. Whew--what a job. We also neutered two male cats that belong to 2 of our volunteers. We had Coralie all prepped for her spay when we were able to see a definite surgical scar. Using the clippers to shave completely and wetting the skin, a very visible scar was there. So, she's a happy camper--no more surgeries!

Dr. Darcy also did many physicals. These cats were: Treesa, Canton, Weeja, Camvie, Felicity, Florida, Merri, Solee, Cozarelii, Asha, Derecho, Walter, Zelda and Emma Jo. Nothing out of the ordinary on any of these, other than a few teeth chips of the CH cats. A new coarse of action is on for Camvie. My biggest worry was that Camvie may be still contagious which caused worry due to the kittens that will be soon coming into the Main Area. Dr. Darcy assured me she is no longer contagious! She also commented that our whole health status seems very healthy--always nice to hear that. 

Pania had a birthday yesterday! She was born 4/12/12, so she is now 2 years old. She had numerous treats of her favorite snacker--the Baby cat kibbles. She'll come running when she hears the crinkle of the bag! Happy Birthday to our girl.

We had BOXES last night. Wow--so much to be thankful for.
Betz--donation for can cat food --will be getting very soon!
Yankeechick/Terese from NJ--a note and a beautiful mobile with heart and paw prints--love it!
Brenda C--for the Catathon--Olympus BG160 Digital Camera with SD card and a watch with interchangeable bands.  Both these items will go into the 9-West tote for Catathon!
Anonymous Friend--Two kitty rocks for FFRC. Lots and lots of "good stuff" for the Catathon--books for the kids basket, Hello Kitty items, Marie Kitty Bank, 2 cat shirts, kitty puzzle, make up brushes, kitty key cover, sidewalk chalk, Rainbow lotion and Rusk Calming Shampoo. These will go in various baskets.  For the Kiten Basket--kitty apron, 2 purple pokie dot oven mitts, BBQ tools, ice cram spoons and matching scoop, jar opener, kitty sugar & creamer with matching sale/pepper, jar of peach pecan butter & Raspberry Peach Chipotle Glaze.  For the Mickey Mouse basket--band aids, 3 totes, mug, tshirt, note cards, stickers, play pad, Jim Shore original Mickey statue.  Big big thanks!
SonJamac from Canada--3 cases Fancy Feast Kitten
ElectraPA with Conner, Tommy & Alistair--10 memory foam rugs in bright pink, purple and lime green
Neuromom/Sherry and Dave W from NY--for the Catathon--8 lighthouse plates with stands. These are an awesome collection.
Oilsandsgirl/Sheila from Canada--For Catathon or where needed--2 very cool kitty fans
Guccismom/Chantel L from Canada--Easter Kitty card with note & picture of Gucci kitty--Canada snackers! Moose droppings, beaver droppings and maple kisses!
Aunty Fi--For Catathon rainbow basket--ID tag LOVE in rainbow colors
Judy & Phil L--note with stamps
Joy & Don D from NY---kitty card with note and donation
Jean T from AR with kitties Marie & Leah--kitty card with note and donation
Bencat2012--kitty card with coupons
Vicki R from Defiance--card with a note and donation
Madge B from IN--card with donation
Robert & Denise W from PA--card with note and donation
Janet R from Defiance--lion card with note and donation
Glynnette M from CA--Iris card with note & donation
Eugenia S from Russia--donation thru PayPal
Jamie M from PA--donation in memory of Gizmo--her friend Julie's beloved friend

We took in 3 new kittens yesterday. They are 3 little ones that we've been working with Menard's here in Defiance. They are now 4 weeks old. Mama cat is feral--they have a trap set to try and catch her so we can get her spayed. These 3 little ones are: 2 black female, 1 black/white male.  The male is called Mathew Scott. The other two will have names very soon. Yesterday, they joined the Dora Explorer's litter. So cute to see them all sleep together. All of them are about the same pace for eating--1/2 plate and 1/2 syringe. Wolfpatch/Dave has become their Uncle Wolf. 

The Cat's Cove is sparkly clean and almost ready for the Big Move of the Covies. We have been working at getting all furniture in the Cove to be very washable. We can then spray everything down once a week and keep it really squeaky clean. Today the Covies will have the whole day to cruise about the farm yard. Hopefully to bring them back in, we can call them to the Cove.  Still have a couple of things to do first though. Happy day for them! 

Just an FYI--the new goat, Pickles, is doing great. She and Butter are now good friends. The farmyard animals are so glad for this beautiful weather and warmer temps. CHickens are laying, geese are dropping eggs galore, horses are shedding out as are the goats too. The donkey looks great. The guineas have resumed their crazy run-around while squawking so loudly. Peacocks are displaying their beautiful feathers. All is well on the farmyard. 

I almost forgot--Mayor Anony asked me to pass this on--he's on a mission with Putter. He says, "Prevent a litter, fix your critter!  Be a responsible pet owner--the choice is yours." And I would like to say--even spaying/neutering just ONE cat is huge.  It can make a BIG difference in the lives of cats. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday, April 11

The Dora Explorer's ate two fairly good meals already today from their plate. They certainly love people! Farrah has been a bit insecure lately--been wanting to ride around on shoulders.  She does that every once in a while. And then purrs and purrs.  

Coralie discovered Tonio's Den yesterday. She spent a good part of the day there yesterday. Each time I checked on her, she would be all stretched out. If I had a nickel for every time that THomas and Walter and Joline goes in and out of the door going into the Welcome Room Office, I'd be rich! They have a constant "need" to investigate whatever is on the other side of the door! We of course, oblige them.

We had BOXES last night. I am so grateful for your help.
Pat, our volunteer--an afghan--blues and white Cat on a Fence. It's beautiful!
June/painteddaisy--doggie snackers, post it notes, roll of labels, Catstock PEace stickers!
Dutchy/Tanya from Canada--yeah--medical supplies--3 ml syringes!
Nona--case of KMR and a a container of KMR powder
Ted E--battery back-up for Computer and Cam--many thanks!
Betz--for the Catathon--3 bottles of soap/lotion from Bath & Body Works for one of the "relaxing" baskets
Susan345--6 large containers of Gerber Rice Cereal
Eaglespirit2011 from WI--a cool pink fur rug, gerber cereal, Iams Dry kitten, a blue poof pillow for the Cat's Corner Room, Fancy Feast kitten (2 cases), baby food, Whiskas packets, an Appetizer for Joyful's birthday, purple postits for the purple office and cat snackers
Anonymous Friend--wet and dry cat food, 5 cases of Appetizers and dry cat food bag
Aunty Fi ( kitty Lily, from UK--rainbow light projector and a rainbow tea light set (rainbow glows) for the Catathon Rainbow basket
Kathie3103--self groomer for Bella, Coralie and Seymour
Tana--day visitor--6 inch paper plates
Domingo F--donation thru PayPal for FFRC

Dave/wolfpatch is our visitor this week. Indy, before he left, showed Dave how to care for the Dora Explorers. Dave also sent COOKIES!  We opened them last night--lots and lots of good cookies, chocolate, chocolate chips and almond crescent. Big Yum!  Also 3 big bathmat rugs--very soft.

Jemima has been out cruising a bit each day. She's doing real well with mixing with the other cats. She's doing a good job being a mama to her sweeties. 

Surgery is tomorrow. Dr. Darcy will be here early---about 7:30. We have 5 boys and 1 or 2 spays. So the schedule will be very light. The busy part of the morning will be the physicals that we need done. We have about 18 of them to do!  Busy day tomorrow.

Short blog, busy day. Forgive me if I don't get emails all answered today. Have a day that will take me away from the Rescue Center today. Have an awesome day. YOU are appreciated. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thursday, April 10

Coralie is awesome. She's on the move! This morning she went from Kitty Kabana to the Main Area and then down the hallway! I love to see her explore. I especially love when you talk to Coralie, she will look directly at you and do that wonderful slow blink. That's her kitty-kiss! This morning she let Wrigley nap right beside her.

Yesterday was Joyful's birthday. She is now 12. She had extra treats and the promise that I wouldn't clean her eyes for that day. She really liked that gift! She really enjoys the back Thumper's Room. Yesterday we opened the windows in this room and she so enjoyed watching and hearing the birds chirping.

Randy is doing better. He's eating good. His poor bum caused a problem. His severe road rash on his bottom caused much soreness and swelling. He's such a good sport though. What a really nice cat.

We have a new Palm Tree and the cats are thrilled. Jimmy was very clever. After putting it together, he added an extra support sisel pole to support the shelf. These cats and their jumping on the shelf many many times a day is what eventually did the old tree in. Our cats here are hard on things! This extra support should give the tree a long life.

We had BOXES last night. I am so very grateful.
Medic/Laura--case of Fancy Feast
LJ323--note of thanks to FFRC, kitty snackers, 2 cases Fancy Feast, Bounce dryer sheets, Fruit Gems (extra thanks!), Scotch Brite sponges. Also a couple funt hings--4 tiny orange traffic cones and caution tape for Coralie (to preserve her space!!) and also 2 cans of instant snow (because she heard our snow all finally melted!). She also sent things for the Catathon--dish mats/towels, timer, measuring cups, peeler can opener, tongsk slotted spoon, spatulas, ice cream scoop--things for the kitchen basket!
Mayumi from Tokyo--2 boxes of TUlle, peanut butter candies. For the Catathon--a cute black kitty pursette (for the girls basket!)
Gillian from the UK--for the Catathon--4 pairs novelty socks!
Gerricross--case of Fancy Feast & a bag of Royal Canin Kitten
Ms. Beccas Corner from VA--5 yarn ball toys for the adoption bags
Tigercat54/Great Auntie Julie--K-cups, lids and sleeves
Arlene--for the Catathon--4 Yankee candles, CD of Backyard Birds, books (4 wonderful books) and a beautiful afghan that will be called The Afghan of Many Colors!  Her items will go towards the Inspiration basket, Bird basket and others!
SonJamac from T-dot Canada--smartie kat 3 fish flop crinkle toys, 2 Kong crinkle balls with feathers (Bear was quickly taking the toys off of the cardboard!)
Oilsandsgirl/Sheila from Canada--bag of Max cat dry and bag of Purina One Indoor dry, 24 large cans of tuna (extra thanks from the kitties!) and Pet Stages twinkle balls
Wanda, our wonderful portrait friend--donated for another portrait order
Gusti--a donation in honor of Joyful's Birthday and for Coralie's meds, in honor of her Father's birthday
Jakesmeowmy--donation to use wherever needed

We love that Precious Litter! There is a contest going on right now where, should we come in first place, we will receive coupons for free Precious Litter!  I'm all for that. Here is the link---facebook.com/PreciousCatLitters?v=app_448952861833126&rest=1
Check it out.  I cannot find how long the contest runs for. Apparently you're able to vote for more than 1 picture a day. We have a Derecho picture, submitted by Beth and another picture with 2 cats in it, submitted by Jo Ann. Feel free to vote for both!  Have fun with this and keep those kittypaws crossed that we win! 

Here's a date for you that you might be interested in. Our next Day Sale is 4/26, Saturday at 11:00.  Remember too, that all tshirts in the FFRC store is now $12, not $20. If it doesn't come up with the $12 cost, go directly thru PayPal and add your own amount! Our JoAnn Stories and Canton's Stories are now $15. The cookbook II is on sale for $18.  We're trying to push items to help us be ready for the Catathon! While we're talking dates, remember the Catathon is June 22 and the Catstock is September 6. We'd love to have you come for these events.

Here's the hotel numbers:  (all about 15 minutes from FFRC)
Comfort Inn   419-784-4900
Hampton Inn     419-784-1515
Holiday Day Express     419-784-0782
Super 8 Motel     419-782-8000
Defiance has a wonderful B & B that gives discounts to FFRC guests (and is only about 10 minutes from here)  Call Diana at 419-956-9981
Please, if interested in coming, make those reservations as last year it was hard to get a room. We'd love to have you.

The Dora's Explorers are doing good. Still beimg about 1/2 plate and 1/2 syringe feeders. They are starting to play more and more. Jemima is eating great now. Her babies' tummies are so so round! The 4 goldies are also doing great--getting to be very ornery!

Canton looks wonderful--her weight is good and she's such a happy girl. So is Treesa. I think they're both glad to be here. I just know they have a good home "out there", waiting for them. 

Our goal is to move the Covies back to Cat's Cove this weekend. First though, we have a lot of work to do to get ready for this. The Cove still needs water blasted and then dried out. The sun is shining right now but we're expecting rain this afternoon.  We're going to give it a try though to start on this huge job today. The Covies are chomping to get back to their spring/summer/fall home! 

Putter is again being quite vocal. He spent some time with me this morning on the couch, being petted. Then he said ---"Tell the viewers this---Please Neuter and Spay....because all the other answers are stupid." Now, believe me, I told him that stupid wasn't a nice word. But, he said if they don't Spay or Neuter, then that's the word to use. I always listen to Putter. 

"At times our own light goes out and it's rekindled by a spark from another person. Each one of us has cause to think deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."  Just wanted to let you all know that I appreciate each and everyone of you. The FFRCNation is strong and full of friendship. 



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tuesday, April 8

I enjoy checking in the chat several times a day. To see the friendships that are there is quite wonderful. I enjoy seeing the politeness that is used and the wanting to help others. The compassion, kindness and friendship shown means a lot to me. 

I also enjoy checking into the fb FFRC pages. It's nice to see a part of your lifes there. I think it's wonderful how we have come together to form such a friendship family. 

We had BOXES last night. I'm very grateful to you all.
Angelface52/Linda--1000 paper plates 6 inch, 2 reams of colored copy paper
Brenda C--for the Catathon, to add to the purse!  A Nook Reader from Barnes & Noble
Widdletigger/Elizabeth--1000 6 inch paper plates, case of PT for Tabitha and friends. Tabitha was smiling ear to ear!
Medic 101/Laura--case of Fancy Feast
Pat/Cathouze & Ellen/Furkitty from Defiance--Happy 3rd birthday to Coz--he received a card with a giftcard from Walmart! Case of Fancy Feast fish & shrimp, kitty snackers, Bag of cat toys and laser toy and 2 jars of babyfood which were promptly given to Coz and friends!
Jeannette B from TN and her Furhaven Kitties-fun -birthday card for Jacci--and a purple clip board, tape dispenser,stapler and scissors (love it!!), kitty garden flag and a roll of bubble wrap
Yaiza/Yaizamoon and Sonia/SoniaPaws and family--blankies, blankies, blankies!! Many blankies made for ALL of our resident cats, plus for the 2 dogs Camie and Janie (in memory of their service dog Tanya) and even 2 blankies for the Z's and some for the rest of the housecats!  Wow--so wonderful!  Also doggie snackers, kitty snackers, bag of Royal Canin Kitten, toys!!!!, 2 pks of plates 9 inch and 6 inch, 3 microfiber towels, a Russian handpainted china thimble with a kitty onit (it's beautiful), postie notes, pad of paper, bag of candy barns and a beautiful scarf with yellow mousies and cats on it!
Tigercat54/greataunt Julie from IA--bag of assorted K-cups, plastic spoons, 2 bags ofcups, lids and sleeves
Kelly R from CA--coupons, 2 wonderful soft cat carriers, multi color picture frame, ornament, iridescent mug and a white/gold mug, a travel mug from Starbucks, lamb bed with matching blankie (for Dora's Explorer's) and a Laurel Burch tote. Some of these items are for Catathon!
ChrisP218 from Canada--for the Catathon: cards and envelop0s all handmade by Chirs--for Birthdays, Christmas, Thank yous, Wedding and Misc.  So very pretty and made with such care!
Timothy M from FL--donation thru PayPal for a birthday gift for Cozarelii!
Faith M from MD--a donation, in honor of Alma's first solo walk! Alma's doing great.

Our friends, the Fun Flyers (BJinFTW, LKG, scSue, Viknik, ColoEagle, Moutain Bluebird, Morning Person, Autumnchild, AthenaOR and Elsedeb) donated for FFRC to purchase a memorial tree in memory of Paul. I so appreciate this. Not a day goes by that I don't think of Paul. It will be a White Oak tree--and it will grow mighty and big. 

All is fine here. Baby Explorer's are doing great--they are 1/2 on plate food and 1/2 syringe fed. The 4 golden kittens are growing and will be spayed/neutered this Saturday. Jemima and her babies are also doing good. More info later. 

Please remember to spay/neuter your pet. Be responsible. Do it now before that one single cat problem becomes 6 or more.