Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019

Sasekani and her babies are doing wonderful. Good appetite for both the mama and kitties. We are trading times of the two mamas to be on the floor with their kitties.  That way they each get exercise time each day.  They may not be laying with their babies all the time, but they are never very far away! Both Sasekani and Feather are wonderful mamas.

We have names for Sasekani's kittens: 
Inga--grey tiger female
Ruth Marie--brown tiger female
Lucette--black tiger female
Calvin--brown tiger male

We've heard from the owner of Aladdin. His new name is Oliver. She says he's pretty spoiled and they sure do love him! He's adjusted to his  new home very nicely.

We had an adoption on 2/16.  MacNeil went to his new home. He was long anticipated in being in this new home.  I'm betting he's having a really grand time.

We had BOXES yesterday! We are very grateful.

Nancy Sheridan

Mon, Feb 18, 3:09 PM (15 hours ago)
to meMJ
Patty PK  (cousin of Jacci)  2 - 5 packs of Chlorox wipes, 2 Large boxes of Belvita;  Aussie Bites (granola-like snack), 1-30pk.of Hershey Candy Bars.

Carrie and Ken M. and their 5 fur babies (Wisc)   3-bags Temptations, 1-bag of Beggin Strips for Janie, 2-pks of Delectables;  2 bottles of Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner, 100-13 gal. Glad trash bags, 3 kitty toys (mice),  2-16 pks of AAA and AA batteries, Zebra Popcorn, Ghirardelli Strawberry Bark, Lava Cake Kisses and a wonderful Stanley 65-piece Tool set, Cordless Screwdriver to be used for inside the Rescue Center!

Janna (JBond)   3 kitty books, Peacock Mat, 2-pks of catnip, Star Wars games for catathon basket, 3-silk scarves; 1-Hello Kitty, 1-Cat Faces, 1-Siam., 3 cat necklaces (rainbow like), Reese's snack bites, Peanut Butter Cups,      York Peppermint Patties, Valentine card with pop up roses, Kitty T-shirt,  Butterfly Stickers, Kitty Bracelets, Kitty Key Rings, 3 HUGE boxes of Valentine Chocolates, 4-tubs of Lysol wipes, 3-tubs of Chlorox wipes, 600 styrafoam plates.  

Josette M. (Burgundy) - (France)    Items of beautiful handwork for an FFRC sale, and for a basket for Catathon.   glasses cover, I pad cover, 2 bags, 4 bookmarks, 1 sling handbag, 2 cosmetic bags, 2 handbags with key      holder, 1 20th Anniversary handbag, 1 large shopping bag.

Sandra S. (Iowa)  5   Hand knit kitty blankies "Catnappers"  with her /trade button.
Anonymous - 12 large tubs of Lysol Wipes.
Tearsfromadream     2-12pk 9 Lives Pate

Anonymous    8 boxes of little soups, 2-bags of True Chews for Janie, Alpo bones, 3-pks of Broths, 9-pks Squeeze Ups, 4 cases of Purely Filets 2 salmon, 2 chicken.

Kris M.   family sized kitty bed with memory foam. 
Paul L.  96 large rolls of paper towels.
Anonymous - (Sams Club) 9 gallons Bleach
Anonymous - (Amazon)  6 gallons Bleach
Anonymous --4 gallons of vinegar.

Joy and Don D. &  5 kitties   -  donation
Michelle/Mary - Valentine card, donation and coupons.
Tom and Cindy K. -  donation in honor of their very own FFRC friend.
Michael Mar - donation in memory of Mary Anne Frederick
Marilyn and Terry D. = Chickie $5
Jean S. (Wisc) - donation
Hankie Grapevine - Flowers for butterfly room
Kelly A. and family - donation in memory of Mary Anne Frederick.
Patricia H. (Il.)  - Valentine Card and donation

We also have more thanks to give!  Our "thank yous" are sincerely given.
Anne L--donation in memory of Jones
Deborah S--donation for FFRC
Jones Shoop--donation for FFRC
David R--donation for the cats!
Plee--donation to sponsor a spay for Beat The Heat program 
Nona--donation to sponsor 2 spays for Beat The Heat program
Tessa T--donation to sponsor 2 spays for Beat THe Heat program

Yesterday was our HumaneOhio spay/neuter day. It was wonderful, as we sent up 42 cats and kittens! This broke down to 19 males and 23 females. Almost 100% of the females were in heat. It's so important to get these females spayed now--spring is right around the corner. 

Our total now for 2019 is 169.  This breaks down to 97 females and 72 males. We had a Voucher turned in at HumaneOhio for a male cat in Feb. 

We've received a beautiful picture of Barnabus that was adopted.  He's in his favorite spot--in his cushie bed. And he looks so very happy and relaxed!  Barnabus has come a long long way!

ONLY 9 MORE DAYS LEFT to purchase your quarter zip sweatshirts and/or long sleeve shirts from Custom Ink.  This is a fund-raiser for FFRC's 20th anniversary. Plus, you'll look fantastic in these shirts as they are of great quality! Please help us with this fund-raiser.  You can pick from many different colors too! We've sold 75 shirts so far, with a goal of 100 (or more!). 

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I'd also love to share the FFRC 20th Anniversary Thermometer.  The 20th Anniversary Committee has created this thermometer to track the donation progress.  Listed on the blue ribbons are some of the different projects we would love to complete in 2019. The projected costs of these are highlighted in purple on the left side of the thermometer and the red indicates the current donations.  Thank you to all who have helped with the demolition and redecorating the remodeled area, donated towards the remodel project, purchased shirts or have helped in any other way. Can't wait to see an all red thermometer!  Thanks ever so much!

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019

The LaChat sisters popped in for a few minutes the other evening.  They wanted to check in and remind us that they would be back for the next Fun-Raiser.  Like last year, they are donating 12 beautiful portraits they had in their gallery.....and of the FFRC's very own artwork!  Our FFRC cats are truly amazing! The Fun-Raiser starts Feb. 24th and ends at 9 am Feb. 27th.  BOXES will be the 27th at 3:00, followed by the portraits done by the FFRC cats! You will be given a chance to put your tickets on any of the portraits that you would like. And........happy news........very soon you will be able to see these wonderful pictures! The cats chosen for this are just busting with pride! 

I would like to give my big thanks to you for these donations--
Michelle & Mary--donation in memory of Jones
Lynne W--donation to FFRC
James R--donation to FFRC
Pamela C--donation to FFRC
Lu-Little and Benny--donation in memory of Jones
Judy & Phil L--donation to FFRC
Brenda R--donation to FFRC

We've heard from Nicole who is Kubu's new mama.  "He is adjusting and is an absolute blast to have at home.  He's perfect!!"  So glad to hear this......he's a wonderful boy! 

We have a new mama and her 4 kittens.  And she is so beautiful.  She came from a home where the little doggie was really bothering the mama and kitties. She's a young mama --a tawny brown tiger with a tinge of tortiness.  Her name is Sasekani--pronounced sass-ah-connie.  And the name does indeed mean beautiful! This is a Name a Cat name.  The babies are 13 days old with a birthday of 2/2/19. Babies are all round and healthy! 
1--gray tiger, female 
2--brown tiger, female
3--black tiger, female
4--brown tiger, male      

We had BOXES on Weds.  Big big thanks!  These are the things that help us stay afloat!
JBond -- Cat Baseball Hat, Dress with a cat design  

CJ500 / Carla -- bag of Hand Made Cat Toys , 22 FFRC Crate Pads, 20 Ruffle Scarfs

Jody J -- 4 Louisville Slugger Mini Bats!

Kizzimom -- Books , Purrder She Wrote Book, , Where's Ramsey Custom Story scrap Book, Blank scrap book, horse scrap book   So much work and so beautiful!

YvonneVDK - large bag of Purina One , box of Purrfectly Chicken, heart shape Reeses Cups

SandyTears -- 2 pairs of Flip Flops, 2 pairs of socks, animal rescue site bracelet, hat. Animal Scarf, Kitty Face Bracelet

Pat L -- 2 boxes of delightable Stews Packs
From The Cats -- Bag of Reeses cups, 3 kitty T-Shirts, 😸
Mr & Mrs Medic - 2 cases of Fancy Feast 
NH Furry -- Star Wars lunch box for Catathon 

Fred,Gail & BooBoo - case of Fancy Feast, 4 packs of Squeeze UPs, 3 containers of Lysol wipes
Stripey and Dave -- fridge magnet, Self Warming bed 

Flymom - 1 Case of Baby Food, Container of Party Mix Snacks, Box of Cheese Its, Bag of Milo Dog Treats, Case of Belvita Snacks, 

Paul L -- 2 boxes of 30 Gal. husky Garbage Bags 2 boxes of 13 Gal Garbage Bags
Cliff / Robotman -- 54 Laser Lights for adoption bags

Melissa L/NY - Card and Donation
Tracy and Mark G - Donation in memory of Mary Ann Fredrick 
Patricia H / IL & FFRC kitty's Card and 2 Books of Stamps
Kristi M / MN -- Card , Donation in honor of Lucie 
FFRC Meowy Kitty's - Anniversary Card for the 20th!
Sherry & Dave / NY -- Card and 2 Chickie $5 
Linda, Lynn / NV -- Card And 2 Chickie $5
Dave H /Pa -- Card and 5 kitty sponsorship
Phylis B/kittiesmom, Emmie,Bailey -- Card and $5 chickie
Kris M -- Valentine Card for Derecho , Donation 
Clark, Jessie and the Rest of the Gang -- Birthday card for Jimmy James , $5 chickie
Marie M / M&M - Card and Donation
Suzanne and John C / Fl -- Card and Donation
Ray P /hankeygrapevine  / Ca -- Card , Stamps for Donna 
Kris M -- Valentine cards and Donations for Cutie, Spiker, Grace O'Malley, Eddie White, Mitz, Nyota, Marilyn 

Buck was here yesterday and finished some jobs we had for him. This time he put drawer handles on for us, fixed the hangers that we use for the yoga mats to dry, put in another cat door (for the Stuff Room, just in case a cat gets stuck in there--they can get out but not in!).  He also put in the new catwalks for Paddy's Place and Kittie Campus.  They are rather expensive...boards are PVC and will always look new! The wear and tear in the future will not mar them at all. The cats already love these catwalks!

There are 32 days until spring! It's already showing signs--stores have bulbs and garden equipment. But more importantly--the animals know it too!  The chickens are laying more eggs. The male peacocks are fully feathered. The guineas are singing their spring songs. The raccoons were out scavenging. We're all anxiously awaiting spring!

Puddy is out and about and really enjoying herself. She loves to play. She was chasing something on the walls today (that only Puddy could see!). And she loves to be petted.  Addy is now up 100% in the Main Area.  She likes the Purple Office and so loves a head rub. Spiker is here on my desk--his feet look good.  Hensley is in my lap, sound asleep. 

Lancelot and MacNeil are good friends--they can really rough-house but all in fun.  Lancelot is so good to the 6 black kittens. And have you noticed Lancelot's head--it's almost perfectly normal! Nikka, our feral cat in the Cove, is becoming more at ease with the the people that feed her--she knows she is safe.  Sevaun had to re-hide her cell phone that she uses for food/pizza orders.  Walter discovered her previous hiding spot. 

Take care and have a wonderful weekend!  MacNeil will be adopted this morning, around 10:00.  

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Weds., Feb. 13, 2019

BOXES are today at 2:00!  I've gotten behind (again) and we need to catch up.  There's quite a few (for which I'm thankful for), so we will start at 2:00.  Zelda has been a bit impatient to help open
these Boxes!

Many thanks to all for the great Quickie Flash Sale yesterday! All the blankets were sold--made $513.   This is wonderful and I'm grateful for all those that made the blankets, those that bought them and to the mods that helped with the sale, along with Lynnette and Beth.  We had some repairs done recently and so will apply this towards that bill!

When we take in cats and they've passed their quarantine time, we love to open the doors all the way up in the early morning breakfast time. It gives the cats that time to make up their own mind as to when they feel ready to come to the Main Area. Today was a great day for Puddy and Addy---they both came up. Addy did two full laps of the entire area. Puddy likes the Paddy's Place and loves to play with catnip toys in that room. 

We have thanks to give!
Katja S--donation to FFRC in honor of Vernon
Jones Shop--donation to FFRC
Lana H--donation to FFRC
Gail M--donation to be used wherever needed
BillieK--donation to FFRC, in memory of Jones
Judy L--donation to FFRC, in memory of Jones
Helen C--donation to FFRC
Charlotte T--donation to FFRC
Susan H--donation to FFRC

Our special 20th anniversary shirts are still on sale, but only until the 28th. Check it out: With wonderful help from Custom Ink, we have been able to add more colors of the quarter zip sweat shirt, AND LONG SLEEVES!!! Woohoo!!! Check out the new colors and options! Thank you for your support!!
Also HUGE shout out to Adrian and Malcolm for the beautiful design for the 20th year logo!!! 👏 👏 👏
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Buy a shirt to support FFRC with upcoming improvements!

It was just confirmed yesterday--the LaChat sisters will definitely be in town the last week of Feb.  They are again bringing some of their cat gallery pictures of at least 12 FFRC cats to be a part of our next Fun-Raiser! It starts Feb. 24, Sunday.  Tickets are as always--$5.  The drawing is the 27th, Weds. And the LaChat sisters will be attending the drawing.  I hear they have an astonishing new wardrobe too! The pictures that are selected will be on display before this Fun-Raiser gets started for your viewing pleasure!

Here's some upcoming dates:
Feb. 18--HumaneOhio
Feb. 21-23--The OVMA (Ohio Veterinary Medical Assoc.) conference
Feb. 24--FFRC's annual Volunteer meeting
Feb. 24-27--La Chat Gallery Fun-Raiser
March 4--Barin and I will be going to a cardiology specialist in Fort Wayne
March 9--FFRC surgery

Feather and kittens continue to do good.  The 4 babies were weighed yesterday. They have doubled their birth weight already!  They will be a week old tomorrow. I've been asked about about the difference between the twin beige boys, Sammy and Frank.  Sammy has a longer white line up his nose to between his eyes.  Look close!   Think of it this way--Sammy is a longer name than Frank and so his white line is longer too!

Wonderful news--the 6 black kittens are getting better daily.  I'll tell you--it was a battle, with the virus they had.  And I like that word....had.  They are still on medication but their energy levels are high, their appetites are huge and they are crazy little kittens now! And they are ever so sweet!  They will all be spayed/neutered on 3/9.

More adoptions are coming up!  The next one is Saturday morning for MacNeil.  Such a great boy.

We had an ice storm yesterday morning. All is well now though. Roads are pretty decent.  The walkways are cleared and the farmyard safe for the animals to be out and about, although I saw a couple chickens dancing on the ice. The Porchies, Barnies, Covies and Firecats are all doing great.  I'm sure though they will all be happy for sun and warm weather again.

Take care. See you at BOXES  at 2:00!

Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 Jones, our boy

Our hearts are sad. We have lost a very special cat friend.  It's Jones. Jones was not well Saturday morning. He appeared to have had a stroke or a seizure. His neuro problems were extremely heightened but we had hope.  After all, Jones has "pulled it out " several times.  Jones arrived here at FFRC on 6/14/16.  He was just a year old.  The story we received was that a man had him since birth and was "never quite right".  At the age of 6 months, he did not want him any longer and a woman then became his owner.  At 1 year of age, she asked FFRC to take him.  He arrived with mats and at first we thought he was blind. Was he a seizure cat?  A CH cat?  Our vets both looked at him and have never quite figured out what was going on with our Jones.  We knew he displayed many neurological things during his entire life.

But.......no matter.  We wanted to care for this boy.  His mats were combed out. We worked thru many different medical issues that he had.  And that was our hope this weekend--that he would come out of it again. But, it was not to be this time.

He melted our hearts--even thru his sometimes foggy brain, he knew he was loved with a passion.  He had a booming purr and turned it on at just a single pet!  When we would enter the Paw-Mart, he many times would get his 4 legs working together to run and greet us.  He many times would reach up for an "uppie"--we had to be quick to scoop him up or he would tumble over.

This was a boy that everyone loved and would hold and hold him. for an entire naptime. He brought us such richness to our lives. He was our friend, our buddy. He loved us all--everyone of us.

He was held for hours Saturday and Sunday and given many kisses, from everyone. We knew you would all want that.  He will be greatly missed but also remembered with much love and smiles for all of his wonderfulness.  Thank you

Friday, February 8, 2019

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019

Feather and her babies are doing wonderful.  We decided to move them to the back Thumper's Room since we just coaxed Puddy and Addy to come up to the front THumper's Room and Welcome Room.  We had a big bed with edges on the floor, all covered with a super soft blankie and put Feather and her babyies there.  That lasted about 15 minutes until Feather moved her babies into a corner!  Oh well---she's the boss.  So we put a blanket and heater there and they've been napping peacefully! 

We have names for these 4 babies, now known as the Rat Pack, since they were born in the big rat bed!  The male orange tiger is Deano (Dean Martin), beige male is Frank (Frank Sinatra), beige male is Sammy (Sammy Davis Jr.) and the female brown/torti is Monroe (Marilyn Monroe).  They weighed in on birth date at 3 ounces, which is normal.

Buck has most of our wall hangings, pictures and signs on the walls now. He's working on the cat walks this afternoon.  It all looks so very nice!  I can't wait for all the cat walks to be up so the cats can run around above us! 

We had BOXES yesterday.  You are appreciated.
Edna D with Jack & River - OH  Kitty Card  6 jars baby food, Box of Kitty Food  and 40 Harry Potter Forever Stamps

Donna - BC, Canada - Kitty Valentine Card - 2 bags Snackers for Janie & 2 bags Snackers for Kitties

Judy R - FL  Greeting Cards, Calming Collars, 2 Lg cans Chicken, 3 cans ham, 2 cans chicken, 8 cans kitty food

Pleblady - 20 Large cans of Salmon

Barbara E - NC  Kitty Card  2 BiggieDews $15 each & 5 LeggieDews $12 each, 6 Adoption Bags.. As always very pretty and greatly appreciated

Twkitty - Kitty Whiskers, PopTabs, Blankie for Kitties, Paw Print seat cover, Kitty Frame for multiple photos, lots and lots of items that Twkitty has given us free range to use however best suits our needs! 

Panda & Pickles Mom & Dad made 24 crocheted Kitty Blankies, Dad made blanket & mom did the boarder!  Snackers, Bleach & Clorox Wipes

Elaine & Alan - FL  In memory of LittleKat  3 24ct cases Friskies, 32ct Case Friskies, 24ct case Fancy Feast, Appetizers & 2 40lb bags Litter

Linda/mls - 63 Scotch-Brite Sponges
Debbie & Annie - 4 bags Litter
Pablo - Donation for FFRC

Callie & Frank - 10 knitted Karunda blankies, and 5 Gorgeous Afghans to be seen soon in a Fun Raiser 

Jabberwocky/IowaCatLadyMarie & the Magnificent Seven--Kitty Card with Note

And even more thanks---
Meghan S--donation to FFRC
Jerilyn M A--donation to FFRC
Courtney N--donation to FFRC, in memory of Mary Ann Frederick
Annette20--donation to help Barin with his cardiologist appt
LJ--donation to FFRC for Da Rat Pack
Yvonne VDK--donation in honor of Jones, use where needed

I would like to give an update on Barin.  We heard back from the preliminary cardiologist that went over Barin's heart x-ray and scan.  It is felt that there is a large abnormal vessel in the area of the heart base.  This could be a large pulmonary artery but not certain yet. Would suggest having a cardiologist exam for an echo, to know exact diagnosis or prognosis or if any meds can be used. It could possibly cause a shortened life span. Could also cause congestive heart failure.  The cardiologist would be able to determine this after an echo. 

Our good friend JustMe has had Barin on hold with the adoption happening the end of next week.  Due to these circumstances, Dr. Darcy, myself and JustMe will hold off (temporarily) on this adoption until decisions are made after the cardiologist appt. This appt. should be in the first full week of March. JustMe wants to do what is right for Barin. Her hopes is still to be able to adopt him.  Remember.....his name means Noble Warrior, which is just like JustMe's dad--tough fighters!   Her family is also all hoping that things will be just fine as they are excitedly awaiting this adoption!  So, in the meantime, Barin will continue to be monitored, he will continue to play and be his silly sweet self! 

Tomorrow will be a fun day! Going to the Cat Show! 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019

We have babies!  Feather had her kittens during the night.  She was checked on late last evening--nothing going on.  This morning, I saw her ears sticking above the rat bed in the new Paddy's Place and sure enough--4 sweet little warm babies all nursing already! She's a sweet, happy mama--so content. No problems and all is well!

The 4 kittens--2 beige twins (males), 1 gold tiger (male) and 1 tiger/torti with a gold crown on her forehead (female).  We'll know soon enough if any will be long hair like Feather.  Right now, she is very content and happy in the rat house and so we will let her be there for now. She ate a good breakfast!

Upcoming Flash Sales!  We have 2 for February--these are the Quickie Flash Sales--short and sweet!  The first one is 2/12 and will be all blankies--different kinds--crocheted, biggeydews, leggydews.  The second one is 2/19 and will be the wonderful cat tiles that Joni made.  

We had BOXES on Tuesday. So much fun--we so love Boxes! They are a terrific help to FFRC
Linda L / Goss - 18 packs of Temptation Snacks, 24 cans of Tiny Tiger food, 2 containers of Litter 

J Bond - 2 gallons of Arm & Hammer laundry detergent,1 bag Friskies  gravy dry food, scratcher , 5 bottles of Mr. Clean, 2 bottles of All Purpose spray cleaner,   Belvita Snacks (yum), assorted cookie packs, fig newton's , pretzels, 5 packs fruit cups, computer mouse pad, 2 pizza T-Shirts 

JBond - Biggins & Littlens pads for under furniture to protect the floor, 2 Gal Arm & Hammer laundry soap, 2 bottles Surface cleaner, 4 Bottles of Mr Clean Variety of Flavors,  Bag of Friskies, Scratch Board, Vols: Motts Fruit Chews, Belvita Snack pouches, Cookies, Fig Newtons, 22 bags singles Snyders Pretzels, Rice Krispie Treats, 20 single bowls of Fruit & 12 Nutella snackers  We love our snackers too, just like the cats! lol

Kathy in WV - Kitty face door/window stickers

Jeanette H - Large Miniature Cat Collection Figurines, Little Cat Book This Cat Collection is wonderful!  We will get these in a sale! 

Don & Sandy - Case of 40ct Friskies, Case of Large Can Fiskies, Pania Flakes, 32oz Tub Temptation Snackers
Sunni J - WA  6 pretty Kitty Kitchen Towels, 2 Kitty Hand Towels, Cute Kitty Mug

NH Furry - 2019 CATATHON: Star Trek item 
Trudy B - RI  made by Trudy Bowl Holders Lots n Lots of them $ 15 a pair

Plee/Pat L - Paw Points & Box Tops - blankies for the kitties and 8 pretty pillow cases
Wendy - in Memory of Snuggles - Bag of 20 Toys, 4 cases Baby Food

Kris M - Big Soft Cushy Kitty Bed  Spiker has claimed another bed! 
Deb 11111 - MN   6 Boxes of Appetizers and Box of Fancy Feast Cups (favorite of Jessie)

Gossamer/Linda L - 18 Bags Temptation Snackers - Case of Tiny Tiger, 2 Jugs of Kitty Litter

Ron & Barb W - sponsorship for Spiker, Donation for Fred 10th birthday 
Ruth Ann P - Donation in memory of Mary Ann Fredrick
Gwen R - Angel Whiskers 
Hanky Grapevine- Stamps for Donna
Jeanne S - Donation for Feliz Navidad fund 
Tom & Linda C - Donation
Cheryl L - Coupons
Miranda - Coupons
Karen W - Blank Cards for FFRC to use!
Sue M (Mac&cheese mom) - Sponsorship for Marilyn 
Renee B - PawPrints 
Marilyn & Terry B - Chickie Dollars and note

FFRC Cares & So Do We - 5 gift cards These are special gift cards as they are from Derecho and his friends.  Here is Derecho's note: "Dearest Mama Jacci, we had a conversation at breakfast on January 28th and U said when the Construction Chaos was over, we would dress up and Celebrate at Captain D's. Can we go soon?? Hope This Helps!! ~Luv U Always, DERECHO & FRIENDS~"   So.......Derecho.....it's almost done!!!  And then it's Captain D's fish for everyone! 

We had another HumaneOhio surgery day on Monday! It was wonderful as we sent up 41 cats! What was astounding is that most of the females were already in heat.  Please........get those cats spayed and neutered. The days are already getting longer in light time and some of our temps reach 40's and 50's--a prime time for the first heat cycles of the spring.  The 41 cats were made up of 23 females and 18 males. 

We've had 4 more adoptions! I'm so thankful for such awesome homes!
Maya--adopted 2/4.  She went to a family that has a little baby--this baby and Maya are just 4 days apart in age and will grow to be good friends!

Atis--adopted 2/4.  He is the last of the 6 Persian kittens, babies to Singita. We all miss those fluffy kittens bouncing around here. He is doing good and loves his new mama. 

Rocky--adopted 2/5.  He went to the home that already has one of our Persian kittens, now called Panda. Rocky is doing great and has adjusted quickly. The two kittens are enjoying playtime together.

Muppi--adopted 2/5.  This turned out to be one of the sweetest adoptions for me.  Mupp so loved her new mama and dad. It was obvious that there was a spark between the 3 of them.  From her mom: "I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing us to adopt Muppi.  We have decided to rename her Pixie! She is absolutely amazing. She has made herself right at home, like she has been with us forever."  The pictures they sent shows Mupppi/Pixie already snuggling with the children. Makes my heart happy. 

We've also heard from Piper Jo's new family. Her new name is Luna. She is "growing like a weed and is such a cuddler"!  Love to hear this! 

And we have more thanks to give:
Fran D--donation to FFRC, in memory of a wonderful vet & loving humanitarian Dr. Ken Simmons, his wife Alice and their 2 dogs that passed away in a tragic airplane crash. 

Hallie G--donation to FFRC
Tracy L--donation to FFRC
Kimkost--donation to help with the construction project
BillieK--donation to help with Addy's medical costs
Donavon S--donation for Victor, Jackson II and all their friends
Jeffrey C--donation for FFRC

This Saturday is the cat show that I so enjoy going to. My friend Chris, from Dr. P's office and I have gone for many years. If  you are in the area, it's at the Lucas Co. Recreation Center on Saturday and Sunday. IT's the TICA cat show.

We now have 3 of the 6 black kittens on hold. They have a ways to go before they can be spayed. Our next surgery date here at FFRC is on March 9 which is when they will be scheduled. 

We also took in a new cat--a long hair black young adult now named Puddy. This is a Name a Cat name.  She arrived here for the HumaneOhio surgery date and did not have an owner so FFRC claimed her. She's a bit shy yet and is in the back Thumper's Room, along with Addy.  They are both growing in self-confidence.  Addy is doing very well and loves to be petted and talked to. I'm hoping she will decide on her own to leave the back Thumper's Room and come into the Main Area. It'll happen! 

Update on construction.  The only thing left to do is to anchor the counter and countertop to the wall.  The guys had to wait for the electrician to move the outlet above the top of the countertop.  Buck will probably be here today and tomorrow. He will help us with lots of little things that need done--cabinet door realigned, cat door put in Paddy's Place room, putting up the catwalks, etc.  And then we will be done. And the cats can have their Captain D's treat! 

Sunday, February 3, 2019

SUnday, Feb. 3, 2019

Yesterday was our FFRC surgery day. We did 4 spays and 2 neuters. We also did 3 other cats (Persians from FFRC) that needed their nasal surgery to open their nasal passageway.  This brings our count to 76 surgeries--43 spays and 33 neuters.
The spays we did: Maya, Edwina (also her enucleation), Addy. Plus a public spay
The neuters we did: Cornelio and Rocky.

It turns out that Muppi was already spayed--we were able to see a faint scar line on her tummy.  
Addy, in addition to her spay, had a fairly large cyst removed from the side of her neck plus had an umbilical hernia repaired.  She has recovered well.  Addy is still showing some neurological signs from her hypothermia event. 

Dr. Darcy also checked Feather and yep, she's still pregnant! lol  Possibly another week or so.  You know these mama cats--they have their own time schedule. I know today, she was eating everything in sight! 

We had our drinks and pizza for our surgery day thanks to Gusti (drinks) and to Joy D for the scrumptious pizza and bread sticks! 

We had two adoptions yesterday!
Moon--she's our torti girl that had been found and actually belonged to Neil, one of our volunteers!  He was so happy to have her found and safe. She is now back in his care--both he and Moon are happy! He calls her Baby GIrl. 

Kubu--he was chosen by a young lady. Actually, Kubu made his presence known to her the day she came to visit the cats. He really chose her and even laid his head on her arm while he was purring. Yesterday, he got into his carrier the first time, all by himself! 

We have several other cats awaiting their adoptions--Sinbad, Barin, Marble, Atis, Singita and Rocky.  Tomorrow around 1-2, the new mama of Atis will arrive to take this sweet boy home! 

We have thanks to give!
Jakesmeowmy--donation to the rescue center
Shirley J--donation to FFRC
Shannan W--donation to FFRC
Ivy C from DE--donation to go toward Addy's care
Lorene B--donation to FFRC

A day to laugh! Enjoy---FFRC Captures and Captions Giggles Scene #35 (can you believe this.....35!)  Production by FFRC Captures and Captions, Directed by Derecho with help from his Auntie JustMe.  This is an official video of ©Friends of Felines Rescue Center, Defiance, Ohio 2018.  Please click the like/thumbs up button on youtube as it helps generate more $$ for

Update on construction:
I know people keep thinking....shouldn't we be done yet with construction? Well, as is the way with construction, things happen! When you tear down walls or ceilings, things are found that were not known before.  And that is what has happened which all takes time (and more expense).   One of the guys came here all day yesterday and put the shelves up in the Stuff Room. Lots and lots and lots of shelves! I love it and these shelves will hold so much! 
Monday, the guys will be back again. Things that need done yet: a few more vinyl wall sheets, mop boards, the new Alma's cabinet secured to wall, a light plug in moved to a different spot--getting close to being done.

The floor is now done, obviously, since we have been walking on it.  It's beautiful and will last forever!  The cats and kittens will again need to go to their 4 rooms tomorrow and Tuesday for construction to keep them safe.

And then, when this is all done, we will move everything back into their original or new places! How exciting! 

Tomorrow, Monday, is our next HumaneOhio day. We have another packed schedule. At least for this date, the weather will be much better than the last one!

Here's something of interest to everyone:
In the last Month we have been communicating with Microsoft research.
They asked FFRC to assist in them making software add-ons which our chatters can use.
As their work progresses the mods will be posting info and links for all to use. This may be a simple user survey allowing your input
And live pages for you to test out. The following is the basics as proposed by them….

One general idea that we’ve been discussing is creating tools to enable your viewers to easily create clips/GIFs/memes from your live stream (which they can’t do today on YouTube), tag them and share them across social networks. Here are some more concrete examples. 
  1. Your viewers likely notice many exciting and memorable moments that they would like to clip and tag, which would result in an easily searchable archive of video clips. For example, viewers could tag the clips with the name of the cat in it; other fans of the same cat will then find new interesting content to watch even if there’s not much happening in the live stream. Or, you could show these clips to people considering adoption of that cat so they can see its best moments. Finally, we also noticed that you periodically create captioned videos with funny comments; our tool would unleash the creativity of your viewers and create interesting content for all to watch. 
  1. We can also automatically create hourly/daily highlight clips based on activity on the stream, motion, comments on the chat, and clips that people created. Viewers who just joined the stream could use these highlights to see the most interesting events over the last hour/day.

All input is welcome from the chatters as this moves forwards. It is your chance to help make something that works for everyone.