Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Weds., October 17

We won! We won! We won! FFRC had the most votes for the week at The Animal Rescue Site. This is just wonderful news! I couldn't hardly believe it! I received an e-mail telling me that we won, so I looked, and sure enough, there was FFRC listed! This is thanks to YOU and your voting finger power!! Thank you ever so much for your votes--I deeply appreciate it. We cannot receive any further prizes from voting, so if you'd like to vote for another favorite rescue/shelter of your choice, now is the time to switch votes. We should get a check for $1,000 next week for winning this--a welcome prize for us! We are thinking of entering a cat story in another one of their categories. Thanks ever so much! A wonderful day for us.

Tomorrow is another wonderful day. It's Skittles Go Home Day. I will post our flights, just in case you'd like to follow the planes arrivals and departures. Skittles is pretty much ready. She'll get an early breakfast tomorrow. Her pet crate is all ready and in her room so she can see it and lay in it. We have a folder with all her items in it, includinig some Lick e Lix tubes for her, her vet records and stories about her event. We had WFFT TV (Fort Wayne, channel 55) call yesterday to do a story on Skittles. I called Brenda (Skittles mom) and asked permission. She immediately said yes! So, Skittles' story was filmed yesterday and aired last night. In case you missed it, you can check it out at:   It has been a privilege for this Rescue Center to care for Skittles.

I had a phone call yesterday from Hannah's mom. Hannah is home! Another bit of wonderful news. She got home on 10/12 and is doing GOOD! She has a trach now. She also has her voice back, her hair is growing and she's resumed her school work. Hannah is still watching the kittycam and is voting daily for FFRC! Please keep her in your continued prayers. Way to go, Hannah!

Cheri (Sunday night volunteer) has asked me to pass this on: "Words cannot totally express the thanks and grattitude I feel inside for all that you did for me on my birthday. I am so blessed to call you all friends and appreciate your kindness so very much. God bless you all".    

We had BOXES last night! Many thanks from me and every single cat and kitten here!
Lynda B from VT--3 snuggle safe warmers and a Meow Jungle Cat Cave bed
Caren F from CA (Ralph & Molly's mom)--2 feather toys, 6 packages of snackers, fun cat toys, Run Away Remote control mouse toy, 2 catnip bubbles and a battery charger!
Middiemom04/Patty--2 cases baby food, 4 bags of Royal Canin baby cat food, 24 roles of paper towels
LoveBugs321--Halloween/Fall cat garden flag
Anna B--2 40 pound boxes of litter, 10 rolls of paper towels
Sylvia V--10 cans of sardines, case of Fancy Feast, case of Gravy Sensations, case of Friskies, 6 boxes of cookies for the volunteers and a super soft "sack" bed
Anonymous--4 gallons of Clorox bleach
Patricia V from OH--2 cases of paper towels
Anonymous--32 count Seafood Variety Friskies, 1 case of Gravy Sensation, 2 cases of Fancy Feast kitten can
Bradley S from Seattle--for Filbert and friends--4 BIG boxes of litter
Casey S from Canada--a donation to FFRC thru PayPal
Margaret H from NC--a donation to FFRC, in honor of our Spay/Neuter day, that is coming up
Jeff N from OH--a donation to FFRC thru PayPal
If there is ever an error in the BOX information, or you are one of the Anonymous donors, please feel free to let me know thru the FFRC's e-mail. I will be glad to correct this!

We had a report from Petfinder's yesterday. The top 10 cats with the most views were: Cassidy, Campion, FIlbert, Octavia, Tweets, Weber, Jaina, County, Macallan & Goodness.

We had an adoption yesterday! Our sweet Tenzin went to his new home. He went to a family that has been visiting here for a couple weeks. This is one extra special boy and they love him! We also took in another cat yesterday. His name is Kazzy. He is a siamese, about 5-6 months old. He's already been in a home, so his quarantine time will be very short. He may be out & about already today. A very sweet boy that loves people. He was well loved, but his mama is sick and needed to tend to her well-being.

Zavatar's most favorite thing is to unwind the toilet paper in the Welcome Room's bathroom!

Here is the plane flights:
To Reno:
 Leave Fort Wayne, American Air, flight 4312 at 6:25 am
Arrive Chicago at 6:15 am
Leave Chicago at 9:50 am American Air, flight 1487
Arrive Reno at 11:55 am    Skittles Reunion!

Home again:
Leave Reno, United airlines, flight 6347 at 7:00 pm
Arrive San Francisco at 8:07 pm
Leave SF at 11:05 pm, United, flight 334
Arrive at Chicago at 5:10 am
Leave Chicago at 6:55 am, United, flight 5361
Arrive in Fort Wayne at 8:46 am
Should be home by 10:15 am, then off to bed!

Weber, in his pose of "what can I get into next".