Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday, December 17

All is well in the world of FFRC. The cats and kittens are happy and ornery, just how we like them. Asha is busy rolling around inside a tunnel, playing with her tail! Cutie is sleeping peacefully beside my desk. She is feeling much better and is eating good again. Dove spent her first night out on her own--she choose Kitty Campus Room to sleep in. Her foot looks really good--her foot continues to heal. I can hear the jingle balls in June's Room being played with--I'm sure that's Pania batting them about! Life is good.

The 17 cats are now moved into Kitty City. The move went smooth and quick. We had a little trouble getting Charlie to cooperate, but then, that's Charlie! Once we had him, he was just fine. Four of them received distemper vaccination updates. Most of their ears were cleaned. All were weighed. Rolland checked in with the highest weight at 17.04, with Sevaun coming in second at 16.11.  Our two tortis, LaDonna and LeLe were the smallest, both at 7.15. They all appear to be happy to be in their winter home and settled in. Now, the snow can come and we know these Covies will be snug and warm. 

We had BOXES last night! Thank you very much!
Fun Flyers (a group of people who met thru the Decorah Eagles and now help other organizations!)--2 bags full of pompom toys, 4 paws/claws toys, lots of kitty snackers, 4 boxes of Peanut Brittle. For Dove: gift box with snackers, toys.  For Pania: gift box with snackers and noise toys.  For Derecho: gift box with feather toys and springy toys. We also received 5 donations from members Justme0252 from IA---ScSue from IA---BJinFTW from TX---Debelse from MD---ColoEagles from CO  What a really nice thing this group did for FFRC!
Gloria K and Wyatt (grandson) from PA--big bag of Reeses cups, big bag of candy for Volunteers, oatmeal/hot cocoa breakfast items!, feather on a ring toy, mint ring for teeth toy, bunch of Party Mix snackers and a laser light
Anna/Autumn kitty--a beautiful  "Purr Pose" filled heart Red cat statue with serial number from the Hamilton collection in regards to healthy women's hearts (extra thanks, Anna!), horse/donkey cookies and dog snackers from 3 Dog Bakery
Elskates & Joe and cats Brigette & Tiffany--Christmas card and donation
Anna P/kikkacat & Sean (lurkers from PA who will soon be Penn and Teller's parents)--Christmas card & letter, Pounce snackers, Whisker Lickens snacks, zany balls, case of Friskies and cans of Fancy Feast
Alex P--4 more kitty pins for the volunteers
Schmucker Family--Christmas card with a donation in honor of Dawn S
Janet L/KittyBoo from CO--Christmas card and donation
Joyce S from OH--note and a donation to FFRC
Sophie & Lucy's dad from MI--coupons
Polly B/pbouker412 from AL--Christmas card with her cat Dewey on the front
Cynthia N--donation thru PayPal for FFRC
Cheryl L--donation thru PayPal for FFRC
Beth M--donation thru PayPal for FFRC
Karin E--donation thru PayPal for FFRC
Billy B--donation thru PayPal in honor of DeEtte in Ohio
Philip N--donation thru PayPal to FFRC
Suzanne dR--donation thru PayPal to FFRC

After boxes, we also showed a very very long green/red paper chain--each chain representing a person that donated money toward the General Fund last week. This chain was very long! We then taped the 2 ends together to signify a circle of friendship, of all of us together. We now have this chain draped all over the rescue center--so far it's still up, but the cats are intrigued by it! Not sure how long it will last!

Whiskers is doing great--he's one of the new porchies. This cat is awesome and so sweet. I swear he comes running up to people with a smile on his face! The other porchies have 100% accepted him.  Because of the nice weather yesterday, we even had out outdoor enclosure open here in the rescue center. As soon as that window went up, out they went! They had a great day out  there watching the birds at the feeders.

We've been adding new videos to our youtube account. It's at:

Coca-Cola--he's even sweeter than he is ornery! 
Coca Cola