Thursday, December 6, 2012

Thursday, December 6

Oh, what a happy, grateful and awesome day it is. We keep building--that's because our General Fundraising project is also building! 
First day: $3,226
Second day: $5,967
Third day: $7,624--this was last night's update! Isn't is just wonderful! Anony and I and also, every single cat here is so thankful. I am overwhelmed with gratitude at the generosity shown. This rescue center is packed with a very large group of family-related people. We have our volunteers, our supporters, our family and friends, our moderators, our administrators, our lurkers and our chatters and our facebook friends. We're all "mixed up together" and make a good team!

Emaline and Putter are doing wonderful. Both are very happy in the house. Emaline continues to feel good. We just keep up with whatever treatments that are called for, to help her feel good. She's a very happy girl. Putter has claimed the kitchen as his.He loves the rugs that Connie S made. That way he can keep track of who is coming in and out of the house, who goes in the bathroom and where most of the cats are--he's still the boss! Occasionally, he'll walk to the door and want to stroll thru the rescue center. Usually he goes out one door and straight to the other door--just wants those whippersnappers in the center to know he's still around! 

Because of the sneezy virus that we have, yesterday was a big "shot day". We received our bottle of long-acting antibiotics in the mail, so yesterday was the day to give the injections. Because this drug can't be kept in the refrigerator long term, almost all the medication was given--about 25 of the cats received this medicine. But, knowing that it's a virus, it just has to wear itself out. The antibiotics help with warding off secondary infections. All in all, everyone is actually feeling pretty good. High energy and good appetites abound! 

We had BOXES last night! Wonderful boxes--big ones and little ones, we love them!
Pat L & her cat Sandy from KS--letter and a picture of Sandy, coupons, 5 wonderful denim fully lined bags made by Pat, case of Fancy Feast, handmade coil yarn toys, pop tabs for Kellen, snackers for the dogs, treats for Einie
MBStarr--16 rolls of paper towels, gallon of windex, 2 big bottles of Dawn liquid soap, box of Mr. Clean erasers, 2 bottles of Tide HE, stamps, postie notes and 2 bags of Royal Canin for Persians (Paddy Cakes and Paddy Purr says thanks--they like it!)
Lois L/lannml--3 cases of Fancy Feast, 1 case of kitty Fancy Feast and a book called "Cats Believe in Santa Claus"--Janet will read this book to viewers at night!
Julie P--case of Friskies Salmon
Tanya B for Octavia--box of 6 cat snackers, 2 cases of Fancy Feast appetizers, case of Purrfectly fish & chicken,  case of Friskies Meaty Bits  (Octavia is very grateful)
JillR27--bag of Royal Canin Dry kitten food (already put in the kitty bin)
Gloria C & Linda from GA--Christmas card, box of napkins--all kitty designed, Keurig hot chocolate box, 6 big cans of chicken, 2 cases of Fancy Feast, lots of volunteer TLC bags (candy!), kitty blankie, bag of sugarless candy and a book called "Cat Letters to Santa Claus"--Janet will read these also to the viewers at night
Nicole and Tiger & Roadinia--a very nice letter, holiday mouse toys, snackers and fancy feast
Hall family who adopted Subra, Bakka, Lattte, Warren and Galway from FFRC--a very nice letter, 2 big bottles of Mr. Clean and 2 cases of Friskies, (there would've been snackers, but the Hall cats ate them before they could arrive at FFRC!!)
Connie/warpedinMN--sent a bunch more coasters for FFRC to sell (she makes them herself), a special Angel for our center's tree and a very special rug made by Connie, just for Putter. It's a mini rug like the ones he loves in the house! 
Michlynn, visited with us yesterday--Christmas card, 10 cases of Friskies, Dawn soap, TLC volunteer snacks, dog snacks, fossils for me!!, Bounce dryer sheets, Einie snackers and seed
Phil--more wonderful Christmas ornaments, with a couple extra special memorial ones--thank you so much. Means a lot to me!

Update on Dove--her paw is slightly less swollen! A wonderful thing. We soaked it twice yesterday in a special solution, and rewrapped with a certain ointment that seems to be helping. She even acts a tad bit happier. Dove's appetite is good--always has been. The lower part of her foot is still quite red, but the swelling has certainly decreased. On to more healing!

It's hard to believe that the cats are still in the Cove. This is by far, the longest they've ever been there for the winter. The weather has been unbelievable. We will continue to keep an eye on the forecast. Today will be a "Running of the Covies" day. We'll let them out as soon as their breakfast is over and let them run about for the day.

Octavia is such a smart cat. She has now figured out how to get into the dog's snack container. She can lift the lid, grab a treat with a toenail or tooth, and out it comes. She even dropped a few on the floor today, to kittens that were waiting for her to give them a doggie treat. What teamwork!

We also had an adoption yesterday. Our sweet Serephina was adopted to a gentleman who lost his oldster cat recently. He is lonely and wants a super friendly kitten--Serephina fit the need!

Treesa--isn't she a beauty.