Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sunday, January 6

We got a little dusting of snow last night. This next week it may reach 40 degrees. Maybe we'll be able to open the outdoor enclosure for a sunny afternoon of fun for the cats!

My fingers are ready to go--been practicing the voting technique click! Tomorrow the voting starts. Please help us by voting for FFRC. This quarter is a big one for The Animal Rescue Site. First time ever they will be giving away $10,000 instead of $5,000 for the organization that comes in first place. Starting tomorrow morning, please visit:

We have a big puff here in the office--the cats love these. Currently, Linden, Miler, Pants and Tizzie are sleeping together in one. Now, THAT'S a big ball of cats! They're sunk down in the middle! Farrah is visiting me here on the desk. I love how she chirps at me. Badu has already had her morning bath in the sink. She loves to have the water run over her back.

We had BOXES last night. Big time thanks!
Patty V/Middiemom--TWELVE cases of baby food
Gramma June--For Derecho: 1 case of variety of Tikicat canned food and a bag of Wildside Lobster treats (which he had some of this morning, and shared some with his friends!)
Buddy and mama Mimi in FL--Note from Buddy and a big bag of pop tabs for Kellen
LittleBit from MS--card, note and gift card to Walmart
Rene H from NC--card with note
Laura H/Medica from IN--card with note
Betz from PA--donation for "Cutie plates" and friends, donation for Jacci/Steve to go out for a CALM dinner (I love this!!), and a donation to get a stuffed toy for Joyful (we'll write Joyful's name on it!)
Anina N A from Norway--a donation thru PayPal for FFRC
Angelina B from Denmark--a donation thru PayPal for FFRC
Weronika W--a donation thru PayPal for FFRC, in memory of Angel's Luckenfire

Yesterday we had 3 different families call about potentially adopting a cat or kitten. Unfortunately, all 3 families had cats or dogs that were not neutered or spayed. Our policy is that ALL cats and dogs in the household be neutered/spayed. This is just our way of encouraging people to get their cats and dogs neutered. It's our policy and we will stick to it. It's all about educating people about how important this is. 

FYI--All cats that are adopted from FFRC, go home with their own health record. This will include the dates for all vaccines, leukemia/FIV tests, wormings, flea prevention, spay neuter date, vet physical date and any other medical treatments each individual has received. It will also say when the cat arrived at the rescue center and give a birth date. We encourage people to make a copy of this record and send it to their vet's office. 

If you are considering adopting a cat (or dog), please ask yourself these questions:
* Are you willing to share your life with a cat or dog?
* Can you provide a secure home/safe environment?
* Will you keep the cat or dog current with vaccines?
* Are you financially able to give your new pet veterinary care when needed?
* Do you have time each day to spend with your pet?
* Most importantly, are you prepared for a lifetime commitment to your cat or dog?

Graciela, Faleena and Boulder are already sitting on the window ledge, looking out where the bird feeders are. I do believe they are waiting for daybreak, so they can watch the birds come in for breakfast. The Covies had extra visitors yesterday. We always encourage people to stop by Kitty City and visit the Covies. People are usually impressed with how very friendly they are! The Barnies are also doing great. They love their heated sleeping areas and thick quilts. All have heated water bowls so we never have to worry about frozen water bowls (even the horses). 

Pania did it again last night--she climbed up to the top of the tall yellow pole--clear up to the ceiling. This pole has steps on it, so she can easily go up and up, safely. She always looks so very proud of herself! Doce is doing good. Dolan is a good cleaner-upper for Doce. Telo will like his face, chin and paws clean of any left over formula. Good for Dolan, good for Doce! Last night during his late night feeding, Emaline came over, gave him 2 quick licks, then went about her way. 

Isn't Dove a beauty?! Such a happy girl. Check out how good that paw looks now!