Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thursday, January 10

We are still in #1 in the state of Ohio and #1 overall in the votes for The Animal Rescue Site Shelter Challenge. The overall #1 place is not by much though--just a few votes difference from the #2 slot. Please help us with your votes. You can vote daily. The site is: The cats and I are appreciative!

The cats got to go out in their outdoor enclosure yesterday. The second the floor door opened up, zip zip, they went very quickly outside! They had till mid afternoon to have the door open and enjoy the air. Almost felt like spring. The next couple days will be mild. 

Joyful made a trip to the vets yesterday. Just to make SURE that there were no fractures of her ribcage, we asked for a chest x-ray. They were able to do an x-ray without any sedation! She was a bit worried at first, then they played with her to calm her down and she cooperated having the films done without sedation! This is a BIG deal for her! All is fine--rib cage is normal. But, they did send home a few days of  meds for soft tissue soreness. When she got back home, we let her out of her pen, and she immediately started cruising about again! Joyful is definitely making great progress.

Gallant also was out alot yesterday. He loves the soft beds and blankies! His burns are healing so quickly now. At night, we put Gallant and Joyful both back into Cat's Corner Room to sleep. But, today they are out and about already!

We had LOTS of BOXES last night! Wow--what a lot of wonderful gifts. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Margaret H/Eartheyes & Shamballie from NC--Essential oils, book "Dancing with your Dark Horse", Bonito flakes, quartz rock for Jacci, a beautiful heart-shaped rock, Gifts for Janak and Cheri (Derecho pendant), 2013 Yoga kitten calendar, Essential oils soap, book plates, case of Fancy Feast, sardines, whiskas trays, 12 solistic grain free food, solistic canned food, tuna and an assortment of flavor canned foods
Rebecca A and Willow from UK--Happy New Years card, lots of toys, 2 boxes of BOndi-Licks and a wonderful crinkle tube
Deb11111 from MN--case of Fancy Feast Appetizers and a case of Fancy Feast Grilled
Laura/Medic--2 cases of Fancy Feast grilled
Julie P--case of Fancy Feast white fish & tuna
Caren F--2 cases of Friskies Gravy sensation packets
Cheryl G--case of Fancy Feast Medleys, Fancy Feast gravy lovers, FORTY rolls of toilet paper(!) and 12 rolls of Bounty paper towels
Anonymous Friend-6 cases of Fancy Feast Appetizers
Bev--case of A/D canned food (we picked up from our vet's office!)
Jennifer/Jacksmom--2 cases Royal Canin baby cat can food and 2 big bags of Royal Canin Kitty dry
Aunty Fi--case of Fancy Feast classic and a case of Fancy Feast Appetizers
Alex P from Toronto--big case of Huggies baby wipes (1,120) for kitty wipes
Brenda C--case of Friskies Meaty bits and a case of Friskies Senior Diet  Lamb and Rice
Colleen/schnowzer--5 bags of Temptation treats and 3 cases of Fancy Feast Appetizers
Anonymous Friend--a big bag of Purina One kitty dry
Aleda S--2 cases of paper towels (24 rolls)
Anonymous Friend--paper towels and an order of Scoopable Kitty Litter! 
Janet/Janak--For Kitty Kastle: a Shark sweeper to keep the Kastle clean
PSW from CA--a donation thru PayPal for the Pushie Twins
Kelly S/kellyssong from MD--a donation thru PayPal for FFRC, in memory of her furbaby, JoJo

I cannot say enough how much your support means to FFRC--thank you.

We also took in a new kitten/young cat. Her name is Haylow, as she was found at a church. She's a beautiful brown tiger cat with lots of dots! Such a nice, friendly girl. Her test is negative and she'll get he bath today. Haylow loves to be petted.

We had an adoption yesterday! Purrby went to his new home. He pretty much picked out this lady as his, when she came in the door. It was definitely someone that Purrby wanted to be with! The whole time she was here, Purrby was close by. 

We also have a hold on the two Pushtwins--to be adopted TOGETHER!! I am so happy--this is what we were aiming for. Pushkiss and Pushkins will go on Saturday morning. Their new home will include 3 boys that are ever so gentle with the kittens. I'm very happy about this! 

Our last PetFinder weekly report is out. We had 1905 total views. The top 12 cats that were looked at are: Engelina, Badu, Pushkin, Pushkiss, Miau, Weber, Octavia, Betz, Basil, Boulder, County, Farrah. 

Zavatar--he absolutely loves to play in the sink with the water dripping!