Thursday, May 9, 2013

Thursday, May 9

Surgery Day is coming up. Dr. Darcy will be here on Saturday. We can quickly turn the front office into a surgery room in a very short amount of time. This will probably be the last time doing surgeries in this room. Once the new extended Thumper's Room is done, surgeries will be done in this bigger room! The ones down for surgery now are: Ruthie Ann, Sara, Karena, Keesha, Jannuka and Kitty Q are the girls. For the boys, we have: Ratchet, Arden, Abner, Abbott, Walter.  We  have a few scheduled for physicals. We will also want to have Paddy Cakes and Paddy Purrs heart murmurs checked out again. And of course, have Dr. Darcy look at Pania's eye again. It'll be a busy morning. 

Our new mama, the torti and her 5 little kittens are all doing great. The kittens are still nursing and have nice round tummies. They are beginning to play. Our other new kitten, the black/white boy is doing great. His name is BlackJack. He's feeling better and is now playing in his pen. A few more days for his antibiotics and he'll be able to join the crew of kitties!

We had BOXES last night! Many thanks to you, for the enormous help given to us.
Aleda A/S--a wonderful Honeywell Air Purifier
Jatcat--for the Mailroom: 2 scales to weigh our packages. One goes to 50 pounds, one goes to 100 pounds
Lauren--a student of volunteer Amy. She had written a story called Diary of a Cat. We read the story. Amy had given her an A for her report!
Arden & Charmaine--case of Reese's Sardines, 5 cases of Fancy Feast, 5 cases of Friskies, bag of Royal Canin baby cat dry, 3 mega bags of kitty snackers. Thanks for helping us restock the food shelves!
Lucy P--a wonderful pet water fountain. This was for Jack, but Lucy has asked that all the cats have some fun with it!
Susan345--a Pirate Ship, one of the cats favorite toys
Aunty Fi--for the Catathon--a Smurf Pop n Race game
Dewitty/Chris--4 handmade microwave hot pads--these are really neat! One was for Amy
Deb11111--another Pirate Ship--now we have a backup of their favorite toy!
Debra B/solitarydancer--letter, (food is in memory of her Darby), Royal Canin active dry food and 4 cases mix of Wellness, Blue and Merrick
Roger & Kate C--4 HUGE containers of Clorox wipes
Cheryl G from TN--2 cat dancers, Amazon gift card and a case of Royal Canin kitten dry
Careworks Daycare Center in OH--a donation for FFRC
Janet/Janak--3 cases of Friskies, 8 bags of kitty snackers and 2 cases of Fancy Feast Kitten can

We have also received some PayPal donations, which we truly appreciate:
Scooter sent a donation to cover a new refrigerator for the extended Thumper's Room. This will hold the antibiotics, vaccinations, test kits, etc. This way we don't have to go back and forth and back and forth nearly as much! 
Debbie C--donation to the Rescue Center
Lucy O--donation to the Rescue Center
Brenda C from LA--donation to the Rescue Center

I would also like to say a special thanks to the following for sponsoring the ads for our local  newspaper to push for votes for the contest. They are Cathi B, Conii G, Philip P, Linda S, Jennifer S.

The mud on the ceiling in the new Mail Room and the extended Thumper's Room is now dry. I believe Dion will be here to paint the ceiling today! The rough dig-out of the front sidewalk is also done. Hopefully this front sidewalk will be done soon. 

We also took in a new cat on Tuesday. This man brought in a carrier and all I could see was a blob of stuck fur. This cat had come to his property last week, he placed her in his garage and then realized that she needed some extra help. So, she arrived. This poor sweetie is an older female, calico Persian. Her fur was so completely matted, that upon shaving her down, the majority of the fur pelt came off in one piece. Such a sad thing. I can't imagine how hard it must've been to even walk with this cement like coat on her. But, it's off now. We were able to save a bit of fur on her tail and on her forehead and whisker muzzle. She is a doll and her name is Jolina. She appears to be spayed already and is declawed all 4. Why this cat was outside in the first place, is beyond any understanding on my part. She is already walking around a bit in the main area and seems to love to be held and fussed over, which we are doing! 

For the first time, the 6 kittens are eating a second breakfast with the 12 kittens. So, we have 18 babies in Cat's Corner Room. What a sight! Just love it! Yesterday afternoon, I counted 11 cats on the cat window shelf in Kitty Kabana Room--they sure love watching outside. The Covies and Porchies and Barnies are doing great. Tomorrow, the Covies will get to get out for a barnyard run. Sprint, Snappy and Whisk are playing "tackle the cat" around my desk. Not a care in the world!

"The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us." Author unknown. I love this quote!

We love these new Kuranda towers!