Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Weds., July 31

Happy Birthday to the Paddy's. Happy Birthday to the Paddy's. Happy Birthday to our boys, Happy Birthday to you! We love our Paddy Cake and Paddy Purr. They are 3 years old today and have been with us every day of their life! They arrived here along with their mama Rosabella on the day she delivered them. Mama was in trouble, trying to deliver her kittens. She was signed over to us. Rosabella went to a wonderful home, but the boys call their home, right here at FFRC! They've already had a special feast for their breakfast and been shown to the cam. We've got more yummy food for them and birthday boxes for them tonight!

The 12 kittens in the extended Thumper's Room are doing great. Their little tiny tummies are bulging and round, just how we like them! We are no longer syringe feeding them as they all are eating great. Little Dapper insists on standing in the middle of the plate--all 4 feet in! He still has an odd gait, but certainly keeps up with everyone. If you hear someone crying in the group, it's probably Ivo, wanting more holding, which we accommodate!  Such a really nice bunch of babies.

We had BOXES last night. We're very grateful for your kindness.
The Moderators--for Kelly and Molly--a special gift from ThinkGeek
Maddysnana--case of KMR and a neat flashing firefly mat
Aunty Sonjamac--a gift for Molly and Kelly
Kikimycat--7 sets of 8, all occasion cards with FFRC kitties and logoon the back. 1/2 have sentiments 1/2 don't. Really nice cards--will have at Day Sale
Autumnkitty--2 cases of Chicken Soup for the Kitty Lovers Soul 
Miss Octavias School of Fine Arts Heist Academy--heist training materials and extra to be shared with Raza: 2 cases WHiskas Purrfectly chicken pouches and 5 cases of Fancy Feast Delight with cheese. (Octavia is very fond of pouches and she loves cheese!)
Buckeye/Pam--our day visitor, 2 bags of Purina One, one for the Covies and one for kittens
Arden & CHarmaine--2 cases of Fancy Feast Kitten and 6 cans of KMR
Caren F--2 Kong toys, duck and bear with catnip, 2 cases of Chicken Soup for the Kitty Lovers Soul
G'Aunt Julie P/tigercat54--clip board with memo pad/pencil, gift for Molly and Kelly, Lighted toy for Walter, milk rings, 2 catnip balls, 2 mega kitty snackers, 12 cans of Sheba (Magenta thanks you too!), doggie snackers (2 kiinds)
Diana D from FL--donation in honor of Paddy Cakes and Paddy Purr for their 3rd birthday

We have a new kitten. He's about 4 months old. His name is Goose (another Catathon name). He arrived yesterday after a volunteer found him hanging around her porch. He's rather thin, but ever so sweet. Goose will get his bath today. He's already been tested and is negative. Goose looks alot like Zavatar.

Pumpkin, Ginger, Bixley and Kenco are playing with the tunnel here in the office. Zip, they go in, right out the other side and then head back in again. The games they play--so fun to watch!

Wow--we've made some slight progress with Merri and Jersey. This morning I opened their door to their room. About 5 minutes later, Merri comes out and heads back to Kitty Kampus room. She likes it there by the window. Sarah carried Jersey out after a while and he's now in Kitty Kabana, on his favorite bed. He's not hiding, so that's a big improvement. Poor fella--makes me sad to see the fright that shows in him so often. But, I do believe we're gaining some trust from him. He loves his head to be rubbed. 

This evening, our 5 college cats will be returned. I'll be anxious to hear their reports, which I'll share with you all. Our next surgery date is August 17, a Saturday. Titoes is doing wonderful--gaining weight every day and is very active! 

We have the date for our next Day Sale! It will be Saturday, August 10 at 11:00. This is our first one since way before the Catathon. We're ready! For any newbies, this will be on the kittycam/ustream. Looking forward to it. 

Joyful is doing good. I did learn yesterday that she is very much afraid of a fly swatter. Broke my heart when I saw that. She actually seems to be enjoying the visitors' petting, if not overly done! Joline has been enjoying going out into the Welcome Room office to visit Joyful. Maybe cousins?!

I've heard from Ruthie Ann's new family. She is doing good and the family is very patient with her. She's not a lap sitter, but a watcher! They are enjoying her so much I believe they are interested in getting Ruthie Ann a friend (another adult!). We will see soon. 

Tatiana--a real sweetie that needs a home.