Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday, Aparil 18

We just must like dirt here!  That's all I can think of. We are again digging up the yard.  We've been having serious draining problems in Kitty Kastle. So, another big digging project with the backhoe. We've had to dig about 75 feet for a new sewer line to go from the one that was dug last year to Kitty Kastle. This will solve the problem but we'll have dirt piles above ground again for awhile. While Russ is here, we're also having him put in a drainage tile right over the fence, in the farmyard. We seem to have a pond that is growing there. This water is not draining (from the rain and snow), so drain tiles are needed. 

Lorenzo has been playing with a milk ring for over 2 hours! Such fun! This is also Pania's favorite toy too. Boxes, milk rings and dust bunnies--these make such good toys! The 3 black/white kittens and the 5 Dora Explorer kittens are now eating 100% from the dish! Kris is still tending to them. The babies of Jemima started eating a bit yesterday from the plate!

We had BOXES last night. Big thanks to you all!
Pat the volunteer--blue/white Cat on a Fence scarf and a Teal and Cream kitty pad
Jan from HI--card with a note. 2 magnets--aloha license plate and Hula girl clip. Human snackers--macadamia varieties of all kinds. Already tried and given the YUM grade A+.
Cleopatra Sasha & family --Easter card with note, large white bath towel, 6 sponges, Dawn soap, kitty snackers, kitty wipes
Sandra A/Tazman--note with donation, hand towel and 2 bath towels.  For the Catathon--2 Charles Wysoki puzzles and lots of family games--dominoes, Uno, Angry Birds cards, Monopoly with cat/dog pices, Hello Kitty Creativity Set, Wonder Loom, Sand Art Kit, Bead Pets Kit, Paracod Bracelet Kit
Anonymous Friend--For the FFRC--4 bath towels, 4 hand towels, 8 pillow cases, 3 ugs, 2-10 pks AA batteries, Variety of markers, Blankies for Janie & Camvie, 6 kitty blankets.  For the Catathon--Mickey theme--shower curtain, curtain rings, rug, soap/lotion dispenser, soap dish, cup holder, bath towel, hand towel, 6 face cloths, flash drive.  For the kids basket--washable sidewalk chalk
Hannah, our special friend from Indiana with her mom Jennifer--a note, basket made by Hannah using her adapted scissors to cut strips of paper and put them on a balloon.  The theme is Dora the Explorer with 4 bags of cat snackers for the kitties Easter.  An Easter card with rainbows and stickers. For the volunteers--bag of Reeses and bag of variety of candy, Easter "boing" decorations, bag of kitten dry food, 8 jars baby food, 3 cans of tuna and 3 cans of chicken.

We are taking on another CH cat. This sweetie, named Oriah, has been a resident and much loved cat in Wisconsin. She arrived when she was 6 weeks old and is now 7 years old. This is their mascot cat and so treasured. The rescue center that has her is closing due to the health of the owner. We received the official go ahead for her today so transport will be arranged. Welcome to Oriah!

Thomas had another seizure this morning. It was fairly short but a full seizure. I'm so thankful that we have his meds here that we can give him to help stop the seizures. He'll now spend some time pacing then he probably will take a nice long nap. Poor buddy--I so don't like him having to go thru this. It's been 10 days since his last one. He hasn't missed a single dose of his morning and evening meds. He'll be ok. Sure love this boy. 

We had another adoption yesterday! Our sweet Dodger went to a new home! His new mama has already sent an email and it sounds like all is fine. Apparently he found it interesting to listen to the train whistles and traffic noises! He's a great cat. So glad he found a home!

Myth: I want my children to experience the miracle of birth.
Fact: The miracle of birth is quickly overshadowed by the thousands of animals euthanized in animal shelters in communities all across the country. Teach children that all life is precious, by spaying and neutering your pets. 

We took in a new cat yesterday. Her name is Thursday. She was found by our volunteer Jenni.  She's a skinny girl--so we'll help her gain that FFRC belly! She's had her bath, vaccines, etc and is so happy! Loves her cushie bed! She's about 1 1/2 year old and is a tiger/torti. She LOVES people.  Thursday also has a slight URI but we can help her with that. Welcome to Thursday!