Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday, April 13

Surgeries went just fine yesterday. Although two of our little boys tried to pull a fast one on us. Liberti and Rocky Top were angels! Then comes Tinker and Merle--they were tricksters. Between them, they were hiding deep and hard, 3 out of 4 tic tacs. But Dr. Darcy won the battle and we can now say all 4 kittens are completely spayed/neutered. Whew--what a job. We also neutered two male cats that belong to 2 of our volunteers. We had Coralie all prepped for her spay when we were able to see a definite surgical scar. Using the clippers to shave completely and wetting the skin, a very visible scar was there. So, she's a happy camper--no more surgeries!

Dr. Darcy also did many physicals. These cats were: Treesa, Canton, Weeja, Camvie, Felicity, Florida, Merri, Solee, Cozarelii, Asha, Derecho, Walter, Zelda and Emma Jo. Nothing out of the ordinary on any of these, other than a few teeth chips of the CH cats. A new coarse of action is on for Camvie. My biggest worry was that Camvie may be still contagious which caused worry due to the kittens that will be soon coming into the Main Area. Dr. Darcy assured me she is no longer contagious! She also commented that our whole health status seems very healthy--always nice to hear that. 

Pania had a birthday yesterday! She was born 4/12/12, so she is now 2 years old. She had numerous treats of her favorite snacker--the Baby cat kibbles. She'll come running when she hears the crinkle of the bag! Happy Birthday to our girl.

We had BOXES last night. Wow--so much to be thankful for.
Betz--donation for can cat food --will be getting very soon!
Yankeechick/Terese from NJ--a note and a beautiful mobile with heart and paw prints--love it!
Brenda C--for the Catathon--Olympus BG160 Digital Camera with SD card and a watch with interchangeable bands.  Both these items will go into the 9-West tote for Catathon!
Anonymous Friend--Two kitty rocks for FFRC. Lots and lots of "good stuff" for the Catathon--books for the kids basket, Hello Kitty items, Marie Kitty Bank, 2 cat shirts, kitty puzzle, make up brushes, kitty key cover, sidewalk chalk, Rainbow lotion and Rusk Calming Shampoo. These will go in various baskets.  For the Kiten Basket--kitty apron, 2 purple pokie dot oven mitts, BBQ tools, ice cram spoons and matching scoop, jar opener, kitty sugar & creamer with matching sale/pepper, jar of peach pecan butter & Raspberry Peach Chipotle Glaze.  For the Mickey Mouse basket--band aids, 3 totes, mug, tshirt, note cards, stickers, play pad, Jim Shore original Mickey statue.  Big big thanks!
SonJamac from Canada--3 cases Fancy Feast Kitten
ElectraPA with Conner, Tommy & Alistair--10 memory foam rugs in bright pink, purple and lime green
Neuromom/Sherry and Dave W from NY--for the Catathon--8 lighthouse plates with stands. These are an awesome collection.
Oilsandsgirl/Sheila from Canada--For Catathon or where needed--2 very cool kitty fans
Guccismom/Chantel L from Canada--Easter Kitty card with note & picture of Gucci kitty--Canada snackers! Moose droppings, beaver droppings and maple kisses!
Aunty Fi--For Catathon rainbow basket--ID tag LOVE in rainbow colors
Judy & Phil L--note with stamps
Joy & Don D from NY---kitty card with note and donation
Jean T from AR with kitties Marie & Leah--kitty card with note and donation
Bencat2012--kitty card with coupons
Vicki R from Defiance--card with a note and donation
Madge B from IN--card with donation
Robert & Denise W from PA--card with note and donation
Janet R from Defiance--lion card with note and donation
Glynnette M from CA--Iris card with note & donation
Eugenia S from Russia--donation thru PayPal
Jamie M from PA--donation in memory of Gizmo--her friend Julie's beloved friend

We took in 3 new kittens yesterday. They are 3 little ones that we've been working with Menard's here in Defiance. They are now 4 weeks old. Mama cat is feral--they have a trap set to try and catch her so we can get her spayed. These 3 little ones are: 2 black female, 1 black/white male.  The male is called Mathew Scott. The other two will have names very soon. Yesterday, they joined the Dora Explorer's litter. So cute to see them all sleep together. All of them are about the same pace for eating--1/2 plate and 1/2 syringe. Wolfpatch/Dave has become their Uncle Wolf. 

The Cat's Cove is sparkly clean and almost ready for the Big Move of the Covies. We have been working at getting all furniture in the Cove to be very washable. We can then spray everything down once a week and keep it really squeaky clean. Today the Covies will have the whole day to cruise about the farm yard. Hopefully to bring them back in, we can call them to the Cove.  Still have a couple of things to do first though. Happy day for them! 

Just an FYI--the new goat, Pickles, is doing great. She and Butter are now good friends. The farmyard animals are so glad for this beautiful weather and warmer temps. CHickens are laying, geese are dropping eggs galore, horses are shedding out as are the goats too. The donkey looks great. The guineas have resumed their crazy run-around while squawking so loudly. Peacocks are displaying their beautiful feathers. All is well on the farmyard. 

I almost forgot--Mayor Anony asked me to pass this on--he's on a mission with Putter. He says, "Prevent a litter, fix your critter!  Be a responsible pet owner--the choice is yours." And I would like to say--even spaying/neutering just ONE cat is huge.  It can make a BIG difference in the lives of cats.