Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday, April 17

People who have never had pets or who don't really pay attention to them, have no idea how deep their personalities are. It's quite amazing to sit back and observe the interaction between the cats and the cats with humans. They don't have to verbally talk to help us understand their wants. A chirp--come pet me. A slow blink--here comes a kiss! Whiskers forward/tail up--I really like you. Ears back, little crouch--oops, you're scaring me.  Tap, tap on the arm--sure would like a pet or a snack.  There's all kinds of body language that is fun to learn!

I've had a few people asking about Wriggly and his hearing. I've done several hearing checks on him. You have to be careful doing this so it's for sure all hearing and not sight stimulated. Everything I've done sure does indicate that he does not hear. He's so cute--then when he's touched, he gets so excited! He's a special boy. 

We had BOXES last night. I am always very grateful for your support.
Menami from Japan--Kitty sticker, drawings of Paddy Purr & Paddy Cakes, an oragami Paddy, Japanese kitty book, 4 dress up collars for kitties, Kitty Captain's hat with collar and tie! Bonito flakes and people snackers--bag of crackers, chocolate chip cookies, strawberry jam cookies and other goodies that will be fun to try. Thanks so much! It's fun to explore other foods!
Zoolove/Pam T--case of Fancy Feast classic
Anonymous Friend--4 cases Fancy Feast and 2 cases Fancy Feast adult
Anonymous Friend--case of Friskies, 2 cases Fancy Feast kitten, 4 cases Friskies Tuna and Beef & Liver
Hencass, for Catathon--Lots of Troyers Country Market food items! This will be another terrific basket! Lots of items including, Bean & Ham soup, blackberry syrup, Apple, cherry, blackberry pie fillings, pickled baby beets, pasta sauce, veggie soup, salsa, banana pepper rings, BBQ sauce, corn relish, noodles, candy fruit slices, buttermilk pancake mix, soup mix, potato soup.  A great basket coming up!
Susie from WV--card & store payment
Mona/MDW20--Easter card with 3-D kitty bookmarker, note
Jean M from FL--store payment
Carole & Jack B from WI--nice letter and a donation
Sandra T from TOledo--donation
Joy D from NY--store payment
From Tenzyn's mom--case of food and paper plates (day visitor)
Eric, Carrie & Jimmy--day visitor--Sheba for Magenta & friends, juice drinks, poptabs, wipe on pens, Multi-Tool Wallet Set (for Catathon), baby food, small lates, doggie treats, quart plastic bags
Halos Mom & Dad--a PayPal donation for FFRC to use where needed 
Henry R Peeps and Oh My Guinness--sent Birthday cards to their friends--Coz, Merri, Joyful, Mew, Pania, Kerry Kat.  Each also received $5!  This will go toward a hamburger/turkey treat for all of them! They are all so excited!

JustMe treated us to a pizza lunch yesterday.The real reason, you ask?  It was so Jemima could have her pizza crust that she loves! Thanks JustMe! We all appreciated this. 

We have names! The black/black/white kittens have names! The black & white male is Mathew Scott. The little black female is Genevieve. The bigger black female is Josephine. These 3 kittens have now joined the Dora Explorer's group--makes for one big happy family of 8. The sweetest thing--they love to snug up to Thomas. He'll lick them then go back to sleep to help keep them content. Derecho also lets the kittens snuggle in. 

The babies of Jemima's are growing. Yesterday they left their bed and was walking about in their pen. They'd wiggle and pounce and explore! Their fur is growing too--I do believe a few of them will be long hairs.

Tinker is here beside me spinning in circles. He's trying so hard to catch his tail. Jersey is sitting nearby watching him--probably trying to figure out what that young whippersnapper is doing! 

Success! Yes, Fondant had a successful surgery on Tuesday. They did indeed find that MIA ovary, but not the tube as it simply is not there. Now, things should settle down for her and she'll feel much better. I'm so glad this is over for her. She and Weeja will be adopted tomorrow. Fondant came up on my desk with that look of "feed me".  She ate a nice plate of chicken!

We had an adoption yesterday. Dodger went to a wonderful home. The young lady who adopted him has had her eye on him for a couple months. She's been waiting for her move to be completed. She is now in a house and came--Dodger was still here and made himself known to her! He's a special boy!

We had a great outside work day yesterday. Many thanks to Kris, Diane, Anthony, Steve and Jimmy for helping. We pulled out all the rocks, cleaned up the rock beds and put some fresh stones on top before we replaced the rocks. This was done to all the rock beds (remember I can't grow flowers, so I "grow" rocks!). Then we removed all the markers and statues in Albert's Garden and laid down many bags of fresh mulch. Then we replaced everything--it looks so nice. Next we hope to start painting the FFRC sheds. They all need a coat of paint. 

A MYTH about spaying & neutering:
Myth: It's better to have one litter before spaying a female pet.
Fact:  Medical evidence indicates just the opposite. In fact, evidence shows that females spayed before their first heat are typically healthier. Many veterinarians now sterilize cats as and dogs as young as 8 weeks of age.