Thursday, July 31, 2014

July 31, Thursday

Happy birthday to the Paddys!  Happy Birthday to these two wonderful boys. They are now 4 years old. Hard to believe.  Where does time go----oh, I know!! In the love of the cats---makes time go fast! 

We have big time thanks to give too since we had BOXES last night.  Thank you!

Anonymous friend from CA--envelope, card, stationary for catstock
Susan345--2 cases Fancy Feast (chicken/fish)
Elaine  J for Bella, Derecho, Jemima and friends--case of Fancy Feast chicken
Caren F--3 cases of Friskies pate, 1 case big cans of Friskies
Cliff B/robotman from CA--25 laser toys, Christmas tape, robot for Jimmy
Haroon A from Australia--pet bed (Derecho loves it), 2 cases Wellness kitty can food, 3 cases Clorox wipes, little brown guy cousin, 2 cases KMR, 2 chocolate snackers for the volunteers
Zelda Belda Moss and friend--Russel Stover chocolates, Blue Diamond Almonds, pistachios, 4 packs of paper plates, beef steak jerky, 5 cat toys, 18 lbs tuna, 16 lbs salmon, 4 lbs clams and 5 lbs chicken. 
Beth/eaglewatcher--12 cans of chicken breasts, 2 cases of Friskies
Sheila/oilsandsgirl--2 lg. bags of Max cault dry food, 2 lg. bags of kitten dry food, 1 case Fancy Feast turkey, case of 6 inch and 0 inch paper plates, case of Clorox Wipes
Mayumi from Japan--bags of food "steaks" for cats (which they love!), 18 boxes of Kleenex
Zsa Zsa and mama--4 cases of kitten can food
Patty Smith--day visitor--Halloween bags (lots), 2 bags of material and yarn, 2 afghans for the cats
Billie K from TX--donation for rotisserie chicken for Trucker and Samara
Gillian A from UK--donation to help with Austin's medical bill
Fran D from FL--donation to help as needed
Eugenia S from Russia--donation to FFRC

Austin is doing great from his surgery on Monday. Samara had her surgery yesterday, Weds. She is doing quite well.  X-rays were taken. She has quite complex fractures of her left elbow. Also both the tibia and fibula on her rear right leg are fractured. Here's the treatment---surgery was done and a pin put in the front leg. It was quite an extended surgery due to so many bone fragments. But, after 2 hours, Dr. P felt like it will be successful. She needs pen rest for weeks. This pen rest will also help with her rear leg. Her rear leg fractures are in alignment, so we will "let them be". Chances are high that they will mend just fine without surgery or a splint if she continues to do bed rest. She is resting comfortably today--sleeping alot. Samara is also getting pain meds on a timed schedule. 

Today we are expecting the arrival of Tiny Tim. He's the 6 week old CH kitten from Staten Island. They should arrive here early afternoon.  We're waiting excitedly for his arrival. Jennifer will be bringing him--she played a big part in Joey and Thomas' rescue. She's very happy to be seeing them again! 

Very possible we will have a surprise auction on two of the birthday boys trivets/coaster--one for each. We're trying to get these up on fb chatters very quickly. It will end at 6:00 this evening. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tuesday, July 29

What a chubby round tummy that Vernon has. He's so absolutely cute.  He gets on his back, paws up and waving.  Then when he starts wiggling that round tummy, a person can't help but laugh! He's doing really good.  Vernon is our newest kitten. He's about 6 weeks old, a grey/light brown tiger and is a mild CH baby. The person that has been caring for him called us and asked if we could take him. He and Trucker like to hang out together.

Trucker's middle name should be chicken. That baby loves chicken. We've now went to rotisserie chicken at our local grocery store--all deboned, deskinned, no fat.  He loves it. We weighed him yesterday and he checked in at a whopping 1.09 pounds.  Since he arrived, he's gained 3 ounces. And he made a milestone! He got into a litterbox by himself!  We are so so hoping for a good connection between his "bottom end" to his brain! I do believe things are looking up in that department. We put him in the litterbox many many times a day to encourage him. Trucker certainly lets us know when he needs something---he has this great big YEOW that comes out of that little mouth!

Our other new cat, Samara is doing good. She's the one that we think has two fractured legs. Now that the swelling has gone down in the front left leg, the fracture can be felt.  Wouldn't it be absolutely wonderful if the fracture can be repaired and the radial nerve isn't severed?  That would mean we could save the leg! Her other fracture is her rear right leg. She's scheduled for surgery tomorrow morning with surgery to follow.  The game plan is to repair only one leg at this time and to schedule another appt then for the second leg. We've been feeding her all she wants. She's had a bath finally and looks so much cleaner. She loves people.

Yesterday was Austin's surgery day. He had 2 surgeries. He is now neutered and the missing "tic tac" found and removed. His tail is about 2/3's a normal length. It looks great--should heal just fine! He came back with a cone on his head, which of course, he doesn't like. He won't have to wear it for long. Austin's a nice boy.

We had BOXES last night! Many thanks given to you all for your support.
Sheila/oilsandsgirl--a case of kitty wipes!
Aunty Fi from UK--mat and filter for the new dome litter box
Jacksmom--a back up Pirate Ship----yah!  (Really, it's argggh!)
Judy M from NE--kitty card "Find Your Inner Purr", stone tree for the rock gardens, pop tabs for kellen, tags for sale items, Licorice in varieties, 12 all occasion cards/envelopes
Joni/catlady--purple tshirt--No Such Thing As Just A Cat, done with bleach pen---really neat!  Coasters for a day sale, collage of the CH FFRC cats on a "C" and an "H". 
Kerswill--case Fancy Feast Kitten, case Friskies Pate, big bag of Purina One Adult, Ninja kitty cube and tunnel
Misty/Suzanne F from MI--donation
Walmart--for Pat's volunteer hours
Jean M from CA--card with donation for Penelope and family
Janet M from FL--paw points, donation for Sevaun & Buddies
Donna JD--card with a bobcat on it and a donation
Henry R Peeps & Oh My Guiness--birthday card for Lorenzo and $5 for special snackers
Shelby & Katy--Happy Birthday card to Lorenzo and a donation. Also 3 tubs full of goodies--towels, 2 beautiful fleece blankets, Purina One dry, lots of Fancy Feast, Canidae can food, dry cat food, kitty snackers, kitty dome bed, milk rings for Pania & Friends, kitty toys, Danw soap, paper plates, kitty wipes, 13 gal. bags, pink poof, Tasty Kakes (yum!) and 12 stuffed toys for prizes at Catstock
Judy & Phil---Sunday visitor--Nature's Recipe packs, 2 lg kitty snackers, 24 can Sheba variety pack, sticknote pads, scotch tape/dispenser, styrofoam plates, 1 gal. bleach, 1 gal Vinegar
Pam T/zoolove from OHdonation in honor of Samara
Linda C--donation for a KFC chicken treat for Trucker and his pals
Gusti--donation in honor of Lorenzo's Happy Birthday! 

We've heard from Unna's new family. They said that she instantly was comfortable and was cuddly to everyone!  So nice to hear that.

We had our first campfire down at the backwater. Wood will be ready for anyone that comes for Catstock that would like a campfire, along with fire sticks and irons for Marshmallows and Pudgy Pies! Our farm ducks go there to swim around. You may see turtles, fish flipping out of the water and lots of water birds. 

Today we will have a Flash Sale! Joni has made some awesome trivets/coasters.  They have a really nice top finish that is resistant to heat and cold. The designs are really nice--very different than what we've had in the past. They are $18 for a set of 4, includes shipping.  This is going to be a "no big deal" sale--casual. So, no need to dress up for it!  lol   We will just hold up the trivets at random.  The first one who puts down in the chat that you would like it, gets it.  Can do by PayPal or check.  Nice and easy!

We have recently had 2 cats returned. Both are wonderful cats and had to be returned with great saddness by both families. One is Athena--a big black/white female that likes to talk.  She's a little shy so we're taking our time of introducing her to the Main Area. The second is Mahogany who we've talked about before. She is still in the back but getting much more confident.  

The kittens are absolutely crazy this morning. Alot of fun to watch them, but wow--craziness abounds! I think they've been nipping the catnip way too much! Wow--what a lot of energy. Must be this cooler weather. There are 29 cats and kittens in the Kitty Kabana Room---they are either in playmode or "watch the birds" mode.  Some are completely tuned into the bird feeders. And coming along here to me is little Trucker. He is definitely getting stronger and is learning to put his legs to the side so he can get around better. He loves to have Freemont give him his morning bath--so sweet of Freemont. 

Thursday early afternoon is a joyful day. FFRC has been asked tohelp with a little boy kitten called Tiny Tim from Staten Island. He was found on the streets of Brooklyn. Tiny Tim has a rear deformed left foot. Apparently his front legs like to try to cross and he is a mild CH.  He should arrive Thursday early afternoon. Jennifer, a volunteer from the organization where he was taken to will be driving him here. This is a special time as Jennifer is also the person who was one of the people who rescued Joey and Thomas. So excited for her to see these two boys!  

Have a wonderful day, everyone. Remember, be kind to those that come your way today--you'll love how it makes you feel! And I'll bet your pets will sense your happiness and love it too! Know of a cat or dog that needs spayed or neutered? can make a BIG difference---help control the pet overpopulation problem. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

2nd blog for Saturday, July 26

Saturday afternoon, 2nd blog for today:   Hello friends.  I have some updates for you. First, let me start with Penelope and Splendor.  Splendor passed away earlier today. So very sad about this. Our vet has been aware of these happenings. Here's a little insight on what has happened. Penelope came in bone thin. She was very pregnant. And she became very sick.  Babies were born.  Did good for a couple days. Things started happening. We noticed the kittens feet were swollen. This is a result of mama's poor health, causing a protein problem which resulted in fluid overflow in the kittens. This fluid settled in the lungs and feet. Kittens will die from this and did. Penelope is completely dried up and has been for several days. Penelope is now down on the floor and she seems quite comfortable there. I'm positive she is aware that her kittens are gone, but she now will have an opportunity to heal herself. She has quite a ways to go. We'll give her lots of love, attention and food.  We also took in 2 new kittens today. One is about 10 weeks old, a very cute black/white medium hair female. Her name is Brise (Bree-say), a dance name. She was found by the person that owns the dance studio here in Defiance. She's been tested, vaccinated, bathed and is doing great.  The second kitten is about 6 weeks old, a grey/brown tiger (very different coloring), a little boy.  No name yet. He was found by the road in a neighboring town. This kitten definitely appears to be a CH kitten. He is able to get into the litterbox by himself and loves to play.His tummy is nice and round!  He and Brise are bunking together and are enjoying the company. .

Saturday, July 26

Samara is her name. She's a 5 month old, long hair white kitten with a splotch of grey on her forehead. A Defiance person saw her on the road thinking she was killed by a car. When she went to lift her she realized that Samara was still alive. What a sweetie she is. Her left front leg appears to have the radial nerve severed which means an amputation as it renders the leg useless. Her rear right leg has a fracture. She's been on 2 pain beds to help her be comfortable. She's very thin. We have her scheduled for x-rays and surgery hopefully to repair the rear right leg. We'll know more after the x-ray is done. Later, after that recovery, we'll work on the front left leg. And eventually also get her spayed. We waited until today to give her a bath due to her pain level. She was wonderful for it---good thing--little girl was pretty dirty but not anymore. She's squeaky clean and eating really good! 

Monday is Austin's day for surgery. He will be neutered (a little more extensive surgery as one testicle is hiding) and have his tail amputated.  I believe he will end up with a bit more than half of his tail still left.  

Veora's neck wound from the dog bite looks great. She's starting to play alot now and acting more relaxed. Takara's fur is looking better now that she's had two medicated baths to help her feel better from the heavy lice infestation that she had. Wow---she is a beauty and is really starting to play and have fun. Vaun is still in the back spending a little extra time recovering from her URI. But each day she is better and is now eating good. I'll be so glad to see her playing! 

Carol is everywhere playing. She's a real toy-girl. Journey and Jordan also love to run and play. They purr easily now. Both are so very pretty. Murphy likes to play with McHoney---both ornery little girls! Moose, Scott and Tammy--our 3 smallest black kittens must be taking a class in how to be so cute and yet so mischievous all at one time. They love people too! 

We had BOXES last night. A wonderful box night and I'm so very grateful for the gifts/donations.
Jatcat--2 wonderful round beds, easily washed, low side on front
Michaela--card with note and a beautiful kitty & flower teapot for me! Many thanks!
Joco/Joann--120 white washcloths (great for washing kitty faces)
Sonjamac for baby tummies--96 pkts of Whiskas Choice cuts
Lannml--a Pirate Ship---yeah! perfect for our Pirate Kitty Jasmine!
Cogo/Millie C and friend Lois--at least a thousand crocheted kitty coils, variety of colors--great toys!
Janet S from IA with Harley & toby--card with a note. Lots of variety of cards/envelopes, milk rings for Pania, paper for kitty toy and a beautiful afghan--white and teal with kitties and colorful flowers
Wolfpatch/Dave & Prince--cookies!!!!  3 bags of Snickerdoodles, 3 boxes K-Kups, 50 vein sets 25 guage and 6 catnip mice
Beth/eaglewatcher--second popper pan for the popcorn popper!
Kelly R from CA--note. Catstock: bubblegum, 3 pks of candy, jewelry, Cat in the Hat erasers, Kits for making wrist bands, 3 puzzles of baby animals.  Bright yellow towels--bath, finger and wash clothes. Bag of Wellness chicken, Royal Canin baby, 3 lg. cans tuna, 12 jars of babyfood meat, sardines, box of Bounce
Aunty Fi from UK--For Trucker, Bella and Coralie--a large round covered litter box with a ramp--should make it easy access!
Donna B from TN--donation for FFRC and Trucker
Sue M/macncheesemom--donation for FFRC 
Maggie Mae--day visitor--can food, snackers, toys and great drawn pictures that are on the refrig.
Sharon E from FL--donation thru PayPal for FFRC
Julie & David P from UK--for Trucker to have some KFC chicken! 
Jan T from HI--for Trucker to have some KFC chicken also for Derecho, Jemima and other kitties that need a little extra something!
Kelly L--donation thru PayPal for FFRC
Jane & Greg W from TN--donation for FFRC, thru PayPal

Mahogeney is still in the Thumper's Rooms. She is doing much better and is getting braver. She is such a beautiful cat. Rich brown, tan and gold colors. And her fur--it's so long. She has a beautiful long bib and her pantaloons just flows when she walks! A gorgeous cat.

We've heard from Megan, aka Postal. All is going great. She is playing with the other cats already and is quite the snugglebunny. 

Sometimes I'll have people ask me why we do checks on potential adopters and have the adoption process that we do. Always have and always will.  I'll tell you a few reasons--these are true things but not meant to cause you any stress!  I'll always check out potential adopters so no need to worry! Here's a few reasons: I want a mouser cat for my house as I have lots of mice and want them out of there.  Or, I want my friend to like me better.  If she thinks I like cats she'll go out with me on a date.  Or here's one too--I want an unspayed cat so she can have kittens so my kids can experience it (this will get the person saying it a whole educational story of why this is so so wrong). Never question it---an adoption process will always happen! 

I thank you all for your support. You've heard this before from me but it's so true. It takes a whole big village of all of you, to help us run this Rescue Center.  We are all part of each other. Whoever you are that is reading this--a volunteer, a chatter, a lurker, a fb friend, anyone----Your part is important to us and so appreciated. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thursday July 24

Ming---what a special boy.  His little "oddities" add to his charm.  He has a huge heart of friendliness.  His half closed eyes, his crooked tail, his cute knocked kneed walk--it's all of the wonderful things about Ming that make him Ming. Until he finds his forever home, he has one here.

Coralie's hardest time is in the morning when those whippersnappers get way way too close to her. Most of the time she's pretty tolerant of those little ones. In the morning, when breakfast is in process, it can be a bit overwhelming with the rush of trying to get all mouths fed. Of course, each one thinks they are hungrier than the other. And with Coralie, if you think about it, she doesn't have much protection for herself other than to sound gruff. She's got a bit of a wallop in her front paws.  Most of the kittens haven't figured out yet that she only has one claw (dewclaw which isn't used to whap with) on one foot.  The other foot does have a few toenails but she doesn't really use them on the kittens. She can and does have a nice sweet side that she uses for the kittens......but not in the early morning! 

We had BOXES last night.  So many big thanks to you all.  The cats and I are grateful.
Judiannlee--pkg of spring toys, 2 tunnels, case of Kitten Fancy Feast
Gisa M Zigan--from Germany--2 books (one ENglish, 1 German) "Black Daughter" signed by this author. Already started reading it!
Patty/middiemom--Fancy Feast kitten can food, bag of Purina dry kitten food
Conii and fur babies Elliott  & Izabellah--2 cases of KMR
Sunny & Bacon--7 beautiful crocheted kitty blankies
Vickie B--6 bags Royal Canin mom/baby cat dry food
Nona--14 cans of KMR
Janet C from VA--2 cases Friskies & 2 cases Fancy Feast Grill
Tigercat54/Great Aunt Julie in IA--2 cases Fancy Feast Kitten, 4 boxes Purrfectly Chicken, big bag of Purina One dry food
Anonymous Friend sent from cases of baby food meat (chicken/beef)
Alan C from UT--donation
Littlecat/Elaine B from FL--card with note with picture of their TUxie "Little Cat", donation to sponsor Penelope and family for their care.
Becky & Mike S--scratcher, long white enveloopes, Walmart gift card, towels
Don & Sylvia/papanuke & mamanuke from TX, day visitors--a comfy bed and a donation
Anonymous Friend--donation in honor of Penelope and babies
Beth/eaglewatcher--donation for KFC for chicken for Trucker, Ada Jane and friends!
Trende G from KY--donation for FFRC
Hencass--donation in memory of Penelope's babies that we lost, use as needed

We are down to one single baby of Penelope's. Yesterday was a tough day for Penelope and us. Her virus that she has, has taken a toll on her already poor condition. I've been asked if the babies were premature.  This is hard to really know. We know their birth weights were very low. We know their skin is very very thin. Are the babies not surviving because of mama's illness, her very poor arrival condition or because of being premature? Probably all 3 things are a factor. Regardless, we have mama and baby to care for. The remaining baby is a grey tiger.Baby is called Splendor. 

Many thanks to Goss and those who post up BOXES. Our friends who are unable to watch it live appreciate this effort. I was asked to pass this on to you! I thank you too!

Today a large amount of our recent Flash Sale items will be sent out! Always let us know if there are problems with an order please.  I believe I have a final count of how we did for the two Tuesday Flash Sales.  It's $2, 480. Absolutely wonderful!

An update on our little rowboat! Yesterday was Launch Day! We put it in the backwater and..........we didn't sink!  Yeah! The plug did get kicked out accidently and we did take on water until we noticed it and replugged though! We painted the rowboat in camouflage colors! We also made a nice size fire pit at the backwater. So........those that come for ready for a Saturday night bonfire!  Or maybe Friday night and Sunday night and.............! We have lots of chairs!  

Jemima and Smallisha are doing wonderful. Dickens "asked" Jemima if he could nurse yesterday and she pushed him away so fast I think his head was spinning. But, he got the idea, he shook himself off and took off after Missa. Smallisha has been playing like a kitten---every toy is fun for her! 

Katara and Vaun are doing much better.  Both arrived a bit bedraggled but both now are doing better. Because of skin problems, they both required a second bath.  Now they look better! Austin too had a 2nd special bath yesterday and he also looks better. He was down on the floor for a while to stretch his legs. Today he'll be out more but in Thumper's Room.  I do believe Abe is about ready to come to the Main Area.

Life is good.  And enjoyable. How could it not with so many kitties purring and playing. I also heard a thought from dear Putter---he's still pushing for more spays and neuters.  Have you done a spay/neuter yet this summer for a cat or kitten? YOU can truly be a saver of lives by this simple act! 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Weds., July 23

Mich and Vern---a huge, giant thanks to you both for doing two Flash Sales yesterday for the cats.  I dearly appreciate what you've done for FFRC and the cats. The first sale was all the double packs of leggydews and the mountain of biggydews! The second sale was a variety of items from our store.  I so appreciate what Mich and Vern did and also deeply appreciate the viewers, chatters who participated in the sales! And those that were here just for the fun of it! We do so enjoy the fun part of it! Packages are already being made ready to send to you all!

Many thanks too for the following donations:
Kathy K from IA--donation from herself and from Ro and Mike B who she met in a store while wearing an FFRC shirt! 
David C--donation to FFRC
Janet C from VA--donation to be used as needed
Vern & Mich--rat toy, bird suet cakes, 4 rugs, lysol wipes and also fleece for Angie

We now have two white bunnies.  We found out a little more of the bunny story. It turns out a neighbor had bunnies and decided to let them go.  Bunnies are actually very hardy. When I use to have the Wildlife Orphanage we would take in people's bunnies that they didn't want to keep. At one time, we had 65-75 domesticated bunnies hopping about on the farmyard. These two buns are welcome. There's a good possibility that there may be a few more coming our way. 

We had a big clean day yesterday. We hauled everything out that could be washed, outside to the parking lot. Then Ashlyn (granddaughter) power blasted them with our disinfecting hose system. The hot sun dried everything in no time. We're all squeaky clean!

We're having trouble with Penelope and her babies. I honestly don't know how this is going to end. I do know that Penelope did not feel good yesterday. Today it's obvious what's going on. She has an upper respiratory infection. Now that we know what's going on, we have her on two different meds and I can already see that she's feeling better. But, unfortunately, her kittens aren't doing as good. As you already know, we lost oneearlier. Today we lost two more of them. We have 3 remaining kittens.  These babies had a rocky start but let's hope they can make it thru this. 

We took in two new kittens this week. The first one is a very handsome tiger/American Short Hair Mix, male. He's about 9 weeks old. His name is Abe and was found on Angie, Bill and Elizabeth's porch. A sweetie who loves to be held. He will be in the Main Area soon.

The second cat is about 11 months old. His name is Austin. He's mostly white, with a black patch over one eye and a solid black tail. Very handsome fella. Unfortunately he has met with hard times. He's bone thin and was very wobbly from lack of nutrition. His tail met with an injury and the last half is a "dead tail". We shortened it up already so he wouldn't bump it, but eventually he will need surgery to remove the rest of the necrotic tissue and to cover the bone. Right now he's in no condition for surgery. He also had many maggots inhabiting the wound on his tail. His bubble bath produced lots of brown bubbles. He's eating so his strength is getting better and he's on two antibiotics. Austin is such a really nice cat. All you have to do is to look at him and he wants to be petted. 

Trucker is here on my desk taking a nap. He is now very insistent on coming into the Main Area. He spends the night time in the Thumper's Rooms but when I start the day, he's wailing away at the office door, demanding to come in the Main Area! What a stubborn boy he is!  So, the door is opened and now he, Thomas and Alma come trooping in. Trucker's weight went:  1.07 to 1.06 to 1.08. Today it was 1.08.5, so he gained a half of an ounce. I have no idea what Trucker's future will be. I'm just going day by day right now. We are feeding him anytime he wants food (and he lets us know when he's hungry!) and loving him to pieces.  He absolutely loves to be held. Let's just concentrate on the here and now time with this precious boy.

I've heard from several of our newly adopted cats. Purrgo is doing wonderful! They've decided to keep his name.  He purrs anytime he is petted and when done being petted, he's on the go!  Perfect name!  We've also heard from Yvonne a couple times--so far, so good! I'm thrilled. 

Coz is turning into a marshmallow! Same with August--they're both enjoying more and more being petted. It's wonderful how they are becoming more trusting. I have Trucker, Zelda, Jessie and Corby on my desk snoozing away! Ada Jane is doing pretty good. She sure likes chicken. These cats and kittens--they all have their likes and dislikes.....just like people. We know Pania likes a towel down on the floor to lay on after the floor is mopped. We know that  Derecho and Lorenzo loves their treat of baby food after breakfast. Kerri Kat needs the faucet turned on just so for her morning drink. Milo takes his afternoon nap on the princess bed. Felicity sits on the window sill in the front office for her meals....every time! We treasure their unique personalities! 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday, July 20

Rain, Rain, go away!   Wait, it hasn't rained here in a long time. But the cats and kittens are getting wet. What is going on?  It's raining INSIDE the Kitty Kabana!!  Yes, wet, wet, wet.  Our new baby grass needed a drink, so we turned the sprinkler on and moved it without checking where it was all going! Yep--right into the Kitty Kabana! Something exciting for the kittens!

Penelope and babies are doing pretty good.  She does spend some time away from them (in the pen), but that's ok.  As soon as they wiggle or meow, she feeds them! And their tummies are round---just the way we like them. Penelope is doing just fine. When kittens are weaned, it'll be her turn to act like a kitten and play!

We had an adoption this morning. Sweet Purrgo went to his new home. All in all, we had 12 applications for him and at least that many phone calls on him. We chose this particular family because they have adopted from us before, have other cats at home (which Purrgo would like) and between the mom/dad are home often enough and with the dad coming home at lunch. The new mom is even taking the day off of work tomorrow to be home with Purrgo! 

We had BOXES last night! My heartfelt thanks to you all.
Mary H--our Friday volunteer--cases of water and pop to help with Catstock, Kitty and doggie snackers and a case of Fancy Feast
Gusti from Germany--Food for Covies, Porchies and their friends--5 cases Appetizers and 3 cases snackers
Joan CMS from Spain--Pretty kitty blankie and an El Cau del la Cendra Mug, shirt and brochure!
Aunty Fi from UK--in honor of Penelope's kits--case of KMR
Conii with Elliott and Izabellah--2 cases of KMR
Widdletigger/Elizabeth--2 bags Royal Canin mom/baby dry food
Joco/Jo Ann--3 boxes shoe covers XXlg
Anonymous Friend--4 turbo scratch refills, 2 bowl bed scratchers, 5 cat dancers, 4 cases Friskies, 2 cases cat snackers
Beth/eaglewatcher from IL--2 soft sided Kitty Carriers in purple, to be used for raffle!
Maggie Mae--a day visitor, 6 yrs old, came with a donation of treats and toys for the kitties
Margaret S from Paulding--donation
Brian & Rosco/Cheryl E--3 packages Clorox wipes, 300 paper plates, 250 styrofoam plates, big bag of kitten dry and big bag of adult dry, 2 boxes Fancy Feast, 2 packages balls with bells and a pack of catnip mice and 2 bags of starburst.  
Joni W from IA--donation thru PayPal--to be used wherever needed
Gusti--donation in memory of Tom from UK who sent the Bondi Licks.

All is fine on the farm grounds. The Covies are out for their day of cruising about today. Doesn't take then long to take off running when their door is opened! Both Mercy and Wilson are getting their stalls redone this week.  Mats are being picked up, new levels of stone put under and leveled and clean mats put back down. Will keep their big feet nice and dry! The goats are already dreaming of Catstock and who is going to poo first for bingo! The chickens are putting their dibs on Butter! Peacocks are dropping their feathers--time for their molt. We collect these and give at adoptions.

We have a new report from Petfinders. The top 15 cats are Purrgo, Camvi, Abner, Archer, Corby, Dexter, Ratchet, Dickens, Byron, Ming, Francis, Preakness, Corduroy, Kerri Kat and Mathew Scott. Remember, we don't put the cats or kittens on Petfinder until they are neutered or spayed.  This past week, our total views was 1,596.  

Sadie and Hamlin/Hope are doing good. Sadie would prefer that she would be the only cat, but hopefully she'll figure out a way to feel comfortable around others. We're keeping her in the Thumper Rooms where it's a bit less cats. Mahogany is becoming more comfortable and is out of her pen. She's starting to cruise about and was even on the desk napping! She is so beautiful. Joyful still calls the office and Thumper Rooms as her home--she's very happy there! And she loves the windows! 

All is fine here. Enjoy your day. Love on your cats and pets!   

Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday, July 18

Penelope had her babies! And we're really talking baby size kitties. They are small.  I had so hoped she would wait off thru the weekend so we could have time to put some weight on her. As you know, when she arrived, she was bone thin--pelvis very protruding. But, she began right away eating with gusto! She had 6 little ones, starting yesterday in the early morning hours. Two born before I even came out. She did a good job. Unfortunately, we have lost one of them--the extra extra tiny grey/white one. We kept her snugged up to mama as much as we could so she would feel her warmth, but she passed this morning. This litter has a hard road to go right now--the main thing is to make sure they stay warm and up to mama to nurse. We now have 2 greys, 2 black tiger/whites and 1 creamy-white kittens. 

We had our Raffle last night. This was an exceptionally fun and productive one! I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your participation in it. As you know, most of the money from the Catathon was already designated for certain things. These Raffles are what keeps us, keeping up with our day to day bills. 
So.........the winners were:
Larissa Harliquin sitting kitty was won by Thomas Woo  (remember we only use partial last names)
Larissa Harliquin laying kitty was won by Kimkost
Signature Quilt by Vixanna was won by Gusti (gifted back to FFRC)
Ripple Afghan by Sharon M was won by Ann Fen
Joe/Kerswill cat bed was won by Ferole
Granny Square Afghan by Rosemary was won by Jennifer Moo

The totals from this was $3,900! Then we had some extra givers:
Beth--rounded up by $100  to               
EarthEyes rounded up then by $95          
Michlyn & Vern bumped it up by $42.43
Ellen & Pat raised it by another $57.57
Brenda R then bumped it by another $100
Our new total then came to $4,300.00    All I can say is a big WOW and a super big thank you.  

We also had consolation prizes: 1 quillow blanket, 2 human-dew size blankets, Larissa cat eye box and 10 pks kitty scissors for the frig and Rescue Angel Magnet. Thank you again for such a huge successful Raffle. It was fun!

We had a couple BOX nights since the last blog. Yes, I've gotten behind, but I am always full of thanks for you all! 
Joco from MN--Old Dutch Puffcorn Caramel Corn for Steve, Volunteers and myself. Yummmmmmmm!
Lizmol20 with Ariel & Jenny from MI--made by Liz: 2 charms with crystals and kitty charms. Very pretty.
FaithMD and Bobby--box tops for Kellen, coupons, sheet of Forever stamps, 2 sun crystals for windows
Beth A/eaglewatcher from IL--popcorn scoops, about 500 utensil packets and popcorn bags for Catstock
Helmin/Helen M from UK--3 cases Fancy Feast Variety
Anonymous Friend--2 cases babyfood
Itnurse--kitty paw print bracelet, You Never Walk Alone necklace, circle with paw print necklace and an angel wings surrounding a paw--so very pretty
Haroon A from NV--5 cans KMR
LucyToons from UK--pop tabs for Kellen, stickers for Hannah, farm scene scarf with 2002 calendar and a Home is Where the Heart is scarf with 2001 calendar
Mayumi from Japan--2 bags Scallops/Crab treats, 2 boxes of Tulle Chicken/Tuna and a bag of goodies for Hannah
Sherri/sillysticks from OH--Spartan tags
Jan from Hawaii--kitty card with note & a magnet book mark
Betz--payment for Shelter plaque
Aunty Fi & Joni/catlady--Memorial stone for Milford that says: Our precious reminder to always be kind to animals. 
Ruth E from Defiance--a thank you note and a donation in thanks for caring for Chalet (who is doing great!)
Pat, Thursday volunteer--4 prs handwarmers and a crocheted kitty pad
Tigercat54/great Aunt Julie--case of Gourmet Petite Cuisine, tuna/shrimp
Cheryl E from OH--Famous Amos Cookies!
Penny B--catnip infused puffballs, 7 pcks Fancy Feast and 18 cans Appetizers
Rebecca & Willow--3 cases Fancy Feast Variety
Patcat--day visitor--Appetizers, volunteer snackers & highlighters
Widdletigger--2 cases of Awake candy--chocolate & caramel bars--extra yum!!!!!!!
Zoolove with Cali, Princess Smokey, Snowy and Blackie--case of Fancy Feast, case of Gravy Sensations, doggie snackers, 3 pcks paper plates, XO super concentrated odor neutralizer, fold up insulated tote bag, 3 cakes of suet and a suet feeder, kitty toys, Squeaky Mr. Bill. Also a kitty bird bath/bird feeder and a metal kitty chasing mouse spinner for the rock gardens. Love them! 

We also have a few PayPal thanks to give:
Thomas M from CO--paypal donation for FFRC
Andree/Sonnykat--donation to help with mailing raffle items!
Neil & Jean S from OH--donation for helping the kitties
Gillian from UK--donation in memory of her husband Tom who passed in May. We're sorry for your loss, Gillian. We will do as you wish--buy baby food jars for Derecho and friends, since Tom enjoyed watching that, and also for the medical fund. Take care.

Ustream is wonderful!  You might be saying.........what???  I know the ads are rather a bother at times, but when those ads pop up, FFRC makes money! For June, FFRC received $2,022.16! So, keep being patient with those ads--they truly do help us! 

We have another little kitten in. Her name is Vaun! She is a brownish tiger/white Manx kitten. Very sweet. Loves to cuddle right up by the neck, like Takara does. She was going to be shot if she had to go back to where she came from. How someone can stand there and say that is beyond me. But, it happens. But, NOT to this little girl. She's here and she's safe and she loves to play! She has a cute little tweak to the end of her tiny tail! 

Purrgo will be going to his new home on Sunday about 9:00 ish.  Unna is also on hold and will leave end of next week. We also have another cat that just came in. She was a kitten in 2008. Her name is Mahogany. She is so beautiful. A long hair golden-brown colors with such a sweet face. She is 6 years old. She had to come back thru no fault of her own. Her family dearly loved her but could no longer keep her. Hopefully, Mahogany will be out in the Main Area soon. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tuesday, July 15

Busy day of treatments yesterday. Have that caught up, but then there's always more! I think the kittens and cats must look at the treatment board every morning and check the names out. Then those cats disappear! 

Carol, Trucker, Veora and Murphy are now spending a bit of time here in the Main Area. They have just joined the kitty herd  and are having fun. Trucker prefers to be held though. Such a sweetie he is. We still keep placing him in the litterbox to help him out.  I truly feel this is a birth deformity for this little boy, as he is showing other "kinks" in the system. His one front leg is thickened and his vertebrae and ribs are "flattish". But, to Trucker, this is normal and so he carries on. I just want him to enjoy every moment of every day and to play, purr and play some more!

Big thanks to Judy and Phil--Sunday visitors. They brought: 6 steno pads, postit pads, trash bags, twizzlers, box of t-shirt bags, PT's, hand soap, hand sanitizer, TP, Clorox  wipes, Bounce, hole reinforcements.
Rascalboots/Heather H from Oh--break Away Collars.

We had a visitor yesterday--a sweet 9 year old girl. She came in and presented us with a donation. Her name is Rebecca. 

We also had another visitor. Her name is Kaylee and came with her family. They also brought some great items from our Need List! We've had the pleasure of knowing Kaylee for a few years--always a joy to have her visit us. 

Check this out!  It's awesome. Many thanks to Dawnstar for putting this together.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday, July 13

It really happened! Coralie shared her supper with 3 kittens--all at the same time! Isn't that just wonderful?! I took Coralie outside for a walk-about. She walked all over the place--over cement, grass and stones! Really enjoyed the sunshine! We rarely get to do that but Coralie and Bella are allowed. Bella of course loves her stroller rides too! But not Coralie--she wants to do it herself!

We had BOXES Friday night. Big time thanks for what you all do for this Rescue Center. Not only are your gifts so appreciated, but the moral support, prayers, good thoughts and words of encouragement are also appreciated. 
Starrylightmeow & Pondracer with Simba--3 Clorox wipes and a case of Friskies
Grace R/wonderteac--a great book called Cat Lovers Devotional
Lannml--4 cases Friskies Poultry & Beef and 2 cases of Appetizers
Plee--coupons, 6 bags doggie snackers, 5 bags kitty snackers and a stone with painted black kitty with amazing eyes
Shawn--very nice handmade card in sympathy for Milford
Anonymous Friend--another great book!@ Mindfullness, finding Peace in a Frantic World
Heather, Stephanie & Samantha H and Rascal from OH--Thinking of You card with kitty stickers
Zoolove with Cali, Princess, Bootsie, Blackie & Snowie--t-shirt with flowers and kitties for Jacc, so very pretty!
Anonymous Friend--SEVEN 40 lb bags of Precious Cat Litter.   Wow! 
Jobo & Lemon- Day Visitors--2 cases Friskies, 13 galloon trash bags, kitty snackers
Haroon--big 40 lb bag of Precious Cat Litter
Jakesmeowmy--donation to be used wherever needed
Norma B--donation to FFRC thru PayPal
Indy--our visitor last week--donation of an Amazon Card for FFRC

Our 4-some batch of kittens are doing good. They are Carol, Veora, Trucker and Murphy. You'd think they were born in the same litter--they all play, eat and snuggle together! Trucker succeeded! He made it into the little litterbox yesterday all by himself.  Barb, our visitor, has faithfully been putting him in the litterbox about every 1 1/2 hours to help him practice! We'will keep at it! 

Sadie, our newer CH cat loves to eat. She gets so very excited when she sees her plate coming to her! She likes the freedom of the back Thumper's Room. She likes her chin being scratched. Milo, another newer CH cat, is doing awesome. He's so friendly. Loves to be held. Short periods of holding works for him. He loves the palm tree. Milo is another ankle wrapper, like Freemont.

One of the nicest kittens ever is Corby. He obviously had been loved on somewhere in his young life. He has a diesel purr motor and paws that knead and knead! Such a loverbug. He's been neutered now and is ready to find his own home. He has a ton of love to give.

Sound familiar to anyone? We have Basket 138 More Kids Fun that is unaccounted for. We are not able to figure out the name on this Basket from the Catathon. If you were the winning bidder, could you please contact me? Thank you. 

Here's a good deal! Our First Aid kits are now at a big sale for $15.  Instead of going thru our FFRC store, if you'd like one, just go thru PayPal so you can get the sale price.  It's chock full of great items for a Pet First Aid Kit. 

Tomorrow is our first Raffle since quite a while before the Catathon! We're ready for it! Check out Chatters FB page! We have 6 items---2 afghans, 1 signature banner, 2 Harlequin Cat pictures/framed in oak and a cat/doll wood bed.  All 6 items are just wonderful. Raffle tickets are $5.  You can do one ticket or how many you want. The Raffle starts tomorrow, Monday and ends at 2:00 on Thursday. BOXES will be at 5:30 on Thursday with the Raffle Drawing at 6:00.  Of course, we will have consolation prizes. Let the fun begin! Just go thru PayPal or if you need to send a check, please do it right away so we receive it Thursday or before. Let me know how many tickets and for which items. Please include your cam name if you have one. Thanks ever so much! 

Who is one of the orniest kittens here? That would be Hillsborough  He is such a lot of fun. He will play with anything--even a tiny piece of dust! Jackson is visible all the time now and will come walking up to us now for attention. He's right now playing with a milk ring--walking around with it in his mouth, dropping it, retrieving it and doing it all over again! His brother August has also progressed so much in his friendliness. And Joey.....what a sweetie he is. He's decided that we're A-ok people and have allowed us into his circle. As long as you approach slowly, he will accept petting. He loves his tummy rubbed now! He's amazing!

No limping for Unna or Luige! They both have lost their limp and run like the wind. Such a joy to see them. They'll even throw each other down in wrestling play now! Little Veora's neck area where she was bitten by a dog is now much better. The swelling has decreased dramatically and she can eat easily now.

I've had two phone calls now from Yvonne and BrandyWine.  All is well. I do believe things are going to work out beautifully! The second call told me that they were both napping on the couch together--not snugged up, but on the same couch! And the bird feeders are a big source of joy for them both!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Thursday, July 10

Hooray for Seymour!  He has a home. A REAL home! Seymour and his mama Patricia arrived here 1/17/14. Patricia was adopted by Rita from Wisconsin. Ever since then she has asked a couple times about Seymour--how he is, etc. Recently, Rita came to FFRC for another visit. Much time was spent with Seymour. After she went home, an email arrived, asking about him and the possibility of adopting him. Yes, Seymour has been considered a permanent resident. The reason? FFRC promised BENCH, the rescue he came from. I contacted them and explained the situation (Rita is an awesome cat mama, Seymour could be with his real cat mama, they would be well cared for and loved. Also, if ever a time Rita couldn't care for them, both would be returned to FFRC). Their blessings for this adoption was immediately given, with no hesitation! So.......happy news for Seymour! He will be leaving with Rita (who will come for Catstock) on 9/7 in the morning. 

We had three adoptions yesterday! In the morning, wonderful Chalet was able to go back to her home! Her mama came home from the nursing home and is now able to care for her again! It's known that if the time comes that she can no longer care for Chalet, she will come back to FFRC. In the late afternoon yesterday, we had two more adoptions! Little Postal, now known as Megan, went to her new home. And Willow, a baby born here to Smallisha, also went to her new home. These are happy places for these cats! 

And then today.....another wonderful adoption day! Three more adoptions! As most of you know, Yvonne came back to FFRC with Barb who is visiting for 2 weeks. Yvonne just wasn't a happy girl with the family cats at Barb's. So....that's what is most important. Their happiness. We discovered that Yvonne and Brandywine got along just fine together. So, they are now placed in their new home together. I've already had one phone call from the Dad. All is well. Both have been bird watching thru the patio doors! Our third adoption for today is Oriah. It's official (just like we were hoping!).  Oriah will be staying with her foster/now forever home family! This is good. With Oriah's specific food needs, it was difficult here at the Rescue Center, but easy in her new home.

We had BOXES last night. So many grateful feelings given to you all for your help. 
Mary C--visitor with niece for 3 days--many things and we are so thankful. Snacks for volunteers, snacks for the kitties and the doggies, case of PT, Fancy Feast dry cat food, Reeses (guess who for!!), great snackers for the horses, donkey, goats. Mary also had a garage sale and the money from this was donated to FFRC. Big thanks, Mary. There were other gifts too from Mary for the Rescue Center--I thank you!
Domingo F--donation to FFRC thru PayPal
Lin Hsiao H from Taiwan--donation to FFRC thru PayPal
Arden & Charmaine B--donation to FFRC in honor of Trucker
Catherine D from VA--donation to FFRC thru PayPal
Karla M--donation in memory of the kitties that have passed. 
Brad B from KY--donation to FFRC thru PayPal
EddieJ333--day visitor today--donation to FFRC
Oilsandsgirl--2 big bags dry cat food and 2 big bags dry kitten food--Max brand, big box of 13 gallon trash bags 
Haroon A--big bag of Precious cat litter
Zelda Belda Moss & Anonymous Friend--cat mouse kick toys, lots and lots of cat toys, doggie squeak toy, cashews/pistachios for volunteers and cans of clams, 9-Lives, sardines, chicken and salmon for the kitties!
Laura/Medic101--2 cases Fancy Feast
Barb W--week visitor--big bag of Precious Cat Litter and candy snackers
Pat L/plee from SC--4 cases Fancy Feast appetizers
Susan345--8 extra big bags of kitty snackers
LJ323--2 bags Sunkist Fruit Gems, milk rings for Pania, kitty snackers, 5 large memory foam rugs. Also a beautiful 52 x 52 purple varigated afghan with kitties, in honor of the kitties we have lost and will hold in our hearts

We have a Petfinder Weekly Report! We have had 731 total pet views this past week. The top 15 places are: Our Information Page, Kitties Page, Ming, CH page, Camvi, Kerri Kat, Tabitha, Emily, Daisy, Whisk, Ratchet, Abner, Karena, Emma Jo and Preakness.

Just to be on top of things, our latest intakes have been kittens. Carol is doing wonderful.  She's ornery for no bigger than she is--so sweet.  Then there's Murphy. She's a dilute calico--so so much improved. She's on antibiotics still but has progressed to being down on the floor to play. She's a loverbug now. Loves to eat. 

Then we also have Trucker, just very recently named. When asked if he liked that name, I swear he lifted his chin in a nod! This is a little 6 week old-ish kitten. A brown tiger, boy. His beginning of life is a bit of a mystery--a couple different thoughts. His back legs are fused at the knees--both of them. The hips are forward, which makes his back legs up under his tummy, aiming for his head. They are rather bothersome. At times he can get them off to the side for easier mobility. But he's a happy boy, already on the floor. We have to lift him into the litterbox while he's so little, as his legs "boing" into things and prevents him from moving forward. He loves to eat and to play. He's good friends with Murphy.

We also took in a new kitten late afternoon today. She is about 5 1/2-6 weeks old, a brown tiger/torti mix. A nice little kitten who was extremely thirsty. She drank and drank and is still trying to get her fill.  No name yet, but soon! She was also so very hungry. Her test is negative. Here is her problem. A dog got a hold of her (we're told today it happened) and punctured her neck in a couple places.  Her neck and chin are now shaved and has been cleaned but the swelling is significant. She's already on antibiotics. Hopefully tomorrow the swelling will start going down. She's sleeping right now on a heater pad and looks contented. 

The Catstock planning has begun! Games have started to be organized again. Prizes have been ordered. It's September 6, Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00. The wonderful Strawberry Hill band will be here again! Lots of good food and friendship for the day! Come join the fun! 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tuesday, July 8

Weds. July 8, 2014
Your messages to me in regards to Milford have been received and rests with me. The friendship and support you have given me is so uplifting. I won’t lie—Milford’s death has shook me. I think the main reason is that this little fella didn’t ask for anything in his life except to be loved.  From the moment he was picked up from being tossed out of the car, he was loved.  I just wanted it to be a whole lot longer. He is greatly missed. I have had numerous cats and kittens coming up and sitting in my lap, rubbing and being so sweet.  It’s amazing the love these cats can give. And it’s also amazing the love and support you all give me. I will never ever take that for granted. I thank you for the fb messages, PM’s and the emails.

Updates: our Hamlin Hope is a wonderful boy. He is coming out more and more and is enjoying the attention. He’s eating good. I’m surprised, even with his severe tremors and chin tuck, he still is agile.  And I think he likes being here.   We also have Sadie. She is “loosening up”.  Remember, most of her life has been in a pen. I can tell beyond a doubt that she is enjoying the freedom of being out and making those decisions herself as to what she wants to do. Time will help!

All the surgeries from Monday are recovered. These kittens are wonderful and never slow down. Appetites are good and energy levels are high…..very high! Thanks to Joyce D. for providing pizzas on Monday.

Remember, we have a special adoption coming up. Tease, tease. I can give you another hint.  It is NOT Emma Jo. The list of “is nots” is growing.

We have thanks to give, from BOXES and PayPals. I so appreciate you all.                                                                                                       
WalMart—in honor of Pat, our volunteer for her service hours
Nona—funds to purchase baby food
Judy & Phil, Sunday visitors—donation for FFRC
Wanda E—donation for portrait (of a bird!)
Gusti—donation for beverages for surgery day
Jack & Carole B—donation for FFRC
Donna/napa—donation, in memory of Lou (my sister’s dog)
Robin H from UK—donation for FFRC
Lisa K from WA—donation for FFRC
Anonymous Friend—donation for FFRC & a portion for our S/N fund
Norma B—donation for FFRC
Janet M—donation for FFRC
Aimee L—Scrabble pieces pendants, with FFRC peace, love cats for Catstock—really nice!
Jatcat—2 safety cutters
Sandy L/northpolemn—book: crafting with cat hair
Buffypotter/Stephanie S from Scotland—case of large Friskies fish, bag of Purina One, scratching pad
Mike/sophieandlucysdad from MI—coupons
Dave & Joy D from NY—kitty card with donation and from Amore, Scotch, Stitches, Abby & Diva
Ann F from NJ—donation!
Sherri W/neuromom & David—pretty pansy flower thank you card
Josie D—Kuranda Bed 1 level, for Kitty City
Nona S from NY—coupons
Anonymous Friend—box tops, pop tabs for Kellen, milkrings for Pania, Paw Points. Hand towel—lots of great colors, 2 bath towels, 2 pkgs wash cloths, 1 purple rug, 5 fleece blankies. Variety of safety collars, lots of cat toys—poofs, pipe cleaners, etc.  Snackers for Barnies, Covies, Porchies, Inside & Jacci’s kitties, snackers for doggies, Catstock duct tape. 2 rolls 13 gal bags, bandaids, triple antibiotic ointment, pens, highlighters, permanent markers, Kitty TY notes,  and a fall garden kitty flag.

The Covies are doing great—still out and about 2-3 times a week. They love it. The Barnies are also doing great. They love the tall straw bale piles. And the Porchies…they have now claimed the Shelter House as their afternoon nap place! All are feeling good.

We will have BOXES Weds. evening. Let’s start at 5:30, but know we may have to be flexible. We possibly may have an adoption late afternoon.

Walter is wonderful and doing super. He is on minimal meds and we have already seen a decrease in his circling. He seems very happy. Milo is now out and about in the Main Area. He’s explored every inch and seems very comfortable.

Thank you for “giving me space” right now. I just needed a bit of time off. I love this Rescue Center with a passion—just have to regroup again then I’ll be ready to go. Love this place so much and the kitties and cats and volunteers to stay down too long. Thanks for understanding.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Monday, July 7

Surgery Day is over. This blog is to just go over the basics of surgery.

For the females, we did:
Brandywine--glad we did, her ovaries were very enlarged
Willow---physical good   2.01
Tammy--physical good   2.00
Punita--physical good  3.08
Missa--physical good  4.02
Journey--physical good  2.01
Jordan--physical good  2.01
Postal--physical good  3.14

For the males, we did:
Archer--physical good 2.01
Luigi--physical good  3.01
Pablo--physical good  2.00
Corby--physical good  3.10
Solomon--physical good  2.09
Purrgo--physical good  2.07

Physical on Hamlin Hope:  very interesting and will be viewed on the veterinarian's board to get ideas as to what this may fully be.

Physical on Sadie:  another interesting one.  Physical good, has mouth damage from hitting head on floor but appears to be healing.  No spay today since she had just received a Depo injection before arrival (this can lower her immune system). 

Milford:  there's no way to say this but to come right out and tell it.  Milford passed away.  My heart is literally broke in a thousand pieces.  All was fine, his monitor was beeping along and then it slowed a few beats and then it simply stopped. We spent much time this afternoon in discussion. We have come to the conclusion that his blood pressure had dropped too low, too fast.  Something good will come of this. We are already scheduling a class for myself, Bonnie and Sue to learn even more about our wonderful new monitor system. We WANT TO KNOW MORE about how to prevent deaths. This monitor we have can help us. So, very soon, a class will be scheduled.  We will make his death be something that is good in the long run.

I am in need of taking a bit of time off. Please forgive me if I'm not with you in the cam world as much for a short time. Just need a bit of a break. It's been tough these last few weeks. We've discussed here today the extra troublesome cases we have had in this year. We can only continue to educate people---spay and neuter and to treat animals with kindness. Thank you in advance, for understanding. I need some healing time. We have a sign on our refrigerator here---Put aside all anxious thoughts and be at peace.  That's where I need to head. 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Thursday, July 3

Happy 4th of July for tomorrow! It'll be a wonderful Independence Day! I've convinced the cats they cannot stay up late to watch the fireworks.  They've begrudgingly have listened....maybe.

Our new kitten Carol is doing wonderful. She's the new silver grey/white baby girl. So much energy. She appears healthy and oh so active! Won't be long until she'll make her way to the Main Area. The other new kitten is Purrgo, the siamese kitten. A handsome fella.  A bit shy but we're all working on doses of TLC for him. 

Milford is such a dear. He loves to be cuddled.  There's no doubt his legs are a problem. They just get mumbled-jumbled underneath him. We keep his legs wrapped most of the day with the wraps coming off at night. He spends the nights in Dodger's Pen. He's such a wonderful kitten. Happy boy!

McHoney is also doing great. She is a fiesty little torti--always playing hard and coaxing even the big cats to play with her. Such a pretty girl.  Pablo and Corby are doing terrific. Both are growing and are so playful. Milo, the newest CH cat is in the Main Area all the time now. He loves people, gets along great with all the cats and is using the litterbox 100%--a really good happening! 

Hamlin Hope....this is a very special boy. He is now coming out whenever we call to him. He loves his tummy and back rubbed. He's eating much better and can purr. I'm truly thinking he is not a CH cat, but one that has much nerve inflammation/damage from the way his neck was torqed so far backwards at birth. All of his siblings passed away as tiny babies. We've started him last night on anti-inflammatories and hope this will give him some relief from his severe tremors. He especially responds to men, so Steve has been spending time just petting him.  He's just ever so very sweet. 

We had BOXES last night and Monday night!  Many many thanks to you all!
Shawn--gift card for FFRC from Amazon
FaithyMD--a special gift for Freemont---a mirror! He will love it!
Julie E and son Johnnyawesome23 from PA--3 boxes exam gloves, milk rings for Pania
Judeanlee--8 packages of Coil Spring toys and a graet bowl scratcher bed
Vickie B--from Dylans Candy Store Popcorn--3 different flavors--peanut butter, cake batter & cookies n cream
Sherri W and David from NY--beautiful Rainbow painting in pastels and picture of Magenta. I love it!
Linda S/mls9690--note and milk rings for Pania
Ellen & Pat--3 gallons of bleach
Caren F--2 cases Friskies Pate/chicken mix
Alan G--FFRC note pads--so very nice! 
Widdletiger/Elizabeth--box of paper towels (for Tabitha too) and a box of TP and 8 packages of 125 styrofoam plates!
Gallant and Montaina--a beautiful bouquet of multi colored roses--so beautiful
Caren F--3 cases Friskies Pate, 6 packages of snackers
Arden & Charmaine--big bag of Purina One Kitten and 4 cases of Friskies Pate
Eaglewatcher/Beth A--our visitor here for 2 weeks--FFRC's very own popcorn maker complete with the popcorn/oil/salt packs!  We're gonna love this!!
Ann/kikocat & Sean with Penn, Teller and Pixel--nice letter and several pictures of their kitties (from FFRC!), disposable gloves, sandwich crackers, almond snackers, ziplock bags, scratcher pads, kitty toys, 2 bags dry cat food (Good Life), cat snackers, Lysol wipes, Clorox wipes, case of Fancy Feast, case of 9-Lives, case of Friskies
Mona S/mdw20--note, and 2 gorgeous large Granny Suare afghans--so beautiful, 40 lb Precious Kitty Litter
Web Cam Friends--congrats on the Catathon!
Buddy the Cat & Mimi--coupons
Mayumi from Japan--kitty card of congrats on the Catathon
Jan O/farmgirl--card with ffrc kitties and things for Catathon
Mary Elizabeth I from AZ--PayPal for FFRC to be used as needed
Carl P from Canada--donation in Memory of Blyss and Fantasia
Shannah W--donation from PayPal for FFRC
Cristina B--donation for FFRC from PayPal
Marilyn H from FL--donation for FFRC from PayPal
Carol N--donation for FFRC, thru PayPal
Sarah P from MO--donation to give something fun to Carol the kitty! 
Melvin S from PA--donation thru PayPal for FFRC

Another clue to the mysterious upcoming adoption!  It is NOT Whisk or Preakness!  More details soon. 

Two new kittens have arrived. They came last evening, rather late. One is a beautiful torti type American Short Hair, the other is a really pretty tiger with "special" markings. Both were found down the road from FFRC, right smack on the road, just walking along. I'm sure they were just then dropped off. I'm so thankful they were not hit by a car. They are both females and about 8 weeks old. I was very tired when they arrived last night. There were still volunteers here--they ALL said---what can we do to help. They jumped up, and sure made me feel good by being so helpful. As I've said before---FFRC has the best volunteers ever! 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tuesday, July 1

I am humbled beyond belief.  I am beyond words. I have just taken an adventure into the world of facebook and read so many of the posts from yesterday. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your very kind words, your well wishes, your compassion, your memories of our cats that have been adopted.  What I'm the most thankful for is......your friendship.

I am so blessed to be surrounded by family, awesome volunteers and to actually be able to FEEL the friendship from you all is truly an amazable thing. Yesterday was a horrible day for me--just felt overcome with the loss of these babies. But, even then, I knew in my heart that I'll always "go on".  And is a new day. It's filled with wonder. And these kittens and cats that are here in this rescue--they are so ALIVE with energy--they give me great joy and peace. Life goes on and so will I.  Thank you all for your boost.

A few thank yous!  I am always grateful.
Eugenia S from Russia--donation for FFRC
Deb N from NH--a donation for FFRC. This is a special donation, as it is "in memory of my sister who passed away this week and went home to be with her Lord God and Savior." Deb--hugs to you. Take care.
Ruth D from NC--donation in memory of Bluss and Fantasia.

Today Muffin, our Covie cat, is 11 years old. She is our only calico cat and arrived here 9/14/04. Our volunteer Martha brought Muffin here.  Happy Birthday, Muffin.

Just got our monthly report from Amazon. They deposited $388.55 into our account---thanks to you all who order Amazon items thru our website!

We have all but 8 packages sent out now from the Catathon!  If you haven't sent your PayPal in yet or check, we'll keep your items safe until we hear from you.  That day still is a wonder of amazing things. 

We will have BOXES this evening at 6:00.  

I just had a piece of chocolate that also gives a little message.  My message for today -- Love with your whole heart and feel the joy!  How perfect is that!!