Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thursday evening, November 13

Hearts are big here. These cats and kittens are so wonderful and are so friendly.  It does a heart good to watch them play with each other and also to see their reaction when people come in. Most of them so welcome visitors to be here.  The more petting, the better! We are devoted to finding loving homes for these cats and kittens. We have several of them on hold right now, but they can not go until their spays/neuters are done.  It's the FFRC law!

We have thanks to give. A simple thanks seems so "light", but please know we have much appreciation for the help we receive.
Wanda, the artist--donation for a portrait order
Jim R from VA--donation to FFRC
Tracy L--donation to FFRC
Sue--a donation made to her sister Sharon, pabloluvr
Elizabeth W--donation to FFRC
Melvin S from PA--donation to FFRC
Vicki B--6 bags of Royal Canin baby dry food
Ruth D from NC--note, a beautiful Christmas afghan, box of Purrfectly Chicken
Gina S/catlvr14 from OH--3 wonderful Christmas shawls (red, green & white) , 4 pks of kitty snackers
Linda S--hats!--all handmade and in beautiful Christmas colors, also a hat/scarf set--pretty warm colors, 2 fancy red scarves
Jatcat--4 very soft pads for the catbarn beds--nice!
SonJa/Sonjamac from Toronto--48 double rolls of TP (yeah!) and bag of Royal Canin Kitten dry food
Sharon/pabloluvr & sister Sue--tray of appetizers, baby wipes, calendar from Best Friends
Judy & Phil--snackers for the volunteers, Toilet paper, fleece material and kitty toys
Lannml---case of toilet paper (so nice to get stocked up)
Margaret S from OH--donation to FFRC
Abigail B from OH--donation to FFRC

We took in 2 older kittens yesterday. Late afternoon someone dropped off a carrier with two kittens squished in it. We actually saw them drive off. While we would not have insisted they take their cats with them, it would be nice to have gathered information about each of them. Leaving them as they did, we know nothing other than they are 2 cats with ear mites, major fleas. The boy also has a nasty wound on his "bottom parts".  They obviously are sister/brother as they look so much alike. They are about 7-8 weeks old. The female is a long hair calico, named Dawn. The male is a long hair black tiger with a white chest and feet, named Star. Both are so sweet. Star will feel better soon. He is on antibiotics.They arrived thin, but have good appetites. Won't take long to get that FFRC belly! 

Steve and I will be leaving Sunday morning for the beginning of our vacation. We're both very excited as it's been a long, long time since we've done something like this.  We will be back Friday night late. We have many volunteers that will be here this next week, taking care of things. We have people that will be here at night, even staying here overnight. We have friends and family too that will be stopping in frequently to check on things. I believe all is covered and will be well looked after. Even the Sheriff Department will be helping. They will be doing frequent checks on the property and also visiting inside the rescue center to make sure all is fine. They are also aware that we have 24 hour surveillance cams for security. While I'm looking forward to this time of fun, I'm also nervous to leave the rescue cats, my house cats and the farm animals. But, I know they will be very well cared for. I have a favor to ask! While I super very much appreciate all boxes, I'm hoping that box deliveries will be light next week, because of space in the office. Also, emails will not be answered next week. My goal is to keep off the "computer stuff" as much as possible! A real vacation!

We would also like to get out in the mail, as many of the items as possible from the quickie Flash Sale we had this week. As soon as checks or PayPals have arrived, we will get things sent out. Please know that if things are not correct or you haven't received something that should've come already or something arrived damaged, please let me know by email. We truly do aim for 100% satisfaction!

Little Teagan is one handsome boy. It seems his fur gets fuzzier each day. Norton is so striking--his markings are gorgeous. Next week, Peggy S will be taking Amazon and Screech for a week, so they will have extra "looking afters". They are growing in body and also in their activity level! We weighed Mr. G yesterday--he's gained a few ounces and that puts him at a bit over 20 pounds. I told him he will need to practice wheel running for exercise. Bella is still going outside with the dogs. She so loves it out there. It'll be interesting to see what she does as it gets colder. Asha is here with me, staring with those beautiful blue eyes. Joey is in constant motion much of the mornings and evenings. He's amazing the way he travels about now, without a care in the world. So wonderful to see that.