Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday, Jan. 30

He-she--what does it matter really?!  But sure made me chuckle! Magic's bum and legs turned scarlet red from "poo/pee residue".  So very sore and made her cry. So, we would just bathe her little hiney parts gently and blot dry. We couldn't really unfold the legs due to her deformities--legs are so tight. Her health records said she was good to travel.  She has grown enough that now there's a "space" there so her parts are more visible.  Am I making sense?!!  This morning when holding her, I thought I noticed a little poo that needed cleaning. During her bath--lo and behold--there were parts there that were finally visible!! SHE is a HE.  Sure enough, our Magic is a little boy! Rejoice, rejoice--that means one less anesthetic for her, I mean him!

Magic is really doing quite well too. He can scuttle about quite quickly and gives Trucker a run for the money in the speedy department already! He uses the litterbox, providing he can get into it. All feelings of having to potty are there! He has gained about 8 ounces already---that's a half a pound!

We had an adoption yesterday! Betra went to her new home. She's such a beauty and the lady that adopted her was very happy. Tomorrow, Saturday, is Mr. G's day. Remember though, this is not 100% Mr. G picked yet. She has to meet him and be sure he is the one.

We had BOXES last night. I am very grateful for your support.
Pam T--  4 Tubs Temptation Snackers
FaithyMD-- Case of Tiki Cat
Judi Sp--  2 - 40lb bags Precious Cat Litter,   Lounge kitty scratcher
Jatcat--  5 rolls of raffle tickets
Dottie O - NE--  Lots n Lots of stuff to make jewelry.. Haley will love it!
Nona 72 can of 11 oz KMR,  Bag full of milk rings, Bag of feathers & Coupons
Ellen/Kikimykat - Note with picture of Kiki,   sets of 8 cards with envelopes.  cards have pictures of Covies and Porchies with their story on the back,  Catnip
Lou Beth-- 2 pkgs of Advantage Flea Prevention for dogs
Joy & Dan D w/Camo  - Picture of Camo and a Donation
Contessa--  For FFRC and Magic - Snuggle Kitty Warmer

We took in a new cat last Friday, a week ago. His name is Ike and he was here as a wee little kitten and then was adopted when he was 3 months old. The family that adopted him has come upon times where they can no longer keep him. They honored their contract with us by bringing him back. He's a handsome boy--solid grey/silver. He was here in 2008. He is now down on the floor and out and about. Won't be long until he feels comfortable enough to come to the Main Area.

The raffle is on! Wow---it's a beauty of a raffle too! We have 8 items. 5 of the afghans from Rosemary in S. Africa, 1 mink blanket, a very nice leather X-Lg Porsche man's jacket and a copy of the wonderful book of cats with CH of FFRC.  A really nice raffle.  BOXES will be Monday at 5:30 pm with the Raffle at 6:00. Check out the Chatter's FB page, our Twitter page and the FFRCNation page for more info.  Thanks for your support. 

We will be taking on a new cat on Saturday. His name is Hensley and he will be coming from North Carolina. Two people who help the rescue that he's coming from, will transport him here. He is a cat with CH and was told he is moderate. More info later! 

Addison has been playing with a coil toy for about 15 minutes now. He is so clever and does the "quick lean" when he loses his balance. His CH is mild. He loves to play with toys. The Porchies, Covies and the Barnies are doing great. They are all eating good. Today is Friday so the Covies will get their Covie Run this morning and afternoon. When we get enough snow to plow, there is a big circle plowed in the farmyard so the cats, ducks, chickens, geese, peacocks, etc. have plenty of ground space to walk about. 

Toys on the no-no list:  yarn, dental floss, rubber bands, paper clips, dangling curtain cords.
One of the best ways to communicate with our cats is through touch. Most cats love to be stroked, petted and scratched. It can also deliver many therapeutic and health benefits. Try giving your cat a massage too! 

Just as an FYI---Catathon this year is June 28.  Catstock is Sept. 12. Fun times ahead!  If you need phone numbers of hotels and B & B's in the area, here they are: 
 Hampton Inn                 419-784-1515
Holiday Day Express     419-784-0782
Super 8 Motel               419-782-8000
Comfort Inn                   419-784-4900
Def. Bed & Breakfast    419-956-9981

Pld. Bittersweet Inn       419-399-2861

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Drool and Purr---do your cats do this?! Some cats like to purr and some cats, when they become relaxed and happy, let's the drool happen! We have some of the droolers here. Jonah is King of the Drool Cats! He just let's it flow when he's being petted! 

Addison is fully intuned with the other cats now! He prances, runs, plays and eats with all of the cats. His self confidence is building! This morning I saw the 3 siblings napping together---Anne Shirley, Triumph and Mogo. A very sweet picture. Rebecca is feeling better. She even ate a bit of breakfast by herself today but she was still syringed fed. I think she kinda enjoys that! 

We had an adoption yesterday. Star went to his new home. He actually hand picked this new mama. Met her close to the door and didn't give up. She picked him up, sat down to visit with him and he laid his head on her and took a bit of a nap! That's all it took---Star was picked!

We had BOXES last night! Many thanks to you all.
Faithy & Bobby--12 pack of Meow Mix cups, case of Friskies pate
Rebecca & Willow from UK--6 boxes of Bondi Licks and some real cute kitty key covers
Nokittymama/Linda S--large bag of pop tabs for Kellen
Mike & Gwen/patchesmommi from FL and Patches (15 yrs) and Angel (12 yrs)--Whiskers for Jacci from Patches, 8 bags of kitty snackers, large bag of pop tabs for Kellen, milk rings and coupons
Mimibren--2 cases Fancy Feast and 2 large bags of Purina One
Dorothy C/Angec from NE--Box FULL of toys made by Dorothy!  Different holiday pins, very cute and pill bottle toys with bell inside. They're already playing with these!
Dewittycdw--a cat plush toy--so cute! 2 Laurel Burch wall art, one of cats (for a raffle, etc) and a cat/butterfly picture which will go in our Butterfly Room and a purple cat infinity scarf for Jacci (love it!)
George & Dory/Kona and Alex & Mona from IL--donation in honor of their adoption of Dory & George a year ago. Both Dory and George sent wonderful notes and pictures!
Cheri B from TN--kitty card with 2 donations--one for Magic and one for Addison
Margaret H from OH--donation from her grandchildren. They sold lemonade & cookies at a garage sale. I thought this was extra wonderful!
Susan CT--donation for FFRC
Karen B from OH--Chief tapes
Linda C/Angelface--sent a box of fitted pillow cases and pet bed covers--so very cute! Will go in our Paw-Mart FFRC Store!  

I counted them---there are 8 cats here in the purple office with me that are black/white cats. Cuteness overload for sure! They are Bender, Honor, Bounty, Nelson, Floyd, Columbus, Jackson and Jersey. Talk about a cute room of cats!

It sounds like some of our pending adoptions will take place fairly soon. Mr. G will go this Saturday. Two kittens will probably leave on Thursday, depending on the weather. Not positive which two kittens yet! We have a confirmed date of 2/8 for Addison. Her new mama will be bringing her brother and mom and dad to visit FFRC for the adoption! 

I have this post right on my desk---it's one of my favorites and a good guideline! I would like to share it with you all.
"There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it.
You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good.
Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't.
Life is too short to be anything but happy.
Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living."

You all "out there" make me laugh and help me focus on the good. You give this rescue a "bounce" and the love shows. Life is indeed too short--let's love it and embrace it! And also embrace as many cats as we can! 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday, Jan. 25

Truck, truck, trucking along. That's what Trucker is doing---putting around in his little truck. He likes to sit in his toy truck and then have someone pull him around. He just sits there, looking about so intently!  Just hook up a leash to the front of the truck and pull!

Many thanks to Joni, Pat, Megan and Ellen (volunteers) for helping with the Sparkle Pop Jewelry & other jewelry for the Flash Sale last night. We even had Megan from Sparkle Pop joining us to give us guidance on some of the jewelry pieces.  Many thanks for the participation! We'll be working on packing and shipping tomorrow.

We were asked why we picked last night at 9 pm to have a Flash Sale. The beauty of having friends from all around the world means we'd like to spread the times for these sales around, so it gives different people an opportunity to have fun with our Flash Sales. It's nice to do things for different time zones!

What a beauty Felicity is. She may not "present" herself very much when visitors are here, but she sure loves us and loves to be petted. Bender asked to be cuddled this morning.  He is a lap cat, even with his size. He'll curl right up and lean his head on your shoulder. Anne Shirley, Triumph and Mogo had the experience of spending the night in Kitty Kastle last night. It's such a good experience for these cats to get to do this--builds their confidence.

We have thanks to give---you all are wonderful!
Pat P--Tide HE laundry soap, 16 Appetizers. And food for the farmyard critters--grapes, carrots, apples, oranges. And gummy worms for the volunteers!
Coralie P--donation for Coralie and friends for extra treats
Kelly L--donation to FFRC thru PayPal
Angel/Dottie--a nice pen for us to use as needed
Mareike M from Germany--donation to FFRC thru PayPal
Susan G from NH--letter with picture of her kitty--pop tabs & Box tops, Turbo toy, lots of potty bags
Kelly R/littleonemine--coupons, Irish Shamrock socks for Megan, 3 informational books on cats, kitty wipes, 6 large cans of Tuna and bag of Purina One
Madisonpepper--box from Spoiled Rotten--filled with great toys and different kinds of snackers
David & Christine with Miau, Yuki and Anya--2 boxes of packets of Salmon, 18 cans clams and 24 cans sardines
Great Aunty Julie/tigercat from IA--4 boxes Whiskas Purrfectly Fish, big bag of Purina One
Megan A--Mardi Gras King Cake from Julie Anne's Bakery in LA---super delicious!
Aunty Fi--2 Gund Pusheen Plush cats, both purple, one for Jacci/one for Magic

Yesterday when I went by the Power Dam, which is about 1/4 mile from here, there were thousands of seagulls flying around and diving into the waters. Amongst the seagulls flying, I saw 2 adult Eagles and 3 immature Eagles. Such a very beautiful sight to see. 

A cat can jump about 7 times as high as he is tall. 
Remember to bang on the hood of your car before driving away.
A cat's whisker is called a Vibrissae. It's about twice as thick as the hair on their coat and are 3 times deeper than hair roots.

Mr. G's adoption will be next weekend, due to his new mama-to-be having the flu. Kate, who will be adopting Addison will be returning on Feb. 7 and staying with us, to leave on the 8th. Addison is happy! 

Marmalade is such a good mama. She's becoming more use to people and being petted. She is such a beautiful cat. Today the Covies have their Out and About Day. They were eagerly waiting for the day to be opened. Jonah and Charlie though came inside to the back Thumper's Room for the day--don't want them out yet! Ada Jane is holding her own--she seems to have a big appetite in the mornings. Spends much of her time napping. 

Just wanted to send out an extra thanks to you all. Your support is phenomenal and much appreciated. You show your support in so many different ways and each way is important to us. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Jan. 23

An awesome book! The title is: The Story of Us--FFRC.  The back of the book says it all:  FFRC Nation.  Many Countries.  One Heart.  One Mission.  One Nation.  Pat & Ellen presented me with this wonderful book last night. It's all about our cats with Cerebellar Hypoplasia. It has the stories of Alma, August, Jackson, Merri, Jersey, Lorenzo, Milo, Solee, Felicity, Freemont, Cozarelii, Vernon, Walter and Derecho. There's also a story told by Zelda. Many thanks too to Megan who typed it, Larissa who was the technical advisor and Marilyn who designed the cover photo and to all of our FFRC Nation.  FFRC is Where Life Begins....and Love Never Ends.

This lovely book is so gratefully received. They also presented me with a second book of these stories. This second book will be included in our next Raffle!

We had ENVELOPES last night! Many thanks!
Pat & Ellen--5 big cans of chicken and a notebook to help keep things organized.
Pat C, Thursday volunteer--paper towels, kitty blankie and 3 more handwarmers
Barbara R from Bryan--donation from Rosalie Sanders family (was mama to Cricket & Bobbi), in honor of these 2 wonderful cats
Alan C from UT--donation for FFRC
Debra S from New ORleans--in honor of Susan and Bo-Bae
Susan M/macncheesemom from MA--donation to FFRC
Connie H from Cecil OH--chief tapes
LittleKat and Elaine & Alan B from FL--Valentine card, sheet of stamps, donation from Little Kat (who saved her allowance) and also picture of Little Kat on her own notecards. She is 16 yrs. old!

I've talked to Dr. Darcy about Trucker and his poo problems....again. His stool sample has come back good. So, she's going at this in full fighting mode. We have a rather extensive treatment program we are trying on him. So.....keep your fingers crossed.

Sunnie J just ran by me at 100 MPH--chasing Star and Caleb. Leopold and Rebecca have been very busy this morning also--the feathery toy is taking a beating between the two of them! Little Addison is doing awesome. He's here, there and everywhere playing. He also loves to climb the Kuranda Towers. So so nice to see him in play-mode.

We've been working hard on getting the Paw-Mart items in the website. Spent almost the whole day on this yesterday. We are also getting the website current in all the other categories. Lots to do!

We have some inquiries about our kitties and cats! It's possible that Mr. G will be adopted. Also one of our cats with CH is possibly going to find a home. We also have 3 kittens being looked at. As soon as I have more facts, I'll keep you posted!

Magic is doing good. When she arrived, she was 15 ounces, Sunday.  On Monday she was 1.01.   On Wednesday she was 1.02 and today Friday she was 1.03.  She certainly knows how to eat!

Today about 1:00 or 1:15, we would like to take the cam over to Paw-Mart, our FFRC store, and show you around! We'll show you the new items and old items and the new construction. This will be recorded to youtube for those that may miss it. 

Cats have special scent glands at their temples, on their face and at the root of the tail. When a cat rubs against humans, it is atually making its mark on them---a good thing!

Cats are capable of 3 distinct types of sound: purring (mouth closed), meows (vowel sounds made with mouth open and closing) and hissing (mouth open in one position). 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Weds. Jan. 21

The newbie kittens are doing wonderful! Little Magic is quite an interesting little kitten. She knows what she wants, when she wants it and wants it NOW!  I get such a kick out of her! Her little back legs are quite bent, backwards and atrophied. But, not her spirit! That kitten has gumption! And she's using the litterbox--both for poo and peeing! We were so excited about this! Little Magic is a wonder.

And then there's Addison. I brought him up to the front to be held this morning, which he wanted for all of 3 minutes. And during those 3 minutes, he kept watching the cats playing. Wiggle, wiggle---he wanted down! So, down he went. He didn't hide. Addison went right to the business of the day--play and play and play! What a joy to see this. Right now he's playing with 2 other kittens on the ramp. His CH is definitely mild and he's using the litterbox just fine.

We have some thanks to give! This Rescue Center is always very grateful for the help received.
Amy H/mommaamy--a case of Whiskas Variety pack of Fish
Val, Shelley and Elvira--lots of awesome mouse pads to go into our store---all with pictures by Pat, of the FFRC cats. Different varieties. Thanks so much!
Midwestergirl/Mary C from IL--note and 50 scarves for our Paw-Mart store or raffle. Just beautiful!
Ferole--one awesome artist! Ferole has sent numerous pieces of her artwork for FFRC to use for raffle or for Paw-Mart. There's birds, flowers, trees in design. Just beautiful!
RoseSF6cats--Walter card for FFRC!
Michael R from WI--donation for FFRC, for caring about the kitties and cats
Keiko S from CA--donation to be used where needed
Contessa/Laura--Christmas stocking and a bag of bows (put back for next Christmas!). Also a Hero Cat book by Eileen Spinelli. Contessa knows that I like II Divo, so she sent 2 concert signed programs, one for me and one for my sister Patti, also a certificate of congressional honor that Contessa presented to II Divo, Also a Barbra Streisand CD with special performance by II Divo. Thanks ever so much! What a treasure.

We had our Raffle on Monday night! It was absolutely wonderful! Here's the info about the LJ cat scarves. And also....a huge thanks to LJ for those scarves--very unique!
A-Calico...sold 38 tickets   Winner Penny M/jamiecat
B-Farrah...sold 16 tickets    Winner Pat P/patcat
C-Dark Tiger...sold 17 tickets   Winner Karen Ta
D-Light Tortie...sold 35 tickets   Winner Gusti's friend
E-Farrah...sold 13 tickets   Winner Linda Mar
F-Dark Tortie Tiger...15 tickets   Winner nyckitty
G-Farrah...sold 19 tickets   Winner Glenn Ra
H-Grey...sold 28 tickets   Winner Pat P/Patcat
I-Black...sold 52 tickets   Winner Pamela Tay
J-Tortie & Gold...sold 64 tickets   Winner Ann Dav
K-Farrah...sold 16 tickets   Winner Romeo Mom
L-Black/white...sold 53 tickets   Winner Oldgreymary

Total was $1940---wow! Absolutely wonderful! We also had 4 people who bumped up the total. They were Deb11111, electraNJ, Joco, Gusti.  Thanks ever so much! This made our total bump to $2,225. A very happy Scraffle!

We drew names for consolation prizes. The people who won those were: oldgreymary, bellabelle, clarksmom, Ferole, knittinkitten, missmic. Wolfpatch donated 8 dozen cookies to 2 people--they were knittinkitten and straycatlady.  Thanks, Wolfpatch--we know how delicious they are! Soon, we will have an Afghan Raffle! These are always exciting too.

The money made from the Scraffle will go towards a special medical event. As you know, we had a kitty cold arrive here in the last two weeks. We're doing great now---all appear healthy and definitely ornery and active! But, there were many days we were giving meds to 18-20 cats. This added up and took a toll on our inventory. This Scraffle has allowed us to reorder those items. And all has ended well for the kitties!

I wanted to give you the dates of our two big events for 2015. Please mark your calendars---we'd love to have you come! The Catathon will be June 28 and the Catstock is September 12. Both are very fun events and we surely do enjoy having visitors. The Catathon is an on-line (right on our kitty cam) and is our biggest fundariser of the year. The Catstock is a huge carnival afternoon, complete with a live band. It's all about peace, love and cats! 

Who is one of the cutest black/white cats ever (other than Zelda)? It has to be Bender. Oh my goodness, that boy is wonderful! He is so gentle, so sweet and ready to be adopted. His CH is mild and his heart is huge! We love him lots. Jarvis ranks up with the orneriest of the cats. But there's something else about him---his heart too is huge and he has lots of love to give. He's an all around fun cat! 

All cats seem to purr at the same frequency of 25 vibrations per second.
Normal body temp of a cat is between 100.5 to 102.5 F. Cozy warm cats!
Siamese kittens are born with a white coat which changes as they mature.
The clouded leopard has the longest canine teeth of any cat.

We are working on the cat's collars here inside the Rescue Center. This is no easy job! Each has to be measured to be sure the fit is good. The name tag is added. Then if there is much of a double loop in the collar, those need to be zip stripped so no little toesies can get in there. Also the quick release latch needs to be tested a couple times. It's all about safety. Then we will start on the Covies and Porchies.

Coralie makes me laugh in the mornings at breakfast. She is in the "second go around" for special breakfast plates. She patiently waits in Kitty Campus Room, in the closet with the cat hole door. When I call for her, she puts her leg out the door and meows---it's like she's waving---here I am! Come feed me. So, her plate is put on the cushie with her. 

Sounds like there's a few adoptions coming up! We'll keep you posted! 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Monday, Jan. 19

Our two new arrivals are here. Yesterday, Steve and I drove to eastern Ohio to pick up Snoopy and Storm. Here are their stories:

Snoopy is now known as Addison. He is 5 months old, a handsome black/white kitten. His mama and siblings were trapped and neutered/spayed. All have now found a home. He originally was taken to a rescue at 7 weeks old. Addison is a little shy but so so loves being held and petted. He appears to be a kitten with mild CH. He enjoys being cuddled. A very sweet boy.

Storm is now known as Magic. She is 6 weeks old, an all grey kitten. She was found in a yard after being abandoned by her mama, but she did continue to care for the rest of the litter. Storm is a doozy of a kitten--very vocal, very active. She loves people. She also has both of her rear legs severely deformed. They are already stiff and atrophied. Dr. Darcy has already seen a video of her. This little baby has made great friends already with Bella and Trucker. Magic is also a speedy wheel girl--she can zip around quite easily. The problem is that it's difficult to potty because of the way the legs are formed. Time will help us with whatever future decisions are made for her--right now she needs to grow and stay healthy.

Yeah for Ustream! We received our November PayPal from them.  Get ready for's for $1,672.61.  This is why we tolerate the ads---it's to our benefit! Thank you, viewers!

We have thanks to give:
Donavon S from OH--a donation for Leonard and his friends
Pat, Thursday volunteer--handwarmers for the store
Jatcat--3 dirt bags to cover up the computers--protects them from kitty hair!
Katy L, a Canada Lurker--5-3 pks of Lysol/Clorox wipes, 16 boxes of Kleenex, 12 bottles Hand Sanitizer and 12 bottles Dial soap--we're ready to keep the flu bug away!
Anonymous Friend--2 cases Friskies
Lannml--1000 styrofoam plates
Pat & Ellen from Defiance--1000 6 inch plates and also of 9 inch plates
Arden & Charmaine from IN--a donation to FFRC, to help with the 2 new kitties
Vicki & Pat--Jessie's family--donation to sponsor Jessie's siblings

I've heard from the family that has Purrgo. He is now 8 months old and weighs 10.2 pounds. His pictures show how very handsome he is. We've also heard from Abner and Dickens new dad. All is well. It took Dickens an extra day to adjust. Abner was right at home from the beginning. Both are doing wonderful and are so happy!

Yesterday we had our annual volunteer info meeting. Lots of volunteers showed up and for that, I'm grateful. We went over many topics, including goals for 2015, cat health, CH info, fundraisers, info about Kitty Kastle, events for 2015, just to name a few topics. 

Who is the cat who loves to chomp on our hair?  Bobbi
Who are 2 cats with kinky tails?  Merri and Sunnie J
Who loves to come in the house the most? Trucker and Camvi
Who likes to bury herself in the warm laundry?  Kiara
Who loves the pink poof on the Princess Bed?   Cozarelii

Our new store has a name! Finally! And we love it. Our store is now forever to be known as Paw-Mart. We will be working on updating Paw-Mart in the website!

We love those cute cat ears! A cat can turn its outer ear toward a sound about 10 times faster than a dog. A cat's ears are a lot more sensitive than human ears. A cat can hear sounds up to two octaves higher than the highest note a human can hear.

This evening, we will have BOXES at 5:30 and the raffle for the wonderful cat scarves at 6:00. Come join the fun! Of course, there will be consolation prizes too! 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Thursday, Jan. 15

Coralie has pronounced herself Boss of the Kitty Campus Room.  There was a ruckus in the room yesterday morning and she took it upon herself to chase out the cat that was causing it. Down the hallway they both went, with her in hot pursuit! That girl can move! Swish, swish, swish! I caught her in mid swish and she was not happy! Sure made me smile.  What a cat!

We had two adoptions yesterday! Happy news---the twin brothers were adopted together. Abner and Dickens found their home with a wonderful person. He doesn't even care if they get on his counters (which they will!). He loves the fact that they are ornery. I'm so happy for these two brothers.

Our kitty cold that was brought into the Rescue Center is getting better. Our sickest kitten was McHoney. She started eating last night and is really doing much better. Columbus was 2nd sickest, but he's now eating with gusto! It's like a kindergarten class---one brings in a cold, and presto....they all pick it up. But, as mentioned before, viruses can help boost their immune systems. We have tough cats and they will be just fine! 

We had BOXES last night.
Annette--case of Sheba Variety cuts
Laura/medic--2 cases of Fancy Feast
Nicole B from NY--case of Fancy Feast
Becky M/piperjo--big bag of Purina One Hair ball formula
Ann from UK--card and purse charms for the store
Warped/Connie--boxes of awesome items for the store
Leggygal/Peggy--boxes for the store--wonderful things!
Joco--green fastening tape for computer cords
Henry R Peeps and Ohmyguiness--birthday card for Sevaun and $5
Clark & Jessie & rest of the family--birthday card for Sevaun and $5
Melissa from NY--donation for FFRC
Trudy S from Bryan--donation and coupon
Hannah P from Indiana, our special friend--a donation to FFRC, in memory of her friend Clara's cat Kitty Cat. Thank you, Hannah.  Thanks too for loving tigers!
Butterfly Class from Belguim--thank you so much! Your box finally arrived! Yeah! It was full of Christmas items--ornaments, angels, snow globes, 3 CD snowmen with lite up noses. And paper plate baskets with snackers for all white kitties, Derecho and Pania.  We will show all the volunteers these items!
Simon S from MA--donation to FFRC, as a birthday gift to a friend who is a cam viewer
Roberta L from OH--donation to FFRC
Nancy Z from NC--donation to FFRC. She cares for a cat colony & does TNR

A special thanks to an anonymous donor. Last night, our last box to be open was something I never expected. It's a portable animal ICU unit. It's a water-lined warmer with a dome unit. It also has a canister nebulizer for medications. I was completely blown away by this wonderful gift. I am so so grateful. I'll be reading all about it to learn how to properly use it and care for it. It has so many different ways of providing help to us. I'm just thrilled. Thank you so much to our anonymous donor. 

Today is Sevaun's birthday. With her birthday money received (mentioned above), we will, as always, purchase hamburger and turkey. We'll brown it, drain it  and share it out! The cats love this! Sevaun came to us from Dr. P's office way back on 1/10/04. She was born 1/15/03, which makes her 12 years old. Hard to believe we've had her for 11 years! She loves to play with the tracker toys.

Monna, our long hair gold kitten, is coming along. She was not use to lots of handling before she arrived, but every day is easier for her. She's a beauty! Jersey loves his morning snackers. Star is doing great---feeling better. And I do believe I've seen him moving his tail a little better the last few days. We're keeping an eye on that. He's a happy cat! Kiara so loves her warm laundry in the mornings---curls right up in the middle of the pile to take her nap.

Norton and Teagan---what two good friends and brothers. They love to play together! Scott loves to follow us around when scooping is being done---he's the scooper assistant. Corby is becoming the pro at the Cat Go Round Wheel--he sure can make it zip. Honor is a sweetie--so loves to be cuddled.

Our scarf raffle starts tomorrow, Friday. There are 12 scarves that LJ made--all colors of different cats! Have a cat to wrap around your neck!  Check out the info on chatters facebook and our Tweet page and on FFRCNation.  It begins tomorrow and ends Monday morning at 9:00.  Drawing will be that evening. Boxes will be at 5:30 pm and the raffle at 6:00 on Monday.  Thanks for your help. These scarves are ever so cute!

A cat's skeleton is composed of about 250 bones.
A group of cats, when not a litter, is called a clowder.
A group of such kittens is called a kyndyl.
The first cats to occupy the White House belonged to Willy Lincoln, Abe's son. 

A year ago, this Rescue Center made an increased commitment to help special needs cats and kittens. We have been doing this.and with much joy. This week we were asked to take on 2 kittens---from different foster mamas, but both from TN. We said yes.  One is Snoopy, a young kitten, with mild CH, a black/white boy. The second is Storm, a little kitten, female, that it sounds like has legs similar to Trucker. These two kittens will be transported to Ohio with a group of puppies that are going to a different rescue. We will be picking up the kittens early Sunday morning and bringing them to FFRC. More info as I get it. I thank you in advance for your support of what we do here at FFRC---means a lot to me. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Did you see that long hair gold puff go trotting by the cam?  And here, I was thinking she was in the back Thumper's Room and she decided to make her entrance already to the Main Area, all by herself! Monna, a Name A Cat name!  She has been living outside at a home of a volunteer. After bringing her here to be spayed on Saturday, she just looked so so comfortable that we decided to have her stay here and hopefully find a home. Monna is about 8 months old--just a real beauty. Right now she is nestled down deep in the middle of the big red poof! Quite comfortable already!

Unelma is out and about much more now. More relaxed! She's a nice girl. Mr. G is watching the birds at the Kitty Kabana windows--he's actually trembling with excitement! Bella came up to the Main Area for about 15 minutes yesterday, then wanted to go back to the Thumper's Room. She went straight to her cushie bed--I think she wants to make sure no one takes it!

As you know, we have a slight kitty cold here in the Rescue Center. All will be just fine.  It's like a kindergarten class---a new one comes in and sneezes and there it goes.....germs! The good thing, it will build their immune systems. Already today I can tell things are better.  Murphy who felt punky for a couple days is now very ornery---running all over the place! These are tough cats--they're going to be ok.

Many thanks to you!  I am very grateful for your help!
Phil & Judy--Sunday volunteers---6 bath towels, 8 washcloths, box tops, pop can tabs, bag of Purina One, soft soap refill container
Tracy L--donation to FFRC
Joyce K from PA--donation to FFRC, in honor of Lettie Bradley's 80th birthday!
Coralie P--donation to FFRC, in honor of Coralie.
Deb11111--safety cutters that can hook onto clothing---no more accidently tossing them out in boxes!
LJ--2 bags Sunkist Gems, 8 wonderful memory foam bath mats.  And then....the wonderful kitty scarves for raffle!  SIX more to add to the bunch (which will happen soon)
Megancummins/Sparklepop with Leo, Sparkle & Jewels--a wonderful gift from SparklePop jewelry--a check for $1,318.22. This is just fantastic and very very much appreciated!  Thanks, Megan and Sparkle Team!  This covers from Dec. 7 thru Jan. 7.  Just amazing!
Donna/Napa--a special thank you, Napa for remembering.  A donation made to FFRC, in memory of my Dad who passed away 3 years ago tomorrow. Thank too for the donation made In Honor of Sevren.

We now have 7 bunnies here in the Rescue Center! They are from the farmyard. They are about 3 weeks old and mama isn't feeding them anymore. Because of the severe cold, we brought them in to keep warm and to feed them. They are doing great. My goal is still to spay/neuter these rabbits too!
The first original litter is doing fine---we have two of them in a pen. They are growing and eating very good.

So far, I have had 5 different people tell me that they have double checked their outside cats, since they saw Coralie's frostbite info ad in the paper. Yeah, Coralie! 

We will soon have a raffle for LJ's awesome kitty scarves!  Keep an eye on facebook and a slideshow for them! This is will just like how we do an afghan raffle.

*What do cats and gorillas have in common?  They both purr!
*Siamese kittens' eyes cross at about six to eight weeks.
*The cat does not chew. It swallows its food and relies upon its stomach's gastric juices to digest the food. These juices can break down bones, feathers and hair.
*Cats cannot live on a meatless diet. They must have taurine (an amino acid), animal fats and vitamins that only come in animal foods. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday, Jan. 11

Surgery Day has come and gone and all is well! Many thanks to Dr. Darcy. Also to Amber, our vet tech, Thanks to Lynnette and Sue who does lots of things for surgery day. Also thanks to Beth and Pat who did post-op kitty holding to comfort them as they awoke from their anesthetic. We did 7 FFRC boys and 1 boy for a volunteer. We did 2 FFRC spays and 2 spays for volunteers. We also did many physicals.

FFRC spays were: Marmalade and SoonJa.  FFRC neuters were: Floyd, Honor, Nelson, Noble, Sunnie J, Leopold and Chauncey. All their physicals were good. Honor had an umbilical hernia that was also repaired. Marmalade had an extensive spay, as she has had 4 litters in a very short amount of time--made for a fairly difficult spay. All incisions look good this morning and appetites are great!

We did many physicals.
Star--physical good, eye is healing, continue antibiotics that he's already on, will watch tail
Ada Jane--looks good! Has gained a bit of weight, abdominal mass about the same! Somewhere, Ada Jane has discovered she has a loud meow!
Alma--physical good
Bender--physical good, continue with antibiotics
Betra--physical good, does have some stomatis, will put on antirobe for 10 days
Camvie--physical good, will always have URI issues, changed up meds again
Coralie--physical good. Dr. Darcy was very pleased with her!
Jessie--physical good. Her advanced age can be told in her eyes, but doing great
Paddy Purr--physical good, looks better than last month. Has gained a bit of weight. Still has a 4/6 heart murmur.
Thomas--continue as we have, looks good, will monitor UTI and seizures
Merri--physical good
Trucker--physical good, going to try another med to try and get control of his lose stools
Walter--the last 2 meds we have been using are not successful on his "circling", so will try a different one--may be just the one to help him!
Pania--physical good, eye looks the same-no further swelling of eye orbit

As you may know, yes, we have a bit of a cold going on in the rescue center.  Don't worry--all is fine though. Antibiotics are being given. Dr. Darcy is aware. As with typical cat-colds, recovery is usually complete in 7-10 days. While we don't like colds, their immune systems will be triggered and they will build up antibodies and be tougher! There's always a good side to everything! 

Our new inventory is slowly but surely coming in, for our Store Room. I think you'll enjoy the items---we used many of your suggestions! When we get closer to being complete, we'll show you all! 

Many thanks to these friends for your help to FFRC:
Cita---for a wonderful, delicious basket of goodies from her homeland for Steve and Jacci!
Domingo F---donation to FFRC
Nigel W from UK--donation to FFRC
Pat B from Defiance--donation to FFRC for her contribution from her Ebay sales and from both Pat and Ellen, for sponsoring Ferrah. 
Renee C from Canada--donation to FFRC
Gusti--donation to cover drinks for surgery day
Joyce D--donation to cover pizza lunch for surgery day
Marilyn H--donation to FFRC
Lorraine and Ale3xandra from Wash DC---donation in honor of Trucker and Coralie because they show inspiring perseverance!

Vernon---what a wonderful sweet boy! He has figured out how to climb quite well. He frequently climbs up to the top of the Kuranda Towers and then just sits and does his little Vernon cry. His cry means---come quick and rescue me, I cannot get down. Well, of course, we rescue him!  Soon-Ja, Leopold and Chauncey and mama Marmalade have now had some adventure time in the Main Area. Rebecca is still a bit shy, but slowly coming along. 

PetFinder's is now complete....for now! Yeah! Next on the list is updating the Website which is already started. This is a big project and will take some time, but will get it done! 

It's warmer today. We have been warming up the Porchies and Covies food---they love it. We've checked their beds, lights and blankies and all is still cozy.Today is the Running of the Covies--they will like it with the slightly warmer temperatures. 

Cayden, Caleb and Honor are tussling big time here in the office, with Star rushing in at them to play too! If there's one thing cats know how to do, it's how to have fun. Even though it was so so cold yesterday, Bella still wanted out for a quick visit in the dog pen. It didn't last long but she came in smiling! 

I'd like to say a special thanks to our mods and admins. I appreciate their hard work and for giving so many hours to FFRC, purely  for the sake of helping. I'd like to say a thanks to our chatters who welcome each other, say thanks for donations, and are simply kind to one another. That is what we want FFRC to be known for---friendships. We also so enjoy our lurkers and fb posters and tweeters and FFRCNation friends! 

Can you name 4 popular cars named after cats?  Jaguar, Cougar, Lynx and Bobcat.
A cat's heart beats about 155 times per minute. 
Handling kittens for 20 minutes a day the first 0 days of their lives increases their bonds with people.
Did you know your cat is a digitgrade animal? That simply means they walk on their toes with the back of their foot raised!
The cat generally has 24 whiskers, 12 on each side of the face.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Thursday, Jan. 8

Brrrr---Very much colder today. It was a good day to warm up the can food for the Covies and Porchies. When we do that, you KNOW it's cold cold out there. 

MYTH: Tapeworms come from bad food.
FACT:  Pets become infected with tapeworms from swallowing fleas, which carry the parasite. Also, cats can get tapeworms from eating infected mice or other exposed rodents.

We had BOXES last night! So very grateful to you all!
Judi Sp--2 bags of Precious Cat Litter and a scratcher/lounger (which is already being used!)
Joco--box of velcro cord wraps--these will certainly be used soon
Andrea W--1 container of Powder KMR and a case of KMR cans
Anonymous Friend--Jess & Jane cat shirt (really nice!), bag of paw points, box tops, milk rings, pop tabs, fleece blanket, 2 nail clippers, rat toy, pingpong balls, catnip cave, doggie treats, crinkle tunnel, stuffed toy elephant, neata cat magnets, 3 scratcher replacements
Suzq1500--box of Mr. Clean erasers, 3 Clorox wipes, box of Whiska Purrfectly Chicken
Vicki B--6 bags Royal Canin baby cat
SVCathy & Scott--bag of PB filled pretzels, 4 bag of chocolate covered potato chips, doggie snackers, 4 breakfast packages, Peet's & Trader Joe's coffee (kcups), butterscotch cookies---yeah Trader Joe's!
Margaret S--donation for FFRC
Henry R Peeeps and Oh My Guinness---Happy Birthday cards with $5 each for special yums for Whiskers, Walter, Anny, Felicity, Shamballie & Austin! 

MYTH: Indoor cats cannot get diseases.
FACT:  Cats still are exposed to organisms that are carried through the air or brought in on a cat owner's shoes or clothing. That is why vaccinations are so important!

Please remember these two wonderful sites that are for FFRC:

Marmalade and her kittens are doing wonderful. Chauncey and Leopold are already trying to get into the Main Area. Soon-Ja and Rebecca are getting more confident each day. Marmalade's laid back attitude helps with the kittens!

Unelma was up in the Main Area for a little bit early this morning. She seemed relaxed and curious. Won't be long until she makes that full decision to come and play!

Thomas is doing good. I know many of you worry about him. He has so many sleepy days. We know that Thomas has had a long, hard history of nasty seizures. We want quality love and time for him. He makes us laugh when he does his run/hippity hop!

We have been busy updating lists. Also PetFinders is almost completely up to date to! Next that will be tackled is the Website. Isn't that what January is for---all those catch-up things! 

We had our internet cables all checked yesterday. A problem was figured out---a squirrel had chewed on the cable which interrupted the good connection. All the cable from the pole to inside was replaced. So far, so good....all good readings 

Let me remind you please......if you get emails or messages from someone that makes you uncomfortable or are uncertain about, never hesitate to let me know. Maybe I can help. 

MYTH: Putting garlic on a pet's food will get rid of worms.
FACT:  Garlic may make the animal's food taste better but has no effect on worms. The most effective way to treat worms is by medication prescribed by a veterinarian.

Caleb has been playing with a green kickeroo for about 15 minutes. He's a great kitten. Cayden is climbing up and down the Kuranda Towers---he must be practicing for something important! Zelda is sound asleep on my desk. Coralie is napping on my lap. Cutie is snugged up with Zelda.  Jarvis, Scott  and Norton are rough housing inside the litterbox. I've often wondered why that is so fun--but they're not telling me why!  

One big difference between the big cats and the small cats----Big cats can roar but not purr.  Small cats can purr but not roar!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Jan. 7, Weds.

Bundle up and stay warm! The windchill temp is way below zero and the snow is blowing. Heat lamps were checked for the Barnies---all working great.  Porchies Haven is toasty. Porchies sunporch has heated beds and all are working properly. Horses will only be out a couple hours today. Goats and donkey have a clean barn to go into with lots of straw. Bunnies are all protected. Hens are still laying eggs--when we find them they're frozen but once thawed, they're just fine! All beds and heat lamps are working in Kitty City for the Covies. Let the sun shine though!

We had BOXES on Monday night and envelopes too! Big thanks for what you do for FFRC.
Barb W, volunteer--3 cases of Fancy Feast
Piperjo--3 cases Friskies, 4 bags of kitty snackers
Annette B--case of Fancy Feast kitten, case of Friskies and Sheba too
Andre, Suzanne & Daniel--Happy Birthday, Freemont. In honor of his birthday, a very soft bed for Freemonts friends. Bella was napping in it this morning!
EHP--case of Fancy Feast
Jennifer & Vinny from NY--our rescue friends--4 bags of kitty snackers, shirts for Vernon and Cayden, 10 crocheted mice with catnip, Feline Frenzy toy with scratch pad, 2 lg. pretty kitty pads, Yankee Candle with a kitty surround lid--very pretty!.  Also 2 bracelets (Alex & Ani--Prince of Love), nice soft blankets
Kay S from Perrysberg--donation to FFRC
Rebecca H from CA--donation in honor of Kelly R/littleonemine
Anonymouse Friend--lots of coupons
Ann F--donation to FFRC
Cita/Margareet--Christmas card
Peggy & Bernie G/Halos mom & dad--donation to FFRC
Jenny S--lots of small plates, snackers, KMR, Iams dry food, cat toys, laundry soap, nursing bottle and blankies

We also had some other donations thru PayPal:
Anonymous Friend--donation in memory of Big Al, to get a special treat for the Porchies
Brenda R from CA--donation for Feliz Navidad fund
Diane F/Hull--donation for the medical fund.
Gusti--donation in memory of Big Al--may he rest in peace
Lynne W from CA--donation to FFRC
Hallie G--donation to FFRC
Shawn B from Canada--donation to FFRC, to be used where needed
Janet M--donation to FFRC
David P from UK--donation for chicken for Trucker and friends!

Most of us have enjoyed the wonderous stories of Helen Keller. A viewer friend sent me this Helen Keller quote which I particularly love:  "Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it."  Very meaningful.

The voting for Trucker is over and this sweet boy came in First Place! Thanks to Aunty Fi for submitting him.  We received a PayPal today with Trucker's winnings. He's been talking about getting a job to help FFRC recently! I told him his cuteness helped with a donation! The PayPal is for................ready for this?..........It's $604.47!  Wow- just wonderful! Many thanks to you all for making this possible. We have a powerful voting group of people in our FFRCNation.

Many of you have already heard the news about our Big Al. Our sweet big boy passed away a couple days ago. He recently has lost weight and an abdominal mas was discovered. He passed over quietly and peacefully while being petted. Big Black Beautiful Baby Boy Al---he had lots of names. Big Al was a friend to everyone--cats, dogs, people, horses, chickens--everything. He is greatly missed. Al arrived here on 6/15/07. He was maybe 9 years old---we never determined exactly how old he was when he arrived. All we do know for sure is that Big Al is missed and was much loved. 

We took in a new cat on Monday. She is 5 years old, a long hair white cat with a sweet personality. An apartment manager brought her over. The people that had her, left 4 days prior--left, locked the door and left no food or water or litterbox for her. Unbelievable. But, she's a sweetie and is doing good. She is in the back Thumper's Room and today she will be out and about back there to start on the next stage of being able to come up to the Main Area. Her name is Unelma, which means Dream. It's pronounced: U-nel-ma, just like it looks!

We have names for mama and babies! I kept saying soon, soon we will have names, so one of them has a play on words with that! The mama (gold/white) is Marmalade. Her two girls are: Soon-Ja (calico) and Rebecca (torti). The two boys are: Leopold (buff/white) and Chauncey (buff).  Names are all from Name A Cat!  Soon-Ja is from LJ, for Sonja.  Marmalade is from Phil. Rebecca is from Hannah S.  Leopold is from Aunty Fi. Chauncey is from Lannml. Thank you all. 

We also had an adoption yesterday! Our little Amazon went to her new home. She will have 3 kids all to herself to play with! So exciting. She should do just fine! 

This Saturday is our surgery day. Tentatively the schedule is, for the boys: Floyd, Honor, Nelson, Noble, SunnieJ, Leopold and Chauncey.  The girls are: Marmalade, Soon-Ja.  We also, in part of our desire to curb the overpopulation problem, are doing a few "extra" spays/neuters for cats that our volunteers know of that are not done yet. So, we will probably have another 3-4 cats added to our list. We also have quite a large list of physicals to do. This will all keep us busy! 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Sunday, Jan. 4

Can-ival 2015! Phenomenal. Wonderful.  Deeply grateful. Words simply can't describe how the Can-ival felt for me and how it went. Yesterday was this great event. I was truly just blown away by the generosity of our FFRCNation. You folks are simply so very kind. 

It started at 3:00. First, a herd of reindeer came prancing into the Rescue Center, jingling bells! This was followed by Santa who carried a big big gift. I was lucky to be able to open it--and out fell the little LBG's!  Oh my--joy, joy! The LBG's were back and all decked out for Christmas! They were thrilled to be home. A great story about their adventure was read by Angie. By the way---they're being fingerprinted to see who took them!!

Next, we went out to the parking lot, to await the arrival of what I was told was about 15 boxes. Down the road we could hear BIG horns honking. It sure didn't sound like a small truck to me. In the parking lot pulled a big semi truck. When the driver opened the back doors, there they were.......piled high were many many boxes for FFRC! Lots of beautiful boxes!

We had approximately 30-some people here helping. All was so organized. Boxes unloaded, brought in and stacked up, boxes were open, shown and carted off to various parts. It was just amazing! I'm told there were almost 400, yes almost FOUR HUNDRED boxes. We had up to 900 people watching the opening of the boxes. 

Most boxes were cat can goods--big cans, little cans, medium cans! Packets of food arrived. Even TP, PT, plates, clorox wipes, dry food, cushions,baby food jars, kitty houses to name a few things. Every box was thrilling to open! Also lots of gift cards for FFRC. I know I was ecstatic and I could tell the cats were smiling ear to ear! 

Last years can-ival kept us in stock thru the first week of March. This year there is more! I haven't done a count, but I know we are well stocked and it is truly a comfort to know we don't have to worry about feeding the cats! What a comfort to know this. It is truly a feeling of peace to know the cat's food needs are met. 

After Boxes were done, everyone helped move the piles of can food to inside the house where they will be kept while being used. The closet is filled to the brim in the Kitty Campus Room and so are the cabinets above the counters! We then all shared in good food in the mail room. A very very good day.

It is impossible to extend the deep feeling of gratitude that I have for you all. I was given a slip to excuse me from writing individual thank yous for this event. This is super appreciated. 

I thank Goss for getting this idea started and getting the word "out there".
I thank all the mods, admins, FFRCNation page & Twitter page for promoting the Can-ival.
I thank all who lent a hand in moving and unloading boxes. Many of our visitors went over to Bill and Angie's house to carry boxes! 
I thank Angie, Bill and Elizabeth for sharing their home with boxes for 2 months and for their planning of this event.
I thank the semi truck driver and Hornish Trucking for letting us use their semi.
I thank each and every person who sent such wonderful gifts to FFRC for the cats. The outpouring of love was overwhelming to me. 
I thank Steve and Sam for their help too in moving boxes.

FFRC was started in the Fall of 1999. The 24/7 cam started Jan. 2010. It is simply heart warming to see where we have started and where we are today. Since we started the cam, Friends of Felines Rescue Center has grown and improved in many ways. We've grown in building on to FFRC. But, we have also grown in making friends with so many folks all over the world. Friendship---such an awesome thing! This Rescue Center is a place of joy! We want peace, friendship and good hearts to be here involved with FFRC. 

I would like to say a thank you to everyone in my life who has changed it for the better. I choose to be around people who are positive, compassionate and enjoys other people and animals. These are choices we all make in our lives. My choice is to stay positive and to enjoy life. You are a part of what we do here and I am most appreciative. It may be a donation, a kind word, loving the cats or offering friendship. You have made a difference to me. I fiercely care for what happens here at FFRC and I appreciate you being a part of this Rescue Center! 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Friday, Jan. 2

What a very busy week! Plus, there was a Happy New Year party here Weds evening. I'm not sure who had more fun---the visitors and volunteers or the cats! The ball that came down at midnight was equivalent to the New York one! Happy blessed New Year to you all.

Tomorrow is an extra special day. It is the Can-ival day! It starts at 3:00 and ends when we're done! I truly do not know much about all the details as I've not been privy to it (!!) and I've also kept myself away from any info that would pop up on the screen as I love surprises! Many thanks to BIll, Angie, Elizabeth and all the folks that have helped them in the preparation of this event. I understand there's 9-12 boxes or so???  I'm so excited and can't hardly wait. Tomorrow we will be putting many, but not all, of the cats in the back Thumper's Room and Kitty Campus Room for safety. 

The construction in the Mail Room is moving along nicely. It seems like a whirlwind of activity in there. Alot of the displays we've had for the store is in the back Thumper's Room right now. Shelves are not organized yet. Today, I believe the rest of the construction may be done. We're hoping so, as it's important we get things moved out of the back Thumper's Room for our use for tomorrow. The door needs to go in place yet to the new Mail Room area and the rest of the vinyl board put up. Also the topper on the new wall. And baseboards! 

We have a couple new display units for the Store area. New inventory has been ordered and we're anxiously awaiting  the delivery of alot of it next week. So exciting. We've used many of your ideas and suggestions for the incoming inventory. We also have the back up of Leggygal, Warped, Pat C (vol), Anne-in-UK, Shelley H and Kikimycat for some wonderful items too.  So exciting! 

We have taken on 4 new kittens and their mama. They arrived a few days ago and are now in Cat's Corner Room. Mama is a dark gold/white. Two boys are a buff riger and a buff/white. The two girls are a torti/ASH mix and a calico. Mama and the two boys are friendly. The two girls are a bit shy yet but they are slowly losing that battle and I'm sure will end up cuddly! The babies are about 7 weeks old. Names will be given soon. They were found at a feeding station of a friend of ours.

Lots has been going on with our cam. The new computer donated by Deb11111 will be in place very soon for the main cam control. Thanks, Deb! We also have a second cam going on. It's all in the testing stage right now. It's in place, in the Cat's Corner Room at the moment. This is a cam donated by Jatcat---thanks!  We also will be putting in a new range extender. We've been having a bit of a problem with our old one. JustMe/Kathy has donated this extender---thanks, Kathy.  Lots of progress--we want to be sure that our viewer friends can enjoy the happenings here at FFRC. This of course, is all master-minded by Dawnstar--our mod and go-to-guy. Big thanks, Dawnstar! More info later on all of this as details are ironed out. 

We have thanks to give! We always have big hearts of gratitude for you all out there. YOU are so appreciated!
David P from Netherlands--donation thru PayPal for FFRC
Cheryle T--donation for FFRC thru PayPal
MaryAnn B from SC--donation thru PayPal, in memory of a little tux kitty that her and her husband tried to save.  Thanks, MaryAnn for trying. 
Neil S--donation thru PayPal for FFRC
Mindy S/mbstarr and Nestle--donation for FFRC thru PayPal
Ronda B from AZ--donation to FFRC thru PayPal
Eleanor G from NJ--donation to FFRC thru PayPal
Shannan W--donation thru PayPal for FFRC
Matt, Darcia, Nicholas & Brendan S and Ruby (a past FFRC cat), day visitors with our friend Dawn S--laundry soap, chex mix, RUssel Stovers!, Dawn liquid soap, kitty snackers, candy, Fancy Feast case, carmel corn
Mary H from Archbold (Friday vol)--bleach, Tide
Pat C, Thursday volunteer--more items for the store & kitty snackers
Tabbycat & Tabbytween--10 bottles vinegar, 6 bleach, dozen can of cat food

A big thanks to you all too for using FFRC to go thru to order your Amazon items! We just received a payment from Amazon for the month of October. It was for $523.32! Yeah! 

Today we will have an extra special adoption. That is Freemont. Our friends Suzanne and Andre came back to FFRC, from their home in New Jersey to officially adopt Freemont. The love is there big time. Freemont thinks he is in heaven when they hold him. Their departure will be this morning. 

One thing I'd like to mention--there are times that I have called a cat a resident when we have later found homes for them. Sometimes when a cat comes in, we don't know how far they will progress. As time goes on, if they are using the litterbox 100%, are emotionally happy and physically  healthy--they may be able to be adopted. I know that some of these are hard to see them go.'s truly a wonderful thing. They are brought here, many in poor condition. They grow emotionally and their bodies become well. At some point, some of the cats progress enough to be able to go into a home. And that's really what rescue work is all about. It's a joy---pure, out and out joy to know beyond a doubt, that they have "made it". Yes, we will miss them--some really stand out like that. But, when it's known in our hearts that they are happy---then it's time to let them go on about their lives. Afterall, there will always be more that need our help. I deeply appreciate that you understand. That makes me feel that you "get it"--you know what rescue is all about. 

See you tomorrow---3:00 for Can-ival. I'm very excited! And super grateful already!

And where, oh where are the LBG's?  I miss them very much.