Tuesday, July 14, 2015

July 14. Tuesday

The three babies of Valeta's are doing wonderful. We did move them to Cat's Corner Room, where Valeta is much more at ease. After all, this was her first home here. The three babies are: grey tiger (male), white with dark tiger tail and ears (female) and it appears a Siamese (male). All have that wonderful round FFRC tummies already. Valeta is unlike many mom's. Most mamas stay glued to their babies for a couple weeks. Not Valeta---she wants to come out of her room, get pets and snacks and walk around a bit then go back in with her babies. I tell her that is ok, as long as she knows she's feeding those kids of hers!! She looks real good!

Somebody must've slipped in this morning and passed out some extra zippy catnip. These kittens have been crazier than normal! But I love it. Finally though, some are starting to nap-out. Right here at my desk, I can count 8 sleepy babies. And then, of course, there's Shep--he's still full of energy.  Looks like Sparkle is going to tussle with him.

We have some thanks to give. You all are very appreciated.
Tracy L--donation thru PayPal for FFRC
Pam/Buckeye--donation thru PayPal for the Catribution
Mary K from MN--donation to FFRC thru PayPal
Gill H from UK--donation to FFRC, thru PayPal
Sharon H--donation thru PayPal for FFRC

I'd like to also say a big thank you for the support of the Flash Sale that we had yesterday. Things are already getting packed and sent out today.

Yesterday was an afternoon of heavy rains....again. We are now at our 4th time of being flooded at the backwater. Unbelievable.  I don't even remember a single summer flood before (spring, yes, but not this time of year). Eventually, we'll get those picnic tables and benches back out there and enjoy the river! And ohhhh, is that grass ever green! 

Dion is here today. Last week he put the framework up for the porch in front of The House that Jonah Built. Today, the metal roof goes on! We're excited. They already love the concrete out there and will roll and roll on it. The barn cathouses are also a big hit. Usually when I look inside them, there's always a few cats napping. We also just put a tall climber beside the Porchie Haven so they can climb up on that roof too--no worries, it's not close to the fence edge. I think they believe they are kings/queens of the jungle up there!

Mycroft, Sherlock and Rochester are all now up in the Main Area and doing great. Now we have three small tiger/white kittens.  Mycroft has a longer white stripe up nose. Sherlock's white stripe is short. And Cyrus's stripe is long and very thin. An easy way to tell them apart for you!  Mewzer is also up front now and is doing great. They are all happy kittens. Have you noticed we have been getting far more boys in than girls?

In the next few days we will be doing a surgery count for Saturday. We will also have Dr. Darcy do a few physicals. Dr. Darcy will also fill out Bender's health record for our Health Dept.

Dorecho continues to do better and better. He's amazing! I saw Bender jump down from about 3 feet today-------made me hold my breathe.  But he landed safely and walked away just fine. Whew!  Lucy Ann is such a nice girl--so quiet, a gentle soul. Lorenzo got his extra snacker of baby food this morning. Coralie is right now, sitting patiently beside Denise. Denise is fluffing up her bed and putting on fresh blankies. Coralie's waiting to reclaim her poof! 

Two of the friendliest cats and two of the slickest cats to shoot past your legs in the house are.......can you guess?  It's Markie and Barkey. They are super fast and so very sweet. If someone is looking for two extra fantastic house young cats, these two would be it! 

Movies tonight and BOXES are tomorrow night! Take care and please, if you can do it, reach out and help someone with a spay/neuter. There simply are not enough homes for all the cats and kittens out there.