Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sunday, November 22

It's snowed! Enough to cover the grass a little bit. The farm fence and trees are sparkly/crystally this morning--so beautiful.  Winter weather is certainly upon us this weekend. By the end of the week, it's suppose to be in the 50's.  Crazy weather!

As you probably know, Mycroft was adopted yesterday. By the looks of the facebook pictures, he sure looks like a happy boy! We now also have a few holds on kittens. That would be Joop, Fatima, Lily Rose and Little Bit! We also have a few families that will be visiting soon to find their new pet.

You probably won't see Purrdelerps kitties for a couple days. One of them seems to have a little cold, so they've been placed in the Back Thumper's Room for a few days so I can watch them. They are on medication. But, their energy level is very high--they are zooming about the room like crazy kitties should! Won't be long until they are once again in the Main Area.

We had BOXES last night. Big time thanks to you all
Randi & Mary D--case of KMR as a thank you for giving them a tour of FFRC in October
Diana/NancyErin--medical supplies--Vitamin B and medication in syringes
Yarnlover and Wendi B--14 scarves in beautiful colors!
Kerswill--10 kitty/dog neckwarmers, 5 two sided table toppers, Christmas pot holders, kitty placemats, 2 tiny kitty beds with little blankies, box of herbal eye pillow, soap petals, bath scents
Clark, Jesse & the Rest--Thanksgiving card with 4 Chicken $5's
Dorothy C from MD--donation to FFRC
Debbie/lostgirl--coupons & card
Diane D/ruffles from MI--Thanksgiving card with note & box tops for Caryn
Janet B with kitties from AR--Thanksgiving card & 3 sheets of stamps
LJ323--6 cat scarves (so pretty!), 100 Trucker Trail Santa Poos, pokie dot/blue blankie/lots of cleaning sponges, 2 kitty beds & 2 warming/cooling kitty mats
Billie K--2 boxes Whiskas, 2 boxes Friskies pkts, 1 big bag Purina Pro Plan
Leanne & Jaqui from Canada--weekend visitors--licorice, friendship cards from her kindergarten class, & dill/cheese popcorn--delicious!
Leggygal from CA--many many biggeydews and leggydews.--look for these soon at a Flash Sale! 

We'd like to extend a welcome to our 3 new volunteers.  Jean & Jim are recent movers from Florida. They now live in Defiance and have 2 cats. They have been helping on Saturday evenings with Megan. Also welcome to Penny. She will be coming on Friday afternoons to help with brushing/combing of the cats, dishes, laundry, etc. We are so glad to have these 3 new volunteers! 

If you hear a distressed meowing, don't worry!  It's Farrah. She likes to walk around with a spring toy in her teeth, making sure all the cats know that it's HER toy! Earlier this morning, five cats were playing spring toy fun in the litterbox.  Oh my goodness, where are their manners?!  Jessie has been asking for attention. So sweet. She takes her paw and pats, pats, pats to get a person's attention. Alphonz and Cyrus have been little rascals. They have the closing of the door just right, going into the Welcome Room.  When people walk thru it, they look innocent, then at the last minute, zoom thru the door and race to the front Thumper's Room.  Over and over again!

Here's some fun things to know:
Today, cats are generally living twice as long as they did 40-50 years ago.
The furry tufts on the inside of cats' ears are called "ear furnishings". 
Cats can't see directly below their noses due to the placement of their eyes/nose
Kittens sleep a lot because their bodies release a growth hormone only when they sleep.
Cats have a 3rd eyelid called a "haw"--generally only visible when they're unwell.
A cat usually has about 12 whiskers on each side of its face.

Have a great Sunday!