Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Weds., November 11

Hello to our FFRC friends. I would like to tell you about Froggy.  Our Froggy boy has passed away. So so sad about this. This morning at 4:15, he was fairly responsive.  By 4:30, he was not—rather in an unconscious state. We are all aware that Froggy has been having some bad days in the last 2 weeks. I’ve talked to Dr, Darcy and she also realized that things have not been going so good for Froggy. Mid morning, Froggy semi-woke up, but quickly slipped back in another unresponsive state. We could not ask anymore of him. His time here was filled with love. I truly felt he gave his all and that’s all that could be asked. It’s a hard decision, but one that sometimes has to be made. It’s having the heart to choose what is best for this special boy, rather than what our needs are of him.  He taught us how to pay attention to his needs—we understood him. He responded to us because he loved us and I know that he knew we all loved him. We knew taking him in, that due to his severity of CH, that other things may be “off” with his brain. But, it didn’t matter. We wanted to care for him, wanted to show him he mattered.  I thank you all for caring about him. You helped us make his life good.  These deaths are so hard on all of us. There’s no denying that it hurts the heart….and in a very big way. The beauty about our hearts is that we can continue to love again. Love is a renewable resource. I believe with my whole heart that Froggy was meant to be here. It wouldn’t have mattered if it was 1 day or 10 years, we would’ve taken him with a glad heart. He needed us and we were ready to love him. That’s what this Rescue Center does. So, please, it’s ok to mourn this loss, but it’s ok to love again too. Love all those that come here. Love them and know that we will do our bestest to make their lives happy.  Thank you for being a part of Froggy’s life here.

It’s official. Pania is now known as Pania FFRC. There is no way I would feel comfortable adopting her out. Her one “eye” that is left is always a problem---we watch it and check on it always. It’s quite possible some day that one too will have to be removed. And her UTI’s are something that we watch daily. There’s many “levels” of what we do to help her with this. So…..Pania girl is staying here at FFRC.

The two new kitties have names. The little brown tiger boy is now known as Wigglez. The little girl brown tiger/torti is now known as Squigglez.  These two young’uns spend the nights in Dodger’s Pen and now out during the day. Their energy level is very high and so playful. It’s so cute—when it’s nap time, they find each other and sleep away!

We had BOXES Monday evening. We appreciate you!
Anonymous Friend—case of Fancy Feast Kitten, case of FF adult, big bag of Purina One
Priscilla G—2 cases appetizers, 2 cases baby food
Trudy S from Bryan, OH—donation to FFRC
Melissa L from NY—donation to FFRC
Betz from PA—Bangees for arm to hold cell phone and money!
Roberta Lykins—donation to FFRC
Timbodur from England—donation to FFRC
Domingo FIvoli—donation to FFRC
Bdogmm58 from MN—donation to FFRC, in honor of friends & family!
Anonymous Friend—donation in memory of Telli
Debbie C/lostgirl—donation for Butterfly Class to send Derecho pins!
Eaglewatcher—donation for Butterfly Class to send a toy to their school cat!
Andrew H from TX—donation in memory of Virlynn R

We will have a Flash Sale on Thursday. Be ready to have some fun! It’s at 8:00 pm, with Ellen, Megan and Gina doing the sale. We will focus a lot on all the different kinds of scarves we have and the handwarmers! Think Christmas.  We will also have another Flash Sale on Sunday at 2:00.  This one will be done by Mich. She will show a lot of our different Christmas items.  TONIGHT we will have BOXES at 5:30 with the FLASH SALE at 6:00. Thank you for all your support! Busy, fun times ahead.

I would also like to let you know that we had two cats returned this week. Many of you will remember them—Aubie and Hillsborough. The family could no longer keep them. They have already been re-adopted to a different family and they get to stay together! They spent 3 days in the back Thumper’s Room. They were well taken care of and I believe they will be happy in this new home!