Friday, December 4, 2015

Friday, December 4th

Grab those walking shoes and let's walk, run or ride a bike! We were in first place yesterday for the ResQwalk and still in first place at this moment! We have 95 walkers! Just think....if we could get more walkers, we could get that small lead to be more solid! And it's fun. You can keep track of your miles and our placement. It's really fun to do this and the app is free! It's ResQwalk.  So far, we have raised almost $50! You do have to have a smart phone to do this app.  If you don't, that's ok---you can be our cheerleaders! 

And yesterday we received an exciting email from Eagle Rare Life Award.  It said that FFRC's story has made it in the top 30! It also said to keep up the voting momentum so that we are eligible for the grand prize of $50,000. Voting ends on January 5th. So......we have a month to spread the word and secure a spot in the top 30! How exciting! This is also free to vote which you can do once daily! Thank you for your help.

We have a lot of thanks to get caught up on! Got behind a little bit.

We had BOXES Weds. evening. YOU are super appreciated!
Pat N & Betty B from IL--cards for Friends, Dream Catcher too!
Julie & David from UK--kitty toy, electronic mouse, Play & Squeek toy, spring toy & lots of other toys!, 2 scratchy pads, Christmas Teddy Bear, calendar 
Jane L from WI--beautiful afghan with flowers (for a raffle!)
Jatcat from CA--for the Moss family, box of variety kinds of almonds
BIllie K--lg bag RC kitten
Lostgirl--4 baby warmers
Pam T/zoolove--Cheryl's Cookies (yummmmm!), 2 outdoor thermo kitty houses, nice card with a note and donation
Conii--taffy apples with yummies on the outside of them!!
Clark, Jesse & the Rest--Happy 1st BD card for Magic & 3rd BD for Walter, Walter, Walter! And 2 chicken $5 bills!
Randy & Renee--HE laundry soap, 2 cases Friskies
KKat444/Barbara--4-40 lb bags of Precious Litter

We also had BOXES Thursday evening. Big thanks passed to you.
LostGirl--5 cases babyfood
Ann-in-UK--14 cat Purse charms & also cat bookmarks---so beautiful
All of Chatters, instigated by Joco--a horse Wreath for the fence going out to the farmyard!!!!
Beth/eaglewatcher--10 gallons Odo-Ban
Barbara W--4 big bags of Precious cat litter

We have also had some donations thru PayPal. Thanks, thanks, thanks!
Gisa Z from Germany--for FFRC, Merry Christmas
Dawn B--donation for FFRC
Sharon E from FL--donation for FFRC
Janet M--donation for FFRC
BillieJo H/GrannyBillie--donation for FFRC, from Bibi
Deb11111--donation for the Paddy Boys and for Cakes dental
Becky B from FL--made a donation in honor of her cousin, Jane here in Defiance
Sara K from Antwerp--donation for FFRC
Coralie P from Australia--donation for FFRC and Coralie
Vaun/vrs--donation for medical needs & Merry Christmas!
Oilsandsgirl--donation in honor of GIving TUesday, use where needed
Reena M from VA--donation to FFRC
Shannan W--donation to FFRC
Donavon S from IL--donation to help with Jackson II, Victor and the outside cats
Teresa G from NY--donation to FFRC

Update on the adoption of Gandolf and Rios. Gandolf is now called Elvis. Both are doing great. Rios likes his belly petted. Elvis likes the dogs.

We also had the adoption of Fluffernutter and Lily Rose together. They went with our new volunteers Jim and Jean! Fluffernutter is now called Buddy. They too are doing great. Sounds like they were racing around together last night!

Many of you already know that we lost our Honey girl, our Covie. She was 12 years old and arrived here when she was just 9 months old. She became very ill, very quickly on Weds  Tuesday she was out and about and eating and even laid in the sunshine on the picnic table. She was our black/white girl whose best friend is Muffin. Thank you for loving this sweet cat with us.

Tomorrow is our Kitty Christmas. Oh my garsh, the cats are super excited and anxious for the party to begin. I had to explain that there probably would not be catnip, but that they would benefit from every box that we open. I have no idea how many boxes we will have. Elizabeth told me this morning she thought it was now up to 16. We are grateful for each and every box and can't wait to open them all tomorrow! Join the fun at 2;00 on the cam! 

Lena is playing so sweetly by herself here on the floor, belly kicking a fuzzy ball.  Trucker is sound asleep on my desk. Towanda is curled up in a red crocheted bed and looks so pretty. Fatima and Neemu are snugged together, also napping. Asha is staring at me from behind. She knows I give her lots of petting every 5 minutes! Acadia just strolled by---unbelievable how well she looks! Tabitha fell asleep while watching the bird feeders. A sleepyish day!  They must be all resting for tomorrow!

Tomorrow we will keep everyone safe in all the hub-bub. Younguns go in the back Thumper's Room. We will also put some of the teenagers in Cat's Corner Room. The adults that don't like too much excitement will go in Kitty Campus. Many will stay out and watch the fun. We will have door watchers to make sure all are safe.

I'd like to say how much I appreciate you all, our chatters, lurkers, moderators, admins, supporters of all kinds, fb friends---our entire FFRCNation. I appreciate your kindness, your encouraging words, your support and that wonderful feeling knowing that you have my back. This truly means a lot to me. 

It's Raffle time too! We have 9 items that are just wonderful, including an iPadAir and a Samsung 2015 50 inch LED Smart TV!!  Check out the fb pages for info on the raffle. The Boxes will be done on Monday at 5:30 with the Raffle at 6:00. We have lots of consolation prizes too! 

Take care, have a wonderful day! Remember to walk for FFRC and keep that heart of yours healthy! Join us tomorrow for the Kitty's Christmas! Tomorrow morning we are to have an adoption--Sergei will be going to his new home! Oh, and next Saturday (12/12) is our next surgery date!