Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sunday, December 20

And on the fifth day before Christmas, we have happy cats! Chicken was part of their breakfast, lots of extra petting today and high energy of play time thru out the day and the Porchies had 3 heater beds put in their Sunporch so they are extra warm!

We had two adoptions. The first was yesterday---this adoption was for Squigglez. She had been long waited for. It took a bit of time to be able to get her spayed. She’s now spayed and happily in her new home! The second adoption was today—Stormy went to his new home. The young girl in the family did not know why they were here at FFRC until she was presented Stormy as her very own kitty! It was so sweet!  

Our new 4-some cats are doing good—Cleo, Abe, Rooney & Kit. They are starting to adjust to a new way of life. It has to be hard on cats that have come from a good place—they have had their whole world changed. But, they are coming along! Purrdelurps also is starting to settle in. She’s having a harder time though---I know she loved her owner. She purred today for us and is eating good. 
Little Elfie is coming right along too! It’s amazing how fast his toesies are healing! His lip too looks better. And today he actually got himself to the litterbox by himself! He’s on antibiotics and soreness meds still. And the diarrhea is still an issue but we’re working on that. He’s so content just resting on his big cushie, like a good boy, so healing can take place.

We have thanks to give---so grateful:
Cheryl B from AZ—donation to FFRC, whose favorite still is Derecho!
Karla M from IA—a Merry Christmas donation to FFRC, to be used where needed

I have some sad news to pass on to you. We lost our little Aloha this afternoon. Very very sad about this. I’ve talked to Dr. Darcy and she fully believes that Aloha arrived here in late stage of wet FIP. Yes, she played a couple times, but she was too quiet, too laid back, slept much of the time, tummy was way too big, poor appetite. The last 24 hours, she had definite signs that things were not right. She passed quietly today. My big sadness is that we had her promised to a dear FFRC friend where she would’ve been so so loved.  She did not get that opportunity. I have to wonder if that’s why she was dropped off here---that the people who had her knew something wasn’t right. Regardless, she was well loved here and so enjoyed. I also want to say that I feel that we don’t have to worry about another kitten here contracting FIP from this situation. Peace, little Aloha.

Flea info---did you know:
For every 5 fleas found on your pet, there’s 95 in your home.
Fleas feed on blood. A flea can live without a blood meal for 100 days.
A female has to have a blood meal to lay eggs. She can lay 2,000 eggs in her lifetime.
When treating fleas, expect to see fleas the first month. These are pupae that continue to emerge.
YOU can bring fleas into your home on your pant cuffs/socks.
It’s far easier to prevent fleas than it is to get rid of an infestation.

I went out to see the Covies today---there were 12 of them in The House that Jonah Built---they love it in there. So cozy and lots of room to spread out. We actually still have the Cove open. As soon as it becomes more wintery, we will close that door. But for now, it’s still a good place for them to have.

Here are a few reasons why we adopt out to indoor only homes:
CARS—many thousands of cats get hit by cars every year.
POISONING—there are people who don’t like cats and will purposely set out poison.
LEUKEMIA/FIV—these are diseases that can be spread cat to cat
RESEARCH LABS—your cat could be sold to a research lab. This practice DOES happen.
ANTI-FREEZE—it takes such a very small amount to kill a cat
GETTING TRAPPED—your cat can become trapped in someone’s garage/shed with no escape.
PARASITES—your cat can contract fleas, ticks, worms, toxoplasmosis, cuterebra, giardia, lice, etc.

Acadia is doing wonderful. Hard to believe she’s the same cat that came in. Cutie has been soaking up the attention---any lap to her is fair game to plant herself! Joey discovered that Dodger’s Pen is open during the day---he enjoys napping in there. Trucker’s poo is doing great. We made a comment just today how good he is doing! Little Joop and Jun are such wonderful kittens---they absolutely love to be held and so ornery too! Emily did it again---“stole” the peacock feathers out of the adoption bags! She eyes those and makes her move! Tabitha has now showed Farrah and Towanda that it’s great fun to jump over the top of the open window of the door going into June’s Room---nice napping places are in there! Pania also loves laps. I think that’s partly why she likes her bench—it’s close to the door where people come in. Every chance Alphonz gets to zip into the Storage Room he does! He scoots in, runs to the other door and then sits—he waits to be picked up to be taken back out. This happens at least 10 times a day! Bella so loves her poof pool. Love these cats!