Monday, May 9, 2016

Monday, May 9

Do you remember Miau? She is a white cat that was adopted quite a while back. Her mom/dad are from China and they are going back to visit their families for 2 months. So....Miau is here for a vacation too! She is beautiful and has been taken great care of! She is in Dodger's Pen for a couple days until she re-acclimates and then she will be back out with the other cats. She looks just like Farrah but with no collar. 

We had BOXES on Friday night---thanks bunches!
Napa our moderator--a new, wonderful, wide lens HD cam!! It's in the back Thumper's Room!
Linda/Goss & John L--3 bags of snackers and some can food
RoseSF6cats--Catathon: 2 cross stitch projects, coloring book
Phil & Judy--donation to Feliz Navidad
Helen N from OH--donation to FFRC
Conii with Elliott & Izabellah--Catathon: for the Spa basket--2 boxes of wonderful items--some lavendar, some vanilla fragrances--soaps, perfune, cream, body mist, heat pack--wonderful!
Leanne from Canada--3 drawings from students!. 3 boxes maple cookies, Orange kit kat, coffee crisps treats.  For Catathon: 2 pink bear hats with mittens, doggie hat with mittens, 2 nubby nibblers, coloring puzzle, magnets, memo pad with pads. For Frozen: pencil & socks, cereal bowls. Hello Kitty: puzzle, tumbler, plates & flatware
Donnajb--8 bags of scoopable litter!
Gusti--donation to be put towards Catathon!
Michael JW--donation to FFRC
Thomas W--donation to FFRC

The new cam from Napa is now in the back Thumper's Room--gives a wonderful, sharp view of the kittens! The kittens now are all over the place---sometimes grouped in in their own litter groups and sometimes in a big "clump" of furriness!  All are doing good, as are the mamas.

Djak, Bonnie, Sanford and Wendell are still nesting with Chloe quite a bit---they are the youngest. Ozzie is everywhere--he likes the moving tails of the other kittens! Dominic too is very active. The 5 white kittens are ever so cute. I love it when they get on their backs and wave their little feet!

Just an FYI--there is concern about Cleo. You may have noticed that her discharge from her eye and nose has changed, plus she has a bit of a bulging area about her face. I've talked to our vet about this---it's possible that there is a growth there. We have her on soreness meds. She is eating good yet. Dr. Darcy will take a look at her again on Saturday.

Here are some upcoming dates for FFRC:
5/11--3 surgeries for vet's office: Abe & Asha goes for dentals. Vivienne will go for her OFH .
5/14--Dr. Darcy will come and do many physicals--FireCats, Porchies, Covies & Barnies
5/16--FFRC's surgery day. Because we have so many of our own surgeries, there will be very few public surgeries.
5/18--2 surgeries for vet's office: PaddyCake and Zelda

I have been asked as to what the funds for Catathon will go towards. We are still discussing what needs are first. We do know for sure that a certain amount will be allocated for the General Operating Needs. This is always something that we need (helps with many different avenues for FFRC).  We also need to tackle the problem for The House that Jonah Built. The heating situation last winter was not sufficient. We cannot do the same kind of heat this year as last year---it is unsafe.  We also need an electric line to go to the FireHouse. I am not comfortable with an extension cord traveling from the Cove to the FireHouse. This too is not safe. So, these two items will be tackled first. 

Have you noticed Polly out and about quite a bit? She no longer goes in a pen for the night time. She is actually very active. I saw her playing yesterday which thrilled me.  You might also be seeing Joyful up in the Main Area.  She decided last Friday that she would like to come and explore more! She's still been going out to her Welcome Room some but seems to be thoroughly enjoying the Main Area! 

We have a wall inside the house that will be painted soon. So.......the volunteers and my family have been adding their artwork before the painting begins. On the wall are numerous wonderful messages! I have so enjoyed it. Here are 2 of those messages:

Learn to love without condition.
Talk without bad intention.
Give without any reason.
And most of all, care for people without any expectation.


Your value doesn't decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth.

Have a great day!