Friday, November 4, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

Poor babies and mama.  It truly saddens me when tummies are so empty that their dish of food is literally inhaled.  We took in a mama and her 6 babies yesterday. The man who brought them plainly said---if you don't take them they would go in the river. This I will never understand. My thoughts on that is to simply consider the cats and let the matter of the man's attitude be dealt with elsewhere. 

So..........we now have 6 more babies and their mama. They have been tested, wormed (1 of many), bordetella vaccine given, distemper given to the mama too. And they've had their bubble bath--whew--they sure needed that! They were so very itchy--lots of fleas on all 7 of them. It must feel wonderful not to have the itchies. And their ears must feel better too---they've had their ears cleaned twice now for earmites. 

Mama is a brown American Shorthair with a very sweet attitude. She leans into our hands in a big way to be petted.  The kittens are:
4 grey tigers, which consist of 3 boys, 1 girl. One of the boys has a tiny white tip tail.
2 black tigers, 1 male, 1 female. Names will come soon.

It won't be long until our FFRC cookbooks will be here! We will be taking orders for these books soon. The price is $18. What a great gift too for Christmas! So many categories filled with great recipes!

We had BOXES last night---sending a big thanks to you all!
Knittinkitten from PA---LOTS of feeding dishes & a beautiful charm bracelet
MacNCheeseanddoodletoo--Chair cover
Billie K--12 FF appetizers, 12 cans of chicken, 2 bags of RC baby cat dry
Alice and Lou too and kitties--2 big Purina One Dry cat, 1 Purina One kitten dry, RC baby cat
Vicki B--6 bags of ROyal Canin Baby Cat dry
Elaine & Alan from FL--1 case Fancy Feast, 4 cases Friskies
Beth, our visitor--2 bags Dry Purina One, 4 cases water, 30 appetizers, 4 chickens (for Derecho and friends), super lots of snackers & 2000 6 ich styro plates

We have more thanks too!
Madisonpepper--donation to FFRC to help with the new family of 7
Gusti--donation to FFRC for the new kitty family for their food
Jakesmeowmy--donation to FFRC

If I ever miss giving a thanks or have any names wrong, it's always ok to let me know by email!

We have a new climbing tree! Thanks to an anonymous friend who wanted FFRC to get something that all the cats will enjoy and have fun a tree it is!  It has lots of leaves where the cats can hide in and 3 levels where they can climb to!  We'now have 2 of the palm trees on the side where Alma is. Yesterday Alma climbed almost to the top of "her" palm tree all by herself! 

We have moved Breanna up to the Cat's Corner Room. We also put her on the floor in the Main Area. Derecho was interested in her today---I think he will be a good Uncle to her. She purrs and is definitely aware of her surroundings. She enjoys being cuddled.

Jones and Sea Turtle are doing wonderful. Anyone that walks into the PawMart is usually greeted immediately by Jones. He's quite the character---spunky boy! And Sea Turtle is amazing---she is feeling very good!

Our wonderful Fall weather continues. A bit cooler but a beautiful Autumn. The cats that can go our in Bella's Place sure enjoys it. I've seen the Porchies, Firecats, Barnies and Covies all napping in the sunshine---must feel so comforting to feel that warmth. They are all doing good. 

I was interested in the overall ages of our cats and came up with this. Thought you might enjoy this too:  (will just list those 9 years and older)



Sea Turtle-19

We have some wonderful older cats (and dogs!). Treasure each and every day with them and with your pets.  That Derecho----he is one smart boy. He put his paw on this piece of paper I had and looked at me---I know he wanted me to share it----Do what makes you happy. Be with who makes you smile. Laugh as much as you breathe. Love as long as you live.