Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017

What a week it's been.  Everything from super highs (spays and neuters done), happiness (adoption of Cairys) to low of lows (losing our 3 precious cats). 

Here is a well known verse changed a bit for cat rescueres:

I am an Animal Rescuer.
My job is to assist God's creatures.
I was born with the drive to fulfill their needs
I take in new kittens and cats without plan, thought or selection.
I have bought cat food with my last dime.
I have petted a cat totally invested with fleas.
I have hugged some cats that are deemed "dangerous".
I have fallen in love a thousand times and I have cried into the fur of a lifeless body.
I am an Animal Rescuer.
I knowingly love those cats that will have a short life.
My work is never done.
My rescue is never quiet but is always peaceful and a place of joy.
We may always struggle to make ends meet....
But my heart is always full.

It's been a difficult week here without Alice Mary, Adelaide and Trucker. Isn't it amazing how we can love so much, yet still have the capabilities to continue loving. And that, my friends, is what we will continue to do. We will continue to rescue, to take in those that are hurt, healthy, sick, abused, lost, "different".  It's truly not just what we do, but it's what we are.....a Rescue. 

We have thanks to give. We have a special friend who happily donated $2,000 to match donations given in memory of Alice Mary and Adelaide. And then another $2,000 to match donations given in memory of Trucker. I am so very grateful. Alice Mary and Adelaide's funds went to our spay/neuter program.  Trucker's funds went to our Feliz Navidad Fund.

I have to apologize.  I started keeping track of each and every donation to put those names here in the blog. But, I made a mess of keeping track and did not properly do it. I must say my brain hasn't been completely intact this week.  But....I did send an email to each person. Please just know that each donation is gratefully received and will used to the fullest. You--our FFRCNation--humbles me with your support and love during this hard time. 

And now.......Nyla's Niner News ! Nyla herself is doing good. She once in a while will take a break from her babes and rest on the floor, but she never leaves her kitties for long. And every once in a while a baby may tumble out of the nest but she retrieves it and returns it to the nest. Her milk production is keeping up, at least for now. I check the babies 2-3 times a day--check each and every one of those 9 tummies to make sure they are nice and round and full.  And they are. They simply rotate their turns to nurse. It's unbelievable how much they have already grown. They have been given the birthday of 3/2/17. If a litter is born during the night when some are before midnight and some after midnight, I give them the "morning of" as their birthday--so it's 3/21. These babies really are so cute. 

Our new kitten that Trucker found has a name. It's TJ, for Trucker Junior. Yes, this brown tiger is a female and Trucker Junior sounds like a boys name, but that doesn't matter. The name stays as TJ and I love to call her that. She's a happy cat and already here in the Main Area. She and Forte will be spayed/neutered on 4/1 here at FFRC.  TJ's birthday is 9/20/16.

Polly is doing great being back. She's right back in her routines that she did before her adoption. Olivia is recovered from her spay and is a fun girl. I love seeing her run with that gorgeous long fur bouncing around. Magic is doing ok. I know he misses his buddy. He no longer stays in the back during the night now but is up in the Main Area. Vernon and Hensley seem to be picking up their appetites a bit. 

Our weather is getting warmer! We've been able to keep the windows open some during the day, which of course the cats love. We have the black wrought iron table and chairs out that we all enjoy sitting at. I believe today the wind chimes will be coming out of their winter shed! I love when this happens. The geese are laying eggs as are the chickens. Spring has sprung!

Katharine too is doing good. Her fur is growing and she is now in the fuzzy stage. She's quite a funny girl--loves to run and play. Those big golden eyes of hers gets lots of snacker offers!  Joyful has decided now it's fun to roam in the entire Main Area--so nice to see her out and about like this. Jessie is doing very well and still likes to nap up high above the sink cabinets. 

All is good. Life here continues and so does the joy. Thanks for being a part of what we do here.