Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Waiting, waiting, waiting. Yep, we're playing the waiting game with Nyla. No kittens yet, but it's getting closer. When Nyla arrived on 3/6, she weighed 8.09. This morning she weighed 9.12. That's a good chunk of weight to gain in such a short time. She's resting all the time now, not playing. I don't think it could possibly be much longer. is the way with cats, they have their own special timeclock! 

On Friday, after talking to Dr. Darcy, it was decided that Alice Mary needed to visit the vet office. Once again, she was having trouble breathing. Upon inspirations, her nostrils were closing again. This time, the soft tissue flap inside the nostrils were removed and now it appears she has 2 nice openings. She had also dropped a significant amount of weight---back down to 3.5 again. So discouraging for her and for us. But, it's hard to eat when you can't breathe.  This visit, a feeding tube was inserted. She is getting good caloric nutrition now thru her tube 5-6 times a day. She is so very cooperative for this. We have her in the back Thumper's Room so all of her care is being done there. We don't know how long the tube will stay in---that all depends on Alice Mary. If she starts eating really good on her own, we will decrease her amount of tube feeding and eventually get that removed. Please keep her in your prayers and good thoughts. She still has a desire to get better so we are backing her 100%. 

The March Fun-Raiser is on--all 8 items are awesome!  It started this morning and ends Weds. at 9 am.  This Fun-Raiser will help us with our operating costs, our insurance is due, we need 2 vaccine trays and another leukemia/FIV/heartworm test kit. And of course, there are great consolation prizes!

We have thanks to give---your support to FFRC is gratefully received!
Sylvia H from PA--donation to FFRC, to be used as needed
Kelly I from TX--donation to FFRC
Lannml--donation to FFRC, in memory of DJ who will be missed at breakfast time
Zoolove--CATATHON!--5 qt. mixer (mint green), 2 piece 9" spring form set and stainless steel bowl with lid for mixer. Also a dandy step ladder! Been using it already in Kitty City to reach things! 

We've heard from Terry's new family! Sounds like he is doing great. He's playing and roaming all over. He also loves the peacock feathers that we sent home for him! 

This coming Saturday is our next FFRC surgery date.  At this time, we only have 3 cats that are not spayed--Nyla (will wait of course!), Alice Mary (not ready yet) and Olivia. We will have Olivia spayed on that day. The rest of the surgery schedule is for public MALE cats. We are doing these for $25, includes a physical by Dr. Darcy. We still have a few slots open and hope to do a good amount of them on that day!  

Gia is doing wonderful! She even was on the counter for pets this morning! Olivia had her nasal sutures removed. She really is quite the clown kitten--so fun to play with her! Tabitha still spends much of her time in and out of June's Room--she just sails over the top of the open door area. She has a special box for napping, all her own.  Joyful is a wonder and we love it. She is enjoying being petted, more and more. Yesterday she actually was on the lap of a visitor!  Haven't seen Eddie White lately? If so, that is because he spends alot of time in the front Thumper's Room. He loves looking out the window and watching people come and go.  Jessie is doing great--I love how she seeks us out for a special pet and scratch.  Both Jones and Sea Turtle are fine--ornery and loving! Paddy Purr is on my desk taking his nap. I had lost a note that I needed. He just rolled over and there it was--tucked into his fur! 

Speaking of notes--I will be the first one to tell you that I sometimes lose my notes. Yes, sometimes it is indeed due to the cats and sometimes it's my fault (I'd rather blame it on the cats though!).  So, if there's ever anything that I have forgotten to mention, please don't hesitate to email me.  There are times that I have 25-35 notes on my desk. Livingston has recently taken to pulling them down and chewing on them! Gotta smile at him though because he so enjoys it! 

Take care and hope you remembered to turn your clocks last night, if it applied to your area!