Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Steve and I are back from a quick 2 day off.  We had a very good time--relaxed, read half a book and enjoyed the flea market and downtown little stores. But, as always, so nice to get back home and see my mom, the cats and the farmyard animals. 

I have thanks to give from BOXES on Monday evening. You are appreciated.
Zoolove/Pam T - 1 case of babyfood
Keiko - CA  Kitty bed that looks like a slice of bread , 3 bags of Bonito Flakes, one is for Elizabeth and kitties, case of sardines
PJ_Panda & Bad Kitty - 3 bags of Bonito Flakes
Elaine & Alan B - FL  - 3 cases 24 ct. Friskies, 1 case 32 ct.Friskies, 1 box of Fancy Feast, 1 Box Appetizers
Lannml - 3 bags Bonito Flakes
Donna B & kitty - GA  in honor of Coralie's Birthday - 8 new comfy beds, 2 Tubs Party Mix
Velma T - Canada - Donation for Catathon Help
Wanda - Certificate for FunRaiser/Raffle  worth $125 for graphite or $200 for color drawing.
Don & Joy D NY - Kitty Card & Note  with Kitites--Donation
Melissa L - NY  Donation
Susan W/Susiecat - NJ and Lucy and Charlie - Card, 5 Weight circles, Coupons & Chicken $5
Judyanlee--2000 of 6 inch plates

We also have more thanks to give:
Kathy M--donation in memory or Olaf and Fabio to FFRC
Wanda E--donation to FFRC for a portrait order
Virginia H--doantion in memory of Joline, Olaf and Fabio
Gusti--donation in memory of Joline
Fran D--doantion in honor of Coralie's birthday
Lana H--donation to FFRC
David W from CO--donation to FFRC in memory of Joline, Olaf and Fabio
Brenda R--donation in memory of Joline, Olaf, and Fabio
Lu-little and Benny--donation for Joline, Olaf and Fabio
BillieK--donation in memory of Fabio, Olaf and Joline
Kelly I--donation to FFRC
Mudjie--donation for the Feliz Navidad Fund in memory of her Henry R Peeps

While Steve and I was at Shipshewana, I was able to purchase a beautiful windchime in his memory by Fran.  It will be put up today, in the Angel Garden. I will so enjoy hearing these chimes from my kitchen window. Still miss that boy so much. 

I also had some donations for Olaf and Fabio. I simply didn't know what to do and it actually was hard for me to even think about. And then an idea came to me---these Porchies so love the visitors--to sit in their laps and to enjoy their company. So, we bought a beautiful glider bench--visitors can sit there at our table area and hold the Porchies. This bench will last forever as it's made with recycled plastics. A tag will be made with Olaf and Fabio's names on it.  A tag will also be made for Big All and put on the new porch area where he loved to be.

And now an update on the dog situation: There were actually two dogs involved in the incident with Olaf and Fabio.  Both dogs are now back in their home--one country road behind Power Dam Rd. They are normally never out loose but escaped and caused quite a bit of damage in their time being loose.  I am so grateful for our volunteers. For two nights after the incident, we had volunteers here during the night time, standing guard---protecting our Porchies. They had a schedule ready to go on for days. But now that the dogs are confined, that won't be needed. The hearts of these volunteers are tremendous. As hard as the deaths have been to us all, I would like you all to "let this go".  It won't do any of us any good to harbor ill thoughts on the dogs or the owner. It's over and hopefully will never ever happen again. 

Mama Dandelion Hope is in the main area part of the time. She is doing great---what a sweetie. Her kittens will hopefully be up in the Main Area soon.  Cinnamon, Paislie and Helga are up in the Main Area also. You may mistake them for 3 rolly balls but they are indeed kittens! Their tums are very round! 

Remember to pre-register for Catathon! It sure helps on the day of Catathon, should you bid on an item. We don't have to get as much information on the phone and that speeds things up!  If you pre-register, that doesn't mean you HAVE to bid---it's for just in case you want to! You can pre-register until 5:00 on June 22.

We are now TEN days to Catathon and counting! View the SCHEDULE & CATALOG--it's available to check out! All the baskets, the big big ticket items, the big ticket items, the small big ticket items  are right there for your viewing pleasure. Each are organized into their Rounds. Pictures were taken by Jen C and the descriptions were done by SonJa.…/catathon-2017-schedule-catalog/       Grab a cup of drink, a snack and read all about it! 

June 18 to 21---more Catathon dates! This is when our Catathon Fun-Raiser begins! We have ten wonderful items in it.  The drawing for this will be done during the Catathon on the 25th. Some exciting times coming up! Here are the items for the Catathon Fun-Raiser--we'll give you the official sneak-peak! Peace Pole (Kindness Matters, 6 foot), Canon EOS Rebel with TONS of extras, iPd Pro 128 gb's, Kuranda Tower 6 level, Harlequin large framed picture, Nanny Cam, Nintendo Mario Kart 8 WII U, Troyer Amish Baasket, 40 inch Smart LED LG TV, Cook Companion Kitchen with many many items. 

I got the official phone call from Bev of SaveARescue! We will indeed receive 800 pounds of Blackwood dry food---a much needed item for us. This was a great opportunity for us---YOU all made this possible by your votes and I thank you.  Please, for the next 6 months, FFRC will not enter this contest. That gives you an opportunity to vote for a rescue of your choice!