Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

What a wonderful Fun-Raiser!  These Fun-Raisers make a huge difference to FFRC.  YOU make a giant different to FFRC and we are grateful.  Did you hear the cats last night?  I heard it in the house.....about midnight Derecho had everyone do a big high-paw-five as their way of saying thanks! 

Here's the results of the Fun-Raiser:
A.  IPad - donated by 20th Committee - $830   WINNER:  Fritzy3739

B  Kitty Decorated Sewing Chair on Wheels -  $260.00 WINNER:  Kizzimon 

C.  DefianceOPoly - 2 games donated by Faithy and LostGirl -$225  
                  WINNER 1 :  To be used in a vol. drawing by anonymous
                  WINNER 2 :   To be used in a vol. drawing, by anonymous

D.  45" Boxed Cat Tree - donated by Ruffles -$225  WINNER:  Cathy AO

E.  Collage Picture of FFRC Kitties-donated by Jody J.- $115 WINNER:  Tammy W.

F.  Caruth Statues (Hummingbird and Cat) - donated by Friday Mary -$190  WINNER: DonnaJB

G.  Kitchenaid Food Processor - donated by DonnaJB -$515  WINNER:  Madisonpepper

H.  FFRC CH Book - donated by Justme, written by Justme, Darkcat and Mudjie
    $320.00   WINNER:  Howard.

Total made =  $2680.00
                     - $ 830.00  (allocated to 20th Anniversary Committee)
Plus Bumps       250.00
Total After Bumps  $ 2100.00

Consolation Prizes were also drawn! 

We had BOXES right before the drawing---many many thanks for all items and for helping us to restock the cat food shelts!

Piperjo99 - 4 Boxes Whiskas Cups
Anne, Kevin & Bailey - UK  Box of Royal Canin & Fancy Feast Salmon Filets
Anony Friend- 8 Boxes Purrfectly Chicken

Roberta/oopsiepa - 2 Cases Fancy Feast Kitten
Denise & Elizabeth - 24 cans Fancy Feast,  10 Pkts Nutrish Purfectly Broth, 11 pkts Sheba Sticks, 8 Bags Party Mix Snackers, 2 pkgs Spring Toys, 18 Adoption Folders, 4 Laser Lights, 3 bags Crinkle Balls, Ping Pong Balls, Catnip toys, 6 Wash Cloths, 2 tablets Posties, Bag of clips, 3 pkgs Pens, 2 Kitty Tea Towels, Box Tops

Anony Friend - 12 Cans WeRuVa Anony, another 24 Cans WeRuVa, also BFF can food all for Barnies, Porchies & Covies and Firecats

Ju in ji - 4 Cases Baby Food
Anony Friend - 45 Cans Fancy Feast Variety
AthenasMom - 25 Adoption Folders

Lollymop - 2 De-Shedding combs
Sean & Lena - Sock Monkey for Lynnette
Stripey & Dave - 4 balls for the Turbo Tracks

For Hope - Life Jacket/ Harness in Pink
Janet, Jessica & Kitties - Netherlands - Memorial Card in memory of her Mother  We are so sorry for your loss--hugs. 
Janet & Susan - Case of Baby Food

KathyinWVA - Case of Fancy Feast
Plee - For FFRC 10 Pink kitty pillow cases with matching blanket, Horse blanket & multi color Hearts blanket
Anony  Friend- 12 Lg Cans Salmon

April--2 Cases Baby Food, Air Popcorn Popper
FFRC Kitties - 12 Tubs Lysol Wipes, 6 Tubs Clorox Wipes (such wonderful kitties!)
Anony Friend - For Dingie 2 Cases Ham Baby Food

MLS 6 Cases Fancy Feast Kitten, 4 Lg Bags Royal Canin Mom & Baby
Anony  Friend- 7 Cases Baby Food, 4 tubs lysol wipes, 6 cases FF kitten

Anony Friend- 24 Cans Chicken & 24 Cans Tuna, 45 Cans Fancy Feast, 2 jugs Tidy Scoop Litter

Alan & Elaine - FL  2 Bags 40lb Litter, 8 12pks of 9-Lives
Anony Friend- 8 16lb Bags Purina One

Sue/Macncheesendoodlesmom - Donation with Hugs for Alma, Derecho & Marilyn
Randy P - MD  Donation
Anony Friend - Box Tops
Michelle & Mary - NJ  Donation (to help with the A/C repair) & Coupon for Sheba

Tom C - IL  Donation
Suzanne E  FL - Donation
Carrie M  WI - Donation in honor of Catathon
Becky K  OH  Book Cherished Cats  written by Becky
Auntie Beth--two cooling bowls for the Porchies and Sunporch kitties to have cool water!

We had another 2 adoptions!
Dali was adopted on 7/27--went with April, to  Michigan for her new home! I've already heard from her and all is going good. April says: "She is such a love and loves to cuddle."  Her new name is Dublin.

Watson was adopted on 7/29. He now has a new mama and dad. When his dad came to check out this wonderful kitten, Watson about turned himself inside out to show that he approved of this event! 

We have more kittens on hold! Those that are hold are: Disco, Pierre, Preslie, Belle, Levi and Noosma.  We have families coming in soon to check out some of the other cats too.

Right now, all the kittens and cats are in the Main Area except for Belle and her 4 kittens and Chaps. They are still in the back Thumper's Room.  Each morning, the doors are left open (after breakfast) to let them have a choice when they'd like to come up to the Main Area.  Usually after a couple hours, the doors are then shut until the next day.  That way, we can keep track of those itty bitty kitties when people come. 

Only 39 days to Catstock!  Today, the tents and porta pots will be ordered! This year,  Catstock will also be a celebration of our 20 years! You are all invited to come and join us! 

And only ONE more day to our FLASH SALE!  It's tomorrow, Weds at 2:30 ish, with Mich and Vern!  Lots of items never seen before. Come one, come all! 

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019

What a change in the weather. Our air conditioners are now off (for a while, at least!) and the windows are all open wide. I love having the fresh air come in. 

The air conditioner for Paw-Mart, back and front Thumper's Room is now repaired. No bill yet, but it's working! United Heating, here in Defiance, always takes good care of us. Steve and I also have our a/c fixed now too.  We have had to have repairs also to the heating unit at the Cove.  The problem in the Cove is all the moisture--it even shorts out the electrical plugs.  Plus, our sulfur water has an effect on wirings.  About 3 weeks ago, we put in a good quality dehumidifier and it's making a difference.  It's unreal how much water is removed each day.  We have a hose that goes to the outside or we wouldn't be able to keep up with it!

The two new kittens are coming along. Both of their wounds are healing. Chaps is starting to lose his "worry" about things. He's now down on the floor with the rest of the kittens. You can tell he is relaxing day by day and will purr so nicely when held. Asia is extremely friendly. All it takes to get her to knead, is to look at her! 

We had another adoption! Claire went to her new home. Such a lovely little girl. She was long anticipated as she was picked out and put on hold long ago. 

The floor is coming along.  Monday was prep work and the first layer of coating with the blue seed put down. Tuesday, the excess seed was swept up and the first top coat put on.  Weds., another top coat was put on.  It looks awesome.  Today, the final coat, urethane is put on. And then we wait.  It has to be 100% dry before we move back in. But.....we're getting closer.  Most of the kittens are in the back and front Thumper's Room.  The adults are in the purple office and Kitty Kabana, along with a few teenager size kittens.  It's all a bit cramped but they, for the most part, are being good sports.  When the floor is completely dry, kitties and cats all will have free range once again in the Main Area.  

We had BOXES on Monday. Because we couldn't be in the Main Area, we moved the cam from the back Thumper's Room into Paw Mart and opened boxes!  We don't have sound on that cam, so we did it the "old fashion" way--writing on paper plates, like we did long ago!  Many thanks to you all for the wonderful supplies! 
Marco Support from Germany - Kitty Treat Calendars--Elsie, Hensley, Magic, Spiker and Hatima--they can share too!  7 boxes Liquid Treat pkts, 5 boxes Trixies Lick Sticks

Anony Gift for FFRC Horse WindChimes
Anony Case of Fancy Feast

Sean and Lena - 2 Boxes Whiskas 
Stacey E - Gorgeous Treasure Journals and book Journals for Jacci, Donna & Lynnette
KitKatLady - Case of Friskies

Justme - 2-65ft Cable for Catstock Cam
April - 2 Cases Baby Food
Kathryn M - 4 cases Fancy Feast

MiddieMom - 3 cases Baby Food
RCcat 9 - Quilt Majic Kit, Box full of Beautiful yarn & 5 Scrubbies
MommyMyrna - Beautiful hand made Shrouds for Burial of kitties.. People greatly appreciate these!
Paula N - 2 Fish Toys (the red is for Hope), 3 Bags Snackers, 7 pkts Kitten Bisque, 3 bage Puree, 12 jars Baby Food, 3 Meow Mix Cups, 20 cans Fancy Feast, 4 cans Friskies, Little Soup & Lots n Lots of Toys!

Rcatmom CO - 15 crocheted kitty afghans for Sales and FFRC  Very pretty!
Chuckles - 1350 6" Plates

And more thanks!
BillieK--donation to help with Chaps and Asia, for their wounds, vaccines
Kelly L--donation to FFRC
Reschke Store--donation to FFRC
William M--donation to FFRC
Gusti--donation for Chaps and Asia, for their meds
Marti W--donation for FFRC

Twkitty, visited on 7/12 and 13--cat shower curtain, wooden plaque, pewter cat photo frames (flash sale), plasticware, hand soap, TP, PT, vinegar, Dawn soap, 5-60 foam 6 inch plates, 120 lg foam plates, case of FF kitten, 4-pk Clorox wipes

Shelia H/Chuckles, visited on 7/12 and 13--donation for Chuckles to Name a Cat list
Kaylee, cousin and MIL visited--both girls donated to FFRC.  Kaylee's donation is in memory of their sweet Jonah, who passed 2 weeks ago. 

Remember our sweet Valenteen? She is now named Bella. Her new family says that  "she's full of energy and she and Zazzles play all day.  We love her so much! " 

On Saturday, once we get back to normal (whatever that is!! lol), we have a couple families coming in to visit the kittens.  We will also have an adoption--Dali will be going to her new MI home. 

This coming Weds, the 31st, Shoney's in Defiance will be having a cruise in car show. They have invited FFRC to be there and to sell water/gatorade, juice as a fundraiser! How so nice to be invited.  We have a few volunteers who have offered to help do this. We will also take the VW catbug there too! 

Our next HumaneOhio surgery date is August 5th. 

Have a super nice day--it's actually a bit cool here--what a difference in temps! 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Yesterday was a busy day.  That was our FFRC surgery day. We did 4 spays and 8 neuters.  This gives us a grand total so far, for 2019 of 689.  That breaks down to 404 females and 285 males.

Our spays were: Preslie, Precious, Tinora and Kaze.
Our neuters were: Fern, Pierre, Sydney, Gunner, Pepper, Watson, Bolt and a public male.

Dr. Darcy also did some physicals. Elsie, Jessie, Kiara, Magic, Ramsay, Yaseen, Hope, Noosma, and Pania.  All were good.  Hope needs to continue on her antibiotics and we will also get Pania on a program for antibiotics for her sinuses.  

Many thanks to all involved in helping to do these FFRC surgery days. From pre-ops to surgeries to post-ops, the kittens are always well cared for and watched over.  And thanks too to Gusti who provided drinks on Saturday and to 

We had BOXES on Friday.  Lots of appreciation and thanks! 
Eric S -- Case (48) of Sheba Cuts 
Yvonne vdk -- 2 Case of 12 Gatorade 
Tweeti Tweet  -- Royal Canin, Mother / Baby - Case of (30)  Fancy Feast cat food 
Anonymous -- 8 Containers Lysol Wipes - Case of Fancy Feast food

Sheri B -- Jackpot Pop-Corn (24), Box of 13gal kitchen bags, 8 packs of AA Batteries, Utz Jumbo Snack Pack, Case of Gatorade(24)
Anonymous -- 8 boxes of Broths 
LJ --  2 Boxes of Sheba Perfect Portions - 6 boxes of Fancy Feast Kitten 

Mr.Whiskers - for Spiker -- 11 cases of 40 friskies(assorted)  - 12  large container of Temptations - 3 Boxes of Appetizers - 6 boxes (10 )  Delectable squeeze ups 

Karen B --  6 boxes of Soups - Case of 24 Friskies Tiny Treasure canned food
Anonymous -- 9 Boxes of Delectable Treats Kitten 
Kathy K --  2, 200 Foot Computer Cable for Catstock
Davinci Mom -- 5 Cases of Fancy Feast Classic Broths 

Mr. Meow -- Card with 6 $5 chickie Dollars 
Julie & Dave -- Birthday Cards For Lucie &  Spiker with 2  $5 Chickie monies

And more thanks!
Janet K--donation to FFRC
Bragg Shop--donation to FFRC
Debra T--donation for the kitties needs
Reschke Store--donation to FFRC

We have 4 more adoptions!
Tobias --adopted 7/18--was adopted to his new dad and I'm not sure which one is happier! His new dad has been so waiting for Tobias to come home with him.  A very happy adoption!

Minerva--adopted 7/19--was adopted into a wonderful home with 2 elderly dogs.  Such a beautiful kitten. She was picked out weeks ago!

PD--adopted 7/19--his new name is Thackery Binx.  He seemed like the perfect cat for this home. We've already heard that he is doing great.

Yaseen--adopted 7/20--her name will stay the same! Yaseen certainly approved of her new dad--was rubbing all over his legs, telling him that it was time to go home! 

Tomorrow is the big day--our floors will start the process of being re-done.  The floor has had some problems, probably from a problem when being mixed.  So....all will be ground down to the bottom again and start all over.  We can get thru this!  It's only 4 full days of inconvenience.  Kittens will be dispersed between the back area and the front area.  The front area will consist of the purple office and the Kitty Kabana.  The back area will be the Front and Back Thumper's Rooms.  Most of the adults will be in the Kitty Kabana area, with a few exceptions.  Today we will get organized--making sure that supplies are plentiful for each area.  We won't be able to walk on the main area for those 4 days.  This also includes June's Room, Kitty Campus and Paddy's Place.  

We're getting all treatments caught up and ahead of schedule a bit, to help us with this upcoming week. Today alone, we will do the second of 8 leukemia/fiv/heartworm tests.  

We have taken on 2 more kittens that needed some extra help and TLC---
Chaps--grey and white, male.  He is about 8 weeks old with a birthday of 5/29/19.  He arrived 7/17.  It appears he was a toss out of a car--has the typical abrasions on his face--nose, lips and inside of his mouth.  He's a bit shy but when you hold him, he can purr up a storm! Won't be long until he's on the floor in the back Thumper's Room to make some friends.

Asia--brown tiger with very slight torti markings, female. She is about 11 weeks old with a birthday of 5/3/19. She arrived 7/19.  She was found outside with lacerations/abrasions to her face too, typical of the toss out of the car.  She is pure happiness--in a state of purriness. And her front paws knead constantly, even when just walking. She would be a great friend for Chaps!

Yesterday was our very hot and very humid day. All air conditioners held up for which I am thankful for.  The house one is fixed but we're still on "borrowed time" with the one that does the PawMart, front and back Thumper's room--just waiting for parts.  Hoping everyone is staying cool--humans and pets.  

Take care and enjoy this awesome day! 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019

It's hot and humid.  Kitties and cats are comfortable here in the main rescue center.  The Porchies, Firecats, Covies and Barnies know where all the shade spots are. They have plenty of water. We are also freezing bowls of water to put into their waterbowls.  Ducks and geese are in their water pools.  

We had BOXES yesterday! Glorious boxes....we are grateful!
FaithyMD - 3 Tubs Temptation Snackers, Box 48ct. Sheba, 24 ct Friskies
Ju in ji - 2 Soft poofy beds, 2 Boxes Little Soups
KathyinWVa & Donnie with Critters - Pretty photo of Zelda, Route 66 Stickers for Cat Walk, Lots of BookMarks for variety of kitties $3

DaVincimom - 4 Box Little Soups, 80ct 13-gal Trash Bags, 3 Tubs Clorox Wipes
KimR - Kitty Card with lots of pretty bracelets, earrings and necklaces to been seen soon at Flash Sale & PawMart
Anony Friend--uiii 2 Cases Fancy Feast

AprilCat - Case 40ct Friskies, Reeses Miniatures
Judy B - OK  Puppy & Kitty Card 2 Theatre & Kitten Pillows for Jacci & Donna, Very Pretty Kitty Lap Quilt for FFRC 
Judy Judy - Box of Little Soups, 2 Boxes Squeeze-Ups,  4 bags Fancy Feast Snackers
2 Boxes of Nutrish Cups, 3 Shebas

Eric & Carrie - 15lb Turkey for FFRC Kitties, Coffee, Crackers, Adoption Folders, 25 Meow Mix Cups
Sandy A - 20 Laser Lights for Adoption Bags
Judeannlee & Phil - Tower Trac, 3 mice toys, 4 foam balls, 4 pkg 10ct coil toys, Bag of Royal Canin Mother & Baby Cat

Brian C - 2 Cases Fancy Feast
Denise & Elizabeth - SC  5 Boxes Appetizers, Case 24ct Friskies
Flymom - Blue Buffalo Snackers for Janie, Box of Fancy Feast Broths

Anony Friend-- 8 sleeves 6" plates 
Barb E - 10 Very pretty Adoption Bags, 7 Leggydews 
Anony - Jumbo Lounge Scratcher
Eric & Vanessa - 2 Tubs Temptation Snackers, 12 pk of G2 Water

Marilyn & Terry B - Kitty Card with Chicken $5, Guinea Hen Card with Chicken $5
Fran T - TX  Hummingbird Card with Donation
Joy, the Herd and also Don (lol) - NY   Kitty Card with Donation

Clark, Jesse & The Rest of the Gang - Happy Birthdays to Lucas 14 Jul 2015, Timothy 15 Jul 2007 & Victor 15 Jul 2012 & 3 Chicken $5
Clark Jesse & The Rest of the Gang - Happy Birthdays to Zelda 15 Jul 2010 and Debut  with 2 Chicken $5

And more thanks to give!
Kathryn M--case  of paper towels!
Sylvia H--case of PResto paper towels!
Jennifer Fisher--made this donation for A Boy & a Shovel & A Mower, who shared his earnings to FFRC.  He is 11 years old and enjoys animals!

Deborah S--donation to FFRC
Patricia H--donation to FFRC in memory of sweet Fonzi
Christopher S--donation to FFRC
Yvonne VDK--donation for FFRC, use where needed

Many thanks to JustMe who puts this all together.  It's really appreciated! I love seeing these videos, knowing these kitties are happy and have a home.

Today---alert!  alert!!  We are having a quickie Flash Sale to help the finances of the 20th committee.  This committee is working on the celebration of our 20 years and to pay for the 
renovations of the Rescue Center.  It's TODAY at noon.  We have two items--the cooling towels and the bowl warmers (yes, quite a contrast!)   Please join us on the cam.

We have a regular Flash Sale coming up too.  It's on July 31st with Mich and Vern. Lots of great items--most never seen in our flash sales before!  That one starts around 2:30.

And another date--our July Fun-Raiser will be July 26 to 29.  It ends at 9 am on the 29th.  BOXES will be at 3:00 with the drawing immediately after boxes!  The 8 items for this fun-raiser are spectacular! 

All the kittens are still in the Main Area.  Belle and her 4 kittens are still in the back Thumper's Room.  They are toddling about on the floor!  Yasheen is also in the back Thumper's Room.  Such two wonderful adult cats. 

We've had 2 more adoptions!
Collins was adopted 7/16.  He went to a young man that Collins definitely approved of!  He wasn't here long at all before his home was found. A super nice cat.

Amber also went to her new home. She went into a home where she has a new mama that is totally devoted to her!  She is even taking a couple days off so she can help Amber adjust to her new home.  

I have to tell you about Hope.  This girl is absolutely fearless.  She even has my Bonnie wrapped around her tail! Last night I was running my bubble bath.  She has been very interested in those bubbles.  This time she was able to jump up on the tiny ledge of the tub. And.......then over she went, right into the bubbles, head first.  I grabbed her tail and pulled her out--that's all that was sticking out of the bubbles.  She learned a big lesson--bubbles are only air and cannot be stepped on! She absolutely was not worried about this happening--it sure made me do a fast grab though!  She sat on a towel and simply gave herself a bath! 

I talked to Bruce of Hunt Flooring.  They are ready to go for Monday to redo our floor.  We will make plans to help this go smoothly--such as where each cat and kitten will be most happy at, the shop vacs placed for both sides of the Rescue Center.  Supplies--food, litter, towels, etc. will be well stocked.  Laundry will have to be done in the house.  Hoping to be fully able to move back in on Friday.  

Two adoptions today!  

Monday, July 15, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019

Wow--we sent up 51 pets to HumaneOhio today!  This is 50 cats and 1 dog. This includes 6 kittens of FFRC.  The 50 cats break down to 37 females and 13 males. The 1 dog is a female.  This brings our 2019 total to 677 (this is 674 cats and 3 dogs)--400 spays and 277 neuters!  We're keeping on with this project of spaying and neutering!

This Saturday is our FFRC surgery day!  We tentatively have these spays on the list: Prelie, Precious, Tinora and possibly Belle scheduled for this date. The neuters are: Fern, Pierre, Sydney, Gunner, Pepper and Watson.  Physicals already scheduled are for: Elsie, Jessie, Kiara, Magic, Ramsay and Hope.

Hope is doing super great--she's got it--she knows how to eat from a plate now! And she sure does enjoy it. She's doing very good in the house and even knows where the litterboxes are already!

Mama Belle is doing great.  She's a good mama.  Her 4 look-alike kittens are toddling all over the two condos now!  They are just beginning to sample some "real" food.

Tinora's foot continues to heal--she barely has a limp. And she sure knows how to rock and roll! Her laceration on her front arm is almost healed--possibly may have a scar. Such a sweetie.

Yaseen is also doing super. Such a sweetie. And she's so good with the kittens. She is a good auntie cat to all of the kittens. She is now on hold.

We took in 2 new kittens.
Dali--a gorgeous female, grey tiger/white, medium fur. Dali is 12 weeks old, with a birthday of 4/19/19.  She was brought in by a volunteer who saw her cross our main street uptown, going from Meek's Pastry to the Cabin Fever.  And she didn't get hit by a car!  Super friendly and a constant purr-er! She arrived 7/12/19.

Collins--a handsome dark orange and white male, about 11 months old. A volunteer found him in her neighborhood. He's very kind and so friendly. His birthday is 8/9/19.  He arrived 7/13/19.

Both names are from the Name a Cat list.

We have thanks to give!
Pat P--our wonderful friend--2 cases of water
Pamela C--donation to FFRC
Family that came in to adopt:  plates, gatorade, garbage bags, Mr. Clean, disinfectant wipes & Dawn soap
Judy & Phil--big batch of paper towels and toilet paper!!  Also a donation to FFRC. And a wonderful visit!
Anonymous Friend--24 cans kitten can, 20 Purely Fancy Feast, 10 Sheba sticks
Monroe's adopted family--12 pack PT, 3 packs wipes
Mom of 2 adoptions-Janelle & Janine--plush toy, scratch refill, 2 storage cubes, mouse toys, band-aids, 3 cases water, 2 pack paper, neosporin oint, 3 hand soaps, wipes, batteries & wipe-out and the most scrumptious cake and bakery items!  YUM!
Reschke Store--donation to FFRC
Lynne W--donation to FFRC
Marie C--donation to FFRC

From the Willie Shirt Donations: 3 treat containers, 2-48 Friskies can, 3 tubs litter, 10 clorox wipes, 2 laundry soaps, 30 PT, 200 13 gal. bags, 1 gal. CLorox cleaner, 1 Dawn soap. 

Anonymous Friend--12 count of Bounty paper towels
Brian C--3 big bags of Purina One Kitten!

We've heard from Aladdin's new family. His new name is Oliver. The picture they sent is wonderful--shows a happy kitten. Remember when he was here, he was a bit shy and we worked alot on that. From the mom--"Thank you so much. He is such a love bug and we say every day how blessed we are that he picked us and how blessed that you rescued him and cared for him". 

Another repair bill coming up.  The air conditioner is not working (again) in Paw Mart and the back Thumper's Room.  The kittens are rather "flat", staying low to the floor.  We've just opened the doors from front to back, inviting them to the Main Area where it's cooler.

The Dodger truck also had a repair bill. It had become a bit unsafe to drive. It's all fixed now. We use this truck alot for supplies. Also for recycling our aluminum for FFRC. 

A week from today will begin the floor repair.  The entire Main Area, all rooms connected to that area plus the Welcome Room and bathroom will be completely stripped down and done all over again.  We will have 4 full days of being displaced here at FFRC, but we can do it!

Take care..........stay cool!  Sounds like we have a very hot and humid week coming up. We are also working on dates for our next Flash Sale (by Mich and Vern) and a Fun-Raiser!  As soon as we know these dates, we'll get them to you! 

Friday, July 12, 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019

This is what I feel......we have the bestest kitties and cats!!  Okay, okay......so I'm a bit prejudiced!  But, I look around and see healthy, happy kittens and well adjusted cats and it makes me happy. When I hear back from families that have adopted and they say how nicely the cats have adjusted to their new homes and how happy both the cat and family are, it makes me smile.  That's what this is all about....happy cats/kitties finding their new homes. 

And we've had two more adoptions!
GracieRoo went to her new home. An elderly lady wanted her and GracieRoo was so sweet with her!  This happened on 7/8.  I've already heard back and both are enjoying their time together.  GracieRoo loves the couch--she watches TV with her new mama!

Pandora also went to her new home, on 7/10. A couple came in looking for a male kitten. Well, Pandora had something to say about that. She went right to them, climbed up on their shoulders and stayed put. She made it known that she was to be the one to be  adopted!

More adoptions coming up this Saturday--Janelle Eileen and Janine Elise together.  Verity will also be going to his new home! Yaseen also has a hold on her and will be leaving on the 20th. 

We have thanks to give:
Lana H--donation to FFRC
Bragg Shop--donation to FFRC
Reschke Store--donation for FFRC
James R--donation to FFRC
Kelly I--donation for FFRC

Charlotte T--donation for FFRC
Candy P--donation to FFRC
Donavon S--donation for VIctor and Jackson II and friends

Cliff (porchie) and Mayor Anony (covie) were brought in and given a thorough grooming job. They both look really good.  Nails trimmed, ears cleaned--the whole works!

Hope is doing better.  Still lung congestion but that is very slowly improving too.  Big news yesterday, she figured out how to eat off of a plate!  She's doing her meals about half syringe feeding and half self plate eating!  She's getting it!  Yesterday she was in the house about 4-5 hours. She loves the fluffy blankies that the Z's have. They share with her.  She still likes to come out to the Main Area to rock and roll with the kittens.

Belle and her babies are doing great. Belle is such a sweet cat and an excellent mama.  We have names now for the 4 babies. They have very similar markings.
Tangle--female, black/white
Tingle--female, black/white, wider white stripe under chin
Brrring--male, black/white
Ring--male, black/white, tiny black dog, outside of rear left toe

I believe there's a few kittens that we did not introduce to you:
Watson--arrived 7/2.  Birthdate 4/23/19.  Arrived at 10 weeks of age, long hair grey/white with a white face. This kitten was heard before seen as he was up inside a car and got himself wrapped around the steering column.  The dash had to be disassembled. Such a sweet boy.  He had a ton of dirt and grease on him--took 3 bubble baths to come clean. The owner of the car said he had to have traveled about 20 miles up inside the motor area before going up further to the steering column area. 

Levi--arrived 7/8.  Birthdate 6/3/19.  Arrived at 5 weeks of age, orange tiger. He was found on a country road and had been there for 2 days.  He's a super nice kitty and loves all the other kittens! He was very hungry and very dirty.

Noosma--arrived 7/8.  Birthdate is 5/27/19. Arrived at 6 weeks of age, a siamese kitten. She was brought in after a family had too many kittens. She is a very sweet and kind kitten. Loves attention and enjoys all the other kitties.

We had BOXES on Wednesday!  So many thanks to you!
Mr & Mrs Medic - 2 Cases Fancy Feast
Kathy D - CA  Plush Kitty Blanket
KathyinWVA & Donnie & critters - 12 - Cute Kitty Adoption folders 

AnonyCatLover - A collar flower for Mary Braids' new puppy
Sarah S - Drawing of a Kitty with a Letter and samples of her handmade earrings and bracelet for FFRC.  Very nice!
Burgundy - France  Donna's Baby Kitty Apron--super nice!

Anony - 3-D Amusement Park Puzzle for 2020 Catathon!
Jane 90125 - 16 lb Purina One, Case 32 ct Friskies, Case Fancy Feast Kitten, Case Baby Food, Jacobs Mini Cheddars
Penlope/Robin R - 24 pk Whiskas,  Kickeroo Toy (Spiker loves them), 4 Picnic Food Covers for babies

Ollie the Hooligan & Gene the Monster - Case of 12 rolls Bounty, Can of KMR. Box 24ct Delectables, Box of Whiskas, 2 Cases Appetizers, Case of Baby Food, Case of 12-12oz cans KMR, Case of Chicken, Bag of Iams  Big thanks, kitties!
Judeannlee & Phil - 4 pkgs balls, 6 pkgs springs, Turbo scratcher refills & 3 Lounge scratchers, 4 Cases Baby Food
Deb 11111 - 2 Cases 40ct Friskies, 3 cases 40 ct Friskies

Maria/Snoopybaby & Preakness - 3 Tier Trubo Tracker, Wand Toy, Box of Little Soups, Case of Baby Food, 3 Tubs Clorox Wipes

MaryAnn - Photo of her beautiful Casey - 21 Books mostly about cats: Rescue Ink, Cat Confidential, Cat Deck the Halls, Chicken Soup and many others
Suzanne & Andre with Lorenzo, Freemont & Baby - In honor of Hensley & Cutie - 2 Tubs Blue Buffalo Snackers

Jeanette H - Bonnie Scotland - Kitty Card, For Jacci, Belgian Milk Chocolate Popcorn for the movies, 3 boxes Walkers Shortbread Cookies, Stunning Fantasy Glass Swarovski Crystal Humming Bird--I love it!
Ju in ji - 4 Cases Baby Food
Joey3100 - Epson Printer for Jacci's office  wow, wow, wow!

Cate R with Sharona & Aubry in OK - Kitty Card and 2 Chicken $5 in honor of Kiera's Birthday June 5th
Linda/5Cats2luv  & Bill H - MI  Kitty Card with Chicken $5
Elaine & Alan - FL  Elaines hand colored card with Flat of Stamps and Donation in memory of LittleKat
Dave H - Sponsorship for his Gang
Sarah/Contessa - Paw Points and a beautiful handmade picture with a letter
Sue/Macncheesendoodlesmom - Donation in honor of Marilyn
Johns Manville - Donation (from employees)  $200  Yeah, Defiance Johns-Manville

Dates coming up:
July 15, Monday--HumaneOhio surgery day
July 15, Monday--Board meeting
July 20, Saturday--FFRC surgery day
July 22-25--floor has to be redone
August 5, Monday--HumaneOhio surgery day
August 6, Tuesday--DHS class visit in morning

In case you are wondering about the floor, mentioned above--remember. we had the floor redone when we did the reconstruction.  It's not "right"--has a lot of discoloration to it over the entire area.  So, they will be coming July 22 to strip it all down and start all over.  It'll be a 4 day process. As in the past, the kittens and cats will be put into different rooms.  This time though, some of the volunteers will take a few of the kittens to their homes for a visit!  Fun for the volunteers and fun for the kitties! We can do this and will get thru these 4 days.

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Monday, July 8, 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019

Five more adoptions! Love this.........these homes are wonderful.  My goal is loving family, safe environment, good vet care and lots of TLC and attention!  
Toronto was adopted on 7/5.    Ting was adopted 7/6.  And then Rosiland, Reata and Harmony were adopted together on 7/7.  I've heard from several families lately and all are going great! That's what it's all about.....those awesome homes!

Toronto is now called Ramsay and is doing well. "He is a pure lover and straight up lap cat. He has won over everyone's heart including Mack's. (family's resident cat).  Ting has settled in nicely too and has made friends with Ollie, his new brother. 

Just a bit of explanation about our medical care for our kittens and cats that are here.  We tell people that their adoption fee is only $100, although we have a minimum of $350 in each and every kitten and cat that is here.  And that is at our reduced cost!  Here's a breakdown of what we do for them:
They receive a vet physical, their spay or neuter, 2-3 distemper vaccines, bordetella vaccine, possibly 2 leukemia vaccines, multiple layers of different wormings, flea prevention each month, a bath, a capstar, two leukemia/FIV/heartworm tests, ear mite control and any other medical needs that require 

And it's always important to remember the after-care of vet's role in your new pet's life!  Those annual physicals are so important, even if a vaccine is not due yet.  Physicals are the way to hopefully, find out about small problems before they become bigger problems. 

We have thanks to give!
Marie C--donation to FFRC
Hallie G--donation to FFRC
DashaSL--donation in honor of Toasty's return
Katie, Rob and Max from UK--donation in honor of Jackson, King of the Wheel on his birthday
Jakesmeowmy--donation to help wherever the need is 
Gusti--donation for snackers for August's birthday & drinks for volunteers
Yvonne vdk--donation for a Happy 4th!
Reschke Store--donation to FFRC
Shannan W--donation to FFRC
Harm B--donation for FFRC

BillieK--donation to help with all the new babies coming in, especially TInora and Watson
William M--donation to FFRC
Tracy L--donation to FFRC
Vaun--donation in honor of Toasty

Anonymous Friend--16 bounty papertowels, quick size!
Flymom--visitor--case of water, 2 Mr. Clean's, 1 Lysol Clean
Annie G & Debbie M--4 bags of 40# bags of litter
Judianlee--cat toys, biggydews for FFRC kitties, sticky notes, Fancy Feast, pkg of kittywipes
Heather--donation to help with the spay/neuter fund

We also had BOXES on Weds.   Many thanks!
J & J in Pa == 2 Chickie  $5 for Ramsey and buddies, several 4 link catnip toys, bag of mice catnip toys 
Anonymous  == 2 Containers of Friskies Party Mix snacks, 50 Coil Toys 
Jani and Angus M/Jane9125 == 1 Case of 40 Friskies  Canned food   
Karen B == 4 Cases of Gatorade
Pat L / PLEE == 3 Cases of Fancy Feast Gravy Lovers
Oopsie PA == 2 Cases of Fancy Feast Kitten
Anonymous == 16 containers of Lysol Wipes  
Beth/Eaglewatcher == 4 Cases of 40 Fancy Feast 

Jackie J & Carl from UK  == 6 Handmade cushions , T-shirt for Jacci, 2 fish toys, 12 Interactive Treat Balls for Adoption Bags ,  10 Coin Purse for volunteers & mods 

Dave & Stripey   == 4 Containers of Lysol Wipes, 2 Cases of Ham Baby Food, Box of Royal Cain Mother & Baby, 2 Cases of Pro Plan Kitty, Modified Turbo Scratcher for CH kitties (have already seen Ramsay, Derecho and Vernon play with it.  Pania too!)

Dawn N == kitten food 
Barbara E == 6 beautiful Adoption Bags,  8  LeggyDews 
Anonymous == 4 Cases of Fancy Feast Kitten, 4 Cases of Whiskas Perfectly Chicken, 6 Cases of Appetizers

Mary D & Randi ==  2 Cases of Appetizers 
Anonymous == 2 Cases of 3 Containers of Clorox Wipes
DarkCat == 3  Angel Ornament---love these!

Kris == Large Donut bed and so pretty!

Peggy/Leggygal ==   2 Large Boxes of  BiggieDews (40 ish )  Will see at a Flash Slae!

Clarke, Jessie and Rest of the Gang == Card & 3 chickie dollars for August, Jackson & Jersey
Clarke, Jessie and Rest of the Gang == Card and Chickie for Elsie
Clarke, Jessie and Rest of the Gang == Card and Chickie for Cutie 

Renee B / Pa == Litter Box Tabs, Coupons 
Reno == donation for FFRC
Maria & Miranda == card for Elsie and Cutie  plus 2 Chickie dollars 
Julie & David == Birthday card for Elsie, 1 Chickie dollar
Kay C & Gail G,  boger, G  == Card & Donation  

Last winter, we spotted a long hair black/white cat, with a jingle bell collar on,  that was eating near the Sunporch, with the Porchies. As soon as we spotted her, she took off.  I have a wonderful neighbor, Deb,  down the road a ways that also feeds the strays. She spays/neuters after trapping them.  I let her know that we had another stray in the area. This cat went to her feeding station and Deb has worked for months to try and trap her. She finally got her in a trap a couple days ago and brought her here to be spayed. We've tested her, vaccinated her, got her up to date so far. Deb has named her Belle because she was able to be alerted to her appearance by the jingle bell.  Belle is awaiting her spay day, a week from today. But.......it turns out that Belle was just a very scared stray. Somewhere in her past, she was treated with much kindness as she is ever so sweet. She's a leg rubber and ever so friendly.  We will change her plans of being returned outside to finding her a wonderful indoor home!  

We have several more kittens on hold! More adoptions coming up and we have some families scheduled to come in to look at the kittens.  

The 15 kittens that are in the back Thumper's Room are doing great. Growing, friendly and very active. Won't be long until they join the front kittens for more romping time!  Yaseen, the adult Himalayan has taken over some of their care and is a natural mama to them. She enjoys bathing them and napping with them.  Paw Paw has also visited them!  What a wonderful thing for these orphaned kittens!

I have some explaining to do.  It's actually a happy/sad thing that happened.  Remember I told you about Gracie Roo, the grey and white cat that liked being in the dog run/Bella's Place? Gracie Roo figured a way out of the kennel but we had spotted her a few times.  She was an outside cat before coming here and so I wasn't too worried about her being out.  And remember, I told you about Toasty, the grey and white Porchie, being missing for a month?  And then our neighbor (not the same neighbor as above)  called and said that a stray grey/white cat was on her porch.  We went down to see if it was one of our cats.  As soon as I saw this cat, I called him and he came right over.  Was very happy.  He looked so thin and rough and soooo dirty.  I was ecstatic---Toasty had been found.  We all celebrated.  So, Toasty was back and Gracie Roo was close by, living her outdoor life.  And then, Toasty was a bit growly.  Toasty is not a growly cat.  I was in the back Thumper's Room 2 days after we got him back when it hit me like a brick--that is NOT Toasty, that is Gracie Roo.  Upon checking the bum, it was definitely Gracie Roo (a girl) and not Toasty (a boy).  The weird thing is, we have compared head pictures and the faces are eerily and strangely so very much alike.  The eye liner, the dip down on the left side, the upper right side, the pink nose, the white muzzle. I showed these pictures to people who knew the cats and it was very confusing as to their similarities.  But....the bum doesn't lie--a girl is a girl and a boy is a boy.  So, it's Gracie Roo that is back and Toasty is still missing.  Very sad about Toasty but happy about Gracie Roo as she is an older cat.  She's still resting and napping from her adventure.  The kitty fence in Bella's Place has been fixed and should now not have any escapees. So, welcome back to GracieRoo and we will continue to look for Toasty. 

All else is good here.  Kittens are crazy active.  Adults are happy.  H ad some chickie snackers.  They are alls taying cool, thanks to the air conditioner.  The outside cats are doing great. Fans in the Cove, FIrehouse and even on the shelter house.  Farm animals too are taking this heat and humidity in stride.  

Have a wonderful week! 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

We had a great day yesterday with HumaneOhio!  We sent up 47 kittens and cats. This breaks down to 38 spays and 9 neuters.  That also includes 8 of FFRC kittens--7 females and 1 male.  Those kittens were:
Jay Money (male), Janelle, Janine, Harmony, Reata, Pansaroo, Pandora and Discos (females).  They are all doing terrific--acting crazy, eating good, incision areas look good.
Our total now for 2019 is 627--363 spays and 264 neuters!  Onward to our goal of 1200 for this year.

We also acquired another cat to FFRC yesterday.  One of the cats coming in for a spay needed to be placed elsewhere, so we took her in. Her new name is Yaseen. She is a Himalayan. It looks like she had been shaved short at some time and is in the process of growing out her fur. She is a sweetie. She is right now in the front Thumper's Room and will be up soon to the Main Area.

The 3 new tiger kitties have names!
Kenzel and Kaze goes to the two brown tiger girls.
Kristof is now the grey tiger boy.
All 3 are doing super and are very playful. Won't be long until they can be on the floor with the other 11 to rock and roll!

We have almost 100% of Catathon items sent out as of yesterday.  We've been hearing that items are arriving to their homes everyday!

We have thanks to give!
Kris M--donation to FFRC in honor of Cutie's birthday
Yvonne VDK--donation to FFRC in honor of sweet Hatima
Ivy C--donation to FFRC
Konnie B--donation in honor of Cutie's birthday
Maite--donation in honor of Mitz
Lorene B--donation to FFRC

We've heard from Snoopurrs new family. Sounds like things are going good--she is doing well and getting acquainted with their other cat Percy.

Eddie White is here on my desk--he occasionally will visit me and seems so content. All curled up like a comfortable cat does! Lucie is here beside me--just had her snackers and is watching the kittens playing. She would prefer they leave her tail alone and tells them so. Zelda is all happy in her desk bed, taking a nap. Jessie is here also, getting a drink and checking out the activity here. There are 8 kittens running back and forth here in the office--speedy little things! Amber just rolled her brother Fern over and now the race is on!

Check it out:  ResQwalk--it's a free mobile app that lets you raise money for FFRC and all you have to do is walk! It's good for you and good for the kitties!

Also please remember that FFRC is collecting Purina Points. And all we need is a photo copy of your receipt that shows the purchase of your Purina products! On that receipt will be the retailer's name, the date, time and amount of transaction. And then.....FFRC benefits! Email your photo to: ffrcscrip@gmail.com    Thanks!