Friday, August 30, 2019

Friday, August 30, 2019

A week from tomorrow is Catstock!  It's getting closer and closer.  We have been working hard and feel like we are ready......almost!

Today, at 2:00, we have BOXES!  Sure hope you can join us.

And we have some thanks to give:
Janet M--donation for FFRC
Steph M--donation for FFRC
Colleen P--donation for FFRC
Diann B--donation to help with Strawberry Hill, the Catstock band
BillieK--donation to help with Cardi and Cas medical needs and a donation to help the outdoor kitties get ready for Catstock!
James W--donation for FFRC
Marie C--donation for FFRC
Dewitty--donation to help with Strawberry Hill

Cas and Cardi are doing better.  Even though their eyes are still swollen and so very red, I can see Cas's eyes and they look undamaged.  Cardi's eyes are still struggling to open. They continue on their antibiotics and their eye meds.  Their appetites are super and both are so round!

Dadou, Dixie and Dylan have fit right in with the Main Area cats and kittens. Like they've always been here. All 3 are super sweet and very ornery!

We took on 3 new kittens.  They were at a park and we were told they were the size of a baby bunny. Wellllll, that wasn't quite the way it was. They are the size of an adult bunny!  They are 3 brothers, about 5 months old with a birthday of 4/1/19.  Here are their names:
Brendon--grey tiger & 4 white feet and chest
Biggby--beige tiger  & white
Basil--beig tiger & white
All are Name a Cat names.  Biggby and Basil are so very close look-alikes. But, Basil has a tiny white mark between his eyes. They are a little timid but are getting better each day.  These kittens have the "honor" of having probably the most fleas ever on a cat.  EACH of them literally had at least a thousand. Pitiful that this happens as it zaps their red blood cells and just has to feel so terribly awful to have such creepy crawly skin. They are of course now, flea free.  Appetites are good.  We brought them up to Paddy's Place today to get use to the other cats but they will be staying in this room for a few days to help them acclimate.  We will occasionally put a few other kittens in with them to play!

Mama Lena is so sweet. She loves her head rubbed and her back scratched.  Her babies are very round and moving about more. We have the left side of the double condo open now. Yes, the babies do tumble out but it's ok.  They have a 6-7 inch thick giant bed right below that.  They are also starting to crawl off of that! This family is doing great.

We took in a new kitten this week. Her name is Lorha--pronounced Lore-ha (meaning is dream).  This is a Name a Cat name.  She was brought to FFRC after a man had found her on his property, put her in the box and taped it tight.  The ultimatum--FFRC take it or the box goes into the river.  So, full or not, we took her.  These are the things we cannot understand and never will.  These are also the things to not dwell on but to hopefully wish people like this to eventually know that these lives are precious. Bonus for him---he did bring her to FFRC first.  Lorha is beautiful.  She is the "traditional" calico, about 10 1/2 weeks old.  Her birthday is 6/15/19.  She's had all her initial treatments and will be in the Main Area soon.  Her middle name would have to be Purrla as all she does is purr! 

Catstock reminders! 
We will have a 50-50 drawing for the chatters and lurkers.  Anytime from now to 9/6, if you'd like to participate, simply send a check or a paypal.  Designate it for the 50/50. Can purchase as many tickets as you like, in $1 increments.  We will have this second drawing at the end of Catstock.  The lucky winner will receive 50% of the money made!  This money (the other 50% for FFRC) will also help with the tent rental. 

We've been asked....what can we do to help with supplies, etc for Catstock.  I appreciate you asking.  This is not a fund-raiser for FFRC.  We just want to break even.  If you'd like to help us cover the cost for the band ($400), feel free to send a Pay-Pal or check, but please, designate it for the band.  Strawberry Hill is awesome and the bestest band! 

Remember--if you are here Friday night, please join us for Fire, Food, Friends and a Movie.  Come hungry!  Fire will provide pudgy pies, marshmallows, s-mores,hot dogs! And the movie is right there too--at the shelter house! A good way to start the weekend of fun!

The cement goose is already all decked out in her Catstock apparel and looks mighty fine!  If you come, check out her new friend that is right beside her.  Her friend is still awaiting her Catstock apparel but will be dressed the part by the event!  Come take a look! 

Hope to see you at BOXES at 2:00! 

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Sunday, August 25, 2019

What happens in 13 days? That's September 7--it's Catstock weekend! Plans are being firmed up.  Paw-Mart is brimming with items to possibly purchase.  Band (Strawberry Hill) is all set.  Some activities are planned. Food is being organized. Even the cement goose is awaiting her Catstock attire! Tent reservations are confirmed. There's even a free-bie table for visitors.  A weekend of enjoying friendship! For those that cannot come, we are planning on sharing much of it on the cam and on facebook!

The Friday night event--Fire, Food, Friends and a Movie is pretty well all set.  Anyone that is coming for Catstock, feel free to join us late afternoon and into the evening! Come hungry. 

We've been asked....what can we do to help with supplies, etc for Catstock.  I appreciate you asking.  This is not a fund-raiser for FFRC.  We just want to break even.  If you'd like to help us cover the cost for the band ($400), feel free to send a Pay-Pal or check, but please, designate it for the band.  Strawberry Hill is awesome and the bestest band! 

At Catstock, we will do a 50/50 drawing, here at FFRC.  This money (the 50%) will help FFRC towards  the cost of the tent. So far, we have one tent ordered ($405).  This is where some of the fun stuff will be.  If it looks like rain in the forecast, we will need to order the special uprise-tent for the band. Gotta keep the music going!  That tent, should we need it, is $330.  

We will also have a 50-50 drawing for the chatters and lurkers.  Anytime from now to 9/6, if you'd like to participate, simply send a check or a paypal.  Designate it for the 50/50.  We will have this second drawing at the end of Catstock.  The lucky winner will receive 50% of the money made!  This money (the other 50% for FFRC) will also help with the tent rental. 

The cats are super excited about Catstock.  Oh my goodness, Derecho came to me and said he was asking on behalf of the girl cats here. They were concerned.  Seems that they want beauty appointments for themselves. They want to look their best for all the visitors.  I assured Derecho and asked him to let the girls know--all (girls and boys) will be brushed, ears cleaned and nails trimmed before the big event. But that they need to practice their smiles and purrs.....maybe there will be an adoption happening??!!!

Speaking of adoptions......we had FIVE yesterday! Since the blog on Wednesday, we have had SEVEN adoptions!
Noah--was adopted 8/21. Such a handsome boy! Lucky boy--he went into the home that adopted Brenna and Clay! 

Belle--was adopted 8/22.  She is the mama to 4 black/white kittens.  She was ready for her own home. She went into a home with a mom/dad/1 other cat. 

Zendaya and Zini--brothers, adopted 8/24. These boys have been loved by Kim, our early morning person, for a long time. Her vacation was done and so was ready to take the boys home!Kim said they are doing great and has already met the family dog. A super great home!

Mr. Mcwiggles--was adopted 8/24. He went into a home with a mom/dad. I've already heard from them and they said he traveled very well. He is already settling into his new home. What a great cat. 

Asia and Ginga--was adopted 8/24. They went to Angie and Bill L.  I am very positive these two girls are going to have so much fun and love. I can already see them running up and down the stairs and exploring everywhere! Asia is not spayed yet and so will return sometime soon for that. We are waiting too because of her pin in her leg.  IF that needs to be removed, will do both surgeries at the same time. But, Dr. Darcy is thinking that the pin will stay. 

More adoptions coming up!

We took in two kittens. They are two brothers and found on a volunteers porch, huddled together and very sick. How kittens (or cats) can be so friendly and so sick and left on their own, is something I do not understand. So....we don't dwell on that.  It's better to put the thoughts into their healing instead. 
Their names are Cardi (DLH, gold/white) and Cas (cream/white with points). Their birthdays are 7/11/19, making them 6 weeks old. They weigh barely a pound. Both have severe URI, severe fleas and very infected/sore eyes.  After 3 bubble baths, the fleas and dander are gone. They are on 2 antibiotics. Eye ointment is done 3 times a day. The first two days they were syringe fed but this morning, both started licking at their gruel! They are sleeping alot which is fine---resting and healing is good. Their names are from the Name a Cat list. They are, of course, still in quarantine in the front Thumper's Room. 

The ornery D kittens are back, from their fostering at Auntie Peggy's.  That would be Dadou, Dixie and Dylan. They are already in the Main Area.  If you see a blur running by you, that is one of these kittens!  They do not know what slow down means!  Dadou has the cutest white/black markings and that white tipped tail.  Dylan is short hair black. Dixie is a fuzzy medium hair black.  

When Auntie Peggy brought those 3 back, we sent Timax back with her. That way Evans and Timax could have a friend. They are fairly close in age and now can have an eating and sleeping buddy.  Both are doing well. 

Friday was our Fun-Raiser and Drawing and BOXES! First.......the Boxes--
Karen B - 3 Boxes Lil Soups, Delectable Squeeze-ups, Steak Snackers Janie
Great Aunt Julie - IA  Accordian Cat Scratchers with track ball, Serpentine Scratcher

Ju in Ji - 4 cases Baby Food
Anony - 4 Cases Baby Food
Plee/Pat L - 6 Boxes Appetizers
Dimwit - Peacock Feathers

Katherine M with Chance, Smokie, Greg, Pye & Doggie Taffy - Case of Sheba, 24ct Fancy Feast, 2 Boxes Lil Soups, 2 Cases Baby Food, Case of 12 can KMR
Robot-man - 71 lazer lights for Center & Adoption
Dewitty - 2 cases Friskies, Case of Fancy Feast

Brian C - Lots of Felt Pens for Catstock
JoBear - 5 scratchers for  the center  The cats love them!
Sean G & Lena - 600 9" Plates

Anony - 4 Pretty Fish Placemats
Renee D PA - Numbers from Litter for redemption & Purina One Coupon
Claire OD - Ireland  Happy 5th Birthday Card Hensely with Chicken $5, Donation for 20th Anniversary Fund & Sunshine Card for DonnaJB

Linda & Bill MI- Cart Card with note
Marilyn & Terry - K - Card  with Chicken $5
Anony - Happy 5th Birthday Hensley 24 Aug 2014  with Chicken $5

Iowa Catlady Marie & The Manificent 7- Donation in honor of Jabberwocky's 15th Birthday.. Photos of Jabberwocky when he was 5 weeks old & another at 15 yrs old  Happy Birthday Handsome Jabberwocky!

And then we had the Fun-Raiser----

A Kuranda Tower     155x5        $775     Connie D
Clark& Jesse for kitty blankets

B Beach Scene Canvas   38x5  $190   Julie Br
from Dawn E

C Halloween Quilt            47x5  $235   Jane Ge
 from Blondie the Dog

D Bread Maker                 21x5  $ 105   KimKost
redonated back from Catathon

E Kitty Casa Bed              63x5   $315    Elgecko
From Katy L

F InstaPot                        53x5  $265     M&M
From JBond

G Popcorn Popper           39x5   $195    KimKost
From DonnaJB 

H Signiture Quilt              67x5  $335     Kathy Ma
From Patrick & Vickie made by Bagobear

TTL for Clark & Jessie Blankets $775
TTL for FFRC  $1640 + $631 = Grand TTL $2271.00

Bump Ups
JZ Fl,  Schlee, Eaglewatcher, PawlaPurr, LJ, Gusti in honor of LIttle Dot, MLS, Yvonne VDK, Madisonpepper, Flymom   TTL $631

Consolation prizes for 10 Kuranda Tower ticket holders from Clark, Jesse & The Rest
Connie & Hannah S, Phyllis Bl, PawlaPurr, Snoopybaby, LJ, Jamiecat, Romeosmom, Nancy L, April Tr, Kerswill

Consolation Prizes: NHfurry, KittyKatLady, Janet, Konnie B, Kerswill, Aunti Beth for Chaps, Sunnie J, Plee for Elizabeth W

Plus, we have more thanks to give:
Fran D--donation in honor of Handsome Hensley's birthday
Kelly L--donation to FFRC
David & Julie P--donation in honor of Hensley's birthday
M M from UK--donation to help with vet bills. 
JanefromTN--donation to FFRC
Lynda S--donation to be used where most needed
Steph M from UK--donation in honor of Evans, her husband's namesake
William M--donation to FFRC
Marti W--donation to FFRC

Remember Helga, a beautiful torti adopted to Dave and Melanie?  We received a picture of her. She looks wonderful. She had her yearly physical and did well and is healthy.  It's always great to hear from our past FFRC cats!

All is good here. Kittens are healthy (Cas and Cardi are getting healthy!) and Cats are doing wonderful.  Lena's kittens are very round. Their eyes are open and their little legs are starting to toddle a little. Jessie is doing great--our most senior girl. Ramsay and Lucy have had extra time in the Princess bed so they can watch outside. Paw Paw is feeling great. He's already getting fuzzy! 

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

When folks come and visit, I so enjoy watching them and the cats and kittens. The cats all love the extra attention, of course.  But, it makes me happy to see how the people enjoy the cats here. The far majority of them just love all the attention. There's joy on the cat's part and joy on the people's part! A win-win. 

Kris has shared some pictures of Eddie White in his new home. As you know, he's now known as just Eddie. He certainly looks like a happy boy, contented and relaxed. This is what it's all about--loving, happy homes. 

We have some thanks to give!
Debra T--donation to help with the kitties and cats
Marie C from UK--donation for Dizzy's care
Lori W and granddaughter--day visitors--PT, large plates, toys, cat snackers

On Monday was our HumaneOhio surgery day.  Another busy one, which is what we like. We sent up 53 more cats. A great number! This broke down to 26 females and 27 males. Our grand total right now is 797 plus 3 dogs.  That 797 breaks down to 469 spays and 438 neuters. Same time last year for 2018, we were at 676. Our goal for this year is to hit 1,200! Just an interesting fact--for 2017, at this same time, we were at 551. 

Yesterday started our August Fun-Raiser!  Check it out on one of our facebook pages!  There's 8 wonderful items again.  All goes to help FFRC. A special item though is A, the kuranda tower.  The tickets sold for that goes to help restock our supply of blankies that go home with each adoption. This is a project that Jessie and Clark do,  They are two cats of Patrick and Vicki's.  Ticket sales are over at 9 am on Friday.  BOXES are at 2:00 on Friday with the drawing and consolation prizes directly after Boxes.

Adoptions coming up!  By the end of the weekend, there's a possibility of 7 more! Noah will be adopted Weds. morning.  Belle will be adopted Thursday around 5 pm.  Mr. McWiggles will be adopted Saturday morning around 9:30-10:00.  Zini and Zindaya (together) will be leaving Saturday too.  Plus, there's two others that need to be confirmed yet. 

Have a great day. 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Oh these kittens..........I've kept track.  14 different kittens off and on my desk.  They have pushed pens off, took off running with my notes on postie-notes, plugged up the printer (it's fixed), dumped my water/juice drink over the edge, laid on my phone so I couldn't find it, made many messages on my emails to others (sorry!), and bit my toes.  And do I still love them to pieces........yep!!

We had 3 more adoptions!
Kristoff left on 8/15--a great, happy home where he will have lots of fun. He's going to be an "only cat" and that's ok--lots of people love to go around.

Bolt left on 8/15--a real fun kitten. He will have 2 cats in his new home to make friends with. He snuggled right up to his new owner!

And then there's Eddie White--he left this morning. He went home with K-Kris, an FFRC friend. Yes, Eddie was said to be a resident. But....things happen, time changes things too.  Kris has loved Eddie White for a long time. This is a good thing. Eddie was emotionally ready to move to a new home. While we will miss him tremendously we also need to be happy for him.  Afterall, he "made it"--he has his very own home now.  And he will blossom even more.

Still more adoptions coming up!  Belle, for one, will leave this week!  Mr. McWiggles will leave later this week.

We had BOXES on Friday. I am always in awe of you folks--our supporters, our friends. You help us keep going.
April Catlover =  2 boxes of fancy feast single serve, 1 case(30) fancy feast seafood 
Kathy WV = 12 fancy feast  single serve
Susan245 = Pet stages wobble track   awesome fun for all the cats!

Anonymous Friend  = 4 boxes whiskas Perfectly Fish Pouches
Anonymous Friend  = 2 cases of Gerber ham baby food  for Dingy 
Sharon Z/KittykattLady =  2" and  4"  3 ring binders 

Brian C = 20 cases of Very Berry Juice, 2  10" Plexiglas  Donation Box
Dim = 2 cases of 24 Fancy Feast Kitten food,,. , Bag holder Rack, 1000 potty bags,
Anonymous = 8 cases of Baby Food  

Anonymous = YoYo Ball  
Cathy D/Ca -- Card and Donation for Kitty's needs
Marilyn and Terry = Card and $5 chickie dollars 
Joy & Don & the herd = Card and Donation 
David and Pat H -- Card and 5 Kitty Sponsorships ( hensley, vernon, coralie, magic,kiara )
Mellissa L/NY = Card and Donation 
Nancy O  = Donation 
Judy & Phil -- Note and  Donation 

And yet, there are more:
Marie C from UK--donation for FFRC
Deborah S--donation for FFRC
Christopher S--donation to FFRC
Yvonne VDK--donation to help with the Catstock expenses
Lynne W--donation for FFRC

We're still working on the outside cats--getting vacc's, worming, ear cleaned, nails trimmed, brushing all done.  A few more each day!  Getting towards the bottom of the list!

So many black/white kittens! 11 of them---4 of Lena's kittens, Angelo and Angela, Belle's 4 kittens and Snuggzy.    And of course, Zelda too but she's not a kitten!

Our next Fun-Raiser is almost here!  It starts 8/20 and ends at 9:00 am on 8/23.  BOXES will be on that Friday at 2:00 followed by the Drawing!  Great items, once again!

Tomorrow, Monday, is our next HumaneOhio spay/neuter day.  Should be a busy check in/out. 

All is good here.  Kittens are healthy.  Adults are happy.  Short blog today. Wishing you a wonderful upcoming week.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Thursday, August 15, 2019

What a busy week and this month is flying by.  We've had some sunshine, lots of humidity and rain to help with the grass and flowers.

We had a quickie Flash Sale yesterday! Many thanks to those that provided the items, the Flash Mods, Lynnette / Marcia  and to those that purchased the items.  Our kitty load and treatments has hit us hard and so this flash sale will help us with vaccines, syringes and worming medication.  Many thanks. We made almost $700 on this sale! This will be applied to those bills. 

We also have more thanks----
Robert M--donation to FFRC
Pamela C--donation for FFRC
Faithy G--donation to FFRC to help our spay/neuter program
Judy & Phil--donation for the kitties and cats

Remember Abel, now known as Blackjack? He is doing wonderful.  He's been in his new home 5 months now....doesn't seem possible. The new owner says it's the best decision he's ever made. Blackjack is spunky, loves to run around and play fetch! He also loves to cuddle. So happy about this.

It's interesting, in the last week, I've heard from most of the Abel litter. All are doing great. Plus, we had Sabel here this week for a toenail trim. She too looks so healthy and happy!

We've had 2 more adoptions!
Preslie left on 8/13. What a doll she is--so cuddly and sweet and was wanted by several people. She has a great new mama and I know she will be happy!

Mint left on 8/13. Mint needed a busy home and that is what she has.  Several older kids in the family, still at home that will give her lots of playtime. She came from Indiana and ended up back in Indiana!

Asia is doing much better. We have her on a 2-antibiotic combo.  Her leg is healing and the infection is much better.

Yesterday, we put Lena and kittens down on the floor of the back Thumper's Room.  The kittens stayed on their giant soft bed that was in the middle of the room.  But not mama Lena. She is doing so much better being petted while in the condo but when placed on the floor of the room, she reverted back to her "scared ways".  So......she is back in her condo.  She's comfortable, feels safe there and is happy. Time is on our side so we are patient with this process. Babies are very round and eyes are starting to open!

Our new CH cat has arrived from Dr. P's.  She had a dental on Tuesday--only had a few teeth removed but that did leave her toothless.  Not a problem for cats. While we fed her soft food for the first day, she dived into the bowl of dry food when we put her on the floor to exercise.  Cats are amazing. Like all cats and CH, her abilities are different from all others!  She's a bit of a head bobber and has legs that sometimes go every which way. Sweet personality, loves to be petted and is a happy girl. The clinic named her Dizzy, which I promised to keep as her name. She is placed at 8 years old.

We have taken on two new kittens.
Ula--female, brown tiger, ASH.  Her name is pronounced U-la  and it means strong as little bear.  She arrived after being found as a stray. Dehydrated, emaciated, anemic and needless to say, very skinny. Also came with a major load of fleas and a slight URI. She is now on antibiotics.  Such a sweet little girl. Her birthday is 6/12/19 which makes her 9 weeks old. She has a lot of filling out to do.  Fleas are gone and her appetite is improving.

Doris Ann--female, black/white. She has a past fractured tail with a good size kink in it. She also has an URI and is on antibiotics.  Her head is black, her chin is black and inbetween is a big white line, like a smile! Her birthday is 6/4/19 which makes her 10 weeks old. 

Both names are from Name a Cat list. They will be good friends once they get to be together. As they get stronger and healthier, they will be able to mend together.

We also have some adoptions coming up.  Two are today--Bolt's adoption is at 8:45 and Kristof is at 9:15.  Belle will probably be leaving next week. We have a couple more very good possibilities. More on those as soon as confirmed.

And then on Sunday we have a most extra special adoption.  Eddie White will be adopted and this will happen about 4:00 am.  He will be going to a good FFRC friend, Kris M.  This is going to be one of those very hard adoptions, but awesome at the same time. Kris will give him a wonderful home, lots of love, 2 other cats that will enjoy Eddie White, his KMR in the morning and evening, lots of beds and kuranda towers. He will keep his Eddie name.  Going to miss this sweet boy so very much.

This week we have been concentrating on preparations for Catstock and the outside cats.  We've done about 20 of them.........more to go though.  Each are getting their vaccination updates, worming, weight taken, toenails trimmed. ears cleaned and more grooming done.  Such great cats! We hope to have Dr. Darcy do their physicals soon too.

Mark your calendar........August 20-23 is our next fun-raiser.  The items for this sale are amazing!  More info soon as we put this together.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019

Paw Paw is happy!  You can just tell that he agrees with his new summer hair-do!

Asia is having a bit of trouble--has an infection in her pinned leg. Is on antibiotics.

The doors are wide open in the early morning so the Main Area kittens can become friends with the N litter and the E litter.  Soon, all will be up in the Main Area.  We will really have to do the kitty shuffle then! 

We had two more adoptions!
Airabelle left on 8/9. Her new home is in Indiana and now has a mama that works but is still home alot! Airabelle is one of those special Farrah kittens, who were born on the day our wonderful Farrah passed.  Such a beautiful calico.

Hatima was adopted on 8/10. She is our black/white mod. CH cat.  She went to a home here in Ohio. I've already heard from her new mom and things are going wonderful.  Hatima is happy and already has sniffed noses with Frank, her housefriend cat who is also a CH cat. The videos shows tons of fun toys for them and a happy Hatima exploring her new home! 

I love each and every one of these kittens and cats.  Some adoptions are easier than others, but all are happy adoptions in the way that these cats now have their very very own home! I don't let them out the door unless I'm convinced the home is awesome, the cat/kitten will adjust nicely and that there will be plenty of love. 

We did have a return yesterday.  Mr. McWiggles is  back--he's the Balinese that was adopted on 6/16.  He was returned as the owner had some personal issues to tend to. Mr. McWiggles is already up in the Main Area and is strolling about like he never left.  Such an absolutely gorgeous cat. 

We've also heard from the family that adopted Precious. Her new name is Salem. She likes to play alot and take naps on her mom. She is becoming acquainted with Smudge, the resident cat.

Lena, our Meijer mama cat, is doing very well.  She arrived 8/9/19 after months of trying to get her. Her story has been on facebook, so I'll just give you the update..........she loves head rubs, ear scratches and back scratches too! The 5 kittens were born 8/8 between a wall and a pop machine. Lena is named after Fred Meijer's wife who is 100 years old.  The employees of Defiance Meijer's gave her that name and we had to keep it! Her babies are as round as can be!  And they have names!
Aleesha--female, bl/wh, bl dot on chin
Aleeta--female, bl/wh, rt. cheek black, left cheek white
Avianna--female, black with a tiny white on tummy
Arwen--male, black/wh, wh nose, black chin
AppleJack--male, black/white, bl. nose with 2 black dots beside the nose!
All kitten names are from the Name a Cat list

We have thanks to give!
BIllie K--donation in memory of Cee Cee and to help with Asia's medical bill. And a donation for Lena and her five babies!
James R--donation to FFRC
Kelly I--donation to FFRC
Charlotte T--donation for FFRC
Martin M from UK--donation to FFRC
Lana H--donation to FFRC
Bob & Denise W--donation in honor of the guests at Amy and Ed's post wedding party! Amy is the wonderful person who brought Alma. 

We are taking on a new cat from Dr. P's office. This tiger/torti came in on Friday to the vet's office and immediately was recognized as a "wobbly cat".  We really don't know if she is a CH cat or if she has possibly a vestibular/ear problem. But, we do know her teeth and gums are very bad. She's thin as she's not been able to eat comfortably. She was simply found in a backyard. How she got there is a mystery as her condition would not have allowed her to travel very far. No age has been determined, other than not young. Her dental will be tomorrow, Tuesday so please keep her in your good thoughts and prayers.  She'll be here at FFRC later in the day.

We have been busy sprucing things up outside! Kitty City is so pretty--has two layers of fresh white paint. We continue getting the FFRC sheds painted--we want them to last a long time. The gazebo has a fresh coat of protective seal. Sticks are picked up, fence lines cleaned up!  All in anticipation of Catstock. 

26 days to Catstock! 

Friday, August 9, 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019

As I told the volunteers and the mods: Yes, we did it. It's done. Paw-Paw is shaved. While a few volunteers have tried to groom him, he is not receptive to the idea. Paw-Paw can be very cranky for his grooms. His fur was all oily, his curly abdominal fur was becoming uncontrollable knotty. make it easier on him, he was shaved--a Lion Cut. He has a severe heart murmur and with him being an older cat, I feel he didn't have to have that grooming done if he didn't want it.......and he didn't. So......the deed is done. And he actually looks rather handsome. This morning he even had a spring in his step--must feel so good!

Asia is doing very well from her pinning of her leg.  Condo rest is necessary as it turns out, she did indeed fracture both the fibula and tibia. Once Dr. Darcy started the surgery, she realized both bones were broken.  The pinned tibia will give stability to the fibula.  She just needs a bit of time to take it easy.  Today, she will go in the double condo to give her a little room to stretch.  She's being a good patient! 

Wednesday was our first ever Tubathon!  It was fun and provided a fun-raiser for FFRC.  Many thanks to Tracie, our volunteer for all the items in the sale. And many thanks to those that purchased the tubs of goodies. Another thanks goes to our Flashy Mods, Lynnette and Marcia who are a big help.  This fun-raiser made $420 for FFRC!

We had 2 more adoptions.  Both Noosma and Levi went to their new homes together!  Their new mama waited 2 weeks for them as they had to have their spay/neuter done before leaving! Levi's name stays the same. Noosma is now known as Lucy.  I've already heard from their mom--she says, they are both little cuddle bugs and having fun!  More adoptions coming up!

We had BOXES yesterday.  YOU make a huge difference for FFRC--many thanks.
Yvette - Our visitor this week from Netherlands - Lots of yummy goodies for FFRC
Jane 90125 - UK  6-10ct bags of Real meat snackers, Lg. Bag Purina One Kitten
Dimwit - 6 bags of squishy kitty toys, Multi Use Comb for grooming, 2 Cases Fancy Feast, 5 Gal. Mr Clean

Debbie M - TX - Pretty Jewelry - 3 Rescue mom necklace/pendants, 3 CatMom Bracelets, 2 Cat Necklaces
Joey3100 - 2500 Sheets Printer Paper
Plee - 2 Lg Bags Purina One

Mr & Mrs Medic - 2 Cases Fancy Feast
Sunnie J - Bag of Party Mix,  3 Hand Towels 30+ washcloths, Bag Clips, Santa Socks, Pkg color Printer Paper, Cards w/envelopes< Meow Measuring Cups, Kitty Adoption Folders, Postie Notes, Batteries, Kitty Soup Mug and 2 ceramic kitty design little plates

Cait - Box of 1000 Potty Bags
Karen B - 2 Cases 12ct Lipton Tea
MadisonPepper/Marilyn with Madison, Charlie, Christmas, Michael & in memory of Pepper - 3 boxes full of a variety of cat food, Fancy Feast, Tiny Tiger, Hills, and more.

Doris/Hatmaker - Kitty Blankets made with the yarn donated by RCcat9
Barbara E - 8 Pretty Leggie Dews and 8 Beautiful Adoption Bas
Dianna D - Pretty Teal Rug
Karen B - 70 Bottle Gatorade

Annie G - Knitted Kitties made by a friend, one is Hope the other two for Flash Sale
Diane L - Photo of her kitty Chaseman with a Note
Sue/Macncheesndoodlesmom - Sponsorship for Marilyn

Liz B - OH Card with note & Donation
TearsFromADream - Donation toward Vet Bill
Sheila J--- 2 Flats of Stamps
Pilvi - Card with note and Pretty picture of Muru

And we have more thanks!
Donavon S--donation to FFRC for the care of the cats
Faithy--donation for our spay/neuter fund
Gusti--to help with Asia's surgery
Lynne,  Kitty & Murphy from UK--donation for our work with the cats and kittens. 

This week has seen most of the kittens and cats being weighed, toenails trimmed, ears cleaned and treatments all caught up. the outside cats!  They have been wormed now and are being groomed. Our goal is to get all of their toenails trimmed next! 

The farm animals are all doing good.  The horses are rotated between 4 different corrals so their grass keeps growing.  The ducks and geese have been doing lots of tub swimming and occasionally go down to the backwater for a big swim. They always come back the same day. Guineas, as always, are loud--lol! 

The N litter and the E litter are doing wonderful.  They are little play machines! And so cuddly. Won't be long until they come up to the Main Area.

All is good here.  Only 29 more days to Catstock! 

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Tomorrow............noon........on our kitty cam.....a fun Fun-Raiser!  It's called a Tubathon. And the reason is that all the items are in tubs! We have lots of tubs filled to overflowing, with super great items--all tubs have a specific theme., water fun, kitchen, Christmas, BBQ and lots more.  It's done as a Flash Sale....a fixed price for each tub.  When the mod's thumb goes up, you can try and get your name in first!  And'll be the receiver of that tub!  All tubs are $25 to $40.  Remember, all of our computer's are off a bit on time but the one that we go by is the FFRC computer time! 

Yesterday was an awesome day for our HumaneOhio spay/neuter day.  We sent up 54 cats--a wonderful amount! An all-time high for one day for FFRC!  This came to 38 females and 16 males, including 4 FFRC kittens. All the rest were public cats.  Our total now for 2019 is 744.  Our total a year ago for 2018 was 676. 

I realized something yesterday as we were doing our check-ins for this transport day. I'd like to explain.  FFRC takes an active role in spaying and neutering our community cats and surrounding area cats. We WANT to be a part of the solution to the over-population problem. I heard someone mention that this was a good fund-raiser for FFRC.  I want to be very clear on this---these spay/neuter days are NOT a fund-raiser.  FFRC makes zero money for this. In reality, we actually pay out.There are always those that are a bit short on cash--we fill in the difference. There are always those that cannot pay for a very much need flea treatment or for meds for sick cats--we fill in for that too. Sometimes people find strays, are willing to feed them but need help with spaying them. We try and help as much as we can on that. I try and find sponsors. There's always situations where FFRC helps the folks that bring cats in. All of the people that help with check-ins and check-outs are purely volunteers.

I'[d like to thank Lynnette, Gem, Donnajb, Becky M and Angie M for helping with the check-ins yesterday. It's alot of work checking in that many cats and kittens in a fairly short amount of time.'s worth it.  To get this many cats and kittens spayed/neutered is a very very good thing.

If interested in our low cost spay/neuter program thru HumaneOhio, call the office weekdays from 9-5 and we'll be happy to answer your questions and/or set up surgery appointment

We have thanks to give!
Yvonne vdk--donation to be used where needed
Hallie G--donation to FFRC
Tracy L--donation to FFRC
Gusti--donation to FFRC, in honor of Snoopybaby's birthday
Favela & Marie S--donation to FFRC, in honor of their daughter Maria for her birthday!

We have taken on 5 new kittens yesterday. Actually, we've known these kittens for weeks as they come in each Monday for a weigh-in.  They now will stay at FFRC.
The N litter:   birthday is 5/27/19
Noah--male, grey ASH
Nacoma--female, grey/slight torti 
These two kittens are actually siblings to Noosma!

The E litter:   birthday is 6/24/19
Elianna--female, grey ASH
Esteem--female, brown tiger
Echo--female--brown tiger and white  (has a white ring around neck and tummy)

All names are from our Name a Cat list.   These 5 kittens are super sweet, have been kitty-raised inside and given much love at their previous home.  They will be down on the floor today in the back Thumper's Room.

Update from our vet yesterday.  As you know, we took Asia and Cee Cee to Dr. Darcy's yesterday. Unfortunately, Cee Cee had to be put "to sleep".  It turns out she did indeed have a disorder that was life-threatening and could not be helped. No treatment would have saved her. This was devastating to learn.  I do know though that her week or so with us was very good--she felt our love, enjoyed being held and fussed over and even played a bit. There was no cure for this disorder. I'm glad she was here and enjoyed her time with us.

Asia--that sweet rascal did indeed fracture her rear left leg. Her tibia is fractured but the fibula is good, so that adds alot of stability to the leg.  She stayed all night at the vet's office so she would be there for a morning surgery. A pin will be inserted into her tibia and she will come back yet this afternoon. It's really amazing to me, that for 20 years of rescue, we had no injuries here. And now, in the last couple of months, we've had 2 factures.  Those ornery, so active, always flying around like crazy and leaping, jumping and having fun. Maybe we need to put up some stop signs?!

Just in case you're curious.....we are boarding two of our FFRC kittens that were adopted on 6/17.  Mercury and Marge are here for a few more days when their mom/dad will pick them up.  They are so very nice and playful. They are well loved but doing good while boarding, away from home.  They are Maggie's siblings and they have played some together this week.

Have a great day. Remember please........mark your calendar for Weds. noon for a very different Flash Sale! Let the fun begin!

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Happy day to you all!  Cats rae happy and healthy.  Kitties are crazy, silly and just overjoyed with the fun of being a kitty! Never a dull moment around here! 

We had wonderful, marvelous, awesome BOXES on Friday.  My heart is always grateful---from sponges to cleaning soaps, from litter to can food, from dry food to snackers, from glass cleaner to volunteer snackers, from lysol wipes to paper other words, we are sooooo grateful for all of the supplies!
Diane & Michael T - NY   Happy 3rd Birthday Card for Spiker with a Note
Jeanne S - FL  Donation
BYK Ins. - Chief Tapes

Elaine & Alan - FL  in memory of Little Kat, Hand colored Card and Book Mark, photo of a tiny Key Deer, Flat of Stamps, donation in memory of Little Kat and donation in honor of Bridget, Holly & Gaby
Maria & Miranda - Sweden   Happy Birthday Card for Spiker, Hatima and Lucie with 3 Chicken $5
Don & Sandy - 2 boxes 40ct Friskies

Julie, Lindsay, Paige & Malony - Day visitors 2 toys, Kitty Tent, Snackers & Canned Food
Rich & Rose/RoseSF6Cats - Stained Glass Hummingbird for Eldoras house, Paper Towels, 21 cans Friskies, Magic Erasers, Kleenex, Clorox wipes, Dawn soap & Donation

Chris W - Day Visitor - Canned Food, Sardines, Ham, Bag of Cooked and deboned chicken, Kitty Wipes & Baby Food Recipe

Brian C & His beautiful Rascal who was 23 yrs old on Aug 1 a Photo of Beautiful Rascal
4 cases Baby Food, 10 cans Sardines, 3 cases KMR, Case of 2 Cases Fancy Feast Kitten, 2 cases Whiskas Purffectly Chicken, 25 cans Tuna, 19 Cans Chicken, 4 boxes Fancy Feast Broths, 24 Bisque Delectables, 2 Laser Lights, 2 Wand Toys, 2 bags of Catnip Mice, 3 Yeoooow Bananas, 12 Purple Hand Towels, Box 500 ct Kitty Wipes, Mug: You Can't Tell Me What to Do ( to use as you wish), 4 Gallons Tide, 12 Dial Liquid Soap, 5 tubs Mr Clean Erasers, AA Batteries, 16 Tubs Lysol Wipes, Huge tub of Peanut M&M's for Lynnette, 7 pkgs Nutter Butters, Huge Tub of Cheese Balls & 3 of Animal Crackers one for Donna, 3 tubs Maxwell House Coffee, 4 Boxes 36ct Cheez Its, 2 Tubs Pretzel Sticks, 4 Boxes 12ct Austin Crackers, 2 Boxes Honey Maid Graham Crackers, 2 Boxes Frito-Lays Variety Pack   Wow and super big thanks!

Katherine M with Chance, Smokie, Greg, Pye & Doggie Taffy - 24 Kitty Adoption Folders, Box of 30ct Soups, 3 Boxes 10ct Squeeze-Ups, Bag of Bonito Flakes, Case of 11oz KMR
Janet & Susan - Case of Fancy Feast
Jeremy & Diane - Case of Fancy Feast 2 Bags 22lb Kitten & Adult Purina One

Tweeti Tweet - Case of Baby Food
Dimwit - Pet Dream Bead, babies love this bed!, squishy soft Square Sherpa Bed, 2 Gallons of Mr Clean , 144 ping pong balls
Donna B - GA  7 Boxes 12ct Fancy Feast Kitten
Anony Friend - 2 Cases Baby Food

Tomorrow, Cee Cee and Asia will both head up to the vet's office.  Many thanks to Auntie Beth for taking them.  She will drop them off and they will spend the day. We will bring them back yet tomorrow.  Cee Cee will have lab work done.  Asia has a limp that is a bit concerning and will have that x-rayed. 

Belle and her 4 babies have made it up to the Main Area.......finally!  It took them a while to decide that it was ok to venture forth!  Belle is doing awesome--such a great cat. And of course, the babies have endless play friends now!  Chaps is still in the back Thumper's Room along with two kittens that we are boarding. They are Mercury and Marge, kittens from here, siblings to Maggie!  They too may decide to come up and play this week.

We've had 3  more adoptions!
Sydney left on 8/2--she went to my daughter Dawn and her family.  He has been non-stop playing and cuddling. He's also made friends with Jilly already (another FFRC cat).

Precious left on 8/2--she went to a wonderful home with a great mama.  Precious actually picked out her mama herself and made it clear she was the one to go home with her!

Disco left on 8/3--she also went to a happy home and will have another cat to make friends with. Such a gorgeous kitten! I'm very sure she's found a great home!

We have more thanks to give!
Julie B--donation to FFRC, in honor of Snoopybaby's birthday!
Katherine E--donation to FFRC
Jakesmeowmy--donation to FFRC, use where needed
Reschke Store--donation to FFRC
Michelle--donation to FFRC, in honor of her Mom Mary's birthday!
David, Christine & kitties--donation to FFRC, for the care of the cats/kitties
Harm B--donation to FFRC
Shannan W--donation for FFRC
Burgundy--donation to FFRC, in honor of Snoopybaby's birthday!

Preparation for Catstock is progressing!  Catstock is September 7, Saturday. Maybe come fo the whole week, or more?!!  But, the Catstock itself is in the afternoon. The awesome band Strawberry Hill will be here and they are cool!  If you are here on Friday night, come join us for more fun! It's called Fire, Friendship, Food and a Movie!  We'll have a campfire, complete with s'mores, hot dogs and pudgy pies. That's right--a movie right here at our Shelter House, by the firepit!  It'll be on a big screen and be a family friendly movie! If you haven't made your reservations yet at a hotel, better call!  The more visitors, the better! 

And then there's the Catstock itself. Tons of food for lunch and supper! Fun things to do all afternoon but the best is meeting old and new friends! We'll also have a 50/50 drawing. You'll be able to see all the kitties and cats inside and visit the Covies as well. Our popular cat bingo is being planned too, along with some awesome prizes!

Just in case you need this info---our hotels of Defiance are:
Hampton Inn--419-784-1515
Holiday Inn Express--419-784-0782
Quality Inn--419-784-4900
Super 8--419-956-0841

There's also a The Inn on THird Street in Defiance--can book on line.

Tomorrow, Monday is our next Spay/Neuter day with HumaneOhio!  Bring 'em on--we want to do more and more spays and neuters!  Call 419-303-2400 for next available dates.

Have a great Sunday. 

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Last night was wonderful.  Shoney's of Defiance had invited us to their cruise thru, with FFRC being their organization for donations. The 50/50 they did produced $220.  Steve had his name drawn, so that was $110, which he turned around and donated to FFRC.  And then Shoney's donated their $110--so it was indeed a $220 donation! 

There were lots of cars and trucks there, including our FFRC catbug. It even had it's picture on the front page today, in color, along with our volunteers Megan, Connie and Bill.  Many thanks to Elizabeth for helping with this event too. 

We have thanks to give!  Know that you are appreciated.
Stephanie M--donation to FFRC
Lorene B--donation to FFRC
Reschke Store--donation to FFRC
Ju-in-ji--donation for our spay/neuter program
Janet M--donation to FFRC
Piperjo--Whiskas Tender Bites
Dee Lap--donation in honor of Lucie's birthday
Jeremy H--donation to FFRC
Colleen P--donation to FFRC
Yvonne VDK--donation in honor of Ramsay and in honor of Hatima's birthday
Lori U from IL--donation to FFRC
James W--donation for FFRC

Our Flash Sale was yesterday!  Many thanks to Mich and Vern for doing this sale. It had a super result--$1,468.  Thanks you to those who purchased the items and thank you to those that provided the items! And thanks to our Flashy Mods for your help.  It sure takes a group effort.

Starting to rev up for Catstock 2019--this is our 20th year of cat rescue that we'll be celebrating! 37 days left till our fun weekend! 

This coming Monday is our next Humane Ohio surgery day. Hoping for a full schedule! 

Belle and her kittens are doing wonderful. The kittens received another vaccine today. They are growing and just having so much fun! Hoping they will be brave enough to come out to the Main Area soon.  The D kittens are also growing. These are the 3 kittens that Auntie Peggy is fostering. Today they weighed 1 whole pound! 

CeeCee, an FFRC cat is back.  She is having a bit of medical issues and will be going to the vet's next week.  In the meantime, she's enjoying herself--eating fairly good. Today she was playing with some toys! She's our grey tiger/white girl. 

It's so wonderful to have our floor done. We all just love it. The only problem's so shiny sometimes it's hard to tell if it's wet or not! 

Something happened and we have not just a boatload of boxes, but a shipload of BOXES!  We will open them tomorrow, Friday at 2:00.  Bring your water, a comfortable chair and enjoy the opening of these awesome boxes!