Merry Christmas Nation! We truly hope you had a magical day and soon, a Happy New Year! Our days were spent with stories at the rescue, games and of course, chickie for the kitties on Christmas Day. I think they approved very much. Much fun was had by all.
We have some updates to go over so grab some hot chocolate and snuggle in with a kitty. I've got Junior on my desk, Smokey snoring on the floor and Abba and Aponi playing with toys. Perfect time to write a blog!
INTAKES: On December 13th, we took in the sweetest little old man, all white with the prettiest green eyes, and have named him Colonel Mustard. Why? Well, he just looks like he's seen it all! He was found by our volunteer, Cheri in her outdoor cat house. He definitely belonged to someone at one point. He is neutered and uses a litter box. And he's just so sweet! We put his birthday at 12/13/2013, making him 10 years old.
December 16th, we took in two new girls from another rescue. These sisters were born of a feral mama and are just the cutest things. The brown tiger girl is Tinsel and the long haired white with a little gray is Snowball. They were born Oct. 20th. They are the sweetest girls but a little shy and the love each other very much.
On December the 20th, we took in one more little girl, this time from Dr. Darcys office. We've named her Jingles, and her date of birth is September 10th. She sure is an unusual color. She's a long hair brown tiger girl, with a bad eye. She is just a doll baby.
ADOPTIONS: On December 15 & 17, we had a mega adoption to one family! Our friends and chatter, KatB came for a visit and adopted Karen and Pocket....but then also fell in love with sweet little Zach! So, they took him too! They are all three doing wonderful in their home and settling in so very well. I'm so happy for them!!!
We did also see another return in the December month, on the 12th. Our sweet Guppy is back. While I never want to see returns, I am grateful people always have that option.
MEDICAL UPDATES: Knock on wood, everything is going pretty well. We are seeing continued improvement with Praline and Buckeye; Vincent is so very close to his 60-day bloodwork! Wow!!! He's continuing to amaze me!
RAINBOW BRIDGE: I've been remiss on blogging two Rainbow Bridge crossings. I realized I haven't written about them because truly, it just hurts. But I need to because the deserve it. Pippa, our adorable little baby calico passed away in my arms on November 17th. She was found by our volunteer Edna who immediately called me who came right up. She was seizing, back to back to back. She was so very little. I held her and told her how very special and loved she was. Even thinking of it brings tears to my eyes. Amazing how much they can grab your heart in such a short time.
The next was Kiara. Kiara was our sweet and sassy little old lady who ruled the roost. She was just the kindest girl and a friend to all. She started with a limp in her same paw that cancer had been previously removed on. After running her to the doctors, it was discovered that the cancer was back, causing a collapse in her wrist bones. There was no repair. We let her pass surrounded by all her friends and loved ones. She was held and loved and kissed and we told her of all her friends she'll get to see again. She sure is missed beyond words.
We'll hopefully that should catch us up, although I'm sure I've missed some things. Thank you all as always for being the kindest, most supportive group of people. We are always grateful. With a thankful heart ~ Megan and the Cats
April Catlover – 2 Boxes Of FF Appetizers
Janet K – Box Of Reveal Chicken
Donna G – Bag Of Chocolate
Marty & Stefanye E - 2 Packs Of BB Snacks, 2 Containers Of BB Burst
Brian J – Case Of FF Appetizers
Smith Family – Container Of Tiny Tiger Lickable Treats, Chewy Ornament, Door Knob Toy
Lindy Y – Box Of Lil Soups
Anonymous - Container Of Temptations
Vicky & Tom C – Noodle Bowl Bed
Jake – Meowee Snacks
Robert O – 2000 Q-Tips, Ice Cream Cake, Case Of Baby Food, Case Of FF Gravy Lovers, Large Case Of Paper Towels
Lynda D – 24 Rolls Of Paper Towels, 2 Bottles Of Gain
Valarie C – 4 Gallons Of Odoban
Cathy B – 4 Bags Of Tidy Cat
Natalie K – Container Of Party Mix
Liz / Nestle – 100 Packs Of Party Mix
Mrs. Charles – Case Of Meow Mix Canned Food, Can Of Pumpkin, 6 Catnip Toys
Anonymous – 4 Gallons Of Odoban
Sue M & Emily H – Bag Of Purina One
Random Cat Supporter – Case Of Copy Paper
Anonymous – 2 Bags Of Friskies Dry Food
Mark & Lonna – 3 Boxes Of Pate, 12 Cans Of Wet Food, Box Of Lindor Chocolates, 3 Cases Of Grain Free Canned Food, Box Of OX Mixes,
Mike & Lola – 3 Packs Of Wipes, Bottle Of Windex, Bottle Of Lysol Cleaner, Gallon Of Odoban 6 Rolls Of Paper Towels, Dish Towels, Pot Holders, Perfectly Chicken, Storage Bags, Hand Warmers, Post It Notes, FF Canned Food, Cat Dish, Travel Bag, Bear Plush
Marco In Germany – 2 Digital Clocks
Cindy W – 4 Bottles Of Dawn Dish Soap, Sponges, Green Monster Bed, Fire Emergency Blankets
Janet K – Box Of Reveal Tuna Canned Food
Pat D – 2 Boxes Of Lil Soups, Container Of Temptations, Bag Of RC Kitten
Anonymous – 2 Containers Of Party Mix
Mr. & Mrs. Yellow Beard – Container Of Cheryl’s Cookies
Ethel Wings & Hubby – Gifts For Volunteers
Dkweiler – Container Of Party Mix
Schrunchions – Box Of Swiss Cheese Crackers, Truffle , Wagonwheels, Cheezies, Assorted Packs Of Snacks
Anonymous – Fleece Throw Blanket
Catsmeow – Crinkle Tunnel, Crinkle Toys, Nip Bananas
Anonymous – Fleece Throw Blanket
NJ Lurker – Nimbely Kat Treets, 2 Spinner Top Treat Dispenser
Susan & Janet – Box Of Reveal
Mr Meow - Plush Blanket Throw, Christmas Village House, Bill The Singing Kitty, Cat Nip, Singing Snoopy, Scratchers, Toys
Jane 90125 – Bag Of Purina One Kitten Food
Cindy D – 1000 6” Plates
Robert O – Case Of Copy Paper
Arlene R – 12 Rolls Of Paper Towels, Bottle Of Scrubbing Bubbles
Billie K – 4 Bags Of Cat Litter, 2 Nip Bananas
Anna K – Several Boxes Of Fudge, 16 Bottles Of Bleach
Ju In Ji – 6 Cases Of Baby Food, 30 Cans Of Tuna
Charlene C – 4 Cases Of Lil Gravy’s
Janet K – 2 Boxes Of Reveal
Betzy S – 32 Cans Of Friskies Pate, Blankets, 12 Cans Of Ff Kitten, 24 Jars Of Baby Food, Laundry Detergent, Bag Of Pouch Foods, KMR
Cindy W – Case Of Savory Centers, Case Of Salty Cat Chicken Dinners, Case Of FF Melody’s
Jamison B – Bag Of Purina One Dry Food, Case Of FF Appetizers
Melina – Toys, Pill Pockets, Box Of Reveal, Box Of Broths
Polly/Peanut – Bottle Of Bleach, 3 Containers Of Wipes
Mary Socal – Case Of FF Savory Centers, Merry-Go-Round, 2 Packs Of Note Cards, 4 Pack Note Cards, Kitten Snowglobe, Valentine Cat Figurine, Cat Figurine, 3D Cat Cards, Christmas Card, Kitty In A Basket Figurine, 2 Blanket Hoodies
Anonymous – 4 Bottles Of Dawn Dish Soap
Anonymous – Bag Of Temptations
Anonymous – Box Of FF Chicken Feast
Jatcat – Retractable Safety Box Cutters
Kathy831 – Kitty Scrub Brush
Anonymous – Fleece Throw Blanket
Karen R – 2 Mini Paintings, Crocheted Cat
Mike & Lola – Christmas Card, Cat Toys, Lots Of Assorted Chocolates, Pack Of Mice, Kit & Kaboddle Treats, Chickie Party Money
Vickie A – Bag Of RC Mother And Baby Cat
CJ500 – Case Of Friskies Tasty Treasures
Isabella – Can Of Cape Cod Potato Chips, Syringes
Tina M – Glow In The Dark Tunnel
David & Melanie D – Box Of Assorted People Snacks
Anita & Evan H – 2 Container Of Temptations, Box Of Nutrish
Steve & Maggie B – Ink Pens, Kurig Coffee, Q-Tips, Tunnel, 2 Boxes Of Pumpkin Kurig, 12 Packs Of Lysol Wipes
Sheryl T – 2 Cat Perches (Cow & Zebra)