Saturday, April 21, 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018

We had honest to goodness sunshine yesterday!  Without a cloudy sky! It was wonderful!  Jones in PawMart would move along with the sunbeam. Porchies were rolling on their sidewalk in the sun. Covies were stretched out on their grass yard. I even saw the horses napping in the sun! It was all wonderful.  And even us humans made it outside to soak up those sunrays.  

Today is our FFRC surgery day. We have a mix of FFRC cats/kittens and public cats. We'll try and keep you posted today as things are done.

I am so grateful for BOXES.  You all have been a tremndous help with Catathon! And for helping to keep the cabinets stocked for the rescue cats.
Thursday Boxes:
Cheadle School of Dance-- Hazel & Colin I with Rodney the Cat. They had a Fun Raiser for FFRC called Name the Bear the name chosen was Grace.  They raised $273.93 for FFRC.

Yvonne VDK - Box of Fancy Feast Broths, 16 lb bag of Purina One, Bag of Candy Bars, 

CATATHON
Hazel I/Cheadle School of Dance - Flutterby baby girl afghan for baby girl basket
Dimwit/RobertD   Fancy Feet Socks-- Bones and Kitty
Sandra/TearsFromADream - Angel Basket:  Pin, 3 Necklaces &  Paw Print Bracelet
Lollymop - Horse: Willow Tree Quiet Strength Plaque, Metal Horse & Rider
Lostgirl - Dog Plaque with cute saying, Dog B-day cards with matching stickers

Debbie & Annie Texas: Wild West Peanut Brittle, Texas Popcorn, Pralines, Tortilla chips, Jalapeno Popcorn, Cowboy snack mix, 4 Lizard chap sticks, 12 Ice Dog juice pkts, 2 bottles Steak Sauce, Margarita Taffy, Magnet, Chili Recipe, Fancy Ketchup, 4 different BBQ sauces & rubs, Dyna Bites, Gumbo seasoning, Cow cookies, Alamo Crackers, Western Shapes cookies, Hot Sauce, Grape Jelly, Texas Joy Spice Coffee Sampler, Pork Rub, Chicken & Steak seasoning

Kizzimom  and her kitties--Blackie, Polka Dot, Sparkle, Tuffy, Fluffy, Boo, Blackie II, Skinny, Fatty, Claws, Itty Bitty, Sammie, Daisy, Smokey, Muffin, Tiggy, Callie, Kizzy & Louie!   
5 Coloring Books, Angel Book, Lots of Stickers , Graduation Cards, Love my Dog & Love my Cat Pins, Magnetic writing pads, Puff Stickers, Christmas Memory Book, Chirstmas Photo Cards, Christmas Cards, Kitty socks, Kitty Tote bag, Duck thermometer, Pet Care Emergency List, XL Kitty T-Shirt, Kitty writting tablets, Paper Cut-Outs, 4 Cat Scrapbooks made by Kizzimom, Chcocat Stationary, 

Joey3100/Joann  Kitchen Essentials: Rolling Cooler, Mandoline Slicer, Electric Skillet

And then we had BOXES yesterday too.
Elaine & Alan - Beautiful Handcolored Card by Elaine - Donation in memory of LittleKat
Pauline G - Donation in memory of a family member
Debbie & Anne - 2 Coke Hot Dog toasters for Jacci & Donna

Brenda & Craig from Hawaii trip - Card with Donation, Aloha Crazy Shirt Sticker, Peacock, small jar of Waikiki Beach Sand, Kauai Coffee

CATATHON
Dimwit/Robert D - 4 Large & 18 Small Security Envelopes for Credit Cards & Passports
Catlvr - Sun Hat, Man Jack Body Bar, Home Solutions Grill Set

Debbie & Anne Texas: 12 Bottles of Texas Soda  by the Dublin Bottling Company Variety of Flavors, Jars of: Chili, Mustard, Chipotle Con Queso, Fire Water Hot Pepper, Green Chili Sauce, Jalapeno Salsa   Beach Escape: Waterproof MP3 Player/speaker, T

Bernie & Peggy/Halos mom - Use where ever you like, 3 cute Kitty Kitchen Towels, Wooden Kitty Trio, Painted Kitty wall switch plate, Kitty Mug w/Coaster, Glass Blue Angel, Pair of Resting Angels, Boyds Bear & Friend Figurine, Spilled Milk Figurine, Kitty Suncatcher Books: Cat Book, Chicken Soup For the Cat Lover's Soul, Dewy, What your Cat is Trying to Tell You, Big Book of Baking, Love of Cats, 1000+ Kitty Puzzle

Tammy M/Merlotcat - Crochet & Knitting: Quilted Bag for Yarn and needle work accessories 

Joey3100/Joann - Kitchen Essentials: 5 Qt. Slow Cooker, 7 Cup Cuisinart Processor

And we have more thanks to give:
Ju-in-ji--donation for Thane and Gisela
JM41MD--donation in memory of his Tigercat

Esta Sparkle is doing great in her new home!  Pictures were sent and she looks so very happy! This is what makes every adoption exciting and rewarding!

We've also heard from the Dad that adopted Max and Rita. Both are doing wonderful.  Max who is now called Snowy had fractured a leg fairly soon after his adoption. But his new dad had him at the vets and then cared for Snowy. Max slipped trying to jump on a counter. His leg is strong and healed now.  He says they are both such sweet kittens!

We had a visit the other day from Kandan and Kubu and their mom. Sounds like these two are well loved and super fun and active! They have fit right into their new home!

We took  in a new cat.  Really, she's an older kitten. Her name is Stephie (a Name a Cat name).  She's 8 months old and is grey tiger with white. Stephie was found all by herself on a Country Rd.  She a sweetie, knows how to give loud purrs and is excited about coming out of her pen to rock and roll!  First, she will be on our surgery list today. 

Our new cat Marie April is doing great. She acts like she's always been here. She loves to lounge on the shelves in the front Thumper's Room. Her bath and grooming were a good thing for her--she just looks so much better already.

Our cat car made a trip thru town yesterday! It's a fun car to drive.

Pania is the trainer and she has Kiara and Marilyn in training.  Pania has learned if she meows as different ones of us servants/humans comes by her, she gets her RC baby cat kibbles. She times it just right so we servants don't realize that she pulled the same trick 10 minutes ago with another servant. Now, when Pania gives "the cry meow", Kiara and Marilyn also appear--they are excellent students!  And us servants fall for it almost every time.

I'm having trouble today organizing my notes--the reason is because Eddie White is sprawled on my desk. What a far way this boy has come. It's pure joy to see him enjoying himself!

The water fountain is temporarily down in the Kabana.  Boo Boo has knocked it over two times already. He loves playing in water. The  water bowls are fun for him too though--he takes his paws and swishes the water until he makes tidal waves to spill out! 

Jones, who is the bestest purrer anywhere, has something to say---"Remember, you can purr your way out of just about anything".   And he does!  Take care and have a great weekend. 





Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Gisela and Thane have fit right into the group of kittens. They think Jullian is their mama and that is ok with her. I love how all the kittens enjoy each other. Between having mamas to care for them and the fun of other kittens to play with and the love and caring of humans, these kittens make for great cuddly cats for families! 

We took on a new cat on 4/17.  She is a long hair, gray and white with 4 white feet and the cutest face! She is 16 months old with a birthday of 12/2/16. What a nice young cat. She will be spayed this Saturday at our FFRC spay/neuter day. She was found at our Defiance College, probably someone no longer wanted her and left her there in hopes of her finding a home. She was brought here by a kind man. Her fur was very matted but she is mat-free now. A real people lover. Marie is a Name a Cat name and April is from the man who rescued her. 

We had an adoption yesterday! Our beautiful flame-point Fiesta Esta Sparkle was adopted to a family. They have 2 other cats. This family waited 2 weeks to get Esta. She's a special girl---was left to fend for herself in the middle of winter and now......she has her own home! 

We had BOXES last night. FFRC is very grateful to you!
Butterfly Teacher & Class,SUBHSHMNE from Belgium  Drawings from Students of Chicks
Farmyard Animals Sheep & Lamb, Rabbit & Bunny, Chicken & Chick, 2 wall hangings Bunny & Chicken with Egg.  Always fun to see what creative things they have sent.

Leanne Teacher & Class in Canada - Note and Drawings of Maple leaf/hands from students
Carri M - WI - 10 pkg Broths, 4 bags Temptation Snackers & 4 Chicken $5
Anony - 4 bags Cat Spot Litter made with Coconut husks
Dimwit/Robert D - 200 1ml syringes

Susan/suziecat w/Lucy & Charlie NY  - Card with horse & kitty Coupons, Weight Circles and Chicken $5.

For CATATHON
Connie S - Readers: 4 Books HelloKitty: 2 Hello Kitty items
Anony Friend- 2 Book Marks, 3 Books Dewey, Cleo & Rescue Kitties 
LaLa D - NY  Movies: Chicken Run, Lorax & Growing up with Hello Kitty
Hankygrapevine - Fancy Feet:  4 pr of Socks

Debbie & Annie Beach: 2 pr nice Goggles Dog: Filtered Water Bowl with extra filters, for Texas basket--Texas Wafflemaker

Anonymous Friend--Amish Country Store: 3 Cookie Cutters, 3 different Pancake mixes, 3 Cupcake, Dip, Apple Butter, Strawberry Rhubarb Jam, Pain relief ointment

Dimwit/Robert D - Fancy Feet: pr of socks
Susan345 - Book: Survival in a Barren World

Leanne Teacher & Class in Canada - 4 Coffee Crisps, 3 Arrow Candy, Maple Syrup, 2 Kinder Surprise, Bag of Chocolate Candian Coins, 12 Foam Maple Leaf Coasters, Candian Ball, Canadian Hat, Hockey Lanyard, Maple Leaf Magnet, Tatoos, Nylon Back Bag, Oven Mitt & Mug, 2 Pocket Planners, 4 small Canadian Flags, 1 large Canadian Flag, Finger nail stick on art, pencils, Keychain, all representing Canada

Anony Friend- Horsin' Around - Arabian Horse Tote bag, Beach Towel & Fleece Blanket, All horse related

Ctlvr/Gina & Linda S - Crochet & Knitting: Lots of pretty yarn, Crochet Hooks, Yarn Needles, Measuring Tape Kitchen: 2 sets Pretty Crocheted Hot Pads.  Man (& Woman!) Basket: Level & Clip Light.  Fancy Feet: 12 prs of Socks

Carri M - WI  4 Yankee Candles (pretty smelling)
Anony Friend - Pillow, 2 Pretty Pillow Covers, Bracelet & Treasure Box All Horse Related

Lostgirl - Beach: Coleman Rubber Mallet, Wind Blocker with 4 sturdy stakes and Studio M  3 painted PVC Planks for Garden: Joy, Love & Hope

Joey3100/Joann - Kitchen Essential Basket-- Brylone Purple Blender with set of tools and lots of attachements, Kitchen flatware tray, Kitchen Aid Blender, Cuisinart Mini Processor, Set of 8 Steak Knives, 4-Cup Coffee Maker, Hot Air Popcorn Popper, 2 3 Qt Pots w/Lids, 65 piece Flatware, 4 Towels   plus Bubble Blues Foot Spa

Tracy/Volunteer - Star Wars 750 piece Puzzle

We have surgery here this Saturday. FFRC doesn't have a full schedule because of the lightweights of the kittens.
So far, we have: (adults)  Emma Jane, Charmaine, Marie April  Will probably hold off on Jillian as she is very thin. Health and safety comes first. 
Kittens: (probably--will reweigh Saturday morning)--Blippity, Bloppity, Blu, Diggles, Iggy, JB, Jeff Bob.   
Because of the light FFRC schedule, we have also opened this up to a certain amount of spays/neuters for the public.  We don't want to go too far overboard as we have physicals too to do that day.

You may have noticed that Callisynne is missing from the surgery schedule. There's a reason for that---she is very pregnant so we will not do her spay yet. But, guaranteed, this is her last litter! 

I've been asked to do a Catathon round up on updates! Here  it is! But, remember, things change here as we continue to organize this event.  If you don't see your item listed, no worries.  We simply have not placed everything yet!  And if you send in items on something that is marked alredy full, that is just fine!  We just keep adding on!

Our 2018 BASKETS.  Right now, we have 33 baskets being worked on.  (Last year we had 40)  We'll put at the end of each Basket, how much help we are still hoping to get!

Little & Big Reader   DONE
Knitting & Crocheting  1/2 done  (looking for non-yarn items now!)
At the Beach DONE
Vera Bradley #1 DONE
Vera Bradley #2  DONE
Baby Boy  2/3 done
Baby Girl  2/3 done
Angel--1/3 done
Trekking--DONE
Surprise!  More on this later---being taken care of!
Spa & Relaxatin--3/4 done
Cooking--DONE
Movie--DONE
Puzzle--4/5 done
It's a Guy/Lady Thing--4/5  done
Laural BUrch--DONE
Food of the Mods--mods are taking care of this!
Cat--DONE
Dog--DONE
Pokie Dots--3/4 done
Fancy Feet--3/4 done
Barbie Doll & Accessories--DONE
Horsin' Around--DONE
Gardening--DONE
Camping--1/4 done
Peace, Love & Meow--3/4 done
What do the Vols love....cats!   Vols are taking care of this!
Minnesota---being taken care of
Special one of a kind Purses--being taken care of
Girl Fun--1/2 done
Boy Fun---1/2 done
Bird Plus--1/5 done
Hello Kitty--1/3 done
Texas, The Lone Star State--being taken care of
Star Wars--just beginning!
Canada Pride--being taken care of

SMALL BIG TICKET  These are usually $100 or less Had 19 in 2017, we're already at 16!
Thera Bath
Kitty Kasa bedroom & Penthaus
Peace Pole 3', Plant Happiness
Limited Edition "Cat Fancy" picture
Rock Jam electronic keyboard & stand
Coleman Camping Collection/18 " doll
Sea Shell Wreath
Echo Dot/Wifi plug
Zoovilla Room with view cathouse
Picnic Stylin'
Orthopedic pet bed with biggydew
Scratching Castle
Songmic Cat Tree
Black Cat Set of 3
Pet Safe Drinkwell Stainless Steel water fountain
Yankee Candles

BIG TICKET  These run TWO rounds.  Had 21 in 2017
Cat Cave from Ukraine
Peace Pole 4'
Kuranda 6 tier
Beach Escape
BagoBear Quilt
Hamilton Country Kitties/tabletop lamp
Rada 21 piece knife set
Furtastic 13
Amish Country Store & Baskets
Lodge Cast Iron Cookware
57" cat tree with window sill bed
Indoor/Outdoor Theatre System
Copper Pan Set
Kitchen Essentials
Bathroom Set & Accessories 

BIG BIG TICKET  (normally have 3--we've got it!)
FFRC Blanket of Kitties
3 peace poles--Beatles Them
Kitchen Aide Mixer Silver

CATATHON FUN-RAISER  Normally have 12 items--we are at 3 right now
Troyers Country Market
Here Kitty Kitty Afghan
7 Tier Kuranda Tower
Samsung Smart Ultra LED 55" curved TV

It's all coming along just beautifully and with much thankfulness from FFRC to you all.  It'll all fall into place before too long! Please...if you are planning on sending anything, if you can have items here by May 17th, it will sure help us so the next phase of organizing this can begin!  Many thanks! 



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Snow....sleet......wind..........are we sure it's mid April? When Donna left this morning, she text me.....needed help and a net.  She spotted 60 robins with suitcases, heading south.  We grabbed the net, got them back on the farmyard and tossed their suitcases in a shed.  And then we noticed there was a cluster of robins busily knitting. There was a line of robins standing in line, waiting for little leggings to be made for their bare legs.  I even saw the chickens in line waiting for their leggins.  Really....it won't be long until the sunshine and warmth is here!  And what a beautiful spring we will have! 

Our 2 newly adopted cats--Grizzabella and Fanella are doing wonderful! Happy family, happy cats! 

We had BOXES yesterday!  Many thanks to you! 
Jo603/Joanna - Kitty Card Weight Circles, Stickers, Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, Case of Friskies, Snackers, 4 mice, Meds from her kitty Dorothy, Donation to Feliz Navidad in memory of her kitty Dorothy

Lindsay P - 32ct & 24 ct cases of Friskies, Tub of Temptaions, 2 small & 2 Lg cans of Chicken,  Smarty Cat cat nip spray, Bag of Kibbles & Bits & 6 tubs of Ceasars for Janie, 3 boxes Kleenex & Box Tops

Dianna R - Happy Birthday Jacci - Coffee Candy, pretty colorful wallet & 2 wallets for a fun raiser

Apex157/Jacqueline XL Spring Toys & Mice 2 pkgs Kitty Snackers, Humongous bag of Pop Tabs, Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

Sandra/Tearsfromadream - Kitty bed

Joy & Don - Cat Card - Weight Circles & a Donation

Momcat9 - Weight Circles

David K - Sponsorship for Esta Sparkles

Ramsay - Donation to help toward the Heating Bill.. ( with a little help from his friends!)

Discats/Ruth Y - OH  Card - Weight Circles

Jatcat--case of blue shoecovers, 2 lg 

Holly67--2 sweaters with cat designs for wherever needed

Judy & Phil--cases of Appeizers, Halo Liv-A Littles snackers, donation to FFRC

And we have other thanks too! 
Lynne W--donation to FFRC
Christopher S--donation to FFRC

CATATHON
Jo603/Joanna - Hello Kitty, Pokie Dot Note Pad, Chill Factory Slushie Maker, Angel Puzzle Box, Angel Windchimes, Angel Keychains, Kitty photo frame, Flameless Candle and holder w/timer, Kids: 4 giant sticks of chalk, 2 Bubble Wands

Katie S - Crochet: Book-A-Z of Crochet, Horse: Journal, Puzzle: Sort & Go
Anony - Horse: Beach Towel or Throw & Horse pillow, 2 book marks, 2 notebooks
Annie & Debbie - Coke pop up hot dog toaster, Beach 2 pr goggles and pr. of Flippers
Anony - 2 Cat print T-Shirts XL & L
Gidge the Midge - 2 Barbie Dolls, Barbie Vet Doll set, Barbie Animal Rescue Doll set
Jassy WA - Pokie Dot  Basket-- Cookbook, scarf & Purse

Apex157/Jacqueline - 2 Votive Candles, Dream Catcher, nice note
Dimwit/Robert D - Fancy Feet: 7 prs of Kitty Socks
Anony - 18" Silver Angel Necklace

Sandra/Tearsfromadream - 3 Angel Keychains, Angel Suncatcher, Kitty Soup Bowl, Kids: 2 Paint with Water kits

KnittinKitten - Programmable Crock Pot

The doors were wide open this morning---from the back Thumper's Room, clear up front. It took about 10 seconds for the first of the kittens to zoom into the Main Area. They are brave and confident! Even both mamas came up.  Now.......to get them to to go back to their back Thumper's Room for the day is going to take some time!  They know what it is now to be in the entire area. But, we want to be safe and not have any babies stepped on. 

The two new kittens, Thane and Gisela are doing good.  Sometimes they snuggle with Jillians kittens inside the pool and sometimes with the bit bigger kittens.  They are both eating good. Jillians kittens are getting more active and know how to topple out of the pool. They still remain inside the pool though, most of the time (at least for now!).  Their fur is becoming a bit longer, like their mama.

Did you know that cats sleep about 16 hours a day? They prefer "cat naps" but when they do sleep deeply, their brain wave patterns are similar to the ones humans produce when dreaming. 

And....here's another Giggle Scene--it's #22. Wow---Many thanks to Derecho who is the director.  Pleaes click the like/thumbs up button youtube as it helps generate more $$ for FFRC.  https://youtu.be/ql_Cx4g3WmQ

Ramsay is doing great and is back to our sweet boy.  Jones too is doing great and meeting and greeting everyone at the door again in PawMart!  Lucie still loves to eat! Derecho spent time last night and this morning chasing his tail. Charmaine loves to give little chirps and kisses.  Annetta is holding her own as is Mama Calico Cat. Elsie is as ornery as ever! Giovanna ate a good breakfast. Life is good! 

Coralie.......she's full of wisdom and wanted this passed on----"Too often we underestimate a smile, a kind word,  a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." (Leo Buscaglia)  Always step up and do that act that has the potential of changing a life. 



Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Where would be the last place on earth that a mouse would want to be? Easy answer---in a cat rescue! But that is exactly what happened yesterday here at FFRC.  We had a mouse come in to visit and then couldn't get out. Clarissa was on alert and found it. It got away and who is chasing this mouse?  Why, the humans!  The cats were too busy watching the humans.   All is fine--in the end, the mouse was caught and released across the road where there's brush and bushes.  The cats  (except Clarissa) all got an F in mouse chasing! 

Many many thanks for our Boxes!  We had BOXES Friday -- we are so very grateful!
Di/Miau Our Mod - 24 rolls of Sparkle paper towels
Anonymous Friend--300 Shoe covers 2X
Zorro - Waterford Crystal Angel for Jacci for making his Zorro an honorary member of FFRC
Mls = 2560 6" Hefty Plates
Need to Retire - Kitty Card w/note
Kathy M - CA  Kitty Card  Donation in memory of her sisters kitty Tigger Pretting
Nancy M - OH  Donation in memory of Jean Latty
Joyce S - OH   Donation in memory of Jack Palmer
Randi P - HI  Donation to FFRC

CATATHON
Dimwit/Robert D Sock Basket: 2 prs of Socks
Annie & Debbie - Dog/Cat Water Fountain, Filters for Pet Fountains
Lostgirl - Pokie Dot: Kate Spade Apron
Sandra - Cat & Dog Basket: 2 Pet First Aid Kits, 2, 4 piece Grooming set

Maria/Snoopybaby - 2 pr. Snoopy Socks, Snoopy Stuffed Dog, Micro Boat Race Track, Waterslide for Race Track.   Set of Copper Cookware: Dutch Oven w/lid & strainer, Silicone Hot Pads, 2 Square Pots w/lids

Our Catathon Baskets and other Items are looking awesome! 

And we have even more to be thankful for---
Pamela C--donation to FFRC
Diana M R--donation to FFRC
Phillip M--donation to FFRC
Lana H--donation to FFRC
Yvonne vdk--donation for Ramsay

We took on two new kitten babies. And are they ever cute!  They were found in a closet when a family was doing some cleaning out. Apparently a feral cat found an entrance/exit.  Mama left and was seen outside. The family will be trying to trap her to get her spayed.  The 2 kittens are sweet, 4 weeks old and are purring! Their birthday is 3/17/18.  They arrived yesterday morning.
Gisela (pronounced Geez-la) is a beautiful calico.  left side of nose is black, right side is gold and she has 4 white feet.  
Thane is the brother. His right side of face is black and left side is white. He too has 4 white feet. He's the lead purrer! 

We also had 2 adoptions yesterday.  Two wonderful cats--Grizzabella and Fenella.  They were visited about 2 weeks ago and now the adoptions are complete! They have a family together with several older kids still at home. When they had visited, even Grizzabella warmed up to them and played! 

This next Saturday is our FFRC surgery day. We're not sure yet how many we will have as it all depends on how much the kittens weigh. We'll be doing weight checks this week again. 

This morning the door was kept shut to the front Thumper's Room and the door to the back Thumper's Room was left open. The kittens immediately got into the idea--run, run, run!  Back and forth!  And to add to the fun, Jillian's kitties are starting to get out of the pool.  I'm predicting by Tuesday morning, they'll have it down-pat how to get out.  Getting back in is another story though! 

This year we have added a purple martin house on the property. I'm so hoping to draw these wonderful birds in. Will keep you posted.  

Bonnie update! Bonnie is now officially a Moss house cat!  Her birthday is 4/13 and so on her birthday, she was told she never had to worry anymore about not getting to stay in the house. She is 100% my housecat now!  My other cats already know her well and all is peaceful.  Her fvorite two things--wrapping herself around Steve's legs and rubbing my chin with her chin--hard!  She is loved!  And......no, I do not have a wheel in the house for her, but she will have a Catio as soon as the weather is good. She'll enjoy going out there! 

Pania has some words to say --  "Learn to make sense of the darkness".  She, like other blind cats learn so quickly how to adjust. They truly are amazing. Their brain soaks up the roadmap of their home. Rarely is a mis-step done! So much sensory work is at play with these cats!  Take care and have a great day. 









Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

What an awesome Fun-Raiser last night! I wish to thank each of you for your help. These Fun-Raisers are important to FFRC. They help us pay bills! Last night Steve was able to pay the electric bill and the propane bill. Plus, we were able to put some money towards the outside cats flea prevention  (which we hope to apply this weekend). I am very grateful.

This blog will cover BOXES from yesterday, the Fun-Raiser and then give an update on the Catathon! 

BOXES!  Many thanks--love Box Time! 
KnittinKitten/Donna H-PA - 2 Ferole Cards w/notes, Lots of Microwave food bowls for kitties,
4 Bags of Freeze Dried Turkey & 1 Bag of Freeze Dried Turkey Nuggets

Mike& Gwen R with Patches & Angel, Whiskers from Patches & Angel, Coupons Weight Circles, Milk Rings, Pop Tabs, 2 appetizers and 2 bags of Snackers

Michelle U - AZ  Weight Circles, 8 pkts Whiskas, 16 tubs of Sheba

Barbara E - 7 Very Pretty Adoption Bags, and 8 Leggydews

Leanne - Our Teacher and Friend from Canada - Kitty & Horse drawings from her students, very talented children!

CATATHON
KnittinKitten/Donna H-PA - 2 Kitty craft projects, 2 Pillow forms,  Pet Carrier Keeper 

Craig, Marie & Family - 18" Doll Basket: 2 Adirondack chairs, Fire Pit & a wicker Back Pack

Jill & Linda L - Books: 2 Word Find Books, New LIfe for Rescued Felines, All About My Cat ( Kitty Scrapbook & information book)  Cat: Cat Truntable, Bag of Balls

Jo603 - Angel Basket: Resin Kitty Angel

Michelle U - AZ  2 beautiful Sets of 3 Painted wood Cats one is Black one is Bronze, 2 Painted wood Chickens, 2 Books: Cactus Hotel & The Grand Canyon

Anony Friend-  Troyer Amish Baskets: Lazy Susan, Wastebasket, Spice Rack & Tray basket--the beginnings of a new basket!

Annie & Debbie Beach Escape: 3 Boogie Boards, Cotton beach hat, sunglass case & a magnetic game set

Fun-Raiser!  First was the drawings and then drawings for the consolation prizes! What fun!
A - Gourd Light           20x5         $100             Ferole

B - 2 Carriers              48x5            240            Misty Kitty & Anita S

C-Iris Canvas               55x5           275            David & Patty back to FFRC

D-Sunflower                53x5            265            David & Patty back to FFRC

E-Afghan                     48x5             240            Anony

F- Sprocket                  62x5            310           Jodie626

G - Brass Kitties          75x5            375           Plee & Ferole

H - Rosemary Afghan 50x5            250           pckrbckr

This brought a total of $2055!  

And then the Bumping began!  We had 16 Bumper-Uppers!  What a tremendous help this gave us! Even the Barnies, Covies, Shambalie, Porchies, Rosemary, Pania and Resident Cats got into the act of bumping up! (I'm still not sure where that credit card is that they have hidden!)  

With the bump ups, our new Grand Total came to:  $3,383.50   WOW! 

Consolation prizes were drawn next!  All ticket winners and consolation winners will have their items sent out today! 

Big thanks to the people who gave us the items for the Fun-Raisers, to those who bought tickets, to the mods and admins for their PR, to those that gave encouragement to everyone, to the bumper-uppers--we are indeed a team! 

***** And now to CATATHON update! Pleae remember, this is not set in stone yet! As items come in, we may juggle things around and even put them in different areas! It all gets fine-tuned as we get things organized!  For the Catathon, we have BASKETS, SMALL BIG TICKET ITEMS, BIG TICKET ITEMS, BIG BIG TICKET ITEMS plus items for the CATATHON FUN-RAISER.  I know, I know, the names of the categories are strange, but ............!   I'll also give you the number of where we are at for each Item--not to worry about "not being there" yet where we were last year.  We're still receiving and organizing!  And please know, if you are sending in item(s) for a basket that is marked full, it's absolutely fine! We can always add it!  *********

Our 2018 BASKETS.  Right now, we have 33 baskets being worked on.  (Last year we had 40)  We'll put at the end of each Basket, how much help we are still hoping to get!
Little & BIg Reader   3/4 done
Knitting & Crocheting  1/4 done
At the Beach 1/2 done
Vera Bradley #1 DONE
Vera Bradley #2  DONE
Baby Boy  2/3 done
Baby Girl  2/3 done
Angel--only have a couple items
Trekking--DONE
Surprise!  More on this later---being taken care of!
Spa & Relaxatin--3/4 done
Cooking--3/4 done
Movie--DONE
Puzzle--3/4 done
It's a Guy/Lady Thing--3/4 done
Laural BUrch--DONE
Food of the Mods--mods are taking care of this!
Cat--DONE
Dog--DONE
Pokie Dots--3/4 done
Socks, socks, socks--1/2 done
Barbie Doll & Accessories--7/8 done
Horsin' Around--1/4 done
Gardening--3/4 done
Camping--1/4 done
Peace, Love & Meow--3/4 done
What do the Vols love....cats!   Vols are taking care of this!
Minnesota---being taken care of
Special one of a kind Purses--being taken care of
Girl Fun--1/3 done
Boy Fun---1/3 done
Bird Plus--1/5 done
Hello Kitty--1/4 done

SMALL BIG TICKET  These are usually $100 or less Had 19 in 2017, we're already at 13!
Thera Bath
Kitty Kasa bedroom & Penthaus
Peace Pole 3', Plant Happiness
Limited Edition "Cat Fancy" picture
Rock Jam electronic keyboard & stand
Coleman Camping Collection/18 " doll
Sea Shell Wreath
Echo Dot/Wifi plug
Zoovilla Room with view cathouse
Picnic Stylin'
Orthopedic pet bed with biggydew
Scratching Castle
Songmic Cat Tree

BIG TICKET  These run TWO rounds.  Had 21 in 2017
Cat Cave from Ukraine
Peace Pole 4'
Kuranda 6 tier
Beach Escape
BagoBear Quilt
Hamilton Country Kitties/tabletop lamp
Rada 21 piece knife set
Furtastic 13
Amish Country Store & Baskets
Lodge Cast Iron Cookware
57" cat tree with window sill bed

BIG BIG TICKET  (normally have 3--we've got it!)
FFRC Blanket of Kitties
3 peace poles--Beatles Them
Kitchen Aide Mixer Silver

CATATHON FUN-RAISER  Normally have 12 items--we are at 3 right now
Troyers Country Market
Here Kitty Kitty Afghan
7 Tier Kuranda Tower

Don't see something that you've sent?  Not to worry.  We have a table with items that we are holding on to yet for placement!  Plus, we have a few "tricks up our sleeves" for other places that need help too! We will get "there"--where we need to be for Catathon. Your support for this has been a tremendous help! Plus, some of the items just recently received are not showed here yet. It'll all work out! And remember---things can change and items moved to a different area. It's all good! 

Later, SonJa will be giving full descriptions of each and every Item. Jenny C will be taking pictures that will show everything.  This will all be posted in our website in plenty of time for you to check things out thoroughly! We'd love to have any items that you would like to send in, here at FFRC by May 17th.  This will help us get completely organized before SonJa and Jenny start their part.  

The sun is shining already! The temperature is suppose to reach 70. The rain is suppose to hold off today. Sounds like a gorgeous day brewing! If the rescue center is empty of people, it's because we're outside! Take care and have a wonderful day. 

Ramsay is here with me in the office. I'm so happy--he is feeling much better today! He's even doing his "reach out and grab your leg" game that he does! And he ate a good breakfast. Ramsay is saying--"Don't stop, never give up, hold your head high and keep on going!".  That's our Ramsay boy! 


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