Wednesday, April 16, 2014

4/16/2014

I am sorry I have not been able to keep the blog up this last week,  between open house,  employees calling out,  trips to the vet, etc etc etc I am very behind...  Will try to put a regular post up tomorrow  :)  

Thank you so much for all the wonderful gifts for the cats from our wish lists!
This is several days of boxes that we opened.  We are so humbled at your kindness and generosity!  http://amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/14VUTQST8F5XH




Thank you so much to Kari for the gifts from our Walmart Wish list!
Thank you for the hot pursuit toy, inks for our printer,  turbo scratcher, crackle chutes,  fresh steps,  lysol cleaner, batteries, toilet paper, paper towels, batteries,  bleach, clorox clean up, and gift card!





Thank you for the gifts from our Amazon wish list!
http://amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/14VUTQST8F5XH
Thank you Di Morris for the Amazon gift card!
Thank you Holly Lynn Blackham for the toys
Thank you The Jobe Family for the toys, play cube and batteries.
Thank you Rayann for the tunnel, toys and food!



Thank you Kelly Jo Miller for the food and play cube!
Thank you Stefani Pineda for the tosy, food and trashbags!
Thank you Jan Williams for the toys!
Thank you Connie Godwin for the foods!
Thank you Christian Drake for the foods!





Thank you Kathleen Newton for the toys!
Thank you Susana Wheeler for the food!
Thank you Tine Groth for the toys and foods!
Thank you Courtney Vuoncino for the food and freshstep!
Thank you unnamed for the cool egg!





Thank you Alison Leary for the toy and food!
Thank you Beth and CJ Howell for the tunnel chute!
Thank you Amanda for the food!
Thank you Jennifer Fuhrman for the food!



Thank you Lisa Anderson for the toys, catnips, playcube and chocolate!
Thank you karen Moran-Klimi for the toys, treats, food and magic erasers!
Thank you unnamed for the toys,  q-tips, food, cat litter!




Thank you Jessica Merchant for the catnip toys!
Thank you Maria Murphy for the food and toys!
Thank you Cherri Heart for the toys, chute and turbo scratcher!
Thank you Crystal Sylvester for the freshstep, toys and trashbags!
Thank you Donna for the food!




Thank you Loveit for the water fountain!
Thank you John Dellosa for the cat litter!
Thank you Kim Pettigrass for the trashbags!
Thank you Violet Polowitzer for the catnip!
Thank you Kevin Zimmerman for the food!





Thank you Marchand McCauley for the food!
Thank you Fred Coates for the food!
Thank you Tiffany Bauer for the batteries and toys!
Thank you Linda DelGaudio for the food!
Thank you Ashley Bolles for the food and Gain!



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Thank you Michaeline Torres for the floor cleaner and sponges!
Thank you Phyllis Oreamuno for the food!
Thank you John Hapney for the food!
Thank you Justin Bakow for the freshstep and food!
Thank you Lucas Brenner for the foods!



Thank you Andy Bradley for the food!
Thank you Karen Flesher for the toys and food!
Thank you Christy Hamilton for the food!
Thank you Robin Zink for the catnip toys!
Thank you Alison Leary for the gift card!





Thank you Deborah Regan for the catnip toy!
Thank you Brett Ireland for the cat toy!
Thank you Brianna Singer for the catnip toy and crinkle balls!
Thank you Diane Holdgate for the food and toys!
Thank you Mariah Hicks for the toys!



Thank you Michael Pirozzi for the food!
Thank you Jana Oliver for the food and sponges!
Thank you Chris Swager for the car bed!
Thank you Deidra Smith for the food!
Thank you Mike Gardella for the food!



Thank you Jeanette Sewell for the food and toy!
Thank you Don Leigh for the food and trash bags!
Thank you Farrell Kersey for the food!
Thank you Lauren Lemaster for the food!
Thank you Dana O for the foods and litter!
Thank you Renee Martin for the carrier and litter!

Thank you to the kind unnamed people who sent foods, toys, tunnels, tower or tracks, play cubes!
Sadly they did not give us your names but we are very grateful to you for your kindness!



Sunday, April 13, 2014

4/13/2014

Thank you so much for your wonderful gifts from our Amazon wish list!!  We are so grateful to you for your kindness and generosity!!  http://amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/14VUTQST8F5XH

This list is 4 days worth of box openings :)




Thank you Yvette Walker for the ear cleaner!
Thank you Pepper and Julie for the toys, food and cubes!
Thank you Samantha and Moon for the cat litter!
Thank you Deborah Regan for the toys and food!
Thank you Joseph Lukowski for the food!
Thank you Jeanette Bybee for the trash bags, toys food, and throw!
Thank you Lisa Hines for the food!
Thank you David Compton for the foods and toys!
Thank you Debbie Lucas for the food!
Thank you Helena McElhinney for the buddy toy!
Thank you Sandra Pullen for the foods!

Thank you John Dellosa for the food!
Thank you Rosana Datti for the food!
Thank you Allison Villacis for the toys!
Thank you Thomas Mann for the toys!
Thank you Sabrina Powers for the food!
Thank you Karen Williams for the foods!
Thank you Scott Gelbach for the food!
Thank you Vicki Bosanko for the toys!
Thank you Jennifer Wakefield for the toy!
Thank you M. Reed for the foods!
Thank you Sharon Roseman for the food and toys!

Thank you Jamie Jobe for the cat bed!
Thank you Jamie Lehmicke for the toy!
Thank you Constance Miller for food!
Thank you Amanda Tramont for the toys!
Thank you Sarah Hixenbaugh for the toys!
Thank you Henry Vandenbrink for the food!
Thank you Kathlyn Williams for the sponges, trashbags, blankets, toys and sardines
Thank you Amanda Nucifora for the food!
Thank you Nicole Cirasola for the toys!
Thank you Heather Crossland for the foods!



Thank you Alicia Danner for the food!
Thank you Kaci and Liam for all the toys and refills!
Thank you Farrell Kersey for the laundry soap and food!
Thank you Ashley and Pete Farr for the litter and food!
Thank you Jean Faile for the toys!
Thank you Miriam Coffey for the food!
Thank you Christine for the computer supplies, toys and great water gun :)
Thank you Pamela Fontana for the toy!
Thank you Allison Villacis for the toy



Thank you Amy Carr for the toys!
Thank you Lynn for the food!
Thank you Alison Leary for the food!
Thank you Susan Souther for the food!
Thank you Rebecca Smentek for the food!
Thank you Liam Chandler and food!
Thank you Ronda Richardson for the sponges and food!
Thank you Rosana Datti for the food and catnip!
Thank you Marco Turi and play cube, trashbags, pet carrier and fish bed!
Thank you Alton Hardin for the ear cleaner!
Thank you Laura Johnson for the convertible car bed and toy!
Thank you Paula Rath for the camera!



Thank you unnamed for the cat litter, foods,  ear tips, toys, trashbags, dish soap, scratch and rest,  swiffer dusters, cool eggs.   They did not tell us who you are but we are very grateful to you for your gifts!


We are so grateful to everyone who has liked our page!!! 
 We are so humbled at your kindness!



Thank you to everyone that came to open house!!  
We appreciate you sharing your time with us!

Seth and Morris

Scotty taking his monthly nap with Glen

Jill and Bear

Pat and Simba

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Annie with a visitor



Friday, April 11, 2014

4/11/2014

Good morning!!  It is open house weekend!!  
We will be power washing today.

Ustream went down last night so we did NOT get to do boxes last night

We WILL do boxes after noon tour today.  Come watch MooCowGuy and his 
beautiful wife do the boxes today!!

Fiona, Seth and Catherine will do boxes tonight at 6:30 pm EST

Thank you so much for your gifts from our 
Amazon Wish list!



Thank you Rosemary Oliver for the Amazon gift card!
Thank you Jasen Wallace for the Amazon Gift card! (Happy Birthday Sheila!)
Thank you  Michele Walding for the freshstep!
Thank you Andrew years for the toy and food!

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Thank you Sarah Beckley for the toys and catnip!
Thank you Beverly Kay for the clock and carrier!
Thank you Laura Sapp for the food and toys!
Thank you Peter Staack for the food!
Thank you Lorna SteMarie for the toys and food!



Thank you Scott Migaldi for the food and litter!
Thank you Heather Crossland for the Gain and food!
Thank you marianne Kanfer for the food!
Thank you Emily Chapman for the throws!


Thank you Michele Tiner for the foods!
Thank you Susan Souther for the toys!
Thank you southern cat for the roses!



Thank you unnamed for the toys, freshstep,  play cubes, trash bags,  foods, towels!
Sadly they did not tell us who you are but we are very grateful for your generosity and kindness!!






Thursday, April 10, 2014

4/10/2014

Good morning!    Autumn had her first chemo treatment Tuesday and seemed to handle it well.  She will have her next treatment next Tuesday

Thank you for all the gifts from our Amazon wish list!

http://amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/14VUTQST8F5XH



Thank you Elisabeth Born for the food!
Thank you Pamela Dietrich for the trashbags!
Thank you Elizabeth Loftin for the food!
Thank you Joanie Smith for the toy!
Thank you Joseph Lukowski for the food!





Thank you Caroline Carter for the freshstep and food!
Thank you Linda (Ladyperegrine) for the bird feeders and baffles!
Thank you Donna Edwards for the Karma Scratch Cube!
Thank you Amy for the food!
Thank you Amy for the toys!




Thank you Marianne Kanfer for the toy and trashbags!
Thank you David Compton for the toys!
Thank you Willy Shonner for the food!
Thank you Donald Boadway for the blanket!
Thank you Dana Swanson for the food and undercover mouse!



Thank you Alicia Danner for the trixie cave!
Thank you Donna Torres for the trashbags!
Thank you Sai Yamanoor for the food!
Thank you Mandy Lee for the litter and foods!
Thank you Brenda Reed for the food and toy!



Thank you unnamed for the foods,  fabric softener,  toys, freshstep,
 cleaner, sponges, scratch and rest, trashbags, litter!
Thank you Cappi Meyer for the foods!
Thank you Angela Dilloway for the toys and food!



Thank you Karla for the Scratch Kube!
Thank you Cynthis Crisafulli for the toys!
Thank you Diana Whay for the toy!
Thank you Timothy Steenhoff for the food!
Thank you Nicola Tanetta for the food and toy!
Thank you Kelsie Jones for the food!


We WILL be opening boxes today (Thursday)
 right after the Noon tour!

AND we will have MooCowGuy and his lovely wife Catherine opening boxes TONIGHT at 6:30 pm EST


MEMORIAL GARDEN

We planted the memorial garden yesterday.  We added the ashes of the cats that we have lost to the garden with a beautiful flowering bush to mark them.  Every year as they bloom,  they remind us of our loved ones that we lost.


Bill digging the holes

Kitty putting in a rose bush

Stephanie adding ashes of Zoe, Sierra & Bella (I think)

Sidney getting read to add the ashes.

Sweet Riley

Maggie & Simon


Jeremiah adding ashes to the hole

Sidney adding mulch 

Filling the bird feeders

Adding the bird feeders 

All done for the day


Monday, April 7, 2014

4/7/2014

Good morning!



Congratulations,  You did it!!   We were announced as the winner of the $5,000 grand prize in the Animal Rescue Site   AND the $1,000 winner of the shop for your cause contest!!!    We are so very grateful to you for sharing so generously of your time helping the blind cats!!


The cats (and humans,  smile)  Thank you so much for your gifts from our Amazon wish list!
http://amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/14VUTQST8F5XH




Thank you Nancy Robinson for the catnip and cat litter!
Thank you Stacey St. Edmunds for the food!
Thank you Paige Baldwin for the food and toy!
Thank you Donna Lee for the food!
Thank you Debbie Lucas for the trashbags!
Thank you Cathyanne Ferree for the food!
Thank you Iona for the food!
Thank you Margareta Marro for the trashbags and trixie pet cave!
Thank you Susan Middlemore for the undercover mouse!


Domino says thank you Sharon for his present!

Thank you Sharon for the toys!
Thank you Luille Bell for the toys!
Thank you Jennifer Devillier for the toys!
Thank you Liam Lecheler & mom :)  for the bird houses!




Thank you Kellie , Madison & Josh Theriquit for the treats, blankets and toys!
Thank you Mrs. Katerine Deacon for the toys!
Thank you Lorrie Martinez for the food !
Thank you Karla Kuhnley for the food and catnip!
Thank you Marta Charles for the foods!





Thank you to the kind people that Amazon did not give us their names
 for the toys, batteries, sponges, foods, trashbags, paper towels!
It was very kind of you to send items!




Thank you April Via for the rainbox toy!
Thank you Edith Zoroya for the foods!
Thank you Lis Nottoli for the foods!
Thank you Heather Voorhees for the food!
Thank you mary White for the food!





Thank you Courtney Barancin for the foods!
Thank you Gina Ciofani for the sponges!
Thank you Andy Myers for the food!
Thank you Tina Garland for the foods!



The Scottish Fold Breed
By Jill Anne Sparapany

Those little folded ears are so cute! Meet the Scottish Fold breed cat!







Why do they have folded ears?  It is resulting from a genetic mutation. All of today’s Scottish Folds are descendants from a folded ear cat named Susie, who was found by a shepherd in 1961.

Do all Scottish fold cats have the folded ears?  No, they do not but that does not mean they aren’t considered Scottish Fold breed cats. All Scottish Fold kittens are born with straight (“normal”) ears. At about 2 to 4 weeks old, their ears will begin to bend forward. The breed is often described as looking like an owl, teddy bear or pixie.

What are the characteristics of the Scottish Fold cat?  The Scottish Fold is a medium cat with a rounded, well-padded body and a short, dense, and resilient coat. It has large, round, broadly spaced eyes full of sweetness; well-rounded whisker pads and a short nose with a gentle curve in profile.

They are a sweet, calm cat who enjoys being around people. They are very adaptable to many different environments and get along well with children, other cats and friendly dogs. They like to play fetch and will follow you around the house. You will not be lonely if you have a Scottish Fold cat! They will stand on their back legs, looking like the meerkats on nature shows and like to lay in unusual positions. They are not very talkative but when they do, it is a very soft, small voice. Scottish Folds are well suited to homes with people who will love and care for them.




They are judged to be high in adaptability, affection and dog friendliness. The breed is rated average in their energy level, intelligence, shedding level, social needs and stranger friendly characteristics. They are high-average in child friendliness. They are low maintenance in grooming needs and health issues.

What colors do they come in?  They come in many colors and patterns, except for chocolate, lavender, the Himalayan pattern or combination of these colors, and white.

What about grooming?  To keep the Scottish Folds fur shiny and healthy, the short haired cats should be brushed and groomed weekly. Other grooming needs include regular nail trimming, ear cleaning and tooth brushing.

What is the Highland Fold cat?  The Highland Fold cat is the long-haired variety of the Scottish Fold. They have the same characteristics and fur colors as the Scottish Fold. The Highland Fold should be combed twice a week to prevent mats and tangles. 


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