Wednesday, July 30, 2014

7/30/2014

It is OFFICIAL,  The Dare4me jump is at BCR!!  WOOHOO!!

We are so excited to be hosting this event!  We hope everyone comes
 out and has an amazing day of fun!!


This picture is photoshopped!!



We are now streaming LIVE on Roku  24 hours a day :)     



Roku is a streaming device you attached to your TV  (it is nice if you don't have an xbox etc.
There are over 1000 channels available.  You may also watch Netflix, hulu, amazon prime, Youtube
and of course BCR  :)    If you are trying to get off of high cable bills this is a nice 
alternative.  The device can be gotten for as low as $49. and that is all you have to pay
unless you subscribe to Netflix etc.  Many of the free channels have really cool stuff.  Old
movies from the 40-50's   Science Fiction,  PBS,  The Smithsonian channel,  Documentary channel
tons of stuff to watch :)     You can go to Roku.com and browse the channels.






Thank you for the gifts from our Amazon Wish list!








Amazon never gives us your contact information,  often they do not
even have packing slips,  please know how grateful we are to you
for your kindness!!


Thank you John for the Amazon gifhttp://amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/14VUTQST8F5XH

Thank you Tanya for the Amazon gift card!
Thank you William Branan for the foods!
Thank you Katherine Ryker for the food!
Thank you Rozalija Balan for the clorox clean up!
Thank you Wendi for the Amazon gift card!

Thank you Lauren Posillico for the swiffer and food!
Thank you Jeanne F-R for the turbo pads, play cube, toys, scratch and rest, and cleaner!
Thank you Carol Doeika for the toy!
Thank you Unnamed for the trixie cat caves,  Hand sanitizer, scratch and rests, toys
Thank you Christine Johanns for the ear cleaner!


Don't forget we are in LOTS of contests right now, 
The prize money would help pay for lots of vet coverage for the cats :)
Thank you so much for helping the cats!!


Contest 1:  $50,000!! first prize,
 1 vote every 24 hours   


Contest 2,  $25,000  first prize 

CHARITY JUMP   We need MORE TICKETS to hold First Place.

We are in a charity jump in Raleigh on August 8.  HUMAN Teams will be participating jumping off of a platform 32 feet in the air onto a giant pillow.  The team that jumps the most total feet will win $25,000

You do NOT have to come and jump,  WE will Jump For You!!  

We need you to buy tickets for us to jump :)    Here is the link for team Raleigh,  
Please Only get them for Raleigh,    we have a HUGE team jumping

Here is the link:   http://dareme4charity.com/campaign/630   

 for TEAM RALEIGH, The HUMANS will jump for you if you can not attend, So you can buy a ticket no matter where you are!   If you are in the Raleigh area and would like to come jump with us,  please email me :)

 Please assign your ticket to us to jump! After you get your tickets click my account, my tickets, assign, type in alana@blindcatrescue.com to assign the tickets. Thank you for helping!!

Contest 3,  $1,000.  first prize,  daily vote


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

7/29/2014

Manxi

Manxi was dumped at Animal control in Dallas.  (a very high kill shelter)
She is lucky that the volunteers and employees really liked her and worked hard to raise the money to fly her to us.




As soon as she arrived I knew I was looking at a hypertension cat 
which was confirmed the next day by the vet.  We immediately 
started her on medication.   The sad thing is we suspect that
she was dumped at the pound because she became blind.  Had her
owners immediately taken her to the vet and they high blood
pressure treated,  she may have regained her sight.



If your cat suddenly goes blind  RUSH your cat to the vet
and insist they check the cats blood pressure also.  Humans
get their blood pressure at the vets all the time,  animals rarely get
it done,  you have to advocate for your animal  :)

She likes humans,  not overly fond of other cats although 
as she has adjusted to her blindness she has gotten better. 



Do you walk or run? Have you downloaded your Resqwalk app for your iphone yet? Last week you raised $41.78 for the cats just by walking!! Thank you so much!!!! here is where you can download the app:http://www.resqwalk.com/ droid app coming soon!






You asked for them, now you can purchase our #1 fan shirts for your very ownhttps://www.booster.com/bcr Only available for 2 weeks.


Thank you for the gifts from our Amazon Wish list!

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

Amazon never gives us your contact information,  often they do not
even have packing slips,  please know how grateful we are to you 
for your kindness!!

Is there catnip in here?

Thank you Cheryl Till for the food, q-tips and floor cleaner!
Thank you Natasha McKnight for the food!
Thank you Carol Sodeika for the toy and trash bags
Thank you Jeanne Fecht-Roberts for the food!


Wendy likes the giant mouse

Thank you unnamed for the trixie mouse cave!
Thank you unnamed for the foods and bracelet!


Pepper wants the bracelet for a toy :)


Don't forget we are in LOTS of contests right now, 
The prize money would help pay for lots of vet coverage for the cats :)
Thank you so much for helping the cats!!


Contest 1:  $50,000!! first prize,
 1 vote every 24 hours   


Contest 2,  $25,000  first prize 

CHARITY JUMP   We need MORE TICKETS to hold First Place.

We are in a charity jump in Raleigh on August 8.  HUMAN Teams will be participating jumping off of a platform 32 feet in the air onto a giant pillow.  The team that jumps the most total feet will win $25,000

You do NOT have to come and jump,  WE will Jump For You!!  

We need you to buy tickets for us to jump :)    Here is the link for team Raleigh,  
Please Only get them for Raleigh,    we have a HUGE team jumping

Here is the link:   http://dareme4charity.com/campaign/630   

 for TEAM RALEIGH, The HUMANS will jump for you if you can not attend, So you can buy a ticket no matter where you are!   If you are in the Raleigh area and would like to come jump with us,  please email me :)

 Please assign your ticket to us to jump! After you get your tickets click my account, my tickets, assign, type in alana@blindcatrescue.com to assign the tickets. Thank you for helping!!

Contest 3,  $1,000.  first prize,  daily vote


Monday, July 28, 2014

7/28/2014

Venus, the Chimera Cat
By Jill Anne Sparapany



Look at this beautiful face! It’s mesmerizing, isn't it?



Meet Venus, the Chimera cat! 

She was found on a dairy farm in North Carolina and adopted in 2009! Her owner says she’s perfect – uses the scratching post, never the furniture, and loves to be babied. Who couldn’t love that face?


Chimera cats are genetically their own fraternal twin: one organism composed of two different DNA chromosomes. This occurs when two eggs are fertilized by two different sperm cells, then early in development the two zygotes fuse together. They maintain separate DNA in their cells and have two different genetic expressions within the one organism.
Depending upon which DNA gave rise to the reproductive organs, chimeras can have only ovaries or testes or both ovaries and testes, if one of the zygotes was male and the other was female. They can still reproduce and the offspring’s sex and fertility would depend upon the cell line that formed the sex organs.
Chimera animals can have internal organs with different DNA;  i.e. liver has XX/female chromosome and heart has XY/male chromosome.

Chimera conditions also can occur in people, with organ transplants, since the donor organ would have different DNA unless it was from an identical twin, and bone marrow transplantation.




Venus is a tortoiseshell with split colors on her face.
One half is orange tabby with blue eye and the other half is black with green eye.


Julie and I went on a float trip down the Cape Fear River yesterday.  Let me tell you,  we are sore this morning LOL  It was fun but exhausting!!    (some are a bit blurry, shooting through a plastic bag)

sitting on the river bank,  taking a break

some of the others swimming in the river

Julia from the back :)

Break on the bank



Thank you for the gifts from our Amazon Wish list!

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

Amazon never gives us your contact information,  often they do not
even have packing slips,  please know how grateful we are to you 
for your kindness!!




Thank you Nancy Barsotti for the scratch and rest and toy!
Thank you Heather Miller for the scratch and rest, turbo replacements pages and cleaner!
Thank you Kelly Barum for the scratch and rest, crinkle balls, swiffer kit and batteries!
Thank you Susan McClinton for the trashbags and swiffers!
Thank you Susan WVBaker for the springs and catnip toy!
Thank you Shirley Watkins for the tower of tracks!
Thank you Lauren Hornsby for the food!
Thank you Tessa Tweedie for the catnip toy!
Thank you Joanne Chan for the catnip toy!



Thank you to the several unnamed people for all the food, for all the tubs of catnip, freshstep, shark pads and toys!
Thank you Peggy Frankovich for the catnip and toy!
Thank you Cheryl Till for the cleaner!
Thank you Christine Breed for the bandaid kits!
Thank you Nico Keusch for the cube and shark mop!
Thank you Debra DiMascio for the freshstep!
Thank you Sherry Brisco for the amazon gift card!


One of our cat's favorite toys is the scratch and rest,




You can get one for your cat here:







Don't forget we are in LOTS of contests right now, 
The prize money would help pay for lots of vet coverage for the cats :)
Thank you so much for helping the cats!!


Contest 1:  $50,000!! first prize,
 1 vote every 24 hours   


Contest 2,  $25,000  first prize 

CHARITY JUMP   We need MORE TICKETS to hold First Place.

We are in a charity jump in Raleigh on August 8.  HUMAN Teams will be participating jumping off of a platform 32 feet in the air onto a giant pillow.  The team that jumps the most total feet will win $25,000

You do NOT have to come and jump,  WE will Jump For You!!  

We need you to buy tickets for us to jump :)    Here is the link for team Raleigh,  
Please Only get them for Raleigh,    we have a HUGE team jumping


Here is the link:   http://dareme4charity.com/campaign/630   

 for TEAM RALEIGH, The HUMANS will jump for you if you can not attend, So you can buy a ticket no matter where you are!   If you are in the Raleigh area and would like to come jump with us,  please email me :)

 Please assign your ticket to us to jump! After you get your tickets click my account, my tickets, assign, type in alana@blindcatrescue.com to assign the tickets. Thank you for helping!!



Contest 3,  $1,000.  first prize,  daily vote



Saturday, July 26, 2014

7/26/2014

Cat of the Day:
Autumn

Autumn came to us when she was 6 weeks old.   She had tested FELV+,  her whole litter tested negative but her.  The vet had placed all her siblings but her and was going to euthanize her.  They asked her if we could take her.  We were pretty sure that she was going to test negative when we tested her as she got older, but what could we do?  She was young with her whole life in front of her.. (Ok I am a softy sometimes  :)  ).   he of course tested negative the second and third time she was tested so she is with the blind cats. 

Fast forward 3 years,  Autumn was diagnosed with nasal cancer this year.  She had 19 radiation treatments and has 7 chemo treatments left  (she will have a total of 18)   She is doing pretty good with the chemo,  lost a little bit of weight but still eating.  The radiation changed the color of her hair on her face as you can see in the pictures.  We caught the cancer early,  it does not appear to have spread and right now she has a good prognosis.  We will know if we were successful after all of her treatments are done and she has another CT scan.

How could I say no to this face?
A cute video of her as a kitten.



wasn't she adorable as a baby?

A younger Autumn

Before starting radiation

Started radiation treatment,  you can see the changes on her face


Changed her hair silver where the radiation was done but the hair has all grown back in




Thank you for the gifts from our Wish list!
http://blindcatrescue.com/wishlist.htm


Thank you Aaron Huntley for the toys and pouncing paws!
Thank you Nancy Barsotti for the teaser toy!
Thank you Barbara Devine for the food!
Thank you Susana Wessendorf for the cleaner and catnip!
Thank you Kelly Barum for the playcube!
Thank you Tessa Tweedie for the teaser toy!
Thank you Sarah Wilson for the food!
Thank you Kelly Barum for the food!
Thank you for the fresh catnip!
Thank you Gloria for the brush and scratch!
Thank you Joyce Toye for the privacy tent!
Thank you Lucinda Smith for the food and feather wand!




Thank you Krystle Bruggeman for feather wand, wobble and scratch toy and catnip toy!
Thank you unnamed for  freshstep!
Thank you Ebony Jones for the food and scratch and rest!
Thank you Linda Carden for the batteries!
Thank you Maria Stefanopoulos for the food and catnip toy!
Thank you Agustin Fernandez for the foods!
Thank you Angela Kohrs for the banana bed!
Thank you Janine Max for the food, cord cover and batteries!



This is a favorite toy of the blind cats,

A video of little charity showing you how it works:  






You can get one for your cats at Amazon.com   Here is the link:


Don't forget we are in LOTS of contests right now, 
The prize money would help pay for lots of vet coverage for the cats :)
Thank you so much for helping the cats!!


Contest 1:  $50,000!! first prize,
 1 vote every 24 hours   




Contest 2,  $25,000  first prize 

CHARITY JUMP   We need MORE TICKETS to retake First Place.

We are in a charity jump in Raleigh on August 8.  HUMAN Teams will be participating jumping off of a platform 32 feet in the air onto a giant pillow.  The team that jumps the most total feet will win $25,000

You do NOT have to come and jump,  WE will Jump For You!!  

We need you to buy tickets for us to jump :)    Here is the link for team Raleigh,  
Please Only get them for Raleigh,    we have a HUGE team jumping


 for TEAM RALEIGH, The HUMANS will jump for you if you can not attend, So you can buy a ticket no matter where you are!   If you are in the Raleigh area and would like to come jump with us,  please email me :)

 Please assign your ticket to us to jump! After you get your tickets click my account, my tickets, assign, type in alana@blindcatrescue.com to assign the tickets. Thank you for helping!!


Contest 3,  $1,000.  first prize
Please vote for the Blind Cats in the $1,000 Daily contest