Thursday, January 28, 2016

1/28/2015


Today is Carrot Day!

Carrot came to us as a baby with  a big problem, as you can see by the picture,
The people who found him could not afford to help him and reached out
to us to see if we could take him.


We got him the help he needed and had his eyes removed.


He has had a rough time,  some tissue was left behind
so he had to have another surgery

Now he is a funny friendly fellow who loves to run the wheel

Carrot and Ginny




Here is a cute video never published before of Carrot as a baby,
Hope you enjoy :)



Thank you so much to everyone for their generosity for the gifts from our wish list!
This list is for the past week.   Amazon often does not give us packing slips or names on the packing slips.  They occasionally give us the ability to message you a thanks.  Please know that we are very grateful to you for your donation but sometimes are not given the means to tell you personally!


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


Thank you all the unnamed people for all the brooms :)
Thank you Linda for the TP!
Thank you unnamed for the food!
Thank you Heather D. for the food!
Thank you Lisa, Zeb, Bumblebee and Frankie Mikula for the food!
Thank you Tiffany Champoux for the nasal saline!
Thank you Kimberly Moses for the food in honor of Roni's birthday!
Thank you Rhonda Ross for the amazon gift card!



Thank you Lucinda Boyle for the amazon gift card!
Thank you Shirley Kelly for the food!
Thank you Theresa Delucca for the foods!
Thank you unnamed for the cases of hydrogen peroxide!
Thank you Amy Weber for the syringes!
Thank you Gavin Gaard for the foods!
Thank you Matthew for the food!
Thank you elicie Anderson-Wilson for the foods!



Thank you Adriana Agudelo Toro for the foods!
Thank you unnamed for the hydrogen peroxides!
Thank you Blind Geldbbaugh for the food!
Thank you Murray Creswell for the food!
Thank you Andrea Walker, Spike, Zoey andthe Mayor for the food!
Thank you Maria Alejandra Agudelo for the food!
Thank you Michele Serabian for the nose drops and betadine!
Thank you unnamed for the food, nose drops, dish soap and betadine!


Thank you Terri Adley for the food!
Thank you Pam Meese for the foods and toys!
Thank you Scarlett Yoas for the laundry soap and food!
Thank you Joe Hinkle for the crystal litter!
Thank you Cherie Paulissen for the food!
Thank you Aleese M. for the food!
Thank you Keith Belski for the food!
Thank you unnamed for the food!
Thank you unnamed for all the laundry soap!
Thank you Linda for the waters!


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Friday, January 22, 2016

1/22/2016

DID YOU KNOW according to Cornell University:

Researchers found that only 17 to 22 percent of white cats with non-blue eyes are born deaf. The percentage rises to 40 percent if the cat has one blue eye, while upwards of 65 to 85 percent of all-white cats with both eyes blue are deaf. Some of these cats are deaf in only one ear. Interestingly, if a white cat with one blue eye is deaf in only one ear, that ear will invariably be on the same side of the head as the blue eye.

So what links blue eyes, white fur, and deafness? The combination of traits develops from a genetic defect in the set of embryonic stem cells that eventually become the cat's central nervous system, including hearing, and its pigment cells, which produce the melanin that gives eyes and hair its coloration. The white fur and blue eyes both are a consequence of a lack of melanin from pigment cells. Meantime, the same defect often also affects a cell layer of the inner ear that is essential for hearing. The resulting congenital deafness is noted by 3 to 4 weeks of age, the age at which newborn kittens normally are able to hear.

So for Penny,  it was just luck of the draw that she is both blind & Deaf



She has no clue she is different.. She loves to climb, lay on soft beds and catnip toys.  She also loves to lay in boxes and scratch and rests.


Thank you so much for all the gifts from our Amazon Wish list!
We deeply appreciate your kindness and generosity!!
This is from the last week.


Thank you Connie Quebbemann for the food!
Thank you Susan Cliver for the food!
Thank you Christina Gandley for the foods!
Thank you Philip Zappia for all the foods!
Thank you Francesca for the foods!
Thank you Janine Wald for the food!
Thank you Melissa Auten for the food!
Thank you Susan Ryan for the food!




Thank you Sarah Vano, Allison and Sierra for the food!
Thank you Lettie Mullen for all the food!!
Thank you Keith Belski for all the foods!!
Thank you Sydney Kenly for the food!
Thank you Shirley Kelly for all the foods!
Thank you Joanna Nunez for the food!
Thank you Connie Quebbemann for the food!
Thank you Charlie and Blind Flake for the gift card!



Thank you Andrea Walker, Spike, Zoey and The Mayor for the foods and test strips!
Thank you Toni Thomas for the Amazon Gift Card!
Thank you unnamed for the Diabetic test strips!
Thank you Sharon Herrick for all the blankets
Thank you K Fuchshichler for all the toys!
Thank you Keith Belski for all the foods!
Thank you Anthony Benton for  the foods!
Thank you Tatiana Huther for the food!
Thank you all the unnamed for all the betadines, saline drops,
 gain, syringes, test strips and food!


Please remember to click today to help the cats :)
http://shopforyourcause.com/click-to-donate/donate?ctd=4





Monday, January 18, 2016

1/18/2016


Thank you so much for the gifts from our Amazon wish list!
We deeply appreciate how generous and kind everyone is to the cats!
http://smile.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/14VUTQST8F5XH
This very long list is from the last week.



http://smile.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/14VUTQST8F5XH
Thank you Ellen Honan, Moe and Molly for the freshstep!
Thank you Becky Magnuson for the food!
Thank you Karen Heazlett for the food!
Thank you Dawn Naska for the Scratch and rests!
Thank you Dawn Naska for all the food!
Thank you unnamed for the sharps containers and diabetic strips!
Thank you unnamed for the amazon gift card!


Thank you unnamed for the food!
Thank you Carl Wetterling for the tuna beds and sponges!
Thank you John Sandroni for the  food!
Thank you Suzanne West for the glucose tests strips!
Thank you Gavin Gaard for the food!
Thank you Linda Atkinson for the food!
Thank you  Monika Macken for the food!
Thank you Billy for the food!
Thank you Gavin Eric Gaard for all the food!
Thank you Eugenia Guilmartin for the Amazon Gift cards!




Thank you Anthony Benton for the food!
Thank you Varda Leger for the glucose test strips!
Thank you Patricia Compton for the foods!
Thank you Callie Riley for the food!
Thank you Eileen for the freshstep!
Thank you Kathy Shanqnaw for the toys, blankies and towels
Thank you unnamed for the food.
Thank you Monika Macken for the food!
Thank you Jeffrey Ehrhart for the foods!



http://smile.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/14VUTQST8F5XH
Thank you Elisabeth Grimso for the food!
Thank you unnamed for the food!
Thank you Monika Macken for the food!
Thank you Agostino Ippolito for the food!
Thank you Terri for the food!
Thank you Susan Cliver for the food!
Thank you Keith Belski for the foods and glucose test strips!
Thank you Lydia High for the food!


http://smile.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/14VUTQST8F5XH
Thank you Gran Sandberg for the food!
Thank you Bronwyn and
Evan Bacon for the food!
Thank you Lettie Mullen for the food!
Thank you Billy for the food!
Thank you Connie Quebbemann for the food!
Thank you Susan Cliver for the food!
Thank you Christina Gandley for the food!
Thank you Philip Zappia for all the foods!




Thank you Francesca for the foods!
Thank you Janine Wald for the food!
Thank you Melissa Auten for the food!
Thank you Susan Ryan for the food!



Sadly Sweet Shelly passed away in the early morning
after open house.  We were so blessed to have been loved
by her for 8 years.

Thank you to everyone that came to visit for open house!
Here are a few pictures :)

 Check out Elaine's shirt,  it is Tabitha who she is holding

A visitor with Fred


Nancy with Scotty


A visitor cuddling Mack

Gayle with Kitties

Holly and Hermes

Alan with a lap full

Jill with Tori

A young visitor playing with kitties


A beautiful hanging for sale on eBay with part of the proceeds benefiting the cats
http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/111877956636





Tuesday, January 12, 2016

1/12/2016

You know that cats can do some silly things.   Here are 21
benefits of having a cat.   Hope you enjoy!




 To read the rest,  click  http://www.trendingly.com/cat-benefits


Thank you so much for all the gifts from our Amazon wish list!We are so very grateful to you for all you do for the cats!


This list is from the last week

http://smile.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/14VUTQST8F5XH
Thank you Ashley McClymont for the freshstep!
Thank you Cassie and Lance for the catnip toys!
Thank you Catherine Waters for the beds and chocolates!
Thank you Christina Berry for the freshstep!
Thank you Christina Gandley for all the foods!
Thank you Melissa for the scratch and rest!
Thank you Natalie Perez for the freshstep!
Thank you Patricia dela Bretonne for the freshstep!
Thank you Patricia Honegger for the freshstep!
Thank you Phyllis Caccioppo for the freshstep!



Thank you Claie Baker for the freshstep!
Thank you Dawn Naska for the freshsteps, scratch and rest,  beds and toys!
Thank you Debra Robinson for the food and freshstep!
Thank you Elizabeth Flynn and Shadow Dance Ranch clan for the foods, 4x4's and scratch and rests!
Thank you Elizabeth Flynn for the freshstep!
Thank you Rebekah Noble for the amazon gift card!
Thank you Rosita Elias for the foods!
Thank you unnamed for all the foods!
Thank you unnamed for the food and gauze pads
Thank you unnamed for the freshstep!




Thank you Erica and Russ for the 4x4's!
Thank you Faith Nelson for the freshstep!
Thank you Gayle Blackham for the freshsteps!
Thank you Gena for the Super Cod Cat House!
Thank you Heidi Lepisto for the 4x4 ear cleaning pads!
Thank you unnamed for the scratch and rest!
Thank you Valerie Reho for the freshstep!
Thank you Varda Jennifer Leger for the freshsteps and Lancetts!
Thank you Christina Gandley for  the foods!






Thank you Holly for the scratch and rests and freshstep!
Thank you Holly, Roe, Mischief Trouble and Sophie for the freshstep!
Thank you Jan for all the foods and freshstep!
Thank you Janice Hawes for the freshstep!
Thank you Jessica and family for the foods!
Thank you Laura Webber for the 4x4's!
Thank you Murray Creswell for the food!
Thank you Mary Medvick for the scratch and rests!





Thank you Jim Kurack, Sammie and Lucy for all the foods!
Thank you Kurt and Mirah Welday and Tootie Kitty for the freshstep!
Thank you Liz and Dale Rutherford for the catnip toys!
Thank you Marc Kierstead for the freshstep!
Thank you Mathew Spence for the freshstep!
Thank you Natalie for the food!
Thank you Linda Atkinson for the foods!
Thank you Janice Hawes for the foods!
Thank you Faith Nelson for the food and glucose strips!
Thank you Dawn Naska for the 4x4 bandages and scratch and rests!





Thank you Lourdes Cabrera for the food and scratch and rest!
Thank you Roni Joseph for all the foods!
Thank you Patricia de la Bretonne for the food!
Thank you Sarah Colao for the food!
Thank you Kimber Conklin for the food!
Thank you Jenna, Ben and Pudding for the Amazon gift card!
Thank you Maria Chandler for the food!
Thank you Karen Benedict for the foods!
Thank you Melissa for the food!



We Need Your Help!


Facebook is only allowing 2-5% of posts be seen by our fans.  They are 
doing it to everyone.  Their algorithm desperately needs to be changed!
Non-profits depend on their supporters seeing their posts.  Lives are
saved when people see the posts.  Please,  we beg you,  sign this
petition and more important,  SHARE IT.  If you know anyone that
is with a non profit,  ask them to get their fans together.  Together
we can help make change that helps all and saves lives

Here is the link ==>  http://ow.ly/WQdi2



Did you know you can please with the cats LIVE
just log on to


It is slow unless you have an ad blocker program installed
when you first boot up if it says we see you have
ad blocker installed and there is no picture,  hit refresh
it will be there then.














Tuesday, January 5, 2016

1/5/2016

Thank you so much to everyone for their gifts from our Amazon Wish list!

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

Thank you Holly Roe for the food!
Thank you Jennifer Slozat for the food!
Thank you Marion T Baur for the food!
Thank you Janice Schroeder for the food!



Thank you Michael Hollerbach for the food!
Thank you Colerith Press for the foods!
Thank you  Liz and Dale Rutherford for the foods!
Thank you Kevin and Sam and Runner for the scratch and rest!
Thank you unnamed for the guaze 4x4 pads!
Thank you Ash for the food and 4x4 pads!
Thank you Alicia, Paul, Fonzie & Trixie for the food!




Thank you Michael Hollerbach for the food!
Thank you Colerith Press for the foods!
Thank you  Liz and Dale Rutherford for the foods!
Thank you Kevin and Sam and Runner for the scratch and rest!
Thank you Brian Schneider for the Scratch and rests!
Thank you Amanda Green for the scratch and rests
Thank you Domininque Englebert for the food!
Thank you unnamed for the foods!!
Thank you unnamed for the cute scratcher!




Thank you Michael Hollerbach for the food!
Thank you Colerith Press for the foods!
Thank you  Liz and Dale Rutherford for the foods!
Thank you Kevin and Sam and Runner for the scratch and rest!
Thank you Lourdes Cabrera for the food!
Thank you Phyllis Caccioppo for the 4x4 pads!
Thank you Matt Mosher, Family & Shenandoah Place for the food!
Thank you Kurt and Mirah Welday and tootie kitty for the food!





Thank you Michael Hollerbach for the food!
Thank you Colerith Press for the foods!
Thank you  Liz and Dale Rutherford for the foods!
Thank you Kevin and Sam and Runner for the scratch and rest!
Thank you Brian Schneider for the foods!
Thank you Patricia for the scratch and rests!
Thank you Kelly Shedlock for the foods!
Thank you Jennifer Slozat for the foods!



Feline Diabetes


What causes a cat to become diabetic?   A fast short answer is that the pancreas is no longer able to effectively do its job producing insulin.   There is a wonderful  detailed answer explaining how the body processes/produces sugar and carbs here:  http://www.felinediabetes.com/diabetes-info.htm

Why am I bringing it up?   Because Big Bob has been diagnosed diabetic.  We took him to the vet because of unexplained weight loss.  Blood work said very clearly,  diabetic.




If your cat sees your vet regularly (which you should be doing)  and you get full blood work done (you should always do this)  you may catch it before they become symptomatic but the symptoms to watch for are:

  • Increased thirst
  • Sudden increase in appetite
  • sudden weight loss
  • increased urination
  • increased lethargy
Diabetes left untreated can lead to blindness,  destroyed kidneys, problems with motor function, coma and DEATH!   This is not  a disease to play around with!

How do you prevent it...    Something that is hard to do,  get your cat to only eat lower carb wet food.
Everyone needs some sugar and carbs so don't go crazy and only try to feed them no carbs, that would be bad too,

This website has a huge list of the carb count of foods, http://www.felinediabetes.com/diet.htm

 The raw diet may be a good choice but trying to make sure they get the right nutrition they need must be carefully addressed

 If they only like dry food (which is not good for them, but some cats will not touch wet food (Simba is one of them for us)   http://catinfo.org/docs/Feeding%20Your%20Cat%20-%204%20pages%2011-13.pdf  )  

Switch to a much lower carb food.  http://youngagainpetfood.com   they have a low carb dry food
and they have a zero carb dry food.  Their dry food is based upon the nutrition of a mouse since in the wild that would be their natural diet.   Your vet will try to get you to feed the prescription Purina or Royal Canin food.   That dry food will keep your cat a diabetic because of the carb content.  Why would your vet have you feed it?  Because the vets do not know better.  They get very little nutrition training in school,  it is not taught in con-ed and they listen to salesmen.  Most have never heard of youngagainpetfood  and do not know there is another choice.  (And no we are not connected to them,  we have just had diabetics and they have converted on this food)

How are we managing Bob's diabetes?

We have ordered him some Youngagainpetfood.com  carb free dry food (he likes crunches)
He is eating wet food so he is being fed lower carb wet food  (most of the foods on our wish list are lower carb wet foods)   His BGL  (blood glucose level) is being tested multiple times a day,
and he is receiving insulin.  He is removed from the room and fed separate from the others. The dry food is removed when he is in his room.  His "sugar" (BGL) numbers are improving since he is not getting dry food at this time.  We are adjusting the insulin depending on his numbers.
This is not our first rodeo with diabetes.  From our previous experiences, if he is a type 2 diabetic (pancreas is working just not enough to keep up)  (verses type 1, pancreas not working at all) ,  it will take us approx 4 weeks to get him back to a  non insulin dependent diabetic.  He will still be a diabetic but so long as we manage his diet he will not need insulin.



YOU are invited to come join us for open house!
noon - 4 pm



You may visit the cats Tuesday - Saturday noon - 4
If you would like to come help clean first and play after the work is done.
We start at 8:30 am.  Help is always appreciated!



Thank you to our generous eBay sellers who share their auctions so generously with the cats!
You may check out all the great auctions here:






Friday, January 1, 2016

1/1/2016

Cat Definitely Acts Like A Dog!
BY JULIE E. H.

Meet a beautiful cat from Russia that is convinced he's a dog. Or maybe he just knows that playing fetch is loads of fun. I love watching him pant! This cat totally made me smile from head to toe!



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

Candy thanks everyone for the gifts!!

Amazon often does not give us packing slips and never gives us your contact info so
we have no way to personally thank you. 
  Please know how grateful we are to you
for your gifts!

Thank you Dawn Naska for the homemade catnip toys!
Thank you Holly, Roe, Mischief, Sophie and Trouble for the fresh step!
Thank you Faith Nelson for the cat food and fresh step!
Thank you Jan for the amazon gift cards!

Charity loves the blankets!

Thank you Kelly Shedlock for the cat food and fresh step!
Thank you Michael Hollerbach for the fresh step!
Thank you Rosita Elias for the fresh step!
Thank you Trish Honegger for the cat food!

Domino loves the catnip toys!

Thank you Susan Fussell for the cat food!
Thank you Unnamed for the cat food, toys and litter!
Thank you Vickie Peltier for the homemade catnip socks!
Thank you Zeb Mikula for the cat food!

Cora meows thank you everyone for the gifts!!



Carrot hopes the you will take a minute and click for the kitties! http:///shopforyourcasue.com/click-to-donate/donate?ctd=4Thank you for helping!




Will you please CLICK the picture, Like, comment and share
They will donate to rescue pets for each one.
https://www.facebook.com/chewy/photos/a.189088867809082.85859.179450065439629/1018460258205268 Chewy is an awesome place to buy your wellness food from and if you are a first time customer they will donate $20 to the blind cats if you use this link:http://www.chewy.com/rp/1010



Pledge your birthday to the cats, help us build a new shelter and save more lives! Have your friends donate to the cats instead of giving you gifts. Details



Do you like to shop or sell on Ebay! With the fast click on the link:
Http://tinyurl.com/bcrebay
You can easily help the cats. Here is some cute ebay auctions!




When you shop at http://smile.amazon.com  and pick Blind Cat Rescue as your charity, they donate to the cats from their foundation.  Does not cost you anything!




Facebook is hiding much of our post!! To subscribe, Please just send and email to join@blindcatrescue.com and we will add you :)