Tuesday, September 30, 2014

9-30-2014

                               
                                                      WHY CATS NEED TO SCRATCH


Every cat owner, no matter what type of cat it is, needs to have something for it to sharpen its claws on, said Mellen. "When you furnish your living room, you start with a couch. Similarly, for cats, a log to scratch on is the basic piece of furniture you always include."


Read more here: http://www.catchannel.com/behavior/scratching/article_15541.aspx



 



Raffle is coming Tomorrow !!  Lots of great prizes!!    Grand prize is a trip to BCR :)
Below are just a couple of the prizes to wet your whistle.  Raffle starts on October 1, ends on 11/13 and the tickets will be drawn during open house on 11/15.   Tickets are only $10 :)  Her is the link: http://blindcatrescue.com/raffle.htm
 
                
                                   Thank you so much for your gifts from our Amazon Wish list!
                             http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/14VUTQST8F5XH



We are so grateful to you for your support!
Amazon never gives us your contact information,
often then do not even give us packing slips so 
we often have no idea who the kind person was
that sent the gift but please know how grateful we are to you

for your kindness!

This is from several days.


Thank you Barbara Murray for the trash bag, catnip, towels, cat food and dish soap!
Thank you Barbara Kizer for the catnip!
Thank you Carol Tillery for the cat food and nose spray!
Thank you Carole Davenport and family for the Amazon gift card in donation of Carol!
Thank you Doreen Colonello for the handmade cat toys!
Thank you Gloria Chandler for the cat food and cat toys!
Thank you Hazel K Wright for the toys!
Thank you Kaci, Josh and Liam Lecheler for the blankets!
Thank you Lars-Erik Sutton for the cat food!
Thank you Linda West for the Fel-o-vaccines!




Thank you Mary McGovern for the Amazon gift card!
Thank you Michelle Kucinich-Karsnak for the catnip toys!
Thank you Niki Nicosia for the treats!
Thank you Susan Gonzalez for the walmart gift card!
Thank you Victoria Eason for the cat food!
Thank you Unknown for the tiki cat puka puka cat food!
 

 
 
LOTS OF CONTESTS! We Hope you will vote for the blind cats!
 

1. Help us catify the shelter, 1 vote every 3 hours! http://www.tarcherbooks.net/catify-2/
 
Please put Blind Cat Rescue ST Pauls NC in the comment section 
of the post pinned at the top of their page 
One vote every 24 hours. 

Thank you for helping!!
 
 



































Sunday, September 28, 2014

9/28/2014

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

Amazon never gives us your contact info so we can personally thank you,
Please know how grateful we are to you for your generosity!!

This is from several days.

Charity picking out her own toy

Thank you Carie Bauer for the catnip toy!
Thank you Carol Figura for the toys!
Thank you Christine Dahlgren for the amazon gift card!
Thank you Cindy Hermann for the toys!
Thank you Crystal McFadden for the treats!
Thank you Emily Brom for the towels and q-tips!
Thank you Fred Coates for the dish soap!

Emily chilling

Thank you Gayle Blackham for the food and treats!
Thank you Jennifer Gutsch for the food and litter!
Thank you Mary Ann Bryant for the toys, scratch and rests,  food and cleaner!
Thank you Nicole Pegnataro for the toys, bleach and turbo scratcher!
Thank you Rosemary Oliver for the fan and food!
Thank you Somer Irwin for the batteries, trashbags, cleaner toys, and Gain!


Paul grabbed a catnip toy


Thank you unnamed for all the foods!
Thank you unnamed for the case of TP!
Thank you unnamed for the cleaner!
Thank you unnamed for the fan!
Thank you Valerie Varley for the scratch and rest!
Thank you Whitney Alvarez for the towels!





Friday, September 26, 2014

9/26/2014

Your Guide to Easy Cat Grooming:

Can and kitten grooming can prove challenging so use the right tools, begin when the cat is young and introduce regular cat grooming routines to make the task less daunting.

Read more here:  http://www.catchannel.com/care/article_18433.aspx





Raffle is coming soon!!  Lots of great prizes!!    Grand prize is a trip to BCR :)
Below are just a couple of the prizes to wet your whistle.  Raffle starts on October 1, ends on 11/13 and the tickets will be drawn during open house on 11/15.   Tickets are only $10 :)  Watch facebook for the link!

Car bed  and no, LT & Sterling are not included :)



Trixie cat

Kindle Fire HD 

Large Climber




Thank you so much for your gifts from our Amazon Wish list!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/14VUTQST8F5XH


We are so grateful to you for your support!
Amazon never gives us your contact information,
often then do not even give us packing slips so 
we often have no idea who the kind person was
that sent the gift but please know how grateful we are to you
for your kindness!



Thank you Carol Figura for the toys, cat food, scratch and rest, q-tips, pet odor eliminator, Better life floor cleaner and Mr. clean erasers!
Thank you Carolyn J. Berry for the cat toy and cat tunnels!
Thank you Cindy Hermann for the Catnip pad/mat!
Thank you Elizabeth J Giles for the towels!
Thank you Gemma Cartwright tiki cat food!
Thank you J Craig for the Cat food, laundry detergant and floor cleaner!


Thank you Jane Foxall for the tiki cat food!
Thank you Kathleen Boller for the tiki cat food and dishwashing liquid!
Thank you Kurt Mason for the tiki cat food!
Thank you Malgorzata Dymkowska for the weruva cat food and tiki cat food!
Thank you Tammy Evans for the tiki cat fod and laminating pouches!
Thank you Sherry Collura for the tiki cat food!



















Tuesday, September 23, 2014

9/23/2014

Check out some of these amazing ideas for cat furniture
http://rottenpanda.com/awesome-cat-furniture-design-ideas-for-crazy-cat-people/
There are 25 of them there,   here are just a few for a preview :)







CONTESTS:




LOTS OF CONTESTS! We Hope you will vote for the blind cats!

1. Help us catify the shelter, 1 vote every 3 hours!http://www.tarcherbooks.net/catify-2/

Please put Blind Cat Rescue ST Pauls NC in the comment section 
of the post pinned at the top of their page 

One vote every 24 hours. 

Thank you for helping!!



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

We are so grateful to you for your support!
Amazon never gives us your contact information,
often then do not even give us packing slips so 
we often have no idea who the kind person was
that sent the gift but please know how grateful we are to you
for your kindness!




Thank you to the kind unnamed people for the pink shark beds!
Thank you to the kind unnamed people for the wasp spray!
Thank you Victoria Eason for the Amazon gift card!
Thank you Megan Saxon for the Amazon gift card!
Thank you to the kind unnamed people for the A/C's!




Thank you Donna Fetta for the food and rainbow!
Thank you Laura Nelson for the food!
Thank you Beverley Cartwright for the food, wasp spray and toy!
Thank you Gretchen Hintz for the trashbags, food and toys!
Thank you Liz French for the food!
Thank you Victor Sosa for the foods and toys!
Thank you Stacy Avila for the toys, cube and stinkies!
Thank you Rosamond Breslin for the trashbags!


Monday, September 22, 2014

9/22/2014

As many of you know I took my first vacation in over 10 years to go see my daughter in Washington State.   Below are a few pictures of the visit.  Beautiful area but I would sure hate to live there in the winters with all the mountains  :)

I want to give a huge thank you to my staff for doing a great job of caring for the cats while I was gone and  Bill for staying here so I could get away for a few days!!  You all rock!!


With my daughter 550 feet below the surface in a gold mine.  I am very claustrophobic! 

Pretty creek in Kellogg Idaho


 Lake Couer d' Alene.

Cat Tales Zoological Park.
Riverfront Sky ride in Spokhane

Riverfront Sky ride in Spokane 

Cat News

Pepper will be home today minus an eye.  His eye had built up lots of internal pressure causing him tremendous pain.  After the vet tried different medications etc for 2 days it was decided the best action was to remove the eye.

Ray will also be home today but will be staying in the quarantine room.  He is on a new medication that we hope will help calm him from the stress of being with the other cats.  He will be allowed out of the crate for a few hours a day for exercise and attention but being crated will help keep him safe from the stress of the other other cats and give the medication a chance to get enough in his system.

Gallie is home and doing well.




CONTESTS

Don't forget we are in LOTS of contests

1. $50,000  one vote every 24 hours   http://www.eaglerarelife.com/content/alana-miller 

2.  Catify the shelter :)    http://www.tarcherbooks.net/catify-2/     One vote every 3 hours!

3. $1,000   http://www.facebook.com/EmbracePetInsurance    You must Like the page and then
type  Blind Cat Rescue  St Pauls NC  in the comment section of the post pinned at the top of their page 



Thank you so much for the gifts from our wish list!!

Amazon never gives us your contact info unless you put your email address on the guest message.  Thank you so much for your kindness and know how grateful we are to you for your generosity!

Thank you Brian Brown for the freshstep!

Thank you Pamela Jackson for the bleach, clean ups and freshstep!
Thank you Stephen Abarno for the cat food!
Thank you Sherry Lane for the toys!
Thank you Elaine DiAntonio for the amazon gift card!
Thank you sherry Lane for the scratch and rest & catnip toys!
Thank you Holly Seitter for the scratch and rest, and foods!


Thank you Oxygenplus business/Justin for the laundry softener, cleaning pads and litter!
Thank you Karin Burns for the food and lantern!
Thank you Aysa Acar for the cleaners, tunnel and laundry soap!
Thank you Melissa Barber for the wubba toy!
Thank you Diana Aird for the gains and tunnel!
Thank you Ashly Angi for the food, tunnel and scratch and rest!
Thank you Lisa Glicksman for the gain!
Thank you Fiera Quinana for the food, litter, trashbags and toys!
Thank you Linda Higgins for the foods!
Thank you Gemma Cartwright for the toys!


Thank you unnamed for the hot pursuit toy!
Thank you Barb Kizer for the catnip!
Thank you Danielle Gosnel for the food, cleaner and toy!
Thank you Julie Robichaud for the foods!
Thank you Gilbert Kloepfer for the food!
Thank you Kathy Jones for the catnip toy!
Thank you Tracey Reid for the food and cleaner!
Thank you Terri Robinette for the play cube and scratch and rest!
Thank you Elaine Locke for the toys and food!






Thank you to the visitors we had this week,  Below are just a few pictures from their visits :)
Please forgive me,  I do not know most of their names (I was not here  :)


Sybil playing in the "special" room

Sybil and Jamie


Candy never turns down a lap

Lily getting loved on

Scotty getting hugged on

Molly getting snuggled
 
A mob of kitties :)

And of course Baron and Candy






Friday, September 19, 2014

9-19-2014

5 Weird Smells My Cats Are Crazy About

I like the aromas of flowers and freshly baked apple pie. My cats prefer wet swimsuits and freshly worn shoes.
Cats can be little weirdos, at least in the eyes of us humans. They are entertaining, though -- there's no doubt about that! We love watching the little things they do, especially when they don't know we got our eyes on them. We always wonder what they're thinking, and what drives them to do certain things. We know a lot of it is because they're cats and it's instinctive, but I still like to imagine they're thinking human thoughts, because that's way more entertaining to me.
We love it when they totally get off on certain smells -- ones that we never care to whiff. Here are five of them:

1. Invisible spots on the carpet, blanket or bed




You know when cats start sniffing a certain spot and then do that open-mouthed breathing? And you look and don't see a single thing? Of course there's something there that only they can sense, but it's funny watching them go nuts on what looks like an invisible spot. 

2. Hair



We have several cats that like to smell and chew on my hair, especially when it's wet. We can only assume he/she likes my hair product, or that he's/she's grooming us. Sometimes we do need grooming, so it's probably a good thing he's/she's jumping in there and doing something about it. You can hear the sniffing sounds as he/she takes in the hair that's close to the ear. Maybe it's his/her way of telling he/she wants to go to beauty school.


3. Wet swimsuits and wet cloths



They go nuts for the wet swimsuits/cloths, blankets, and we know it's the chlorine/detergent/human scent. If the suits/cloths, toys are on the floor, they'll even roll around on them. 

4. My breath


Occasionally when we are holding a cat, you breathe in their face and they lean in and curiously sniff. They're probably trying to piece together what we last ate. And we bet they're also kinda jealous if we ate something like chicken or tuna. They wish they could absorb the smells and enjoy the meal through us. 

5. Shoes



Cats enjoy a nice stinky shoe, don't they? We have even seen photos of cats asleep with their face buried inside a well-worn shoe. We would never, ever place our nose anywhere near a smelly shoe, especially one from a teenage boy. Teenage-boy stink must be a delicacy.

We really hope you all enjoyed the 5 weird smells that cats enjoy!!!


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


Amazon never gives us your contact info,  they often do not even give us your name and sometimes there are no packing slips.  Please know how grateful we are to you for your kindness!!!

This list is from several days!



Cenydd Blackwell thank you for the Weruva cat food pouches
Charina Ann Orpilla thank you for the Cat safari toy and wubba cat toy
Christine Harto thank you for the Amazon gift card
Danielle Pouletsos thank you for the wubba bunny toy
Elizabeth Fraser thank you for the trash bags, cat litter, rainbow and banana toys and towels
Gilbert Kloepfer thank you for the cat food
Joanne Madigan thank you for the cat toys
Lauren Holt thank you for the cat food
Linda higgins thank you for the wasp and hornet spray
Lynn Tapella thank you for the wasp and hornet spray and green floor cleaner



Unknown thank you for the cat food
Unknown thank you for the cat food
Unknown thank you for the mr. clean magic erasers
Victor Sosa thank you for the high velocity fan and wasp and hornet spray



Please remember  to vote for the cats!  1 vote every 24 hours, 



Help us catify our shelter by voting at:
http://www.tarcherbooks.net/catify



Help us have a chance to win $1,000