Thursday, November 25, 2010

Visitors Day

We will be having an open house/visitors day on 12/11 (saturday)  and 12/16 (Thursday) at the shelter in St Pauls, NC  any time 12 - 4 pm    if you would like to join us please feel free to drop in.  email me  (  if you need directions.

Quilt for Charity-Help Blind Cats! Winter Fun quilt

We have an amazing quilt that has been special made & donated to us up for auction on eBay, if you have time, please check it out.

You can see square by square pictures of the quilt at:

Here is the auction:

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Sunday, November 7, 2010


I found some videos on my hard drive that I hope you enjoy.

This is Poppy showing you how to climb down from our shelves.

This is part 2 showing Jamie coming down

Virtual Christmas Tree

We now have our annual virtual Christmas Tree on our website.   Check it out, we hope you will participate!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Video of Casper

This is a video of Casper enjoying a catnip toy on visitors day.  As you can see,  he likes it lots!

The donkey sage continues

If you all read my post from 10/30 you will know about the first half of the donkey saga,  it continues

Received a call on Monday at work that the donkeys were out in the neighbors hay field,  called home and had my daughter go get them.  We caught them and locked them in a large 6 foot high wire fence pen that they have not managed to open yet.

Took an extra day off, (yesterday) to try to catch up on things around the farm and the shelter.   Repaired the electric fence for the donkeys and added a 4th row of wire.  Thought it was buckled up pretty good.  Let them out of the pen.  2 hours is all it took!  Got a phone call from the neighbor that they were loose again.... Wonderful,,,,, NOT!  Put on my boots, got the lead rope and started walking.  The hay field is over 50 acres away.  Do you know how far 50 acres is to walk? LOL   Walked through the fire break in the woods to get to the clearing where the hay field is and yeap, sure enough they are there on the other side of the field happily eating pretty green grass.  I start walking towards them,  they see me with the rope and they decide they don't think they want to deal with me (Maybe that mad look on my face tipped them off LOL)  They start moving towards the access road that splits the pasture.  I keep walking towards them and they pick up speed.  Now I have 4 miniture donkeys trotting a decent clip up the road towards the cow pasture and the farmers sons house.  Now I am ticked off and worried,  they keep going the way they are going they will get to the road.  They got to the fence at the end of the cows pasture, stopped and then turned running beside the fence.  Ok, that is a good thing, that is the way home.   I am still walking way behind them at this pace (I do not run for anything unless it is free or 90% off)    They get to the first fire break and I am sweating it,  if they turn to the right they are just going to make us go in a circle.  I am shocked, they stay towards the left,  YES!    They keep walking, I keep walking and we come to the second first break,  at this point I am saying to myself,   stay left stay left,  they stayed left! YES!   they are now on the last leg for home,  cut back through the trees and back through the fence the same way they left.    

I finally get them back in the pen and then declare war on the donkeys.  I start putting up a new wire fence instead of electric fence,  and repairing the places they have damaged in the back pens... 4 hours later, I am done...     Anyone wants some miniature donkeys?  (Just kidding!!)

Paris as a baby

With her mom

Isn't she cute?

The moms

all grown up

Daja all grown up

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Pepsi Contest

A huge thank you to all of you that voted and begged for votes for us in the Pepsi Refresh contest for the last 2 months.  We gave it one heck of a battle and sadly finished in 14th place.  After a lot of thought, we decided to not continue again in November.   We are going to work on  Plan B.
We are asking everyone that wants to help us to please donate $10. towards our building fund to help us build our shelter building for FEL/FIV+ cats.  with your help, we can make it happen!!

Visitors Day 10/30/10

We had lots of visitors today.  The cats loved all the attention.  Please forgive me for not labeling all the peoples names, I am absolutely the worse for names & faces.    Thank you all so much for joining us!!

Chester playing rough

Hermes likes head scratches

Paul found a lap

Greta likes being brushed
Poppy getting a hug
Abigail getting brushed by Sybil

Chester & Lilly found 2 cute little friends

Simon getting loved on

Sam being pet

Teddi enjoying some attention

Poppy knows how to get hugs doesn't she?

Yoshi looking cute asleep
Max with his sponsors

Angel getting cuddles

Rayne enjoying attention

Casper offering head bumps

Angel getting brushed

Monday, November 1, 2010

My crazy weekend.

This weekend we were having visitors day. (10/30) So Friday I spent the day scrubbing the shelter, doing 10 loads of laundry for the cats, running errands to get more kitty litter,  you know, the normal day.  Was outside hanging up laundry around 5 pm when I heard what sounded like a stampede.  I look up to see my 4 donkeys, 1 mini horse and over weight goat bringing up the rear racing down the driveway.   Alrighteeey   this is not normal. I went up the drive way to close the big gate to keep them from deciding to go back the other way and met my neighbor who said they had been up at the street.    Let my poor daughter to deal with convincing them to go back into the pen while I grabbed supplies and went to find where the fence was compromised.   Got the fence fixed, daughter got the animals all back in,  went back to finish hanging the laundry.    Yeah right,  took them less than 10 minutes before they were back out... Not good!   Left daughter to get them back in (this time we chased them back through the fence,  repaired it again, put another row of hot wire on it,  tested it (it is hot)  figured I was safe,  headed for the shelter building to do my evening chores.   Sent my daughter to my neighbors house to feed their cats (they are out of town for a couple of days)  10 minutes later hear the car horn honking outside the shelter,  any guess what she had to say?   Yeap,  they are out again!!!

It is now dark,  daughter switches to the van and is herding them with the car back to the fence,  the  way that area of the pasture is set up has an alley way, she is so good at solving problems,  she parks the van across it where they can not come out.  Problem solved for the night.

Saturday,  people are supposed to start arriving at 11 am...   Head out to the shelter building at 5:45 to get the morning chores done figuring on leaving enough time to deal with the broken fence.. NOT!  I find that Molly has fallen and has injured her food and is dragging it behind her.  NOT GOOD!   Wake up daughter, ask her to come help with my chores and I head for urgent care with Molly.    Get her x-rayed  Not broken, thank goodness just soft tissue injury... not sure how it happened, she is not talking :)      Brought her home, get her setup in a crate for a few days with pain meds...

Back to the chores.. get everything done before people get there  EXCEPT for the donkeys...  Sunday fix the fence... This morning as I am on my way to an ambulance call got a phone call from the farm to my east,  donkeys are in his pasture.. GROAN    anyone want some smart donkeys?? (just kidding)

Will post pictures from visitors day later, I am at work right now and need to go earn my keep.