Friday, October 9, 2015

random Friday

Daiquiri likes to snoopervise out our front windows. 
No idea what she was looking at but mom loves how Daiq balances on the ladder.


Good news: Margarita - the mom to the fiesta kittens - went home on Sept. 26. Took her a while to find the right match, but it sounds like she was worth the wait.

Bad news: the moos didn't make it. Mom thinks there was just too much not in their favor and they never really thrived. Devon is back with her colony and we take heart knowing they were given every chance.

Tostada is on a new drug. The vet jokingly said we are taking a "shotgun" approach to this whole thing. Hopefully a stronger antibiotic will show some improvement. She does seem to be feeling better since she is certainly playing more, but the cough stops her and it just sounds uncomfortable.

The little ones are doing well. The black ones both have white lockets on their chests and are both girls. (of course) The gray one is a boy. So far they are being called: the chunky one, the whiny one and the boy. MOL  Mom has been leaving some canned food and KMR in a dish for them and we know at least some of it is being eaten - the boy has been caught in the act. However, to be safe, mom has had our pet sitter come in around lunch time to feed them....just in case. Mom got a text from the pet sitter on Wednesday and apparently Almond was being goofy while she was feeding the little ones.

For now, Nashville and Reno will go back on meds for their cold. And everyone will more than likely be with us for a little while. The head of the rescue has been ill and the volunteers are trying to keep everything on an even keel until she is better.

OH - and sorry we have been a little sporadic. Mom did something to her back on Sunday and can't seem to sit (or walk or stand or whatever) for long periods of time.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


These two are having a good time around here.
 Acorn has a skeptical

she would also like her goofy brother to find somewhere else to sleep

Almond is cute and he knows it

They are both growing like mad and doing very well. Nashville likes to treat Almond like a cat toy which of course makes Almond scream like a diva. Almond is also very friendly and loves to be around mom. Acorn will lounge near mom while mom is watching TV or reading, but hasn't quite decided to sit in mom's lap. Maybe she just doesn't want to compete with Almond. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

not the plan

Mom intended to go to an adoption event on Saturday. However, they were short help at the adoption center and she ended up staying there to help.
 She came home with a carrier.....Tostada couldn't wait to check it out.
These guys are about a month old but not quite eating on their own. Mom isn't sure how this week is going to work out with them but we will manage. (mom is hoping they will decide to start eating on their own and make it easy, but we suspect we know how THAT is going to work out)

However, there was a great adoption story.

Corrine has been with the rescue for 2 years - she was found as a stray, already spayed. The parents of a friend of a volunteer were in town from Michigan for the weekend. Their son had adopted from the rescue before. They wanted to adopt and wanted to do it from our rescue.

They looked around for a while and ended up over in the intake side (normally not where people are allowed but the exception was made in this case). And they met Corrine....she was sitting on a table and reached out and touched D on the sleeve. His wife B came over and they fell in love. This was their new kitty. They did the paperwork and asked mom if they could pick up Corrine on Sunday morning on their way home. No problem.

Lesson note: when this happens in the future, put the cat in a crate overnight.

Mom and the family showed up Sunday morning. And spent over an hour looking for Corrine. Nothing - she was no where to be found. Mom kept apologizing and the family was great about it. D and B are retired, so they decided to stay one more night and everyone traded information. Mom promised they would keep looking.

Mom had to leave to clean cages at one of the remote locations. As she was getting ready to leave, she got a text "They found Corrine, she is in a crate now".


Mom called D and they agreed to meet again and send Corrine home. Mom asked the volunteers. Apparently they walked to the front of the intake space, came back and Corrine was just sitting on the table. No clue where she had been hiding. Mom got her packed up and she was on her way to the good life.

PS: Mom got a text later in the afternoon from D and B's daughter. She said her parents decided to rename her Rosebud and promised that she will be loved and spoiled rotten. Restores mom faith in humanity....

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Happy Birthday Tim and Tom


Their paperwork when mom adopted them said they were two years old, so that makes them 12!!! Our resident old mancats.  MOL

For those who don't know the story, they were surrendered together. They were adopted once but brought back after 3 days for not coming out from under the bed (grrr). A couple weeks after that, mom got excited thinking they had been adopted again as they were no longer in the open cat room at the shelter. No such luck - there had been a cat fight and someone accused Tommy of starting the fight. At that point the shelter was trying to determine their options. They wanted to leave the boys together but the larger space wasn't a possibility (mom believes that it is more likely someone went after Tim and Tom fought back to defend him, but whatever). The shelter wouldn't stick the boys in one small cage together which meant it was likely they would be separated. Mom asked about putting them in a special program that existed at the time. What she didn't realize is that they took that as mom offering to foster the boys with us. At the time it was just 3 cats here....shocking right??

Tim and Tom were actually our first foster cats. Mom took them to events for about 4 months before realizing they were such a good fit into our life and decided to make them official members of the family.

Both boys can be lap cats when they want - Tim more than Tom. While they are independent, they are often found in the general area of each other when sleeping.