Wednesday, August 20, 2014

video Wednesday

The three girls were playing and when mom pulled out the camera, Coral walked away....but the other two girls were baffled....

Coral loves the kicker....and it gives you some idea of her current size

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Opt to Adopt - Anna

OK - here we go....let's promote a woofie this week....

See, mom isn't really a little dog person, but even she admits that she has NO idea why Anna hasn't been adopted yet.

Anna is a chihuahua boster terrier mix. About 4-5 years old. Great with adults, kids, cats and other dogs. Doesn't mind being dressed up and carried around. Her owner was no longer able to care for her and now the rescue where mom volunteers is trying to find her a home. The rescue is in central Ohio.

Monday, August 18, 2014

weekend wrapup

Mom and Coral spent a couple of hours on Saturday at a local festival. A local Girl Scout was sponsoring a booth for local rescues as her senior project. Coral was very well behaved and spent the entire time on mom's lap. Mom put her down in the grass at one point but Coral wasn't too sure about the feel on her toes. Unfortunately, after a couple of hours the wind kicked up and then it started to rain. Mom spoke to the girl and they agreed that mom and Coral could pack it in and head home. But mom spoke to several people and did reaffirm how well Coral does in public.

The orange kittens are getting bigger every day. When mom is getting ready for work or for bed, she leaves the bathroom door open and leaves up the baby jail gate to give them a little room. Tange walks around a little. Sunshine like the carpet on her toes. And Clem walks up and stares at the big girls...such a flirt.

Mom has caught both of them drinking water and eating out of Sunshine's bowl. Mom put out canned food at one point. Tange wasn't interested, Clem took one bite and walked away and even Sunshine wasn't all that interested.

Quartz and Jet were supposed to go up to the adoption center this weekend, but their eyes are runny again. Mom is fairly convinced the words "adoption center" makes that happen.

Ash is at the other Petco store. They are much smaller and the kittens are allowed out to run around part of the day. Mom stopped to see him on Friday after work and the kittens were back in the cage for "naptime". Ash was so sound asleep that he didn't even twitch when mom called his name. MOL

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Black Cat Appreciation Day

cause you can never have too much of that....

We know we are preaching to the choir, but ALL black animals in shelters seem to be overlooked. Be it superstition, don't show well or whatever, black cats seem to be the last adopted and the first euthanized. Mom doesn't have the numbers in front of her, but she doesn't think that we have had any more black foster kittens than we have had any other kittens.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Check Your Chip Day

Our friend Daisy reminded us the other day that today is Check Your Chip Day. Now, like her we got all excited thinking it was about potato chips, but alas it is about microchips.

Yes mom, we know those are important....but mmmm potato chips.

Everyone here is microchipped. And we don't know of a rescue out there that doesn't microchip any more. And in a study done at our local university, the vet found that the return rate of lost animals was much higher when a chip was found and was REGISTERED!!! That is the big thing - you have to make sure your chip is registered and your information stays up to date.

Our vet scans us for our chips everything we have an appointment. Doing this the first time mom discovered that Ivy's chip actually moved. When implanted (yes, among the other weird things mom can do, she knows how to implant a microchip), it is done between the shoulder blades. However, in Ivy's case, she was chipped when she was spayed at 8 weeks old. And ummm.... she is a little....bigger now. MOL  So turns out her chip is now resting over one shoulder blade. When scanning, the vet or shelter should go side to side and front to back....just in case.

Now, the ASPCA also has an app that will store all your pet information, including microchip info. Mom downloaded it. HOWEVER you can't accurately put in the microchip information since that part of the app only allows for numbers and a lot of chips include letters (most of ours do). We have tweeted the ASPCA and sent an email to the address on the app, but haven't ever heard anything (if you know someone over there, let them know there is a bug). That being said, we think it is a great idea to have all your info in one place.  If you have suggestions for other apps for phones, leave us a comment.

The lesson here:
Microchip your pets
Make sure your vet scans for the chip everytime
Make sure your info stays up to date

And if you find a lost animal, get him scanned for a microchip - it is the fastest way to get him reunited with his family!!!