Friday, September 22, 2017

Random Fridays

Happy 1st day of Fall. 

Or not considering that it is supposed to be almost 90 degrees here over the weekend and mom had to turn on the cold air thingy last weekend cause the condo got too warm.

Panache is doing well with the kittens though she seems to be rather "take them or leave them" most of the time. She has a dental cleaning scheduled for Monday and we suspect she may end up losing some teeth. Another downfall of coming from a terrible home condition before we got her. However, once that happens she will be ready for a new home. Mom listed her on the website earlier this week but no interest so far.

Blueberry playing in the cabinet by the sliding door. Notice around the edges? Mom cut the backing out of the cabinet and now no one can hide back there. Cranberry was VERY disappointed.

Cranberry says: this fuzzy ladycat may not like me much, but she is good protection

As far as we know Harlow hasn't been adopted yet, but we hope her family comes along soon. The adoptions have been going very well so far so we are hopeful her time is coming.

Should be a mostly quiet weekend here though mom does have an adoption event on Sunday at one of the partner stores. 

Thursday, September 21, 2017


Getting pictures of Daiquiri can be a challenge. If you have followed us for very long, you may notice a trend of her snoozing or facing away from the camera. That is due to the fact that if she hears the camera or sees it pointed in her direction (and this includes the phone), she immediately comes over to get up close and purrsonal.

As you can see, getting a good shot can be a challenge sometimes.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

nip head

Mom broke out some of the good catnip the other day. Seems Junior enjoyed himself....

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

berry kittens

Since everyone is back at the adoption center or at a partner store with the exception of Panache (who needs a dental but is available for adoption), mom told the rescue that the foster room is clean and ready to go.

Everyone was kind of in a hurry on Saturday when mom picked up this pair, so she doesn't have a lot of background. They are a little shy but already coming around.

Mom is also still working on Panache's people skills, so rather than have to chase Panache around the house, she left her in the foster room and introduced the kittens. Considering how well Panache did when Bacall was playing space invader, mom figured it wouldn't be an issue.

Panache checked them both out and did give them a couple of licks. Then she decided that kittens are overrated and hisses at them. Not in an aggressive manner (and mom honestly thinks hissing is just Panache's way of communicating), but just enough to let the kittens know that she is NOT their momma.

Anyhow, meet Cranberry and Blueberry. Cranberry (above) is a gray and white female. She actually does have faint stripes on her sides. She is definitely the shyer of the pair but on Sunday was sniffing and licking mom's toes (and of course mom had to try desperately not to laugh and scare off the kitten). Blueberry (below) is a gray and white tabby male. He is more outgoing than his sister though still a little bit shy. They are probably 6-7 weeks old based on eye color, but they are pretty little.

Welcome kids!!

Monday, September 18, 2017

weekend report

MORE adoption news....

Fish went home Wednesday night.

Mom played musical kittens and moved Rooney and Harlow from the partner store to the adoption center and took Mallard from the house to the adoption center on Friday. She dropped everyone off around 4pm and by 6:30pm Rooney was adopted by a family that had adopted from us before and had seen him at the store. Mallard was also adopted, into a home with no other cats. Mom emailed both and has heard back from Mallard's family - she is now named Mila and while she hid the first night she has since come out and is doing great.

That leaves Harlow at the adoption center, Millie at the partner store and Panache at the house. Mom did talk to the head of the rescue and Panache will at least go up on the website since she is spayed.

Wait you may ask....what about Chanel? Mom saw her on Saturday. It seems she got over her cold and was back on the adoption floor when a volunteer found her and freaked out thinking she was dying. Turns out that teenagers freak out at the drop of a hat....but Chanel did have a NASTY ear infection that was causing her head to tilt. As of Saturday she still has a minor tilt and is still on meds but the head of the rescue said she is MUCH better. However, if you know of someone around Ohio looking for a nice tuxedo girl, let us know.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Random Fridays

For those of you that read here and not social media, Lark, the momma cat to the songbird kittens, passed away last Friday night. There are 2 kittens left from the litter and they are staying with the head of the rescue right now. Please keep them in your thoughts - we got an update on Tuesday and they are both still doing well.

We did have some questions about what happened. While there is some speculation, ultimately it comes down to neglect. If someone had taken care of Lark when she was younger (and considering how friendly she was, someone had to have cared for her at some point) and gotten her spayed and vaccinated, none of this would have happened. For those of us in rescue, these are the hardest stories...heart break that could have been avoided had someone done something early rather than wait until it is too late and then shove their animals off on those in rescue.

Mom stopped at the adoption center on Tuesday evening. Foxy and Fish were both out in a tower and not acting too freaked out. Mom got home that night and got a text that Foxy went home!! We don't have details, but YAY!

The girls have the right idea for the weekend - though it is supposed to get close to 80 both days during the day.

There will be some cat shifting going on....Mom is going to move Rooney and Harlow from the partner store up to the adoption center today. She was really hoping they would get some great attention at the store and she would be able to do their adoption, but no luck. They are getting rowdy there in a cage so it is time to move them to the larger kitten room. Considering how outgoing they both are, hopefully they will catch someone's attention right away.

Mallard was spayed on Wednesday and will also go to the adoption center today. No doubt she will go quickly.

Panache was spayed yesterday. Mom was going to move her on Sunday to the store space that Rooney and Harlow were using. However, the clinic was supposed to do a dental and didn't, so now we have to wait for that. (yes, that noise you hear is mom banging her head on her desk)

Millie is still at that same store and mom needs to check on Chanel. We have had some great adoptions this year, but those families for Millie and Chanel need to get a move on already.

Have a wonderful and safe weekend. To those cleaning up after fires and Harvey and Irma, you are in our thoughts.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

feed the kitten

  We are doing a kitten food review for this month. We received the food free of charge but any and all opinions belong to the cats. Receiving the food did not influence their opinions in any way. (sponsored post)
Dis r for me right?

Pro Plan Kitten was our choice this month since we still have a kitten around the house. We like that there is a variety, though you should be aware that 2 of the 3 varieties have fish since some people are wary of that. Mom did smile that it is labeled "Focus"...not sure if that means it is focused on kittens or what, but since Mallard has the attention span of a turnip, we doubt this is going to help HER focus. MOL

"hurry up weird foster lady and open the box"

Well, it got the two cat approval. Mom did finally have to get another dish as Panache wouldn't get her head out long enough for Mallard to get her head in there.

To be honest, mom is thinking maybe Tommy might enjoy some as a treat since he is currently having skinny old mancat issues (nothing medical....just skinny) and the v-e-t has approved kitten food for him as a snack.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

something in the air

We don't know what was going on this weekend, but a couple of cats were feeling rolly

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Happy Birthday Spud

Guess who is turning 9 years old?

hanging with Ivy and her sisters

For those that don't know the story, mom was fostering for a different group back then. She had Ivy and her sisters and mom when she got a call from a neighbor of our grandparents that one of their kids had found a kitten. Mom of course went to pick up the kitten and ran to Petsmart to get the kitten tested before bringing him or her home. They needed a name and the kitten was this little brown ball of fuzz....and was christened Spud - which stuck. The intention was to have him adopted through the humane society, but that didn't pan out so much.

Monday, September 11, 2017

mini me

Mom took Panache and Mallard to an adoption event on Saturday. They were both very good and seemed pretty relaxed at the event. That said, Panache HATED being in the carrier in the car and banged around until they got where they were going.

No real interest in adopting them, though everyone thought it very interesting how much alike they look. A few people said they should be adopted together. It would be cute, but not necessary.

beware the contagious yawns

Mallard goes for her spay on Wednesday. Panache is scheduled for her spay and a dental on Thursday.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Random Fridays

We are purring for all our friends our there dealing with forest fires, Harvey and now Irma. PLEASE stay safe.

Fall is in the air and Mozart has parked himself by the floor vents hoping the warm airs get turned on.

Daiquiri is just hanging around showing off her fabulous stripes.

Mom has an adoption event tomorrow and will take Panache and Mallard. Foxy and Fish are up at the adoption center and we hope (paws crossed) they get adopted this weekend. Fish is a little shy and black so hopefully she will put out some effort.

Some good news and bad news:

After Bacall was adopted, mom sent the family a quick email. She had made a note on the paperwork that Bacall tends to get carsick (she was 4 for 4 in the last 3 weeks with mom), however mom wrote the note on the wrong copy. The family responded and said she was "a little anxious" in the car (hopefully that means she didn't throw up) but once they got home she came right out of the carrier and was super confident. YAY!!!

That said, it has been a tough week here. Lark and the songbird kittens were never really doing great. However, Monday they weren't eating much and lethargic. By Tuesday mom was more worried and took them to the adoption center. She got a different food and headed back home and was syringe feeding the kittens. She got a call on Tuesday night from her friend who has the other 4 kittens and Finch was doing poorly - she passed away Wednesday morning. When mom got home from work on Wednesday, Kestral had died...she took everyone to the center and met up with the head of the rescue. Bless Miss Mona she took mom and the other 2 kittens. Unfortunately Grackle and Starling both passed away Thursday morning. The other three kittens with mom's friend seem ok and are now on meds, but it is touch and go. Miss Mona has Lark and she will hopefully be ok as well. Mom knows it is part of rescue, but losing them all that quick and so soon after getting them is very hard.
   *8am update: Chickadee passed away early this morning. The other two kittens Robin and Wren will be going with the rescue director. Paws crossed....

Thursday, September 7, 2017

don't chew on that

When mom was at Blog Paws, she was talking to Miss Joanne from The Tiniest Tiger and was given one of those ring stand that you stick to the back of your cell phone. Mom had purchased something similar for our grandma's phone but never really thought about getting one for herself. This one however is shaped like a cat and mom immediately stuck it on her phone. She says it is nice since it makes her phone sit up a little bit better so she can see it at a glance.

However....we have also now proven that it is kitten proof:

When there are kittens around mom has to leave her phone face down. While it does go into a resting mode, it isn't technically "locked" so all it takes is some random kitten sliding across the phone and it wakes up. She has in fact had to delete a couple of tweets that someone sent.... But the phone being face down means the ring stand has to stand up to kitten teeth.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Panache and the little kittens

Sorry this is late getting up - mom took yesterday as a vacation day and didn't get it finished in time.

taken through the screen into the foster room
but still a bunch of cuties

water inspector finds your intake lacking

Fish and Foxy were dropped off this morning to be spayed. There should be space at the adoption center so they will stay up there. Paws crossed that Fish doesn't hide in a corner.

Mallard still is a little underweight but should be ready to go in the next week or so (maybe - that girl is all fluff). Panache is ready to go but needs a special appointment so they can do a dental at the same time that she is spayed. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Lark and the songbirds

When mom dropped off Bacall, she spoke to the head rescue lady about the little kittens that are close to being ready to go. That being the case, mom offered to take any group available.

Turns out a guy came in last week with a box with mom and 7 kittens. He had gone to a rural shelter (the same one that saved Panache) and they are still full dealing with that hoarding case. They called the rescue and got the ok to send him to our center. He was a jerk and kept slamming the box around until it was taken away from him.
The kittens
Momma cat - Lark

The guy claims the kittens were dropped off, but they and mom are super friendly and social. Lark was pretty stressed, so another volunteer took 4 of the larger kittens to her house. We now have mom plus three. They are about 6 weeks old but pretty little and need to put on some weight.

Our friend named her group after songbirds....these kittens are VERY chirpy. Mom decided to use the same thing. Momma cat is Lark, the gray tabby is a girl named Starling, the oranges are both boys...the darker is Kestrel, the lighter is Grackle.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Good News

Bacall was adopted!!!

Mom dropped her off at the adoption center on Saturday. Bacall went into the room with the older kittens and marched right in like she owned the place. When mom was leaving, Bacall was standing on the small air purifier in the room turning it off and on.

Sunday afternoon mom got a text from a friend that Bacall was being adopted. Mom thought maybe her friend had made the suggestion, but as it turns out, the family was in the kitten room, fell in love and came out asking about her. No other cats in the home but one 7 year old boy. Mom's friend said the mom was very attentive with him and he was great with Bacall.

Best wishes little girl...sounds like mom got you back up there just in time for your family to find you.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Random Fridays

Daiquiri says thanks for all the birthday wishes.

We had several comments about the box that Junior was sleeping in on Wednesday's post. It is made by Vesper and we won it in a giveaway. But that thing is STURDY and gets a lot of use. If mom had more green papers, we would have more furniture from them.

Cute family portrait. Mom needs to do something about that curtain though - she is thinking about just cutting the bottom part off and making it shorter.

Mistress of the dangle

Bacall will be headed up to the adoption center this weekend. She still occasionally sneezes and sometimes makes a weird snorty noise. Mom will talk to the head of the rescue and see what she wants to do. However, the bouncy girl is ready for a home of her own....

Have a wonderful long weekend (for our US readers). Mom plans to take it easy. The weather is supposed to stay nice and not get too warm....we live on the 2nd floor so mom has been leaving the windows open and the a/c off though she will run it for about an hour if it gets too hot up here. Mom is taking Monday off, so we will see you back here on Tuesday.