Wednesday, October 30, 2019

a Fish tale

**a post from the mom

yes, she learned to cat from Chanel

If you have been following along, you know that Fate was here for about 3 weeks getting over a cold and left last Thursday.

While Goldfish seemed to have fun playing with him while he was here, there was a not so fun turn of events. Fate LOVED to sleep on the bed snuggled right up next to me. Normally Goldfish will get up on the bed as I am reading and ask for some love and attention and then settle in and sleep at least part of the night on the bed. After the first night of Fate being in the house, she stopped coming up and was sleeping elsewhere.

I was a little heartbroken. But more than that I was worried that having broken this pattern with her, it would step back any progress I had made being friendly with her. The bed really is her safe place. I can touch her sometimes on the cat ladder, but more than a few seconds and she will leave or hiss at me. She will sometimes walk by me when I am watching TV and let me pet her. But the bed was our spot.

After Fate left, I held my breath. There was no sign of her on Thursday night. But Friday night, she got up and, after carefully looking around, came up for attention and flopped over next to me most of the night.

Thank the cat gods - I hadn't broken her.

However, another strange thing happened on Saturday. I drove a dog transport and a friend went with me. We stopped for dinner and then she came over to love on the kittens. We were sitting in the living room (she was trying to convince Ivy to come over for some love - Ivy wasn't buying it). Goldfish came down the hall - casually stretching out and then walked over to me. I rubbed along her back. And then it happened....she walked over to my friend (who was sitting on the floor) and asked for attention. Goldfish rubbed back and forth and leaned in to her. I don't think either one of us dared to even take a breath. After about a minute, Goldfish just as casually walked back down the hall.

You know - no big deal..... 

Geez I love that girl. We will have to see if it ever happens again, but it was a wonder to see her so relaxed. 

Monday, October 28, 2019

Weekend report

you comin' in here or what??

Dragon isn't feeling very well. She has a virus and her nose is very stuffed up. She is getting nebulized and fluids. The biggest part is making sure she eats which is tough when her nose is so stuffy. Of course, right now she kind of hates mom a lot. She sees mom and is convinced she is going to be "tortured" by being medicated or getting her nose cleaned off. Mom grabbed her yesterday just to hold her for a little bit and Dragon laid there like she was playing possum.

Gargoyle on the other hand is doing very well. She is active and on the go all the time. She has opinions about everything and feels there is no reason that she can't be right all the time.

Fate moved to a partner store on Thursday. It is kind of weirdly quiet around here. We have gotten a couple of reports and he seems to be doing great. He is hanging right at the front of the cage and being all flirty with everyone that walks by so we are hopefully he will charm someone pretty quickly.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Random Fridays

a Gargoyle in a bowl

Dragon watching Fate eat her dinner

The two tinys are doing well. If you missed it on social media, Gryffon passed away on Sunday. She was fine Saturday morning but started going downhill. She made it through the night but passed away in mom's arms Sunday morning. This time of year is especially hard - kittens are part of second litters and it is getting colder and it is just harder.

Gargoyle and Dragon are doing fine. Dragon still has a cold and is all sorts of stuffed up, but she is playing and eating great. She is getting a little hand shy with mom since mom is the bringer of meds and nose pickings right now.

Um Fate - are you supposed to be up there?

Yes, that is a certain black kitten on TOP of the doors to the foster room. He goes in and out to mooch the canned kitten food. Mom swore he was in one day and then saw him out and figured she just let him out and forgot. Until he let himself back in...and out...and in...and out. You get the idea. Mom isn't very happy about him jumping all the way up and down from that height. And the other night he landed ON her.... He is over his cold, so back up to the adoption center or off to a partner store for him. He is a sweet lovey boy and we are hoping someone picks him quickly. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

You can't handle the nip

Miss Connie sent us a grade-A catnip toy. Mom figured that Daiquiri would be all over it.

Turn out she was wrong. Ivy grabbed it first....

Then a certain teenager got his paws on it

Just as an FYI....Fate is a mean and slappy drunk.

Friday, October 18, 2019

new friends

Hey look - that mysterious orange cat that lives here
Hi Junior!!

We aren't fans of single kittens. They need friends to learn how to "cat". We know some places don't mix litters of kittens, but we will with caution.

Since Gargoyle is by herself and kind of....needy, mom reached out to the rescue and we now have these newbies:
 Both are girls. The tuxedo is a little smaller than Gargoyle and the tabby is pretty tiny. They are all eating pretty well, though the tuxedo is stuffed up and mom is having to clean her nose before meals. She is getting nebulized so that will help her breathe better as well.

Names you ask?? We are going with a #mythicalkittens theme. Gargoyle. The tuxedo girl will be Dragon and the tabby will be Gryffon.
 Gargoyle would like you to know that she thought she was lonely, but she might want to change her mind. She hasn't been terribly friendly yet with the other kittens, but it has only been a couple of days. Hopefully they will come together as their own little family in no time.

Fate would just like access to the kitten food....

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

wow he was little

We are giving you a little throw back today....back when the #dangernugget was still a nugget. Yep - that is Fate getting his butt kicked by Cipher.

In contrast, this is Fate now being stalked by an itty bitty Gargoyle

Monday, October 14, 2019

weekend report

First things first - Cricket was ADOPTED on Friday!!!

the picture isn't great, but she's still cute

The goal is to get her a couple of friends. Some rescues won't mix kittens and we certainly respect that. We will on occasion and in this case she needs kittens her own age to play with and snuggle. Fate goes in there occasionally but mainly for the buffet not the company.

Speaking of Fate, he is being *mostly* a good boy and has a couple of weeks left on his meds before he can go back to the center. Unfortunately we currently have a TON of black kittens and juveniles so keep your paws crossed.

Friday, October 11, 2019

$3 fun




Mom found this bowl at Walmart. It is supposed to be a candy bowl for trick or treating, but she thought it would be cute to keep our toys "contained". Then she thought it might be cuter to let the kittens play with it and see if she could get some cute pictured. They weren't overly cooperative, but some of them were cute. Mom left the bowl in the room until they left on Wednesday and she could hear them playing with it from time to time.

Left you ask? Yep - they are ready to go and went up to the adoption center on Wednesday. No one was very happy about vaccines, nail trims and new accommodations, but we hope they get adopted quickly. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019


Fate wants to know what is in the box

Mom had taken a vacation day this past Monday. About 10am she got a text from another rescue volunteer asking if just maybe she had some time. Seems someone left a fuzzy nugget in a box outside one of our partner stores and they needed someone to come get her.

Mom drove over. The original text said the kitten was covered in fleas and smelled like smoke. Turns out the fleas weren't bad, but she did smell like smoke and was pretty filthy.

Wait - you are going to do WHAT to me in here??

Sorry kid - but you are MUCH cleaner now

She is set up in the crate in the living room. The bug kittens are ready to go back to the rescue and are WAY bigger than her anyhow. She is friendly but has no idea how to play so we may look into finding her some friends. Either way, she is clean, eating, vaccinated and tested. And safe....

What mom thought was a little hilarious is how much she looks like another kitten we had a couple of years ago:
Yep - the kitten above is Dior - now Cupcake. Even down to the spot on her back. Mom and Miss Julie were messaging back and forth and Miss Julie said "the last thing the world needs is another bathroom gargoyle." Mom laughed until she wheezed.....and guess what the new baby's name will be. MOL

Monday, October 7, 2019

Microchip clinic

Saturday mom spent 3 hours representing the rescue at a free microchip clinic. They teamed up with another local non profit PetFBI that works to help get lost pets back home.
A local vet office loaned us a vet and tech to insert the chip. We owe them a big round of applause...especially the tech who ended up getting scratched by a fractious cat.

There was a really good mix of cats and dogs. Over 90 chips were implanted and we will do the registration so we know it will get done. Participants got a back with info on the groups involved and how to keep their chip information updated.

It was a long 3 hours but so rewarding to know those pets can get home if they get lost. Only 2 animals didn't get chipped - the fractious cat and a very uncooperative dog. And we had one owner pass out when her little white dog bled a little after the chip went it.

People were very patient and cooperative which was great. Guess we need to start planning another one....

Friday, October 4, 2019

Random Fridays

**we have small prizes for "LMoore" and "meowmeowmans" for the Remember Me Thursday giveaway from last week. drop us an email at randomfelines at hotmail dot com and we will send those out!!

look lady
we know how to get over this thing
why you keep making us work so hard?

pounce in 3...2...1...

stranger danger
(yes, Beetle growled at Daiquiri - which was ok
since Daiq growled at her first)

jail break

The kitten came through surgery fine. The nice part about this age is they are hung over for the night and then race around like nothing ever happened. They are up on the rescue's website and are ready to go as soon as we have any takers. Mom has an event on Sunday that she can take them too, but they may go up to the adoption center before that as we have been having some good adoptions and they get adopted WAY faster if people can see them in person.

Thankfully Mother Nature has seen the light and decided to institute fall finally in our area. It was HOT the last few days. windows for a while around here!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Bug kittens

Well.....we think we can safely say that it will be purrsonality that gets these kittens adopted - not good pictures.