Friday, July 10, 2009

Long time no...

Well, I did warn you about the ADD issue. But then I found Facebook. I think I am only able to do one web based thing at a time. I have only had one adoption since last we shared crazy cat lady stories :) My five kittens are going in to be altered next Friday, one girl is in today so hopefully things will start moving here in the next few weeks.

On a different issue...does anyone get a constant error message about IE not being able to open the link to your blog? I get it constantly from my home computer. I don't understand...there is no help code or message about the error. Just says it can't open it. Now what??

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Great news!

Both of my adult cats that I recently took in have found their forever homes. That sure didn't take long. They were great girls, so it is always great news.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Lots of good news

I have adult ADD so when I start something (like this blog) the enthusiasm quickly subsides. However, since I was last engaged, I have taken in two adult cats and five kittens...and one was already adopted!

My sister-in-law found a stray in her neighborhood. Meet Pocahontas (aka Tess)...sweet as can be. She was declawed and hungry. Had to be someones pet. Well, we got her ready for adoption and tonight she went to her new home with a woman we think is very, very great.

Then I decided I had to take in another adult that had been taken care of by a wonderful woman who's husband was about to have to undergo medical stuff because of his severe allergies to cats.

Meet Dusty: a real character

This woman who called PAWS totally vetted the cat, so she had received all of her vaccinations, had been tested and spayed. She is now at a local PetSmart waiting for someone to catch her eye.

And not to be outdone, I picked up five kittens the other night. I need my head examined. What can I say, our waiting list was getting out of control and there were so many that needed so much help.

And the last update, is that I started Twittering for PAWS! I don't know much about it so don't get too excited for me. But if you'd like to follow it is

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Sad, sadder, saddest

Well, I suppose these things happen, but it doesn't make it any easier. Yesterday, we had to put down one of the kittens. It was the little tabby and white girl, Discovery. What makes it worse is that because she had FIP, an infectious viral disease, more than likely her litter mates have FIP, too, it is just not presenting yet.

She had stopped gaining weight and yesterday became very ill. It was tough to see that tiny little thing in that condition and there was nothing to do about it. There is no cure for FIP.

What makes this the almost unbearable is that I have exposed Rocky's healthy kitten to this virus and more than likely she will die as well. I can't believe it. Rocky will probably be okay because her immune system is good. Apparently, older healthy cats to not get the virus or if they do, they will shed it after some time. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that somehow the other two kittens and especially Rocky's little girl come through this without contracting the virus.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I just couldn't take it any longer

For anyone who knows anything about stray cats, spring is kitten season. So if you do any kind of animal rescue, you know about this time of year is when all of the calls start coming in for help with a mother and her kittens.

We were getting inundated with calls and I just couldn't take it any longer. The guilt that is. Enter Rocky and her kittens. Well, it just started with Rocky and her kitten - singular. But once the word was out that I had a nursing mother with just one kitten, that easy task would be no longer. It turns out that one of our volunteers works part time at an animal clinic on the east side of Cleveland. Someone came in with a box of newborn kittens and no mother. So Rocky now has four! They actually go perfectly with her and she is a good little mommy.

Rocky is named after the woman who called in about her. She was found with her one kitten (the one on the far right side) at the construction site of the new juvenile justice center in Cuyahoga county. So, her kitten is named Justice. The other three weren't from that site, but we're going with the theme so they are (from left to right) Judge, Habeas and Discovery.

I wasn't so sure about Rocky at first. She hid and hissed (not the combo you're hoping for in order to find her a new home). But after just a couple of days, she is a very affectionate sweet little girl. I am just hoping that the bulge in her tummy is a whole bunch of worms and not another litter. I don't think it is possible for her to be pregnant again when her kitten can't be more than a month old but you never know. Let's just all keep our fingers crossed!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Paperback Swap

So I was looking online for a book about this animal hoarder that was found with 552 dogs (okay so why would I be looking for a book like that - who knows but I'm seeking treatment) and came across this website for swapping books with others that have registered on the site. Pretty cool, don't you think?!?

The only money you really spend is sending off the books, which in comparison, is definitely less expensive than buying the new ones. I just posted about 30 or so books today and already have four going out in the mail. When you post ten books, you receive two credits or something. Then for every book you send you get a credit. One credit = one book.

Hopefully this will let me avoid the overdue fees at the library :)