Friday, December 28, 2012

Thank you Robin and Steve

Ollie eating breakfast

I was away over Christmas this year and there was no snow in sight.  T-shirts, shorts and flip flops were the clothes of choice but then we came home yesterday to this! 

Robin from  looked after my feral kitties. She and her husband made sure the kitties had fresh food and water for the 8 days I was away and for that I am very grateful. 

FJ, Doodle and Ollie with full tummies
Thank you from the bottom of my heart Robin and Steve for looking after my kitties.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Annie Sparkles Not So Secret Santa Gift Arrived

Today a parcel arrived for Annie Sparkles from her Secret Santa.  She was very interested in this box and then the contents.
Annie has grabbed the toy with the feather and run off to play.  I think she's a happy little cat with her two new pink toys.  Thank you Goodest Bestest Floofiestness,  hug hug hug.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Skittles and his new Big Brother

It is seeing pictures like this that makes it easier to hand a young foster kitten over to a new family.  Once I know the kitten is happy, I can be happy.  I just love the fact that Tigger accepted Skittles so quickly and easily. 

These two pictures were taken the day after Skittles arrived.  They are going to be great buddies.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Skittles goes to his forever home

Skittles just before we put him in the
carrier to go to his new home
After 7 weeks and 3 days of caring for Skittles, he is now living at his forever home and it seems he doesn't miss us one little bit.  He has a new 7 year old orangie brother named Tigger who accepted him immediately.  Skittles ran up to Tigger, jumped on his head and the games began.  They had a lovely first afternoon together on Sunday.  Since then they have curled up together to snooze and they love eating each others food.

When Mike and I arrived at Skittles' new home, before we even rung the doorbell, Tigger was sitting on the other side of the glass door welcoming us.  Oh my what a handsome fellow he is and I fell instantly in love.

It is always hard to kiss a wee kitten good-bye after caring for them, but what makes it easier is knowing they are happy in their new home.  This new home sounds like a perfect place for Skittles to be. 

Hug hug hug sweet little Skittles.  I will look forward to hearing stories about you and Tigger and all your antics together.

Gracie goes home

Today I went to pick Gracie up from the vet's office out in the country.  It was three weeks ago today that I delivered her to Roger (vet) and my sister Vicki with a badly broken leg.  She was also severely underweight and had a belly full of worms. 

Gracie now weighs 6 lbs (she was 4.4 lbs upon arrival) and will continue to put on a few more pounds now that she is being cared for,  she is worm free and she is doing just great.  As soon as I walked into the back of the clinic she began purring and rubbing the bars on her extra large kennel.  During her stay she was given many opportunities to wander around in the back of the clinic so she could exercise her leg and gain some strength, but she was and is still restricted from jumping up on anything or climbing stairs.

Checking out reception

Fur on her shaved leg is growing back

Before we left, she wandered around the reception area with her little friend, Mama Cat who is a permanent resident of the clinic and one of the sweetest kitties around.  She loves everyone.

Mama Cat

Mama Cat and Gracie saying farwell
Mama Cat checking to make sure the pillow is
fluffed just right so Gracie has a comfy car
ride home

Gracie is a wonderful little traveller.  She just lay on the pillow in her carrier and snoozed.  At one point during our drive I leaned over to say hello and she did a little meow back, otherwise she didn't make a sound.

Strapped in ready to travel
I met up with Jesse, the young man who found Gracie and is providing her with a forever home, at the designated time and place making tentative plans to meet again in another 4 weeks when Gracie has to return to the clinic to have the pin removed from her leg.

I cannot thank Roger and Vicki enough for stepping up to help repair this little abandoned cat's leg. 

Hug hug hug Gracie, see you in a few weeks.