Monday, December 16, 2013

Winter has arrived

Here's little Ollie Saturday morning about 9 a.m. after having eaten her brekkie.  There's a little bit of snow.

At 4 p.m. when I returned with dinner for the kitties it was a whole different scene.   I had to dig them out!

The snow continued to fall for at least another 7 hours Saturday evening after the 4 pm feeding so I had to dig them out again Sunday morning.    Thankfully it was a light fluffy snow so it's easy to shovel.

Que was so snowed in Sunday morning because of drifting so the poor fella was unable to get from his sleeping shelter inside a fenced area to the feeding station.  I got into the fenced area and spent 30 minutes shovelling a path, it's a long path, from sleep shelter to feeding shelter.  The snow was about 12"-14" deep.
Que is the little black spot between the drifted snow.  He had just come out from the fenced area, where his sleeping shelter is tucked away, to have a bite to eat.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

So many tears.....

....and many of them tears of joy.

Yesterday, Jack the kitty that someone threw away, found a forever home (see previous post).  Robin from Cherry Street Cat Rescue, held an adoptathon at Global Pet Foods on Danforth with a number of adult cats and kittens.  Jack was one of those kitties.  I'm so happy for Jack I cried tears of joy.  I know his new family will love him to pieces, just like I do.

Thursday I was talking with Robin and she told me two senior cats that came into her care had also found a home.  Snowball who is not very well and his best buddy Ceasar found a new home with a woman who is aware of the health issues and willing to take them on.  See Robin's blog post  More happy tears.

Friday an email arrived from another cat friend who had taken in an 8-1/2 month old kitty.  Apricot is a beautiful long haired orange boy.  Joanne was having a problem getting him to use the litter box and that is trouble with a capital T.  However it seems that Apricot got the hang of the litter box when Joanne started using the special litter called Cat Attract.  As well as this great news came the news that he has been adopted by a neighbour. His name is now Olly.  More happy tears.

It has been a good week for kitties finding homes.  They each have a home for Christmas and for the rest of their lives. 

Friday, December 6, 2013

Jack, the Kitty Someone Threw Away

I am happy to report that dear Jack is doing very well in his foster home with Carolyn.  He's happy, sweet and playful.  I just cannot get my head around the fact someone threw this boy away, but so happy this despicable person chose to do so near my feral kitties so I could find him.

Last night Robin and I went to visit him.  He's a very good looking fellow and he wasn't shy with us at all.  This is good.  I hope that a new home is just around the corner for Jack, we just need to find that corner!

Next weekend Jack will go to an adoptathon so all fingers and paws are crossed that the right person drops in to Global Pet Foods on Danforth, sees this handsome fellow and melts!

Here are some of the pictures I took last night (I took over 100 and I was only there for about 30 minutes)!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

My heart is aching today for a cat I don't even know.  I spent about 30 seconds with him this morning when I was at Toronto Humane Society to drop off two kittens that are being put up for adoption.  I made the mistake of reading the chart on the front of his cage and instantly got teary eyed, until I made it to my car and then I came unglued.  

His name is Jordan, a 12 year old all black cat.  Then I saw the "reason" he has been surrendered and the chart said, unwanted.  I instantly wanted Jordan.  I had a difficult time holding in the tears.  I couldn't wait to get home to hug all five of my kitties and tell them they would always be wanted by me.  I realize there may be extenuating circumstances for Jordan's surrender but seeing him in this cage broke my heart.  He has two things going against him, he's a black cat and he's 12 years old, which could make finding a new home difficult.

A few years ago I was thinking that as my kitty family aged and passed on I would  consider adopting older unwanted kitties but that's probably not going to happen for a while.  Teika is 13 and Boomer is 6 but we also have a 2 year old (Annie Sparkles) 1 year old (Cinder) and a naughty 7 month old named Howie.  However maybe someday.........

So this post can end on a happier note than it began, below is a picture of Howie's latest naughty....

Destroyed toilet paper is cheaper than all the iPad cords that have been replaced recently due to Howie's naughtiness.  That cute lil bad boy!