Monday, September 15, 2014


Extremely hectic weekend.  Again.  But I made it through today, and am so thankful!  Each day is a gift.

The Kittens (3 out of 5):

"Hey Lady!  Wash and paint your window, would ya??"

I know I complained a lot last week about my stress level, and it was high, believe me.  The kittens have been a handful, but when you combine that with having roofers on your house for five days, and the kittens scared to death because of the noise, I can’t say most people wouldn’t feel the same way.  On top of that, on Friday, I had to go out to Ontario to get the two tiny kittens, Willow and Peanut, who were showing signs of upper respiratory again, and get them to the clinic, which is on a first come, first served basis, and getting there at 2:30 and not leaving until 4:45 was enough to send me over the edge, but that’s ok!  We did it.  Another $100 later (which included more meds), I brought them BACK to Ontario, where Donna is caring for them.  Willow will be going to her new home when she clears up, so as not to infect her new siblings – three felines, one canine, Miss Molly, a wiener dog.  J - Luna, who Two Toes was renamed to after she was adopted last week, is doing well in her new home!  Mystic and Mojito are doing well also, and I will get a report from them hopefully this week!  They were going to be brought to their new mommies private vet for spaying/neutering.  That leaves me with FIVE kittens, all needing spay/neuter – one is going to County Line this week, and four are going to be vetted next week!  That is a lot of money.  Its $87 for the girls, and $67 for the boys, and that does not include distemper.  How important is distemper, if someone can shed a light on that for me?  If anyone is able to make a contribution towards these, I would be forever grateful.

Taken this a.m. - Baldwin Street

Sunday morning, I was driving to my first stop at 5 am., in the dark, when I spotted something in the road just ahead – thought it was a shirt or something – but it was not.  It was another dead cat.  But this time, it was a bit more personal than the last two I’ve picked up in the past month.  This little black kitty with a flea collar on is one that I’ve been feeding for some time now.  Heartbreaking.  It is.  You just don’t know the emotions I feel during this hour of the morning.  That’s right, go ahead and let your cats out - you people that let your cats out – its only natural for them!  And its only natural for them to be hit and suffer terribly afterwards, and then die.  I am not an advocate of TNR for just one reason, you have to let them back to the streets.  I don’t think there should be ANY cat – feral or homeless – left to fend for themselves on the streets. That is why TNR is also so important.  We must stop the cycle of these poor animals breeding.  There are too many suffering out there.  We must end it!

Little White Girl on Second this a.m.

Little white girl was out there on Second again this morning, and I told her, this week baby,  I am going to get you.  I believe she is pregnant also.  I begged for a spot at RCAC (the clinic), and as busy as they were, they got me one.  Thank you Jesus.  This little girl will suffer no more.  Click on the pictures to see them up close.  She is in rough shape.  I must find her a home quick also.  Boris, the grey kitty who needs a new home, will hopefully be introduced this week to hopefully his new family. Luna, Sweet Pea’s daughter, will hopefully be introduced to her new owner at the end of the month.  Prayers please, for all these babies.

Finally, here is a great cause for any of you that are free-spirited and adventurous.  I am posting this for a friend and its a great and worthy cause.  

Have a great day!

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Itinerary Attached

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1 comment:

  1. The distemper shots are VERY important.


    Feline Panleukopenia virus (FPV), also commonly referred to as feline distemper, is a highly contagious and life-threatening viral disease in the cat population. This virus affects the rapidly dividing blood cells in the body, primarily the cells in the intestinal tract, bone marrow, and in the stem cells of the developing fetus. Because the blood cells are under attack, this virus can lead to an anemic condition, and it can open the body to infections from other illnesses – viral or bacterial.

    In the unvaccinated population, FP is one of the most important feline diseases. The causative virus is very resilient and can survive for years in contaminated environments, so vaccination is the best preventative available. Kittens between the ages of two to six months are at highest risk for developing severe disease symptoms, as well as pregnant cats and immune compromised cats. In adults cats, FP usually occurs in mild form and may even go unnoticed. Fortunately, cats that survive this infection are immune to any further infection with this virus.

    Please note that while the feline parvovirus is related to the canine parvovirus by genus Parvoviridae, the feline parvovirus is not communicable to dogs at all, nor vice versa. In addition, feline distemper is not related to canine distemper.