Friday, November 26, 2010

Photo Hunt and Thank You

Great news!  We got 125 comments during our Thanksgiving/Joey's Gotcha Day Commentathon.... so that means at 50 cents per comment Chrystal  of ( Daily Dose of Dogs (aka cats with your coffee) will get $63.00 towards her animal rescue operation.  Mom will round it up to $75.00. As you can see Joey has written his Thank You note and his appreciation is written on the expression on his face. Thanks to all of you  for stopping by and supporting us in this fun event.

We also want to let you know that during the month of December, we will be donating 20 percent of the  income for our Wildcat Woods Vintage Treasures "Flea" Market towards Chrystal's rescue so do check often cuz we are always adding more great things at super prices.

Have a great weekend.  We are joining in on Photo Hunt - Written!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Joey's Thanksgiving Gotcha Day Commentathon

“True benevolence or compassion, extends itself through the whole of existence and sympathizes with the distress of every creature capable of sensation.”—Joseph Addison

This week we want to celebrate our Joey's Gotcha Day by thanking all of you who rescue pets - whether you adopt shelter animals, care for ferals, run a shelter or just treat animals with kindness any way you can. In particular we want to thank Chrystal (you know her from her blog Daily dose of Dogs (cats with your coffee)) by making a donation to her private rescue organization. For every comment you make from Wednesday thru Friday this week, we will donate 50 cents to her rescue efforts.

Younger Joey on the porch of the old house.

Now on to Joeys story.....We will never forget the Thanksgiving of 2001 cuz that was the day we caught Joey and brought him inside to live with us. He had been getting beat up by some other cat outdoors and came by with yet another injury so Mom tricked him into coming on the enclosed porch on Thanksgiving morning while Pop was making the turkey. Getting him inside was one thing but they spent a good part of the day trying to catch him to keep him confined in a kennel to let him get used to being inside with all of us. He was great at hiding and fitting into tiny places so he was a tough kitty to catch but they did! Read more about his actual Gotcha Day here.

Joey on the heater.

Joey should be the poster boy for rescued feral cats because he is so loving and easy going. We are thankful for his good nature. He is always the first to welcome the newer cats into the house, gets along with everyone and loves to cuddle (next to eating). He gets excited easily when Mom loves him up and bites her hand but not too hard. Being the only male in his group, he is happiest snuggling with any of the lady cats in the house or being squashed between two of them getting groomed. He is small boned but with a droopy tummy that kinda waddles when he walks. When he is happy and playing he skips sideways like a little kitten, tummy bouncing everywhere. He loves sitting on the heater in cold weather or baking in front of it. He is a joy to be with and we love him sooo much.

Joey with Mamacita.

Being groomed by the late Clarence.

Please help yourself. to the catnip, treats and toys and enjoy the party!    

Mom has not posted or visited much this week as she brought Woody inside (Woody's post ) and has been trying to make him feel safe and comfortable, has had doctor appointments for herself cuz she is not feeling well and is working more hours cuz of the holidays. She will try to get by to visit you this week for sure. Please stop by and read Chrystal's blog, make a donation or just follow her wonderful adventures in rescuing homeless animals. Visit her here at Chrystal's Rescue.

Thanks to all of you for your efforts in helping homeless animals. Wishing you a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!
UPDATE  The commenatathon goes until Friday so keep passing it along for more comments! Mom had to work Thanksgiving and will be working  all weekend but will visit everyone to thank them the next few days. Thanks to all who have come by. Keep the comments coming!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Moving Mancats on Monday

Uh oh...they kidnapped Woody!

With cats, the hierarchy is always changing - this one swats that one and they end up being on a lesser rung until they win another round.  It was time to rearrange the cats again.  A few months back Mom had moved Tabitha from the cat shelter to inside the house and she was settling well.  Al is a bit of a bully and was relentlessly stalking her, causing her so much stress she was having UTIs all the time.  She has not had any since bringing her inside. Al behaved for a while and then began to hound Woody.  Nothing helped the situation so the beans decided it was time to bring him in too.

Woody is a very timid feral. He has bonded with Pop since his workshop is in the cat shelter.  Mom left the carrier out there in hopes that Pop could scoop up Woody and bring him in.  It finally happened and now Woody is inside with us in a large kennel to let him settle in.

Minnie was the first one to check him out.  Woody was very vocal and fascinated with the TV!  Next came Chica but she only wanted his food.

Yoko preferred to be on top in the comfy bed - Woody was the least of her concerns.  Meanwhile Mamacita and Rosa ran for the farthest room and would not have anything to do with him. Most  of the cats showed mild interest and then wandered off or had absolutely no interest in Woody at all.  Mom doesn't think he will have any trouble with any of these guys. 

Sweetpea staked out the heater.

Mamacita say far away is best.

Minnie found her spot on the laundry.
Woody had a wild night howling and trying to get out but today went better.  Mom was able to handle him and sit with him so if he seems like he is ready, they will let him have the bedroom and then move out to the house in general. They hated to separate him from all his siblings but this is the best thing unless they can make Al his own place - still a possibility if he doesn't behave!

Hope your Monday is going better than Woody's. Did you have any excitement in your house over the weekend?



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