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Trudi is a foster kitten of mine. The only one I have at this time. She has a chronic breathing problem. Before I discovered the herbal respiratory product (for Angel), Trudi had only been OFF antibiotics for a few days at a time. The vets at the clinic that the... Continue reading
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It’s the three-week countdown to our fabulous, once-a-year-only, rest-and-recreate, much-needed vacation. As I’ve said before, leaving the animals is the only part about this that is difficult. It’s true that it feels like an uphill climb to do all of the things necessary to be ready. Nothing slows down in... Continue reading
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Sound dramatic? Well, catastrophic is defined as extremely harmful or unfortunate; involving or causing great damage or suffering. I could make a case that MOST Kitten Seasons are catastrophic. Those of us in rescue work have been worrying about the effect our mild Winter would have on Kitten Season this... Continue reading
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Two weeks ago today, Older Daughter got her second set of babies. You might remember the two tiny squirrels she took in the first of March. (They’re doing great, by the way. Update at the end of this post.) Last week (before Miracle was rushed to the clinic as an... Continue reading
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You read the good and you read the bad. I know it’s so much more pleasant to read good things, uplifting things, things that make you smile. I’ve talked about this before. It makes me feel bad for the Friends of this blog when I write about a crisis or... Continue reading
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Hemorrhagic GastroEnteritis (HGE). I looked up this disorder for the first time 14 years ago when our Waggles dog was diagnosed. The primary diagnostic characteristic is hemorrhage in a previously healthy dog. There is no absolute consensus concerning what causes it. HGE can occur without a change in the dog's... Continue reading
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We’ve had another crisis here. Our Miracle hemorrhaged in the middle of the night on Monday. I posted to my blog early Tuesday (yesterday) morning and then went to Miracle’s room to let her out. That’s when I discovered what had occurred overnight. She is hospitalized at this time. This... Continue reading
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Last Fall, I fostered many kittens for the shelter where my daughters work. Every one of those kittens ended up in a Forever Homes (except Trudi). I was also fostering two young adults – Tuna and Storm. They finally went back to the shelter. I knew they would be hard... Continue reading
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At the request of half a dozen folks, here is the information about the natural product I have Angel and Trudi on. The product is called Respiratory Relief. The long name is – Respiratory Relief, Veterinary Natural Alcohol-FREE Liquid Extract, Pet Herbal Supplement. It was the description that grabbed me:... Continue reading
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Sunspot is a beautiful kitty who needs a loving human and forever home of her own. She loves attention. She is becoming less “irritated” by the other cats. She hasn’t been here long enough for me to know for sure if she can become friends with them. She only tolerates... Continue reading
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I mentioned last week that this past Saturday would be the first Yard Sale to benefit the shelter where my daughters work, Winnie’s Wish, and Wild Angels. It was very successful for the shelter. We had a crowd of people, and the shelter sold lots and lots of “stuff.” Their... Continue reading
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Andrea (Celestial Kitties) has been in physical therapy where she has been discovered to be the sewing/crocheting talent that she is. She’s been making things at the request of those she is meeting at the center. She told me last week that she had collected some money for the things... Continue reading
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A supporter of Winnie’s Wish lost her heart kitty not long ago. Mell has supported Winnie’s Wish for a long time. I’ve always been so grateful to have her on board. Last week, I received an email from her about some gifts coming my way for Winnie’s Wish. Mell sends... Continue reading
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One definition of “ambassador” is - an authorized messenger or representative. I believe Bobo (formerly Mr. Bojangles of Winnie’s Wish) is qualified to be an ambassador. I know all of you LOVE happy endings and updates on adopted Wishers, so today I give you both. It wasn’t that long ago... Continue reading
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Older Daughter has been surprised. With such a mild Winter, she was expecting an early wildlife baby season. Don’t misunderstand. She is THRILLED that very few babies have come to her so far this year. When she receives babies, it means they are abandoned – motherless for whatever reason. Trees... Continue reading
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Last Fall I posted on this blog that I was going to do Saturday yard sales to raise money for the shelter where my daughters work. I love making money for ANY animal cause, so I would have done this for the shelter regardless. But there is an added benefit.... Continue reading
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It’s always a happy day when I hear from someone who adopted a Wisher. Last week I was excited to receive a card and gift from Heather who has TWO Wisher family members. She and her husband first adopted Wisher Sugar Cookie (now Jenny). Then they came back and adopted... Continue reading
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Sunspot is a beautiful kitty who needs a loving human and forever home of her own. She loves attention. She is slowly becoming less “irritated” by the other cats. She hasn’t been here long enough for me to know if she can become FRIENDS with other cats. But she is... Continue reading
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Boy Blue and Binks are brothers I really want to get into their very own forever home. They came in as part of a family: mom Betty Lou with her three boys – Bojangles, Boy Blue, and Binks. Betty Lou and Bojangles are busy living The Good Life. Boy Blue... Continue reading
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Have you ever used this qualifier when speaking about other folks? “They’re animal people.” I have. It becomes more difficult to dislike someone (for personality characteristics or political/spiritual beliefs) once you find out that he or she is an “animal person.” It appears to me that a shared love of... Continue reading
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I wrote this about Rocky in December: Several months ago, Rocky started having trouble using one of his back legs. This was followed by trouble with the other back leg. He had to move to my kennel where there are no steps. His condition has progressed and I now carry... Continue reading
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Today we are letting our Rocky dog go. I shouldn’t have waited as long as I did. But yesterday I got my confirmation that it was time. I’ll write about this sweet guy on Monday. Continue reading
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Ha. Guess what? Last Saturday was my SEVENTH blogoversary. Yep. Been blogging for seven years. And I didn’t realize the date had come and gone until . . . last night. So for my blogoversary, I’m asking for gifts. Very specific gifts. Can you guess? You don’t want to break... Continue reading
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[Mom – this one’s for you.] My mom and I often talk about how laughter is good medicine. Have you ever gotten tickled about something, started laughing and couldn’t quit, and then felt better afterwards? Well, I’m sure you know that laughing IS actually good for us. Studies show that... Continue reading
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Hello, Friends. Thank you for your kind words of support and lots of great information concerning Angel and Sammi. After Angel’s surgery, she came home with two medications that we had not yet tried. One was a sulfa antibiotic because sulfa products can sometimes help with excess mucus. The other... Continue reading