Purrcy here for another Sunday column..I must remain at my post guarding the new bag of kitten chow.. I have not taken my eyes off of it all night! Thought about puncturing the bag to grab a taste just to make sure it was of good quality, but Becca considers this as precious as gold as it is an invaluable source of nutrition to our new kittens, their moms and very thin, sick cats when they first arrive at the sanctuary. So I am patiently waiting for her to arrive this morning to put it in the kitten chow bin.. I have great willpower!
This poor dog was found on Hwy 395 North of Kettle Falls. Becca already posted her but she probably ran off from her home during the terrible storm we had in the area Friday night… So many cats and dogs become so terrified during storms like that, they run and before they know it they are lost. There is also a dog reported to have run across the border from the Canadian side, I didn’t know Canada got storms! I know it is difficult to always be home when a storm hits but please make sure your pets are well protected and cannot get out. Nancy came down to check on all the cats in the basement after checking on the dogs, I was not hiding but I did have some work to do under Becca’s desk.
I like to leave notes for the volunteers..I just finished putting a new set of directions on how much bleach to use in the water buckets. This gives me an excuse to sit at the window and watch the birds flying around outside. Here is Monica, following my directions. Yes we mop our floors with bleach water because with so many cats coming from so many different situations and conditions, this is one way we can keep illness from transferring from one kennel to another. The mixture is formulated so there are no bleach fumes. Don’t we have cute volunteers?
Remember our transport to Seattle Humane a week ago? Well I am happy to announce that most if not all the cats that went were adopted. This makes the long trip so worth it. I know you remember seeing all the crates packed in Susan’s car for the trip over, but have you ever wondered what happens to the crates when Susan brings them back? Well I know you have!
Our volunteers get to spend time outside playing in the water while cleaning them. They are scrubbed with soap and bleach, rinsed and put on the table to dry in the Sun. Monica and Brook do a great job.
Becca said a new young litter of kittens were brought in today. They are going to a foster home but I am giving you a sneak preview. Please call Becca if you would like to be put on a waiting list. They are much too young now but you can still pick if interested. Some people who were waiting have decided not to adopt at this time so not all kittens are spoken for.
Well it is getting late and I need to patrol the shelter to make sure everyone is snug in their beds…. Purrcy Out!