Good Morning Everyone….Purrcy Here with Purrcy’s Sunday Scoop..
It has been another busy week and my duties have increased once again, but before I enlighten you on my new responsibilities I want to tell you about our Disaster Evacuation Plan.
One of our volunteers, who just happens to be an ex-firefighter, came to the sanctuary and showed us all the areas that we would have to clear of brush in order to give the sanctuary better fire protection in the event of a wild fire. We especially need to remove a lot of brush from behind the dog kennels. We could certainly use some help from any of you fun-loving brush cutters out there!
Our next mission was to decide how we would actually evacuate all our cats and dogs from the property, I really had to put my thinking cap on to solve this situation.
We have all of our dog crates ( 40 crates) loaded on to our ” Big Tex Trailer”. One dog will be put into each well-secured crate and taken to the fair grounds to a designated building. The cats will also go into crates, possibly two cats per crate, depending on the number of cats we have at the time. I will be directing the entire operation and WILL NOT be riding in a crate with the other cats, rather I will ride shotgun in the transport vehicle (aka…our old van).
Because we have so many cats …anywhere from 60 to 100… They are going to be taken to a designated facility in Chewelah. We will have a phone-tree established in order to get all our volunteers here quickly to start moving all our animals. We hope we never have to implement this plan but everyone keeps telling us how dry it is and that this is going to be a Fire Danger Year. If anyone out there who lives close to the sanctuary wants to be on the calling tree list, just let Nancy or Becca know (684-1475).
One of my new responsibilities is to interview prospective volunteers. I had such a nice time interviewing Teresa C. , after I went over the paper work with her she immediately started giving me the chin rubs… a very quick learner. I explained how I must sample many of the food dishes as she is fixing them for the other cats… she understood completely! Teresa also adopted Chica (one of our one-eyed black cats)..Way to go Chica!
Later during the day one of our young dogs, who was being considered for possible adoption, had to be tested for “cat compatibility”. Who else could do this job but ME. Becca must think I have all the time in the world! This little dog’s name is Mork… cute name! I had them bring Mork into the basement where I could assess him. I didn’t really mean to stick my tongue out when I saw him, but you know…he’s a DOG…I couldn’t help it. Anyway, I did my flop on the floor routine to see his reaction…. he just sat there looking at me and then looked away like he did not know what I was.
Then he wanted water, well I had to let him know who would take the first drink, but all in all he seems to be a great little guy (for a dog). I wouldn’t want him as MY brother but he will make a good companion.
And then, to top my week off, can you believe Becca took a picture of me during such a personal time??? while I was WEIGHING myself !!!?? Honestly, I get so tired of people commenting lately about the expansion of my waistline. It’s muscle people…muscle is heavier than fat. With all the work I do around here of course I am beefing up!
Before I sign off… I want to thank all our wonderful volunteers for all the hard work you do for us in so many ways. We don’t thank you enough, but please know that you are so appreciated.
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone……….Purrcy Out until next week..