Our little Nikki, who was featured in the Courier this week, got adopted today. His new owners have a small, black, female cat and they wanted a friend for her so they came and visited Nikki yesterday. We had a powwow over the paperwork and decided they were good cat people so they came today and took him home. He was just a little, lone kitten found on the street by someone who cared enough to take him in and work with him. Now he has 2 people and a kitty friend to spend his life with. A very different version could have transpired. He could have been ignored, driven away and learned that the world was a cold place to try and survive in. We thank the person who cared enough to put herself out by taking him in, working to socialize him and then contacting us to take him.
On another note, we had a call from Sweet Pea's owner. You remember Sweet Pea? The Catty Shack is named in honor of her...Sweet Pea's Haven for Abandoned Cats and Kittens. It seems that Sweet Pea had a large lump on the left side of her face and under her chin. The Catty Shack paid for a trip to the vet and they found that one of her teeth had cracked and abscessed so we also paid for an extraction and a complete cleaning. She is good as new but our bank account suffered to the tune of 400.00+ dollars. If anyone has a penny jar, would you roll some up and send them our way?
We also had our window that was shot replaced this week along with the two front screens. We are going to slowly replace the existing screens with heavy gauge wire so we can have the windows open when we are there to get some fresh air for the kitties.
Several people have come in inquiring about volunteering which delights us no end! Hopefully we can welcome some of them on board.
And did you know that Rosemarie, who volunteers on two adoption days a week, never lets a kitty be adopted without a blanket of his/her own to take home that she has knitted for them? They have something of their own made with them in mind. I adopted a kitty 6 years ago from Rosemarie and she still uses her blanket made for her by Rosemarie. So thoughtful and such a good feeling to send something with them when they take their leave, besides our hearts.
And I guess I lied...this isn't mostly about Nikki!
Thank you for making this all possible by your support on so many levels. You all make it possible for this work to continue and I thank you for it.