Thursday, September 13, 2007


Apparently there's a bit of a bad streak aside from One-Eyed Jack...

Ramsy is this highly desired kitten my rescue has. He's gorgeous and highly desired because he's white. People seem to have things for white kittens ... however, white cats also seem to be genetically messed up - usually they're just deaf, but our Ramsy seems to have neuro problems. We thought it was a bad infection at first, then we thought maybe it was this one really contagious disease that he had a lot of the symptoms of, but it's looking to be a brain tumor or definitely something neuro. He's eating and moving around well, but he has head tremors, is walking funny now and it's likely he'll start having seizures soon. Poor baby...

We took on Jake, this old, black kitty cat who was falling apart in a shelter. He's doing leaps and bounds better now, but he's at the vet's office. He needed round the clock care.

Our formally no-eye-lidded kitty, St Patty, may need another surgery. It's expensive, extensive and though she recovered quickly before, I feel bad that she needs to go through it again. She was born without eyelids, which means she had fur rubbing constantly against her eyes and she eventually would have gone blind, aside from just being in constant pain. She is much more comfortable now and such a sweety - it's just rough.

A friend told me today that we always seem to think we need a great deal of friends when truly we only need good friends - a few good friends. It's too true. That advice and reminder rescued me in a way. Thank you! :)

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Saved From GA

FFRV, the MOSTLY cat rescue, has expanded a bit this past week because I rescued a dog from Georgia who was scheduled to be killed the same night I said I would take him. It's not the first time we've had a dog in my rescue - our lovely Jen S took in a pair of Pit Bull pups at one point too actually.

Anyway, I get these emails all the time - "urgent", "to die", "desperate", "last chance", etc are the usual titles. These emails come to my rescue email account and usually I automatically delete them without reading the details sure to break my heart because I don't have time, room, etc. However, for whatever reason, I was silly enough to open one of these emails on a Thursday – the last day these dogs listed in the email had. One dog out of the 3 I asked about still needed rescuing... and now I have a one-eyed, big-eared, 37 lb, formally abused, sweetheart of a Shepherd-mixed boy in my house (though I'm doubting the "Shepherd" part since he's full grown at 37 lbs).

When I picked him up from the transporter, all this very kind man (the transporter) kept saying is, "You definitely saved a life. He never would have been saved." He's got one eye, some cage issues and is larger than most dogs that are rescued, I believe - the two other dogs being dropped off at a local shelter were half the size of the boy I got – One-Eyed Jack, that's what I named him.

I'd love to keep him (everyone keeps telling me to keep him), but if I do, I can't ever do this random rescue from the South thing again. My house and my wallet can only handle so much!!

Oh, and FFRV was also in the newspaper recently. FRONT PAGE of the Courier Post!! It was an update on St. Patty who Molly K spoke about when they did an article on her. Molly came to meet St. Patty for the first time and the Courier came out to see it. It was wonderful. A great day, good opportunity to get our name out there and a really nice article as well.