Yesterday afternoon, Older Daughter came over to have me help her set up a Facebook page for her wildlife rehabilitation work. We got some information onto the page and loaded some pictures that I had taken during her 2014 season. Then we opened the page to the public. Spring is not just “Kitten Season” for those of us who do rescue work. It is also the beginning of the “busy season” for rehabbers. In a couple of weeks, I will do a post officially announcing Older Daughter’s work. I will explain all about it at that time and will probably do some periodic updates over the months to come. The only reason I mention it here today is because I “Shared” her page yesterday on Facebook and some people noticed it and contacted me for a little more info. So I just wanted to mention here that I will definitely make a formal announcement with more information very soon.
Now let me tell you about a couple of gifts to Winnie’s Wish. Karen L let me know that she was having some things sent to Winnie’s Wish from chewy.com. She said they offer free shipping on any order over $49. When the boxes arrived, I discovered kitty litter and cat food. In fact, she was able to send one of Winnie’s Wish’s old stand-by dry foods which had stopped being available through my amazon Wish List (although Purina Cat Chow Complete IS actually available at this moment - who knows for how long).
A few weeks ago, I received an email from a friend. You all know Kevin and Tracey. They hail from the blog Animal Shelter Volunteer Life. Kevin emailed to ask me if I might be interested in a special gift from him and his wife. He was getting a new camera and wanted to gift his current camera TO ME. His email said (in part): We'd like to give you my current camera, a Canon Powershot S3-IS (which I've had for about 7 years). It has been very well-cared for, so it is in really good shape. It's just a step down from a DSLR, really highly rated, fast, has a great optical zoom, and takes clear pictures and excellent videos. Most of the pictures on our blog were taken using it, as were many of the ones included in my Facebook photo albums. I would include the telephoto lens, lens adapter, etc. Good and clear photography goes such a long way to showcase adoptable animals. We thought this might be a helpful tool to help you with that for Winnie's Wish.
Now this is a really nice camera. I have never owned (or operated) a camera like this. I was stunned that Kevin and Tracey wanted this camera to come to Winnie’s Wish. I was excited but also nervous. I emailed back to Kevin that receiving a camera like his would be an honor but that I wasn’t convinced I could do such a camera justice. Kevin assured me I could, and I accepted because I absolutely believe that great pictures make a difference. And I don’t know if you noticed or not, but my recent adoption (the first in a very long time) was of Peeta and Toast – the only two Wishers who had a video! To have a camera that will take really nice videos is awesome. Now everyone cross your fingers that I truly can do this camera justice and use it to further the mission here – highlighting Wishers in the most wonderful ways possible in order to get them into Forever Homes.
If you can at all, please try to visit daily this week. See you tomorrow.