As you know, I am currently doing brick stories. It is wonderful to get a glimpse into the life of a cherished pet. I will continue to do the stories from the third round. But I need to take a few days to get a couple of other things accomplished. Today, I want to give you some animal updates from right here at the daily dose. Nothing huge, but all little bits of good news.
First Mini News Report. You might remember that our *Jane dog had a tumor removed from her front right leg. Originally, I was told that Jane would probably lose the leg. During the surgery, Dr. A felt like she could get all of the tumor and save the leg. Our Janie is ten years old. Much better for her if she didn’t have to adjust to three legs at this stage of life. Jane recuperated in the kennel.
Once the stitches came out, she was incorporated, along with her brother who loves her dearly, into our own dog family. She is doing great. That leaves only Muffin and Mandy in the “shelter area”. They will be incorporated into our family this Fall. (They will be a bit more of a challenge.)
Here is the latest box of goodies sent from Mindy Slimmer (*Pugs and Purrs) for the “shelter dogs”. Mindy, THANK YOU!
Second Mini News Report. We took in FIVE kittens and an adult this Summer. You remember Isis the mom calico and kittens Sunshine, Juice, Mickey, Maverick, and Hershey Bear. They have moved to the cathouse becoming official Winnie’s Wishers. I plan to do a post this week filled to the brim with kitten pictures. Hopefully those CUTE pictures will convince someone out there to adopt one of these kittens! It would be nice for some of them to not have to grow up in the cathouse.
There will also be a post coming up in a week or so about ALL of the cathouse kitties. It would be wonderful to have some of the kittens adopted into loving homes while they are still so young. But we can’t forget that the adults in the cathouse still need homes, too. It’s getting about time for me to shine a light on them again.
Jeanne (*Random Felines) sent a huge box of dry and canned food for our adults in the cathouse. Perfect timing, Jeanne. THANK YOU!
Third Mini News Report. I have been given information about three adult cats that I think you’ll want to hear. Remember when the most joyous thing happened and Tulip was adopted? Her new mom reports that Tulip never had ONE moment of adjustment anxiety. Here is the most recent report, in R’s words - Tulip is doing SO WELL! I do believe that she was meant to be here. She has had absolutely no trouble adapting. It is almost like she had simply been away and come back home. OK, does it get any better than that?!? And Tulip was one I feared might be a life-er. I am also hearing from J who adopted Halo. Halo was definitely a possible life-er and a real challenge for anyone who might adopt her. She is not adjusting quickly, but she IS adjusting. And there is absolutely NO indication from J and her family that they are willing to give up. That is news that will make your heart sing. Finally, I wanted to give you a quick update about Domino. You might remember that when we were on our vacation in Florida we stumbled upon a feral cat colony and spent the second half of our trip trying to trap a physically damaged male feral tuxedo (whom we named Domino). Anita is the tireless hero who feeds at multiple feral colonies in that area of Florida every single day of her life. Someone in her group has added the colony we discovered to their feed list. So that group has been receiving food and water. Anita told me last week that they have that colony on their list as a place to do some trapping. They are still going to try to get Domino. I assured her that I would not renege on my promise to take full responsibility for Domino if they are able to trap him. If it happens, I might need your help. Keep your fingers crossed. I’ll keep you posted.
One more thing before I end for today. Tomorrow I am going to post again about my book. Here’s why. I need a post I can regularly put on Facebook that does a better job of getting to the point than did my first book post. I have been advised that I need to send that book post out into Facebook Land at least once a week. SO, I went back to Amazon and re-read the beautiful reviews that seven of you wonderful people did for me. I knew I needed to pick and choose lines from those reviews to include in my post. When I got there, I discovered that there was an eighth review which I quickly consumed. It lifted my spirits and renewed my hopes about selling my book. Continued thanks to those of you who wrote reviews, to anyone who is writing letters or emails about the book on my behalf, and to anyone who has already purchased the book.
If you stop by tomorrow, and you know of anywhere you can send that post, please do. I still need to sell books. THANK YOU.