Drumroll . . . (I think that might be the first time I’ve actually STARTED a post with a drumroll) . . .
The Chip-In closed out on Friday. The Chip-in went up when we FINALLY, after days and days of traveling and trapping, caught the third kitten in a remote area quite a long distance from home. I was elated to finally have the third kitten (Shiloh), but almost immediately after getting him home, I realized his leg was broken. It was a bad break in a bad spot, but he had his surgery and is doing GREAT. You wonderful people “chipped in” for Shiloh’s surgery and more. Following that, Andrea at Celestial Kitties asked if I could leave up the Chip-In and ask people to donate a small amount to have a say in naming some of the foster babies here. We had a mom cat and four kittens at the time, along with three chunky puppies. So I left the Chip-In up until its natural end date, and started collecting name entries. Over the weekend, I set up TWO cardboard boxes instead of the three I originally described. That is because EVERY single person who entered gave a mom cat name to go along with the baby names. There was no need to separate the family names because no one sent in names for babies without a mom name, too. So - TWO boxes. Names for Mom Cat and Kittens in one. Names for Puppies in the other. And the winners are:
CJ and Lana G.
Mindy Slimmer of Pugs and Purrs “chipped in” for TWO full sets of names - one for her and one for her mom CJ. I had the honor of meeting both Mindy and CJ when they drove across the Midwest all the way to my house to adopt Percy and Golden. So in the box of names for kitties and in the box of names for puppies was an entry from each of Mindy and CJ. When Husband reached in and pulled out a slip of paper from the box of puppy names - IT WAS CJ’S ENTRY THAT CAME OUT. Her puppy names had a theme - Janet Evanovich book series. Here they are:
CONGRATULATIONS TO CJ!
Next we have the mom cat and kittens who, along with me, received the Random Felines miracle. Jeanne took in this mom and kittens when I couldn’t. She has been fostering this feline family for two weeks, all the while without names. Well, this family has now been christened. Lana G entered names for the cat family AND for the puppies. Lana has TWO Winnie's Wish kitties. Husband drew HER entry out of the feline names box. Here is what Lana wrote in her email entry:
CONGRATULATIONS TO LANA !
I hope you will go right over to *Random Felines and take a look at the feline family that Jeanne has posted about today just to show off their shiny new names.
THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY who played The Name Game - as always, those donations are SO VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. I loved all of the names that came in and wish I could have used them all.
A quick note before I close up with a word about adoptions. If there is an Arielle reading today, would you email me please. I received your donation, but the email address I have doesn’t work. I have tried to email a thanks to you, but the return message is that my email is “undeliverable”.
I’m spending October pushing for HOMES. I’d love to find some (only wonderful) homes for the Winnie’s Wish kitties. I still REALLY wish someone would adopt Hershey Bear and Jo-Jo VERY soon. I hate to move them to the cathouse - I think it will be detrimental to both of them. But my bathroom now contains the remote area kitties numbering three, and one additional who just came here last week. Those darlings will soon be introduced to the rest of the house where they can be socialized and acclimated to living in a home with dogs, people, and other cats. Hershey Bear and Jo-Jo will need to move on. I’m broken-hearted for Frosting as well. She’s just as desperate as ever for a human of her very own. I will continue to highlight one or two Winnie’s Wishers at a time for as long as it takes to get through the entire population here.
A reminder about bricks, too. The fourth Winnie’s Wish Walkway brick fundraiser is underway at this very moment. You can click on the picture of the brick at the top of my sidebar.
Thanks to everyone who has become a part of this private rescue operation. You guys are my strength!