By Sylviag on Mar 12, 2015 at 9:16 PM
Thanks so much. I have not even seen it yet. My time here lately has been devoted to our losse. Otherwise RL has gotten a good hold on me lately and between that, bad head and chest cold and infected ktteh bite, running around in circles LOL I think you must be pretty busy also as I have not seen you on much or chatting much
By catmom on Mar 12, 2015 at 5:20 PM
Congratz onna nudder HD FP!!
By Sylviag on Mar 6, 2015 at 12:14 AM
Thank you so much. Went to Petsmart to get food (and "accidentally" picked up a 4 tier cat stand - not on our shopping list ) and saw two of our shelter kttehs in the adoption area. I don't know much yet about that side of the shelter.
By catmom on Mar 4, 2015 at 10:34 AM
congratz onna nudder FP!!!
By Sylviag on Mar 2, 2015 at 8:54 PM
Wonderful on the adoptions. As I start geting to know the kittehs, I see all their sweet qualities and think what a good companion he or she would be for the right person. So glad Pia (his name?) and your friend are getting along. Good luck itht he papery stuff :) We got our Fed return last week and paid our OR state taxes. Behind us until next year and have a folder set up to toss things into throughout the year. Been doing any cooking classes or fun stuff?
By catmom on Mar 2, 2015 at 10:15 AM
Good morning, Syl! You have been so busy with the shelter, wish I had your energy :-) Did my shift at the adoption center this morning. We had four adoptions last week, including one of my favorite boys, Nick ( I called him Nickie). My IT friend is loving his new cat, Pia. Adoption here two weeks ago, and they are bonding very well. Busy this week with papery stuff and tax stuff. UGH!
By Sylviag on Feb 16, 2015 at 10:52 PM
I just did quick Google search on "no kill cat rescue shelter grants" and got this: http://www.animalsheltering.org/how-we-help/strengthen-your-shelter/financial-assistance/grant_listings.html Before anything of that nature, need to get some the physical shelter issues cleaned up. ED BD again - really need some better practices, especially in regards to the laundry. Wore gloves but felt I should have had a mask on :) Yay on the adoptions! Our Sat event resulted in 6 - and 3 intakes - 3 in a carrier just left on the doorstep to be found when they came in Sun am :( How cool - you had mentioned he migh be adopting - I hope he and one of the kittehs that meets his needs bond.
By catmom on Feb 16, 2015 at 10:02 AM
Good morning! ED your convo with BD about what you and Bryan are doing at the adoption center ~ you two jump in with both feet, and that is great! I would like to talk with you about the grant proposal thing because it might be something my adoption/rescue group could benefit from. Did my shift this AM and we had three adoptions last week. Think I facilitateed an adoption for this afternoon, too. And my IT friend may adopt a kitty this weekend. He is looking for an adult declawed kitty, and we have two coming in to the shelter this. week. He can come in to San Antimio this weekend for a meet and greet, yea!
By Sylviag on Feb 16, 2015 at 5:17 AM
Mornin' and Happy Moanday :)
By Sylviag on Feb 11, 2015 at 6:46 AM
Oh we love working at the shelter! ED me and Becky's Dad for our first two days there. Once we help with a the initial reorganzation, I think we will settle down to 2 full days a week. Our skills are best used for heavy labor and handyman (Bryan - they all love him aleady :) and cleaning and reorganizing various aspects of their processes (me). They told us they are very open to new ideas. A lot of the older women love the outreach adoption stuff but physically hard for them to do some of the cleaning. I don't know much about their accounting, donations, costs and may not want to get involved in a bunch of administrtive stuff having done that all career. But I do have some ideas about possible grant request writing in the future; wrote complicated stuff my whole career. I found one web site already that hands out grants to shlelters. They have a pretty good web site (a guy who lives in Seattle actually maintains that) but would like to see them have a Newsletter with pics of adoptable cats every month that can be emailed to supporters. They shelter around 100 cats which is a lot but they do have the space but needs to be better organized. Don't know yet how they are getting volunteers but would like to see more outreach in that area as they do not have enough. But that is in the future. Want to help them get their facility physically reorganized and separation of cats with special needs and sanitation and more sanitation :) They have a couple of very dedicated people who are there almost every day. One of whom worked as a vet tech for many years and kind of takes the lead. The actual owner of the house and Shelter Diretor is hardly ever there as she has a full time job They have a large two story house for the main shelter and an "annex" across from it that looks to maybe have been a mother-in-law house. Sounds like your organization is moving in new directions also. No kill is the Holy Grail for sure.
By catmom on Feb 10, 2015 at 6:38 PM
Wow! Great news on the volunteer front. You will love it, for sure. We had 4 adoptions last week. And, ARC (animal rescue connections) is now looking for some office space here in San Antonio. A small space to answer calls, store information literature and maybe have one staffer, along with the volunteers. Our goal is for San Antonio and everywhere else to be "no kill". How often will you and Bryan be volunteering? What will you do - adoptions, clean and play, fund raising? Happy dansin' for more volunteers!!
By Sylviag on Feb 9, 2015 at 5:44 AM
Mornin' It's a go on volunteeing at the rescue org. The only no kill in the county so am very excited They also have some days where they can bring their adoptables to PetsMart. The local Petsmart is really supportive of all the local rescue org and every Sat they elt diferent orgs come in. They clear out the big cental aisle hey clear out to make room for the cats and cages, etc. How are your adoptions going?
By Sylviag on Feb 8, 2015 at 12:19 PM
Hi long time no chat. Headng out to check out a no kill cat rescue organization in Bend that we hope to volunteer for We just found out about it when they accepted 30 cats from animal rescue found abandoned in two different nearby towns. Was on the local news and newspaper. From the web site it looks good. I hope this works out, we're both ready to devote some time to volunteering now that our house is pretty much in order. Will let you know how it goes.
By Sylviag on Jan 26, 2015 at 9:32 AM
13-15 Feb for KKPS Balentine's Day Danse. It falls on a Sat so the weekend would be purrfect. I will announce it soon. Also planning to do something in HistoricLOLs on Historic Couples" but the two themes are so different it won't matter if they run concurrently. Great on the adoptions! WIll ramp up with Spring I am sure with litters being born because people did not spay or neuter :( Yahoo and hih five on all the creepy crawlers eradicated!!
By catmom on Jan 26, 2015 at 8:57 AM
Good morning, Syl. Just back from my volunteer shift at the adoption center. We had five adoptions last week, which was pretty good. There are only nine kittens/cats camping out in the center this week. Yes, I am happy to announce that the termites have left the building finally! All the repairs/replacements/painting was finished late Friday afternoon. Kibby and Chessie got to come out of the "nursery" on Saturday afternoon, much to their delight :-) They have been racing around the halls and the downstairs ever since. Got an appointment for my annual physical this afternoon. Not my favorite thing, but it has to be done. I don't have any complaints so I think everything will go well. Have we set a date for the Balentine's Dance at KKPS? Bosco, Kibby, Libby and Chessie have to arrange for dates, and other hijinks for sure!
By Sylviag on Jan 26, 2015 at 6:09 AM
But of course she does LOL Glad everyone got that even though I mangled the typing of that sentence. How did the termite retreating work? All gone now and you can start the refinishing of the damaged parts? Been busy here with the start of some Spring cleaning as we are having weirdly warm weather with no snow in sight - East coast getting it all.
By catmom on Jan 25, 2015 at 10:35 PM
OMG!! Foofany has a boi fren app!!!LOLOL! Almost snorted my wine on that one!
By catmom on Jan 20, 2015 at 8:35 AM
Thanks my friend!!
By Sylviag on Jan 20, 2015 at 8:08 AM
Have a wonderful day! hugz http://cheezburger.com/8431636224
By Sylviag on Jan 19, 2015 at 10:10 AM
Oh that is just terrible - amazing at how much damage they can do. Hopefully he gets the rest today. Before you repair the damage make sure eveylost one of them are gone. Looks like not major structural pieces need to be replaced? We have some friens down here that hosted a Super Bol party last year. If they don't we will.
By catmom on Jan 19, 2015 at 9:01 AM
Super bowl party at your house, right? Glad they have the opportunity to repeat! Uploaded some pics of the ongoing saga of the termite infestation. Here's one http://cheezburger.com/8430767616 Rest are on my profile. Have to have the termite guy back this afternoon to retreat because he did not get all the critters last Friday. Now I need to find a good finish carpenter, then a painter.......
By Sylviag on Jan 16, 2015 at 8:11 AM
Mornin' How goes the termite saga? I sure hope not a lot of structural dameage.
By Sylviag on Jan 12, 2015 at 4:54 AM
I did ED - awful about the termites! Considering you get inspected every year, they really move in fast and cause major damage :( I really hope the structural damage is not too bad. So not what you wanted for the New Year. In WA it was carpenter ants we had to watch for because we had cedar siding on the ouse and had a couple of infestations we had to have professionally treated. The product they used however was not direcly harmful to the kittteh and we just kept them in a back backroom for the day. Sounds like your holiday festivites lasted right on through the New Year. I bet that dinner you made was delish. Sorry you got laid low by the cedar pollen and hope you are feeling better. I was hoping your absence from here was bacuase of more fun things. Here it is junipers that can cause a lot of problems. Bryan and I had some issues with it last Spring and hope we are more used to it this year. Let mw know how the termite thing goes. xo
By catmom on Jan 11, 2015 at 12:04 PM
Congratz to your team :-) I have been MIA for a while, so please ED convo with BD for update. Real life is too hectic right now *sigh* Hope all is well with you and yours my friend!
By Sylviag on Dec 26, 2014 at 9:08 AM
Thanks - getting a lot of mileage out of that one :) Been posted on three different sites. Made an enchelada breakfast casserole for brunch for family and friends yesterday and put out a bowl of that crazy good sasa and it got star reviews from all :)
By catmom on Dec 26, 2014 at 8:29 AM
Congratz onna nudder FP!!
By Sylviag on Dec 24, 2014 at 7:47 AM
Mornin. Like me, looks like you are relaxing before the purrfect Chistmas storm :) Many merries to you.
By Sylviag on Dec 23, 2014 at 8:16 AM
Getting some fresh chips when we go gorcery shopping today ao I can enjoy tonight :) Got the busies and wasn't able to come back on yeterday. A lot of errands to run today. And sounds like you are booked solid yourself :) But fun stuff so enjoy
By catmom on Dec 22, 2014 at 11:09 AM
:-) So glad you like it, salsa is kind of a Texas thing, and those should be yummy! Enjoy my friend! Things are still crazy around here. Did my volunteer shift at the adoption center this AM. We had 5 adoptions last week, which is great. The big cubbie was empty this morning. Delivered some prezzies to friends on the way home from the adoption center. Still have more to wrap *sigh* and mre to deliver, plus lunch tomorrow with a gal pal and her mother who is wheelchair bound; then a party in the evening with neighbors, and my IT friend will arrive around 10PM from Dallas. He's staying thru the holidays and taking Toby home with him when he leaves.
By Sylviag on Dec 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Tossing tortilla chips into the air with joy! It came and thank you so much! I have a culinary love affair with salsa and always picking up different kinds. And aprreciate the "medium." And the bowl and spoon are ossum. lub and hugz