Friday, September 30, 2011

My puppies

So Tomorrow I was soppost to take a litter of 5 puppies... But now they are not coming! I'm soooo upset! I was looking fowards to them too!  The are soppost to be coming next week..but thats just to far a way to cheer me up! I've had such a horrible pass two days! (as i was typing this someone (who's number i do not know) sent me a picture of a rainbow with a caption of "May all your dreams come true")
Here are the pups im soppost to get....  I hope they aren't to big by the time they come!!!!


5 Bluetick pups!: Bluetick Coonhound, Dog; Appomattox, VA

Sunday, September 18, 2011

8 Reasons to foster!

Eight Reasons You Can Foster a Pet -- Even If You Think You Can't

Fostering Cats and Dogs

This article was originally published on the blog.
By Emily Fromm, executive producer
I encourage everyone I know to foster -- even if they're dead set on adopting.

Not only does fostering provide an invaluable service to rescue groups and the shelters who depend on them (not to mention the pets themselves), it's a great way to learn about your own needs as a pet owner. (You can't know if you've got what it takes to walk a young puppy at 1, 3 and 6 a.m. until you've done it!)

But I've heard a lot of excuses -- er, reasons -- why people can't or don't want to foster. So I was delighted to get the article below in a newsletter from the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society, which answers just about every possible excuse. (It was written by Liz Pease, the shelter's director of operations.)

With shelters overflowing and many people needing temporary care for their pets while they find new housing or weather a crisis, fostering is even more important these days. So print out this list and give it to everyone you know who thinks they just "can't" foster.
"I DON'T HAVE THE SPACE" -- I used to think this too. Then a cat came along that really, really needed me ... and I made the space! All it takes is a small spare bedroom or office, a bathroom, or even a corner where you can set up a playpen cage, which you can borrow from us! While we do need foster cats to stay separate from your own cats, it doesn't take much space to do that. And remember, whatever space you have at home is probably more than the kitty has here at the shelter now! [Editor's note: This is also what I tell people who think they can't adopt a big dog because they live in an apartment--Emily]

"I MIGHT GET ATTACHED" -- OK, yes, you might. But no matter how difficult it is to bring your kitty back to the shelter, just knowing that you're helping to save a life should ease any short-term pain. When you take in a foster cat, it gives us room to help other cats that might otherwise be brought to shelters that euthanize for time and space. It also lets us learn more about a cat's personality than we ever could in a shelter environment, which, in turn, makes the cat much easier to adopt out. Yes, some cats are harder to bring back than others, but be strong! You can do it! (And yes, I've kept one foster cat, but not the 60 that followed that first one!)
"MY OWN CATS WON'T TOLERATE A FOSTER CAT, ESPECIALLY AN ADULT" -- If you have a separate room, this shouldn't be much of a problem. Yes, your cat(s) will know there is another cat in the house, and they may be a little upset about it at first. But chances are they'll get over it pretty quickly, especially if you make sure you wash your hands after visiting with the foster cat and keep the cats from seeing each other if possible. Feliway Comfort Zone diffusers or Rescue Remedy flower essence can also help. Tell your cats they need to help do their part too! Eventually, they will be totally nonchalant about the whole idea of fostering. My cats no longer even bat an eyelash when a foster cat comes into the house.

"I CAN'T AFFORD TO TAKE ANOTHER CAT" -- This one is easy! You can get all your food and litter from MRFRS if you like, and MRFRS covers all medical expenses associated with foster cats! If you buy your own supplies for fosters, save the receipts so you can take a tax deduction!

"A SHELTER CAT MIGHT GET MY OWN CATS SICK" -- If you follow basic health protocols, such as washing your hands between handling cats and wearing an over-shirt when handling the foster cat, you shouldn't have any problems. A sick cat should be kept in a separate room, and bedding/clothing should be washed with bleach after use. We are also happy to provide you with a bottle of heavy-duty kennel disinfectant for cleaning if you like!

"SOMEONE ELSE WILL SAY YES. THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER FOSTER HOMES" -- They won't and there aren't. It's that simple. We have lots of folks who will take kittens, but very few who will take adults, and even fewer who will take sick, feral, and/or rabies-quarantine cats. Please help us! Kittens are easy for us to place. But our poor adults need help too.

"I ALREADY HAVE A FOSTER CAT" -- All right. Well, this gets you partly off the hook. But wouldn't your foster kitty like a friend?
While this article is specific to cats and, in some places, to MRFRS, its message applies to most other animals and rescue groups. Of course, every rescue group has different expectations of fosters, but it's true across the board that fosters are desperately needed and fostering is immensely rewarding.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

So my life has been a tad crazy the last few weeks. I don't even know where to start....

 So I'll start off from Seneca, my new bird!
 While I was on vacation in the finger lakes, we had gone out for the day on a tour of the lake. When we go back to the house Michael and Judy had been chilling out on the deck watching a bird Michael called the "Albino Dove."  It was a beautiful bird! It t landing on a dead tree about half way down the back yard. Later that night while we were eating dinner the bird kept flying closer and closer and closer. It eventually flew right over the umbrella of the tables and back on the tree. After about the third time of doing that I stopped watching and took a bite of my food. When all of the sudden, the bird landed on my head. I froze for about 15 seconds to think about hat just happened, and if it really had happened. After all the pictures of the bird i walked inside to help clean up after dinner. We had left the door open; the bird followed me in. I next called my mother to ask if i could keep the newly named bird, Seneca, if she wasn't claimed before we left........ And well you can guess what happened from there :)

A few days after coming home from vacation, I started emailing some places about a part time job. Most places said that they were not hiring right now... :( But the one place that there may be a possible job is at Pups @ Play in Livingston. It is a new doggy day care the actually just opened for business yesterday! It is a bran new place! It looks amazing! Unfortunately, because it is so new the Women was not looking to hire, but she did say I could volunteer! And I jumped at that opportunity! She says she  plans on hiring me part time once the business picks up! I hope that is soon! I start my volunteering On Monday!!!

Lastly, I started school. Ugh!!! I am not looking forwards to this school year! I miss my sophomore teachers and schedule!! It was perfect! This year I have had my schedule changes twice already! The good part is I have a great Spanish teacher..(actually I love all the Spanish teachers!!) and a great...well that's about it! I loved the people in my classes last year! And this year I have more of my friends in my classes, but... I'm going to miss the friends from last year! Everyone says they hated their Junior year..and I'm starting to see why...and i mean the work not everything else! Teacher are really starting to prepare us for our futures. It's kinda neat in a way but In another way I hate it!! I liked being the little baby freshman and sophomores! now I'm an upperclassman.. it'soo strange! to think in like another two school years I will never see most of the people I've known since kindergarten ever again!!  Anyways, I do not LOVE school as much as i did last year but it's tolerable!

PS Bleow is Molly and her Boyfriend Ewing!! :)

And this is Molly's Biological sister Rosemary AKA Roxi!!! Her ownners Love her SOOOOOO much!!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011


My rescue group will be having adoptions at PetSmart in Mt. olive Nj please come by and adopt your new best friends, or if you can't adopt fostering is a great opportunity!!! I hope to see you there!!

Ps I'll write an update soon!