Monday, December 13, 2010


There's so many little tidbits I wanted to share today!  Where to start?

The x-rays came back on Stoney and it looks like he's going to need major orthopedic surgery on his foot. I haven't alerted Stoney's foster Mom yet, so I'm sure she'll be surprised when she reads this!  Argh! 

I rescued a Lynx Point Ragdoll recently that is very very sick.  I'm praying it's not Fatty Liver.  Sophie is such a sweet girl and is with an awesome foster Mom - if anybody can pull her through, it'll be Julie.

Looks like I'm jumping into my rescue with both feet and treading water!  It's ok.  Sick cats are part of rescue.  So few rescues are truly financially stable, but I had hoped that I could go a few frickin' weeks without some major crisis that didn't strip the ol' bank account.  Oh well - it's money well spent.

On a happy note, I met an adopter at the shelter today.  She was a lovely person that happily fell in love with "Gill":

I received the following cute email from her shortly after Gill's rescue: (Note: The adopter works from home)

"Gil is settling in nicely – I do have him separated from my dogs and cat but he doesn’t seem the least bit unnerved when he hears the barking upstairs or the whining at the door to get in. However, his typing skills are somewhat lacking and although he tries desperately to help I’m afraid I had to set him to guarding the filing cabinet – which he fell asleep in so he isn’t much of a guard either! Thanx for your patience and keep up the good work!"

Looks like things are going to be great for Gill, my stubby tailed boy! 

I also rescued "Stanley" the Himalayan today and a very cute little guy named "Jethro":

Don't let that sweet face fool you - I think there are horns behind those ears!  He's a rowdy little thing that will certainly be climbing the curtains in his new foster home.  Be good, Jethro!

Speaking of foster homes....Forever Home Cat Rescue officially has THIRTEEN new foster homes!  It's very exciting and keeps me in a constant state of renewed enthusiasm.  :)

Remember this little guy?
That was little "Rusty" whom I rescued last month.  His new Mom sent me the following "After" picture:

As you can see, he's been horribly abused in his new home.  (*wink*!)  I do wonder what Rusty thinks of the pink collar!!  LOL!  Regardless, he looks like a spoiled, happy little man, doesn't he?

It was a busy, busy day for me and tomorrow doesn't seem that much more quiet.  I guess it's just the season.  My daughter arrives from California on Thursday for a long weekend - so much to do! 

Think good thoughts for Sophie and Stoney, please.  They're in good, loving, capable hands.  But I still worry :) 


Caroline said...

Have fun with your daughter, rather graphic picture of Rusty's "meat and potatoes"!

House of the Discarded said...

Caroline: Why do you think I called the blogpost "Tidbits" ? HAHAHHAA!


Allison at Novice Life said...

Way to go on the rescues today! That little jethro looks like a handful ;)

No worries, you are right, now rescue is really every truly financially stable...where there is a will, there is a way :)

Erika said...

Beth I'm so glad everything is working out for your rescue. It sounds like you are off to a great start with thirteen foster homes.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Ha, showed that picture of Rusty to hubby and he read what you said about the pink collar and he said "he doesn't have to worry about it with those nuggets".

Amy said...

So glad to hear that you have thirteen foster homes already! Where should we send donations to help out with Stoney's surgery? Do you have a paypal account set up?

House of the Discarded said...

Amy: I sure do!

Paypal donations can be sent to:

Thank you! Thank you!

Amy said...

Sorry Beth - I'm still confused about how to do this - would you mind posting how to send a paypal donation? I've never done this without the paypal button. Thanks! Congratulations on the first adoption. *Cheers* May there be many many more to come!