Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thankful Thursday

We are very thankful for our furiends, who gave us advice & generously donated green papers for Mama to get Joey checked out! We are so very touched & Mama has had leaky eyes just thinking how sweet you've been to us. She called the v-e-t office today & found out it will cost $24 for the combo test for FIV & Feline Leuk. Hansel's mom suggested that we get that test. Mama's gonna try to get Joey in to the v-e-t early next week.

We are also thankful that Mama finally got an appt. to get her fingerprinting done! She's going to get her TB test tomorrow & fingerprinted on Saturday morning. Hopefully that means she will get to start working soon. By the way, she got the jobbie she interviewed for on Monday! So she may be bouncing from Bus Rider to childcare...she doesn't care as long as she's working. It's all for the school district so it's all good.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

No Microchip....

UPDATE: Thank you all so much for your offers to help!! I do have PayPal, but I have no clue how to set up a donation button. If someone can help me with that I would appreciate it. Ewww, I never even thought about worms (shiver!)!! I will get some dewormer, but I'll have to wait until Friday. Thanks again everyone, I love you guys sooo much!!

Joey (still working on his name) went to the v-e-t today to be scanned. Nothing there. The v-e-t himself wasn't there, but the office lady said it would cost around $50 to get him all checked out. It's pay-as-you-go, so Mama isn't sure when she can get that done, so for now, Joey stays in the human litter box room. She's gonna make up some fliers today to put up in town to try to find his family.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Smokey Joe Speaks.......

Hi everbuddy, I'm the new kitty on the block! The Lady here calls me Smokey Joe, but I told her she has to rethink that name...I don't like it.
I really like The Lady, though, she has been good to me. She feeds me, gives me scritches & loves....I'd sit on her all day if I could. There are 3 other kitties here that I got to meet briefly. We sniff each other through the crack in the door. Sometimes there's hissing & sometimes there's not. I'd really like to get out of the human litter box room so we could get to know each other, but The Lady says I have to go to the v-e-t first to make sure I'm healthy.
The Lady has another jobbie interview in the morning, she's hoping to get some work since it's taking forever for her to start the bus rider jobbie. The new jobbie is as a sub for childcare in the Teen Parents Services. With all this flu going around, they really need subs!!
When she gets home from that, she is going to call a v-e-t to see if he can scan me for a microchip. The Lady says she's gonna try to find my family. If she can't, she said I could live here furever!! She said she needs another cat like she needs a hole in the head(whatever that means), but she has fallen in love with me. Well duhr!! Who wouldn't?? She's gonna put fliers up at the bank, restaurant & Post Office to see if she can find my family. We live in a tiny town(pop. 250), so those are about the only places in town to post fliers. The Lady said that if I'm lost, that my family must be frantic cause I'm such a sweet little love bug.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Update on Stray Kitty

Mama Rhonda here, first I want to thank you for your advice & caring words. I just can't tell you how much they mean to me. Second, Stray Kitty a/k/a Smokey Joe is in the house. We actually had a nice day here, so I sat outside with him while he ate. I took the flea comb out so I could make sure he didn't have fleas. I combed him while he ate & he just purred so loud! Good news, no fleas!! He let me pick him up & love all over him & even comb his belly. That's when I noticed he was a he...hence Smokey Joe.

I have him shut in the bathroom right now...he's not too thrilled with that & neither are the other cats. I held open the door after he ate & he just walked right in. I knew Sammy would be nice, he never growls or hisses. Fes wasn't as bad as I figured he would be, but there was a bit of hissing & growling from him. Smokey Joe was actually worse than Festus! The biggest surprise though was Emma, she is the worst about all that. She still hisses & growls at Fes if he gets too close to her. She never made a sound, they just sniffed each other & that was it! I was more worried about stressing her & she just takes it all in stride.

I have to call a new vet Monday as our vet passed away last week. I'm going to see if he will scan Smokey Joe for a microchip & examine him if I can make payments. I would appreciate all the help I could get as I'm not sure when I will start my job & I'll get paid once a month when I do. Thank you all so much, I just couldn't stand the thought of him being outside with no way to defend himself.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Mama is conflicted........

When Mama went food shopping, she bought a bag of "cheap" cat food for the stray kitty. When she was feeding him/her today, Mama checked the front paws & Stray Kitty is declawed. We knew he/she belonged to someone because of how friendly he/she is, but we don't know if he/she is lost or has been abandoned. Mama just knows that declawed kitties should be inside kitties. That's where the conflict comes in, Mama hates to leave the kitty outside, but she doesn't want to stress us out by letting him/ her in. That & we have no green papers to take the kitty to the v-e-t to be checked out. Mama is just sick to her stomach worrying about the kitty. She knows if we were lost, she would want someone to take us in & take care of us. Does anybuddy out there have any suggestions??

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Lazy Mama

It's been 2 weeks since we got Mama to help us blog & there is no good reason for it. She still hasn't started her jobbie yet. She doesn't know yet what age-group she'll be with, but she's hoping for Pre-School or Special Needs kidbeans. She has a Student Management class on Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, hopefully she'll learn something.

It's also our county's Fall Color Drive this weekend so Mama will be gone the whole weekend. But then again, she's gone most weekends, leaving us all alone...

Anyway, we finally get her to help us blog, but does she take pictures of us to post?? NO! She saw a stray kitty out her car this afternoon & went to take pictures of it. When she stepped out the door, the kitty started walking up to the house. The kitty even stood up on Mama's leg & tried to come in our house! She is a very skinny kitty so Mama fed her some leftover roast beast......we don't even get roast beast!! Here's a pic of her standing up to get Mama.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Good News!!

Mama found out a little while ago that she got the jobbie that she interviewed for on Wednesday!! She is very excited & very nervous, but can't wait to start. It will be at least 2 weeks, she has to get fingerprinted & get a TB test, but they are backed up a bit.

She will be a Bus Rider for a school district, not in our community unfortunately. She will have to drive 25 miles to her new jobbie, which doesn't thrill her, but she has to work. She will be helping the bus driver keep all the kidbeans under control & safe on the bus. It shouldn't be boring & Mama is glad that she will still be working with kidbeans, it's what she loves to do.

We want to thank efurrybuddy for the crossed paws & purrs, we know they helped get Mama this jobbie!!