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Dancing For The Paws Fundraiser

Dancing For The Paws

Dancing For The Paws

 

We know how much I love rescuing animals and how important the cause is to me. In my opinion pets are not rescued enough and people look for any and every excuse to purchase their pet because having a rescue pet has some sort of stigma attached to it.  This is so far from the truth!  There are some very awesome people who are having a fundraising event called Dancing for the Paws to help raise donatons for a great rescue called Friend of Freddie Pet Rescue.  Here is a little about them: Friends of Freddie Pet Rescue, located at 200 Middle Country Road Middle Island NY, is a nonprofit pet rescue, dedicated to finding homes for unwanted dogs and puppies. Our adoption process is simple and fast. Application, reference checks, home visit. Our adoption fees (like most rescues) are based on age of dog, breed and medical needs of the dog/puppy that is being adopted. Please visit our “up for adoption album” on our page, it is updated daily. Adoption fees include microchipping, up to date shots, spay/neuter and vet care after you adopt. Come and visit our center and fall in love.

You can join in the fun too on Tuesday November 5th from 6:30-10:30pm.  Your participation can help raise money and awareness for some great animals and a great rescue! You might even find a new best friend!! If you can’t attend please send a donation anyway! You can also bring donations directly to Friends of Freddie Pet Rescue or bring to the event.  Rescues can never get enough food, toys, blankets, newspaper, anything to help!  If you need any more information just ask!!! Please tell your friends and family the show will be great and who doesn’t want to have a good time while helping out a great cause!

Persephone

Persephone

 

 

 

I realized the other day I talk about my pets but I have never really described them or their stories before. I do have plenty of them and they all have such credible personalities I think they could all use their own separate posts!
My latest addition to my zoo brood is Persephone. She is the sister of Panda (my second to last addition but I’ll go into more detail about him in another post.) Persephone is a tiny tiny grey and white kitty! She has sporadic longer white hairs that stick out of her coat, just like Panda and kind of reminds me of Skeksis, if you don’t know what this is click here please, but her fur is soft and snuggly just like she is but on her own terms.
I wasn’t supposed to even have Persephone or even another kitten, or even a kitten at all but as luck would have it one of my fave friend’s kitties had kittens.  I went with this “friend” to go feed her kittens and I feel in love with Persephone immediately but as I would learn she was off in her own world and didn’t that anyone was in the room with her. Her brother had different ideas however and I wound up taking him home instead.  A few weekends later I was kitten sitting for that same “friend” and decided to take Persephone with me just for funzies.  At first I wasn’t sure I even wanted her.  She wasn’t very happy to be at my zoo and she didn’t even care I was alive. She was immediately off on her own investigating the place. After 5 minutes of her being at my house she managed to scratch me in the face and I was convinced I would be bringing her back to my “friends” ASAP.
Then I saw her and her brother Panda playing and it was one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen. Two tiny kitties rolling around on the floor, chasing each other, running into things and getting into mischief together! I loved it! That isn’t what made me love Sephie (my name for her) either. What made me love her is her independence. She is fearless. In the first 5 minutes after scratching me in the face she was off to climbing up some large furniture that her brother who I had had for 2 weeks didn’t even attempt to try to get to. She was jumping of things and trying to jump onto things much higher and bigger than I thought she should be but that was not going to stop little Seph. I would sit and watch her go off on her own and you would notice after a little bit that Panda would follow her and let her test stuff out first before he tried it. By the end of the weekend it was decided that I had to keep her. While my big panther Rupert still Sephie and Panda up a bit they both love my Skye (the long pooch in what is now a sea of kitties) she was clearly one of us!
Now that we all have our routines down Sephie seems to be the trailblazer who wants to hang with the big kids, Skye and Rue, but can still get rough and tumble with her brother and be silly. Then when I am not paying attention she sneaks up to me and gets super

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I hope maybe I can learn from her and get some added courage and fearlessness in my life. Maybe I shouldn’t be afraid to take those big leaps because the worst that can happen I suppose is I fall. I may not be a cat and land on my feet but like Sephie I should pick myself back up and try all over again until I don’t fall!

Rescue A Furb Today Please!

I love all of the work and effort rescues put into trying to save as many animal lives as they can. They work tirelessly and give so much of their own time, money and love to try to save these animals that most other people could care less about on a daily basis. The least we can do is make sure that we help them help these pets as often as we can. Pass this post, these pictures and links around as much as you possibly can! You never know you might be responsible for saving a life or maybe more!

Frank

Frank

 

 

Frank is a goofy boy! He is a staff and volunteer FAVORITE! Frank is social, polite, and knows how to charm everyone in the room. Frank LOVES to play ball! While out in the yard today, the volunteer said that once she got tired of throwing the ball for Frank, he took over and played fetch with himself! While in the office, Frank was calm and well- behaved, basking in all of the attention he was receiving. He sat down and spun around on his butt to face each person willing to pet him. Frank responded very well to positive reinforcement training, and seemed to really enjoy learning!

 

Ferry Mama

Ferry Mama

 

 

Ferry Mama is beyond beautiful! needs a home ASAP! She is obedient, affectionate and leash trained according to helpers. Everyone that met her says she is an amazing lady and would love to be in a home ASAP! Ferry Mama was found as a stray wondering the streets of Staten Island and would very much like to have a new forever home to be comfortable in.  She loves to snuggle and play and wants to share her love with someone that will love her back.

 

 

 

Chili

Chili

 

Chili is definitely one of the good guys, the kind your Mom refers to as ‘a keeper’. He’s sweet-natured, respectful, extremely friendly and stunningly handsome – just look into those bi-colored eyes and tell me you’re not smitten! Chili is snuggly and happy to see me when leashed up for a walk. Once out in the yard he’s even happier to see his favorite toy, the tennis ball. The only thing Chili enjoys more than tennis balls are his fellow dogs and he’ll literally drop what he’s doing and run over to greet them with a wiggly butt and happy ‘helicopter tail’. Chili keeps a clean den, uses the bathroom promptly once outside.

 

 

Nutmeg

Nutmeg

 

 

Nutmeg is sugar and spice and all things nice! Named for the seed whose color she shares, Nutmeg is a truly stunning beauty. With her soft, short fur and sleek physique she has the look of royalty. Nutmeg isn’t just a pretty face, she’s also an enthusiastic puppy with personality to spare. She really loves to play with her ball and is thrilled to meet other dogs both large and small. Nutmeg is a little timid around people right now and her tail stays tucked much of the time but she accepts petting and soft words and will obediently sit for treats before taking them very gently from the hand. In the street she walks low and very fast, the walk of a scared young dog. Her new family will need to help Nutmeg learn that the outside world is not going to hurt her and it’s OK to move at a slower pace but with time and love she will get there.