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February 2011

A quick Hello!

Thank you to everyone who has visited recently.  A special thanks to those of you who took the time to sign our guest book and or email us.  We will try to respond to everyone.  We also have a Facebook Page.  If you have an animal to try to give a new forever home t
 
o or if you are looking for a animal people are posting their critters there with location and other information. The Facebook page is Last Chance Critter Rescue. Please feel free to visit us there as well. Also a big thank you to those who have donated it is really a big help as we are self supporting with no grants or other assistance. So it is truly a blessing to receive your assistance.  Thank You. All our critters say hi and they are well.

Happy Belated Valentine's Day from ourCritters

Our critters had a great Valentine's Day. The kitties had some extra canned cat food and our dogs had some homemade chicken with rice added to their dog food. It was a fairly good day.  The weatherman had predicted rain, but it held off and all we had was some fairly strong winds.  Our Big Boy is doing well.  He hates the wind and does not seem to enjoy his walks as much with everything blowing around.  The kitties prefer to hang out in the house and just nap.  Our Merlin is finally coming into the house more.  He and the Big Boy have come to a sort of truce and they take turns sharing the back yard; but not at the same time.  We are still hoping for enough donations to afford some formal training for the Big Boy so he has better manners around other dogs and kitties.  He has learned that kitties are "leave It", but it would be nice if he ignored them on his own.  We are still hopeful that by spring we will be able to afford a nice big kennel area outside for him to enjoy our yard while he & the kitties stay safe. It would also be good for the garden as right now he has not yet learned that the plants are not to be walked on.  We have some strawberry plants and it is hard to teach him to keep out of that yard area. It is too early for the rest of the garden, but would love to have his kennel before we put in the garden. Our blind kitty is still using her puppy pads in front of the cat box as she refuses to use the litter box.  She uses about twenty pads a day as we put them down in threes so she has a good chance of hitting the pads and not the carpet.  Before we did this we were having to replace the carpet about three or four times a year, not to mention what it did to the hardwood floor underneath.  The pads are a bit of a large expense, but it makes it easier on all of us humans and critters.
Well, chores await as do the big dogs for their afternoon walk. Thank you for checking in on us here at Last Chance Critter Rescue.
 

Catching up with our Critter Fans

It has been a while since we last posted. We have had a real good break in the weather here and have spent much of the last several days doing the many outside chores that had been put on hold with all of the rain.  Our Big Boy Mister is finally making some real progress.  On our walk last night he saw a live kitty in the walkway about 40 feet ahead and he did not react at all. He was able to focus on me & just turn around.  Kitty seemed unaware that the dog was even interested.  Our Merlin kitty has finally begun to be more social again. He has come in to hang out & sleep for three separate days last week.  We let him decide and he finally just waltzed in as if he had never left.  Our Bunny is thriving with the nice dry weather. Our Rosie is doing well.  She is thirteen years old and a part of our family here.  She was a rescue when a puppy about a year or so old. She keeps an eye out for the kitties and mothers them somewhat. A good mellow dog to get our kitties to accept dogs as friends. Our kitty therapy dog. She is getting the porch kitty to realize that some dogs are really not a threat, even big /giant dogs.  So, we have had some luck with donations for our outside kennel which we hope to purchase & have installed n time for spring weather.  We still intend to post a graph so that people can see where we are with the goals we are trying to reach.  We are also working to expand our Senior Assistance program to help Seniors keep their companions so they can have companionship and not be forced to choose between their needs or a pet.  So far we are helping two Seniors, but it is a start.  Well, critters chores are calling. Must go shop for food etc. as well as walk the dogs.