Saturday, March 31, 2007

A Sneak Preview...

This is the new building and play yard for the kitties. It's an 8'x12' building with a cat door and large window, plus a yard full of oak trees with a view of the horses and the wildlife garden. Steve's putting the chicken wire cover over the yard. That, plus a little insulation inside, some plywood and paint, and a couple of finishing touches, and we'll be done!

Ballou and Poppy will be moving out here, giving everyone more room to play, and they'll have real grass too!

Leonard the Hunter

While the others were napping, Leonard spent his afternoon attempting to hunt the elusive gopher that continues to pop up in the Cabana's yard. I'm not sure if it's more entertaining for the gopher or the cats, but they've spent a couple of weeks now in this "cat-and-gopher" game!

Kitties in Disguise

How many kitties are in the picture? Just two ~ there were three until I left to get the camera. Austin, on the right, and Hot Rod, on the left, spent a nice warm San Diego afternoon napping in the shade of the butterfly bush. That's where they stayed until dinnertime!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Dog Walk Pictures!

Thanks to Mike, the sanctuary's secretary, we have pictures from the Escondido Humane Society's Paws in the Park dog walk! It started as a foggy, chilly morning but was sunny and warm by noon. We met many terrific people, and their dogs too. Our treasurer Sandra was also on hand to answer questions about the animals.

Luna and Sparky both attended and received many pets on the head. It was Sparky's first public appearance, so I was a little unsure about how he'd act, it turns out he loves the attention! He and Luna walked around and looked at the displays, and sampled biscuits too!

We received $90.22 in donations, which we truly appreciate.

A huge thank you from all of us for your generosity!

Friday, March 09, 2007

The Bathing Service

Waldo never has to groom again, now that Marci is in his life! I caught her in the act washing his face after breakfast today. Phoenix even joins in on occasion too. They can all be found napping together along with Scooter for most of the day as well. Ah, it's a tough life!

It's Been A Busy Month...

And now things can get back to normal. My courses for my RVT license are finished, now it's a matter of waiting for (and passing) the exam. The whole thing has worn Sparky out, as you can see in the photo! Our spring newsletter will be in the mail to you by late next week, which will include information about our volunteer program too.

Also, please join us on Sunday, March 25, at Kit Carson Park in Escondido for the Escondido Humane Society's fundraiser Paws in the Park. We will have a display there, and you will have the opportunity to meet Luna and Sparky too! We look forward to seeing you!