Mom and me just got back from a long rescue mission road trip. Ellen was a wonderful lady who believed in saving the ferals. She loved everybody, but had a really special place in her heart for feral kitties. She had a big piece of property and she let some ferals live with her as barn kitties. They have a nice kitty shed out back and she loved them very much. They lived happily together for many years.
Time marched on. Some of the kitties got old and went to the Rainbow Bridge. Some new kitties came. Ellen was 85 years old and her time came to go to the Rainbow Bridge. Many of her feral friends were already there to greet her, and she was happy.
She had worried about the kitties she’d leave behind. The friendly ones, friends would take. But the ferals? Not many folks will take a feral and love them forever. Or let her family of ferals stay together for ever. They’ve lost her, they will lose their home - would it be right that they lose each other too?
Her estate, working on carrying out her wishes, began to search for a feral friendly rescue.
The lucky kitties are coming to Rikki’s Refuge! The estate believes there are six because that’s all they’ve seen when they’ve been feeding. We were lucky to find Kat who works in rescue and who knew Ellen and knew her kitties. She hadn’t been in touch recently, but last she knew there were 18 kitties.
Since Kat lives near by and we’re almost three hours away she’s trapping them and getting them fixed up and ready to go. Kat even found a clinic who’ll do check up, speutering on any needed and update rabies on the kitties. It seems everybody loved Ellen.
Three kitties were trapped today. A girl tabby and white who was already spayed. A tabby boy who got neutered and who has an eye injury we’ll be treating. And a black and white boy who got neutered. It was time for them to come to Rikki’s to see their new home.
Earlier today, my friend Deb drove all the from Indiana to bring Lilly a pretty silver gal with leukemia to live with us. When she’s out of quarantine she’s going to have fun playing with Ernie and the other young feluk kids! Mmmmm I had so much fun meeting Deb in person. She’s a good friend on facebook and today I got real snuggles and kisses. Her mom came too and she’s a good hugger too. I’m so glad me and mom got to give them a tour around to meet all my brofurs and sisfurs!!
They left at 2:30 and mom and me were out the gate right behind them to go pick up these three kitties. And we just got back. Traffic getting to I-95 was really bad - crazy - mom wouldn’t let me drive cuz she said people get crazy with Christmas out there. We had to go a couple hours away to get them and then come all the way back.
They’re set up in cages now finally having dinner after their long day. I’m glad they’re safe and as their brofurs and sisfurs get trapped we’ll be headed back down to give them a lift to Rikki’s too! And we’re so happy that Ellen’s friend Kat is helping us and the kitties by doing the trapping. She lives so much closer than we do.
Keep your paws crossed that the kitties all get trapped real soon and adjust easily to Rikki’s Refuge are very happy in their new home.