MY NEW BED
I have been more than a little remiss in not keeping my fans updated. I had to focus on slimming down a bit after all the Holiday kitty treats. My New Year’s Resolution is more head pats and less treats. We’ll see how that works out. So we are well on our way into 2015 and there are still Finishing Touches being completed around the place here at 6435 Capitol Ave. in Diamond Springs, the location of my new place. Some one got me a great new napping bed where I can efficiently greet visitors and fans. It is pretty cool. Thanks to my Secret Santa person for this. I may never know but I love it all the same.
Next week (maybe sooner) I will tell you all about the synthetic turf and progress on the Shade Sails, but this week I am super stoked to show you the Donor Tile Wall.
Donor Tile Wall being admired by a “Bullet Fan”
The installers were super efficient and polite to boot. They brought the tile in, did the lay out on the floor and after my inspection and approval, up it went in less than 2 hours. My fans really need to see my tile in person. There is talk that they may do another panel, so start looking for that “best image” of your own pet for a tribute or living memorial to them. I don’t often get too “excited” but this is awesome. (Special thanks to Deputies Cindy R., Deb P. & LC) for the great photos of the tile wall.) Also thanks for Deb P. for coordinating the Tile sales and to TILE ARTISANS for this excellent product.
A new tentative date has been set for the “Grand Opening”/”Open House”. – What we had back in December was just the “Ribbon Cutting”. SUNDAY MARCH 29th, 2015 from 2-4pm is the date and time, pencil it in. It is the big event for all of my fans and the general public. I will keep you updated with details as I find them out. There is another planning meeting this week, so I hope to update you soon. If you are a Shelter Volunteer and want to help out with this please contact my awesome new friend, fan and Shelter Volunteer Coordinator, Deanna Chedsey call her at 530-621-7661 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She works part time so give her a bit to get back to you. If you would like to become a volunteer at the shelter she is your go to person as well.
Hey, I just remembered that it is almost spring and with that we have “KITTEN SEASON”. Yet it’s the time of year when I get only a minimal amount of “handsome sleep” due to all the necessary training that goes into the little Tykes. You can help me get more quality nap time by signing up to be a foster parent for cats, kittens, dog and or puppies. You can find out more on the El Dorado County Animal Services Website http://www.edcgov.us/Government/AnimalServices/Foster_Care.aspx
SIGN UP TO BE A KITTEN FOSTER
Thats all for me today, the nap zone calls.
Well we are all official down here at the NEW El Dorado County West Slope Animal Shelter. On Wednesday, December 10th all the major players, in the construction of “my new place”, converged on the lobby and strung up a large red ribbon across the path of my visitors. I was assured that it was only temporary and that after some speeches and the like it would be cut in half and removed. It would signal that we are now officially open. I read up on the internet after the event and found that this is one of those necessary human formality things. As long as these things bring me new fans and head pats I am good with it.
As you can see from the photos I provided supervision through most of the event and allowed the attendees to visit with the little tykes in the cat adoption room.
Me, Bullet, supervising.
Some El Dorado County Supervisors providing some attention to the little tykes in the cat adoption room.
Me, Bullet, center stage at the ribbon cutting ceremonies.
Thanks are in order for the cool dog shaped flower arrangement is from Flowers on Main in Placerville and the nifty animal and paw shaped cookies are from Sugar Lillie Bakery in the town of El Dorado.
Yummy cookies from Sugar Lillie Bakery in El Dorado
Cute dog shaped flower arrangement from Flowers on Main in Placerville.
There was also a slide show of the whole shelter construction process running on the lobby monitor – a thank you is in order to all my deputies for providing photographs for this. (Alli, Janice, Donna, Lisa & Barb L).
The administrators are telling me that there will be another event for my fans this coming spring. They are not sure if they are calling it a grand opening or an open house. Either way plan on coming in to visit me then. But you can also stop by any time to see me at the new shelter – 6435 Capitol Ave. in Diamond Springs.
One last note for this post is that a New Shelter Volunteer Coordinator has been hired. They will be taking over the role that PAWED has been providing of organizing and tracking the shelter volunteers. More on this in my next blog.
And finally I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Holiday. – MEOWZA BULLET
More accolades for“Deputy” Jeff, who also got our photography backdrop in the Cat Meet N Greet Room up and running so my other deputies can properly showcase the adoptables on the West Slope and to make sure I have a proper picture portfolio to submit for those upcoming movie roles. (More on this around Christmas) He did a bang up job anchoring this stuff to the metal stud work, without damaging the beautiful new walls.
Finnegan has been adopted.
Eliza has been adopted. Check out the Fall season decoration and celebrate her adoption.
If you have been watching on the PAWED or Animal Services Facebook pages you’ll notice its all set up for the Harvest season. Soon you will see it all decked out for the Holiday Season. AND … if you stop by to play with my lady friends, canine buddies and the little kitty tykes here at the shelter you can check them all out by just having a seat in the lobby and watching the monitor there. “Pretty cat darn cool,” I would say. Plus you can visit with me at the same time. I pretty much supervise the Lobby area just like at the old shelter.
Drop-by while your out doing your holiday shopping to say hello and give me a head or chin scratch and maybe visit with some of the other residents before they move on to their forever homes.
I hear I have a photo session coming up again pretty soon so I gotta head off and get some more quality Handsome napping done. — Meowza, Bullet.
Volunteer Room – MYSPACE
While I have been working on my Handsome sleep, a lot was going on here at the New Animal Services Facility on the West Slope of El Dorado County. The nice people of PAWED are setting me up with some proper digs right next to the lobby. I had to interrupt my quality nap time to do inspections and make sure everything was just right. I think its pretty close now, what do you think?
My inspection reveals inadequate napping area at first.
Note the key features of “MYSPACE”*
- good napping spot within reach of volunteers working at the computer station for routine head pats
- computer station readily available for my research needs
- easy accessibility of the lobby so I can supervise
- private lavatory facility
- appropriate animal theme décor
- constant availability of food and water
- ability to accommodate multiple fans at one time
Correction of napping space deficiencies – testing in progress.
Thanks again to Deputy Donna and Deputy Charlene for setting up my space and making sure I have what I need and can share it with my fans.
* Note that I have co-opted this old Facebook like entity for my own needs.
This way to the lobby.
Close up of private lavatory facility.
Close up of nap zone testing. Volunteers quiet please napping about to commence.
Organized, tasteful and functional art in place.
Food and Water Available
Nice bench for visiting fans and volunteers.
Storage space for volunteers so they do not clutter MYSPACE.
A quick note to all my fans. New shelter GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, January 25, 2015. There is no celebration here at the new shelter tomorrow (Saturday, November 15th, 2014). The county had to make allowances for me as I am still catching up on my Handsome Sleep. Sorry, but it really needs to be a first rate proper celebration and the move really was more taxing than I thought. I can tell you my deputies have been busy getting pictures which I will share soon along with some stories. Although the big celebration is a ways off, feel free to come in and give me a pat on the head and visit or adopt one of our shelter residents.
MEOWZA – Bullet.