Monthly Archives: January 2013

Lights, Camera, Nap Time

Lots of sun coming through the windows this week has made for some quality “Handsome” sleep. With the remaining “Lemur” kittens not due back from foster care for a week or so there are just some adult cats (all eligible for ½ off adoptions) hanging out in my domain, in the foyer of the shelter here in Placerville. Dobbins the cat

Dobbins is one handsome cat, but Bullet is in a class of his own. Check the Christmas post with Bullet in his bow tie.

Dobbins is one handsome cat, but Bullet is in a class of his own. Check the Christmas post with Bullet in his bow tie.

is a bit talky but not too winey, and he at least tries to share his kibble with me. While this is actually a bad idea as I have food allergies and special food, he means well and I appreciate the sentiment. Dobbins is not as handsome as old Bullet, but would make a fine addition to any home.

The shelter staff marked up the most recent version the new shelter plans and are awaiting a new set to peruse. It appears that this sort of thing is not super easy. As long as they have spots for Bullet snacks, Bullet petting by his adoring public and staff, Bullet napping (preferably with sun), a safe Bullet enclosure for nighttime security from the Bogey Man and room for the fish bowl it will be fine by me. I may have to request some library books or internet access to do some research if this takes too long. I may have to enlist some help with sticky notes to mark pages as I am a bit Post-it challenged unless they are crumpled into a ball for me.

8 wk old Pitty Puppy Redman

8 wk old Pitty Puppy Redman

BLAZE

Blaze the 8 week old Pitty Puppy

This week at the shelter, we got in 2 litters of Pitty Puppies, there sure have been a lot of them this year.

The older two at about 8 weeks are available this week for adoption and the other litter, with too many for me to count, will go into foster and be available in a week or two, so keep checking the Adopt A Pet Ads in the Mountain Democrat on Fridays or for earlier notice check out the PAWED Facebook page here.  http://www.facebook.com/pawedpets

How can you not love these adorable little guys. They will be available for adoption soon. Don't forget to stop by and pet Bullet in the front office when you come to the Shelter.

How can you not love these adorable little guys. They will be available for adoption soon. Don’t forget to stop by and pet Bullet in the front office when you come to the Shelter.

I keep telling the photographers that the cats don’t really like the flash (Lights) from the camera but as Droopy here

Droopy hates the camera flash.

Droopy hates the camera flash.

is demonstrating – they just don’t seem to listen. The cats much prefer a chin scratch or a scratch behind the ears as demonstrated here by Cypress. Please take note that Cypress is a lovely lady cat who has had her entire adoption fee paid.

As Cypress demonstrates cats much prefer a chin scratch to a camera flash.

As Cypress demonstrates cats much prefer a chin scratch to a camera flash.

Please come visit us and find a cat, dog or rabbit that is the perfect one for you and your family. If you cannot find the perfect one for you this week you can at least pet me, give me a treat and then come back in a week or so to check again.

I think I will work on the next chapter of The Delicate Snook Hook Caper. I probably should do an outline first but that would involve Post-it notes and could prove overly frustrating.

That’s it Fur Now. – Bullet.

 

PS – It’s Nap Time for me and the little ones.

These Pittys are too small for adoption they are going into foster care. Check back in a week or so.

These Pittys are too small for adoption they are going into foster care. Check back in a week or so.

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Into the New Year and hopefully a new shelter

The Christmas season was a bit hectic but things are starting to settle down a bit. I finally arranged for some one to go out and get some pictures of the place I will, in the future, call home. The eventual permanent home of the El Dorado County West Slope Animal Shelter will be a big place over in the business park off of Missouri Flat Rd. Some one left a computer on one night so I was able to get this cool Satellite photo of the place for you. The arrow points to the building and the big star is on the open area where we will house our farm animal friends eventually.

NEW SHELTER

Satellite map. Look how close the El Dorado Trail is.

Check out how close the El Dorado Trail – old railroad line is. – The possibilities stagger the imagination.

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I do hope they will allow me out to do the horse, donkey and goat temperament testing just like I test the dogs around here now. I have some fond memories from way back about a big bay mare. This may or may not be accurate as you all should know as I sustained a head injury from a bullet many years ago which is how I ended up at the shelter in the first place and how I got my name. Oh well they are lovely memories regardless.

There is nothing definite about the floor plan yet other than the fact that shelter staff are being asked to give input ,so we four legged types are pretty confident it will be an efficient and homey space in the final draft. Once I can get some legitimate details I will let my readers know. For now at least, we are patiently waiting.

So, let us talk 4 legged critters now. Can you believe it is the middle of winter and we have actually had a couple of litters of kittens to spay/neuter and adopt out?? The first litter, some unknown party basically dumped behind the gas station next door. Brittany’s keen sense of hearing picked up on their little mews and instantly we had new residents. The really cool thing was that the next day was surgery day so they all got fixed and then very quickly adopted – all right during the holidays.

And this week we got in a litter of lemurs. Well not really lemurs but they sure look like them. If you like ultra modern hair styles then you must see these little urchins. They have black fur and ears and foreheads with frosted tips. Soon all the girls will have little belly tattoos. No piercings though. Neera, Aladar, Yar and Plio are up for adoption as of today and the two tiniest Zini and Suri have gone into foster homes for a week or two as they were to small for surgery. Sara gave them names from the movie Dinosaur. If you do cute then they are it. I am not too into cute, but they are a quiet and polite lot.

LEMURS?

LEMURS?

So we are pretty devoid of youngsters around here, but I must point your attention to some adult dogs and cats deserving of a visit. Dasher, Bodie and Bear are canines; Preston, Kibby, Otis, Spud, Millie and Pasty are felines. You can see their portraits on the PAWED Facebook page here http://www.facebook.com/pawedpets or in the Mountain Democrat Adopt-A-Pet ad on Friday.

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