Monthly Archives: September 2014

Its Official Now – Signage, Cool Floors, Fixtures and Kennels

IMG_3051wBE PREPARED to be amazed at the progress on the New Animal Services Facility. I thought that Deputy Donna went a little nuts with the photos of the barn from last week, but then well the deputies must be having a contest or something. Deputy Lisa kind of went a little more over the top with the number of pictures for this week. I can see the problem though it’s all just so exciting and elegant and elegant to look at. First off let me just say – “WE HAVE A COOL SIGN”. (Thank you to Deputy Jamie for the design. – I hope I bought enough deputy badges. – I think I need to deputize Sara at the shelter too – did you see the great pictures she posted on the EDC Animal Services Facebook page last week?IMG_3183w

So the sign went in today and the concrete was still really wet when my deputy took the picture, like just poured. Pretty good timing. The next thing to note was the Sally Port roof is up and the whole roof is on the barn now along with a lot of the doors. Fencing will be next I surmise after my plan review tonight.

Also outside they are working on all the walkways that will bring my adoring fans in for visits and to adopt future residents. Anyway really starting to look impressive out front.

IMG_3181wAnd once you go inside, oh my. Really artsy flooring inlays of dogs and cats in the entry and lobby. Since my fans don’t use litter boxes its good that the bathrooms are already looking good. And check out the washer and dryer, boy those would have been helpful during the King Fire and Animal Emergency Sheltering. IMG_3132wAnd the Veterinary Clinic area is well underway too. There are a great variety of rooms with sinks for preparing food, bathing and grooming animals and of course for the staff and volunteers.IMG_3114w Last but not least the dog kennels are being installed this week and probably next week too.

IMG_3076wThe endless hallway still looks endless from a cat’s perspective.

Please really check out the colors in the pictures they are inspiring and soothing all at the same time. My deputy said that felt incredibly positive on the way home from doing the photographs. I hope these images inspire all my fans at least as much. Anyway enjoy. BTW my Sheriff hat arrived, but I am not sure when I will get a portfolio addition wearing the hat.

Til next time MEOWZA! oh heck YIPPEEEEEE! — Sheriff Bullet.

 

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A Roof. A Barn Roof. Well part of it.

While the King Fire wound down the barn and roof continued to go up. Protection for future

The beginnings of a roof.

The beginnings of a roof.

Animal Services residents against the type of rain that that saved the day on the fire (in addition to those wonderful men and women fighting the fire), the same rain that I read we so desperately need to end the drought. With a good roof I will not have to pray for no rain to keep my friends dry. So its just good all the way around. Deputy Donna was coming to Hangtown (Sheriff Bullet you know so I like the old west connotation of the old name) to get her haircut so she was able to stop in and capture more of the roofing process. See the gallery at the bottom

Another angle on the roof.

Another angle on the roof.

of this post.

While the King Fire was raging not much was able to go on with adoptions and such. The dogs went out to foster care and I hadn’t much dog testing to do, so I hung out got what Handsome Sleep I could with all the ruckus and tested the fish tank water more frequently – an important need with all the ash and smoke in the air from the fire.

And you just won’t believe the progress being made on the interior of the building. I’ll blog about that next time – very soon.    MEOWZA – Sheriff Bullet.

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EMERGENCY SHELTERS AND BARN RAISING

With the King Fire it has been a pretty chaotic 10 days. Before I get started let me just say that my two lady friends Thumbelina and Nora featured in my last post have both been adopted. My buds Katt and Mouse are still looking for their forever homes and will be in this week’s Adopt a Pet ad in the Mountain Democrat. Most of the dogs were fostered out or moved to other shelters because of the fire.

King Fire Pollock Pines Area day 3

King Fire Pollock Pines Area day 3

King Fire Day 9

King Fire Day 9

With 4-5 different sheltering sites at one time or another it has taken some great team work to keep them all staffed with volunteers and supplies. Once again the Ponderosa FFA stepped up with their school Farm at the High School and with manpower from the FFA to house small livestock like sheep, goats, pigs poultry and water fowl. The Fairgrounds is staffed with South County Large Animal Rescue volunteers and El Dorado County Animal Services staff who are looking after large livestock like horses.

The Placerville Shelter site is housing dogs, cats, chinchillas, cage birds and a guinea pig. (No partridges and no pear trees or other flora) – PAWED shelter volunteers and EDCAS staff are seeing to their needs. As you all know how important my ‘Handsome Sleep’ is, I am sure you can appreciate how big an impact this has had on my nap schedule, but the poor dogs and cats that had to be moved 3 times as the fire shifted and surged and the humans caring for them had it way worse (not to mention the poor people who were evacuated). Sheltering so many dogs at the EDCAS Placerville Shelter was made possible through the loan of 8 dog show tents by HANGTOWN KENNEL CLUB – these are critical to provide shade. A local community member also lent the use of an additional building near by for cats. Thank you to all of my fans who have donated supplies and have taken laundry to do at their own homes so my friends can have clean bedding.  So I will count my self lucky as at least my home did not move through all of this.

The lobby is looking nice with lots of glass and soothing colors.

The lobby is looking nice with lots of glass and soothing colors.

Speaking of homes, I thought you would all like some good news. Things are really going well over at my new home and this last week that barn kit you saw delivered in piles is going up. A modern ‘barn raising’. As Tim the construction guy says its been good with all the holes and bolts aligning. Its been such a quick process I have had to put 3 different deputies on the task of capturing it in photos (Thanks Barb L., Donna D. and Lisa C.) The horses will have a nice woodsy view out some of the back doors.

Barn Star - Check out the gallery of barn raising pictures below.

Barn Star – Noah’s Wish Barn. Check out the gallery of barn raising pictures below.

Inside the New Animal Services Facility glass and doors are going in and every thing is really looking spiffy. There is even a drinking fountain for my fans in the front lobby. Lots of work to keep the construction guys busy for a bit yet, but not too much.

Out front they are now grading for the dog exercise areas and other stuff. The site plan will tell you what all of it is.2014-03-17 TI Site Plan – Dogs and Barn

I got my portrait taken for MY TILE a while back and they sent me 3 proofs to review. Let me know what you think.

Bullet Tile Pose 2

Bullet Tile Pose 2

Bullet Tile Pose 4

Bullet Tile Pose 4

Bullet Tile Pose 4

Bullet Tile Pose 3

My Sheriff’s hat came and I have some possible movie roles too but I will share those next time if the King Fire cooperates. Anyway, enjoy the gallery of the latest new shelter photos including the barn raising. Till next time MEOWZA and stay safe. That especially goes for all the animal services officers, Sheriff’s officers and firefighters out there working this nasty King Fire.

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SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED

Hey readers, spread the word that there are still a lot of great adult cats here at the Shelter in Placerville. Some cool dudes are available (Please get them a home as they are competition for me and as I get older I am not so into that sort of thing.) Specifically Katt & Mouse (Katt is not as “cool” or educated as I, Bullet, am but he likes to do that nifty head butt thing.).

KATT

KATT

Mouse

MOUSE

There are some of my lovely lady friends available too, and while I enjoy their company emencely, I really know that they deserve a spotlight of their own in their own forever homes and that’s hard for them to get with me soaking up all the attention around the shelter. Take a look at Thumbelina and Nora in the gallery too.

Remember some of the adult cats have been sponsored by Facebook Angels and all cats over 1 year of age are eligible for the PAWED senior cat discount. Even the administrators at the county have stepped up and kittens are ½ off right now. The county has an information page on this and on fostering kittens. So if your not ready to commit to a forever home how about doing a test drive by fostering. http://www.edcgov.us/Government/PublicHealth/Press_Releases/2014/The_Cat_s_Meow.aspx

While we have a lot of cats and kittens here at the Placerville Shelter I am doing such a great job of testing and approving all the canines that they are going like hot cakes. My photography deputies are not even able to keep up with the cool white back drop photos at times. Anyway just check out Friday Mountain Democrat Adopt a Pet Page, the EDC Animal Services Facebook page, the PAWED Facebook page or the shelter adoption website.

Over at the New EDC Westslope Animal Services Facility things are still moving apace. The barn kit arrived today as projected and I deputized another photographer so I could get you some images of it (Thanks to my new deputy Barb L.) You can see as she says “Some Assembly Required” is an understatement. I have tasked a couple of my deputies with capturing the process so I can share it with you in the next couple of weeks.

Barn Foundation

Barn Foundation

The interior of the facility is still scheduled for completion this month. The dog kennels are getting what looks like a textured resin coating on the floors. My deputy related to me that this stuff and the glue that they use on the linoleum is pretty strong smelling stuff. Not quite the same as a skunked dog but still nasty. As my face is not built for a protective mask (it would require shaving the hair and whiskers off of my handsome profile which is totally unacceptable.) I am glad my deputy was able to see to that task. Anyway end result is it is tough and durable and no skid – and once cured no longer so odiferous.

Dog Rooms with resin floor finish. Hold your breath right now.

Dog Rooms with resin floor finish. Hold your breath right now.

This last trip I specifically tasked one of my deputies to seek out the color formulas for the paint. And she had success so there are some images for you techno-geek interior decorator or art types. The rest of you can just skip over those images in the gallery. And last but not least I need to say that I am quite happy with all of the glass being installed in the lobby area. I will be able to easily check and see that my fur is carefully laid in place and keep an eye on the fish tank and cat housing areas from multiple angles in the lobby as well as monitor arrival of fans.

Lobby and the glass for reflections.

Lobby and the glass for reflections.

I know I still owe you (my fans and readers) a bit on those cool cat condos so I will try and get that done soon. A couple are on order through PAWED’s Finishing Touches campaign funds so you’ll at least hear more about it when those arrive. On a final note the Grand Opening for the shelter is not scheduled until probably January 2015.

That’s about it for this week which is quite a lot. It’s incredibly exciting. Meowza! – Nap time.

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