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Can you honestly tell me that these do not look like giant cat hammocks?

GIANT CAT HAMMOCKS INSTALLED The Shade Sails Are Up should be the title.


Shade Sail installation is an interesting and mildly complex process.

Some of my deputies diligently supervised the PAWED  Finishing Touches Shade Sails installation. As you may remember in my last blog the Turf was down but the sails were still in transit from Australia. The speedy pineapple express weather pattern was held up somewhat at the ports? or who knows why but they arrived and on Friday, February 20th, 2015 the official installation occurred. For all the world these really look like sunny day Hammocks for cats if some one would just provide me with a ladder I could test out my theory. But alas it is an unsecured area for us clever cat types and hence reserved for the dogs and people who are denizens of only ground level.


Sail installation involves, special fire rated nylon, huge turnbuckles and some mongo big cables.

That said, they are still really really cool and worth stopping for a look see when you come to visit me at the shelter. It has been said in a sort of semi-official email dispatch that the pictures do not do them justice. But my Deputies have tried to capture the installation and “the look” for my fans that are not able to rush right down to see them in person. Pictures of the Shade Sail installation process are in the gallery at the end of today’s blog.

Serious turnbuckles and cables.

Serious turnbuckles and cables.

But please, DO come visit me often in the next couple of weeks as the Volunteer Coordinator Deanna Chedsey will be away for a bit from 3/2 to 3/9 and I rely heavily on her for head pats and the like.

A big MEOWZA for the recently adopted shelter residents.

Cats:  Darla, Zazu, Little John, Violet, Mattie, Coldin, Crispin & Lucy

Dogs: Bruce really found a great home as he was adopted by Deanna the Volunteer Coordinator who has allowed me to announce the news, Snookums, Buddy, Ono, Alicia, Peter and Fanny Mae.

Deanna's new bud. I am not the jealous type, but...

Deanna’s new bud. I am not the jealous type, but…

Horses (29 horses still available): PJ, Mandan, Bonny, Dehilah, Tangles, Nemo, Special, Buddy, Apple, OC, Tres, Dakota, Snow Angel, Cowboy, Ben, Grace, Jerry, Williams, Butterfly, Lilly, Yuri, Suzy, Specks & Tag A Long


BeBe still available

And the rabbit Circle.

That’s all for today. Coming Soon – “ALTERNATE PERSPECTIVE” blog.

On a final note Crimson and Draco are looking for a quiet home where they can hang out. Please come check out these best buds here at the Diamond Springs Shelter.

Crimson & Draco

Crimson & Draco

And a couple of pups in foster care deserve a look – Sparkle and Spirit.


Currently in Foster Care

Currently in Foster Care

Currently in Foster Care

Currently in Foster Care

MEOWZA! – Bullet


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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"

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 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




Thats all for me today, the nap zone calls.


MEOWZA! Bullet

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