If you are a loyal reader you are likely aware that a friend and I run a Non-Profit Rescue Foundation, and since today is World Spay Day I thought I would talk a little more about it! Just over 6 months ago it all began when two strangers met over a box of kittens. Found in a dumpster with their eyes barely opened and covered in spoiled milk, I found a life long friendship in a stranger who was willing to help save these babies! After a few weeks of working together, bottle feedings, and sickness we found out we had so many hopes and dreams in common and decided that rescue would be a passion we could work together. In the 6 months since these 5 little blessings came along we have saved 71 cats and kittens. Today on World Spay Day we have 2 females getting spayed and 3 males getting neutered. In 6 months we have been able to spay or neuter over 30 cats and kittens! From not only our own pockets but from the generous donations of others. We currently have fosters for the first time and it is such a blessing :) most are people who adopted from us early on and love our mission enough to open their doors to a baby. We do keep all of our sick babies, tube fed babies and young unvaccinated babies in our personal homes though. And I have to tell you between two homes right now we have 23 cats and kittens!(not counting personal animals). This blog will continue to talk about family, and quite frankly this Foundation is part of my family. I hope you enjoy getting to watch our babies learn and grow.
We all love summer but as the weather gets warmer the flies get worse and worse. We have a bush out front of our house that I swear just attracts every fly in town! I wanted to get rid of them but I didn't want to kill all the wonderful butterflies it also attracts. So I went about finding a new way to kill them all. I had some empty Tazo tea bottles I simply poked a pen sized whole in the top, added 1/2 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 tablespoon of dish soap, and 1 tablespoon of syrup.Now I do find that these work better if you place them in the sun :O) If you want to use a bigger container simply multiply the ingredients. Make sure your hole is only about the size of a pen cap! Then they can't seem to get back out.lol