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06-26-2015 10:04 PM
Just letting everyone know, Kayla is on Livestream right now, playing with Taylor and her boys
06-27-2015 11:58 AM
Marp...When you have time, could you please explain what the VIP Cam is?...I haven't been able to view Eve with her kittens since she is now on the VIP Cam, which sounds exclusive?
Also, what is the website I can go to in order to keep up with the adoption process of Eve and litter, etc.?...I remember your mentioning early on that their stories and progress will be available once they are adopted into their forever, loving homes.
Who is Kiko?...or maybe I better not ask!...LOL
Waving to betteb & CharleyHorse!
06-27-2015 12:51 PM - edited 06-27-2015 12:53 PM
Hi wildflowers, things are looking better. Hubs said the Uncle
kitty has been brushed and his mats are gone, when I opened
the deck slider this am I saw him playing in the back on a pile of branches,
then he took of in a playful run and up a little tree, he is usually pretty
subdued so it was great to see him so spirited. I think having better range
of motion sans the mats has made for a happy boy!! I do have to call my
neighbor because it dawned on me the 3 skinny kits may need a worm pill
as I am sure her hub has at least a crunchie bowl back by his shop.
I see my hubs DOES have a bowl of water back by our garden, between the
2 hubs, these cats are all well loved!
My hubby plays with them every night after work so they are not as spooked,
they all have very cute, sweet dispositions and between her 2 cats and my 4,
we/they/us have a family of 10 lol. Both of us have big properties, there is
plenty of room and everyone gets along fine. I am just thankful they are all
neutered, less chance of any fighting when they get older.
I donated to the rescue I used last summer and to the rescue they used but
I think I will take some money over for a bag of food and maybe some worm
med, (instead of calling),
we have grown to love these guys too so I will do what we can to defray some
of the cost. anyway...its all good!!
I was happy to see Rhodes got help, that boy needed some TLC.
Shelly is a saint, I am taking a que from her with this little colony here, we have
to do what we can for cats as they really do need a helping hand.
I will let Marp fill you in on our Kiko, hint: he is a giraffe!!
Everyone hearts Kiko...
06-27-2015 12:52 PM - edited 06-27-2015 12:55 PM
I'll start with the easy one first. Kiko is a Masai giraffe that was born at Greenville (SC) zoo about two years ago. I started a thread about the impending birth as it was being broadcast via earthcam and there was a large following around the world including many members here.
A few weeks ago Kiko was transferred to Toronto Zoo as part of the giraffe preservation program. Because of Kiko's continued popularity and following Toronto Zoo said they would look into doing a cam once Kiko is on display. You can still watch his mother Autumn and father Walter at http://www.earthcam.com/usa/southcarolina/greenville/?cam=giraffe_int. There is a cam in the giraffe barn and one for the paddock but to really see either Autumn or Walter the barn cam is best early morning before they go to the paddock or during the evening and night when they are in the barn. There is also a link to the birth archieves.
Now, about the VIP cam. It is a subscription access cam that Shelly started as a way to raise money for her 501(c) projects. It is supposed to have the same coverage as the free cam but with different views. The cost is around $14 a month Canadian or there is an event catagory for around $100 Canadian that I think runs for a year. Not positive about that part. The monthly cost works out to about $9 or $10 a month USD.
I have been away from the cams and even FB for most of the last couple of weeks so I'm not up on a lot of details of timing, etc.
Once the applications are received the prospective adoptors go through the vetting process which if they rent includes contacting their landlords to confirm pets are okay. Once the matches are approved the prospective adoptors are notificed they still have to wait a bit until "adoption day". For Shelly's fosters adoptors are encouraged to set up FB pages for their kittens so the cam watchers can continue to follow them.
Almost all agree although there have been some problems with ugly comments and trolling but that has only affected a couple of adoptors to the point where they shut down FB. The names of the FB pages will be posted on TKHQ and/or TKCP.
Eve and Arora's page is at https://www.facebook.com/EveandArora2015?fref=ts and Badger & Junebug's page is at https://www.facebook.com/Junebug.Badger/posts/712481625523032?fref=nf If there are more pages set up I missed them.
Now I have a question--why is Eve and the Palindromes in another room?
One more thing, there is a live broadcast starting at about 11 pacific of the Kitten Palooza sponsored by LAPS. Shelly is using "the girls" cam to broadcast. http://livestream.com/tinykittens/events/4065532
06-27-2015 01:01 PM
Marp, I watch the tinykitcam but I just glance at the chat and
then the Happier Cats fb page once a week or so, so is it a sure thing
Eve and Arora AND Junie and Badger are paired by adopters?
If so, that is wonderful news.
06-27-2015 01:22 PM
SeaGal, I did see that all the Palindromes have been paired and apparently their adoptors selected. With the FB pages set up I would say the pairings I posted are confirmed.
06-27-2015 02:18 PM
In case y'all missed this on FB re TNR:
Happy #feralfriday! 675 unwanted kittens have now been prevented from being conceived in our pilot TNR colony -- and that's just for the rest of 2015!
HUGE thanks to Langley Animal Protection Society (LAPS) staff for putting in more than 1000 hours doing intake exams, setting up the garage, cleaning up feral cat pee and dirt trails, staying late, bottle feeding orphans, bathing ringworm kittens, making vet appointments, transporting cats and more in support of this project. It is a massive amount of work, and they work tirelessly. heart emoticon
Our volunteer field team has also racked up more than 1000 hours providing daily care, monitoring and feeding for the colony, as well as trapping, transporting cats, giving ringworm baths, socializing feral kittens and collecting data for the research we're doing on feral cat populations. THANK MEW, Kimsies, Lorie and Jules!!! heart emoticon
And we're so fortunate to have the support of a TERRIFIC group of local volunteers who do things like building and delivering feral cat nesting boxes at the drop of a hat, bathing and socializing ringworm kittens, putting up posters to help raise awareness, and much more. You guys are simply amazing, and we are so grateful.
06-27-2015 02:49 PM
YES, the hoomans are amazing and the payoff must be soo gratifying for them.
Halting 675 kittens ( that would most likely not live a week in the wild) just
in the pilot colony alone is HUGE. They are to be commended mightily...
06-27-2015 08:25 PM - edited 06-27-2015 08:29 PM
Marp, thanks so much for posting all of that information...LAPS has done such a wonderful, amazing job and are certainly a wonderful role model for all rescue organizations!
So, we now have a giraffe in our mix!...I'm not a big fan of Zoos unless they are more of a wildlife sanctuary setting and I'm happy to read that Kiko is in such a setting...I will have to check out her story on the website you provided.
Regarding Eve, after she was spayed, she was separated from Sloane's litter due to the fact that they were still trying to occasionally nurse from her...So, I haven't seen much of her this past week, at least when I have checked in...I saw the chatters mention that she was on the VIP Cam and they were sharing what they were observing.
Oh, let me also share that a few of Sloane's litter kind of ganged up on Arora and were trying to nurse from her last night...This was also mentioned by the chatters and I went back in the timeline to view it and was somewhat concerned for poor Arora, but she was just so nonchalant about it and, eventually, strolled away from them and they got the message...Poor little things needed some Mommy Comfort
SeaGal...I was happy to see your post about you and your neighbor's combined menagerie...It sounds like you have everything worked out together so that is good!...Do the cats have shelter provided also?...Yes, I need to cover all the necessities with you so that I can rest tonight!...LOL
Oh, also, before I head out, the pairings are...
Eve & Arora...Izzi & Otto...Siris & Pip...Cricket & Katy...Junebug & Badger.
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