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Archive for December, 2008

George’s Place

December 21st, 2008 by Heidi

We have a large basement room that was partially finished that is about 25ftx9ft, originally I had suggested to Steve that we could turn it into an English pub, with a bar and a dart board. Then we lost George. We both needed to do something and then it struck me that the room would be far more useful as a space for foster cats. As George came from a rescue it seemed to us that this would also be a rather fitting tribute to him.

Orphan kittens update & photos

December 18th, 2008 by Heidi

It was pointed out to me today that it has been a while since I have shared any new photos of the orphan kittens we found in the summer. So here is the “Kitten New Room” gallery, I meant to publish ages ago, from when we moved them up to the spare bedroom and a new favourite pictures gallery.


Re – populating

December 18th, 2008 by Steve

Ever since we had a the disaster with the tank and lost all but one of the fish – it has been looking very sad. Heidi has been looking around one the Internet for aquarium sales. Last week she found a very interesting post from someone who was dismantling their system and selling off everything. We decided on a couple of Ocellaris (clown fish), a lawnmower blenny, a Banggai and a flowerpot coral. We also took a sea cucumber to help with our sand bed. We had plans for taking a six line wrasse as well but he was rather elusive and we’ll have to go back for him.

It’s great to have some more life in the tank. I’m sure we’ll have some more pictures around soon.

Deck the halls (or door)

December 18th, 2008 by Steve

On Sunday, we went over to Scott and Sarah’s to partake in wreath making. So rather than trekking to the stores and purchasing one, we took up the offer of creating our own. Being very new to this we had no idea what we should bring, so we picked up a small plain cedar wreath. Once there we decided that I was the more creative one that day. :-)

So here is our creation, that can be seen hanging on the front door. Merry Christmas everyone.


My heart hurts

December 17th, 2008 by Heidi

On the day that saw me scanning the news looking to find out if justice would be done for the dogs that suffered at the hands of Carol LaPalme (www.spcamontreal.com) instead I found myself watching a video from the Humane Society on the latest bust that happened just this week:

And reading about the 200+ souls who having been rescued, and looking forward to a brighter future after suffering who knows what at the hands of people, perished in a tragic fire at a Humane Society shelter in Oshawa (www.cbc.ca).

I am not ashamed to admit that there have been tears today; but when I think about the puppy mills I am rather ashamed to belong to a species that can choose to cause such suffering.


December 16th, 2008 by Heidi

I think Steve might block UsedOttawa …..


Re-purposed washing line

December 10th, 2008 by Heidi

One of my favourite blogs to read is hmsindefatigable.blogspot.com and a while ago they mentioned Project Feeder Watch, now they may have been suggesting it as part of a homeschooling project, but for me it is an excuse to do what I am going to do anyway!


The christmas baking has begun!

December 9th, 2008 by Heidi

It has been all go around here!

I have been working on a new website for the Cat Rescue Network that I am really looking forward to sharing with you very soon. Sorry for the teaser, but I am very excited about this new project and couldn’t wait to share!


Amazing progress

December 2nd, 2008 by Heidi

Over the weekend we made huge progress with Chloe (I have just been calling him Chappie) and Alfie. By the time we left their room Saturday evening we had not only gotten pills into both of them but both were all of the sudden singing, happy cuddle kittens. Since then all though every time we go in Alfie still heads under the bed and Chappie swears at us; soon enough Alfie comes out and goes back to playing and Chappie comes over to have treats and more importantly a fuss.