Well here in northern New England winter has begun to set in and along with it our daily outdoor time has pretty much come to an end. I especially don’t care for the snow/cold/wind combination and haven’t gone out for some days now but Mindi, being a little more hardy (younger and more foolish!), has been going out on occasion. However today may have been her last day until spring (or maybe until the January thaw). She begged to go out so Dad put her harness on and out they went. Straight down to the bird feeders and straight back to the warmth of our home! It was 14 degrees F with snow and wind. It will be a long winter without our outdoor time and we are already experiencing a touch of cabin-fever. Mom gave us some new toys this morning and that helped for a little while. Can’t wait for warmer sunny weather! Sizi
Today we received this message from SCAR and we thought that it would be nice to share it with all of you here so that those who are not on SCAR’s email list could see it. Sizi & Mindi
Hello Friends of Second Chance Animal Rescue,
One has to wonder what is going through the mind of Gracie and of Hannibal. Although their paths did not cross before finding themselves at SCAR, they have much in common. They are both adult cats, Gracie approximately 7-8 years old and Hannibal 5-6 years old. It would seem quite likely that they both enjoyed a nice home for some time. They are little shy when they meet someone new but that quickly dissolves into an outpouring of affection. They had been spayed/neutered and other than Gracie being quite thin, were in good physical condition. Alas, for whatever reason they found themselves out on the streets and wondering why. SCAR will help them to get their confidence back and in time we hope that they each will find a new loving, and permanent, forever home. Sizi and Mindi
Yup, today is my birthday and I’m three-years-old! Just as beautiful as ever even if I do say so myself! No special celebration plans, just chillin with my folks and sister. Sizi
It will be some time before McJagger again moves like his namesake. In fact, although he still is very upbeat with a rockin song, he will not be out on tour for quite some time. When McJagger arrived at SCAR it was obvious that he was in physical distress. It turns out that there was a break, which involved growth plates, near a joint in his right rear leg . McJagger, less than a year old and otherwise healthy, was a good candidate for surgery. The surgery was successfully performed and McJagger is now on the mend. We don’t know how McJagger’s leg was broken but it seems extremely unlikely that it was from his own doings. As you know, SCAR, an all volunteer organization, operates solely on donations. It’s not unusual that in special instances like McJaggers donations are made to help offset the costs of surgery. If you are so moved a donation in McJaggers name would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you! Sizi & Mindi
Access to the Fall 2014 issue of SCAR’s Shelter Mews is now available from the home-page of my blog. As always, this issue contains many pictures and much information including how you can help support the shelter.
It is with great sadness that we remember Tony Ilacqua in this issue.
There is a wonderful story that exposes our (feline) reasons for needing hiding places.
Speaking of support, we still have a pressing need of volunteer help especially during morning cleaning hours. If you can possibly answer this meow, please contact Jackie at 603-259-3244 so we can welcome you into our family of volunteers. Sizi & Mindi
Mom told me that it’s raining today so I decided to test out this umbrella before deciding if I really want to venture forth to the out-of-doors later. Mindi
This has been an extremely busy summer for our parents but most days they still find time to share outside time with us. Here are a few shots of us “doing what we do”! Sizi & Mindi
Come one, come all! We’ve got it and you need it! Something for everyone. Join us for our Leafpeeper Yard Sale happening Saturday Sept 2oth at 1517 Meadow St, Littleton NH (SCARs’ parking lot) starting at 9:00 am. Remember, 100% of all proceeds go directly to the care of our furry feline friends at the shelter. The forecast is calling for a beautiful early Fall day so please stop by. Thank you! Sizi