What a cold day it has been, for the first time this year I felt I need to wear gloves, my hands were freezing after walking the dogs. There is no doubt that having a dog makes you exercise even if you don't feel like it , and I really didnt feel like being outside today.
This week, I met a local hairdresser called Dawn who apart from her day job,amazingly does a similar job to Jan in Liverpool (Ghost walks) and she is willing to do one for Freshfields.This is so SPOOKY when Jan had only recently mentioned to me that it would be good to do a ghost walk in this area . I had replied that it would be good but we struggle to get volunteers to fundraise, never mind doing a ghosty event. I hope this comes to fruition as I would like to have a few events organised for 2012 which do not involve coffee mornings.
Also ,Alan from the Birding company 'The Biggest Twitch' has offered to give one of his popular talks /slide shows on his world travels birdwatching. maybe we will make that into a cheese and wine evening? We hope to have that organised in a venue in Anglesey sometime in the Spring. So keep an eye open for these advertised on website/blog nearer the time.
Two felines were adopted today, 18 months old Thomas and a black(yes black!) kitten.They are moving, very slowly but at least some are finding homes. Although we have no space at the moment,we arranged to take in a heavily pregnant cat which we were told was ready to give birth. Foster mum Mion who is also inundated with Freshfields mums and babies(I hasten to add of the feline kind)offered to squeeze her in as it was obviously an emergency ,however the cat turned out to be a male - with all his attributes clearly on display! At least he has now secured himself a place at Freshfields.
We have so many half grown kittencats here at the moment, they need to be in homes soon otherwise we will have a terrific bill neutering them all when the time comes.Some of them shown below.These are all aged between 5 months and 8 months.
The house at the corner of our road, has been up for sale for some time and we have been hoping whoever purchases the property will look kindly upon the close proximity of the shelter Today the new owners who are from the Manchester area, came up to introduce themselves and brought up some blankets for the animals and also expressed interest in doing voluntary work here. They have a cocker spaniel dog, Kevin keeps bees and Tracey has fostered for the Springer spaniel rescue so I am delighted to know animal lovers are moving in there and look forward to popping round for a coffee and getting to know them better.
The baby rats were admited and they have gone off to the Liverpool shelter with Dawn and Elaine who visited today. Only 4 months old they should make nice little pets for someone who has the time to spend with them.