Saturday, December 24, 2011

Mr. Snippers Has New Home

YAY!!!! Mr. Snippers went to his new home this morning. What a great Christmas gift for him and for me. We were worried because the lady who took him has three small dogs. We introduced them to him one at a time, and with each one he went right up to them and loved on them, sniffed them a lot of course, and even rolled over on his back like he wanted to play. I had him at my house last night and he hissed at one of my cats when I tried to introduce them, but he was great with the dogs. I was so amazed and it felt kind of like a sign that this was the right place. (A more detailed write up of the event can be found on my personal blog:

From Mr. Snippers, Mr. Christopher at Salon Zen and me; May you all have a wonderful holiday filled with peace, joy and love.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Mr. Snippers

I would like to introduce you to Mr. Snippers, the sweetest little kitty you'll ever meet. He has taken up residence at a local beauty salon run by my friend Christopher (Mr. Christopher's Zen Salon). He was very skinny and dirty when he showed up, but is looking much better now. Problem is, he is at least partially blind; not that he lets that slow him down much.

Mr. Snippers loves to lay in the warm sun, but then what cat doesn't. He is super friendly and just loves to be cuddled and loved on. And what a loud purr he has; so relaxing.

The shop is right on the road, and we do worry about Mr. Snippers, especially with his sight being what it is. Christopher cant' take him home since he has a small place and already lives with two dogs. I can't take him since I already have 8 cats myself. Someone has offered to take him home and let him live in their barn if we get him neutered, but with his eyesight, our goal is to hopefully find him and inside home. There is an organization in St. Pauls, NC (Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary), but they are full right now (84 cats...WOW) and can't take him. But, they are going to help me find a home through their contacts and Facebook page. They have been very successful in this type of thing, and I'm so glad they have agreed to help out.

Problem is, we need to get him neutered and checked out first. We need to get his shots done, find out just how blind he is and make sure he is negative for all the bad diseases and stuff. I got an estimate from my vet's office (Stewart's Mountain View Animal Hospital) of close to $300 for everything. So, I have set up a fund raising Chip-In.

I don't normally as for money on this blog, but this is a special case for me. This little guy has totally melted my heart. He has such a great personality and I would so love to get him a good home for Christmas, or at least the new year. So, if you can help in any little way, I would so appreciate it. And if you would like to call my vet's office for confirmation that this is legitimate, they already know to expect your call: (828) 765-7059.

If someone would rather, they can make a check out to the vet's office (SMVAH will work) and send it to me at Tri-County Critter Sitters, PO Box 3, Spruce Pine, NC, 28777. I know some people don't like to do things like this over the internet. And anyone in the Mitchell/Avery/Yancey County area who donates will get a 20% discount on their next pet sitting. It's a win-win.

I know times are tough for a lot of us right now, and if you can't help money-wise, maybe you can pass this along to friends and family. I would so appreciate it, and I know Mr. Snippers would too.

Thanks so much.
-Susan Bell-

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