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Posts Tagged ‘volunteer’

RIP Romeo.

Posted by MWPA on February 16, 2009

romeo-001Romeo was one of the cats at the shelter where I volunteer at, He was diagnosed with Kidney failure last week, unfortunately he was unresponsive to his meds so today was taken to be put to sleep.
He was a great cat with a unique personality he had a few missing teeth so his tongue often hung out of his mouth which made him look even cuter. He was a semi permanent resident at our no kill shelter, as people dont like adopting older cats…
so RIP Romeo.


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A couple of goals for the next few months

Posted by MWPA on January 21, 2009

Number one is obviously to improve and learn to use my current photography equipment to the max.

I have two projects that I would like to work on, I am aiming to get 24 landscape and 24 portrait shots of the cats at the cat shelter, I then want to create a calender with a selection of these pictures, as well as greeting cards. I also want to create some valentine stock style pictures that I can maybe turn into greeting cards too, none of this is to make me money, really just to inspire me to take more pictures and learn more, and maybe let someone benefit from the pictures I take, if the cat ones come out ok then I will donate the calenders to the shelter for them to sell.

I think I want to design some business cards too, that way if I am out and about with my camera I and am asked about what I am doing, I can hand them a card and say visit my zenfolio site for information.

Here is a cat picture of Zoe, who decided to make a bed with my walmart bag that is usually used for carrying camera accessories into the cat corner, Zoe was brought to the Cat Corner after her owner had to go to an assisted living home.


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Whats up?

Posted by MWPA on July 28, 2008

The cat above is Siren, I took the picture for the Cat Corner’s website, she is about 8 years old, and is very pretty, she has a funny personality, she is protective of other cats and if one is upset, like if you are clipping another cats claws she will come along and attack you to tell you to stop upsetting the cat!

I seem to be working 5 days a week a the moment, the shifts vary, we open at 10 so the earliest I ever have to start work is 930. The latest we stay open is 10, so the latest i should work to is 1030, I am hoping I wont have to work to many ‘close’ shifts. On Saturday I worked to 1030 and then drove to meet Will and we ended up not getting home til gone 12.00 I still volunteer at the cat shelter on Saturday mornings so I spent the morning working cleaning cat poop and then I came home had a 45 minute nap and went to work.

So far I am enjoying working at BestBuy, Its not to repetative which is nice. I still have a lot to learn but I think I am getting there, I think. I now have my name bage but am awaiting my blue shirt which is the uniform. It seems that my size is out of stock, so I have to wait a little bit longer before I blend in a little bit more.

Hopefully tomorrow we will have the answer from the insurance company to let us know if our car is being totalled if it is we have to decide what cars to buy, we will be etting two, one car that could be daily driver and project for will and maybe a slightly more practical car for me.

I will keep you updated…..

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Posted by MWPA on May 7, 2008

I volunteered at the cat corner from 11 til 2 today. By the time I arrived there wasn’t to much to do, just some mopping and sweeping, and the feeding of the cats, just as we thought we were nearly done, the phone rang to say the delivery of cat litter was on its way, so in the 80 degree heat we unloaded the van full of cat litter. After lifting 10 containers, the containers seemed to get heavier and heavier.

At the moment we have two kittens, they are very fluffy and cute, so I felt I should try and get a couple of pictures of them, I thought if I placed them in a basket, they would look extra cute. I think the idea has potential, how ever with me taking pictures and trying to stop the kitten from escaping was a difficult task, each time I brought my camera up to my eye, another cat would come along to see what the fuss was about, or the kitten would turn the wrong way!

Here is my favorite picture, his name is Peachy. I know its not a technically correct photograph, but I like it. remember to click the picture to view larger size

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Vampire Cat

Posted by MWPA on April 21, 2008

This is one of the cats that lives at the cat shelter I volunteer at, he has really long teeth, so I made a ‘lol catz’ picture from him.

A lol cat picture is a funny picture of a cat with an equally funny caption written in the cat language. lol stands for Laugh Out Loud.

Click the picture to see it bigger

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Its Raining AGAIN

Posted by MWPA on April 21, 2008

Last night we were under a tornado watch (that means the weather is perfect of tornado’s, but none sighted in the local area) and today we are under a flood watch. This weather is depressing, bring back the sun we had last week.

Sharon arrives on Saturday from England so I am hoping the weather forecast is wrong and we wont be having a week of rain. I wanted to take her sightseeing and get practice in with my new camera.

This picture is of Danny, he is one of the cats at the shelter, he is so friendly, and relaxed, he will happily lay down any where for a snooze-even in the middle of the floor where everyone walks. He is going to be The Cat Corners ‘cat of the month’ for May. each month we focus of one cat and hope to get them adopted.

I didn’t sleep very well last night, Will is poorly and was very restless, I think he has a bug and a cold all combined. Every time he got up I woke up. A thunder storm also woke me up, and Mellow at 6.30 because that’s when Will should have got up, and Mellow likes to make sure he is not oversleeping! Will came home from work just after 12 and went straight to bed, hopefully some good rest will help him. i offered to go to the store and get him some chicken noodle soup, but he said left over pot roast from yesterday was fine-which Im glad about as its raining and muddy outside.

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Sad News

Posted by MWPA on April 17, 2008

Sunshine ame to the shelter with her sister Daisy, after their elderly owner became sick and fell into a coma (unlikely to recover) no one really knows how long they were left alone, but we assume they may have been forgotten about for some time as both cats were underweight and sad looking. They were 6 years old and extremely friendly.

Unfortunately sunshine kept loosing weight and refused to eat, force feeding was even unsuccessful and she lost weight really fast, a trip to the vet two weeks after arrive at the shelter revealed she had was dying most likely from cancer and her body was shutting down. she was so light weight when curled up on my lap it was hard to feel that she was there. Sunshine was put to sleep last Tuesday.

This is a picture of Sunshine curled up on my lap.

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Two More Cats Find a Home

Posted by MWPA on March 29, 2008

SunshineAs you know Saturday’s are the days I volunteer at the Cat Corner cat shelter. So today I get to get up early and leave Will sleeping instead of him getting up for work and leaving me sleeping.

We spend the first two and a half hours scrubbing cages, cleaning litter pans, refreshing food and water bowls and mopping the floors, after that we spend time with the cats, trying to increase their sociability and take pictures and videos for the website.

This is six year old Sunshine, she came to the Cat Corner after her owner was hospitalised, she was left with her sister in an apartment, both her and her sister are small skinny cats.  They are so small they look like kittens, it isn’t until you touch them and feel there bones you realise they should be bigger than they are. You can tell she and her sister were well loved, although they are timid, they are very loving, talking to them has them purring and rubbing against you for attention. The move to the Cat Corner has left them a bit unsettled.

Two of the cats were adopted today, Platinum who was one of the older cats at almost 9 years and Bobbie, a young black and white kitten, who hadn’t been at the Cat Corner very long. Its a good feeling when cats get the home they deserve.

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