Monthly Archives: November 2014

Friends of Felines Rescue Center

Soon after my beloved Daisy passed away, my youngest daughter started watching a webcam in a cat rescue center. Every day she would tell me about all the cats, and that the center was right here in Ohio. My oldest daughter started watching the cam as well, and decided she wanted to adopt a kitten from there. The girls went and fell in love with the center and all the cats that were there. My oldest adopted a tuxie kitten that she named Megan, after the person who had rescued her.

I would watch the cam off and on and became intrigued with one cat in particular. He’s a little bit of a loner, has poor vision, and he’s knock knee’d, but he’s loving and full of personality. I figured with his problems, (which aren’t problems for him) that he was a resident of the center and not up for adoption, but he was, and the girls kept telling me that he would be the perfect cat for me, but my heart was still broken over the loss of my girl.  This went on for months, and slowly but surely, being the animal lover that I am, I knew that I would need another pet in my life, which brings us to yesterday…

Yesterday, 2 of my girls and I , took a trip to the Friends of Felines Rescue Center in Defiance, to pick up Ming! Ming was a mess when he came in and even though he has some noticeable differences about him, he is a healthy, happy, loving boy today, and it’s all due to the work of the wonderful people at FFRC.  They are a non-profit organization, that takes in cats who would otherwise be doomed. These cats are all loving and happy because they know they are in a safe place, that is full of love. They are not kept in cages there and are free to be themselves. Many of the cats there are residents, mostly due to health issues and for their own safety, but there are also many that are up for adoption. If you’re interested in checking FFRC out, they have a webcam, where you can see the kitties in action, you can find it here FFRC Webcam. Places like this are able to do what they do through donations and support from others, so if you’re looking for a worthwhile cause, this is certainly a place that’s worth your time and support. If you’re interested in seeing my boy Ming’s story, you can find it here, it’s the first one. If you have time, please listen to some of the others stories, to see what a wonderful place this is, and how it’s touched so many lives.

Of course, while I was there yesterday I took photos of many of the cats. The cats with collars on, are permanent residents of the center, the ones without, are up for adoption.

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Winter Birds

We always put a feeder out in the winter for our feathered friends, in addition to helping them, it helps me, since I get to photograph them :)


P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent Weakley

Cute (but chilly) Family Session

After several indoor shoots, I finally got this family outside! It was a little on the chilly side, so I may never get them out for pics again. I hope they venture out with me again cause this is my favorite session with them so far. Little Daven is just adorable!


Extended Family Session

After having to reschedule because of the crazy weather, I got to spend Sunday with this beautiful family.


CPD Photo Contest

I recently entered some of my work in the Crawford Park District‘s photo contest. While I didn’t win the Best in Show, I did manage to get 2 ribbons. Congrats to Adam Knapp of  Ark PhotoDesign on his Best in Show image.

All entries are on display throughout November at Lowe Volk Park, if you’ve never been there, you should go check it out. Lot’s of things on display, learning activities for kids, and the beautiful trail along the Sandusky.