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Jan. 21st, 2006 @ 12:40 pm (no subject)
I'm looking for a good (and relatively inexpensive) vet near the OSU campus area. Thanks. :)
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Dec. 31st, 2005 @ 06:41 am kitty saves owner!!!
Current Mood: awakeawake
Hello, kitty? Police help man after cat calls 911
Saturday, December 31, 2005
Michelle Simakis

When Timmy was in trouble, Lassie knew to bark for help.

But he had nothing on Gary Rosheisen’s cat, Tommy. When Rosheisen fell out of his wheelchair Thursday night, Tommy knew to dial 911.

Or maybe it was just dumb luck.

Rosheisen fell while trying to get from his wheelchair into bed about 7 p.m. He couldn’t get up because of the pain — he has osteoporosis and ministrokes that disrupt his balance — so he yelled for help.

The only reply was his neighbor’s loud snoring.

Rosheisen, 50, couldn’t reach a cord above his pillow that alerts paramedics that he needs help. And the phone was on the other side of the room of his North Side apartment.

So he laid on the floor, shivering and wondering if he would get help before the nurse came at 9:30 a.m.

Then he heard a knock on the door. He hollered twice to come in.

In walked Columbus Police Officer Patrick Daugherty, who had followed Rosheisen’s voice to his bedroom.

"How did you know to come here?" Rosheisen asked.

Daugherty told him a 911 call had come in from Rosheisen’s Beechcroft Road apartment, but there was no one on the phone. Police tried to call back to make sure everything was OK, and when no one answered, they decided to check things out.

"Well, it must have been Tommy," Rosheisen said.

Daugherty didn’t believe it.

Then he walked into the living room, and there was the rust-orange-and-tan striped cat, laying by the telephone on the floor.

"I know it sounds kind of weird," Daugherty said, but he isn’t sure how else to explain it.

Rosheisen got Tommy three years ago to help lower his blood pressure, and tried to train him to call 911.

He wasn’t sure how well it worked, though, and treats were involved.

And after he got a medicalalert necklace, he didn’t see the point.

But he wasn’t wearing the necklace on Thursday because he had gone to the hospital to scan his blood vessels, and metal is not allowed in the machine. His forearm was badly bruised and sore from an IV, further weakening him.

The phone in the living room always is on the floor, and there are 12 small buttons — including a speed dial for 911 right above the button for the speaker phone.

"He must have just happened to hit the right buttons," Rosheisen said.

Tommy, shy despite his deed, hid around the corner while Rosheisen told the story. But he eventually came out.

"There’s the man of the hour," Rosheisen said. "He’s my hero."
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Dec. 1st, 2005 @ 10:12 am Hey, Columbus cat lovers!
There's a Cat Fanciers Association cat show in the Buckeye Building at the Ohio State Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3rd and 4th. I'll be there in the Siamese Rescue vendor booth, as usual! :o) Lots of neat things for Christmas presents. (see below)

Also at the Fairgrounds this weekend is Winterfaire, which is a big art show of local artists. One of our volunteers blows her own glass, and she'll have a booth there. I hear there's lots of cool stuff in there, so that would be an even wider variety of Christmas present stuff!

So you don't have to be bored, if you don't wanna be! Come on down! :o)
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Nov. 18th, 2005 @ 01:54 pm So, who's looking for a cat?
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
My disclaimer? I know I can't save them all. And yes - I could take her to a shelter. But the absolutely no-kill ones are booked, and I'd rather have her outside and alive than inside and on death row.

Outside my home, there's this lovely little cat I've named Mistophelees. She is almost always, every minute of every day, somewhere near or on my porch. She greets me in the morning, and at night when I get home. She's exceptionally friendly and particularly sweet. (Today when I went outside she came trotting around the corner...when I called her name she broke out into a run.) She headbutts with a passion and LOVES to be petted - she's just a really cute kitty. She's good with kids, too. She wants for nothing except a good home before the snow comes.

I think she's a she...she's never sprayed my porch and her butt looks girlish. Anyway, she's a lovely black and white tuxedo, I'd guess 7lbs and between 2 and 3 years old. Since she's had a steady diet she's had a lovely, shiney coat. I treated her for fleas this summer, and dewormed her, but she probably will need a couple more rounds of both. She has scabs under her fur that I'm pretty sure indicate a flea allergy. She has a very cute raspy meow, and big yellow eyes. She loves catnip. She has not been fixed and vaccinated or tested, but I'd be willing to provide some help to find something affordable like Neuter Scooter. I'll also provide some catnip toys and a bed.

She's just such a sweetheart, unlike so many outdoor cats which are feral and unapproachable...I'd like her to have a home. Feel free to cross post this, and have people email me at brightspot at gmail dot com if interested.
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Nov. 11th, 2005 @ 01:24 pm Cross Post: Cat Show this weekend at Hara Arena in Dayton!
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Hey, guys! The big cat show in Dayton is this weekend at Hara Arena.

Siamese Cat Rescue Center (aka:ME!) will be there Saturday *and* Sunday, so if you're in Ohio and bored (which...duh!) stop by and look around!

And buy something from me because...dammit. I want big sales. ;o) Big sales mean more rescues!!

(Feel free to crosspost if you know a community that would be interested. Thanks!)
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Oct. 26th, 2005 @ 12:49 pm Bad news out of Capital Area Humane Society...
Current Mood: sadsad
There's been a distemper outbreak.

Distemper is deadly, can live for a year outside of the body, and can be passed along on something as small and inconsequential as a grain of litter, or a crumble of cat food. If they're having an outbreak, it seems likely that many cats are dying, and many more will be humanely euthanised. So keep them in your thoughts/prayers/send good energy...that they'll be able to get it cleaned up, and save as many of the cats as they can in the process.

Good luck to them, and a candle is lit for all who crossed the bridge while they thought they had been rescued into safety.
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Oct. 16th, 2005 @ 02:34 pm CP: A new kitty bed for Buckeye Fans!
Current Mood: curiouscurious
I have created something cool. :o)

It's for anyone who likes cats (or dogs, it can be enlarged) and the Buckeyes (or Brutus Buckeye, or candy buckeyes, or....yes, you get the picture). I was being creative with the pattern Siamese Rescue uses for the beds we sell to raise money, and I created a Buckeye Bed. So click on the cut, look at the bed, and vote on if it will sell not.

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Thank you!!!
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Oct. 8th, 2005 @ 10:02 am (no subject)
I have been fostering a deaf, white female cat for the past month. She has had her visit to the vet and he determined that she is between 6-8 years old and fixed. She is clear of any contagious and fatal diseases. She's on frontline. She has a bit of a cold, but she is on medication and after wednesday, she will be up to date on all shots.
She just lays around and sleeps for the most part. She LOVES being loved! She is a great cat, but we have 8 cats already and feel it's best for her to be in a home with less cats since she is older and our kittens like to play with her.
I will be giving her to a good home for free. I just have to talk with you and have you meet with her to make sure you aren't going to feed her to an alligator or anything :)
Thanks in advance!
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Sep. 29th, 2005 @ 07:09 pm Davie's Healthy!
Current Mood: happyhappy
Wednesday night was Davie's first vet visit and it has all turned out really well for now. Well, first I guess you should know that Davie was officially dubbed to be a female, and no, we are not changing her name from Davie – even though my boyfriend keeps insisting that we do. The doctor believes she is about a year and half old, and that she may look younger but it's just because she is a 'petite cat'. I mean, she only weighed in at a little less than six pounds.

As far as her tests went, she tested negative for Feline Leukemia and negative for any parasites as well. So we are very relieved about that. The doctor said that that she is in relatively good health, just a little under nourished, but besides that she seems to be fine. As far as the hair loss on her back is concerned, the doctor said that she believes it is just from being malnourished but just to make sure we did a "culture-dermatophyte". As soon as those tests come back we will either cure the hair loss issue (if it is positive) or allow Davie to finally run free in the house with our other cats (if it is negative). It can't be mange or anything of the sort, because she is parasite free, so the doctor is almost sure it is just from being outside and not healthy.

As far as shots and vaccine area concerned, Davie got her FeLV Vaccine and also her FVRCP kitten vaccine this visit. In three weeks we will be taking her back to get her other set of shots (I believe she still needs her booster and something else). So we will make sure to keep you updated as things progress.

Also, here is the invoice of the vet visit, just in case any of you wanted to see it for some reason or another. I know a lot of you are still skeptical about this whole thing, so hopefully that will clear your mind of any disbelief you may still have. The cost for the visit was $168, but they gave me a student discount for going to USF so it got knocked down to $151.20. I still have to go back and get the rest of her shots taken care of, which will probably run me between $60-$80, and then get her sterilized at the Humane Society for $40. So, I'm no where near done spending the cash, but I am just happy that Davie is going to be okay :) My info has been blacked out for safety reasons of course.


And I also have some new pictures of Davie from in my apartment - enjoy.


Thanks to everyone that donated to help save Davie! We appreciate it!!!
<3 Amber
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Sep. 24th, 2005 @ 03:54 pm Help Save Davie!!!
Current Mood: sadsad
Hey guys! I don't know how many people have read my post before about Davie, but this is a post to beg anyone of you that can help me, to help out.

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Please, please, PLEASE! If anyone can give anything to help me out with this cat I would be forever grateful. My heart really goes out to Davie, it's special. It isn't one of those cats that want to be outside and alone... Davie really wants a home, and I need help so he/she can get one.

I am going to spend my entire refund check from USF (left over money from grants and scholarships) to save this cat, but it isn't going to be enough. I get the check on the 20th of October, so I have about 1 month to come up with as much money as I can to get Davie healthy. If I can get 20 people to give just $5, which cuts the cost for me down to 50% of what the total estimated cost is. Better yet, if I could get 20 people to donate $10 each I could buy it extra things such as cat food and litter, because I do already have 2 cats.

If you can't give, I understand. But, if you can, please give something, anything is better than nothing.

Thanks again guys!
<3 Amber

*I would appreciate it if you guys could spread the word about this. I have posted this in many journals, so I am just praying for everyone to give a little bit, just a little to save Davie...
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