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26-Jun-2017

In Memoriam...Annie McFannie

In Memoriam...

                                              
ANNIE

On August 13th, I had to say goodbye to my Annie Mc Fannie. 

Some of you may know, I became her foster/"most of the time" mommy when her mommy fell ill with covid. Although her mommy returned home from the hospital, her family felt, given Annie's complicated medical issues, Annie should stay with me for medical/hospice care. 

Annie moved in April 25th. She was spoiled; she made many kitty and human friends and accompanied me wherever I went. 

She was there for me when I needed to breakdown my Dad's room and redecorate the apartment for my Mom's return home from the hospital and rehab. She accompanied me on errands and jobs and hung out in the garden with me probably wondering why I was playing in the dirt instead of just relaxing with her.

Annie was a sweet, silly and super smart elderly lady. She was so brave. Through it all, she remained playful and loving. Even yesterday, struggling to stand, she fought it. I knew it was time though. On our way to the truck, although she kept pace, she stopped and looked up at me to lift her up. She had collapsed twice in the past 2 weeks. The last collapse just Tuesday. 

Annie rode one last time to work with me, kissing me when I said, "I love you, McFannie"; waiting for me to return the freezing cold car on the center console as usual. I could see in her sweet eyes she was exhausted. I told her the angels were coming for her. Her mommy met her at the hospital to comfort Annie during her transition. 

She was a gift to me. Those late night walks...those anytime walks after my Dad's passing and while my Mom was in the hospital and rehab, were very comforting.

I will think of her every August during the Perseid meteor showers...we were out there Wednesday night waiting and watching. I kept saying, "where are the meteors Annie?" She kept looking around! It was hysterical. Maybe she will "meet" me each year so we can watch them together .

I will miss you, Annie McFannie. Rest amongst the angels, little one

YELP & NextDoor Promos

RPPS is on YELP and Nextdoor. YELP is an app which publishes crowd sourced reviews of local businesses.  The Nextdoor app connects neighbors to each other and to everything nearby- local businesses, services, news updates and recommendations.  If you have a moment, would you leave RPPS a recommendation or a comment on either app?  I will provide a free weekday visit as a gesture of gratitude.

Rescue & Rehab on Paws

Due to rescues in recent years and other obligations, RPPS is not able to rescue/rehab domestic or wild animals presently and for the near future.  We recommend reaching out to NY Pet Rescue for domestic rescue & Animal Nation for wildlife rescue.  We are still running a fundraiser for the domestic animals and the occasional wild animal  in our care and have an active Amazon wishlist for supplies. Please click on "wild animal" to see a recent rescue (yes, I couldn't just leave her there); "fundraiser" to make a donation or "Amazon wishlist" to purchase one of the items we frequently need to care for these rescues.  You will find some of their stories on my Facebook and Instagram accounts. Thank you in advance for your concern, your help and your generosity. I would also like to express a huge thank you to all of you who have donated in the past and recently!  Receiving an unexpected box of cat food brings me to tears of late.  Every donation, be it monetary, gently used pet supplies, unused rx or food has been greatly appreciated! If we cannot use it, we find someone who can.

Dedication & love to animals

I find your dedication and love to animals heart warming. and I wish we had more humans like you treating our defenseless animals with love and respect which they're so deserving of.

I feel very fortunate to have you care for my cat and feel very much at ease when I'm not home to be with her myself.

Thanks Kerry and God bless you.
G

Sonny's Inaugural Online Costume Contest on IG

Meow! The time is nigh! Our inaugural Halloween Costume Contest has officially begun! It is open to ALL. 🐈, 🐕, 🐦,🦦,🐇 ,🐁, 🐿...


There are 10 CATegories:
1) DISNEY
2)STAR WARS
3) SUPERHERO
4) THE CLASSICS/SIMPLY STATED
5)FANTASY/SCI-FI
6)GOOD VS EVIL
7)IMPOSTERS (ANIMAL CROSS DRESSERS)
8)LIFESTYLE CHOICES
9)HISSTORICAL FIGURES/CELEBRITIES
10) EVERYDAY HEROES (CIVIL SERVICE/MILITARY)


RULES: ONE entry per category. Please direct message my Meowmy your photo entries and your mailing address. All contestants will receive a goodie bag via 🐌 mail. I will get to work on those tomorrow. This is exhausting!


All CATegory winners will receive a halloween themed toy in their goodie bag. Winners will be chosen by you!


For the next ten days, my furfamily and I will share some inspirational costumes in each CATegory. We do hope you participate! This will be fun! Entries must be submitted by October 8th.


On October 9th, meowmy will post all entrants to each CATegory. Voting will remain open for ONE week. Last day to vote is October 16th. All you have to do to vote is comment who your favorite is. We will tally up the votes.


On October 19th, Meowmy will announce the winners!! Then we will mail your prizes. This way you have them in time for Halloween!


On October 19th, Meowmy and I will pick one random RPPS client/contestant to win a free pet care visit as well.


Well, I think that's it. Any questions for me or Meowmy, comment below.


Until my next post, #headbonksandpurrs #sonny #fluffbottom #sonnyslegendarytailsofthesees #mainecooncat #mainecooncatsofig #storyteller #halloweencontest #catsincostumes #dogsincostumes #birds #ferrets #bunnies #chinchillas #hamsters #goodiebag #onlinecontest #rufflypurrfectfamily

YELP reviews

Thank you for these wonderful reviews!  I LOVE meeting new furriends and caring for them in your absence!

As a thank you,  all reviewers will receive $5 off their next visit or a free visit when booking a week with our service!

Rescinding Vet recommendation

Regretfully, I must rescind my recommendation of Main Street Animal Hospital in Elmsford, NY.


I will not go in to detail as to the reasons but suffice to say, after personal experiences and client complaints, I cannot, in good conscience, refer my clients and friends here any longer. 


I am currently bringing my pets to PetChester in Scarsdale, NY.

Nextdoor App

We are officially on Nextdoor.  Please leave us a recommendation by clicking on the following link:


https://nextdoor.com/pages/ruffly-purrfect-pet-services-yonkers-ny/

As a thank you, you'll get $5 off a single visit or a free visit when you book a week with our service!

Small animal boarding

Beginning this September, we will be offering small animal boarding.  We can accept ferrets, rabbits and pocket pets along with their travel or standard housing.  Should the need arise, we can also board small dogs or cats.  Of course, the boarding of dogs and cats will be extremely limited. We can only house one dog at a time.  Similarly, we can board one cat at a time, two, if the cats are a bonded pair.

Family leave

We are currently not accepting new clients due to a family emergency.  Any standing reservations or requests may be covered by support staff.  Please call if you have a standing reservation or need to schedule one for May or June.

All emails, texts and phone calls will be screened and replied to accordingly.  

Thank you for your understanding and patience.


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