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Cat Eyes---A Cat Woman's Photos

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I am a Cat Woman. My self-appointed mission in life is to save the feline world! To accomplish this mission, I get cats fixed. Perhaps my mission might be slightly delusional. This blog is a mishmash of wishful thinking, rants, experiences as I remember them and of course, cat stories and cat photos. I have a nonprofit now, to help keep the cats here cared for and to fix community cats. Happy Cat Club formed in 2015. Currently, we are on a mission to fix 10,000 cats.

There are a couple of signs with this last cat round up, that my upcoming break is clearly needed. When I picked up the nine cats,  I carefully laid out each's paperwork on the counter at the clinic, putting the records in groups to give to various owners, caretakers.  Then I walked off and left the paperwork on the coun

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Nothing but........cat fixing. I'm still at it, but not long before my time off.  I seriously need the time off and am very much looking forward to it.  There's tomorrow's cat load to be fixed and then one more a week from tomorrow.  And then?   Bwa ha ha.  I'm off. In the garage right now, wait three females.   T

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Don't even...... More kittens, from same complex the other four kittens came from.  They haven't caught this pair's mom yet. These two, both boys, are older.  I had taken them kitten traps yesterday after taking the other four to Heartland. They are so scared but not hissy spitters like some of the other four were.  A

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Ten more local cats have been fixed, six of them kittens. A Lebanon apartment complex is trapping cats on their property.   The adults will return, and they're fine with that, as long as they are fixed.  This is extremely progressive and practical and kind of them. So the first six were fixed yesterday.   Big Boots w

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Drop traps are all the rage now in TNR cat trapping. I wonder if people know, a woman named Laura first developed the drop trap for cat trapping. She ran Hubcats, in Boston back then.   I don't know where she is now. I'd like to say a thank you to her.  People will never know it was her who first made this fantastic c

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The past week is a blur by now. It's just after 4:00 a.m. here.  Why am I up? Because I fell asleep last night "for a short nap" at 6:00 p.m.  I didn't wake up til 2:00 a.m.  It seems like ages ago I drove Gretal to the vet in Astoria. However it was just a day over a week ago. She's doing much better by the

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I have a buddy for the night! This is Kettle's brother. The folks out there heard him crying this evening, in the barn, went out, saw him, but couldn't catch him.  So out I went and set a kitten trap in the barn. They offered me dinner and I said "Thank you".   We sat around their fire pit then, swapping sto

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14 cats were fixed yesterday.  I am worn out from it, I tell you. There were in all five from two locations on Tennessee Road.  Four came from the place where I found Kettle the Kitten. It's not an easy place to like.  They won't feed the cats and seem to have no compassion at all for their plight.   Hard on me.  Th

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I caught a lot of cats today. I thought I had seven reservations Monday for spay neuter but then I got the reminder message from the clinic and they said I had 14.  I make these appointments way ahead of time, so if they say I have 14 I likely do.  Ok, I thought, I better get at it then. I headed out early, 6:30 a.m., t

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I took Gretal to the vet yesterday. Gretal has been here a long time.  She's somewhere over 12 now and has been experiencing stinky voluminous diarrhea. I wormed her about three weeks ago, gave her fluids, hoped that would do it. It didn't. So once the latest mom and kittens were out of the bathroom, I got her in there

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When was it I heard my phone screeching?  I don't remember.  I know the sound. It's the same sound that violated a quiet lake, with me almost alone on the large lake, in my raft, awaiting the eclipse. I had scrambled then to find my phone, hidden away in a ziplock plastic bag, to protect it from water, to get the thing

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It's a quiet holiday weekend around here.  Neighbors seem to all have vanished, off camping or doing something.   I got a few things done, until, I washed my car.  I was standing on tiptoe reaching up and over to get the top and something popped in my shoulder.  I then could not use my right arm without pain.  This co

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I don't have ads on my site so I have no idea if this applies to me or not. The EU has a new internet privacy law that requires websites to get consent from EU users if the site employs cookies or ad tracking.  I already disabled personalized ad tracking through google and facebook after learning how to do that on the mor

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I've had two fillings fall out in the last weeks.  I called my dentist.  I have coverage for fillings, check ups and emergency extraction, but for nothing else. If I needed a crown, I'd have to shell out probably $1200 to $1500 and I don't have that, so instead I've had to have teeth pulled.   Most of my life I did not

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It was another busy day that got off to a slow start since I was already tired out. I finally got Strawberry, the Lebanon boy fixed yesterday, returned maybe at 10:30 or so.  Then it was off to Brownsville.  Diana had gone to a neighbors since their old pug ended up in her yard.  And while there, saw their cat.  The ca

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Well, as is the usual with cat round up, things went awry.  Some cats I thought were for sure's to come, to be fixed, didn't make it, so I had to scrounge up others.  I often now rely on the caregivers themselves to catch the cats, which is easier on my body. The lady who feeds Gigi, the torti with kittens in my bathroom

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I've been trying to catch some Lebanon cats, whose owner died, so they can go elsewhere.  Meow Village had told the son of the deceased owner, they would take the five, but they're not easy to catch. However, in seven long hours last night, I caught one cat.  Ha!  ONE CAT.  Ivy, the old mackerel tabby female.  I didn'

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Sly, as I call him, the big orange tabby tux, from the Albany trailer park, had been here a week by the time I got him to Heartland Humane today, to be fixed.  Among other things. I held out getting him fixed because I knew Heartland might help him out further, with his bad eyes.  I figured those discharging sore eyes we

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So today seven more local cats were fixed. I went up to Lebanon on Saturday evening, unprepared, forgot extra traps, forgot my line, to tie around a bottle for selective trapping. It worked out anyway. She found a seven foot piece of old curtain pull line and she had an empty Mountain Dew bottle too. These old things are

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We spend a lot of time waiting on trains where I live.   Queen street, a major thoroughfare, includes an intersection owned by the railroads.   They like to stop traffic for long periods many times a day while they build trains.  Back and forth they go.   Adding cars, dropping cars and flaunting traffic who wait and

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I like to take photos.   Now I am using my phone more than usual to take photos. I have even been watching videos on a facebook phone camera school page to try to improve. I usually practice at the county park.  Here are some of my latest.

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Yesterday I took five cats to be fixed. I took Hank from Albany.  Hank, a big male, from Albany, neutered yesterday Hank is likely a lost boy.  His feeder says he was quite fat when he first showed up a year ago, but lost weight in the following year.  He was likely once owned then left behind when someone moved le

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Projects, projects.  That is what I accomplished this last week. I had to get the lawn mowed and the weeds gone, in the days it wasn't raining.   We had a few nice days this week.  This morning it is raining again with thunderstorms.  I planted sunflower seeds on the days it was hot, and have forgotten to water them.

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I had two boys in the garage Sunday, Bob from Albany and Frank from Lebanon, the hairy guy, matted chin to end of tail. An Albany woman was trying to trap the stray male she fed.  In the end, he showed up Sunday evening, but with a torti she didn't know and she got in the trap.  Well, better this time of year to take a g

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We had a few glorious days of sun.  Temperatures soared into the 80's!   I was happy! One day we were basking in the warmth. The next, the temperatures never made it out of the 50's.  We're still in that slump.  I went over to the coast on Friday.  During the three days of sun, I was sure it would last forever.  O

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We've had glorious sunshine the last couple of days in the valley, lifting everyone's spirits. I know mine have soared, despite setbacks and disappointments. Yesterday I took up six more local cats to Willamette Humane's spay neuter clinic. One of the cats was a long time stray in a small community just north of Albany, n

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Seven more local cats headed up to Salem to be fixed yesterday.  I went all the way to Sweet Home, to a familiar trailer park, to get out four big boys, who all badly needed fixed.  They were free roaming and fighting.  One black bobtail, Rogue, had a flopped over swollen left ear, from fighting, in fact. The clinic s

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Some might think spending hours for several days in the county park, mostly while rain pounded down, might be a bummer. I complained about it online but that was fake, to make it sound like such a hardship. In reality, I escaped reality out there.  I read books, an entire book the first day in the park.  I was after a p

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I got 13 more cats from the new colony just south of Albany fixed yesterday at two clinics.  Six were fixed at Heartland Humane and seven were done up at Willamette Humane's spay neuter clinic.  This makes 21 cats fixed there in just over a week.  8 from the same colony were fixed last Monday at Willamette Humane. This

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There are few spay neuter reservations to be had lately. Fortunately I have a few weekly appointments until the end of April already made.  That's how I got 8 of the new colony cats fixed last Monday.  This Monday I have 7 more appointments and will get  7 more of them done, leaving at least five in need of fixing there

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