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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. The Happy Cat Club formed in 2015. Currently, we are on a mission to fix 10,000 cats.

Today, or was it yesterday, we were supposed to warm up and get torrential rains. But no, sadly.  Today is cold as ever.  Even freezing rain was once again predicted for the valley and Portland.  I ignored the warnings, and headed out this morning early to Salem with two cats to be fixed. I trapped them yesterday at a

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Well there was no warm up today.  We're going to have permafrost here pretty soon.  The ground never unfroze.  The poor robins hopped around hoping a worm would pop through the frozen ground, looking ragged and hopeless and disappointed. I went up to the county park, to pick up the three cats the laid off camp host want

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The cold outside lingers, but I hear today the warm up may begin. I'm cabin fevered!   I watched the netflix series OA and enjoyed the first season.  I find it poignant and charming. I finished reading The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.  I enjoyed every minute of that book.  I didn't want it to end.   It containe

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What is with this winter?   First its months of pouring rain that never ends.   Then we get the deep freeze and snow, more freeze and more snow.  Monsoons for the last two days, just absolute drenching, and this as the last snow turned to deep freezing slush before melting.  The air was heavy with cold moisture.  Mise

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I did not get up to Stayton to trap the trailer park cats for my ten reservations today.  The roads were too bad.  Yesterday afternoon, the messy slushy icky thaw began. Snow is beautiful until it all melts at once, with rain coming down too.  The street looked like ice sheets between dirty snow laid out long in rough

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I didn't know whether to cancel trapping at a distance trailer park for early this morning or not.   A freezing rain event was to go through starting near 10:00 a.m.   I hate to waste spay neuter spots I had to get over a month in advance.   I had 10 reservations in Salem Monday for those trailer park cats.   In the end

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  My friend Midori sent me some toys she made for the cats.  The favorite is the banana toy.  My cats got one and I gave one to the kittens.  Oh my gosh, they went nuts!   Jamaica LOVES it.  So.... I took a video of course. Jamaica and Arizona love the banana toy Yes, they went bananas!

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Winter with Tonka, his brother, in November 2015 Maybe none of you remember Winter, Tonka and Mystic.  I trapped them in November of 2015, down just off highway 34, near I5.  They were cold, wet and hungry and living in the berry vines.  I trapped their mom too and a big black male.  I had to return the mother and the

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This post could be entitled "How I Almost Became a News Story", too. Original weather forecast for this week was dire, with snow predicted followed by a week of low teen temps.  So Julie from Spay Inc. went and bought a bunch of totes and some straw, to make cat shelters for colony cats, so they could remain war

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I took just one cat to the north coast clinic today.  I was going to take one of mine along, Mops, but then decided against it, since he really needs full mouth extractions like his sister Buffy does. I was in bed by 8:00 but woke up at 3:00, a bit early.   But I couldn't get back to sleep.   I got involved playing with

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I figured today, being sunny, for once, might be an opportune time to catch that last unfixed teen up at the county park. This is her!  She has no name yet.  She's one of Mistachio's litter before last.  The other four, all boys, are fixed, as is Mistachio now too. So I get up and take off, about 7:15 a.m.   Did I k

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Yes Christmas is gone, done with, over and out. For another year. The frenzied buying, the loneliness of those without family, the glitter and tinsel and wrapping paper and repeats of old Christmas movies.....all gone. For another year. Onward to infinity..... Ending the year is kind of like dumping the trash and watch

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The hardest two days of the week are now history. Thank goodness. Wednesday I took 12 cats to Portland, 9 of those to be fixed, plus 3 more kittens, relinquished by caretakers, to a rescue. I only had to trap four of the cats, four from an Albany colony.   There are five cats in the colony but I caught only four of the

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I'm trapping today, benignly, left the traps set, came home, as the hubby of the couple is home today, and is checking the traps. We caught one of the five so far.  The cats did not go for the drop trap this a.m. in a timely fashion so now its the one by one scenario. Yesterday, I could no longer bear the pain of my thum

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It's not easy here.  I have to take care of and fix everything that breaks. On almost no money, too.   Thank goodness for youtube. My car was leaking oil at the filter which usually means the filter gasket is lifted or torn or twisted or something.   So off I go, and buy four quarts of oil, an oil filter, and an air f

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After a brief snowfall, all moisture turned to ice.   Last night was  cold!!! Brrrr. But I was warm and cozy.   I got a ride out to the farm colony to feed yesterday during the day, with a friend who has been a professional driver.  I was relieved to get a ride and to get them fed. One thing that helps outside cats s

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We have snow.  A little anyhow.  Enough to get us excited here.  Portland is a mess.  Traffic snarled everywhere, mainly from ice.  We have mostly ice too.  In fact, from freezing rain, the trees are heavy with it.  I am wondering if the maple will hold through the weight. Ice has accumulated on the outside of so

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I was going to the north coast with cats today, two of them, one from Kings Valley and Chessie.   I worked so hard yesterday to prepare. Preparation included trapping the final two adults needing fixed (that I know of) at the Albany colony.  I caught Missy, the black tux mom of the bathroom kittens.  Then I caught Splot

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Titan is now up in Beaverton.   I took him up yesterday.  I left about noon.  Heavy traffic slowed my arrival at Poppa Inc. president's home.  I used to get all the fixing money from Poppa Inc.  They were good at making money and then the vets I used would send Poppa Inc. the bill.  It was such a great program because

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Titan really got tame today.  When he discovered the joys of toys. I wore him out!   He's leaving Saturday, for a Portland sanctuary, but he'll be in a private home.  Hopefully he will get his own home very soon. A home full of toys! Once Titan was purring in my arms and playing, one of the two black kittens became ve

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Titan, one of the four wild things I trapped at the Albany colony, was fixed Tuesday along with Flint, a black long hair teen male, and Juble, another short hair black kitty from same colony. I returned Flint and Juble yesterday.  I figured Flint was a couple months too old to tame.   But Titan went back to the bathroom,

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Chinook is doing just fine.  I called the clinic today.  In fact, he has a new name--Oliver, and will soon have a new home.  The vet had a friend with a kitten who needed a kitten.   Good luck Oliver (a.k.a. Chinook) and thanks so much to my beloved affordable vet clinic and their kind vets and staff. Also, I was gi

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I took another trip to the north coast affordable clinic on Thursday. The night before, I attempted, starting early, to get Tweetie contained.  She is the one I felt really needed to go, as she had not seen a vet since she was a kitten and got spayed, after I caught her and over a dozen others fed over in Columbus Greens

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I took 9 cats in Monday to be fixed, after being gifted those 9 reservations suddenly.  Well, how could I resist when I saw four more reservations up for grabs, for yesterday?   Don't ask someone like me, even if tired, to resist such an offer. Besides, I tried to make reservations for more cats to be fixed, there in S

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I was gifted 9 spay/neuter reservations that someone else wasn't going to use, up at WHS today.  I didn't want to waste them! So I went back up Saturday night to the colony near Sweet Home.   I'd trapped four of the six cats in the colony about ten days back, but failed to catch the mom of the four teens, or one of the t

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! It's raining, it's pouring here in Oregon. The cats are quite happy to lounge around atop me.   I intend a quiet day. I was thinking back on all the cats I trapped or helped just this November and felt good, happy, satisfied. I made the video at the top to remember them all. All those litt

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Today wasn't easy. Trips to the coast clinic with cats never are but today was a little beyond. You see, the cats did not cooperate in the catching, the ones I wanted that is, so once I finally had Button and Forest (I really wanted to take Button and her sis, Tweetie), I was running late to get going.  I have to leave b

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I am worn out and worn thin.  Going to bed very very soon! I waited til Wednesday to trap two Sweet Home situations.  Just tired out I guess.   I thought the one at the lone house across the tracks along the highway would be easy.   It wasn't.  Seems the cats really do only show up to eat at 5:30 a.m.  I got there at

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I was scheduled to take some cats to be fixed yesterday at whs in Salem. Unfortunately, now the trailer park where the woman feeds four is under a new owner who has declared no feeding of outside cats.  Which is horrible.  Many of those cats have been fed for years, and now what, are they supposed to starve to death?  I

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