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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 love cats.

To those who celebrate, Happy Easter. I woke up early after sleeping a good share of yesterday.  Let's call it napping.  Sounds better. Why not?  It was gray and cold and rainy and my right arm and hand were numb off and on, from inflammation, so I couldn't really do much else.  Slinko finally sneaked a spot besid

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I am in recovery. No, I'm not talking about the economic recovery the nation is attempting.  I don't know much about all that.  I've been in survival mode for as long as I can recall, always scrambling for little things, reusing broken parts of this to fix that, and scrounging for free items I can put to use.  I am poor

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 I lost my baby Hairy today.  It was his time.  He came here four years ago.  Someone trapped him in Corvallis, because he was sneaking into their house wanting food.  He was feral, but already had a right ear tip, indicating someone, maybe me, had gotten him fixed at some point in his life.  He was taken to Heartland

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Lunar Eclipse tonight.  Wouldn't you know, after all these sunny days with clear nights, tonight the clouds rolled in, completely obscuring the night sky 12 minutes before totality.  Darn it. I took photos with my camera, hand held, no less, no tripod, since the battery compartment broke a couple years back and I had to

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What a day, gorgeous and glorious! I never left my place, but I enjoyed the 75 degree day of sun to the maximum! Perfect weather! A little late, with sun waning, I took a few photos. The little apple tree is blooming. Catnip is growing strong. Meesa catching rays in the under eaves cat run.

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I see stories all the time, about women who are assaulted or abused, in all kinds of ways, because some man can't control himself.  I've gone through my share of that. When I lived in the shack in Corvallis, I used to go into a local hardware store there, to buy stamps, because they had a post office outlet and because th

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It's Friday night.  I better post. The sun is shining in Oregon.  All is well.  Tomorrow maybe there will be something good enough to complain about.  Not today.  Sorry. We don't get much sun in Oregon.  When it shines, it's like we're all high as kites and living in some cult like grinning tranced out euphoria. We

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I almost finished the cat wheel.  I drug it inside, with much effort.  I should have used the cart.  It barely fit through the door sideways. But once inside I realized the bracket would sag when it spun, so I had to remove the wheel from the stand and create a stand fix, to extend a piece for the bracket out a few inch

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Cougie is home and now completely toothless.  Had to be, with her allergic inflammatory reaction to her own teeth. Makes me wonder what causes this affliction as it has become more and more common to find in cats, at younger and younger ages.  Untreated, meaning by that, all teeth and tooth roots pulled, it can lead to e

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Cougie is once again drooling pus, and not that long after her last two dentals either. She had her first February 10 up in Sherwood, paid for, thankfully, by Odd Cat Out.  At the time, she was diagnosed with stomatitis, and an allergy to the lining of her own teeth.  This usually means all teeth need pulled, because oth

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Any excuse not to finish projects and a birthday party is a super good excuse as far as excuses go. Cake.  Ice cream.  Balloons.  Ok, there were no balloons. The little girl across the street turned seven.  SEVEN!  Her mom was pregnant with her when I moved onto the block.  Now she is SEVEN! An old seven, too, that

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By Monday, my cats will be fawning over me in gratitude. Why?  Well because I took the time and the effort to build them a cat wheel, that's why. All right.  Fantasy over. The cats will ignore the wheel for two or three days.  They always do that, ignore something I've made for them for several days, to squash my enth

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Now and then, I take metal to recycle.  Every time I do this, I forget what an extreme waste of time it is to recycle small amounts of metal for money. This time, my scrap, which included that old computer I laboriously took apart to extract circuit boards, came to just over $2.  How many hours did I spend removing plast

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I mentioned Harry's hair in a post about clipping the long hairs in the spring, a few days ago. Harry is one of the long hairs.  I usually spell his name "Hairy", but for clarification sake, today, I will spell his name "Harry".  Who cares, right?  Hairy Harry doesn't. Harry came to me a few years a

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Pay back?  For what? Well, my body paid me back for sudden over use. My sacro illiac joint was so inflamed last night from jaunting like a teenager up and down canyons in Silver Falls state park it kept me moaning and groaning in bed trying to get comfortable until I gave up and slept on ice bags.  Sometimes I wonder if

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My Lebanon friend and I headed up to Silver Falls state park this afternoon.  We were only there a couple of hours, but I will be sore tomorrow, from the hike.  We did not hike the ten falls trail, which is over 9 miles and includes three trials, but we hiked from N. Falls, via the rim trail, to Winter Falls, then cut dow

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Slinko is awesome.  No way around that label for this kitty. He's all boy.  He's rowdy and wildly playful.  He's enthusiastic and he couldn't care less if he accidentally runs into another cat when he's playing.  The drama screams from outraged cats seeking victim status do affect him.  He doesn't understand. He trie

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I miss my Electra kitty.  She liked to curl next to my head with her back against my hair, for warmth, nights, while Miss Daisy would be curled a bit lower on the pillow, to my right also, but against my face, often with her chin laid across my cheek.  I didn't dare move or the whole pile would be disturbed.  Often I had

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Electra succumbed today to a long standing infection that may have been secondary to chest cancer.  Antibiotics could do nothing against it, as it would just return, but even stronger. I could smell the infection it was so foul. I could have been smelling cancer too, I don't know. I loved her so dearly.  She's been wit

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I meant to prune the cherry tree in January.  Since the old man's dead and his house empty but probably not for long, I wanted to remove all branches that overhang the dead neighbor's roof and backyard.  Just to avoid any future limb overhang issues with new neighbors. Today the sun shone in Oregon gloriously.  Made me

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Some drug freaked hippy must be responsible for this paint job, right? Nope.  My contractor brother did this to me.  With his son.  Artists of extreme spray can talent I have thought ever since. I'd bought this junker car for $100 or $200, after living without a car too long.  It barely ran but it ran well en

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   Been pouring here in Oregon.  Sometimes the rainstorms roll in with wind that whines and moans around the edges of the houses, like its looking for something or someone it can't find and the wind is not happy, and on the edge of rage over it. The wind bends and sways the trees, bored with the wait now, for spring

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I arrived on time yesterday at the very very busy dental office, for the pre appointment, for what I thought was going to be the glue on of a shiny metal temp crown, on my latest broken tooth. I found a seat in the crowded wait room, next to an older woman deeply intent on a magazine laid out on her lap.  I picked one up

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I went to the other dental office today, that is handling the overflow of the office where my dentist works.  My dentist is quitting her job in about a week at that office.  Maybe I mentioned that.  They don't know when, they told me, they'll be able to hire another. This other office is incredibly busy.  I waited an h

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When I was young and still seeking adventure, I went to Alaska to work.  My memory is dull on exactly how many times I made the trip.  I worked various places---at a fish processing plant, at a restaurant, beer joint called the Mini-mall, whose owner advertised for workers in the OSU student newspaper, which is how I foun

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My friend, the director of Poppa Inc, whose spay neuter mission is now closed, still runs a sanctuary for the unwanted cats she calls Odd Cat Out, under Poppa's old banner. OCO is low on funds and badly needs people who will step forward to sponsor cats.  OCO is paired with at least two adoption groups now, who are helpin

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I rented Gravity, on Amazon, as a birthday present. I was horrified, almost immediately, by how bad a movie this was that I'd just shelled out $3.99 to watch. Number one, the movie begins with Sandra Bullock working away on the Hubble while George Clooney is acting like a 12 year old, bouncing around the exterior of the s

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My birthday.  Today. I won't say how old I am, only that I'm pretty close to six decades on this earth. One foot in the grave.  Teetering. But I've been teetering a long time. I've had a long hard lonely life. Today will be no different. It's hard to stay sane when alone all the time, hard to remain focused forward o

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Well, there's nothing like a good can of bright paint to cheer me up.  And I've needed some happy face cheer in my life lately. Number one: I'm bored, losing my self-appointed mission in life as I did last June, when Poppa closed its spay neuter mission.  I need to get on top of figuring out how to raise funds, to keep t

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