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Dean Kirkland

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.

I am late in posting my usual documentation of the cats fixed. There were the seven from the Lebanon colony, although Gunnie is still here, awaiting a dental option. Black tux male Chinny, so named for his black chin  Black male Ebony Gray male Gunnie with the bad teeth Black male Panther Puppy, a girl

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I was a little slow to get moving this morning.  I slept a lot of hours though. I was tired, from the weekend, and the trapping and taking the cats to be fixed yesterday. I had put the three kittens in the bathroom where they played up a storm.  But where would they go, I thought.  I shouldn't have worried, as a Felines

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The above photo makes me tear up.  Charlie and Tim.  Tim an old man now, adopted by Kate from me ten years ago.  Charlie was playing Sunday night, when Kate got him home,  even after that lengthy lengthy time in a carrier Sunday.  He's an incredible cat. When she posted the above photo I broke down.  It's so beautifu

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I'll miss old Charlie plodding around the house, and politely asking to be on my lap. But he will get so much more lap time with Kate. I enjoyed Kate's visit very much.  She is so easy to be around.  I could be my quirky self and she didn't seem to even notice. Before I picked Kate up to head north to Vancouver, I went

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Kate came Friday, down from northern Washington state.  First by train, then from Portland by bus.  The bus part of her trip from Portland took a long time.  Congestion is a big problem in trying to move around our state.  There are too many people. I picked her up.  She came in a couple hours after her scheduled arri

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Kate arrived last night, by bus and by train, to pick up Charlie. I picked her up at the bus/train station and we came here to meet him, before she went to her hotel for the night.  He immediately took her lap over!  Kate adopted Tiny Tim from me ten years ago this coming Halloween.  I was trapping a down town colony

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Little Orange Guy began eating like a lion last night.  By this morning he was really really eating. He still has the snuffles. Now he's up north with a friend who is really good with bottle babes who have issues like this. His prospects sure changed since I first saw him mid day Monday and he was so sick and dehydrated

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Death is trying to claim one of the five orange barn kittens, the ones found down in a wall. The ones I tried to find a mom to take back, but in the end, I couldn't because all the moms were lactating and the two I tried to get to take them, when I was getting the adults fixed, wouldn't do it. So they went to a lady in Br

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I was back at it in Sweet Home, twice more, at same colony. I failed at my Sunday morning attempts there.  I thought both tiny kittens would be out and just waiting for food under the still set up drop trap.  But no, I didn't even see them, til I was about to leave, then spotted one sitting on a rock back behind a shed.

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I thought I was just going to trap three teens, who needed fixed, up in Sweet Home. I was loopy when I got up, wanted to sleep longer, dazed and confused I suppose. I got to Sweet Home late, after loading the drop trap and three live traps into the car.   And after driving halfway there with the gas tank empty yellow li

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I'm still worn out from last week.  I haven't even cleaned the traps I used Monday. I won't complain this post, like I did the last one.  I was just in a mood.  I get those, where everything seems bleak and impossible. My brother is back home.  He went home from the rehab place today, after having a stroke a couple we

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First I'll say 14 more cats got fixed yesterday.  At two clinics. 7 were fixed at Heartland Humane in Corvallis.  These fixes don't come cheap.  The two Happy Cat Club, my nonprofit, paid for, cost $120, for example.  These were two more girls from the Tangent barn, among 8 orange teenagers they have in their house and

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I'd gotten another referral, this time from a WA based barn cat placement group, to trap at the Lebanon chicken colony.  No way, I thought. This time its the renter.  She is leaving in a week but fed the cats in the brief time she was there.   Unfixed ones, three adults and five older kittens.   Last spring, when the

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I'm up early hours again.  Hard to get my schedule back the same, after the coast trip, and preparation for it, which meant early to bed, early to rise. Doesn't matter, because I'm going again.  Need to keep the early to bed schedule at least til after that.  So I have been. The coast trip wasn't so much of a problem b

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Whoa! 14 cats fixed Monday at two clinics. Then yesterday it was a trip to the coast clinic with Mooki and Charlie. Whoa. I dropped off five of the Tangent barn cats, plus a Sweet Home girl and a Waterloo girl Monday morning at whs, then headed straight to Heartland with seven more cats, 6 of them teens from the Tangent

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The barn wall kittens are here now.  The five orange kittens I found down in a wall in the barn, a few days ago.  We tried then using a trap with them as bait to catch mom but failed.  Eventually, the barn owners put them back in the wall.  Only to find them yesterday up in the loft.  But they didn't know which cat was

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My brother was still in the hospital two days ago, when last I spoke to him.  Since he's been there, we talk a lot more, and text back and forth.  Then yesterday---silence.  No response to texts. What was going on? He had told me, last conversation, his insurance denied a rehab facility.  He said the hospital was appe

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I didn't round up any cats for yesterday's load.  I only arranged for them to get caught and fixed.  Which is good.  No sitting out long hours trapping myself, however, not this time. I'd given traps to the apartment complex folk for three cats yesterday and they had three ready, but the Lebanon woman I'd given four spo

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I went!  I got to go! I took off for Waldo Lake in the rain Friday morning.  Intent on a last fling with Waldo and summer. The weather improved the farther I went into the day. My younger brother and his wife were coming, along with his son and his wife.  Little to no communication did not stop me. The night before,

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I ended up in Sweet Home, Sunday afternoon, in pouring rain, to try to get cats to fill my clinic spots.  Heartland had said I could bring seven.  I had six at the Salem clinic. I'd bugged Heartland about spots for a Tangent woman who claimed to have a barn full. I had alerted her Saturday we could get many of hers done

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Been raining here last two days.  Not heavy rain, the usual stuff, light, misty, depressing. Some people who love the rain here would call it refreshing. The long gray begins. Early. It's harder to catch cats in the rain, unless there's a barn or outbuilding where they take cover.  Rained in cats are very bor

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Well, things haven't been the best lately.  I figure I got some good weeks coming after all this. Here's the good news though.  My nonprofit got the bill from Willamette Humane's spay neuter clinic for Linn County cats fixed in August but taken in by others.  It costs people from Linn County $43 per cat there, which is

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I wanted a last fling.  I loaded my raft and headed to the lake.  Right after Labor Day, they lower the reservoir levels so rapidly its useless to go. I tried to get going early enough to possibly get a place to park, at the boat ramp. But alas, so many chores I have to complete before I do anything else. I was up ther

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Just thinking about all the cats that need fixed, without appointments for over a week and not nearly enough to get even a quarter of those on my list done, has me in stress.  I wish it wasn't so. It's ridiculous that it is so tough to get enough appointments to get a handle on the overpopulation problem in one small Oreg

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A woman texted yesterday morning.  She said she had an emergency with some kittens. I texted back and then talked to her on the phone. I know her from when I got cats fixed where she lived, with her boyfriend, in a camp trailer beside a run down duplex between Lebanon and Sweet Home.  I got three tamish cats fixed, a wi

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We got some heat, finally. Well, two days of it.  Close to 100 degrees. Doesn't bother me, that hot.  In fact I rather enjoy it. But what do I do when its super hot out?  Do I go to a river or lake?   Do I sit inside with the AC on? I don't have that kind of sense. Instead, I hit the project list.  Including, but

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I really don't want to get back into taking cats to be fixed. I've taken in thousands upon thousands but nothing really has changed.  Still people let their cats breed and leave them behind too. What's the point, when my dreams are haunted by what I've seen. I took five up to be fixed today, my first day officially &quo

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The weather yesterday turned perfect for the annual art and air show here.  I've gone a few times, and most years I get up early to go watch the balloon launch.  This year, I went to Night Glow, where they light up balloons as a band plays on stage. I went with a friend from Keizer, whose sister also came down with two g

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Well on the eve of the end of my so called break, I am getting into the projects I should have done a long time ago. More cat yard work.  The shelters are very ancient and built initially with used materials. I also placed twelve 12x12 inch concrete stones in the cat yard, since the dirt out there won't grow grass.  It'

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I have been slightly obsessed, maybe lacking more productive pass times, in determining if the old cat that tottered up to my open garage door Saturday night is the same cat whose eye needed removed whom I helped two years back.  I have only one photo of Big O, the orange guy from two years ago. That one photo shows, sort

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