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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 love cats.

Almost a year ago now, I took three cats from a Lebanon neighborhood to a Portland rescue, to reduce the load on a Lebanon woman feeding the neighborhood abandons, which in that area, are many.  Two of the three got homes rather quickly, but the 3rd, newly named Bronco Billy, (was Smokey before) had an enlarged nose.  I h

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My bush, sagging from ice.  Freezing rain is right now hitting my street.   I hate freezing rain.  Turns roads into skating rinks and brings down trees and power lines.  My roof is sound, held up to 15 inches of snow last February.  I have no reason to worry. Yesterday I climbed up on the roof and slid around the ed

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About ten days ago, I saw a car pull up in front of dead Jack's place.   I was bored and curious (nosy) and went out to talk to the woman, peering through the front window blinds as best she could. She's looking for a house and on foreclosure sites, she said.  She and her guy are buying a house.  She was really looking

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Miss D is a dear. I know I can't keep her alive forever but I wish I could. I love her. She's old and thin from bouts with diarrhea from unknown cause, most likely food allergy.   She's been to a vet three times over it, and that isn't easy on her, because she does not cooperate at the vets' and has to go under light ane

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Fall is here!  Most of my Maple's leaves are down now.  Oaks drop their leaves first, I think, around here.  They are mostly brown and down, as I saw, on the streets I walked this morning, trying to keep active.  I took my camera along as incentive to go in the first place. At first I looked for turning leaves, but bec

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Tomorrow is Halloween.  Whooptidoo!   I have not bought candy so far.  I have some candy someone sent me, when they sent me some cat treats including dried fish flakes that I've been munching. I can put out some of that if I don't get more. I do not buy candy to give out for Halloween until the day of, in fact, just an h

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How did the tree hold up in the severe winds that tore through the valley on Saturday?   I stood out in my driveway by the car half the day, in awe, watching the trees bend and whip under the force of the gale blowing through. Mary's Peak, over west of Corvallis, registered a 91 mph gust. I'd moved my car to my driveway

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Remember when I followed a lactating feral mom, over in Corvallis, to a deck, and then coaxed her three two week old kittens to where I could pull them out  from under the deck, while laying flat out on it, with my arm extended under it?  Then used the healthiest two the next day to trap their mom?  Remember that? The

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No kidding.  Here it comes.  Here it is--the never ending gray drear. Got your anti depressants filled for the Oregon winter? Why shouldn't we just hibernate through it? Save a lot of everything. Today, rain poured down in sheets.  More rain than we need.  We're already over our normal quota for October.  Enough al

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Some how I have to keep on. These days it is hard.  I am too alone.  I look ahead and see nothing but the same--struggles to make it caring for these cats, to feed and clothe and house myself, keep the car running so I can get what I need and possibly escape this freeway sprawled suburb town now and then. I have the pho

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I have no defense of this video except I am bored and I think its darn cute. Viktor surprised me. Man alive, can he ever jump!

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Viktor is awesome and soon will be at Heartland Humane in Corvallis and up for adoption!

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Missy, the skinny little gray torti I worried so over for months, watching her deteriorate and wobble when she walked, by the rabbit hoarders house, has died.  She was euthanized at Heartland after they found mouth and throat tumors consistent with cancer, large and painful, I was told, when I gave the permission. She was

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How beautiful was Boots, just a teen, in December of 2012, when I took him to be fixed, along with his two siblings.  Now he is weak from parasites and his ears and face are crusted and his body erupted in rashes. Do you recall, back in late July, the Albany police raided a home down on Marian and removed 200 rabbits and

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I said goodbye to summer a month ago.  Then it came roaring back, with some fall issues attached. Now the news said enjoy your last day of niceties, because the rain will be here to stay tomorrow.  Ok.  If you say so. Foggy this morning.  Fog means sun once it burns through.  Unless you live on the coast.  The fog c

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Any good day can go south and turn bad. Yesterday, Shady's day was already sour. Sunday I noticed her out of the corner of my eye.  Her mouth was open and she was pawing wildly at one side of her mouth.  I stared, incredulous.  One fang was hanging  low like a vampire.  Yikes! So I watched her, that evening and t

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You must have known, if you know me, that I might take another trip into the mountains on behalf of the roaming dog.  See my previous post for history about the dog's tale. Yesterday was the day I took off.  I was going to go over the weekend, but I never got the steam.  I'd hurt my back again helping the neighbor with

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Last night, scanning facebook, I notice a post out of Eugene.  Someone in a rescue group is reposting something they found on craigslist.  It's a dog.  The guy posting lives in Vermont.  He camped up at Clear Lake in Oregon over three weeks ago and could not get something out of his head.  A dog. A dog, shy, skittish

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Teeth and cats go together.  Cats have teeth.  I have teeth and I love cats. So I went to the dentist today, for a checkup, since my coverage may or may not be ending soon. No cavities!   Yay! But the assistant, oh no.  She had told me when I went in the first time I had my teeth worked on about a year and four mont

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I now understand why I thought my partial dental coverage was ending and why it really isn't.  It's a switch in what part of dual insurances will pay for it.  I think.  My understanding of insurance and government language and policies is willfully close to ignorance.  I cannot get a grasp of the language involved or ev

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Starr is doing great after her teeth cleaning and seven extractions!  Starr says THANK YOU to everyone who donated to help her. Rogue enjoys last summer sun!  Rogue too feels so much better after getting all but four of his teeth pulled this year. Sassy stretches out in the cat run to enjoy the sun. Mums too enjo

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Please watch for this girl.  Nobody knows what happened to her.  She may have run away but who knows and she needs to be home and safe. Please share the flier. Found it on Linn County Exposed, a facebook page generally dedicated to posting mugshots from Linn County.  The site can be funny.  But nothing is funny about

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I get my new Medicare Advantage plan packet, which is thicker than War and Peace and comes like clockwork every year.  It's more boring than War and Peace, so you have to be very very bored to read any of it.  As if it is not enough to get the one inch thick booklet from the Medicare Advantage plan I'm in, I'll probably a

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Funny Face has been roaming this area for years.  I was sure I got him fixed the first year I moved in, which would have been seven years ago.  Or so.  But the apartment complex tenants claim he isn't fixed and were sure he'd fathered kittens from a tenant's unregistered cat, before she was evicted. I determined to catch

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Starr was just a teen when I trapped her at the Corvallis homeless camp by sneaking into the camp in the night, amongst the sleeping campers to set traps and catch kittens and otherwise avoid, via tip toe trapping at night, the waking problems of alcohol consumption, drugs and drama.  That was just over five years ago. Sh

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I got out of Dodge.  I spent one delightful night with Waldo.  28 hours. I drove up for one night at Waldo Lake, up past Oakridge.   I'd always wanted to see it.  It is pristine, I'd heard, a lake with no inlet, with some of the purest water in the country.  No float planes, no generators, no chain saws, no gas boat m

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So I'm taking a little bike ride, like I do every day now, for at least an hour.  I love riding.  It was near dark last night I went, waited a bit long so I stuffed a tiny flashlight in my pocket, so I wouldn't get a ticket if total darkness fell before I got back home. I was somewhere, on a street I did not know, and I

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No more free me.  I'm sick of being a slave. People have come to think of my time as theirs and that I will help them with pretty much anything while they sit on their butts and do nothing.  I have nobody around here that cares about me other than for what they can get out of me. I suppose being lonely has made me more

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Buffy, above, is one of the starvation kids, three kittens I found out in a field, so starved they could not even move.  All three survived.  Doc, the sweetest of the three, was adopted, but Buffy and Mops who have rather sour dispositions, did not get homes.  Both love to play, however.  The Gruffy Twins, as they are a

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A wildfire up above Timberhill shopping center in Corvallis was reported about 9:00 p.m. last night, in the brush and trees of Chip Ross park.  This area is heavily populated.  On twitter, check out #CorvallisFire and #ChipRossFire. I was in Corvallis at that time, returning Dweezil to the apartments where she is fed. 

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