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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.

Some days. I felt like a vegetable yesterday.  Just to start out the day, too.  That's not good. Groggy and soggy. I felt like a piece of deep green moss in a dormant Oregon lawn that has soaked up all the moisture it can in months of rain and wants to scream but has no way to do that and just has to lay there and take

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There seem to be a lot of huge big males out all over, fighting, getting into trouble, causing sleeplessness in residents unfortunate enough to live in areas where people are not fixing their cats, and....spreading diseases, like FIV. FIV is a virus cats get when they are bitten by an infected cat. Deep bite wounds males i

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I fought for the cats I took up today to be fixed. I didn't want to be short again. Today I took up 9 to be fixed, two more than I had appointments to get fixed.  But I scored two more appointments from someone else. Six of the nine were very large stinky boys.   After I left them at the clinic, I came home and it too

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When I was attempting to stop that patio storage box order, not knowing when or if it would ship, Amazon would not let me into my account, without "re-signing in" which meant re-entering my password, even though my password is automatically supplied by chrome. I don't remember them all, for gosh sakes.  Chrome w

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Cold rains with gusty winds. That's all we've had since the snow predictions.   There has been lots of snow falling all over Oregon, feet of it.  Just not here.  We have had lots of rain.  Cold rain that chills a person all the way through, we've had that every day, and its especially cold when the wind is tossing me

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I had seven reservations this morning. I only caught three cats (hanging head). I tried.  Usually I'd start on Saturday, but had the tree people here then. Then it turned cold Saturday night and all the roads froze up and didn't unfreeze until well after 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning.  We had no snow here but Lebanon, wher

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The maple is slowly coming down today.  I went out early, just after light, to take down cat yard wire.  I got drenched, as it began to snow big wet flakes about then, but that didn't last, and mostly it was rain.  I got wet fast and only took down some of the cat wire, unsure if the tree cutters were coming. He came

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We don't have a lot going on here in Oregon in the winter.  Mostly it rains.  Or drizzles.  Or it just kind of is....the thick damp air surrounds us, confines us, until we reach for anything that is different and possibly exciting. And so, the possible snow event of this weekend and next week looms a bit larger than per

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Snow?  Ice? The cats still must be fixed. I woke at 3:30 a.m. after going to bed very early and looked outside.  The forecast had been for heavy ice.  Instead, I saw snow.  Not much, but I got excited! We don't get snow that sticks very often in the valley. I debated on whether to drive Beethoven, the las

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I am weary today.  Top the tiredness off with the fact we got no snow and I so wanted some snow.  I love snow. I was trying to trap five Albany cats who need a new place to be fed and call home since their feeder died.  I caught four of them quickly enough, but the fifth, a teen orange tabby, then vanished. But Sunday

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I'm so thrilled the Super Bowl is Sunday. Yeah, NOT! Drunks will hit the roads too, they always do.  Ah well. I returned the cats today.  I did so before 10, because the lady was expecting me early. And it is not healthy for the cats to stay in traps any longer than a night after surgery. After I turned them loose, I

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I didn't get the entire week off. By Tuesday, I was way up in Lacomb, early morning, with frost everywhere, not adequately dressed for 25 degree weather.  Oh well. I'd left a drop trap up there for the lady with the cats to feed under, to get them used to it.  She moved her car so I could angle in, and run the line I'd

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I went to the wedding. My first. I left Saturday, just after noon.  It's not a long drive to Sisters.  A bit over two hours. I have been that way before.   A few years ago, a friend and I went camping at Suttle Lake, which is just past the  junctions of highway 20, 126 up through the mountains from Eugene, and highw

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The 28 cats fixed so far at the KB colony.  I started trapping there just under two weeks ago. The first four were fixed that Monday, 3 boys and a girl. DeFuca, a little gray tabby tux girl. Cortez, a teen boy Juan, also a teen boy Panama, a gray tabby teen boy Kata gave me their 8 spots that Wednesday. 

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I returned the three teens fixed yesterday.  That's 28 fixed and returned out there.  I dropped off a trap for pre feeding in Lacomb.  That's another story. End of next week's story. I took texts from someone concerned because she no longer sees the cats her aunt fed before she died.  She's been feeding them and tryin

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That would be me.  I'm in a daze, brain dead, body on auto pilot. But I'm happy!   Smiling. By tomorrow, 28 KB colony cats will be fixed. By Friday, the last three will be back home and then I take a week off. I only started getting them fixed a week ago Monday. There are at least two still out there needing caugh

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I've got 11 cats here recuperating from being fixed today.  Six girls and five boys. I have six other cats in the garage.  Five are from the KB colony, same one the 11 just fixed are from.  I've now trapped 28 cats there. After I got home from the clinic this morning, I went back out to try to catch more.  I just want

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I caught 12 more unfixed cats out at the KB colony this morning. Rain was pouring down too, so I had very little dry space for traps and nowhere to watch them from discreetly.  Yesterday I slept half the day, didn't wake up til after 6:00 p.m.   Then I went to the store to get bait.  On the way home, I pulled to a st

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It's supposed to rain very hard, starting this afternoon. Why am I not in gear, getting things done before that happens? Beats me.  Guess I'm still worn out from the last 8 cats here.  I took them home yesterday, but most of the dirty traps are still in the car.  Exhaustion set in.  Then I just kind of sit around, mak

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I got nine cats fixed Monday but only four from the new large KB colony.   I think there are at least 30 cats out there.  When KATA said they were not using 8 reservations today, I snapped them up. I returned the six cats left to overnight with me yesterday morning.  First I returned the two from the Griggs Road colony

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I took 9 cats up to be fixed today. The three Kennel Road cats, a mom and her two kittens, all girls.  Her little boy was given away to a couple two roads east and I'd gotten him fixed last week.  That lady gave this lady my number.  It's good these three are now also fixed. Bonnie, the mom, fixed today. Tiny, a

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Sunny weather during the day around these parts last couple of days.  But cold!  Nights are well below freezing. Nonetheless, early yesterday morning, off I went to trap the last cats at the Griggs colony.   That's Jack's colony.  He's the orange tabby in the bathroom, the one who was exposed to ringworm (thus far n

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Check out this post, which someone forwarded to me from a facebook page. This location is extremely residential and bounded by I5, (the interstate), and Highway 20.  However, the cougar could come have come down Spicer.  There are many fields along Spicer, some areas lined in trees.  The fields have sheep in them and

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Things went south for Cheeky, one of the seven cats fixed Monday. She didn't seem right after surgery Monday night.  But I touched an extended paw and she moved and hissed at me, so I thought she was just sleepy. But yesterday morning when I went out to check on the cats, feed them again, and prepare to return them, I sa

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Last night, a woman whose stray cat I took to be fixed, came over with a gift---two pair of boots, one pair knee high, for me! They fit too.  She also brought a bag of clothes.  She's the same size.  There's a nice skirt in the bag I know will go fine with one pair of the boots.  I have a blouse that can go with the sk

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 Jack is back.  The foster lady ended up finding a kitten with ringworm in her house.   Jack was exposed.  That meant he couldn't be passed along to a shelter for adoption or get a home.   Incubation period for ringworm, once exposed, is anywhere from a few days to three weeks. Treatment can go on for over a month o

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Sometimes I'm in the right place to see something spectacular. That's how I felt returning from Lebanon New Years Day.  It was almost dark and the sky was painted gorgeous. I pulled off the highway to take photos and just watch the display in awe. Other cars also were pulling off. This was the finale of New

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I don't really pay much attention to time.  It's a counting thing. Counting days and years seems silly to me.  Like the world, humanity throughout time, is OCD. On New Year's Eve I try to get in the spirit, work myself up, but I really can't.  Just like I cannot for the life of me become a big fan of a sports team or a

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Poor Brambles. He's an old boy now, about 13.   I noticed a few days ago he wasn't walking right and was head tilting, like he had an ear infection and maybe vertigo.  Having experienced vertigo myself a few times, I know how uncomfortable that is.  I called my coast clinic vet.  They said to bring him over, although

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I enjoy spending time in the park, especially on breaks from spay neuter appointments.  It was not pouring rain yesterday, for a change, so I got that chance to take some photos. I hear the central mountains up and down Oregon, (Cascades, Siskiyous, etc) are getting about 16 inches of snow over the weekend.  That's nice

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