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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.

The old woman told me off.  I'm not living up to her expectations.  She is experiencing loss of patience with me and wants me to hurry and get this done.  She expressed this dissatisfaction when I asked her again not to feed today, to make it more likely to catch some cats tonight, since I caught only three more this mor

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I went out into my yard this evening and saw this: As if the fire blob in the sky the other night was not enough. Now Venus and Jupiter are conjunctering.  Or something.  Moving in on each other.  Won't happen again for a really long time, so step out and take a look just after dark.  Look west to northwest. I

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How blindly optimistic I can be sometimes. I called the old woman last night, to be sure she is feeding under the drop trap. She wasn't.  "You must be strong" I chided in jest, "resist those demanding cute little faces.  Make them go under the drop trap if they want wet food." "I'm out of wet fo

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Last night, I was awake in the night, due to some loud illegal fireworks.  I couldn't get back to sleep immediately.  Later on, about 3:30 a.m. I looked out my window, because I thought I heard a car out front and saw a fire ball in the sky, not very high up, looked about basketball or volleyball size. It drifted along, w

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I'm happy.  I'm also tired. Seven more trailer park cats were fixed today up in Portland at the FCCO. Two females, one of them lactating, and five males, two of them kittens.  I netted one of them in the shed last night, already so tired I was losing track of things, like my head lamp and kittens. I didn't have the sen

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Jake Jake took a road trip with me again yesterday.   He seemed excited sitting in my carrier by the car, outside.  He's a good boy.  He acts feral, but I know he really isn't, that once, as a cute kitten at least, somebody loved him.  They did not get him fixed, and likely he roamed off looking for love years ago and

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Black male cat from trailer park before fixing And him yesterday!  Love that great ear tip! I took a few more photos yesterday at the trailer park.  Initially I thought I was going to trap more to be fixed Thursday, but turns out there's no money to get that done here.  I requested reservations with the FCCO in thei

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All 8 cats are fixed now.  I returned the four owned ones to their trailer.  So they came and took possession of the four adults cats, three of them girls.  I'd also taken their 8 kittens clear to Portland. They didn't even ask about them. The three from the other trailer park turned out to be one black girl, Una I nam

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Tomorrow's the clinic where KATA had 8 free fixes available.  The Lebanon situation was a bust, yes, but I had no trouble finding 8 unfixed cats.  All 8 cats I will be taking come from local trailer parks.  In addition to the 8 cats to be fixed, 8 kittens will leave for a Portland rescue. KATA has a long list from peopl

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There have been three wonderful cats who have left this world in the last couple of weeks. The first cat of note is Halfnhalf.  Halfie was a river cat, one of my river cat family, whom I trapped long ago, when living off and on homeless along the river with the cats and sometimes in a low income hotel near the river in Co

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I had a table yesterday, at the Western Star Grange flea market.  I took boxes of things given to me by the woman whom I helped move, plus some of my own unwanted items. I made $66 over table fee, for The Happy Cat Club, my new nonprofit. Not bad! It was fun.  Not that many people came by.  The grange is kind of

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A cat lover was called by a woman whose daughter lives near South Albany High School.  They were walking their dog last night when they saw two tiny kittens in the parking lot of the school.  They were able to catch one, a little tabby girl, barely four weeks old.  But her brother scooted into the blackberries and down t

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It was not as hot today as yesterday, so I hurried through my daily chores.  Even so, I did not finish til just after noon.  There are a lot of daily chores here, as you might imagine. Then I loaded the raft, that I never put away again, into the car and sped off to the lake. It seemed to blow up faster today, or maybe

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Heartland found a home for another local stray boy, endangered because he slept on the patio of a guy who hates cats on the block.  I was so grateful they gave him a chance, even though he is older.  He also hung out in my yard and often spent the night in my garage.  Sometimes I didn't even know he was in the garage unt

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Yesterday was warm.  Today is supposed to be warmer. Off I went to the lake with my raft. It took some doing.  First, I never rolled it up tight enough last fall to fit back in its torn canvas zip bag, so the raft was in a vinyl pile back of the garage. I had to move stuff to get to it.  My garage is starting to look n

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Do I enjoy life when a major appliance acts up? No. This morning, my freezer compartment fan began to make a terrible noise.  I do not have the money laying about to call up somebody and say  "Come fix this".  Not usually.  Usually I consult my repair manual, a.k.a. youtube, and try to fix the problem myself

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Nothing ever just ends especially not a story about four cats taken to be fixed today.  What happened to them in surgery and after? I'll tell the sad story of the buff and white male, who roamed unfixed and injured into the 34 cat fixed colony the kind older couple feed in Lebanon.  That poor boy never had any good go on

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I wanted to get involved, help that Lebanon colony, where even the caretakers don't seem very motivated to get the cats fixed.   I just wanted to help the cats. I tried soliciting donations online to help pay for the fixes of these cats but I didn't get anybody to donate.  I have only enough in the nonprofit account to p

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I have been nominated/tagged for the Liebster Award.   These can be a bit like a chain letter.  You pass it along to others after performing the duties of the award.  It's fun!   I've not done one like this before and I jumped at it, being relatively bored of late. The blogster who nominated me is Joan Somers Design.

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Yesterday, bored and half out of commission due to back injury, from helping with that move, I finished a long put off project.  I made a litter box from an old outdoor sink.  All I had to do was  cut a cat entry hole, which I did with a hand saw.  The plastic, however, was brittle from age, and broke unevenly.  Oh we

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As many of you know, I like to be productive and in fact can still, at my age, outlast many people who are much younger, when my mind is set to do something. I figured someone could use such a person, part time at least, and I could sure use more money to live on, although it's not much you gain when you are on SSI and wor

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Suzuki 250 cc X6 like I had once upon a time A comment by one of my blogger friends, on another blog, brought back memories.  She mentioned leaning into wind, in her biker days.  The comment took me back like it was yesterday to a time when I was a biker. When I was young, I did not get a good summer job that paid out m

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Yard flowers.  My camera did not want to focus tonight. The Catnip is thriving, certainly. Not a large to be cherry crop, but there will be plenty. Zeva watches me.  She is owned on another block. Funny Face, whom I've trapped twice for treatment of bad teeth and fleas, still makes his spray marki

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 Sometimes weeks go by when I have no meaningful human contact.  This can be difficult to bear. I've become for the most part comfortable by necessity with being alone.  And quirky, which is what happens over time to those alone. I still feel this need to be useful and since my self appointed job ended, with the loss o

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Sassy got her teeth taken care of today.  13 were pulled!  Yowie! Sassy is the last of the nine Albany business cats to go in.  All 9 suffered from severe mouth problems most likely due to their poor circumstance prior to rescue.   At last, all have now had initial dental care.  Rogue and Cougie will need no more, bec

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If you look to the right and down a bit, you'll my latest Fund the Cats fundraiser on the sidebar.  You can click it to go to the Youcaring.com site and read up on why it is this time I'm trying to raise funds.   But I will tell you right here why.  Or.....even easier.... Go Donate by Clicking Here! I'm catching the ca

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For decades I have suffered through the holiday season, aching for all the things it boasts of--family, love, joy, togetherness. Yet I've always been alone on Christmas, as long as I can remember.  I try to swallow down the big lump in my throat of loneliness that wells up, and angrily wipe the tears from my eyes.  So I

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I'm not much into celebrating the historical significance of Thanksgiving.   The Pilgrims and Indians may have eaten together once, but we all know how that turned out for native people's with the conquest of America by Europeans. Also, I can't help it, when I see the warm fuzzy, often religious tinted gatherings of fami

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The final count--32 cats.  I caught them all, at least I think I did, at the Lebanon colony, with a final yank of the drop trap cord from 40 feet out in a noisy vicious windstorm that came up. Tbere were only two known volunteers left by then, a Siamese, and a younger black tux.  They'd buddied up, in the face of the dis

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I agreed to trap another Lebanon colony a couple weeks back.  Nice couple.  Husband is the catman of the couple.  25+ cats in the colony, that started with a couple of strays they fed starting not quite two years ago.  And now......Now there are close to 30 cats. It's a happy colony and the cats look healthy.  Most ar

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