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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. The Happy Cat Club formed in 2015. Currently, we are on a mission to fix 10,000 cats.

I sat over at the colony for five long hours yesterday morning, arriving at 7:00 a.m.   I had hoped to catch the unfixed adult female but I never even saw her.  Instead, out of nowhere, trailing Jax, the recently fixed male, pops a small kitten I didn't even know was still there. She ran under the drop trap with recently

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I have Bluey and Toby here, two kittens from the Albany colony.   They have experienced huge life changes in just a week.  I trapped Toby last Saturday and Bluey not til Tuesday. Both are now fixed and have tamed rapidly.  I even took them to an adoption event today in Lebanon at Affordable Dog Grooming.  They were no

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Wow, I think to myself.  16 cats and kittens from one colony already helped in under a week.  Not bad. Tuesday the 8th adult, Skittles, another female, trapped Saturday at the colony, was fixed, via Spay Inc.  I picked her up after her spay, since it happened in Albany, then drove her the next day out to Spay Inc., and

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Cat in Trap Recovery Shelves I got at the Restore! I got all nine cats fixed today.  The colony seven I took to be fixed today included four females and three males.  Three of the females will go to Spay Inc. as she talked the people out of them, basically to save the cats.  They're all so horribly skinny and parasite r

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I was contacted by Spay Inc. who needed help with an Albany colony.  She had already taken one kitten from a female down from this colony and gotten the female fixed.  She had been unable to find the female's 2nd kitten.  That cat turned out to be owned.  Sort of. This colony is just a few houses from where she got the

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I'm off kilter from going to bed early for several days to prepare for the trip to the coast yesterday, so this time I'd be rested and not have to spend the day dozing in a parking lot.   Now I am having trouble getting back on track though, on the old sleep schedule. Here are more photos from Tuesday's journey to the coa

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Yesterday, I had two more appointments on the north coast at the vet clinic.   I took Alexi and Angel up this time.  Alexi had been working her jaw like something hurt and I knew Angel needed work done, as I checked her teeth last time I clipped her.  I could see a lot of tartar. I had plenty of sleep and was up by 3:15

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The kittens attachment to Snowball has progressed to nursing.  Which is such a cozy comfy I-am-loved, world-is-terrific thing. Their relationship is beautiful to behold.  Snowball needs them and they so badly need her. Snowball had no one where she roamed, to watch out for her, to come home to, to care. Houses she'd li

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I was contacted by the FCCO to assist a woman feeding a mom and kittens in Albany.   I took out first a regular trap, tied open, to feed in, but was told only a couple kittens would go in at a time and the mom cat would just growl at the trap. So I swapped it out for the drop trap, fastening it up so it couldn't drop, to

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It did not take long for a new family to form in my bathroom. Snowball the experienced mother, whose last kittens were taken by someone, who had herself been dumped like trash over two years ago, and the needy apartment complex kittens who badly want the comfort and security of a mother in their lives, well they're a famil

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Living the blahs, in the Oregon driz. Rain, rain go away..... Paleeze! Rain lovers, avoid the cheery "oh we just love the rain" comments today, eh?  You might get bitten. Miss Daisy is feeling the drowse. Slinko is in rain depression which also translates with him to "going to getcha" with the o

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That's right. We're not experiencing summer yet here in Oregon. When its warm, we get the mid 70's.  And now we are bracing for a weekend of more rain.  Just what we need here.  More rain.  After a winter of deluge after deluge. So, knowing more rain is coming and today may not reach 70, yesterday I took my raft up to

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Long day. It began when the alarm clocks (3 of them) blared a minute apart about 3:30 a.m.  Too soon. By 4:30 a.m. I was in the car, clutching a cup of coffee, Jade and Chessie in traps in the back, secured, for travel, with bungee cords. Off we went. It was the steep mountains of the coast range that threw me into a p

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If only I had an ear tip... Like the cats get, when they get spayed. Then I wouldn't have to right now be ordering records to prove to my brand new PC (Primary Care) NP, that I don't in fact have a cervix.  She'd check my ears, see the tip on the right one, and mutter "Oh, ok." I had a hysterectomy way back wh

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No cat treats in the house.  Miss D is addicted.  But is she?  Or does she possess an evil side? Also, I took Jazz, the little girl I trapped by the Circle K, who had been living and eating in their dumpster, and the big sick male kitty, the 9th I trapped at the complex, up to CATS in Sherwood this morning, des

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My TV reception, cabled in from an ancient roof top antenna, has been terrible lately. How terrible?  I gave up on TV terrible.   The worst reception always was about 8:30 p.m..  If I started to watch something at 8:00, just as it was getting into the drama and winding down, that's when reception would "pixelize&q

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Finally, the torti tux teen from the dumpster, is leaving.  Not til Thursday. She's not going to OCO (Odd Cat Out Sanctuary) but rather to CATS (Cat Alliance Team Sanctuary) where cats free roam under no pressure to adjust on anyone's time schedule but their own.  No caging.  And high adoption rates. CATS has taken in

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Well, KATA referred me to an Albany apartment complex to fix cats. They took a couple kittens but both died.  Another had been found dead there.  Teen moms.  They don't do well with their first litters. One female allegedly had just had kittens a couple weeks ago.  A tenant's daughter pledged to go under the building a

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Smoothie, a.k.a. tumor girl, had it rough, living as a stray in a Sweet Home trailer park, scrambling for food put out for all the caste offs by a kind tenant.  I got most of those kitties fixed in two trips with them to the FCCO.  There are a handful more needing fixed, but I'll get to it. Meanwhile, Smoothie had been f

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The first time I visited TP2, to trap cats to be fixed, I met Tumor Girl. I had asked a local cat rescue before going to TP2 if there was anything pertinent I should know about that trailer park, since they live in that town but its about an hour from where I live.   They said they'd been trying to get a cat with a

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I stand in solidarity with the wounded, the first responders and the families/friends of the victims of the latest mass shooting in America.  At the night club in Orlando.  50 dead. Over 50 injured.  One asshole with issues and ready access to guns did this. I am horrified over the loss of life, many young and so much l

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I wish  I was talking about 13 donuts that I'd eaten!  Bad bad me, to even think that. Instead, I rounded up 13 more cats and today they got fixed. Six came from TP1.  2 girls and 4 boys, from three trailers. Two came from TP2:  Both girls, both big producers of more cats that are not needed there. One came from TP

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Today, I was out cleaning my car, and I hear something crashing from the maple, hitting branches, crashing further. I thought a bird had died, a big bird, and was falling perhaps. I run out because the thing is caught now on top of the cat yard wire.  I can't make out what it is and think it looks like a big sprinkler h

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We finally got sun here.  The temperature shot up 30 degrees for 4 days.  Saturday and Sunday it was near 100 degrees out.  Monday in the upper 80's, low 90's, never heard how high the temp actually got.  Yesterday, hot but not as hot.   But today?  Back to showers likely and cool, like in the 60's cool and that trend

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Happy Cat Club had a rather busy month in May.  Here are the stats. They do not include costs or hours yet. I'll get to that part of it. Anyhow, here are cats helped numbers for May: HCC stats for May. Does not include yet costs or hours. Total Cats Fixed: 36 (24M/12F) Total Cats Relinquished: 11 Willow, Bliz and

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I feed birds.  I know, its the same as feeding wildlife, raccoons, possums, what have you.   But I relented, grew weak three winters back, when the temperatures plummeted into single digits and the birds suffered. Then, I realized how much my contained in the yard cats love watching the birds, through the cat yard peep h

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Pepper, formerly mat cat from the Sweet Home trailer park, waits to see the vet today. Lucy is not so sure she wants to see the vet.  That look! Today Lucy, Pepper and I headed off to the north coast to the affordable clinic.  Lucy and Pepper both come from the same Sweet Home trailer park.  Both were in deep troubl

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Many of the in trouble trailer park kitties are trying to move on to new lives. Cayenne, from Gray Cat Trailer, is still waiting at Heartland Humane.  Below, is a link to her listing at Heartland. Animal Details Here's a photo I took of her when I took her there: Cayenne, at Heartland.  Please share her listing, fro

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Someone went out and got a kitten.  Probably on impulse. They already had dogs that do not look so good.  And kids. The aftermath was unwanted lives. The first time I saw their porch, it was crawling in kittens who were starved. They immediately relinquished the five kittens, when I asked, and I took their mother to b

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I took up 12 more cats yesterday, 11 to be fixed, one to a rescue, who had been relinquished. The pregnant gray tabby had milk ready for kittens and I feared she would have them on the way. She didn't.  And made it to the rescue, where she will have them in safety. Screamer, the brown tabby boy who kept me up a couple

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