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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 got all 11 of those beautiful kitties returned, after they recuperated from surgery. There has been quite the clean up aftermath, given many of them were huge boys and I held some of them several days in the garage in cages, that now have to be cleaned and taken down.  More litter boxes to soak in disinfectant, carriers

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Like I said in my last post, I took 11 cats to be fixed yesterday.  Some of them were massive boys. Tux, for instance, a porch stray, once owned obviously, but living and being fed on a Lebanon porch.  Now this big boy (over 12 lbs) is fixed. Tux, from Lebanon I'd trapped four more at the Griggs colony.  They turned

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Saturday I drove  two hours down to a funeral for my brother's mother in law.  I didn't know her.  I may have met her twice a long time ago.   She was about 80 I think when she died after a lengthy struggle against cancer, of various sorts.   I was late to start, too busy, doing everything for everyone else, as usual

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I'm doing a lazy cat round up again for Monday.  I have ten reservations Monday but those are the last until January. This time, its a colony in Salem at an apartment complex.  But the couple involved are trapping the cats themselves and even bring them down here after they trap another.  Talk about easy.  I just loan

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I took Willy home.   Along with Luke and Sweetie, the two I had trapped that needed fixed. Willy's wound, where his eye had been removed, had healed nicely. You wanted to see the Pirate ship on the property?  And now there's a one eyed cat to go along with it.  See ya round, Willy.

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That's always a good thing.  To have nine more fixed cats in the valley, as opposed to nine unfixed cats. I drove up with them slow this morning.  Dense fog helped take the pressure off my slower than normal driving (you're only supposed to go about 50 on a donut). Most people were driving slower than usual in that.  E

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I came home last night, after getting some groceries.  It was after dark and as I approached my driveway about to turn in, I became distracted. I saw at the end of the block, flashlights, and two people in the yard of a disabled man.  Immediately I wondered if they were up to no good. This distraction made me turn a bit

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I got a call. Isn't that how most of my stories begin. The woman had to remind me who she was.  I didn't deal with her last April, you see.  I dealt then with someone else, who is now gone from the property in question. But I thought I trapped this colony she was calling about long before last April.  But my records d

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I spend a lot of time at the park up there above Lebanon. I love it, especially in the summer when all sorts of people are down at the little beach by the river, kids playing and running, older folk set up in lawn chairs. The yellow jackets can be a downer though, in later summer, if you have any food or sugary drinks nea

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Rain came in last night, pounding through, heavy, drenching and we need it. A Jet Blue flight out of Portland turned around, circled and landed again, after passengers heard a loud thump just after take off.  They'd hit a bird, or many birds, probably geese.  Planes slaughter so many birds.  Hey,  I have an idea, let's

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As if it were not enough to lose Honey and Poppy, old Gretal went also. I suppose for both Poppy and Gretal this could be seen as a blessing. Both suffered long term chronic ailments.  In Gretal's case, it was ibs. She had lost weight and lately had taking to crying out a lot, as if in pain.  She'd fallen off the cat r

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I still have five kittens in the bathroom.  Seems like they've been there forever.  Time has slowed I guess, because they've only been here a week.  Muffy has a home she'll go to next week, leaving only four!  Yesterday I went up and trapped four cats in Sweet Home.   Three kittens and their mom.  Without enough s

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Been a rough week. Seems like so long ago already that I drove to the coast clinic.  I was up by 3:00 a.m. that morning, after going to bed at 7:30 the night before. When I got home, tired out from the driving, muscles cramping, also from the driving, I found Poppy laid out on the floor.  She's been failing for a year o

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I wasn't going to exhaust myself Monday by taking in large numbers of cats to be fixed, before the coast trip Tuesday. I even downsized my ten spay neuter reservations to seven. I knew who I would take.  Five kittens from a Tangent property would be delivered to my door Sunday night.  And my friend in Brownsville would

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Another sad day in cat land.  Honey had a good life. She died today, over at the coast clinic.   I went over this morning with her and Bonita.  I was going to take Sassy not Honey but I saw about three weeks ago, she was in decline and decided I'd take her, to try to find out what was going on.   I thought it would b

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Two mass shootings in under two weeks time. I quit watching the news after those atrocities, committed by the usual subjects---men with guns and issues. The grieving angry families sharing their grief on national TV.  One mother screaming, literally, to stop sending "thoughts and prayers".   I can't blame her

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A few familiar faces.....and we're all getting old around here... Fantasia in November 2018 Fantasia and Echo, the Quirky sisters, are both 9 years old now.  Fantasia remains strange, a nervous girl, and quite the target and obsession of Slinko.  Slinko bullies her and alternately is bullied by her.  Most of the ti

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My bathroom kittens are gone. Yesterday the five remaining kittens went to a family living out beyond Holley, on the upper Calapoia.  It's beautiful up there, I can't deny.   They are transplants from Missouri, and a very nice family.  They will work with them, play with them, maybe adopt them out to friends and maybe

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Well, here are the numbers of cats helped in October by Happy Cat Club. I posted this on the HCC facebook page, just so people know what I'm up to.   October was a busy month. 49 cats were fixed. 31 others went to rescues, shelters--to safety in other words, cats and kittens who could not stay where they were. We also

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There were 11 kittens in my bathroom from the vacant house in Sodaville and from that Brownsville colony. The first one to leave the bathroom was Tink.  Heartland Humane took in Tink, from Sodaville and she got a home rather fast, Thursday in fact. Tink, before she left for Heartland.  She's in a home now. So they to

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I'm fighting the battle now.  Big time.  The leaves are falling and I'm trying not to get buried in them. This means an almost constant battle, trying to get them out to the street. We have three leaf pickups here.  Each pickup spans a two week period and I don't know during that two weeks when the leaf pickup people w

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Many trees this year did not get enough water, apparently, so the leaves, instead of turning normally, turned instantly to a crackled dry brown and yellow or brown and red, then fell.  They were not pretty. Just as the leaves began to turn, I dropped my camera, the Canon, the model I get used on ebay.   I was headed to

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I was so excited when I heard this town was getting a Winco grocery store. The food there is far cheaper than in other stores.  Maybe I could afford to eat better. As Winco opened, the only other grocery even close to me (2.3 miles), closed its doors.   I clocked the distance because when my car breaks down, I have to

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I'm sure people tire of reading this blog.   Six cats fixed.  Seven cats fixed.  Twenty cats fixed.  Blah, blah, blah. That's my life.  Same old same old.  Probably younger folks don't even know why I would say "broken record" or where that came from.  Get yourself some vinyl, and a record player (I hear

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I returned five more of the Brownsville cats yesterday, after vaccinating them, which was not that easy with a couple of these girls, as they were not very happy about anything. This is the pair, a mom and her daughter, Brownie and Batista, who were slap happy and would come at me.  They're home now.  The moment Browni

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I went to the south coast Wednesday. With 12 cats. Just a road trip with cats. All 12 came from the Brownsville farm colony.  In all, myself and another woman trapped 15 there.  I used the tried and true method of catching a large colony fast.   I left the drop trap there for the folks to feed under for several days.

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This afternoon, when I went to retrieve the cats I took up this morning to be fixed, my friend who places barn cats met me at the clinic.  She was there to pick up the two Sodaville adults spayed today, but she also picked up my beloved fivesome of orange kittens.  Oh how I will miss them.  She delivered them to ARCF (An

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Saw this pair when up trapping kittens in Sodaville. The weather?  Raining Leaves!  The mournful sound you hear part way through is probably just a lonely Big Foot.  We get that here in Oregon. Just some leaves floating on the river. Please send toilet paper!  I'm out.

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Cougars are being caught on trail cams all over. The usual places and some not so usual ones. This morning there are more posts about cougars being seen near Sodaville and a comment on the post stated one was seen in Waterloo at 4:45 a.m.  I'm trying to find out where in Waterloo.  Not that it really matters.  They've

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Ah, what a game. The moves I must make, many steps in advance, to ensure the reservations I get are not wasted.  A chess game.  I need to make my moves.  I need to calculate my moves now to sync up cat fixing weeks into the future.  I love the game.  It's like visualizing a moving puzzle. The cat juggling that goes o

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