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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.

If you are dealing with yellow jackets, this guy in this video, first digs out a nest.  Then he tests three traps, two of which you can buy.  The third is most effective short term and simple to make yourself.

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I over did it yesterday.  Big time. So last night I was exhausted and in one of those moods where you don't want anyone to say a word.  I just wanted my bed.  It's not like I see many people anyway, which is probably good, when I get that tired.  I'm more likely to fire off. Ganji has ringworm.  He's the last cat I c

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We had relief  from our strange extreme heat, although it was brief, yesterday, in the form of slight precipitation and clouds yesterday. I don't know if the mist was even measurable but sure felt nice! Today its back to the mid 80's, then more 90's. The young woman who asked for help with the orange mom and her five ki

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I took Freezie, the little Frozen Foods trapped girl kitten, to whs to be fixed yesterday after procuring a spay neuter reservation. Our heat wave continues here.  It was 95 yesterday.  Will be hotter today.   I don't mind the heat so much but the garage is too hot to hold cats, that's for sure.  So I recuperat

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I'm longing already for break days, even though I did really nothing except too many projects during my alleged break in July. What a week it's been.  First off last Monday it was picking up the orange mom and her five kittens, all six filthy, in Sweet Home, bathing them all in the bathroom sink, trying to kill their mas

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My first seven reservations for spay neuter in a month are Monday and the cats who I had lined up to fill those seven reservations, may not be going.   Their people are to blame, not returning calls or texts when I've already even loaned out traps to a couple of them. Where are these people?   Beats me. Guess they don'

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I'm off my break.  Officially I was off break yesterday and what a day! Someone called about a mom cat, left behind by drug infested neighbors, who had kittens.  This was up in Sweet Home.  She had the kittens in a dog crate and said she could get the mom in there too if I could come get them.  So she did, and I did.

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We've had a heat spell, seems its gone on forever, of temps 90 and over.  This will last until Wednesday when temperatures "plunge" into the mid to low 80's which will seem strange. Meanwhile I have adapted to the 90 plus degree heat and barely notice it now.  Others struggle and can't wait for fall to arrive.

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I can't think of ways to get away, that I might afford, other than a camp trip. So I reserved two nights at Shadow Bay camp ground up at Waldo Lake. I should have known better given July is mosquito frenzy month in the mountains.  But... It's been hot here, over 90 degrees for ten days or so and I just wanted away from

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A lady called me, and told me she'd been seeing a kitten, under her cars, crawling up into the under belly of her cars, and of her neighbors cars.  And the kitten cried constantly. This had gone on I think a couple of days.  I told her to come get a trap but it was the next evening before she was free to come and borrow

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Oregon is once again burning. We always have wildfires, but this year, due to early high temperatures, the fires have started earlier. The worst right now is the substation fire up southeast of The Dalles, in the gorge.   The fire is south and east of the gorge, burning wheat fields and grasslands rapidly and forcing th

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The cat yard is old.  The fence is old, the cat runs are old and many rotted from age and it was time to do something about it, on my so called break. I fell into a deal at Walmart by accident.  I'd been searching deck and fence stain online and a Walmart deal came up with stain under $9 a gallon.  I could hardly believ

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It was a nice day for a road trip with a kitty. Fantasia was the unlucky "volunteer" this time around. I'd seen her drooling.  The drool was clear but significant, right out the front of her mouth. She'd had a problem canine, that hung too low and I wondered if it could be that tooth.  I made the appointment.

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I have not had wild fun times on my break yet. I went to the lake on Sunday.  I went on Sunday despite knowing there would be crowds because it was supposed to cloud over the next days and it did. I didn't get off as early as planned and once I did get off, there was brief incident on 34th street.  I was headed up 34th

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I did nothing on the 4th.  Nada.   No invites to anything, as usual.  I thought about inviting facebook people to a potluck, backyard, but I knew no one would respond, as I've tried that before. So I did my usual cleaning and all that and then listened to the war going on outside with booms and illegal fireworks being

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I'm finishing up as I start my break. Yesterday I finally returned Serene, the torti, and her kitten, Gelato, to Gervais.   It's a long drive up there and I wanted the drive to serve two purposes.  A Keizer friend had offered to foster the tame cats of those abandoned by tenants over near the Bird Lady.  So I hoped to

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What an unimaginative title.  Brain is in a fog.   Got worn out again and finally took a long nap.  Feel much better. I returned Lucky to his people in Waterloo this afternoon. This morning I returned Scottie, the brown tabby, to his hood. I had been trying to catch a bunch of cats around a now vacant house.  Tena

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I had seven spots tomorrow, the last appointments too, for a few weeks.  I meant to fill them. But it was a misguided effort.  I saved five of the seven spots for a mom and five kittens north of Salem. I usually do not trap that far away, but it was a favor for someone I knew. I caught the two Albany boys, and thought I

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There are a couple of signs with this last cat round up, that my upcoming break is clearly needed. When I picked up the nine cats,  I carefully laid out each's paperwork on the counter at the clinic, putting the records in groups to give to various owners, caretakers.  Then I walked off and left the paperwork on the coun

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Nothing but........cat fixing. I'm still at it, but not long before my time off.  I seriously need the time off and am very much looking forward to it.  There's tomorrow's cat load to be fixed and then one more a week from tomorrow.  And then?   Bwa ha ha.  I'm off. In the garage right now, wait three females.   T

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Don't even...... More kittens, from same complex the other four kittens came from.  They haven't caught this pair's mom yet. These two, both boys, are older.  I had taken them kitten traps yesterday after taking the other four to Heartland. They are so scared but not hissy spitters like some of the other four were.  A

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Ten more local cats have been fixed, six of them kittens. A Lebanon apartment complex is trapping cats on their property.   The adults will return, and they're fine with that, as long as they are fixed.  This is extremely progressive and practical and kind of them. So the first six were fixed yesterday.   Big Boots w

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Drop traps are all the rage now in TNR cat trapping. I wonder if people know, a woman named Laura first developed the drop trap for cat trapping. She ran Hubcats, in Boston back then.   I don't know where she is now. I'd like to say a thank you to her.  People will never know it was her who first made this fantastic c

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The past week is a blur by now. It's just after 4:00 a.m. here.  Why am I up? Because I fell asleep last night "for a short nap" at 6:00 p.m.  I didn't wake up til 2:00 a.m.  It seems like ages ago I drove Gretal to the vet in Astoria. However it was just a day over a week ago. She's doing much better by the

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I have a buddy for the night! This is Kettle's brother. The folks out there heard him crying this evening, in the barn, went out, saw him, but couldn't catch him.  So out I went and set a kitten trap in the barn. They offered me dinner and I said "Thank you".   We sat around their fire pit then, swapping sto

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14 cats were fixed yesterday.  I am worn out from it, I tell you. There were in all five from two locations on Tennessee Road.  Four came from the place where I found Kettle the Kitten. It's not an easy place to like.  They won't feed the cats and seem to have no compassion at all for their plight.   Hard on me.  Th

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I caught a lot of cats today. I thought I had seven reservations Monday for spay neuter but then I got the reminder message from the clinic and they said I had 14.  I make these appointments way ahead of time, so if they say I have 14 I likely do.  Ok, I thought, I better get at it then. I headed out early, 6:30 a.m., t

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I took Gretal to the vet yesterday. Gretal has been here a long time.  She's somewhere over 12 now and has been experiencing stinky voluminous diarrhea. I wormed her about three weeks ago, gave her fluids, hoped that would do it. It didn't. So once the latest mom and kittens were out of the bathroom, I got her in there

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When was it I heard my phone screeching?  I don't remember.  I know the sound. It's the same sound that violated a quiet lake, with me almost alone on the large lake, in my raft, awaiting the eclipse. I had scrambled then to find my phone, hidden away in a ziplock plastic bag, to protect it from water, to get the thing

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