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Cat Eyes---A Cat Woman's Photos

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Located in Corvallis

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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 had a long day yesterday.   I returned all the cats, went up and fed the Waterloo boys, began the process of all the trap cleaning and laundry that happens after getting 15 cats fixed, even mowed the front and back lawns.  Rain sputtered through out the day off and on. I finally collapsed into my chair, to watch TV. 

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The rivers have gone down and for the most part, roads are back open.  I don't know if the park is open again.  It wasn't Saturday when I was up there but the water was no longer across the road at the front.  Highway 34 into Corvallis is back open but I think the bypass highway is still closed, or some lanes still close

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These three videos are all of a trailer rescue I witnessed today.  Guy on an excavator in the water. I saw the excavator heading down the hill across the river, or rather, I heard it.  I had walked into the park from the trail.  There were several other habitual park walkers I ran into also in the park today.  Tw

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The highway to Corvallis is closed due to flooding. It's mainly now the Willamette River flooded, as all the other rivers and streams, overflowing, dump into it.   The parks and areas along the Willamette are under water.  And highway 34 over near Corvallis is an area that often floods. I should know, I tried to rescue

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The flooding has become worse.   This fricking rain just won't stop. The county park is closed now.  The rivers are roaring and in places over their banks.  Many local roads are closed due to high water.  There's another landslide on highway 58 near Oakridge.   Oakridge is where that Amtrak train got stuck due to sn

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Oregon is flooding from this constant downpour. Not too bad yet.   Cottage Grove has some mandatory evacuations and there are roads in my county closed due to high water.  The worst--the park closed yesterday and was evacuated. The boys, whom I haven't seen since the heavy snow flattened the park's berry vines and many

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What a non creative title for a boring post.  The car problems continue.  Intermittent hesitation i.e. misfire (most likely).  Happens about ten minutes into driving, then for a few more miles when I think the car won't make it further, then suddenly it seems much better.  But it does this every time out now.  It's of

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Although its been raining here and is supposed to rain every day for the foreseeable future, I thought I'd post a bit of spring.  Maybe one day spring will include sun. Forsythia in full bloom. This House Finch has been singing its heart out around the yard lately. This is Purple Dead Nettle.  It grows

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I've had dash warning codes lit up on this car since I bought it.   Three of them began coming on the second day I had it, which caused me anxiety, that I'd thrown away all that money.  The car was my first purchase of value off craigslist.  At first the dash code lights were intermittent in their appearance, but soon t

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Once we had a couple of nice days, my spirits soared and for some reason, I imagined it was all over, this long wait we've endured, here, for sunshine and brightness and warmth. But as quickly as the weather changed, for only a handful of days, and only part of those days, it was back to the damp and the rain and the miser

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Yup.  Exhausted myself. 19 more fixed yesterday, most, 15 of them, from the Salem colony. There are at least two more needing fixed up there.  She knows how to trap though now and where to get traps and that will be up to her to do.  One of the two is tame. After I return four big males this morning, and the black one

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I've been so tired the entire last year.   And I just can't keep the weight on anymore. I drink and drink, and my belly is saggy and wags back and forth when I walk. I still like to climb to the top runs and sleep in the basket by the TV.  I love that basket with the fuzzy blanket.  The bigger basket isn't as comforta

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Lately, days have run together.  Last few have seemed surreal and I've walked around in a haze. Been trying to catch up on cleaning, laundry and projects.  And stay sane. It's tough being alone constantly and then experiencing traumatic situation with animals after traumatic situation. My respite is music.  I play lou

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The cat round up did not go so well this weekend. I thought all would be easy to fill my seven reservations for Monday.  Ha! I had a guy in Salem who had four tame strays.  At first he told me they would need trapped.  Since he lives a few blocks from  a Meow Village volunteer, I hooked them up and she took him a trap

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It was one of those weekends! 22 cats and kittens helped in 2 days. I had seven reservations and I'd agreed to help a Salem woman trap too.  She had ten reservations yesterday of her own for her colony.  She is elderly (85) and says she's only recently been experiencing health issues, with her blood pressure going sky h

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I haven't been entirely in a daze since the long long day at the coast.  But mostly. So I'll keep this short.  Snow still falls now and then here.  It just won't go away.  We are so sick of winter here, seems endless and awful. Big debates on the news now about school behavior.  Seems its terrible.   Teachers were

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Yes, yet another road trip with cats.  That was yesterday. I took another trip to the coast clinic.  This time I took Fat Oci, Bluebell and Nemo. I meant to take Calamity, as she has congestion issues but no drainage.  A cough.  She likely has kitty asthma. It's more common that you'd think. Oci wasn't that easy to

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Yesterday, I took ten cats to be fixed.  Three were fixed in Salem and seven over at Heartland Humane. I had planned to take 7 to Salem and 8 to Heartland.  But with a coast clinic trip today, I had to downsize plans. I had a man from Salem, referred by the clinic, call me.  He feeds four cats, he said.  When he said

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In the winter, typically, the bird population changes.  Usually in the winter, I see sparrows, finches, chickadees and Oregon Juncos. Also the Scrub Jays are here, as they are all year around. Besides the valley being full of eagles this time of year, usually we count one sign of spring when we see Vultures return to

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More snow fell last night. Not a surprise anymore. The cats are very playful this morning. I do try to get cats fixed because it needs to be done.  Someone needs to do it when people don't do it themselves.   I don't really know what has happened to a feeling of personal responsibility and pride

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I am tired and depressed and irritable. Pretty usual for after a clinic and taking care of extra cats. I'm not young anymore and soon to be officially a year older. I've overdone things lately in helping everybody else.  Feeling that lately. It's snowing again tonight.  I took the RV cats back today.   I wasn't hap

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Really hard to believe the weather people on the news after two major predicted snowstorms didn't come. They were very muted about the latest predictions, maybe embarrassed about getting things so wrong before?   But this one came, sort of.  We were to get 2 to 4 inches here and didn't. What we got was wet and slushy an

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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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