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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.

The OC (Original Catmobile) with empty traps after returning fixed cats. Cat loaded OC   My Scion has been the best car ever!   I once carried 27 cats in it to an FCCO clinic in traps and carriers.  It has hauled over 10,000 cats to be fixed or to new homes.   I've used it like a truck, like an off road vehicle.

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Good luck kiddo! Animal Rescue and Care Fund, a great Portland area rescue, had an opening with their lion tamer, a lady who tames feral kittens, so off I went, to deliver her Arizona, who was almost but not quite ready for the big show---adoption. Arizona was the wildest of the three girls, of the litter of

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I'm resting up after last week's twists and turns.   The night spent in my car, freezing and stubborn, hoping to save the cats who would be left behind in the county park.   Then the next week, last week, which seems so long ago now, trapping more in a Sweet Home colony, getting 8 of them fixed, housing them before and a

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Today, exhausted, from yesterday and from hauling two cages up to the relocation site, plus Autumn and Gracie, to join four other county park cats already there, I am finding perspective on the park cats. It's all I can try to do. It's not easy to solve cat overpopulation issues anywhere.   This one was particularly diff

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I spent Valentine's Day as it should be spent---caring. But boy does caring hurt. Especially when those who should care, just plain don't. I'm talking about the county park cats and the two camp hosts, who bred and fed them and now are walking away like its nothing to leave them on their own, with nobody to feed them.

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When life keeps stomping you down, there's only one thing to do--hit back! I swear that county park is going to kill me! Been after that last unfixed teen.   Then the one park host who fed the cats in the berry vines, including the lovely India, got fired.   She was going back to feed, but won't be doing that soon.  Pa

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I set and checked traps up til midnight at the 34Colony day before last.  In all I caught three more, the already fixed big Maine Coon named Handsome, by the former property occupier.  He's back with her.  Then I caught a little gray tabby girl, and finally, a huge buff orange tux boy.  Makes 19 caught there now, with a

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There was no snow yesterday, as was predicted.  What there was, however, was pouring rain, that quickly flooded my yard, and area drainage ditches. I was checking traps, back and forth, over near the freeway, over and over, back and forth.   It's the place a woman lived for years, feeding cats, not fixing them, however,

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Zoey, the gorgeous torti teen, from the Albany complex, has come out of her shell.  She is sleek, long and lanky but a bit underweight.  I didn't know how she would do here, as she grew up alone, and was often left alone.  Most young cats adjust however. She is doing very well. First she was going to one Portland rescu

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I keep getting extra cats here, who then need somewhere to go. Last week I had six extras, the three Albany colony girl kittens, plus 3 from Waterloo park.  Five of those six are gone, 3 went to Felines First Rescue, who already adopted out Simon and Susie.  I think Darkly is still awaiting a home.  The black sisters fr

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First a bit of news.  To get a Maddies Fund grant, last spring, I signed up Happy Cat Club, to register monthly statistics with an ally of Maddies Fund---Shelter Animals Count.  Since I keep records, I was able to fill in the three months before the recruitment grant for the program began.   I have the first years intake

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I have appointments Monday for spay neuter.   But Monday also starts off my two weeks of jury duty.   So I've not been sure if I will actually be able to use those Salem reservations.  I gave two of the five away. This is not the first time I've received the jury duty letter.   But, last night, I checked out the sched

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Zoe, whose owners thought was a "she" turned out to be a "he" Gemma is very sweet and adorable, a little girl, now fixed too Both kitties were fixed yesterday at Heartland Humane.  And are already back with their people, who I hope get a home of their own soon too.  Good luck Gemma and Zoe!

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I'm too draggy and lazy today, to have taken any new photos. I didn't even take any of the two cats I took over to be fixed at Heartland this morning.  They're both girls.   The people who own them once lived, as homeless campers, in a tent in the county park.  I got two cats fixed of theirs then they vanished, took off

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Sure I was tired yesterday from the exhausting trip to Astoria. Those one day trips are endurance marathons.  I know when I start out there will be at least six hours of driving.  Usually its far more than that due to the hell of Portland traffic I must traverse on the way back, and this last time, due to weather related

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Yesterday, off I went, with Barcellona, the benign laid back and grateful black smoke older boy from the Stayton trailer park.   He has bad teeth and needed them taken care of before he could move on with his life. He's enjoyed the last week, laid out in a cage in my garage, listening to me babble at him through the cage

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Today, or was it yesterday, we were supposed to warm up and get torrential rains. But no, sadly.  Today is cold as ever.  Even freezing rain was once again predicted for the valley and Portland.  I ignored the warnings, and headed out this morning early to Salem with two cats to be fixed. I trapped them yesterday at a

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Well there was no warm up today.  We're going to have permafrost here pretty soon.  The ground never unfroze.  The poor robins hopped around hoping a worm would pop through the frozen ground, looking ragged and hopeless and disappointed. I went up to the county park, to pick up the three cats the laid off camp host want

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The cold outside lingers, but I hear today the warm up may begin. I'm cabin fevered!   I watched the netflix series OA and enjoyed the first season.  I find it poignant and charming. I finished reading The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.  I enjoyed every minute of that book.  I didn't want it to end.   It containe

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What is with this winter?   First its months of pouring rain that never ends.   Then we get the deep freeze and snow, more freeze and more snow.  Monsoons for the last two days, just absolute drenching, and this as the last snow turned to deep freezing slush before melting.  The air was heavy with cold moisture.  Mise

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I did not get up to Stayton to trap the trailer park cats for my ten reservations today.  The roads were too bad.  Yesterday afternoon, the messy slushy icky thaw began. Snow is beautiful until it all melts at once, with rain coming down too.  The street looked like ice sheets between dirty snow laid out long in rough

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I didn't know whether to cancel trapping at a distance trailer park for early this morning or not.   A freezing rain event was to go through starting near 10:00 a.m.   I hate to waste spay neuter spots I had to get over a month in advance.   I had 10 reservations in Salem Monday for those trailer park cats.   In the end

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  My friend Midori sent me some toys she made for the cats.  The favorite is the banana toy.  My cats got one and I gave one to the kittens.  Oh my gosh, they went nuts!   Jamaica LOVES it.  So.... I took a video of course. Jamaica and Arizona love the banana toy Yes, they went bananas!

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Winter with Tonka, his brother, in November 2015 Maybe none of you remember Winter, Tonka and Mystic.  I trapped them in November of 2015, down just off highway 34, near I5.  They were cold, wet and hungry and living in the berry vines.  I trapped their mom too and a big black male.  I had to return the mother and the

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This post could be entitled "How I Almost Became a News Story", too. Original weather forecast for this week was dire, with snow predicted followed by a week of low teen temps.  So Julie from Spay Inc. went and bought a bunch of totes and some straw, to make cat shelters for colony cats, so they could remain war

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I took just one cat to the north coast clinic today.  I was going to take one of mine along, Mops, but then decided against it, since he really needs full mouth extractions like his sister Buffy does. I was in bed by 8:00 but woke up at 3:00, a bit early.   But I couldn't get back to sleep.   I got involved playing with

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I figured today, being sunny, for once, might be an opportune time to catch that last unfixed teen up at the county park. This is her!  She has no name yet.  She's one of Mistachio's litter before last.  The other four, all boys, are fixed, as is Mistachio now too. So I get up and take off, about 7:15 a.m.   Did I k

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Yes Christmas is gone, done with, over and out. For another year. The frenzied buying, the loneliness of those without family, the glitter and tinsel and wrapping paper and repeats of old Christmas movies.....all gone. For another year. Onward to infinity..... Ending the year is kind of like dumping the trash and watch

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The hardest two days of the week are now history. Thank goodness. Wednesday I took 12 cats to Portland, 9 of those to be fixed, plus 3 more kittens, relinquished by caretakers, to a rescue. I only had to trap four of the cats, four from an Albany colony.   There are five cats in the colony but I caught only four of the

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