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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.

I loved my old Admiral Dryer.  There was nothing not to love about it. Eleven years we've had a relationship.  I expect to work and it has.  Mostly. But then it didn't.  I bought parts online and replaced bad parts but it still scraped away when the drum turned.  Then the dilemma.  Do I buy more parts, when one brac

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The things I get caught up doing. Last weekend, I ended up in a rural location, with temperatures in the 20's, trying to catch cats at a house that had been sold, the sale closing this week.  Someone in Corvallis who occasionally traps cats had been contacted about the situation, did not want to do it, and told the realto

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I never bothered with an alarm with Miss Daisy alive.  She was my alarm.  She wanted me up, and made sure it happened, so she could get her morning cat treats. Now that she's gone, I must rely on conventional waker uppers, like my battery powered alarm.  I set it for 5:30 a.m., as there is trapping to be done this morni

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Yesterday morning early I drove to Portland. With cats, of course. I took along Twilight and Pisces, the Harvest Drive girls.  The other 11 I took all were KATA kittens, who needed fixed before they could be adopted out.  We have a slight shortage of affordable spay neuter availability in the area where I live.  To put

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I caught the black tux last night, the one I'd been after, whose feeders moved. I didn't trap all day like I had been, but left it til evening, after driving up to Sweet Home to pick up four trailer park cats.  The trailer park is a far cry as far as cat population, from what it used to be.  I don't know exactly how ma

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Winnie is at Heartland Humane now where she will be put up for adoption.  It was hard for me to take her over there, now separated from her sisters and best friends, the Harvest Drive girls Twilight and Pisces.  Makes me want to cry tonight.  Winnie is one of the four McLagan Road kittens. She needs to move on, however,

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I took two cats to the coast clinic yesterday. I went to bed early enough, but woke up too early, after nightmares.  Been worried about placing the kittens in the bathroom.  No group will take them this time and I've only tamed two sufficiently for adoption but now nobody will adopt them.  I have no venue, unfortunate

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Driving too and from trapping locations, sometimes I become overwhelmed with the beauty of the valley. The rain can drive one nuts, but the rain turns landscapes green.  This time of year, next summer's grass seed crop is several inches tall.  The valley is carpeted in green and splendor, at least when the rain isn't dr

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I didn't do much Thanksgiving.   My older brother and his wife now live in Idaho.  I'm not sure if I will ever see them again.  I used to spend a day somewhere before Thanksgiving with them.  Or rather a few hours.  And sometimes I'd go there at some point near Christmas.  Now I'm on my own both holidays. My younger

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I have FIVE female kittens in my bathroom. All were at one time various shades of wild, but I've got three of them almost completely tame now.  Two are completely tame, Winnie and Copper, and they are spoken for.  I just need to find somewhere to get them fixed.  It's not that easy around here to find that. Copper

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Last night I set the trap again, for the Circle K mom.  I did not think I would catch her, but why not try? The weather was perfect for it, heavy fog, no rain. I've been feeding her and who knows who else in that trap, tied open so it can't spring, back of the store, for almost two months. I have caught other cats, one

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Parasites suck, literally, and can carry all kinds of diseases.  You don't want parasites that feed on blood in your house.  They eat somebody's blood then could hop off and switch to you and infect you with bad things. Fleas carry things like worm larvae, diseases like hemobartonella and even the plague.   They're not

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Yup, five cats were fixed last Monday and I'm just now getting around to posting photos. I realize it is important to create a record like this of the cats.  I was made aware of that today when contacted by someone in a Sweet Home trailer park, where I've gotten so many cats fixed.  The time before last when I went to pi

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We've got a big windstorm blowing right now here where I live.  I heard something of it yesterday but there were not clear cut forecasts then.  That's my excuse for forgetting all about it. I hope the maple tree holds, is all I can say, or ever say, if we have wind going on. I tried to get some pellet fuel at the feed

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Lucy made the long trip with me to the coast clinic yesterday. I was also going to pick up Miss Daisy's remains, her ashes.  But they were not ready yet. Old Lucy, after a bad haircut I gave her last spring. I did pay off her bill.   And Lucy's. Lucy had ear issues unrelated to ear mites.   She kept accumulating

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They were first seen over a week ago, at night, in the middle of the road.  The caller thought maybe eight or ten kittens.   They had to shoo them out of the road, so they would not be hit. I went out the next morning, the 30th, and found two alive and one dead on the road.  The two I found, Sparrow and Wren, were in b

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My place is buried!  In leaves.  The maple shed them early.   The maple always does. These piles are leaves I shook through from the cat yard wire above.  We're about to get some heavy rains.  Cleaning up dry leaves is a whole lot easier than cleaning up wet ones.  Today I spent hours bagging them, then

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I come in from the garage, after being gone, and expect Miss Daisy to come running. She always came running to greet me, often meowing loudly in happiness.  She woke me mornings, early too, because she wanted her treats.  Nobody sleeps on my bed nights now.  It's like the others were not on the bed to be with me, but to

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Miss Daisy is gone.  She died peacefully at the coast vet clinic yesterday.  She had been in severe decline, but then rebounded.  She had trouble breathing and could only walk a few feet before flopping over to gasp for air.   Still, she wanted to be part of everything. I took her to the ocean first.   I was sobbi

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The little gray girl, who was found with her head stuck in a chain link fence, was only with me a few days but we had some fun and the wild boys, from out in grass seed country and berry vines, loved her.  She gave them confidence.  We all miss her already. Today I took her over to KATA, in the mall, where they were hav

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Nine more cats were fixed yesterday in Salem. Two are from Brownsville and a situation a friend is trying to "fix".  She already took five from there up Monday to be fixed, now these two tame darling teen boys are fixed. Despero, a little brown tabby Brownsville boy, fixed yesterday. Stevie was fixed also

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Sometimes cat situations are not so easy. The most difficult ones are always when cats and kittens are not being fed, just sighted somewhere.  This makes it hard, because there is nowhere you can trap them, like at a place they usually get fed. Such was the case with a mom and kittens spotted in rural Linn.  Nobody on t

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Have you ever just wanted to crawl into a hole and not come out til the sun does again? That's how I'm feeling.  Dreary and old and awkward. I did myself in last week trying to catch the mom of those kittens.  Then I find the trap closed middle of one night, only to discover nobody was in it.  I go in to ask the clerks

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I was tagged in a facebook post.  Someone had heard kittens again, in the dumpster at Circle K. Shoot, I thought, I bet that gray female had another litter. I'd caught her last three---Twinkie, Sitka and Wrangle, back in late July I think it was, along with two adult males, one of them gray, whom I thought would be the m

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Helping cats gives me a sense of accomplishment and gives meaning to my otherwise rather bland and lonely life. However, helping cats, which is really helping people too, is not easy.   Ever. People rarely donate.   People demand I remove cats or else.   Situations I run into are often terribly sad, not only for the

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I had to take it easy yesterday after over doing things, trying to get projects completed before rain hit and it did pour yesterday. Hard to believe I've lived here almost 11 years now.  I built those outside cat runs a decade ago.  Seriously!!! The wire on the cat window box had deteriorated.  I originally built the w

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Got six cats fixed Monday up in Salem.  Five of them were one family, a mom and her four black teens, from a trailer park in Albany.   These cats were living under a trailer right behind the street where I got so many fixed, last winter and spring, where my car was hit from behind, when I was parked, by a woman who lives

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I'm not kidding about the post title. Ellie is the best. She went from this........ In this photo, taken by a concerned citizen, Ellie is crouched along a curb in the mall parking lot. To this...... Ellie in my foster cage this morning. Ellie is cuddly, playful, loving, fun.  She's just wonderful.  This m

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The kittens are driving me a little nuts.  Its hard to do laundry, dress, shower even with them racing around, over my feet, over their mom's belly, racing up a ladder, falling off, touching a ball, then sending it flying down the floor, as four of them join the chase.  Oops, they've seen my foot.  Two detour to grab my

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I experienced an unexpected failure. The brand new heat pump quit working the moment it turned cold and rainy and I switched it to heat mode.  Maybe the heat pump too is revolting with sudden onset winter, when its still officially summer.  Snow in the mountains now.  It's been pouring down rain for days.  A tornado, i

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