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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.

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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Moms will be moms and kittens will be kittens. You can try your best to tell kittens or moms how to behave but it won't work. Best to let kittens be kittens.  And kids be kids.  And Moms be moms. So, in the spirit of kittenhood, and my kitten loaded bathroom...and a mom who sometimes seems to say with her eyes, "g

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Today Oregon will get its first fall storm, with a lot of rain predicted. Sure we need rain.   But my heart sinks to think of it.  The summer was completely useless. We waited so long for summer after a winter that broke every record for rainfall.  Last winter stretched on forever and was one of Oregon's most depressi

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Well, I am overloaded in cats again.   And I don't even take in cats.  Ha! I have the torti and the ear tipped kitten from the Grocery Outlet parking lot. Thankfully the torti is tame, and I'm advertising her as found, but the bird lady says she'll foster her and care for her permanently if she doesn't have a home.  Wh

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I love a good mystery.  I sure do. When this photo popped up on Lost and Found Pets in my town, I went over to look for her, even though it was after 11:00 p.m. the night before I was to take Raven up to FFR.   I found nothing.  Where she was supposed to be, by Great Clips in the mall, automatic sprinklers were wetting

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Goodbye sweet Raven.  Good luck. Today I drove Raven up to Felines First Rescue.  They are showing her for adoption in the Petsmart off Scholls Ferry Road exit. It's always hard, to let them go, to know she's alone now, without a friend, in a Petsmart condo, waiting for someone who will adopt her.  I hope so much someo

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I couldn't stop myself from taking reservations when they came up for yesterday. I already had 3 reservations for Heartland.  But when someone with nine reservations got sick and couldn't use them, I got given five of those to use.  That would be 8 more local cats fixed.  Why wouldn't I jump all over that? There are log

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Today the last of a family of girls are being fixed, three more girl kittens.  Their mom Cora was fixed two weeks ago and the first kitten, also a girl, Lolotai, was fixed last week. Cora had wandered in as a stray already pregnant. Mom, Cora, was fixed a couple weeks back. The first of her four kittens to be fixed wa

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I decided to head out Saturday, get away.  I had wanted to go overnight, but whats the fun of that really, with the smokey skies occluding most everything.   So I went with a friend Saturday to the river.  The Little North Fork of the Santiam area. I've been up to that area quite a lot.  I hike the Opal Creek loop trai

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You can read about it here, and see some dramatic photos. I want to cry this morning. There are fires burning all over Oregon. But two days ago, one broke out near Eagle Creek trail, near Cascade Lockes, in the Columbia River Gorge, when some stupid teen used illegal fireworks, or so the news said.  I hope that person is

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Fires rage across our state.  Yesterday, the news was that over 100 hikers were trapped between two fires in the gorge at Eagle Creek.  Eagle Creek trail is one of the gorge's big draws and is a beautiful hike in to a beautiful waterfall.  The waterfall has its own dangers as many young folk, jumping from rocks high abov

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Yesterday was not a good day. I'd been tired out, again from knee pain, just bad enough to keep me from easily sinking into sleep. So I had resorted to Nyquilizing.  Good old NyQuil.  However, I can only take a tiny sip of that stuff and if I accidentally get more than a tiny sip, I end up with terrible effects.  I was

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With summer winding down, panic starts to grip me, that I have not done anything really, to enjoy the sun.  Last winter was soul sucking in length and amount of gray and rain. Yesterday I ran up to the lake, but got a late start and the smog was so horrible from all the wildfires burning in Oregon that from one boat ramp

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For the last four or five years Miss Daisy has suffered from ibs.  Ibs in cats is not easy or fun to deal with.  When she has an outbreak, as I call it, she has urgent diarrhea and often doesn't make it to the litterbox.  This can go on for days, until she is horribly dehydrated.  Usually it does not go on very long, th

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With all the excitement of the Eclipse over and done with, I had to get back to the usual. Tuesday I took two more cats, both boys, from the School Road colony to be fixed in Salem after getting some windfall reservations.  I call them Star and Gemini.  They're really starved, but probably due to parasites. Star, Fixe

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I was going to stay home and watch the eclipse from my driveway. But when I found out the new neighbor was having several friends over to watch it, and so was another neighbor on the block, I decided I needed to leave.  I don't like sitting alone in my driveway when neighbors have lots of people with them.  It's just awk

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Last night, I began listening to eclipse songs!  The most notable and over played lately "Total Eclipse of the Heart".  I loved the youtube nerd remake video above! There were no catastrophes or traffic jams outside of the lines of traffic in Central Oregon when Symbiosis, the Prineville area Eclipse Festival,

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Thursday Bambam from the big huge School Road colony was fixed. In the late afternoon, I picked up seven of ten kittens the couple had trapped at the colony.  They decided to keep three of the kittens.  Fine by me. But by the next day, they had trapped yet another kitten, this one very tiny.  It is unknown how many mo

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Yes, the Eclipolipse has begun. I did not know a huge eclipse event is happening in sparsely populated eastern Oregon.  But one is happening and the stress on narrow low volume roads has led to fuel shortages and 30 miles traffic jams. 30,000 people are expected at Symbiosis, an eclipse festival, in eastern Oregon, causi

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I had reservations yesterday for five cats.  But last Friday, without any specific colonies to trap, and feeling worn out, mentally and physically, I called the clinic late, and left a message stating I had to cancel. But Sunday morning, everything changed, after a comment on my Happy Cat Club facebook page. The comment

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Poor Oregon.  We were so planning on Eclopolipse August 21. We call it Eclipse Day. So far it has not been declared a state holiday.  It may as well be. Many businesses are closing expecting doomsday traffic jams.  The state has asked its workers to work at home or, if they do head to Salem, to carpool, so as not to

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I got five more cats fixed today.  Although the temps are no longer in triple digits and temps near 90 now seem cool, today's humidity turned the heat and all of the outside, into a steamy sauna. Three of the cats fixed today are a little family of Brownsville cats a friend discovered.  She helped their feeders trap them

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I've been taking it fairly easy lately, after the massive numbers of cats and kittens helped this spring and summer, especially those removed to safer places.  And after my knee injury. My knee was doing so well, too.  I thought. Then last night I was in Waterloo, again hoping to catch anyone I could of cats left to fen

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