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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 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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As the date for the total eclipse of the sun approaches, the state's worry over it seems to ratchet up. We are in the path of totality.  My little town is in its path.  A million people are expected to visit Oregon to see the eclipse.  We have congestion problems in Oregon.  Our population has grown exponentially it s

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I called her Blessed, the old muted torti, a mess when she came here from Mountain Shadows trailer park.  I tried to clip off all that dirty hair.  She had mats and cakes of dirt and fleas so bad, and a URI and was drooling puss from bad teeth. I got her partially cleaned up and on to antibiotics and then Chelsea adopted

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Heat wave is coming to the valley of Oregon this coming week. Temps will be in the upper 90's, then suddenly soar mid week to 108, the predicted Wednesday temperature, with 106 on Thursday.  But some weather apps say it may be 110.  These temps are not unheard of in the valley, but they are exceedingly rare and anything

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Today was just another blur and by now, just having gotten home from delivering the last cat fixed today home, I am moments from bed. Yes, bed.  At 8:00 p.m.  Wonders never cease. I had reservations today, already long made and the three smallest bathroom kittens are still too small to be fixed.  They have to weigh two

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It's been six weeks since my knee became virtually useless and my enemy. It still keeps me awake nights and I have to learn to suppress sudden screams of pain better, cause it startles clerks, when trying to get groceries and what have you. Six weeks later and I still have nothing but guesswork diagnoses. I want to know i

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I was all over the place on Sunday searching out cats for appointments Monday. And in the end, they came from everywhere!   Circle K.  Two more trapped at the dumpster there.  A kitten and a blue adult I was sure was the mom of the kittens.  But no, turned out to be a male and Eclipse's brother. He is gorgeous, howeve

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I slog on,,,,, My knee plagues me in terrible pain, especially nights.  I was to be referred to physical therapy.  Last week I called my doctor's office to see if the referral went through.  They had told me the physical therapy place would call me when the referral went through to schedule.  I found out the referral w

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Yesterday was long and wonderful. I was up too early, awakened by knee pain, no way to get comfortable. It's been over a month since the injury, but sometimes I'd think it was yesterday.   I've received no useful medical help outside of some stronger than Aleve anti inflammatories. So my alarm was set for 5:30 a.m. but

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I went to the lake yesterday.  I had to get away.  My mind was distracted by several happenings. Both involved kittens who were too quickly given up upon. The guy from the sticks colony doesn't want to bother with trapping the last kitten there, he says.  He's too busy. The Mountain Shadows tenants who had wanted a m

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Precious left the building yesterday, along with her four kittens.  Yes, FOUR kittens.  Two more were found Thursday, in the mill next to the trailer park.   The last was in bad shape, very dehydrated.  By the time I got to Tracy's trailer, (she'd gone to fetch them), she and her husband were syringe feeding them water,

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My bathroom is full of kittens, two from Mountain Shadows, plus their mom, and three from the hills beyond Lebanon.  Only two of the kittens are fixed.  Zephyr and Sapphire.  Mosquito, their sibling, is much smaller. There is only one other kitten out there to catch.  They still have one trap, and after several misadv

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Onward I march, like some dutiful ant. Fixing cats, enduring pain, plastering the smile on my face. Yeah, my knee.  Not so much cured.  Still a bulbous aching "thing". Another appointment tomorrow. Feel like a cripple now. The heat cool people came and replaced the system.  Yahoo!  Took them 11 hours.  

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There is no end, it seems, to the unwanted in trouble cats out of Mountain Shadows trailer park in Sweet Home.   Willy finally is gone, that lovely sweet boy and I know he thought he'd found his final refuge here.  He was happy.   But I can't keep them all, and I had to still my soul to take him north to Felines First.

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I was unable to take a break yesterday, for any sort of celebration of the 4th. The heat cool system replacement was set for today.  I needed to prepare, by taking apart the garage cat room.  So I did, laboriously, as it was over 90 degrees in the garage.  At one point, I felt about to collapse, as I forgot to drink eno

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Yesterday, I took four kittens, two from the Lebanon drug house and two from the hills beyond Lebanon---Chilly, Knickers, Sticks and Stones, up to Christi, a friend, who fosters through Second Chance Companions.  I will miss those little bastards, tearing around my bathroom, unwinding the toilet paper and generally creatin

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I am not an adoption group!  Ha! I don't take in cats!  Ha! Right now I have four kittens in my bathroom and a big male from Mountain Shadows!  Willy is good to the kittens as I knew he would be. He was found starved with diarrhea at the trailer park where the feeding ban is soon to start.  But the diarrhea was simpl

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Change is not that easy.  I had to switch computers, because the other one failed completely. I knew it was on its way out and pure laziness kept me from switching over to the donated tower.  I liked the programs I had on mine and was comfortable using them for photo manipulation, records, everything.  Damn I hate chang

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I've experienced, recently, a series of unfortunate events. Some of those events are now partially resolved. My knee is much better after the doctor injected it with steroids. However, the title on the new used car I bought is not clear. Why it is not a clear title is unclear. Does the fog of Oregon shroud common sense

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There's good news out there.  I see it sometimes even out in the world. And there is good news for me.   I have the car, although I haven't driven it outside of driving it home after purchase.   That's because I haven't switched over the insurance yet or rigged it for cat hauling. My knee, good news there too.  I suff

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The last few days have been nuts. I struggled to find a replacement for the Catmobile, since the old one has multiple problems. I contacted private sellers realizing I'd get a better deal since dealers have a markup to make profit.   I found one in Bend, but it was on 04 Scion, but...low miles.  However, it was overpric

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The Catmobile is dying, I fear.  Terminal maybe. Sometimes it just won't start.   It uses over a quart of oil a month but there are no leaks. Today I was able to drive Sunny and Buddy, of Waterloo county park, to meet up with a Brooks woman, who will drive the boys the rest of the way to their new home. Good luck boys!

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No sooner did I get the six Mountain Shadows cats trapped last weekend into various places, than the resident up there brought three more she had trapped. One of these three is a very elderly black tux, cloudy eyes, thin, but from age.   Maybe Lucy's sister, or brother.  I haven't even checked yet.  She's in the bathroo

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I overslept this morning.  I am usually up by 6:30 a.m. and sleeping in does not make for a good day usually. I woke up at 9:00 a.m.  I couldn't believe it.  Half the day gone, seemed like. I then spent a long time trying online and by phone to find help for the remaining Mountain Shadows cats.  I felt alone with the

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The aftermath of the weekend cat catches is this. Rocky, the cat with the injured tail, from the other Sweet Home trailer park, had to return.  He was a wee bit agressive, not feral, agressive.  I'd put him in the bathroom, to recover, after Heartland said "No, we can't keep him, or even handle him." I was st

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8 cats have been helped this weekend alone. There was Taco, from Mountain Shadows, tame and sweet, a victim of the new rules there.  But is he really?  Heartland took him in and he could end up with a great home, loved and pampered! Taco gets a chance at a better life at Heartland Humane in Corvallis. He is not the o

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The resident of Mountain Shadows was crying when she met me in Lebanon with two more cats from the trailer park. She has loved the cats. She was crying over other tenants there too, who don't take care of their own cats.  Like the one with about five dogs and claims nine cats, all fixed now, but by others, myself and KA

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