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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 love cats.

Summer churns on.  Sometimes its' hot, sometimes overcast with thunder storms. I only got involved helping the Corvallis colony out of complete boredom.  But also because they paid my expenses.  They cover gas and bait and the fixes. Except I have now two kittens in my bathroom and I'm not sure where they can go.  The

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Precious Scratch has died. She was 19. She was something else, a treasure, from the river. I met Scratch during a very hard time in my life, a time I'd rather forget, but it was also the time that saved me.  The cats existing along the Willamette river, born to discarded souls, became my family.  I lived along the bank

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I have not posted in awhile.  Why?  I don't know. The heat steals my motivation for all things nonessential? Camera was DOA. Those are a couple of half decent excuses. I was gifted a camera, from a woman in Texas who no longer uses it.  I got it yesterday and am thrilled.  It's tiny, fits in the palm of my hand, and

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Two more cats were left behind in Albany.   I found out through a friend who told me.  Neighbors had contacted the city but by then one of the cats was in bad shape and has since vanished.  There had been no water or food left out for them. I immediately began going over there once a day to leave food and water. Poppa

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My camera is still with me but now will take photos only on flash or video modes.  I can take photos not in those two modes but they turn out dark as night and to use them I manipulate them on Picassa with the fill light setting to brighten them enough to see. It's a camera shutter problem.  I read up on all the shutter

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Last night, fairly late, a woman calls me up. I ran into her once, when I was looking for someone else, whose cat I was to pick up to be fixed. She kept my number all this time. She wanted help getting some cats on her block fixed, and, a neighbor had just asked her to come with her to investigate screaming kittens in a

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The problem when you have a cat who is allergic to the lining of their own teeth is, all those teeth and every bit of root need out or they will eventually, often quickly, experience problems again. I remembered wrong about Poppy.  I thought in my memory all her teeth had been pulled.  For the last couple months, she has

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Heartland just e-mailed, apparently excited, because as they were e-mailing, Studley was getting a home and they wanted to tell me the news.  And I wanted to tell all of you.  Cross your fingers for yard stray number 49! Studley is getting a home. Good luck, kid, be good! THANK YOU, HEARTLAND HUMANE for giving him this

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I visited my old friend last night.   I worried some about the visit, because the last time I visited, it brought back very traumatic memories, of a very hard time in my life.  I was wracked with nightmares and regrets and horrors of the past for several weeks.  This was a best friend from back in those hard days, who h

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Would you not like to, now, if you live in Oregon, as I do, doze all day, like Miss Daisy? It is, afterall, raining here.  Overcast with drizzle.  Have a little gray with your morning coffee, will you? Thunderstorms with hail, that remained on the ground, like snow, tore through Portland, delighting those who like a lit

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Studley is still waiting, over at Heartland Humane, in Corvallis, Oregon, for a home. Want a nice kitty?  He's nice. Want a pretty kitty?  He's pretty. He's got a nice sad story to boot.   He was living life as a stray, caught him in my yard, after he decided to make it home, along with the single mom with son's yard

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My beloved camera has been giving me problems for a month now, off and on.  Sometimes it works, often it won't work now, seriously underexposing even outdoor photos.  Sometimes it still works ok, but most of the time it doesn't and I have to photo alter the brightness.  Here is an example of a photo I took outside this m

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The neighbor has been dead now for 10 months.  He's long gone, but his house?  Now that's another matter. The dead neighbor had no will except made out to his wife, also long dead, dead over 12 years.  He had no heirs save a daughter whom he never visited, from a long former encounter. The house had a reverse mortgag

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Time to replace the mop head.  Simple, eh?  Especially since I bought several replacement sponges when I bought the mop itself. It's a Quikie brand mop.   Like the replacement sponges.  It has a place for a little red scrubber sponge, which is included in the refill sponge package. I have two of these. Uh oh.

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I think about getting old. I don't want to be one of those grouchy unyielding seniors who are decidedly not fun and set in their ways. Miss Daisy here is envied by the young cats who cannot fathom her ignorance of life's unfairness and tragedy. I can tell them she is not ignorant of life's pain. She still has nightmar

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I caught him last night, the young gun, the spray marking teen.  It's bizarre to see a teen spray marking so badly, but it might just mean he's terribly stressed and trying to take control of somewhere.   It took all of a minute to catch him, but first, before he went in the trap, he sprayed it down twice.  Like a soldi

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I got a call from a friend who lives about 30 miles away.  She's a cat lady and wanted to do something.  She suggested we go visit an Oregon Preservation Site called Thompsons Mill, which is not far from either of us. She picked me up and off we went. Projected weather for today and tomorrow is cloudy with possibility o

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I got a call this evening from the vet who did Rogue's dental.  The call was very relieving to receive.  I feel at ease inside myself now whereas I wasn't sure before what went on, for Rogue to still have teeth, and not have been told. She described Rogue's mouth as really rotten and inflamed, from his allergy.  However

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I am excited, dancing, jumping up and down excited and happy.  I found a great deal and I jumped on it! I was at Home Depot and I always check the remnants bin.  I love the remnants bin.  It had a large sheet of vinyl in it, rolled up of course, and the same pattern as the piece I put in the dining room a couple years b

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After a weekend of thunder storms and periodic heavy rain, the sun has returned to Oregon.  Predictions are out for a hot summer. I will renew my invasive species license for my raft, which costs about $5 or $7.   What does that money do?  No clue here.   In Oregon, ways are found to tax pretty much everything.  Most

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As usual, in spring, I get male cats roaming through, unfixed, which causes my cats to spray mark.  Earlier this year, an unknown young gray male was in my front yard rolling in catnip when I drove up.  I rolled down my window, but white girl Zeva was nearby and chased him down the block towards the end of the cul de sac.

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Look at Rogue, still recovering from whatever teeth were pulled last Tuesday.   I believe he has just the four canines left.  His face has completely changed in appearance with most teeth gone, creating prominence in those dangling upper canines that never before existed.  Eventually he will also have those removed. I

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This is Rogue, today, with at least two teeth, canines.  I haven't looked for more.  I am devastated.  Guess I got duped. I called the clinic.  The records I got stated Rogue got full mouth extractions.  I was told nothing else when I picked up the cats end of day yesterday. They said when I called today, after seein

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Off we went, off on an adventure to the unknown, my friend and I, in her car, better hers than mine,  now that mine includes, with driving, a strong smell of gas.  We went with two boys. Road trips with cats are nothing new to me.  I remember taking a carload of feral kittens with me south and staying the night with the

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This is not Sunday anymore.  I renamed it Catday.  Why not, I think.   I can rename any day I like. Do you like photo bombs?  Well, Shady suffered photo bombing.   I think you'll agree. Miss D was in fine form this morning, demanding as ever......  And Slinko had his usual Sunday, oops, I mean Catday is

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It's hard for me to stay out of trying to help people and cats, since my job doing this very thing, ended almost a year ago now.   I've been lost since then, trying to find a way to spend my time and feel useful. I got involved trying to place those two Siamese over in Lebanon, whom a friend is fostering.   No rescue I

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Want to help cats?  And your community too?  And people while you are at it? You better have a thick skin. I was reminded of the automatic labels a person acquires if they are a woman and help cats again yesterday. A neighbor who lives down from me has never spoken to me before.  I was over at the mailbox when he walk

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Rogue's now having trouble with his mouth again.  Dad gummit.  I wish he'd been taken care of properly his first trip in for mouth care.   That was in February.  He went with Cougie, her first trip, followed closely by her second trip and not long after, by her third.   After I robbed five local banks and three conve

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Rain Cascades from Dead Neighbors Long Blocked Gutters Heavy rain and general dreariness have plagued Oregon recently. Dead Neighbor's waterfall If you live in Oregon for the rain...or for the grayness...or because you love depression and cold and damp and various types of mold, you're happy now. I'm not.  This h

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