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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 swamp deepens. Every day more rain falls to add to the grays and drears and general soggy dispositions of Oregon. For example:  In this town, we generally get about 42 inches of rain a year.  The water year begins October 1.  Since that date, we've already had 51.5 inches of rain fall.   We've got months to go, t

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I had not been to the coast affordable clinic for some time. Chessie needed to go again, however.  I feared she needed all remaining teeth pulled.   Chessie is elderly.  I don't know exactly how old but she wasn't young when I took her in.   Dumped like trash to fend on her own outside an Albany apartment complex, I t

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Why do cats and porn shops go together? Hell if I know. But they seem to. I trapped behind a porn shop in Corvallis for kittens.   Boy, was that interesting.  I remember wading the canal full of muck and trash behind it and a Chinese place, to get to a trap I'd set.  It was closed, I could see.   I pull up the towel

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Fences, moisture and wind don't live on the same block. Or shouldn't.  Not in Oregon.  We get a lot of rain and a lot of windstorms. And as with everything else, age takes it toll. A new home owner behind my neighbor to the south came over last week to this block.  He was trying to contact the neighbor next to me, bec

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I suppose getting just seven cats fixed this week makes it a slow week. Monday five got fixed and Thursday two more got fixed. The five fixed Monday? There was Oden, from a Halsey stables. Oden from Halsey There was Trevor from Lebanon.   He was one of five kittens neighbors got free in front of stores, where clueles

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If you ever wanted to hang something on your wall that looks nice (art), how about doing so now?   Animal Rescue and Care Fund, a great Portland Rescue, who just recently took in more valley cats---the Lacomb gray mom and her four kittens plus the Lacomb black mom and her two just born black kittens, is doing an art aucti

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When I went up to the county park on Sunday, to spot cats (never saw a one but did see footprints), I did see some deer. I took some photos when I drove down Peoria Road, which follows, roughly, for awhile, the east bank of the Willamette River, down to Harrisburg.  This was when I returned the

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I got some more utility shelves.  I had the grand idea they could hold the cages, where I sometimes hold cats, before and after surgery. They haven't been set up that long.  I have my biggest cage on the bottom shelf, a medium one in the middle, then up top, a cage that needs taken to the dump, fiberglass and useless, re

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Here's Happy Cat Club's March Activity Video! Also, yesterday, in the midst of a massive wild windstorm, that downed trees and powerlines, leaving many without power, I drove the gray mom and her four kittens plus the black mom and her brand new two, born the night before, in my garage, up to Animal Rescue and Care Fund

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Seems like ages since last weekend. The three big boys I trapped, Rowdy from the Farm Colony, then Atticus and Fiji from the trailer park in Sweet Home, were all fixed on Monday in Salem. After dropping them off to be fixed, I drove down to Harrisburg, loaded with empty traps, on a mission.  Seems a 90 year old woman fe

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Yesterday I went up to Mountain Shadows, the Sweet Home trailer park with a new owner who wants cats inside and no outside roamers, eventually.   I think they may have softened to people's own cats can be outside but only if they have a  collar and ID.  I'm not sure, yet, have only heard this from some tenants. KATA had

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Well, Chatty took off on Monday, travelling north to the big city of Portland, Oregon, where she is up for adoption with Felines First Rescue.  If you live up that way, contact Felines First Rescue (they're on Facebook) and go see her! In the meantime, the two women fostering Rum and Jamaica, since January 24, returned

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Despite the hard things going on, like the new ownership at the Sweet Home trailer park and what that means for the cats there, good things are happening also.  Usually life is a mix of roses and thorns. Keep your bandaids ready, in life, I say. Unless you're ungrounded to earth and its troubles, you'll need them. Warri

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Chatty Katty, the friendly calico from the Lebanon House colony, spent a few days in Brownsville, while I prepared for inspection here, then returned yesterday to my bathroom. She's waiting on a home or adoption placement and is no trouble. She screams however when she sees another cat.  Like a demon!  She's not aggress

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A parade of cats pass through my garage. They're unfixed, yowling, scared, the boys are stinky, the girls, at this time of year, in heat or pregnant. I try to put them at ease.  I offer them catnip and warm food.  What enemy would offer you these things? I believe they each deserve their moment, a recognition of their

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It's hard to help cats.  Few people cat wrangle---round up cats simply to get them fixed. Rescue is more popular than cat wrangling.  People love to see a happy ending, a sick or hurt or starving cat who was on the street now in someone's arms.   They open their wallets for that and the facebook "likes" are in

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Well, I guess I'm nearly done with the Lebanon house colony.  There are a few more, but the granddaughter, who lives in the trailer, with two females, refuses to give them up for spay. Says she wants more kittens.  What do you do with that?   It's not an easy thing to hear when I've sat out there for hours.  I was up t

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I've trapped ten now at the Lebanon house.   Five of them are already gone, have moved on, while five more live in limbo in my garage and bathroom.  The Colonel too is still here, but leaving to go back home today. That will give me some relief at least. Yesterday, after dropping three more of the Lebanon house colony c

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I'm involved in a referred situation and I am not sure how to handle it. The first tip off was lack of communication about the cats the people at the Lebanon house wanted fixed.   It was bizarre. I finally got to it, went up Sunday, trapped four, even though I had just 3 open reservations.  I already had the HUGE Colone

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I've been sleeping a lot, exhausted from efforts earlier in the week with the Shedd colony.  I'm energetic and tireless until a big project is done with, then I have to sleep it off, can take a week to recover. I did round up three other cats to be fixed yesterday at Heartland.   Two came from the Albany woman.  Origina

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Today, seven more of the Shedd colony cats took a road trip with me to Portland to be fixed.   I was happy they could do it at a moment's notice.  I'd only emailed the FCCO the night before to ask.  They said to bring 4 to 6.  By then I had seven more.  I was going to hand over cat number 7 this morning, at check in, w

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I've got 14 cats now caught at the Shedd colony, although two are still down in the caretakers garage in traps.  I'm taking 10 of the 12 up to the spay neuter clinic at Willamette Humane this morning. Last night, driving down to pick up cats 11 and 12, and leave traps set for cats 13 and 14, which almost immediately were

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I was going to trap an Albany colony and a Lebanon one for tomorrow's reservations.  I just had six reservations, and was hoping to get all four Albany cats and throw in two Lebanon girls. But, things went south on the Albany cats when the caregiver had to go somewhere.  Instead, I headed out to a Shedd colony I'd just b

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My car is running.   I'm happy about that. It needs other work, but the other work will have to wait. I drove the car to Portland yesterday with two former county park cats, Autumn and Gracie.  I'd retrieved them from where they were originally in my relocation cages, because the woman had let the other four go after on

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The car went to the mechanic yesterday.  I'd never been to this particular shop before.   It is fancy, with so many people up front.  I should have turned around immediately I think. I like to see a dirty mechanic shop, disorganized, not a store front with a face to the public like a boutique. Immediately I think their

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I'm stranded. Up a creek without a paddle. Hard to live without a working car? 2.2 miles to nearest grocery store. Over 3 miles to the feed store where I buy 40 lb bags of wood pellets for litter.  Shall I walk them home balanced on my head?  Might take a whole day to go get one bag and get it home. I live on a ceme

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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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