Missing Gray Tabby Cat (S. Santiam Highway/Tombstone Highway)
So if you are driving highway 20, towards Bend, or from Bend, please stop at the Tombstone Pass pull out, and leave some water out at the least. I don't know if she's been found or not. I was looking at craigslist ads late last night and saw Bella's horror story and then had nightmares about it. Her lost ad was posted three days ago. You never know if she has an owner who will go all out to save her or forget her quickly and move on, leaving her to her fate with little remorse. You just don't know.
On a happier note, I ran into someone who lives in a trailer park where I got over 100 cats fixed over a few years. When Poppa closed its spay neuter mission, I gave her one of my traps, so she could continue, using vouchers the city provides to fix cats in bad areas of town. Few know of this program and its only for areas that are very heavy in unfixed cats, like this trailer park has been.
No one wants to see it end up like it once was, before me and my traps arrived on scene. I still have Comet, whom I took from that park as a kitten, back in 2005. She proudly told me she'd just taken two more in for spay surgery, and had two more waiting. Thrills my heart to hear such things, to know my donated trap is getting use. She's recruited the help of a Hispanic teen who lives there and loves cats, which is awesome because she's enlisted and is teaching someone younger than herself, which means perpetuation.
You know how the young are. They take something they learn, and add their creative thought to solutions and modernize ours, as we did, when we learned what we learned when young. I love it! I was in a glow afterwards in fact to hear that.
I shall present some cat photos!
|Bluebell, who loves that perch in particular|
|Mopsy on the right and Vino on the left, chase the laser dot.|
|Shaulin on her Feet!|
|Slinko's lovely butt shadow|