Sunday, July 19, 2015

8 More Fixed, a good day for Cats!

Long day.  Didn't help the orange tabby female kitten screamed every other second the entire drive up to the clinic this morning.  But we made it.  Then, a very long check in line that took an hour to clear.  Oh well.

Betty, a Salem diehard, brought up 11 then slept in her car most of the day near the clinic.   I went to see a movie after hanging out for a couple of hours in a parking lot.   We cat trappers are a load of fun!

Everything hurt by evening and again, long delays in cat pickup.  They got behind I guess.  Well, they fixed over 90 cats.

The Happy Cat Club, my nonprofit, donated $50 towards the 8 fixes.  It's not much and fixing cats isn't free, but at least it was something.

Thank you FCCO.

5 girls and 3 boys.  I took six from the trailer park and two from a house where I've taken cats to be fixed from before.  They'd gotten two more kittens somewhere and the neighborhood wants everyone fixed.  So off they went.  One of them was the orange tabby girl, the screamer.

Scream!

Scream's sister, a delightful loving black tux girl.
I took a male, too, born at the park, but tamed by the couple who feed him.  They have two other males, one an orange tabby and already fixed, and the other Tickle, whom I trapped at the old woman's place and who was fixed last trip.

Matt, a sweet young adult male, now fixed.
The other five I trapped at the old woman's place.  The teen black turned out to be a girl.  I call her Matilda.

Teen black Matilda

Gang of Five black female kitten Milly
Mikey, the black tux with the button nose, and Mason, the sweetheart brown tabby, are both boys.
Molly, a black tux female, and Mikey's sister, also fixed
Well, fortunately, all 8 are back with their people.  The old woman was so happy about it all, and had set up a room for the kittens and Matilda the teen, for recovery.   Even the neighbors waved at me as I gimped around, loading the empty traps back in my car.

The old woman has got a tire going out on the front of her car.   She says its worn from the inside, not a flat and she can't afford new tires.  I worry about her driving that way.  I wonder if we could somehow raise the money to get her tires.

Off to bed for me.  A good day for area cats and thanks again to the FCCO, for working so hard all day up there, fixing almost 100 cats from all over.


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  1. An excellent day. Now rest up. I bet your ears are still ringing from the screamer. There is little that is more penetrating....

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    1. It was trying, driving with the screamer. On the way home, still partially anesthesized, she was mostly quiet. Thank goodness for anesthesia.

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  2. Time for you to wallow in some self satisfaction.

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  3. A big day for you....

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  4. Congrats to everyone's hard work to make the day so successful. Are most of the cat's usually quiet when you have them in the car? Every cat I've ever had yells every minute or sooner when I have them in the car. They are not happy.

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    1. Feral cats are quiet, tame cats usually raise holy hell.

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    2. Interesting. I guess it's a survival mechanism in feral cats.

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    3. Yes, I'm sure it is, to avoid attracting attention to themselves when in a compromised state.

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  5. You're a heroine in my book. The photos are precious, too. Thanks for all you do.

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    1. Thanks Darla, you make me feel happy!

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  6. Quite a job! But very well done (despite the screamer)

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    1. Thanks, I was very pleased getting 8 done and still am.

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