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Everything posted by CatPaws

  1. Pepper Pea Pod Pie

    Lisa, I'm sorry I missed when you posted about losing Pepper. I always love the kitties that can prove the vets wrong. She was so lucky to have you and Bobcat. Run Free sweet Pepper.
  2. without a doubt, your colonies have some beautiful and unique cats, and all look so healthy- a testament to your devotion to them. That Lou- his day for capture must be coming soon. Perhaps he wants to save the best for last.
  3. just stopped in to check on how you are doing with the colonies. So glad IMOM was able to help you. Would love to hear any updates.
  4. I hope Bubba starts to fill back out some. Maybe he's been competing with Lou. That yowling is strange if Lou is male... unless he's totally frustrated from lack of females in heat. Wouldn't that be a good thought?
  5. I wonder where Lou Garoux is hiding. Hopefully stability is returning to your colonies and there will be peaceful coexistence. Have a good Memorial Day Weekend. You have a very good vet.
  6. If the pain meds have worked their way out of her system so she is fully alert, releasing her is probably best. Especially since you are keeping tabs on the colonies. That Bubba sure is fickle.
  7. What a difference a day made for this beautiful girl. Are you able to hold onto her for an extra day or two to let her recover fully? What did you decide to name her? Sorry to hear about the little one. Surprising you haven't encountered it before. Hopefully her immune system will kick in and help her beat it quickly.
  8. Would have to have a look at the other end of the kitty to know for sure but if I was a betting person (and I am), I'd bet this cat is a male. Relieved the pretty Siamese is getting the medical attention she needs. I bet she is too. Now she'll live to see some better days.
  9. Hi Karen, Your posts are all there, they are just on previous pages. So glad you caught the Siamese and the injured tail can be looked at by the vet. I'm assuming you now know whether it is male or female. GOOD CATCH! The new cat at the edge of the woods has the facial shape of a non neutered male. Will be interesting to find out.
  10. Cheering on the trapping of "quarter tail". With a little bit of luck "she" wasn't in heat when all the extra cats (assuming males) were wandering through. Tell Bubba his baby making days are behind him- pick one colony or the other, and stay away from the road. Better yet, quarter tail turns out to be a male. Good Luck with trapping.
  11. Those "just passing through" neighborhood males that aren't neutered are the biggest problem to controlling the population explosion. What does your state law require if you happen to trap them? Can they be neutered if they aren't microchipped or identified as owned? Bubba's neutering alone will have an impact. And Tadpole too. A very successful week. Keep up the good work, and keep us posted.
  12. Has Bubba forgiven you yet? I've been thinking about colony 2. Is there any chance some of the new drop offs were spayed or neutered before being abandoned? We can only hope. Any trappings scheduled?
  13. Are you saying Bubba is at the vet now for his big snip? Maybe he was jealous that Tadpole got to go for a ride with you and he never had. Have you been vaccinated for rabies? We've had some lively discussions at the shelter about whether to get pre vaccinated, especially for those involved with TNR or transporting of the injured wild animals to the sanctuaries that help them.
  14. HAPPY TRAPPINGS! Only wish we were nearer to lend a hand. I hope there are some local folk that can and will help, the weather cooperates, and all kitties are found to be healthy. Please keep us posted. Waiting to hear you've outsmarted Bubba.
  15. One of mine even does the sideways head turn when he returns the blink. The junior volunteers have been practicing this technique as well. The worried momma in me prefers they do the sideways head turn just in case there is an unexpected lunge from a frightened kitty. Karen, for Bubba, is there any chance you could use the large pillow case technique to get him into the carrier or crate? This is used by firefighters when they have to get animals out of a burning building... of course, with a feral you would need to have some heavy gloves on, and Bubba might not trust you again for a long, long time. I hope you have people who can help bring the crate over to you.
  16. Please Help Hatchet

    In addition to the GOOD advice Judy gave above, you might also check with Onyx and Breezy Foundation and The Mosby Foundation. How did Hatchet manage to break his leg at such a young age?
  17. Good Evening, Karen. I've been reading about Bubba and how savvy he is about the traps. How do you handle when it is time to revaccinate for rabies? I chuckled when I read the "slow blink" story. The junior volunteers at the shelter where I volunteer thought I was nuts when I told them about the "slow blink" to help calm and bond with some of our new arrivals. It was fun to see their excitement when they received the return blink.
  18. Pardon me while I climb up on my soapbox: To the large organizations- Help the INDIVIDUALS who are trying to do the right thing and let them grow into the TNR groups that you will help fund. Remember, you started out as individuals too. You never know what one little light can do. On one hand, making sure the females are spayed is important, but don't downplay the importance of neutering all males. Males that are not neutered can get in some pretty vicious fights and the bites can lead to life threatening conditions. People who dump cats into colonies don't understand this concept. Stepping down from the soapbox: I am offering a $100 Matching challenge, in memory of Ken Howard.
  19. Where (which state) are your colonies? Do you have an estimate on the number of kittens that are currently with the colonies from the cats that were dumped and aren't neutered? I applaud the work you are doing. I only wish you were getting assistance for all 15 and the kittens, because it's the only way to stay ahead of the curve. I urge you to check with The Onyx and Breezy Foundation to see if they can help also help get these colonies back to fully spayed and neutered. BTW, you are not alone in your thinkings. I have added some money to the funds to help you in your efforts.
  20. Sharma, Just checking in today to see how Sterling is progressing in his recovery. As part of the rescue shelter world, please, please tell me you are not breeding the rabbits. I wish Sterling and his "mate" Tribble long and healthy lives, but know there are far too many that end up in shelters.
  21. My match and challenge were both paid via Paypal yesterday, Jamie.
  22. Belated Happy Birthday to you. We've taken your challenge this morning, and issue an additional challenge of $50 in honor of Connie, a friend in California who shares your birthday.
  23. sounds like we both have busy weeks ahead, but the weather is just soooo nice I can't get in the mood for cleaning. I'm getting really good at procrastinating. Just checking in on you and Justice. Time for the meds here too.
  24. Swirlie And Max Ortiz - Special Needs Cats -

    Sorry these wishes are arriving a little late. I hope it was an extra special day for you.