Sunday, June 16, 2019

Barn Cats BLOG 6/16/19


Blog 06/10/19 to 06/16/19

BARN CAT TRUCK FOR SALE - $6,000 plus Taxes
2015 Ford Transit Connect – 120,000 miles approximately

Abbreviations:
MCCC – Mid-Cities Community Cats
DCL – Dallas Cat Lady
PCFCC – Panther City Feral Cat Coalition
FF – Feral Friends
TTR – Tall Tails Rescue
GP – Garland Pawsibilities

Relocations
Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:  Bad Situation for a Friendly Cat in Lancaster
OMG:  People Don’t Listen
BMG:  More Bad Weather
TRANSITION UPDATE

Relocations:   I placed 6 this week.  .   
6          Barn in Wylie (4 from DCL, 2 from GP) 

Our Cats after Release:   I picked up Bartonville.  Cleve was placed there.  He does not like other cats and the property owner only would take 1.  He is doing well.  They have put in a cat door about 4 feet off the ground to give him in and out capability.   Hope it works out for him.      

Calls/Emails:  Bad Situation for a Friendly Cat in Lancaster
Received a call from a lady who was having to put her father in an assisted living facility.  A friendly cat had shown up there many months before and now would be abandoned.  Also, the daughter has a terminal illness.  His name is Meow-Meow and is a brown tabby.  I told her I would take him but she would have to deliver him to the vet we use in Coppell.  She did that on Monday.  He tested negative and now is loose in my house waiting for an opening at Petco.  Glad I could help – the cat deserves it!  

OMG:  People Don’t Listen
I tell people to all PetsMart and Petco locations and ask a manager when adoption groups come there each Saturday and Sunday.   THEN GO THERE WHEN THE GROUPS ARE THERE.   Well, this person went there in the middle of the week and – SURPRISE – there were no groups there.  They are there on the weekend – not mid-week when everyone is working. 

BMG:  More Bad Weather
Last week on Sunday it was severe winds that caused power outages all over the DFW area.  I was meeting the PCFCC folks in Tioga to pick up equipment.   This Sunday afternoon I was in Wylie with 6 cats.  When I was just starting my drive home, the cell went off for a severe weather alert.  The problems were in Carrollton/Farmer’s Branch and I could see them as I approached that area on the Bush toll road.  SO – looked lighter to the north, so I took the Dallas North Tollway to the Rayburn then headed west.  Then the rains started.  I exited off the freeway and hid under a cover area at a bank site.  There was someone else there too.  I waited until the rains calmed down some then headed home.  I got there safe and sound but the rains continued at my home complete with lighting and thunder.  BUT – all is well. 

TRANSITION UPDATE:  I left my final message for The Feral Cat Ranch mid-week.   No response.  I am done. 

Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg  

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Barn Cats BLOG 6/9/19


Blog 06/03/19 to 06/09/19

BARN CAT TRUCK FOR SALE - $6,000 plus Taxes
2015 Ford Transit Connect – 120,000 miles approximately

Abbreviations:
MCCC – Mid-Cities Community Cats
DCL – Dallas Cat Lady
PCFCC – Panther City Feral Cat Coalition
FF – Feral Friends
TTR – Tall Tails Rescue
FCR – Feral Cat Ranch

Relocations
Our Cats after Release
BMG:  No Entry – Having Computer Problems
TRANSITION UPDATE

Relocations:   I placed 10 this week.  .   
3          Barn in Poetry (PCFCC)
6          Barn in Gainesville (MCCC)
1          Indoor Home in Forney (MCCC) 

Our Cats after Release:   We picked up in Tioga on Sunday afternoon.   These were four PCFCC cats.  The big gray boy is hanging around the house and taking care of business there.   D The other 3 are spotted around the property but not as regularly as the gray boy.  All is well in Tioga.    

BMG:  No Entry – Having Computer Problems due to Power Outage 

TRANSITION UPDATE:  Still no update from The Feral Cat Ranch….???

Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg  

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Barn Cats BLOG 6/2/19


Blog 05/27/19 to 06/02/19

BARN CAT TRUCK FOR SALE - $6,000 plus Taxes
2015 Ford Transit Connect – 120,000 miles approximately

Abbreviations:
MCCC – Mid-Cities Community Cats
DCL – Dallas Cat Lady
PCFCC – Panther City Feral Cat Coalition
FF – Feral Friends
TTR – Tall Tails Rescue
FCR – Feral Cat Ranch

Relocations
Our Cats after Release
BMG:  TALK – TALK – TALK – Not Listen! 
TRANSITION UPDATE

Relocations:   I placed 9 this week.  .   
2          Workshop in Forney (2 from MCCC)
3          Barn in Gainesville (3 from MCCC)
4          Barn in Waxahachie (4 from DCL) 

Our Cats after Release:   Only had one location to pick up but they released late due to the wet weather.  Will get that equipment next week. 

BMG:  TALK – TALK – TALK – Not Listen! 
I received a call this week from a lady that was in town with some sort of touring company.  She had found a stray cat that was friendly and pregnant.  Now – remember she is not from here so has no idea how rescue works in the DFW area.  She TALKED and TALKED and TALKED – never took a breath!   She would not let me advise her on anything – just talked and talked and talked.  I finally said loudly “PLEASE LISTEN!”  -- that made her mad and she hung up on me.   Sorry for the cat!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG:  Property in Waxahachie
That relo in Waxahachie was a previous customer from Springtown.  They had been looking for property in the Waxahachie area for some time and finally came across a place that met their needs.  They made an offer and it was accepted – BUT – after that the property received 18 additional offers!!!!!!!!!!!!  GEEZ!  Waxahachie?  Who knew!    

TRANSITION UPDATE: 
MCCC has found another barn that wants 6 cats….YES!   Cindy came over on Saturday to get additional caging for them.  Hope it works out!   Connie in Garland is now associated with New Beginnings Rescue.  She and her daughter want to do some barning so Connie came over on Saturday to get the large folding cage to permanently set up to hold ferals.  This is good because we did not have anyone in that area.   ALL GOOD!  The Feral Cat Ranch is again slow to return texts and/or phone messages.  They lost a relo this week.   Don’t know if this will work out or not.   We shall see…   

Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg