Sunday, October 22, 2017



Blog 10/16/17 to 10/22/17

Seeking someone to take over Barn Cats, Inc.:  I would like to officially retire as Executive Director in 2019.  I can retain the fundraising pieces but would like to stop the relocations, equipment pickups, phone calls, and emails…the day-to-day stuff.  I will be available for consultation.  If interested call or email Barn Cats…972-315-2875 info@barncats.org

Fall Barn Cat Bash – Friday, 11/24/17, 3 pm
info@barncats.org 972-315-2875

Relocations
Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:  Cats are Gone! 
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan:  I am Tired
OMG (Oh My God):  MUD MUD MUD!!!

Relocations and In Take:   I placed 16 this week.      
1          Garage in Copper Canyon (Ella)
3          Barn in Fairview (Skipper, McKayla, Sweetie)
1          Barn in Allen (Earin)
1          Adoption Group (Cleo)
5          Barn in Celina (Chucky, Precious, Berta, Sweetie Pie, Carl)
5          Barn in Celina (Bruna, Midnight, Socks, Stormy, Athena)

Our Cats after Release:    
1.     Copper Canyon:  Libby and Liza went to this garage in Copper Canyon. Both have been spotted in their yard so all is well in Copper Canyon.
2.     Fort Worth:  Paisley, Dudley and Annie went to this barn.  All have been seen.  So all is good in Fort Worth.
3.     Duncanville:  Little Blackie, Dolly, and Randy went to this barn.  All have been seen and the rodent population is down.  WAY TO GO! 
4.     Denison:  Lucy and Lupe went to this workshop.  They are hiding but the food is disappearing and the litter is used.  OK for the Girls! 
5.     Backyard in Lantana:  Albert, the Albertson’s parking lot cat, went to this backyard in Lantana.  He is showing up at night – so all is well is Lantana.
6.     Fort Worth:  Keanu and Joseph sent to this 3 cat garage in Fort Worth.  Both are around and are seen daily.  YES! 

There 7 locations to pick up next week -- GEEZ!    

Calls/Emails:  Cats are Gone!
Had a call from a customer that all 3 of the cats are gone from their backyard.  BUMMER!   They had been some hawks/owls in the area and a potential bobcat.  Hopefully those are gone now.  I hope to put a big orange tabby (12 lbs) out there next.  More next week…

BMG:   I am Tired
Well, I am exhausted each and every day.  BUT – cats are going out but I am having to be careful to have enough EQUIPMENT cleaned and available to put more out.  BUMMER!  I am tired but this is a good problem to have! 

OMG:  MUD MUD MUD!  
We had a rainstorm on Saturday night.  I took out 5 cats to barns in Celina on Sunday morning.  I got stuck in the mud but managed to get the truck out.  YES!  This could have been bad but it all worked out.  Thank you, Jesus!    

Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg

Monday, October 16, 2017



Blog 10/09/17 to 10/15/17


Seeking someone to take over Barn Cats, Inc.:  I would like to officially retire as Executive Director in 2019.  I can retain the fundraising pieces but would like to stop the relocations, equipment pickups, phone calls, and emails…the day-to-day stuff.  I will be available for consultation.  If interested call or email Barn Cats…972-315-2875 info@barncats.org

Fall Barn Cat Bash – Friday, 11/24/17, 3 pm
info@barncats.org 972-315-2875

Relocations
Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:  Shortage of Cats
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan:  Wants BCI to do Every Thing
OMG (Oh My God):  Peace Symbol on Gate

Relocations and In Take:   I placed 25 this week.      
2          Garage in Celina (Danny, Dallas)
4          Barn and Workshop in Collinsville (Wren, Savannah, Missy, Tom-Tom)
2          Event Center in Princeton (Jeffry, Johnny)
3          Barn in Parker (Cameron, Taylor, Riley)
2          Garage in Celeste (Whitney, Freckles)
6          Garage in Wills Point (Wisteria, Scar, Molly, Peach, Patches, Blackie)
3          Garage in Kopperl (Madge, Edwin, Evan Rachel)
3          Garage in Celina (Piccolo, Sketch, Sylvia)

Our Cats after Release:    
1.     Frisco:  Copper Top, Tip Toe, Brindle Mama, and Hugh Jackman were placed in a garage with a large backyard.  2 are hanging out regularly and the other 2 have been spotted by neighbors.  All is good!
2.     Grapevine:  Chloe, Sox, and Ruckus went to this workshop.  All 3 are around and the rodents are much less. 
3.     Burleson:  Cuddles and Freckles went to this backyard patio.  A cat house has also been built for them – but I did not get a picture.  They “are” using it – food and water are inside. 
4.     Fort Worth:  Molly, Pat, Skipper Ella, and Sacha went to this backyard.  3 are seen regularly and the other 2 have been spotted in the neighborhood.  They are hanging out under the house (pier and beam) and “taking care of business”.   
5.     Greenville:  Gretel, Nancy, and Trouble went to this property.  The cages were placed in a cottage with air-conditioning.  The owner has built them a big, multi-level cat house.  Take a look…




      
Calls/Emails:  Shortage of Cats
I have had 2 groups cancel on me for 8 cats and 3 other groups that are not having any luck trapping.  Now, I have barns but no cats to place.  This happens about once a year but never with this many cats and barns.  A hoarder was raided in Dallas but the hearing to release the cats will not be until next Thursday.  That will be a group of 14-17 cats.  Soooo – in wait and see mode and getting lots of paperwork done.   

BMG:   Wants BCI to do Every Thing -- Sorry! 
Have had several people this week who want us to SWEEP IN and take care of their cat problems.  Well – you created this so you fix it!   We are on the back end of the problem.  They are on the front end so they need to trap the cat(s), get them tested, shots, and sterilized, then bring them to BCI in Lewisvlle.  There are not enough hours in the day for us to do this soup to nuts…so…sorry people – you are part of the problem so now you have to be part of the solution.    

OMG:  Peace Symbol on Gate
Went to Princeton and saw this great gate!   Check it out…


Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg

Sunday, October 8, 2017



Blog 10/02/17 to 10/08/17


Seeking someone to take over Barn Cats, Inc.:  I would like to officially retire as Executive Director in 2019.  I can retain the fundraising pieces but would like to stop the relocations, equipment pickups, phone calls, and emails…the day-to-day stuff.  I will be available for consultation.  If interested call or email Barn Cats…972-315-2875 info@barncats.org

Relocations
Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:  “Albert” – Living the Good Life Now!
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan:  Cats Under Hwy 121 in Lewisville 
OMG (Oh My God):  “Poncho” – FIP – BUMMER!
Goody Goody Truck – “In Case of Accident, Grab a Cup”

Relocations and In Take:   I placed 18 this week.      
3          Shed in Gordonsville (Carmina, Shinny Pete, Badger)
3          Barn in Argyle (Sheila, Tanner, Ms. Kitty)
1          Backyard in Lantana (Albert)
3          Barn in Burleson (Chipper, Trixie, Sheldon)
3          Barn in Weston (Galaxy, Golden Boy, Helen)
2          Garage in Fort Worth (Keanu, Joseph)
3          Barn in Mesquite (Frances, Fiona, Angel)

Our Cats after Release:    
1.     Argyle:  Emilio and Sally went to this barn home and are doing GREAT! 


2.     Hillsboro:  Rowdy and Riley went to this sheep ranch in Hillsboro.  Both have been spotted on the property and the rodent population is down. 
3.     Midlothian:  Princess and Queen went to this front yard in town in Midlothian.  The property owners were afraid they were gone – but – both have now been spotted early in the morning AND one had a rodent in her mouth – HA HA!  
4.     Flower Mound:  Smitty and Sofia went to this riding stable.  Both have been spotted when the office folks were there late in the evening.  I tell them “dawn and dusk” to spot them – YES! 
5.     Gainesville:  Figaro, Binx, and Elvis went to this home in Gainesville with a large shed.  Binx and Elvis are living outside but Figaro is IN THE HOUSE!   This is Figaro. 


6.     Kennedale:  Cindy, Suzy, and Tyler went to this barn property.  The girls have been spotted and are going well.   Tyler…???
7.     Blue Ridge:  Mac went to this barn/shed combo.  They see him each day – so all is well.

Calls/Emails:  “Albert” – Living the Good Life Now!
Received a call from a homeowner in the Lantana area.  They need an outside cat to take care of rodents around their pool and vegetable garden.  In this situation a friendlier cat is always needed.  About that time, Albert came to Barn Cats.  He was already neutered and living in an Albertson’s parking lot in Grand Prairie.  A rescuer got him in a trap and got him tested and shots updated.  I set a time to get Albert to Lantana on Wednesday afternoon.  Well, it was their daughter’s BIRTHDAY and she wanted a cat.  WELL – Albert hit the jackpot.  He now has a loving caregiver, a swimming pool, and all the canned food he has ever wanted.  WAY TO GO, ALBERT!   From a grocery store parking lot – dodging cars and probably living in a drainage ditch to a loving family!  


BMG:   Cats Under Hwy 121 in Lewisville
Last Monday, I was going to All Care in Coppell my usual direction under Hwy 121.  Well, a Russian Blue teenager ran in front of the truck and scared me to death.  WELL, I can just not leave him there.  I got out a carrier that I always have in the truck, crawled over the railing, and pushed him into the carrier.  I was going to All Care so “Georgie” went with me.  Unfortunately, he tested Positive for Feline Leukemia.  We euthanized him with group cremation that afternoon.  He was probably thrown out by some idiot on the freeway.  But, he did not suffer.   THE NEXT DAY, I was on the same road and a similar looking cat was run over and dead in the same area.  OH GOD!   I called Animal Services and had the body picked up.   There are 400 adoption groups in and around Dallas/Fort Worth and still uncaring people toss adoptable animals along the highways.  I HATE PEOPLE! 

OMG:  “Poncho” – FIP – BUMMER!
Poncho was a wonderful little boy that came from Lewisville Animal Services.  He was so loving but never seemed to feel good.  We started antibiotics but 6 days later, he still had a fever of 104.  Geez!  After some bad blood work, the clinic decided it must be FIP and recommended that I put him to sleep.  WELL – Monday was not a good day – Poncho and Georgie both put down.  I cried.


Goody Goody Truck – “In Case of Accident, Grab a Cup”
Saw this on Main Street in Lewisville.  WORKS FOR ME!   

  
Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg