Sunday, October 14, 2018

Barn Cats 10/08/18 to 10/14/18


Blog 10/08/18 to 10/14/18


There will be NO BLOG in November. 
It will start back up in December.  See you then!

Relocations
Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:   Cats Everywhere
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan):  AGAIN – Rain, Rain, and More Rain!
OMG (Oh My God):  Feral Eye Problem -- UPDATE

Relocations:   I placed 8 this week. 
            2          Barn in Merit (Betsy, Smurf)
            6          Adoption Group (6 Kittens from LVAS)

Our Cats after Release: 
1.     Celeste:  Callie and Henrietta went to this barn.   Both are spotted regularly so all is good there.  When I went to pick up equipment I ALSO forgot the corner pins.  I got about 2 or 3 miles away when I realized that and returned to the property to get them.
2.     Argyle:  Kaylie, Tyler, and Christy went to this garage.  All three are still around and one was in the front yard the night before I was there.   ALL GOOD!  

Calls/Emails:   Cats Everywhere
I am continuing to get calls/emails to take in cats – BUT – very few calls to take cats.  Every cage in the cat rooms (18 cages) are full with none currently scheduled to go out.  I NEED BARNS!  I cannot take in any cats until some of those cages are emptied.  Having to turn people away.  I hate that but have no control over the barn calls.   SORRY! 

BMG:   AGAIN – Rain, Rain, and More Rain!
I am so tired of this.  I am continually damp around the edges.  Requests for cats are down and I think it is the unpredictable weather.  Then there is the MUD!   Have to be very carefully when going out.   Hope this ends soon.    

OMG:   Feral Eye Problem -- UPDATE
I put the cat Summer out in Terrell last week on Sunday.  On Friday evening the property owner noticed that she had a swollen eye.  When I spoke with her on Saturday, I had appointments set up to deliver cats so could not get her until Sunday for a vet appointment on Monday.  It is at least 1 ½ hours to this location.  So even if I had time on Saturday, I could not get there and get back before out vet closes at 1 pm.  There is the good news.  They got her into a carrier at to a vet in Wills Point.  The eye needs to be removed at it will be done on Monday.  I am reliever but sorry she is losing an eye.  There are truly GOOD BARN OWERNS!  THANKS!
UPDATE:  The surgery went well and Summer is doing great.  They are keeping her in a separate cage so she can get meds daily.  ALL GOOD! 
 
Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg                                                                    

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Barn Cats 10/01/18 to 10/07/18


Blog 10/01/18 to 10/07/18


There will be NO BLOG in November. 
It will start back up in December.  See you then!

Relocations
Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:   Donation to Wrong Organization
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan):  Cancelled Delivery
OMG (Oh My God):  Feral Eye Problem

Relocations:   I placed 17 this week. 
            4          Shed in Windom (Jade, Robby, Spidey, Shirley)
            4          Barn in Parker (Angel Dumpling, Cubby, Fonda Mae, Fraidy Cat)
            2          Barn in Colleyville (Tara, Tina)         
            4          Adoption Group (Grover, Gracie, Dubious, Pixel)
            3          Residence in Greenville (Fancy, Connie, Leo)

Our Cats after Release: 
1.     Pottsboro:  Bella, Lane, and Ramsey went to this barn.  They made an REAL MESS of the caging (not surprised because messy here at the house) but it made for an extreme clean up after 3 weeks.  BUT – all the cats are still around and there are no signs of rodents.
2.     Granbury:  Josephine, Black Jack, and Betsy went to this garage/workshop.  All 3 are still there and the property owners are happy!

Calls/Emails:   Donation to Wrong Organization
Just when you think you have heard everything – this call with emails comes through.  A person made a donation using PayPal from the BARN CAT website but wanted it to go to FERAL FRIENDS.  How do you make that mistake?  The websites are totally different.  Anyway, now she wants me to cut her a check and mail it to her.  YES – I will do that BUT I am deducting the charge that PayPal takes out because it was NOT MY MISTAKE!  Geez!

BMG:   Cancelled Delivery  
Whenever I speak to someone about putting cats on their property, I set up the schedule based on their availability and my schedule.  The last think I say is “If you need to reschedule, just call me…we can always work out something different”.  Well, this week I had 4 going out at 10 am the next morning when BY ACCIDENT, I checked email about 8 pm the night before.  It was then that I saw an email with a timestamp of 1:40 pm in my In Box.  It was from this person saying that the next morning would no longer work.  I called.  She did not answer and did not return my call.  I emailed her back – no response.  I think she changed her mind about the cats and just did not want to talk to me.  It is OK – but don’t leave me hanging.  There were other cats scheduled to come in on Friday to fill those empty cages that are now NOT EMPTY.  I had the truck packed and the paperwork done.  Now everything has to be unpacked and paperwork reshuffled.  BUMMER for those cats!

OMG:   Feral Eye Problem
I put the cat Summer out in Terrell last week on Sunday.  On Friday evening the property owner noticed that she had a swollen eye.  When I spoke with her on Saturday, I had appointments set up to deliver cats so could not get her until Sunday for a vet appointment on Monday.  It is at least 1 ½ hours to this location.  So even if I had time on Saturday, I could not get there and get back before out vet closes at 1 pm.  There is the good news.  They got her into a carrier at to a get in Wills Point.  The eye needs to be removed at it will be done on Monday.  I am reliever but sorry she is losing an eye.  There are truly GOOD BARN OWERNS!  THANKS!

Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg                                                                    

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Barn Cats 09/24/18 to 09/30/18


Blog 09/24/18 to 09/30/18


Relocations
September Closeout
Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:   Call to Help an Elderly Lady
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan):  The Cat with Massive Diarrhea
OMG (Oh My God):  Missing Paperwork

Relocations:   I placed 15 this week. 
            4          Workshop in Rockwall (Bertha, Price, Rowan, Sadie)
            3          Adoption Group (Dash, Hans, Walter)
            2          Barn in Celeste (Harriett, Callie)      
            2          Barn in Sadler (Seymour, Pablo)
            4          Barn in Terrell (Summer, Simone, Mama, Crystal)

When I put out the 4 in Terrell, I put Mama and Summer together and Simone and Crystal together.  Immediately Mama and Summer got into the same carrier (so cute) and Simone and Crystal exchanged carriers.  I always worry putting them together but it all worked out this time. 
                       
September Closeout
Placed 50 in 9 North Texas counties.  This total number of 431 is over 100 less than last year.   I blame it on EXTREME heat then rain, rain, and more rain.    
            Collin              Denton            Hood               Kaufman         Rockwall
            Dallas              Grayson          Hunt                Parker

Our Cats after Release: 
1.     Cedar Hill:  Ella and Wonton went to this air conditioned garage.  Ella has now relocated to a friend of the property owner to have a safe indoor-only home.  She originally came from an adoption group – so this is every good.  She was SHY with the group and did not show well at adopt-a-pets.  Wonton is now Bella and is doing well.
2.     Aubrey:  Trinity, Shimmy, Jamie and Dottie June went to this garage.  I saw Dottie June and 2 out of the other 3 are seen regularly.  All good!
3.     Aubrey:  Santos and Holiday went to this workshop and carport.   SOME HOW – Santos got out the first night (?????) and has not been spotted.  Holiday is around all the time and living mostly under a shed. 
4.     Flower Mound:  Oreo went to live at the plant nursery to be friends with Lilly, a cat we put there several years ago.  Oreo has adjusted well there.

  
5.     Parker County:  Union and Roy went to this workshop/shed.  Union has taken off but Roy is around and is now Ian.  He will even lets the family pet him.  They have a great cat house, too.  Take a look:



Calls/Emails:   Call to Help an Elderly Lady
Received a call from a friend of an elderly lady who is having a cat problem.  I called but she does not answer, the mail box is full, and that phone number does not accept texts.  I am stumped!   I will continue to call for several more days – BUT – if you won’t answer the phone, I cannot help you or your friend. 

BMG:   The Cat with Massive Diarrhea  
I found a place for him this week, finally.  I hope he is happy there.  

OMG:   Missing Paperwork
We have a rule:  Forget the paperwork, and you can take your cat back home with you.  It happened this week BUT the paperwork had been given to the person but it fell between her car seats…!!!   When found, I took the cat.  GEEZ!     

Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg