Sunday, August 12, 2018


Blog 08/06/18 to 08/12/18

Seeking someone to take over Barn Cats, Inc.:  I would like to officially retire as Executive Director in 2019.  If interested call or email Barn Cats…972-315-2875 info@barncats.org

Relocations
Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:   The Killer Cat
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan):  First Too Hot – Now Raining!
OMG (Oh My God):  Morris and Rascal – ADOPTED!   

Relocations:   I placed 0 this week.  BUMMER!                  

Our Cats after Release: 
1.     McKinney:  Simba, Fannie, and Sherman went to this barn.  All three are seen regularly and Simba was even out to see me.  I was not quick enough to get a picture…sorry!
2.     Burleson:  Cammy, Sigmund, and Rommy went to this garage attached to the family home.  ALSO, the husband is a veterinarian…yes!   The food is disappearing and the litter box used but they have not been seen.  I’ll bet they are all still around. 
3.     Paradise:  Big Daddy and Senor went to this workshop/garage attached to the home.  Both are still around – so this is good. 

Calls/Emails:   The Killer Cat
Received a call to take a cat that is an “extreme” killer.  She brings home bodies each day and they are tired of the carnage.  WELL – now I have her and she will go to Wichita Falls later this next week.  I would be willing to bet that her former home will be overrun with mice, rats, and bunnies.  LOOK OUT!  I warned them! 
                                   
BMG:   First Too Hot – Now Raining!
It has cooled off but now is storming.  I cannot seem to win.  I just hope it stays cooler so I can get some cats placed this week.  I have an appointment for 4 going out on Friday.  I now have all 18 cages full with 2 in my family room.  GEEZ!     

OMG:  Morris and Rascal – ADOPTED!   
These two boys were returned to the Garland shelter where they would have been put down.  After a week or so here, I asked an adoption groups to take them for their Petco location.  Morris was adopted first on a Friday so I put Rascal up there.  Now he has been adopted as well.  SOOOOOO GOOD! 

Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg                                                                    

Sunday, August 5, 2018


Blog 07/30/18 to 08/05/18

Seeking someone to take over Barn Cats, Inc.:  I would like to officially retire as Executive Director in 2019.  If interested call or email Barn Cats…972-315-2875 info@barncats.org

Relocations
Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:   Text from Unknown Person
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan):  Moving in August – 10 Year Old Cat
OMG (Oh My God):  All Night Screamer -- UPDATE  

Relocations:   I placed 6 this week.  Having to be really careful due to extreme heat and no rain.              
1          Barn in Richardson (Lacey)
3          Adoption Group (Morris, Rascal, Tigger)
2          Barn in Flower Mound (Laura, Clancy)

July Closeout:  Wow – it has been so hot.  Glad July is over.  I placed 39 in July in 6 North Texas counties.
            Collin              Denton            Johnson
            Dallas              Ellis                 Wise

Our Cats after Release:  No Equipment Picked up this Week – BUT – A location in Rowlett took 3 cats from us.  When I picked up equipment they were only seeing one which is disappointing.  Now another one has returned and there are 2 seen regularly. 

The same thing happened in Flower Mound.  I placed 2 there which have been seen at neighbor’s property…but…this week, both have been spotted on a game camera in the barn area…YES…both are back! 

Got a call from another location Flower Mound.  Pepsi and Lemon were placed there in the spring.  They killed a copperhead SNAKE this week…YES…doing their job.  The people are happy and so am I.  

Calls/Emails:   Text from Unknown Person
On Thursday evening that said “I need a rescue agency asap I found honey in the middle of the garage looking awful.  I’ve tried several rescue agencies but as it’s after 5 I’ve not connected – any ideas?  I see the black one often, I just cannot afford a large vet bill but I would like to get her help.”  2 hours later:  “Honey didn’t make it, I wish I’d found her sooner – food and water was disappearing and there was lots of feces in the litter box.  Really sad” I called the number but no one answered.  I don’t know who this was or what happened.  I have left another phone message on Saturday with no response.   ???????  RIP, Honey!
                                   
BMG:   Moving in August – 10 Year Old Cat
A lady called to say that she and her husband are moving this month and need to place a cat he has been feeding for over 10 years.  They cannot take the cat.  GEEZ!   …and they have done no vet work on it in that entire time.  I told her the first question I asked my new place was “What is your pet limit?”  …reply…no pet limit.   She got indignant and hung up.  Sorry for the cat! 

OMG:  All Night Screamer - UPDATE 
This is a continuing problem because I live here.  Sometimes I get a cat that screams all night.  Usually turning on the light in the cat room stops the screaming…but not this time.  I thought Senor was the problem – NO!  Then I thought Thomas was the problem – NO!  Not I moved Morgan into the family room and he is screaming…this may be the one.  We shall see tonight!
UPDATE:  Well, now it is a CHOIR!  One starts and others chime in!   I have moved to another bedroom in the house.  When you can’t beat ‘um, OUT SMART ‘UM!  

Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg                                                                    

Sunday, July 29, 2018


Blog 07/23/18 to 07/29/18

Seeking someone to take over Barn Cats, Inc.:  I would like to officially retire as Executive Director in 2019.  If interested call or email Barn Cats…972-315-2875 info@barncats.org

Relocations
Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:   “Not Leave Food – Eat Rodents” – NO!
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan):  Other Group – Not Professional
OMG (Oh My God):  All Night Screamer  

Relocations:   I placed 7 this week.  Having to be really careful due to extreme heat and no rain.                  
3          Workshop in Allen (Topaz, Zena, Sophie)
2          Barn in Rowlett (Annika, Monty)
2          Workshop in Paradise (Senor, Big Daddy)

Our Cats after Release: 
1.     Rowlett:  Placed Tuxie, Roxie, and Skylar at this horse boarding facility.  Two are still on property but have moved to the hay barn – more rodents there, I guess.  The good news is that they took two more…Annika and Monty.     
2.     Celina:  Meredith and Fred went to this workshop.  Fred may have taken off but Meredith is still around and doing well.   
3.     Paradise:  Ms. Gray, Cray, and Tinker went to this workshop attached to their home.  The husband has seen Ms. Gray and Tinker – so that is good.  Now the rodents have moved into the house probably to get away from the cats, so they took two friendly cats (Senor and Big Daddy) to live on their front porch.  Should work out well for them – but not for the rodents!
4.     Pilot Point:  Licorice and KitKat went to this workshop.  Both have been seen and are moving back and forth from this location and a neighbor’s house…OKAY!   Best of all the rodent droppings are gone at the workshop.  Good Job, guys! 

Calls/Emails:   “Not Leave Food – Eat Rodents” – NO!
Got a call from a lady that wanted cats for family property in the Tyler area.  That is outside our service area so I was “off the hood” anyway.  BUT – she is not going to leave out food for them – “There are plenty of rodents and squirrels”.  DUH – NO!  Also, she only goes there about every other month…NO!  Lots of red flags here for sure.  Not getting our cats! 
                                   
BMG:   Other Group – Not Professional
The BLOG on 7/2/18 to 7/08/18 has the following entry: 
Stables Near Dallas
I put two cats in this horse boarding stable 6 or 8 months ago.  WELL – THEY ARE NOW IN THEIR HOUSE!   HA HA!  I train them to do that.  BUT – when the owner called wanting more cats for the barn, I recommended she contact that group in the area that is doing barning.  She got 2 cats from them several months ago but they did not stay around.  However, their EQUIPMENT IS STILL THERE – they never picked it up.  WHAT?  That is rude and not respectful of that barn owner’s property.  Rescuers can be un-thinking sometimes! 
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This week I went to retrieve our equipment (always at the 3 week point based on schedules) and GRESS WHAT?  That group has STILL NOT PICKED UP THEIR CAGING!   It is several months now.  This is so unprofessional!  DON’T LEAVE YOUR STUFF IN THEIR WAY!  DON’T YOU NEED IT?  I guess not.  I have an email from that organization – so guess I will have to try and help get this going.   

OMG:  All Night Screamer 
This is a continuing problem because I live here.  Sometimes I get a cat that screams all night.  Usually turning on the light in the cat room stops the screaming…but not this time.  I thought Senor was the problem – NO!  Then I thought Thomas was the problem – NO!  Not I moved Morgan into the family room and he is screaming…this may be the one.  We shall see tonight!

Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg