Sunday, September 16, 2018

Barn Cats BLOG 09/10/18 to 0916/18


Blog 09/10/18 to 09/16/18

NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY
SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

Relocations
Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:   Caught 34 Rats this Year:  Update
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan):  Please take my kittens…
OMG (Oh My God):  Rain/Mud Causes Vehicle Damage

Relocations:   I placed 7 this week. 
            3          Garage in Granbury (Josephine, Torti, Black Jack)
            3          Barn in Pottsboro (Lane, Bella, Ramsey)
            1          Plant Nursery in Flower Mound (Oreo)       
                       
Our Cats after Release: 
1.     Double Oak:  Placed Atticus and Balboa in this family garage that is also for business storage…lots of boxes.  Well, Atticus did not adjust and I had to take him back.  Balboa is doing great.  
2.     Wylie:  Harpo went to this barn where we already have one or two cats.  He adjusted well and has made friends with the other cat there. 
3.     Allen:  Fran and Denine (now Shadow and Misty) went to this backyard.  They have a wonderful “cat house”.  Both are still around and enjoying their new home.  That is Misty’s head behind the fountain.  Take a look…. 
     


 

 


 Calls/Emails:   Caught 34 Rats this Year:  Update
Just talked to a lady who lives in an older neighborhood in the Dallas area.  They have caught 34 rats since January!  OUCH!  Neighbors had cats who used to hang out in their yard but them moved and took the cats.  Now the rodents are TAKING OVER!  I hope they decide to take a couple.  I could get them set up this week and end this rat problem.   We shall see! 
Update:  They did not call back!   We can help if they do call.     
                                   
BMG:   Please take my kittens…
No -- Sorry, we don’t take kittens:  they get carried off by a hawk in the daytime or an owl at night.  ADULTS ONLY – 8 months and older plus spayed/neutered.   
The other issue is:  “They don’t belong to me but I feed them.”  Then by Texas law, if you feed them you own them.  That is just the way it is.  

OMG:  RAIN/Mud Causes Vehicle Damage
Well, I lost control on an unpaved country road and slipped onto the edge into shrubs and a small tree.  The Barn Cat van is damaged and in for repairs.  I guess that is what insurance is for!!!!!

Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg                                                                    

Sunday, September 9, 2018


Blog 08/27/18 to 09/02/18

NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY 
SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

Relocations
Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:   Caught 34 Rats this Year
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan):  Email with No Phone Number
OMG (Oh My God):  RAIN – MUD – MORE RAIN!

Relocations:   I placed 10 this week. 
            2          Garage in Aubrey (Santos, Holiday)
            4          Garage in Aubrey (Trinity, Shimmy, Jamie, Dottie June)
            2          Garage in Cedar Hill (Ella, Wanton)
            2          Adoption Group (K.C., Lily)   
                       
Our Cats after Release: 
1.     Burkburnett:  Placed Morgan and Mama in this workshop.  They are both “hiding” in the area but are doing great.
2.     Wichita Falls:  June and Dakota were placed in this backyard.  June has moved across the street to another member of the same family and Dakota is now IN THE HOUSE!  YES – check it out: 

3.     Valley View:  Placed Ophelia, Stripes, and Tara in this workshop.  Due to the rain, they have let them out of the caging but are keeping them in the workshop until the ground dries out.  I think that is a good plan for sure. 
4.     Keller:  Echo and Andrew went to this workshop/shed in the backyard.  They are seeing one cat regularly and the other one occasionally.  Glad they are handing around.
5.     Forney:  Korbin and Trish went to this barn in Forney.  Korbin has moved to the neighbor’s barn (guess the food is better) but Trish is still there.   All Good!

Calls/Emails:   Caught 34 Rats this Year
Just talked to a lady who lives in an older neighborhood in the Dallas area.  They have caught 34 rats since January!  OUCH!  Neighbors had cats who used to hang out in their yard but them moved and took the cats.  Now the rodents are TAKING OVER!  I hope they decide to take a couple.  I could get them set up this week and end this rat problem.   We shall see!     
                                   
BMG:   Email with No Phone Number
People send emails all the time.  Some are “need help right away” – sounds like an emergency but there is NO PHONE NUMBER!   Seems like they would include a phone number if they really need help NOW.  The other thing is that they don’t say what city they are in.  I get call from all over the country – this week:  California, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Florida.  I try to help cause some things are the same across the country but I still need to know where they are calling from….oh well!     

OMG:  RAIN – MUD – MORE RAIN! 
First it was temperatures over 100 degrees…cannot place cats.  Now it is rain and MUD issues.  I placed those 8 cats in Aubrey and Cedar Hill last Monday when it was raining but garages are easy to get to and usually with NO MUD!   Barns, not so much!   Hope it all dries out soon but the weather prediction is for more rain this week.  I cannot seem to win…

Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg                                                                    

Sunday, September 2, 2018


Blog 08/27/18 to 09/02/18

NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY – SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

Relocations
Our Cats after Release
August Closeout
Calls/Emails:   “Fudge”
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan):  Calls for Help Then Don’t Return MY CALL!
OMG (Oh My God):  All “S” Names

Relocations:   I placed 14 this week. 
            1          Barn in Lucas (Screech)
            1          Barn in Sachse (Harpo)
            2          Barn in Fort Worth (Roy, Union)
            2          Garage in Double Oak (Balboa, Atticus)
            1          Adopted (Fudge)
            7          Adoption Group (Blue, 6 from Lewisville Animal Services)
                       
Our Cats after Release: 
There was no equipment to pick up this week. 

August Closeout
We placed 32 cats in 6 North Texas counties:
            Collin              Dallas              Tarrant
            Cooke              Denton            Wichita
We are 85 behind last year’s numbers.  There was 2 weeks in August when I placed either no cats or 1 or 2 due to extreme heat.  Don’t mess with mother nature! 

Calls/Emails:   “Fudge”
“Fudge” is a small 2 year old black cat that came from the Lewisville shelter.  She was due to be spayed when she had kittens in their cage the night before the procedure.  Then she was there until the kittens were weaned and she could be spayed.  She is a little doll…don’t know why the shelter thought she was not adoptable because Friday she found a home through Barn Cats.  Take a look:
     

                          
BMG:   Calls for Help then Don’t Return MY CALL!
This happened a couple of times this week.  I receive a message from someone who has a “cat” issue and needs help.  I call back and leave a message – THEN – no one calls me back.  Guess they got their problem solved or they just don’t understand how to retrieve messages.  I don’t know!   

OMG:  All “S” Names
I took Screech to a barn in Lucas.  She needed a cat that would come when called and he seemed to fit the bill.  He came from an adoption group that said she gets over-stimulated and will then bite.  The barn owner has only grown children and was not worried about that issue.  When I delivered him and told her his name, she just laughed because all her children have names that start with “S”.  I guess it is a MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN!    

Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg