Sunday, December 4, 2016



Blog 11/27/16 to 12/04/16

Relocations
Our Cats after Release
November Closeout
Calls/Emails:  Barn on I-35
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan:  Adoptable Sick Kittens – UPDATE!
OMG (Oh My God):  Cat House in Kemp

Relocations and In Take:   I placed 22 this week….WOW!  …I am tired! 
3          Adoption Group (Peter, Paul, Mary)
2          Barn in McKinney (Jimmy, Johnny)
3          Workshop in Corinth (Zora, Gil, Crash)
3          Barn in Argyle (Hillman, Eliza, Katana)
3          Barn in Princeton (Ricky, Gidget, Opal)
2          Cat House in Kemp (Sarah, Sally)
3          Barn in Velley View (Linda, Lucy, Cindy)
3          Barn in Sanger/Justin (Apple, Asparagus, Sonny)

Our Cats after Release: 
1.     Valley View:  Chloe, Trixie, Abby, Spencer, Tina, and Cody all went to this ranch in Valley View.  They are hanging out in an office/apartment in the barn area and hiding out in cabinets.  I saw one sitting in the bathroom sink…but I had forgotten my phone…so no pictures…bummer!   
2.     Argyle:  Mama and Charlie went to this horse rescue barn in Argyle.  Both are around and the manager has seen them almost every day.  Mama is a gray calico and he really likes her coloring. 
3.     Celeste:  Chip went to be a friend for Buddy in this garage in Celeste.  Got pictures of both of them.  Chip has more white on him. 



November Closeout:  I placed 64 in November in 6 North Texas counties.
            Collin              Dallas              Hunt
            Cooke              Denton            Kaufman

Calls/Emails:  Barn on I-35
I had a request to put cats in an address that was on the I-35 access road.  I was hoping that it was WAY OFF THE ROAD but I was sadly mistaken.  There was one barn that closed up and another that did not.  BUT – both were right next to I-35.  This is not a safe place for our cats, so I did not leave them.  I was headed next to Valley View to pick up equipment so I asked the ranch manager if he would consider taking additional cats – AND HE DID!  GREAT!  THANK YOU – THANK YOU – THANK YOU!     

BMG:   Adoptable Sick Kittens – UPDATE!
When I picked up equipment in Celina, there were 3 4-month old kittens that some un-caring person had discarded at the barn.  2 had eye infections and all 3 were sneezing.  WELL – I could not leave them.  I got back to All Care just 15 minutes before they closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Dr. Greg gave them a look-see, Convenia shots, and eye meds.  All are doing well.  I need to get them tested, spayed/neutered, and shots this week.  THEY ARE SOOOOO CUTE and hope they all test negative! 
UPDATE:  Named them Peter, Paul and Mary.  All three were sterilized, tested, and got shots this week.  Then I traded them to an adoption group and now all three will get safe indoor homes.  What nice babies!  Glad I rescued them in Celina.
UPDATE:  First day at Petco, Peter got adopted.  The family had recently lost their cat of 18 years, went to Petco and “fell in love” with Peter.  I thought it would be Paul that would get adopted first…I WAS WRONG.  Way to go, Peter!      

OMG:  Cat House in Kemp
The location in Kemp have built a cat house for Sarah and Sally.  I left a feeder/waterer and the cat carrier to get them acclimated.  The cats will be released when it stops raining.  This is a picture with the top up.  There is a corrugated metal roof on it.

 
Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.          Peg

Sunday, November 27, 2016



Blog 11/21/16 to 11/27/16


Fall Barn Cat Bash – DONE FOR ANOTHER YEAR! 

Relocations
Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:  Panic in Houston
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan:  Adoptable Sick Kittens Discarded!
OMG (Oh My God):  Cats in a Blanket

Relocations and In Take:   I placed 1 this week….well it was Thanksgiving after all!    
1          Adoption Group (Stacy)

Our Cats after Release: 
1.     Celina:  Placed four cats from Irving at this barn at the high school.  All are doing well and there was a DEAD RAT in the main hallway of the barn.  WORKING CATS! 
2.     McKinney:  Sara, Cookie, Goosy, and Lil Girl went to this garage attached to the house.  I got to see 3 out of 4 – so that is good.  Mama turns out is friendly.

        
 


Calls/Emails:  Panic in Houston 
Received a call from a lady who was very hard to follow.  BUT – bottom line, she needs to move some cats from a house that is being foreclosed on that belonged to a relative.  She had an enclosure that is about 10 X 10 feet – so plenty big with a tarp over the top.  She was concerned that the current cats would not get along with the cats that she needs to move…but…they all came from the same location and probably are all related!  I just reassured her and recommended she put a second hidey box/dog house in there with them.  Glad she is worried but it will all work itself out.   

BMG:   Adoptable Sick Kittens Discarded!
When I picked up equipment in Celina, there were 3 4-month old kittens that some un-caring person had discarded at the barn.  2 had eye infections and all 3 were sneezing.  WELL – I could not leave them.  I got back to All Care just 15 minutes before they closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Dr. Greg gave them a look-see, Convenia shots, and eye meds.  All are doing well.  I need to get them tested, spayed/neutered, and shots this week.  THEY ARE SOOOOO CUTE and hope they all test negative!  

OMG:  Cats in a Blanket
You have probably heard of PIGS IN A BLANKET well this was CATS IN A BLANKET.  The barn owner in McKinney put a moving blanket in the cage with them during their relo period.  When I arrived to get the equipment, two were curled up in the blanket.  I got a picture of one! 

 
Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.          Peg

Sunday, November 20, 2016



Blog 11/14/16 to 11/20/16


Fall Barn Cat Bash – Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 - 3 pm

Relocations
Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:  How About You Tell Me Where You Are?
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan:  Frequent Flyer Miles for 4 Cats
OMG (Oh My God):  Super Moon

Relocations and In Take:   I placed 8 this week.     
4          Barn in Crossroads (Callie, Cher, Vanilla, Peppermint)
2          Barn in Garland (Kitty, Amanda)
2          Garage in McKinney (Spook, Hilda)

Our Cats after Release: 
1.     Ponder:  Honey and Salina went to this barn with longhorns.  Both are hanging out and doing well…but did not see them because the owner brought the equipment to the front porch.  BUMMER! 
2.     Fort Worth:  Paxton, Jewel, and Pritti went to this location with several barns and sheds.  All 3 are seen regularly – such great news – and even around their home which they wanted.  I will be picking up the equipment first of the week but it will be a “drive by” with the equipment outside the gate.  I am so glad they are doing well!      
3.     Duncanville:  Storm (now Thunder) and Lightening went to this back porch and barn in Duncanville.  Lightening got sick in relo and I picked him up for a Convenia shot and returned him to Duncanville.  That was over a week ago.  I saw both cats when I picked up equipment and got a picture of Thunder behind a trunk.   They are doing well!  


Calls/Emails:  How About You Tell Me Where You Are?  
Received a call from the 925 area code wanting me to remove some cats.  That is all the info he left.  I know that area code is from California because I have a friend with that area code.  BUT – he could have moved to North Texas and kept that phone number.  I left him a message to go back to the website and view the “OTHER GROUPS” list from the top bar.  That list is by state.  He has not called back….

BMG:   Frequent Flyer Miles for 4 Cats 
I had spoken several times to a property owner north and west of Wichita Falls, TX.  That is over our 2-hours travel limit but his wife still works in the DFW area and could return the equipment.  SO – I packed up Zora, Gil, Elza, and Hillman and took off for the Red River.  WELL – both the sheds where he wanted to put the cages were full of other stuff…one has old machine batteries in it…???  SO – we talked around all the options but it was just not going to work out.  He gave me $25 for gas and I began the 2 ½ hour drive back to Lewisville.  Now the 4 cats are demanding their Frequent Flyer Miles.  GEEZ!  

OMG:  Super Moon
Sunday night was a Super Moon.  I admit I took this picture off the TV on Monday morning.  BUT – you can still get the effect.  I am amazed that I did not have lots of weird phone calls this week but there was always the unnecessary trip to Wichita Falls to balance it out. 




Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.          Peg