Sunday, March 20, 2011

Week ending 3/20/2011

We have had a whirlwind week here at barn cats with 22 cats placed!
6 to Southlake 2 to Highland Village 1 to Sachse (cat for backyard - cat does not like other cats) 1 adopted to an in-door household 2 to McKinney 5 to Gilmer 2 to Lindale 3 to a backyard in Dallas

We went to East Texas on Friday and got “confused” several times. It is not easy getting to Gilmer. Just out of curiosity, I made a list of the counties we were in….total 12:
Denton Dallas Collin Rockwall Hunt Hopkins Franklin Wood Upshur Smith Van Zandt Kaufman

Those are COUNTIES, people!

It was a long day but we got 7 cats placed. It would have been 10 but the Gilmer location did not have enough room for a third cage. We returned home with 3 cats and now we have to give them “frequent flyer miles”. And just think, in 3 weeks we need to do it all again to pick up our equipment.

Neighbor Nancy and I are working to get the Spring “Buck for Barn Cats” Auction organized and catalogued. The event is planned for Sunday, June 5th at Grotto in Highland Village. Charge is $40 per person for a buffet dinner and “endless” wine. The auction is shaping up to be fabulous, if I do say so myself.

If you would like an invitation, send an email to and we will add you to the invitation list. We have cat stuff, dog stuff, birdhouses, jewelry, windchimes, paintings, etc., etc., etc!

Hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful warm weather. Leave that cold stuff to the folks that enjoy it – not me!


Week ending 3/13/2011

Hello, Bloggers!

Well – the cold has broken and the rats are running! Placed a huge amount of cats this week…
5 on Monday to Desoto 6 on Thursday
2 on Friday to Dodd City 2 on Saturday to Bartonville 4 on Sunday (3 to Whitesboro and 1 to an adoption group)
For a grand total of 19 cats placed this week! It is really nice to get a large groups of cats placed. I feel really positive about all the placements and wish all those cats the very best in their new barn homes.

Friday we also rented a cargo van and picked up broken bags of cat litter from Kim with Animal Allies of Texas who lives in Trenton. We were only a mile from her when we went to Dodd City (south of Bonham) with those cats. Now the garage is packed with free litter and my master bath shower is full of free food from IAMS! Now if we just had a new van, the world would be great.

Next week may also see a large number of cats placed….everyone keep their paws crossed.

I am finally able to pull in cats from my list from October! It has been a long, slow, cold winter. Things are picking up!

We sent out a fund raising letter and received enough donations to put $1,000 in a savings account for the new van. We have never had a savings account before. We also made enough money to pay the van insurance!
I also received an email from a group in Florida who wants to start doing some barn homing….GREAT! We now have 27 states with at least one group placing cats in barns plus listings in Great Britain and Canada. It is funny – someone made a check out to Barn Cat International one time…delusions of grandeur. HA HA!

Stay tuned for future updates.

It is looking like a great spring here in North Texas!