Blog 04/21/14 to 04/27/14
Barn Cat Bash, June 1st
Bistecca (formerly Grotto) in Highland Village
Reservations Required (email@example.com)
See list below – updated weekly on auction items!
Relocations and In Take
Our Cats after Release
Bad Calls/Emails: Problems in Other State
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan): Pet Peeve – No Phone Mail Box
OMG (Oh My God): Update on the Permanent Cat Room Cats
Barn Cat Bash Auction Update: Yard Art
Relocations and In Take: Placed 17 this week with intake at 4.
1 Barn in Bartonville (Harley)
4 Barn in Whitewright (Leo, Little Kitty, Thomas, Merdinha (alias: Mandy))
6 Barn in Pilot Point (Scruffy, Dennis, Duncan, Derrick, Dickey, Donny)
1 Backyard in Prosper (Hera)
1 Garage/Workshop in Denison (Bella)
4 Bonham Rescue
I put Little Kitty and Leo in the same triple cage in Whitewright. She immediately got into his carrier and started licking on his head. MAJOR CUTE!
Our Cats after Release: Picked up equipment in 4 locations this week.
1. Sherman: Arial and Tiger are both at this barn. Tiger is working out great but Arial is being “nasty” to his dogs. BUT – both are doing well.
2. Grand Prairie: 3 from a school and 4 from Tyler went to this riding stable. I did not get to see any of them and the manager was not home when I went to get equipment. One for sure has gone to a neighbor’s house…maybe the food is better there!
3. Bartonville: Put Cookie, Sheba, and Piper went to this barn with 4 donkeys. Cookie and one of the other two (both black – hard to tell) are still around and making themselves know on the property.
4. Denison: Nala and Boots were put in this garage workshop. Unfortunately, they have not been seen since Easter when many relatives were on the property and some brought their dogs! But maybe they will reappear soon. It has only been a week. The property owner was going out each evening and singing to them!
Bad Calls/EMAILS: Problems in Other States
I try and help anyone that calls/emails even if it is in a state besides Texas….and even outside of North Texas which is our territory. We cover 37 North Texas counties with in a 2-hour travel time around Dallas/Fort Worth. I give them “general” information (how to find other organizations in their area) and since the end of 2013 I forward any emails I have received from folks outside of Texas. With our Texas Country Reporter and American Heartland productions on us, I get requests from all over. If you need cats for your barn, I look for folks in the same state that are trying to place cats and then get them in contact with each other. If you need to place some cats, I send requests from barn owners. I hope it is working out – I usually do not received any follow-up communications.
BMG: Pet Peeve: No Phone Mail Box
People: If you do not have a phone mail box then you should NOT be leaving messages in other folks’ boxes. That puts the task on me to try to get hold of you with multiple phone calls. After 2 calls, I give up. You ask for help then do not give me a vehicle to get hold of you. AND you are probably saying “OOOH Poor Me: No one returns my calls. No one cares about these cats!” Well, I care but you are not making it possible. SORRY! Move into the 20th century – not even the 21st century! Geez!
OMG: Update on the Cat Room Cats
Older cats just stay with us. At least they are not out in the cold or extreme heat and certainly not chased by coyotes or whatever! Currently Bunny, Valentina, Tess, Tinker (Queen of the Cat Room), Rambo and Mango are loose in the Cat Rooms. Below is a picture of 3 of them sleeping together – so cute!
Valentina, Tess, and Bunny
Barn Cat Bash Auction: Yard Art
Our auctions are pretty much famous for our yard art. We get it in Whitesboro, Pilot Point, and Granbury. We have numerous pieces on this auction – giant flamingo, dog, cat, wine sign, Texas sign, giant grasshopper, cat in flip flops, etc. They are made from old car parts. I will have pictures for your later....cannot get them to transfer from my phone today...??? Magic and mirrors!
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