Blog 01/04/16 to 01/09/16
Our Cats after Release
Bad Calls/Emails: Corsicana Cats UPDATE
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan): “Reply All”
OMG (Oh My God): Dead Cats in the Road
Relocations and In Take: We had 5 placements this week.
2 Barn in Rockwall County (Candy Cane, Jingle Belle)
1 Warehouse in Farmers Branch (Hercules)
2 Garage in Arlington (Toulouse, Rogue)
All our cats going out these cold days/nights are getting winter hidey boxes, rugs, blankets to cover the cages, and either a heater or a heat lamp.
Our Cats after Release:
1. Wichita Falls: Sent Rose to Wichita Falls with all the equipment to be a “friend” for Mittens. Received a text from Eddie that Rose and Mittens are now fast friends. This is a brick shed with windows and a heater! I thought Rose would be a good match with Mittens….glad it worked out!
2. Red Oak: Martha and Lazarus were placed here in an insulated barn with a donkey. Unfortunately they have not been seen since the release a week ago. Sometimes they come back and I hope that is the situation here.
3. Copper Canyon: Topper and Lucy went to this barn that is just next to the family home. Both are hanging out but I did not get to see them.
Bad Calls/EMAILS: Corsicana Cats UPDATE
All 9 have checked out free of leukemia and aids, been spayed/neutered, and had their shots. In the whole bunch only 2 were female. Now I am evaluating them for degree of friendliness. 3 or 4 are going next Monday to an adoption group – YEAH! Hope to get more place for adoption in the upcoming weeks. Several have a diarrhea which we will address this next week.
BMG: “Reply All”
I get maybe 50 emails a day. Then there is something going on like a hoarder house, people begin to email EVERYBODY THEY CAN to see who can help. Then those 60 people “Reply All” and the irritation begins. You then lose track of what and when is needed. You cannot tell what is going on or exactly what is still needed. This does just does not work. I fell into one of these messes this week. Some people thing if they answer the email, they are “helping” with the problem when they are just making it worse. Well – NO MORE for me! If you want Barn Cats to help out, then put one person to contact us so it is not confusing.
OMG: Dead Cats in the Road
I went to pick up equipment on Sunday. I saw many dead cats in the roadways over the 3 counties that I covered. THAT MEANS: They are in heat. Look out – many kittens will be around in a couple of months. At various times I see dead coyotes, dead raccoons, dead possums, etc – when I see this along several road, then they are in heat and just “running”. Guess when the hormones start rushing through their systems, they forget to look for passing traffic.
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