Sunday, October 30, 2016

Blog 10/24/16 to 10/30/16

Fall Barn Cat Bash – Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 - 3 pm
Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:  Bad Smell
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan:  Declawed Cat
OMG (Oh My God):  Waco National Mammoth Monument   

Relocations and In Take:   We placed 11 this week.     
1          Backyard in Rockwall (Mama)
2          Front Porch in Greenville (Pixie, Dixie)
1          Barn in Bartonville (Rover)
2          Barn in Ponder (Honey, Salina)
2          Back Porch in Duncanville (Lightening, Thunder)
3          Barn in Fort Worth (Paxton, Jewel, Pritti)

Our Cats after Release: 
1.     Waco:  Socks, Cinnabun, and Irving went to a workshop across the driveway from the main house.  All three have been spotted.  The family is keeping a litter box and it had been used when I picked up equipment. 
2.     Italy:  Sam, Benny, and Outlander went to this workshop/garage in Italy.  I did not see them but food is disappearing from the feeders.  Good Luck, Boys!   
3.     Duncanville:  Chip, Pistachio, and Cherry are doing great in Duncanville.  They have new beds and hidey boxes in this workshop.  They can come and go via a window and all three are making themselves know to the family. 
4.     Keller:  Popcorn, Peanut, and Molly went to this scenic property in Keller.  All have been spotted and they should do very well there.  The family just purchased this property and it came with LLAMAS!  YEAH! 

5.     Copper Canyon:  Grayson and Riley and going great…but…they do not seem to get along with the other cat I put there….Godzilla.  BUT – they have worked out “territory” and should do well with this family. 
6.     Royce City:  Cricket sent to this workshop/storage location with Heidi and Nigel.  Nigel has worked his way into the house and is now sleeping on the back of the family sofa!  WAY TO GO NIGEL!  Cricket had a scratched eye and needed medication for about a week and a half.  I returned her last week. 

Calls/Emails:  Bad Smell
In 15 years, I have placed over 6,000 cats in the 37 North Texas counties and 5 Southern Oklahoma counties that we service.  This week a barn owner called where I have put cats a week before.  He said that the cats were “smelling up the barn” and he did not know what to do.  Would they poop outside after release or in a stall in the barn?  Don’t know…it is up to each cat.  We do not know if he is hyper-sensitive to that smell or what.  AT ANY RATE, I will pick up the cats and put them somewhere else if that is what he wants.  There is no right or wrong answer here.  What is right is what works for that family.  Something new each and every week!      

BMG:   Declawed Cat
I received a call from a person that took a cat from a breeder closing down in another state.  She took the declawed can but now has determined that it is feral.  She wanted Barn Cats to take this cat.  NO – a declawed cat cannot protect itself from predators in a barn environment.  What are you thinking?  OOPS – you made a mistake but I cannot help you with this one.  Bet that breeder know it was feral and declawed it so she could breed it without getting hurt.  BUMMER for the cat!   

OMG:  Waco National Mammoth Monument
Three weeks ago when I took cats to Waco, I passed this area.  This week when I picked up equipment I stopped for the tour.  Well – I did not know there ever were mammoths in Texas BUT – they were not Woolly Mammoths but Columbian Mammoths.  Who knew!  The Woolly Mammoths were only as far south as Kansas.  Ours do not have all that body hair – just a little on their backs and heads as protection from the sun.  They are the biggest mammoths at 14 feet tall at the shoulders.  This property was a dairy farm when the bones were discovered.  Now it is a National Park!   Here are the pictures…

Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.          Peg

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Blog 10/17/16 to 10/23/16

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

Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:  Hilltown in Denton County -- Update
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan:  Glass Installers Allergic to Cats
OMG (Oh My God):  Longhorn Baby – AHHHHH!      

Relocations and In Take:   We placed 17 this week.     
1          Backyard in Flower Mound Freddie)
5          Adoption Group (Mallory, Missy, Millie, Allie, Milo)
1          Garage in Celeste (Buddy)
3          Barn in Oak Point (Zora, Chip, Eliza)
2          Garage in Burleson (Twix, Snickers)
2          Back Porch in Santo (2 from White Settlement)
1          Backyard in Shady Shores (John)
2          Garage in Ovilla (Ernestine, Elaine)

Our Cats after Release:  Picked up a boatload of equipment this week!
1.     Allen:  Rover went to a garage in Allen – BUT – he was afraid of the toddler in the household and would not come out.  He was returned to Barn Cats.   
2.     Bridgeport:  Sherbet, Mocha, and Peanut whet to this front porch in Bridgeport.  All are spotter regularly and are staying mostly under a shed just off the porch. 
3.     Anna:  Greta went to this barn to be a friend for Charlie.  She has not been seen but Charlie seems much more calm…not meowing, etc.  SO – seems like it worked out. 
4.     Justin:  I placed 7 in this barn in Justin.  They all came from the same yard in Hickory Creek.  The food is disappearing so “assume” all is good. 
5.     Dallas:  Squee and Louise went to this backyard in Dallas.  Both are hanging out in the garage even though the property owner made them a cool feral house.  BUT – I’ll bet they use it in the winter. 

Calls/Emails:  Hilltown in Denton County (update)
The mom and 2 babies I took on have now gone to an adoption group with all their medications for ringworm, eye infection, and slight “colds”.  They are Mallory (the mom) and Missy and Millie (the babies).  They will all three make good indoor pets someday.    

BMG:   Glass Installers Allergic to Cats
I had my handyman, Abe, rip out a tub and put in a walk-in shower.  Now I need glass doors.  He recommended I contact Bedford Glass, so I did.  Someone came to measure but when they called with the estimate, I was told both their installers are allergic to cats so they cannot do the job.  WHAT NEXT?  It is not like cats are some “exotic” pets!  REALLY – both installers?  You would think in all of Dallas/Fort Worth they could hire at least one that is NOT allergic to cats.  Well, the business goes to Kelley’s Glass in Irving – SO THERE, Bedford Glass! 

OMG:  Longhorn Baby – AHHHHH!
Any baby is cute.  But take a look at this one week old baby longhorn from Oak Point. 

Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.          Peg