Sunday, June 18, 2017



Blog 06/12/17 to 06/18/17

Seeking someone to take over Barn Cats, Inc.:  I would like to officially retire as Executive Director in 2019.  I can retain the fundraising pieces but would like to stop the relocations, equipment pickups, phone calls, and emails…the day-to-day stuff.  I will be available for consultation…  If interested call or email Barn Cats…972-315-2875 info@barncats.org

NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY 2017 – THURSDAY, Sept. 14th

Relocations
Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:  Grandview Mess
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan:  Toll Ramp – What?
OMG (Oh My God):  Buddhist Temple in Keller  

Relocations and In Take:   I placed 16 this week. 
2          Workshop in Haslet (Candy, Sadie)
4          Patio in Duncanville (Tommy, Sammy, Sara, Martha)
4          Barn in Fort Worth (Paradise, Holiday, Serenity, Argo)
2          Adoption Group (Rosabella, Nigel)
3          Workshop in Melissa (Leigh, Kara, Sadie)
1          Room Off Garage (Katrina)

This is at the Fort Worth Barn.  One of the local “residents” was checking out the cats!
 
  
Our Cats after Release:    
1.     Lucas:  Siam, Samantha, and Sonny went to this barn/shed in Lucas.  All have been spotted on the property and I even saw Siam.
2.     Keller:  Sherbet, Sherman, and Manny went to this backyard with a chicken coop.  The young daughter has tamed two of them and is now a “cat whisper”.  Way to go!
3.     Dallas:  Lucky went to this backyard and is doing great with the family.


4.     Sanger/Krum:  Helen, Jasper, and Yuri went to this barn behind the main house.  All are doing great – take a look:
     


Calls/Emails:  Grandview Mess
Got a call from the daughter of an elderly guy in Grandview.  When I told her we don’t pick up and they have to be spayed/neutered, she went off “They are just barn cats!”  Yes they are barn cats but we are moving them and cannot “move” problems and/or diseases.  Next – SHE HUNG UP ON ME.  Moral:  Don’t let elderly parents cause problem for you later when they need assistance.  Get those areas taken care of before it becomes an emergency.     

BMG:   Toll Ramp – What?
I-35E has been there for eons but the Sam Rayburn T ollway is newer.  There has never been a direct ramp to I-35E from the Rayburn.  One has just been completed after many, many months of work.  NOW THERE IS A TOLL TO USE THE RAMP – Geez – anyway to take our money!!!!!

OMG:  Buddhist Temple in Keller
I saw the top of the tower when I took cats to Keller 3 weeks ago.  I remembered this so went to see it when I picked up the equipment this week.  Who knew – Buddhists in Keller!     

   
 Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg

Sunday, June 11, 2017



Blog 06/05/17 to 06/11/17

Seeking someone to take over Barn Cats, Inc.:  I would like to officially retire as Executive Director in 2019.  I can retain the fundraising pieces but would like to stop the relocations, equipment pickups, phone calls, and emails…the day-to-day stuff.  I will be available for consultation…  If interested call or email Barn Cats…972-315-2875 info@barncats.org

Relocations
May Closeout
Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:  GET A MESSAGE BOX ON YOUR PHONE! 
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan:  Back-Only Declawed Cat   
OMG (Oh My God):  Truck on I-30 in the Rain

Relocations and In Take:   I placed 9 this week. 
3          Workshop in Flower Mound (Sid, Cy, Dreamer)
3          Barn in Longview (Jimmy, Jamie, Jerry)
3          Barn in Sunnyvale (Bandit, Coco, Misty)

May Closeout:  Placed 89 cats in May in 11 North Texas counties.  BEST MAY EVER in our 15-year history!      
                        Collin            Denton            Grayson          Tarrant
Cook             Ellis                   Hunt
Dallas            Fannin             Johnson

Our Cats after Release:    
1.     Morgan Mill:  Equipment was returned to Lewisville this week.  Gary, Bryan, and Paul were placed here in a workshop.  Gary and Bryan are staying in the workshop area but Paul has moved to the barn which is next door to the workshop.  GOOD NEWS!
2.     Collinsville:  Tabitha when to live in the office area of the children’s camp.  Marta and Samoa went to the workshop and Blackie and Wally went to the barn.  All are still around and seen daily. 
3.     Canton:  Chimmy, Big Daddy, and Meanie went to this workshop in Canton.  Meanie is living under one of the houses and Chimmy is “everywhere” (running the property and riding on the tracker with the ranch manager).  Big Daddy is staying mostly in the workshop. 
4.     Alvarado:  Rex and Mister went to this warehouse.  They are friendly cats so I saw both.  Rex is the tabby and Mister is gray. 


    
Calls/Emails:  GET A MESSAGE BOX ON YOUR PHONE! 
Here we go again – If you don’t have a message box on your phone then DON’T LEAVE ME A MESSAGE.  That puts the responsibility on me to try and reach you.  If you don’t have a message box then don’t use anyone else’s box – RUDE!   

BMG:   Back-Only Declawed Cat
Took some cats into East Texas this week.  The property owner said a friend from work had given her a cat.  She brought it home to discover that is was BACK-ONLY DECLAWED!  WHAT?  Who would do that and why?  Also – must have been done by a veterinarian – GEEZ!    

OMG:  Truck on I-30 in the Rain
ON MY GOD!  I was in line to change from I-30 to 635 when this 18-wheeler FORCED his way in to the line.   …and it was raining!  OUCH!    



Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg