Sunday, April 23, 2017



Blog 04/17/17 to 04/23/17

Seeking someone to take over Barn Cats, Inc.:  I would like to officially retire as Executive Director in 2018.  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

BARN CAT BASH – Sunday, June 4th
Bistecca in Highland Village, 5:30 pm
Reservations Required

Relocations
Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:  Kittens on a Ranch
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan:   Caging Issues
OMG (Oh My God):  Results!
WHAT:  Big Foot in Hurst

Relocations and In Take:   I placed 15 this week.    
3          Barn in Waxahachie (Dwight, Jack, Amber)
2          Garage in Sunnyvale (Wallace, Nelson)
1          Garage in McKinney (Rachel)
3          Adoption Group (Haslet, Lenny, Pepper)
4          Workshop in Celina (Blue, Nadia, Sushi, Taco)
2          Backyard in Hurst (Tom, Jerry)

Our Cats after Release:    
1.     Farmersville:  Tygger went to this garage.  He is roaming around and they have him on a baby cam.  GOOD THINKING!  Poop still being collected and food disappearing.
2.     Prosper:  Chutney went to this backyard to keep the rodents out of the outdoor kitchen.  She is going great and they love her.  She even gets along with the dog!


3.     Forney:  Tina Fey, Candy, and Stacy went to this barn.  Owner says they are doing a great job and all 3 have been spotted.
4.     Denton:  Cherry, Sheena, Prissy, and Kirssy went to this barn with two Great Pyrs to protect the cats and the goats.  All have been spotted on a game camera.
5.     Keller:  Windy and Toot went to this barn and are being friendly with the owner.  She is happy and so are we!
6.     Mansfield:  Stacey and Penny went to this barn and are doing great.  Both have been seen and the rodents are gone. 
7.     McKinney:  Kingston has worked his way into the house but is still KILLING STUFF in the yard and garage.  Looks like he is saying “Put me down, woman!”  


 8.     Sunnyvale:  Whitney, Chester Onyx, and Frank went to this garage.  I went over and moved them to a shed.  Unfortunately, Frank got out of the cage but food has been eaten each night so he is still around. 
9.     McKinney:  Skye went to this backyard.  The family loves her and she plays with their toddler.    

Calls/Emails:  Kittens on the Ranch
I was waiting for a barn owner to return from vacation before made an appointment to deliver cats.  BUT – thinking ahead – I have selected the cats and saved them for that relo.  She returned home to find KITTENS under a shed.  Now she is keeping the kittens instead of using out cats.  I am not upset about OUT CATS because there has already been another barn.  But, kittens are not safe on a farm/ranch.  The hawks carry them off in the daytime or the owls at night.  I got no response when I sent that info in a text.  I hope they make it but the odds are against them.  Sorry, kittens!

BMG:   Caging Issues 
Barn owners always watch as I set up the caging and I coach them to be careful when opening the door…so it gets closed well.  Unfortunately, a barn owner “missed that part” and was maintaining the cage by taking off a top section.  As you can imagine, one got out.  Geez! 

OMG:  Results!
It is an active rat/mouse year.  These pictures are from McKinney.  Kingston is doing his job for sure! 
 

 
What:  Big Foot in Hurst
Yes – you heard it right.  When putting the cats in the backyard in Hurst, the property owner has an 8 foot, metal BIG FOOT statue in her backyard.  LOVE IT!    


Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg

Sunday, April 16, 2017



Blog 04/10/17 to 04/16/17

Seeking someone to take over Barn Cats, Inc.:  I would like to officially retire as Executive Director in 2018.  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
Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:  The Power of Cat Poop
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan:   Sign Issues AGAIN!
OMG (Oh My God):  Louisiana Cats All Placed

Relocations and In Take:   I placed 14 this week.  Bad weather delayed some placements.   
3          Barn in Argyle (Shorty, Sampi, Jello)
2          Workshop/Barn in Lillian (Lil Cupcake, Agave)
3          Shed in Joshua (Victoria, Beau, Marcos)
4          Workshop in Ponder (Marty, Spooky, Isabella, Bruce)
2          Workshop in Double Oak (Cobbler, Pringle)

Our Cats after Release:    
1.     Forney:  Mr. Fluffy, Hannah, and Charlie went to this garage workshop.  They have a window to come and go and all have been spotted roaming the property.  GREAT!
2.     Tom Bean:  Kia, Sylvee, and Frank went to this garage.  Sylvee has become friendly with the wife and Frank with the husband.  Kia is being illusive but I will bed is still around.
3.     Hickory Creek:  Armani and Jordache went to a small apartment-like building behind the main house that is used for storage.  Both are still around and were seen the morning that I picked up the equipment.
4      Argyle:  Lillian and Jim went to this family barn but both took off.  It is a safe place and the folks nice…but…cat logic!   You never know.  I have offered the owner   additional cats and she is thinking about it. 
5.     Avalon:  Dora, Pinguino, and Archie went to this family barn.  They are seeing “signs” of them but have not spotted them.  Food is disappearing and rodents are less. 
6.     Barry:  Buttons, Ninja, Bitty, Bud, Charlie, Mister, and Missy went to this shed where the family runs their organic cattle business.  They raise the beef, slaughter it, and sell it at a local weekend market.  Business is booming!  Two cats are living behind a freezer and two are in the rafters.  The others have moved to a barn that is next door.  So – all is well in Barry.

Calls/Emails:  The Power of Cat Poop
Received a call from a guy building a home in Double Oak.  He is living in an RV while this project is being completed.  Well – the RATS are running up and down the walls and under the RV at night.  I took him 2 cats for the workshop and a whole lot of cat poop to thrown around the trailer.  I’ll bet that worked!   Remember the guy in Irving with the hoarder across the street?  His rats were gone before he released the cats at 2 weeks because I told him to spread around CAT POOP.  I just need to figure out a way to MARKET that!       

BMG:   Signs Issues AGAIN? 
State Hwy 121 is torn up north of Melissa toward Bonham.  So…There is an outter loop road that goes around all that off I-75.  Now that area is also being widenned but there are still signs out with road names.  The Collin County Outter Loop road is always marked off of I-75 – BUT NOT NOW GOING NORTH!   Of course I missed it, took the next exit 455, and turned around.  IT WAS MARKED GOING SOUTH!   BUMMER!   Here we go again!  

OMG:  Louisiana Cats All Placed
I took in 13 from Louisiana that were left over from the floods last year.  That was on Friday March 31st.  All have been placed now and all in good locations.  BEST OF LUCK, KITTIES!      

Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg