Sunday, July 29, 2018

Blog 07/23/18 to 07/29/18

Seeking someone to take over Barn Cats, Inc.:  I would like to officially retire as Executive Director in 2019.  If interested call or email Barn Cats…972-315-2875

Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:   “Not Leave Food – Eat Rodents” – NO!
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan):  Other Group – Not Professional
OMG (Oh My God):  All Night Screamer  

Relocations:   I placed 7 this week.  Having to be really careful due to extreme heat and no rain.                  
3          Workshop in Allen (Topaz, Zena, Sophie)
2          Barn in Rowlett (Annika, Monty)
2          Workshop in Paradise (Senor, Big Daddy)

Our Cats after Release: 
1.     Rowlett:  Placed Tuxie, Roxie, and Skylar at this horse boarding facility.  Two are still on property but have moved to the hay barn – more rodents there, I guess.  The good news is that they took two more…Annika and Monty.     
2.     Celina:  Meredith and Fred went to this workshop.  Fred may have taken off but Meredith is still around and doing well.   
3.     Paradise:  Ms. Gray, Cray, and Tinker went to this workshop attached to their home.  The husband has seen Ms. Gray and Tinker – so that is good.  Now the rodents have moved into the house probably to get away from the cats, so they took two friendly cats (Senor and Big Daddy) to live on their front porch.  Should work out well for them – but not for the rodents!
4.     Pilot Point:  Licorice and KitKat went to this workshop.  Both have been seen and are moving back and forth from this location and a neighbor’s house…OKAY!   Best of all the rodent droppings are gone at the workshop.  Good Job, guys! 

Calls/Emails:   “Not Leave Food – Eat Rodents” – NO!
Got a call from a lady that wanted cats for family property in the Tyler area.  That is outside our service area so I was “off the hood” anyway.  BUT – she is not going to leave out food for them – “There are plenty of rodents and squirrels”.  DUH – NO!  Also, she only goes there about every other month…NO!  Lots of red flags here for sure.  Not getting our cats! 
BMG:   Other Group – Not Professional
The BLOG on 7/2/18 to 7/08/18 has the following entry: 
Stables Near Dallas
I put two cats in this horse boarding stable 6 or 8 months ago.  WELL – THEY ARE NOW IN THEIR HOUSE!   HA HA!  I train them to do that.  BUT – when the owner called wanting more cats for the barn, I recommended she contact that group in the area that is doing barning.  She got 2 cats from them several months ago but they did not stay around.  However, their EQUIPMENT IS STILL THERE – they never picked it up.  WHAT?  That is rude and not respectful of that barn owner’s property.  Rescuers can be un-thinking sometimes! 
This week I went to retrieve our equipment (always at the 3 week point based on schedules) and GRESS WHAT?  That group has STILL NOT PICKED UP THEIR CAGING!   It is several months now.  This is so unprofessional!  DON’T LEAVE YOUR STUFF IN THEIR WAY!  DON’T YOU NEED IT?  I guess not.  I have an email from that organization – so guess I will have to try and help get this going.   

OMG:  All Night Screamer 
This is a continuing problem because I live here.  Sometimes I get a cat that screams all night.  Usually turning on the light in the cat room stops the screaming…but not this time.  I thought Senor was the problem – NO!  Then I thought Thomas was the problem – NO!  Not I moved Morgan into the family room and he is screaming…this may be the one.  We shall see tonight!

Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg                                                        

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Blog 07/16/18 to 07/22/18

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

Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:   “We would watch her get pregnant…”
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan):  Barn Delays
OMG (Oh My God):  Burleson:  Husband is a Veterinarian
Tess:  RIP  

Relocations:   I placed 6 this week.  Having to be really careful due to extreme heat and no rain.    

       3          Garage in Burleson (Cammy, Sigmund, Ronny) 
       3          Barn in McKinney (Simba, Fannie, Sherman)

Our Cats after Release: 
1.     Plano:  Placed Sonny with this family several years ago.  They were moving and needed our caging to move Sonny.  He is doing great and hanging out in the garage.   
2.     Merit:  Duncan, Fable, and Melissa went to this barn/workshop.  Fable are seen regularly by the family and Duncan has MOVED INTO THE HOUSE!  GOOD JOB!    

Calls/Emails:   “We would watch her get pregnant…”
Yes – someone actually said that this week.  A female cat was in their backyard and they (several times) watched her impregnated by a tom cat.  Now (of course) they want someone to come get mom, dad and kittens.   Sorry – that is not our job.  We do not do trapping or have volunteers that do trapping.  
BMG:   Barn Delays
Here in Dallas we are having 110 degree days.  I have stopped putting out any cats until this has passed…probably another week, I hope.  Cats are piling up (5 in my family room and 15 in the cat rooms) but cannot do anything right now.  I hate the middle of summer and the middle of winter.  Relocations stop and we just wait.  Better to wait than worry!

OMG:  Burleson:  Husband is a Veterinarian 
I worry about every cat I put out especially when the weather is extremely hot or excessively cold.  I put these cats out in a garage with a big fan and good air flow – AND – the husband is a vet!   ALL GOOD! 

Tess:  RIP
My Tess (age 19) passed away on Friday, 7/20/2018 at about 4:35 pm.  She had many health issues at the end.  I am sad but it was the best for her.  She came to me in 1999 from a friend who has rent houses in Dallas.  She was found at one of those homes with a bunch of kittens.  When she and her husband were trying to figure out what to do, a guy came from across the street and said “Hey – I was going to feed them to my pit bulls”  With that the husband got in his face and the wife starting throwing mom and kittens into their vehicle.  I got them all the next weekend at an Adopt-A-Pet.  The kittens got adopted quickly but mom only liked me.  Well that worked out fine for her.  She is now in a better place and is feeling much better.  Tess:  RIP – you will be missed!  We all loved you!  

Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg