Sunday, October 14, 2018

Barn Cats 10/08/18 to 10/14/18


Blog 10/08/18 to 10/14/18


There will be NO BLOG in November. 
It will start back up in December.  See you then!

Relocations
Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:   Cats Everywhere
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan):  AGAIN – Rain, Rain, and More Rain!
OMG (Oh My God):  Feral Eye Problem -- UPDATE

Relocations:   I placed 8 this week. 
            2          Barn in Merit (Betsy, Smurf)
            6          Adoption Group (6 Kittens from LVAS)

Our Cats after Release: 
1.     Celeste:  Callie and Henrietta went to this barn.   Both are spotted regularly so all is good there.  When I went to pick up equipment I ALSO forgot the corner pins.  I got about 2 or 3 miles away when I realized that and returned to the property to get them.
2.     Argyle:  Kaylie, Tyler, and Christy went to this garage.  All three are still around and one was in the front yard the night before I was there.   ALL GOOD!  

Calls/Emails:   Cats Everywhere
I am continuing to get calls/emails to take in cats – BUT – very few calls to take cats.  Every cage in the cat rooms (18 cages) are full with none currently scheduled to go out.  I NEED BARNS!  I cannot take in any cats until some of those cages are emptied.  Having to turn people away.  I hate that but have no control over the barn calls.   SORRY! 

BMG:   AGAIN – Rain, Rain, and More Rain!
I am so tired of this.  I am continually damp around the edges.  Requests for cats are down and I think it is the unpredictable weather.  Then there is the MUD!   Have to be very carefully when going out.   Hope this ends soon.    

OMG:   Feral Eye Problem -- UPDATE
I put the cat Summer out in Terrell last week on Sunday.  On Friday evening the property owner noticed that she had a swollen eye.  When I spoke with her on Saturday, I had appointments set up to deliver cats so could not get her until Sunday for a vet appointment on Monday.  It is at least 1 ½ hours to this location.  So even if I had time on Saturday, I could not get there and get back before out vet closes at 1 pm.  There is the good news.  They got her into a carrier at to a vet in Wills Point.  The eye needs to be removed at it will be done on Monday.  I am reliever but sorry she is losing an eye.  There are truly GOOD BARN OWERNS!  THANKS!
UPDATE:  The surgery went well and Summer is doing great.  They are keeping her in a separate cage so she can get meds daily.  ALL GOOD! 
 
Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg                                                                    

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Barn Cats 10/01/18 to 10/07/18


Blog 10/01/18 to 10/07/18


There will be NO BLOG in November. 
It will start back up in December.  See you then!

Relocations
Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:   Donation to Wrong Organization
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan):  Cancelled Delivery
OMG (Oh My God):  Feral Eye Problem

Relocations:   I placed 17 this week. 
            4          Shed in Windom (Jade, Robby, Spidey, Shirley)
            4          Barn in Parker (Angel Dumpling, Cubby, Fonda Mae, Fraidy Cat)
            2          Barn in Colleyville (Tara, Tina)         
            4          Adoption Group (Grover, Gracie, Dubious, Pixel)
            3          Residence in Greenville (Fancy, Connie, Leo)

Our Cats after Release: 
1.     Pottsboro:  Bella, Lane, and Ramsey went to this barn.  They made an REAL MESS of the caging (not surprised because messy here at the house) but it made for an extreme clean up after 3 weeks.  BUT – all the cats are still around and there are no signs of rodents.
2.     Granbury:  Josephine, Black Jack, and Betsy went to this garage/workshop.  All 3 are still there and the property owners are happy!

Calls/Emails:   Donation to Wrong Organization
Just when you think you have heard everything – this call with emails comes through.  A person made a donation using PayPal from the BARN CAT website but wanted it to go to FERAL FRIENDS.  How do you make that mistake?  The websites are totally different.  Anyway, now she wants me to cut her a check and mail it to her.  YES – I will do that BUT I am deducting the charge that PayPal takes out because it was NOT MY MISTAKE!  Geez!

BMG:   Cancelled Delivery  
Whenever I speak to someone about putting cats on their property, I set up the schedule based on their availability and my schedule.  The last think I say is “If you need to reschedule, just call me…we can always work out something different”.  Well, this week I had 4 going out at 10 am the next morning when BY ACCIDENT, I checked email about 8 pm the night before.  It was then that I saw an email with a timestamp of 1:40 pm in my In Box.  It was from this person saying that the next morning would no longer work.  I called.  She did not answer and did not return my call.  I emailed her back – no response.  I think she changed her mind about the cats and just did not want to talk to me.  It is OK – but don’t leave me hanging.  There were other cats scheduled to come in on Friday to fill those empty cages that are now NOT EMPTY.  I had the truck packed and the paperwork done.  Now everything has to be unpacked and paperwork reshuffled.  BUMMER for those cats!

OMG:   Feral Eye Problem
I put the cat Summer out in Terrell last week on Sunday.  On Friday evening the property owner noticed that she had a swollen eye.  When I spoke with her on Saturday, I had appointments set up to deliver cats so could not get her until Sunday for a vet appointment on Monday.  It is at least 1 ½ hours to this location.  So even if I had time on Saturday, I could not get there and get back before out vet closes at 1 pm.  There is the good news.  They got her into a carrier at to a get in Wills Point.  The eye needs to be removed at it will be done on Monday.  I am reliever but sorry she is losing an eye.  There are truly GOOD BARN OWERNS!  THANKS!

Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg