Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, June 17, 2017


A stray/feral cat is sleeping:

They're trying to nab or trap it, as the cat appears to be in not good shape. But this isn't around my area, so I don't know if they did.


deadstick said...

Had a tough time with a feral cat a couple of years back. Our Jack Russell woke me up with continuous angry barking, and I came downstairs to find him facing off with a cat curled up in the bottom of a bookcase. I made one wrong move by moving in to grab the dog; as soon as he saw me inside the danger zone he went for the cat, and a furball ensued. Then I compounded my error by trying to pull them apart, and lost some hide.

When I got back from the ER, our son had confined the dog and the cat was still in his defensive position; he'd called Animal Control, but the duty agent was 20 miles away and asleep, and took hours getting there. When she finally showed up with a net, the cat went all Tasmanian Devil and a lot of furniture was rearranged before he was finally in the box.

Meanwhile our own cat, the smartest party present, was hanging out next door.

Tod Germanica said...

We live near Dry Creek in Roseville, California, which is home for several colonies of feral and semi-feral cats. They come up from the creek to the neighborhoods eating unsecured pet food and hunting birds at bird feeders. Impoverished 'cat ladies' feed the colonies, most of which have been trapped, neutered, ear marked (right ear clipped-'feral freedom' cats) vaccinated and released. You should not feed feral cats unless you're prepared to trap the cats for (FREE!) neutering/vaccination by ASPCA. With petting, time and socialization (GOPers, don't be afraid of the word, it doesn't have anything to do with socialism) ferals can make good pets. I fed Yellowboy for months before I trapped him for treatment. He's now a pretty sweet boy, stopping eating several times every meal for a scratch, a rub and a purr. Some thumb wounds and a short amoxicillian course resulted from over vigorous burr removal so Yellowboy may never be 100% domesticated. But he's a pretty good friend if I don't forget he is still at least semi-wild.

w3ski said...

We just keep having them show up at the door. We have 3 previous Feral's now and just took in a 4th who we still have to fix. Now another kitty has shown up in the yard?
We love them all and try to take care of them but the time for a
"Have a Heart" trap has come.
The local Humane Society has a 'spay and neuter' discount program but we will still have to pay part of the cost.
I love all our cats and I enjoy having a full house the way it is. Can't walk without tripping on a cat. But enough is too many.