I have an opportunity to trap, neuter and return tomorrow morning. I must try to get the two little kittens that are prime ready to get pregnant - and I believe one has already given birth to a litter. They are sweet too, its going to be hard to let them go back out. I've named the girl cat that looks like a VanGogh painting, her colors are so vivid and colorful. Vanessa (its sort of like VanGogh!) She was around the past two days, but not this morning. I had to chase away the Raccoon family of five again this morning at this spot. Poor Sparkles and Limpy #2 have to gobble their food before they come along almost daily! The baby raccoons are nearly fearless. They will just sit there, you have to nudge them (with a stick) to get them moving.
I met a woman named Linda this morning on Second Street. She was watching me as I approached a house across from Paul's that I have been placing food down for the three new kittens I've discovered there. They have yet to discover across the street behind Paul's where I have the shelters and food. So this nice man allows me to place a few bowls of food on his covered porch for them. This woman was standing with her door open watching me approach. I didn't know what she thought of me, but after I placed the food down, I went over to her, and said hello! I introduced myself, told her I wasn't just feeding and allowing the cats to procreate, that I was actually trying to reduce the population of cats on her street by having them either rescued, or trap neuter returned. I told her they were God's creatures, and suffering enough, and asked her to watch over them. She agreed with each statement, and seemed like a very nice lady. She lives directly across from a 'speakeasy'? is that the term? People go there all hours of the night and buy booze, cigarettes, and other sordid sundries through the window of the house. I can imagine Linda sees all sorts of stuff, so it was nice that she could still be a kind-hearted person.
Here are a few pictures of Butters, who is still waiting for a new home!
"It is only possible to live happily-ever-after on a day-to-day basis."