This Sunday I will be going out to the barn to check on Cedric and Prince. I've been advised that one week is certainly not enough, so I may take that into consideration when I go out there, even though I feel Prince is coming around. I think another week will do them much better. I've known this fact since I've done a few barn relocations, but it was usually in someone else's capable hands that took care of this, and knew what they were doing. These girls that own the barn aren't that familiar with relocating barn kitties, and are depending on my expertise. So, I think I have to make that tough decision for the kitties to keep them caged for another week. :( They are safe and warm, albeit a bit cramped, but they won't die from being caged.
This morning on Ferndale and Webster, where I relocated and rescued several cats, last one Luigi, I was confronted by the Puerto Rican man who lives on the corner, he was standing in his doorway when I got out of my car. Yes, I know, I was supposed to stop feeding there, and was going to until I realized that there are still cats there depending on the food - ones that I don't see. I AM going to.... I am. He gave me the nod - he doesn't speak much English - to go ahead, and I thanked him and poured the food and water down beside the tree next to his driveway. I really am going to try to STOP feeding there. One less stop for me in the morning, and I just have to pray these cats will find another food source. That crazy Marilee said she feeds at her house around the corner, but I doubt that. She's a fruitcake. It is hard to eliminate a spot. Right now I have maybe 15 locations where I feed cats. TWO are unprotected, there is no shelter. That being Ferndale and Webster, and Garson. Garson has four cats waiting for me each morning. I don't know what I will do when the real winter weather hits.
My friend Sheryl, the girl who has been tagging along with me on Sunday mornings on my route, came and got Rupert yesterday, to bring to her home for fostering. He is a BEAUTIFUL white, golden-eyed cat that I've had neutered and tested last week, and he is doing great. I need to promote him to find him a great home. Please pass the word!
That's it for today. I thank you for tuning into my life and reading about my travels into the hood each morning. Its cost me a lot, not only money, but also time, and for as long as I am able, I will continue to try to help these homeless animals, and do what I can for them. I hope you will also consider donating to me, and perhaps consider fostering one of these poor babies to get them off these streets and into a safe and warm home.
Have a GREAT weekend!