Friday, May 29, 2015

Holy Cow!

Cinnamon and Sugar

Above is a link to the news story from this morning - where I was interviewed!  But no video yet.   That I know of.

So the story goes like this:  I was driving to Second Street, where I feed behind Paul's house, but there was a police car blocking the street, so I got out and asked whats up, and to tell him what I do.  I couldn't get through.  Trouble down the street.  I could see a SWAT van but the cop said its a 'command' center.  He was really very very nice.  I told him I had another feeding station at the end of the street on Pennsylvania and he said it was only blocked at the other end.  I told him the kitties behind Paul's would be hungry today. I didn't really say that, but I thought it.   So I drove around the block and parked to feed at my two spots on Pennsylvania and Second.  I did my thing across the road behind a house, and then crossed the road to go to the abandoned boarded up house on the hill, and a woman rushed over to me, I didn't see it was a film crew, and she says 'do you live here?'  yea, right, I live here at this boarded up house.  I told her what I was doing there, and she asked if  they could interview me.  I did look horrendous (who doesn't at 4 am?), but I wanted to plug the cats.

Her:  Do you know those people across the street?  I told her I knew them, had conversations with them. Told her I knew just about everyone in this area because of what I do.

Her:  Does this crime surprise you? No.  Why?  There is a lot of crime and poverty here, and they go hand in hand.

Her:  Does it deter you from what you are doing, feeding the cats?   I don't just feed them, I also shelter them, and get them spayed and neutered.  There is a real problem with homeless cats and I try to do my part around here to help that.  No, I am fearless and determined to reduce their population by Trap Neuter Return.

She took my hand and said God bless you for what you are doing (off camera).


Here is one video - there were two shown on TV this morning, but I wasn't in this one:

That was the highlight of my day.  I raced off to finish up my route.

Have a good day!

"Poverty is the mother of crime."


  1. Holy Cow is right. Nice publicity for the plight of the homeless and feral kitties, scare the bee-jeezus out of me lady! I'd be wearing double Depends! Please stay safe out there. -carol

  2. Something like this happening should scare the pants off of you. It probably happened hours before you were there. The kitties will be fine for one day, that poor man was alive yesterday. You should get a pistol and a permit. Hope your guardian angel is watching over you!

  3. Wow that is some Friday morning excitement!

  4. I agree Janine - at least ALWAYS have someone with you. I'm glad to hear Kings is riding along.

  5. Everyday is an adventure for you, whether you're looking for one, or not! Has Crazy Marilee been leaving the food alone? Wouldn't she flip her lid if you showed up in a turban or something! Hahahhaha! (I'm totally kidding of course. Don't mess with crazy people.) Stay safe!

  6. I work with mentally ill people and you cannot always reason with them the way we think. Always expect the unexpected. Stay safe!