Monday, June 15, 2015


My Flowers
It takes just one individual to make me wonder why I do what I do every single day of my life.  Is it all worth it.  I was feeling very discouraged before I began my daily journey this morning.  I have had more run ins with this lunatic Mary that lives on the street over from the corner of Ferndale and Webster, the woman that comes along after I leave there in the morning and throws the food away that I place under a little wooden shelter I have made there.  Every single day.  The cats get to eat for about half an hour until this certified paranoid schizophrenic woman comes along.  She also considers all these cats hers, including most likely Frisco, who nearly died from the chicken bone lodged in the roof of his mouth.  She believes its cruelty to get these cats fixed too.  She is delusional, talks gibberish during the conversations you try to have with her.  And she is very angry.  Unlike Lisa on Parsells, Mary - or Marilee, I am not sure which, is a very angry psychotic but I don't believe she would do any harm to me physically.  I am not quite sure how to handle this situation, but its very discouraging because I know there are many many cats on this corner, and most need spaying and neutering.

We've had so much rain lately - this morning you could wring yourself like a sponge.  So much for the hair.  I am golfing today with a group from work - a tournament sponsored by an association with the hospital.  It will be nice to be away from the office, but the work will be double when I return tomorrow.

The great news is that Frisco/Purrty was adopted yesterday.  The same family that took in Webster (from Webster/Ferndale) who was rescued on a freezing cold fall morning, and Tigger, from Garson, who desperately needed to get off the street that following spring last year.  I am so grateful to Toni.  She decided she needed a red cat in her mix.  I can't wait to get the update from her. 

There are other cats I've been wanting to rescue, but two of them have disappeared.  I am so sad about this.  Both are George and Sawyer look-a-likes.  I pray they are both safe and taken care of.

Well, that's it for me today. As I said, I am very discouraged by this situation with this crazy person.  She is hindering my mission to get these cats fixed. Not to mention she is throwing away food that these starving cats need.  They go another 23 hours each day without food until I come back in the morning and they can quickly gobble some food into their bellies.  Its just so discouraging to me.

Have a good day all.

"If there is light in the soul, There will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, There will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, There will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation,
There will be peace in the world."


  1. gosh Janine, it think it is more and more evident, you will have to have another person with you in the mornings ...they could at least take watch at the most troublesome spots while you continue your round, after al,l you have a job to get to, or risk losing that job whilst dealing with loony "s is there no one sympathetic to this that will help you ?

  2. Hi Janine - it would be a pain for you, but could you move that feeding spot where Marliee is to another location? Maybe then you wouldn't have to deal with her so often. Tracy

  3. I finally met this Marilee. Certifiable, for sure. Not sure there's any good resolution. There are't any other places to move the site. I saw four more different cats just behind the spot as we confronted the lunatic at the entrance to her street.
    For kicks,
    Take a look at where you were 5 years ago on this day...