Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Pain in the Grass!

Good God.   Today was TNR Tuesday - it is SO hard to do two things at once.  I had to set traps, AND feed.  So I head out first thing at 4:15 to Third and Central, where there are several unaltered animals, to set the trap, and when I got out of the car, an all black, young kitty, starts to walk up to me.  I said 'this'll be easy'.  I always carry a carrier in the car, so I opened it, and went over to him, and place him in there. 

I then set the trap and drove off with Victim #1.  I then set a trap on Second St., behind Paul's house, as this is where there is a momma Calico and I ONCE saw two of her babies, both red, but never saw them again.  This is where Cloe the bitten kitten was rescued, and I believe the Cali is her mom.  I set the trap there, and went on to feed at the next spot down the street.  Went and checked on Third, no luck.  Went and fed at a another location, went and checked on Third, still nothing.  Went to check at Second, no luck.  In the meantime, time is getting away, and I keep in the back of my mind what time I have to be home so that I can prepare for the day.  Went to Third, picked up the trap, left food, and drove to Central and Fifth to set the trap there, where there is another Calico and a black and white Sylvester looking cat.  Drove off to feed at another location, check at Second, finally picked up the trap there and set food down, drove off, set the trap at Seventh where all those kittens are, and went back to check on Fifth but got nothin.  Are you following me so far?  :)

Finally, I got all my spots done on the Back Nine, and went to check on Seventh, and no such luck.  Placed food down for all the kitties there, and drove off in hopes to try once more on Baldwin, where there are two nice kitties unaltered, but I can't shove them into a trap, so was hoping they would take the bait of nice smelly tuna and go in by themselves.  Keep in mind, there are so many strays out there.  If I had THREE CARRIERS, I could have easily have had THREE cats to bring to the clinic today.  But no such luck.  They just weren't falling for it this morning.  Yet there are so many unaltered cats where I go.  I wish I had help before the fall, get them all spayed and neutered. 

In the meantime, The Princess in the bathroom will go in as a second spay today.  I appreciate all the advice from everyone, but after spending time with her, she is not as bad as I thought.  And I actually gave her two doses of Clavamox, and she really is sounding much better.  She will be fine.  I will ask the vet if she will prescribe more for me, and I will get her better, so that she is ready for a home.

IF anyone can foster, I am in desperate need to find Benson a place to go to.  His current foster needs to get rid of him for personal reasons.  Please consider.

So that's about it.  Pretty boring for you, but a pain in the grass for me.

Have a nice day.

Love the earth and sun and animals,
Despise riches, give alms to
everyone that asks,
Stand up for the stupid and crazy,
Devote your income and labor to others...
And your very flesh shall be a great poem.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry you didn't have much luck with the trapping. It's going to be a soggy mess the next couple days, too.

    Benson is so freakin cute! What a funny little face he has. I'm a sucker for the tuxedo cats. Hope you can get him a new foster soon!!!!