Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Happy Wednesday! (my titles are getting lame)

Me and Niece Amy, way back when....
First off, the two cats I brought in for spay yesterday.  Esmeralda, the kitty that I rescued from Parsells, was not pregnant.  Not only was she not pregnant, but she was already spayed.  This sweet little loving girl had to have been someone's pet at one time.  But on this street, in this neighborhood, she did not belong.  She does have fur missing on various parts of her body, so hoping that grows back in.  She is disease free, so hoping she gets scooped up soon by a loving family.  Right now she is being fostered.  She is just a sweetheart.  The boy - Midnight, my niece's country cat, is a pain in the you know what.  A crier.  He hates being cooped up in the bathroom where he was a guest overnight, and is going home today, thank God, and he also has that very pungent urine smell that male cats have before they are neutered.  Hoping that goes away, QUICK.  My poor cats have been listening to the crying, and smelling the smell from the other side of the door for nearly 24 hours now.  They are good kitties to be so patient, but I had better not find them spraying anywhere because of it!  Cats are so territorial.

Another thing I thought about this morning as I did my rounds.  There is such a lack of compassion in these neighborhoods I go to.  There is some, but not a lot.  I waved to a woman who was standing at a bus stop, I even yelled good morning to her.  Nothing.  I will bet you a gazillion dollars that this woman does not like cats.  It was obvious what I was doing, sliding food under a fence for five very hungry cats that had gathered there waiting for me.  And even as I drove up to the light, next to the stop, she refused to look at me.  There are a lot of people like that.  Even if you are having a bad day, at least acknowledge someone who is reaching out to say good morning.  For all they know, I could be a very wealthy person that could change their life.  You just never know.

2nd & Pennsylvania - Skunk Central
There is another location on Pennsylvania and Second where a skunk has obviously sprayed INSIDE this shelter which is made of three huts, a pallet under, and a board with tarp covering it.  I have a rug thrown over the pallet for their little feet so they don't step into a groove while they are eating.  Well, I took out the rug to replace it thinking it might help with the overwhelming stench, and placed it in my car thinking I would wash it when I got home.  Well let me tell you, don't ever do it.  I regretted that I did not throw the thing away right there and then.  The smell was very hard to get rid of.  I replaced what I replaced the rug with then this morning with another rug, and threw out any remaining towels and rug right there at someone's trash.  Its garbage day.  I am sure these shelters will need to be replaced someday soon.  I don't think that smell will ever go away.  Wondering now if the skunk died in there?  Can't wait to open everything up and find out!  ha.

Another exciting morning.

Have a nice day.

“Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:

- I shall not fear anyone on Earth. 
- I shall fear only God. 
- I shall not bear ill will toward anyone. 
- I shall not submit to injustice from anyone. 
- I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.” 


  1. Who dat Pretty Cat Lady be?

  2. The "skunk off" recipe (you can find it online) of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and Dawn dish detergent would work on that-it really does work. If you spray it on very liberally soaking the porous surfaces, and wiping down the non-porous surfaces with solution, once it gets (stays) warm out, I think it might make the shelters keepable. Hope there isnt a dead skunk in there.