March 27th 2012 9:40 am
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I saw Lacey's Diary Entry today and wrote a comment on it. Once I wrote it I thought, I have heard this same thing happening here, before.
It is a shame that someone who has an issue can not keep their uninformed opinion under wraps. Put those e mails in their back pocket and just sit on them.
Comment on the Diary is good for all. I believe tact is needed by everyone not just here but anywhere.
And yes, I am stating my opinion but please note, that it is in general. Not directed at any one individual.
I have received this pawmail on the subject: From Lacey
Annie sweetheart, I think you have it a little wrong. the person that did this to my mom isn't on Catster, she's on a completely different forum and she's a complete stranger. Mom didn't even know she was on that forum until she started to bad mouth publicly on there about our website. Don't worry anyway, mom never responded to her and doesn't care to. Mom wants peace and to just get on with helping kitties and that person is a waste of mom's very little energy. so it'll be okay.
Oh I'm glad that this was a non Catster purrrson. But my message still applies. I have received messages from a few Furs in just the last few months that, have had Catster's do this very thing. I don't get in the middle. I'm a sidelines type of gal. You know that old saying="Let sleeping Fleas lay". So now, I will.+++++++++++
My entry today: Tuesday
If they have a bad day to, go and vent in the closet like us kitties. If they are afraid of closed spaces then go, to the grocery store and buy a big bag of cheese puffs. Go share them with the squirrels. Tell them, your problems.
If you have an opinion learn to be diplomatic. If you don't agree with the way someone is doing things then, keep your opinion to yourself or go elsewhere.
We are all here for the same reason. For the fun, not the ridicule.
So grow up and for cry'in out loud.
Put a smile on that sour face and walk down the street and see how many smiles you get back. Another words enjoy life and keep the negative comments to yourself.
Smiles remember Smiles. Negative behavior not welcomed.
March 26th 2012 2:55 pm
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I have been trying to find a home for a kitty I have seen in a shelter. The place does not keep them long. I'm not asking for anyone to adopt but if interested I will sure fill you in.
This cat is an adult (2to3 yrs)female. Looks like it has Snowshoe background. Very vocal like Snowshoe's are noted for. She has beautiful blue eyes and colors in the face of a Snowshoe. Her front leg that has been broken or deformed at birth. From what I have observed, I don't think she was born that way. She does OK when she walks but seems like she has not mastered the technique for turning and laying down. I would think if she was born that why, there would be very little problem with her movements at her age.
She is very healthy looking, nice fur, no scars, no fight marks. I believe she was abandoned or thrown out because she may have issues the people did not want to contend with anymore. She was classified as a stray. I don't think for long. No one has put out a missing report on her.
The pound said they took her to a vet. The vet told them it looks OK but, may want to remove in the future. The paw works and she moves it when she is making bread. Appears normal until she stands and can't place in in a downward position. She acts as if there is nothing wrong with it. The leg is not bendable at the elbow. This fact makes me think that she injured it and without treatment and it healed that way. She seems to have good hygiene habits as her fur is beautiful and clean all over.
I am so much against amputation when a limb looks good it have good nerve reaction and efficient blood supply.
Why would a vet say this will have to be removed?? There is no discomfort, no tumors, or no apparent cause for amputation.
Do you know anyone with a cat unable to use a front leg and is there things that should be done as a special needs besides litter box, and stairs for climbing.
Snowshoes are said to not be left alone, Why?? What do they do?? Crew? Spray? Howl?
Since she is use to a cage should she be placed in a cage when you leave.
What about Vacations and boarding?? If upset if left alone.
Well as you can read from this I am concerned for her welfare and if all comes to pass and she's not adopted I guess I'm the final one. Since I have never dealt with a 3 legged, Snowshoe I am asking for you guys to give me some pointers.
March 20th 2012 5:28 pm
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Today Girl Human went shopping for our newest member to be joining us here at Calico Junction.
Ollie is his name.
He has had a hard time and now he is coming to the Junction.
He is our first and only dog.
Male Human has had issues with getting a dog. One day it's yes next day it's no.
Well now it is yes, yes, yes.
He has not had a dog since he was a child. He has never had a dog like a Poodle. He has this vision of a Girl dog, foo foo and pink dresses. He has no idea what a wonderful and smart dog they are.
Girl Human has always wanted a Standard Poodle. Over 30 years ago she had a miniature poodle and he was such a wonderful dog.
She reflects back to when she got him. She had the same feeling. I don't want any poodle they are nothing but a foo foo dog.. Well he was the best dog she ever had.
Ollie is a small Standard and has been in Foster Care for a while. His problem is, he's blind. He was thrown out to fend for himself and Animal Control got him and took him in. He had Lyme Disease and a lot of bad teeth. His hair was so matted over his face it was amazing he was able to eat and survive on his own.
After a long recovery he is going to have a forever home here with us.
We will not like it at first but in time we will all be the best of furrends I'm sure.
So Ollie will be here Saturday if all goes well. More to come soon.
March 13th 2012 7:39 pm
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I turned on Catster today and "OH NO" another notice. March 14th Catster is going to do it again. "A new design". I sure hope it's better then Facebook. You have to be a kitty on Prozac for that new look. I'm not taking Prozac!!!!!!OMG,OMG,OMG!!!!!
Hang on Catster's, here we go again. If you don't see me for a while it's because my paws are all thumbs or they put me in the kitty nut house.
What is a Catster kitty to do??????
March 12th 2012 7:19 pm
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Caboodle Ranch is in the news everywhere. There are so many different opinions on the subject.
First, I must say my heart goes out to Mr. Grant, the workers and volunteers. The pain they are all feeling now is just so beyond belief.
No matter what has happened, no one should have a gun held to their head, unless they are armed and dangerous. Your home totally destroyed and your life along with it???? Without a trial???? This has been done by a long list of so called concerned organizations,law enforcement and judges?? They claim to be protecting the welfare of animals???
Can you imagine the terror inflicted by this mass army of
"do good-ers"?? A big horde storming in and terrorizing the population?? This is, protectors of animal welfare???? My heart goes out to all those scared helpless cats. The fear they must be enduring now, has got to be overwhelming.
This man has already been found guilty with, no court, no lawyer, no say. Guilty as charged as soon as they invaded the Ranch. Before a trial??? Charges stemming from evidence not yet determined usable, in a court of law. What justice is this???
Why would any respectful group want to destroy newspaper clippings and cat houses. What uncivilized animals do they have representing them??? Sounds like the Mafia of the non profits to me. Guns and Mayhem. They must be so proud of themselves.
No matter who is right or wrong, the approach to this situation was so, very excessive. Yes it had disorganization written all over it. Anyone who deals with big business or government is, well aware of lack of, using the brain. Did they ever think of asking themselves the big question??? What if???. Well there is a key word here, "BRAIN" or lack of, in this case.
Where is the support and well being these people preach?? Where is the concern for the outcome of the innocent??? The cats in this case.What is their fate?? Is their future really going to be better??? Or is there a future????
So who is really guilty of cruelty??? Who else should be in jail???
If it was so bad there why, did it take them years??? I read so many comments from people who said, they saw awful conditions, filth, disease etc: If you saw something that bad, why are you just talking about it now????
I saw a comment from an out of state Vet.??? He went to visit the ranch. What was wrong with you??? You know how to use a phone, you know "WHO" to call. You are guilty yourself, if you really are who you say you are??? How could they just keep your mouth shut and turn the other cheek since 2009????
I can't keep mine mouth shut when I see something wrong and I have not. I have called animal control may times when, I thought something was not right. That's what they are there for.
If authorities were called through the years, where were they??? Why were existing laws and ordinances ignored??? Who is really guilty???
Please take a few minutes and think about what is happening here. One day it may be someone knocking at your door, telling you to turn over your animals. No questions, just because they say so. It could be your world, they rock!!! No ones to small not, even the single pet household.
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Make sure to read some of the comments at the end of the story. Very interesting indeed.
I am amazed at the big response this subject has been getting. It should be getting every pet owners attention as, no one is immune.
Some say it's a sickness this man has, he's a hoarder. I strongly disagree. Yes it is a sickness, its called irresponsibility of the owners for dumping there animals. Not getting then fixed, for not giving them proper vet care. He's the victim.
Mr. Grant started with a good idea and people took advantage of him. No one helped him. PETA didn't offer help to guide him in a positive direction.
They have the resources and connections to give a happy ending to Caboodle Ranch. What message is there with all the devastation they have induced?? All involved develop their own reputation with their own actions. Remember people they are non-profit. they all depend on your donations to exist.
Some said, he is to old. Honey, I have a Mother 88 and can out run most people, half her age. What is to old? People live to be 100 plus. When your his age, you have one heck of a lot left in you to burn. One day everyone of you will find out for yourselves, God willing.
People who throw their pets out the door leave all responsibility. I know of feral communities that individuals use their own resources to feed and vet. I don't see PETA driving up and giving a bag of food to anyone. So which one of these people need a gun held to their head???
How many of you have one of these throw away's??? How many have you encountered in your life time??? How many are dead along the road??
Unfounded truth??? The whistle blower working for PETA, gathering the evidence???? She was the one in charge of caring and cleaning the sick house. Why isn't she in jail??? After all she saw it all. She was inducing a lot of the suffering. She filmed what she was not cleaning and caring for.
I'm sorry, I have gone nuts here. This is a very heart felt story. It touches each and every one of us in some why. We all need to work together not, against each other. A lot of little lives, without voices are in the balance.
March 2nd 2012 9:15 am
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Thanks guys for your response to my last diary entry. I know first hand, how hard it is to say no. I understand his heart. It was not a case of wanting all these cats. It was a case of, "What will happen to this poor thing if, I don't take it in?" Self control sometimes goes out the door when 2 eyes are looking at you scared and helpless.
Does anyone realize how many of these animals are left at shelter doors in the middle of the night??? Left in boxes in the hot morning sun. Not just cats and dogs but lizards, hamsters, hedgehogs and even fish. And the only thought in those dumpers minds is, "It's not my problem anymore".
The amazing thing is there is never a $100.00 bill left at the door, for the shelters. That, they have to beat the bushes to get and then only few morsels fall now and again.
Overwhelmed because he have a golden heart? YES, Sick no. This man was overwhelmed due to, no set plan for adoption, help or financing. In some areas of the country these animals would die without instant shelter. Weather, wild animals, and heartless humans are the worst enemy making it hard to say no.
Yesterday, I visited a no kill shelter. It had very nice conditions. It was laid out so there where lots of indoor and outdoor space for the cats and dogs. They also had rabbits, rats and small furs. They were not in overflow stage.
While we were there they would announced on the PA system when a pet was being adopted. They said "Attention, Attention, Dean the Beagle from D wing, Suite 7 has just left for his new home. We congratulate to him on his adoption.
The place was endless and had lots of Staff/Volunteers. It also has ample support from the city and the community. It's located in a very wealthy area. I'm talking, Donald Trump wealth. What any shelter wouldn't do it they had all that help. Someone who opens the wallet and hands out several million and says here build a nice shelter and here's another mill a year to run it. What a dream that would be for any shelter to have.
That is what this poor man needed, someone like that. It is such a shame that people who have the money use it for self induce drugs. Waste their lives away, instead of getting the biggest high in the world with-Giving. That's the high that no drug could ever compete with. All of you who have given, know that wonderful feeling.
When people have an idea of a shelter they need to learn first what it involves. A certification course in-acted would be a first step. Let that course include shelter work at at least 5 or 6 shelters. Learn what your in for. How many people in the country get certifications and never use them once they receive them?? More then you know.
What a concept, What an idea. Hey remember, I said it.
It's to late for this poor man and it's a shame. He met well and did all he could. It's not a hording problem, it's a whole different thing. A man with a golden heart that is now broken. His life's aim, out of control. No one to turn to for help, no one wanting to help.
He doesn't need a "shrink" he's not a sick person who lives in his own filth and garbage and doesn't know it. He's a different breed. We are all part of that misunderstood breed. He is a person with soul, compassion, and yes a Golden Heart. We all have the same compassion.
What can he do now? Volunteer and keep his dream going. I only hope the judge in his case has pets and see's a better ending for him. Community service sentence at a no kill shelter. That would be justice as far as I see it. Hope he does not see him as ill but broken. Show him there is a light at the end of the tunnel he is now in.
He will be in our prayers.
February 29th 2012 8:46 pm
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What a story today that someone sent to me. I thought I would share it with you guys. I'm sure some of you have heard of Caboodle Ranch:
This was one man trying to do it all alone. People kept bringing him cats and gave nothing else to help him out. He bought 30 acres just for the cats. He lived on Social Security and cared for them the best he could 24/7. He built a colorful little town for shelters all on his own.
It hurt me every time, I have to say no to someone. We have a limit as with less money coming in now a days makes it hard for all shelters.
His open arms to all cost him everything. How sad for him, my heart is heavy with grief for the cats and him. It just got out of hand.
He was featured on Cats 101 a couple years ago. Now he needs help. Will all those people who gave him cats over the years come, to his aid now?? Where are they???
Taking in just one more is not always best for thing for them. What a sad, sad story.
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February 24th 2012 6:30 pm
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Sophia is still not to happy today. Her stressful visit to the Dr.. has not agreed with her. She has not eaten since her return.
Girl Human got baby food. She licked a little, went back to her spot of the day and is still resting. She wisps her tail as if she is aggravated does not purr but acts hungry. I'm sure her mouth is sore as she had tarter removed.
4 brands of food watered down, served cold, served warm and still no success. We hope tomorrow will be a better day for her.
She just came in and begged to get into Male Humans lap. That's the first sign of becoming a normal kitty has shown since yesterday.
Today we have been having rain, sunshine, wind, sunshine, rain, lights out, rain, sunshine, wind and now wind and SNOW flakes.
It was 72 degrees today. Why not just give up winter and let summer come back.
Pooh has been doing his tippy toe thing tonight. Girl Human gave him, time out but it has not helped. Crazy fur,brother fur sure. Now he is afraid of the bubbles in the soda on the table beside him. Not crazy, just plain nuts.
Almost everyone spent their day in the open windows enjoying the sun.in This weather is so spooky. Maybe Pooh knows something the rest of us don't. He's not crazy after all.
Girl Human had to dodge a lot of small branches in the roads on the way home from the store tonight. Not a good night for any kitty to be out.
She stopped to talk to the feral kitties to make sure they were sheltered. One was new and scared. Some heartless Human dropped her. There will be a day when that bad Human will pay for their thoughtlessness.
May you have a weekend filled with sunshine, sailboats, beaches and tuna fish. Take care fellow Catsters. Have catnip and butterfly dreams.
February 23rd 2012 3:45 pm
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Our quest continues for our Lost Black and White wonder, Mr.Z. I am concentrating on the landfill area now. I have information of a few people had taken pickup truck loads of stuff to the dump, during the time of Mr. Z's disappearance
. I drove out and looked over the area. So I can get a plan of attack. The area to cover is so vast. I have had a few phone calls for sightings in that area. I was told by one women that he was at the bridge. Male Human rushed out but found nothing.
What I found the other day is that there are 2 bridges. I'm not sure if Male Human knows that. It is not close and it takes a while to get there, the cat is off to other things.
With our new signs just being placed, I will have to wait a week to start a real wide search in the area. Newspaper ads with picture, this time. Spring is around the corner and this is when to intensify the search.
Now that I'm human again and back on a real life schedule and not working 3rd shift, I can put more time into searching. My life has been a wild 3 ring circus until just last week.
One of our supporters lives on a main road and has lots of exposure to passing cars. Just maybe, the right person will happen by.
Now back to my story:
I drove to the landfill the following day as it had snowed 9 inches. Fresh snow, foot prints, was my idea. It was Sunday and traffic was very lite. Made for easy hunting along the busy country road. All I found was a trail of deer and rabbits. I placed a few signs in locations that can be seen easily. If it were, any other day I would not even get a chance to pull off the road as it is so busy. Fast trucks and cars on a road that zigzags all over the place can be to dangerous. Being there are lots of farms maybe, just maybe, someone may see them.
I have spent a lot of time traveling from place to place that there have been sightings. I spend a good part of my afternoons looking in yards, woods and areas I'm not to awful comfortable being in. But if it brings Mr. Z home that's all that matters.
I just wanted my Catster furends to know that I'm still thinking of them. We have not forgotten them. Oh yeh, Girl Human has also been working on a Web site for the Junction. Fun but, takes a lot of time to make it right.
We are all doing well here. We are so happy to have Girl Human home to fuss over us all the time. Sophia being deaf, yells very loud a lot more now. She always yowls when she want to eat(Every hour). Sophia lost her voice, She was acting like her throat was causing her problems.
Girl Human took her to the vet to make sure there was nothing going wrong. Sophia had some tarter and a slightly infected gum but, otherwise was OK.
The Dr. well, he was not as well off. She called him names. He has never heard some of those words before. She jumped and hissed at him. He jumped back as, she scared him. Girl Human had a neck hold on her luckily. He gave her a shot for those bad rabies and she told him her thoughts on that also.. So now she has been sleeping her day away. What a beautiful 65 degree day it was too.
Well thanks for stopping in to visit us. Nudges to all and Oh yes, Winkie Winkie.
February 5th 2012 6:25 am
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Girl Human is no longer employed. After 10 months of trying to get back to 2nd shift without any results, she said enough. So now she's going to do some of those things always dreamed about. First??? Sleep. Second??? Clean out the closet and get rid of all those work clothes and nasty shoes. Third??? Clean the kitties houses Fourth????? Volunteer
We are still on our search for Mr.Z (Sieben) we will not give up hope.I have had a few of my own feelings and yes I do beleive in a higher plain. Now that I am unemployeed I hope to spend even more time on the search.
I pray every day and night. I have given a vision with each prayer of a large beam of light heading to the sky filled with rainbows, flying birds, running Squirrels to attract Mr. Z back to where he belongs. I think I didn't have the beam high enough to reach over the mountains here so have envisioned it even higher now. I tell God to give him a big hug and kiss and to keep him safe and warm and that we miss and love him very much.
I need all the help I can get in this search. So please keep those prayers going. I don't want to give up.
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