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Rarely do I use foul language, but there are 2 words that I’m ashamed to admit slip out of my mouth, on those RARE occasions when I experience EXTREME rage and frustration. These 2 words are, “PINCHI CABRON!”

In Spanish, PINCHI means a male cook in a restaurant, and CABRON means a male goat! Haaaa

I must have yelled out these two terrible words a million times! Let me tell you what enraged and aggravated me to the point where my body became drenched in sweat from head to toe.

As most of you know, I have approximately 25 or more feral cats, and I’ve trapped ALL of these cats, and had them neutered, spayed and micro-chipped by my vet EXCEPT for ONE who recently had 5 kittens. I had an appointment this past Saturday to take this one LAST female cat to be fixed.

I got up early in the morning, and made a plan. I brought all the cat bowls inside my house, and lured just about ALL of the 25 cats inside by filling their bowls with Meow Cat Mix, making sure that the female cat I wanted to trap, stayed outside. There were 3 cats that refused to enter my house, so I just went ahead with my next plan. I prepared the trapper and placed a bowl of cat food inside, and then I sat on the porch benches and waited while I drank my coffee. I WAITED, and WAITED as the cat pranced around the trapper, sniffing, stretching and pawing at it. After about an hour, she was just about to enter, when another yellow cat, shoved her away and started entering the cage, which caused me to start the flow of never ending foul language that spewed from my mouth! “Get away from there PINCHI CABRON GATO (GOTO means cat in Spanish)!!” These outbursts only managed to frighten him and the female cat away. This scenario happened over and over again!

A couple of times, the female cat actually entered the trapper, but not once would she step on the part which snaps the door shut. I even had TWO cats enter the trapper without stepping on that thing which closes the door!!!

I think pictures speak louder than words. This is the hell I went through, for more than an hour of my life!

Here I'm ready to trap the white female cat.

This cat won't stop mocking me!

Now he's very suspicious of me!

I know exactly what he's telling her! "DON'T go in that cage,
because the last time I did, I LOST MY DAMN BALLS!!"

This is the white female cat I'm trying to lure into the trapper.

Finally she enters to eat, but won't step on
the little plate that snaps the door shut!

See how she only permits her little paws to BARELY touch the little SNAP plate?!

Now that yellow cat shoves her aside and starts eating!

Now she gets out and that horrible cat continues eating the food!
How I wished he still had his BALLS, so I could get the vet to
chop them off AGAIN! REVENGE! Grrr Salte Pinchi Gato Cabron!!
(Thank goodness you guys don't understand Spanish!!)

AGAIN, translation:
I must wash my mouth with soap! :o(

At this point, I'm so tired, that I grab a little bench and
sit on it a little closer to the cage. She stares at me,
wondering why my face is all distorted!

By now, not only am I fit to be tied down, but I'm bored to death,
so I start walking around my yard to cool off, and find this
little dead bug which I found facinating!

Here I turn toward the porch, and finally realize
that the cat is NOT going to enter the cage again!

By and by, By now, I was exhausted, hungry, thirsty, and my bladder is about to bust, so I said the HELL with it and gave up. I approached the cage, dropped to my knees, reached inside the cage to grab the bowl of Meow Cat food, and I accidentally pushed the aluminum plate that snaps the door shut, and I trapped my entire arm and shoulder! I KNOW what you're thinking, but don't you DARE say the cats are more clever than I am!! Grrr

I called my vet, and he gave me another appointment for this coming Saturday. I'm NOT looking forward to that day at all, but I MUST catch this female cat, because they're already in heat, and I just can't have 5 more brand new kittens!

It took me another hour to get ALL the 25 cats I had in the house, to go outside!

Lord! Why ME?!

Among my many favorite Brazilian songs is Manhã De Carnaval
which is written in Portuguese. It was played in the film,
Black Orpheus. Luiz Bonfá (1922-2001) composed it, and the
lyrics are from Antônio Maria Araújo de Morais (1921-1964).

Here you can listen to the

Manhã De Carnaval - Black Orpheus

Here is Manhã de Carnaval is played by André Rieu,
whom I got to see personally last year, thanks
to a friend's invitation, when he played in El Paso.

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Aug. 7th, 2007 10:17 pm (UTC)
Re: I'll wash your mouth out for you
So you lived in Guadalajara?! Wow!

One of my girlfriends went there a few years ago, and found it to be absolutley beautiful. I remember going to this nightclub that was on top of the huge mountain. There were these men in little white carts that drove us up there.

I was extremely poor when I went, (STILL AM heh heh) so we went in a bus. It was really frightening because we made the mistake of sitting right behind the bus driver, and he felt he had to show off to us buy driving that bus at least 80 miles an hour at NIGHT, and he kept turning the head lights on and off! The streets were very narrow and would wind terribly as we continued going upward. We knew the danger, because before it got dark, I looked down and I could see what looked like these women washing at a river. They looked like tiny ants!

When we had to come back, we sat WAAYYY in the back of the bus!

Si, soy bastante traviesa y rebelde, pero también soy muy cariñosa! ;o)
Aug. 7th, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)
Awwwwwww :(

*rubs your arm*

Poor baby!
Aug. 7th, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
Actually, it didn't hurt, but I'll pretend it did, 'cuz I liked to be babied! heeeee
Re: Actually - ayoub - Aug. 7th, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 7th, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC)
You might want to consider rigging some sort of external release mechanism for the trap since you seem to be able to be around when the cat is in the cage.
Aug. 7th, 2007 07:41 pm (UTC)
A fiery Latin woman you are. I salute You and your passion for life.
feisty - playgirl - Aug. 7th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC) - Expand
Styrofoam bowl - playgirl - Aug. 7th, 2007 11:51 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 7th, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
Wow, i had not thought about it. I guess you're right. Cabron does mean male goat but i rarely hear anyone using it in that context. Like when I say that word. It usually means.. you fucker!
Aug. 7th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
It actually means somebody else did the fucking but you. Especially your girlfriend or wife.

Un chingon which is more of a compliment for a bad-ass is the one who probably fucked his wife or girlfriend. :)
poor little goat - playgirl - Aug. 8th, 2007 12:00 am (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 7th, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)

but to put the words in context. Pinche, asi se deletrea, is used to mean low like a low-life because el pinche was pretty much the lowest person inthe hierarchy of the kitchen. Most people don't even know the origin of the word other that in context it's to mean low. And cabron is a male goat, but in the context of a cuckold. Ever heard the term , "hecharle cuernos"?
Even shakespeare used the term "giving him horns" when you screwed someone's wife you give him horns. Or make a goat out of him.

De alli viene el cabron.
Aug. 7th, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC)
cabron a la barbacoa!
I had no idea why a male cook in a restaurant was given the name Pinchi (I spell it as I say it when the word comes out of my mouth, PINCHEEE), and now I know. It’s funny how now; the person could be seriously injured by the recipient of that silly little word!

No I’ve never heard of “hecharle cuernos.” To me, it would mean that the people are yelling from a bull ring to the bull to kill the matador!

I just can’t imagine how such innocent little word becomes such critically offensive word with time. Take the word CABRON, I could enter a restaurant and say I want a cabron a la barbacoa! (I want to order some BBQ’d goat!)

What does WHEY mean? I know it’s an ugly word, because I’ve seen the faces of those LOW LIFE men when they say it (and they all wear these stupid pointy cowboy boots and a cowboy hat). The word totally repulses me, yet I don’t know what it means. I’m hearing it more and more disgusting men say it at public establishments. When I do hear it, I’m honest to God tempted to approach him and tell him something.
Re: cabron a la barbacoa! - donchep - Aug. 8th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC) - Expand
kick in the balls - playgirl - Aug. 8th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 7th, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC)
El Paso Restaurant Association: Where Men are Men and Sheep are Nervous!

I applaud you for being so diligent in your efforts to trap/spay and neuter the kitties!! I know it's not easy. I really enjoyed the photoblog of your efforts and those furkid personalities foiling you once again!

You have a really good vet, I can tell. They work with you so well with your various four-legged dependents.
Aug. 8th, 2007 01:24 am (UTC)

Thank you. I pray I catch this female cat, and I'll never have to do this again! It's really my fault she had kittens, because I assumed I'd already had her fixed, too. I never thought the day would come when I'd be all CONFUSED, but I suppose I'm forgiven, since I seem to have THE BURLINGTON CAT FACTORY right here at my house!

Although, I live in a neighborhood where the houses are far apart, I do live in fear that someone will report me, since few of them do wander about the neighborhood. This is why I have them micro-chipped, too, since it's mandatory in this city. I only hope they all realize that I'm responsible for making this whole neighborhood a NO TRESPASSING ZONE for mice, rats, and roaches! :o)

Yes, I do have a true animal lover for a vet, because I know for a fact that he isn't charging me what he should, and is losing money on me. He calls me THE CAT WOMAN!
Aug. 7th, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC)
Do they have training classes for cats in Texas? Send it to
school to learn how to lock itself in a cage.
I heard ya yelling all the way here.......
Aug. 8th, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)
Texas should start training classes
Perhaps Texas should start training classes for people like me, who end up getting themselves trapped instead of the cat! :o(
Aug. 7th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
Why couldn't you just close the cage on her yourself or put her into the cage yourself?
Aug. 7th, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
pussy cat to a tiger
I couldn't close it because I wasn't close enough to do it. They somehow know that I'm to no good. The majority of the cats I have, will come close to me when I feed them, but they will not let me touch them.

The last time I had to trap one, I told Grandpa to grab it, and he clawed him terribly! I mean, he went from a pussy cat to a tiger!! It was really frightening!
Re: pussy cat to a tiger - tigron_x - Aug. 7th, 2007 11:59 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: pussy cat to a tiger - playgirl - Aug. 8th, 2007 12:56 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: pussy cat to a tiger - tigron_x - Aug. 8th, 2007 01:37 am (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 7th, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
Ever think of just using force? You don't have to hurt the cat, just push her into the cage and shut the thing manually. It's not too hard to do.

Or just use a carrier. Pick up kitty, place in carrier, close door as she yowls, spits, and scratches at you. And when that happens, you yowl, spit, and scratch right back.

Honestly, you don't have to treat the cats with kid gloves.
Aug. 9th, 2007 05:15 pm (UTC)
It's impossible to use force, because just as soon as I try to even touch them to pet them, they run away.

I do recall once capturing 2 of them with my pet carrier, but those two weren't as wild. I just may try the carrier this coming Friday to see if it'll work.

Even if I could pick up this white one, I wouldn't, because the last one that Grandpa picked up, reacted in a shocking way, and scratched him horribly.

Saturday is the day to try again, and I'm not looking foreward to it at all!! I'll let you all know if I caught her or not.
Aug. 8th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)
Please pardon my laughing...

I know I should not find humor in your trials and tribulations, but I can just immagine how it all went down... and Im sorry its FUNNY! I would have been rolling on theb floor if I had seen you get your arm caught, then to hear you yelling at some cat, Im sorry thats priceless...

I hope you have better luck on your next try.
Aug. 9th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
Now that I look back on that day, I start laughing too!! I'm so glad you weren't able to see my face, because you would have laughed even more. I'm possitive the whole neighborhood heard my mouth go off! haaaa

Saturday is the day again! This time, I'm going to put some masking tape across my mouth!

Wish me luck, and I'll keep you posted.

Did you get the pic you wanted?
Aug. 8th, 2007 05:18 am (UTC)
hay who put this cage in my yard!? ;o) lol
hahaaaa... that post was great Sunshine :o))) I am not being cruel but
She sounds just like that dang humming bird. I think they know something is up:o) you know I would of used a trigger on the trap, one you can trigger your self that way she just has to get in the cage and you got her =o))) but the smaller bowl will probably do the job I hope for you anyway that big one looked like it stopped the trigger from going off, but you know cats they have away of doing what ever they want and not what we want :o)
And so were you calling me a goat? ;o) lol Big smile :o)))))
Have a good one sunshine!!
Love you my cat woman!:o)
Oh ya that pic of the cat rubbing his head on the cage is classic loved it :)
Aug. 9th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
Re: hay who put this cage in my yard!? ;o) lol
I try again, if I don't catch her, I swear I'm going after her with a frying pan!! Grrrrr
Aug. 8th, 2007 02:08 pm (UTC)
I wish i knew more spanish and was fluent in it.
With my last name i get many a telemarketer call in espanol.

Good luck with the kitty kapture,isn't it just like a female..always so hard to catch! ;)
Aug. 9th, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
And I wish I were as fluent in my English as you are! :o)

Saturday is the day to try again with that cat. I must trap her, because they are in heat in a big way!! Wish me luck!
(no subject) - bakapooh - Aug. 10th, 2007 04:17 am (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 8th, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
I suggest you tie some fishing line to the pressure plate so you can trip it once she goes in.
Aug. 9th, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
That's a great idea Dave. I'll try it on Saturday.

Wish me luck!
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