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Cats n Kittens

I've been lying on my belly from inside my front door for more days than I want to admit, hoping and praying either this one or the other female cat enters the trapper so I can pull the string I tied to the door of the trapper. I finally caught her!! Between these two cats, they brought eight kittens, eight more worries into my life. I immediately took her to my vet and had her spayed and micro-chipped!

This pic is very painful for me, because none of these four beautiful little kittens made it. The one you see is the one that horrible stray dog grabbed and ran off with, never to be seen again. One of the others is the one I ran over while backing my car from the drive-way. I now believe I ran over the other two, because I have never seen them again. I've looked everywhere for them. I'm wondering that the mother picked them up to try and save them. I still haven't gotten over the horror of that day, but again, I believe a lesson was to be learned, and that is for me to stress to parents, to always check behind, and under your car for little children, before backing it up.

This is the other female cat that I must capture. I know I'll be going through many days of hell, because she's the wildest of all, but I MUST capture her. I was able to find good homes for all the kittens you see her, which is a miracle, because nobody wants cats!!

The time has come where it is impossible for me to have more cats, since some asshole is reporting me to animal control, and I seriously suspect this same person is killing them with a pellet gun. As I mention once before, it's impossible for me to keep count as to the number of ferals I have, but even more of my cats are missing. This had never, ever happened before. Sure I've scrapped countless off the pavement, but never missing like forever.


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Aug. 2nd, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)
*love and hugs*

Beautiful :D
Aug. 2nd, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you gorgeous.
Aug. 2nd, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
If they wern't so cute when young it might be easier for you.

I grew up on a farm, lots of cats and a dog all the time hanging around.

We had more than our share of crushed critters. It was a fact of life, a sad part, but a part that we had to live with.
Aug. 2nd, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
I don't understand why most people won't allow a cat in their lives. They give so much joy, and love.

Hopefully, when I capture the other female cat, it'll bring an end to future kittens. It's more than I can handle when they die.
Aug. 2nd, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
*Big Hugs*
Aug. 2nd, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
Bigger hugs right back!
Aug. 3rd, 2009 04:18 am (UTC)
Have you ever thought about setting up a video surveillance system around the property to monitor your animals and maybe even catching whoever is responsible for shooting the cats?
Aug. 3rd, 2009 04:33 am (UTC)
I don't believe it would help, because they're being shot eleswhere. I know the weapon is a pellet gun, because two survived and came back with wounds.

Although, I keep them well fed, and have plenty of fresh water for them, they leave to explore the neighborhood. If only they would stay here, where it's safe.
Aug. 3rd, 2009 09:43 pm (UTC)
I'm curious about somethings, so I have some questions for you:

What are your thoughts on hunting animals?

Would you be able to watch a chicken, cow, or pig get slaughtered right in front of you, and then have it cooked and placed before you to be eaten? And would you eat it without any remorse?

Aug. 5th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
It is imposible for me to see a movie, or the History Channel when an tiger, lion, etc., is running after a deer or other helpless animal. I go into a rage when I see hunters killing for sport. I believe in hunting only if one is hungry.

I wish I were a vegetarian, but it's impossible, because I love pork, beef, fish, especially lobster. The only way I can eat these things is only by thinking they were purchased at a grocery store, and I obliterate from my mind that an animal died, and I'm eating it.

I have never in my life eaten anything with feathers. I have no idea what turkey tastes like, and can't even touch it when I make it for Thanksgiving. When my brothers come for the holidays, I have them handle the Turkey, as I give them instruction as to what to do. I make the stuffing which is a very original stuffing that everyone loves. Ironically, the turkey comes out super juicy, because I have it drenched in white wine and orange juice. I eat a pork chop for Thanksgiving, as I have for as long as I developed my baby teeth. :o)

The same goes for chicken. Remember, it once had feathers. I can eat eggs, which I love, and my pillows MUST be of down.

I know, I'm strange, and if another life exists, I'm sure I was a TOIKEY! HHHAA
Aug. 6th, 2009 08:08 am (UTC)
When I was a kid, I watched a sheep fight for its life as it got strung up in a oak tree to have its throat slit in order for it to be bled dry. Then I watched it get skinned. And then we ate it. I don't remember how it tasted, but I know I didn't complain one bit. And I've been to a pig slaughter before. And I've watched my cousin kill and skin a rabbit. In fact, if I don't have meat in a day, I will become very irritable. So, as clear as I can be: I have absolutely no remorse for killing an animal for survival. That includes predatory animals.

I'm a strong believer in the idea that there is a natural order to things, more or less an equilibrium within an environment.

Wolves are killed by men all the time to help keep their numbers low or else they could ravage an ecosystem.

At some point, you might want to consider whether or not you're being overrun by a predatory animal. Cats, no matter how cute and domestic you think they are, are still apex predators that can have drastic affects on an ecosystem.

I'm all for loving animals. And I believe hunting is for food and helping manage an ecosystem. And I think having cats around is a good thing, as well as dogs.

But, it seems like you're beyond having simple house cats around. You have your own personal army of cats! You think those 2 cats missing were ranover, but how do you know they didn't leave the area to try and expand?

You're their perfect breeding ground. You give them all the food and nutrients they need to surive and breed while they go out and slowly take over more and more territory.

All they have to do is impregnate the one that you can never catch, or the one you overlook.

It's something worth thinking about. And no, I don't think you're strange... at least no stranger than me. :P
Aug. 6th, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
I don't believe I'll be have more cats, because all of the ones I have (except for one more female) are spayed and neutered. And so help me God, I'm gonna trap that last cat, because the worry, and pain has consumed me completely. As for my 12 dogs, I'll most likely have them for many more years to come, although, two of the outside dogs are very old now. I have no idea how old they are, since I picked them up as strays.

The two dogs my brother left me, due to him losing his house in CA., will never want to go back, because they adore me. They are so happy, because now they are never alone, since Grandpa is with them when I go to work, and I always head straight for home from work. They have over an acre to explore, and they have all those friends.

Animals will forever be my world, I know this. I love them more than I'm suppose to, which isn't good, because when my little Mickey died a couple of years ago, my blood sugar dropped to the point of my passing out, and my chest hurt for a long time from the sobs I went through.

I'm so bad that (I'm going to post a future picture of it) found a black spider in my house, and I put it in a jar, and let it free outside. When it comes to the life of an animal or insect, I'll die first before I kill it. Now, it's different when it comes to flies, because I hate them with a purple passion, and with no care in the world, I'll kill it.

It pains me that animals must die. I understnd what you're saying, but it pains me knowing that animals are dying as I write, and it pains me and enrages me like a mad dog when people abuse animals.

Yep, we're both have a touch of strange! :o)
Aug. 7th, 2009 06:46 am (UTC)
I wish you the best of luck. I don't know how you manage all that.
Aug. 8th, 2009 03:42 am (UTC)
The dogs take at least 4 hours way from my weekends, and the giant bags of cat and dog food, vet bills, doggy shampoos, and flea collars, beauty shop for my baby Jewely, and little Oscar (nail clipped) are astronomical, but unbelievably, the Lord always manages to provide for me. :o)

Grandpa takes a giant load off of me. Bless his heart!
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