It's time for some cat chat! We had our monthly feral cat trapping adventure on Friday night. Brian and I headed to the stockyards to try to trap Ozzie's mom, Smoky, and had absolutely no luck at all. She wasn't even slightly tempted to get in the tuna laden traps. Ugh. We even pulled out our foolproof drop trap and that attempt failed as well. Here is a photo of her (the dark torti) with one of her colony mates, Snugg Jr.
We also tried to trap another female cat, Maddie, down the street. She's smart and wary too....no luck there either. So, we decided to head down to the other end of the stockyards and tackle the group down there. Thankfully, there were several lurking around in the stalls and napping in the hay. After 2 hours of patient waiting and strategic trap placement, we were able to get 4 cats (3 super wild boys and 1 girl)!! Woohoo! Success!!
I got up early Saturday morning and headed to the monthly spay/neuter clinic in Georgetown. While I was there, I picked up 2 foster kittens from another volunteer. She had at least 9 that she needed help with, so I wanted to take a few off her hands, and I knew little Ozzie needed some playmates. Oh boy, are they cute!!! One is a longhaired orange girl, Odette, who reminds me of those troll pencils that you spin between your hands and it makes their hair stick out :). So funny! The other one is a solid gray manx now named Olivia. She is RIDICULOUSLY adorable!!! She has very thick, soft, woolly fur like a sheep...and that tailless rump...eeeks!! I got them all settled in with their new boyfriend and they all seem happy and content together. Unfortunately, by the end of the weekend, they seemed a bit down...lethargic and out of sorts. We headed to the vet this morning and they are all on antibiotics and should be on the upswing soon.
Back to the feral cats....they all had successful spay/neuter surgeries, received their vaccinations, flea meds AND antibiotics. I released them all on Sunday night and they were thrilled to be back in the own environment. I feel such a sense of satisfaction and relief knowing their lives will be so much better now.
OK, here are some kitten pics to enjoy!
ODETTE~~cute gremlin girl!
OLIVIA~~fuzzy wuzzy baby!
OLIVIA~~look at that face!!