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Today was spading day at the shelter.  Don't know how many pets they did.  At first I thought it was great there was so many empty cages until I realized all the kittens were missing.  There was a sign on a couple of cages saying don't use until further notice.  Freaked a second there thinking maybe all the kittens had to be put down for some disease.  Turns out two kittens had ringworm.  They went home with the director for treatment.  Everybody else was in recovery.

Another half price on cat sale going on and they are rolling through the pets.  People want pets for Christmas. 

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Spaying/neutering is so important! My ginger cat Quinn was part of a kitten litter found outside and Barley was part of a hoarding situation...so glad I was able give them a forever home. :heart:

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They have a feral cat program where they fix them and return them to the wild if they can't find a barn that needs them.  Since I frequent places where people with barns shop, I've asked for some fliers I can put out for the barn cat program.  They do all that free of charge.

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Shelters here don't allow any adoptions of pups or kittens at Xmas time, too many are dumped when the novelty of a new pet wears off.

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3 hours ago, janrichmond said:

Shelters here don't allow any adoptions of pups or kittens at Xmas time, too many are dumped when the novelty of a new pet wears off.

Sad but true....I like that they have that rule in place but still awful it has to be done at all! My pets are also my family members forever and always! 

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Aw, 3 years ago I found my Lily dead in my daylily bed.  She was just this little ball of fluff that didn't move when I nudged her with my boot.  I carried her all the way across the parking lot on my pitch fork.  She never moved.  Her little tail blowing in the breeze.  When I slide her off the fork I heard a little meow.  I thought it was her last dying breath but when I nudged her a little more she flopped her head around like a drunk.  Scoped her up and rushed her to the vet.  They couldn't get any vitals on her but when I called to check on her a couple hours later, they said the last time they checked she hissed at them, good girl.  He said she only had a couple hours left, everything was shutting down.  She was one pound and they guessed 6 weeks old.  Her formal name is Miss Death Lily the Garden Cat, my Lily.

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2 minutes ago, cineater said:

Very and before you bring them in the house cut off the pollen stems, those stain everything.

I just don't plant them or buy them, problem solved :)

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I signed up to volunteer Christmas Eve day and Christmas at the shelter.  See if we can get their staff out of there and home for the holidays.  Not a biggie for me, fits in with my schedule except the 7AM start time, lol.  Fortunately their Home for the Holidays event has left many empty cages.  The big cats though, more than I would like to still be there.

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We have had cats & dogs since my nan was little we have just adopted a Colli-Cross from Romania shes just sooo lush shes all white with a tan patch on her face we stuck with same name as we got Lexi

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We also have a cat total stray from 7 years ago she was out side we use too feed her she would never come in shes all total black with a tiny white spot on her chest we just use too call her Kit Kit & its stuck.

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We tried to outsmarted Timone on the turkey this year.  Last year we set the pile of turkey on the table and he did a fly by, snatching a piece in mid jump over the table and gone with it.  This year we brought in the dog to stand guard.  Didn't phase Timone.  He had been standing watch in the kitchen since he first smelled it.  Dog came in, Timone fluffed up but he wasn't budging, had to pick him up and put him in the other room where he stayed and we got to eat in peace.  But now he knows I have a bag of scraps in the frig for him.  I can't walk in the kitchen without a cat rubbing on my legs.

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I am sure if I left out meat my cats would eat it....I seriously can't leave anything out. I like to snack before bed while watching TV and accidentally left my box of Twizzlers out and woke up to find little red pieces of it strewn all over the living room floor. I don't think they ate it but they do like to chew and spit things out like cardboard or paper. Is this normal for cats? Such angels when sleeping but during the night the naughty antics begin! :lol:

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Never had a cat do that.  Timone goes crazy over potatoes chips, anything like that.  Lily could give a shit about people food except ice cream.  And my neighbors cat, anything Italian.  Think they each have a little quirk or two. 

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They have books called the 12 Cats of Christmas!  What cat lover wouldn't have wanted that?  I know 4 people I could have got that book for.  Next year folks it's going to be the theme.

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I'm changing my cats' food.  Cats hate that!  I put the new bag in the cupboard where I keep their treats, totally fooled them.  They are all over it.  Not often I get one over on the cats.  Score one for the wise old woman.  Wait, still involves cats.  Maybe it's another one for the crazy, old cat lady. :blink:

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