Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Speedy, who's mom talking to on da fone?
She's talking to dat nice Nick, yoo know, da guy dat takes care of da ferals at da skool. Why, did yoo hear what dey were talking about?
Something about a stranger eating der and kittens and...um, ::whispers::trapping
Yoo two are so nosy...
We'z not nosy, we is concerned!
Okay, I'll tell yoo what is going on. A new cat showed up at da feeding stations last week, two of da kids told Nick dey saw her der so he came to check on it. Turns out she's pregnant, very pregnant and Nick wants to get her so she can haf her babies in a safe place and den get spayed and dey can all gets 'dopted. He din't know what to do to get her to go into a trap to eat since he can't take effery cats food away. So, mom is calling da "trapper guy" to catch her. He'll put out what's called a "drop trap" and when she goes in to eat he'll catch her. Den Dr G, yes OUR Dr G, sez she can stay wif him until she haf her kits...he did just lose his 18 year old kitty and he can use da company. Besides, he's a ::shiver:: vet and knows how to take care of her.
Oh, dat is good...we know dat dey will all take good care of her. Wonder if she was 'bandoned out der by some bad beans...
Prolly, and dey din't get her a ladygardenectomy either...how rude!

Yes, it's true. A new kitty started showing up at the feeding stations a couple weeks ago and Nick says she's definitely pregnant. And kinda friendly, she came to him and ate canned food while he stood there and watched but when he tried to touch her she ran a little ways away but came right back. Dan the Trapper Man says she should be easy to catch and he'll get out there today (at feeding time) and catch her. And since I haven't really updated about this colony for awhile, you should know that out of the original 28 cats there 16 have been adopted into homes leaving only 12 cats there. How did all these cats get adopted? Word of mouth and Nick's family! They were all originally pretty friendly and with the kids from the school constantly paying them attention (recess is "cat play time" there) it wasn't hard. Our favorite vet has agreed to take her in, he just lost his 18 year old cat, who, by the way, was born in his garage, and is missing having a cat around. Don't tell anyone, but, when mom asked Dr G about putting up flyers and checking for micro-chips he said that anyone who would leave there un-neutered cat run around doesn't deserve to get her back. Oh, he'll check for a chip but that's it...no flyers, no searches...

So, this Thursday we are thankful for beans like Nick, Dan and Dr G who go out of their way to help kitties!

UPDATE: 1:30 pm - Dan went to check out the situation, to see where would be the best place to set the trap. It was lunchtime and a bunch of kids ran up to him and said "she's here right now, under one of the picnik tables, eating lunchmeat". So, he took out the trap and went over there. He put some tuna on a plate, stuck it in the trap and she walked right in! He said it was the easiest trap he's done in a long time. He brought her over and dad put her in the van and drover her over to the clinic for Dr G, she's there right now getting checked out and Dr G will call mom later and let her know what's up. Mom sez she's purrty, mostly grey wif white and some brown...like she was a white kitty dat someone splashed gray and brown paint spots on her head and back and den drew stripes on her tail.

30 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'll help khatch her!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Noll's Nip said...

I am also thankful for beans who care about all kitties everywhere!

Angel said...

That is something to be thankful for. Nick is a very good person. keep us posted on this poor mama to be!

Camie's Kitties said...

That is how Gracie came to live with us. She didn't have a microchip and was roaming outside where it wasn't safe for her.

We are glad to hear that so many of the "feral" kitties found new homes.

Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade and Gracie

The Island Cats said...

Oh we are so very very thankful for beans like Nick and Dan and even the v-e-t Dr. G! We hope they can catch that pregnant kitty soon so she can have her babies someplace safe and warm!

The Meezers said...

we are thankful for all of your "heroes to kitties" there. ::STANDS UP AND CLAPS:: BRAVO!!!!! YOU IS ALL WONDERFUL!!!!! - Sammy

The Crew said...

Oh my goodness, we hope that poor dear can be helped before the kittens are born!

Speedy dear, I'm not busy today so I'll come over for a treat.

Love
Misty

The Creek Cats said...

Wow, sounds like a lot of caring people where you guys live!! That is wonderful! Best of luck to that sweet kitty and her future babies!

Funny you should mention this drop trap..... our mom was at her tnr meeting Tuesday night and the drop trap subject came up for trapping cats that won't go in a regular trap. Have you had much luck with the drop trap? They have a cat in one of their managed colonies whose eye exploded and his face has a huge abscess (he needs vet attention asap), he will not go in a regular trap and they were talking about constructing a drop trap for him.

Daisy said...

I'm so happy the mamacat will have a safe place to have her bebbehs, and will get a Forever home! And it's amazing and wonderful that 16 of the feral cats have gotten a Forever home. That's great work!

Eric and Flynn said...

We are glad the new stray kitty got trapped so easily and now can have her babies safely. It is wonderful that so many of the colony have got forever homes.Hooray for every one who helps them.

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Oh boy!! We are so happy that the mama kitty will get to live with the Vet and have her kitties !! He will take great care of her :)
Hugs to your Mom,Nick and Trapper Dan
We don't think she should go back to her 'home' either!!!!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Shadow / Molly said...

How wunderful!! Dat is great news dat the kits will be borndid to a safe place and know love from da first dat dey is borndid. Yay fer carin beans!!!!

Reese =^..^= said...

That is a good story!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am glad that she was able to be trapped and that she was caught by nice people!

Tracey and Huffle said...

There are some bad people out there, but there are some very good people out there too!

Huffle Mawson

Poppy Q said...

Ohhh we were so happy to hear that the mommy cat has been rescued and that Dr G will look after her. We hope she gets to sleep well and safe tonight.

Thank all the beans for us - they're good people!!

Kaz's Cats said...

That is such great news about the new mommy cat. It's so nice to see people getting together and helping animals - everyone like Nick, and the kids and your Mom and the 'trapper guy' who has helped out at the feral colony deserves a great big thank you! We're glad that things have gone so well,

Purrs

Gypsy & Tasha

Pinky Ash and Boo said...

We're so glad that the pregnant kitty got gotted and will have a nice place to have her kitties. That is good ot hear about so many of the kitties getting dopted too.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

What a wonderful story! Yippee!!!

Tober the Cat said...

This is so nice to read! The little baby cats will have the opportunity to find Forever Homes right from the start, and Mommy Cat won't have to worry about them so much.

Tober the Cat said...

I'm back to tell you that I gave you an award on my blog! Stop by to pick it up!

Kitties @ Our family cat-a-blog... said...

Oh, geez, youz momma gotz our momma all cryin' and babblin' wif all kindz a water comin' down her cheeks. She was readin' and readin' and den gotz ta da happy ending where da momma kitty iz safe...den da cryin', happy cryin' started.

We come ober here ta tell youz dat our momma haz volunteered fur yeerz at our shelterz an' dat all'a uz is frum da shelterz. We want youz ta know dat our momma isn't a skeery 'bean ta 'beanz who is nice ta furry babiez.

Our momma knowz how ta skeer bad 'beans, too, when dey don't take good care of dere furry babiez, just yike youz momma.

Shilgiah the Cat said...

How wonderful to help the poor momma-to-be kitty. Hope all goes well for her and her babies! Take some pictures and keep us posted.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

What a lovely story! Thank you for sharing!

Tristan and Crikey said...

We're so happy that the Mama cat is getting the help that she needs:) If only more beans would spay and neuter...

Sunny's Mommy said...

That's wonderful that she's going to have a forever home :-) Thanks to everyone who are helping these cats!

Sassy Kat said...

Glad that you cold help a furry out that was in need of help.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will enjoy CCSI V:The Old Famous Caper.

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Yup!! We love sunshine,Mom time treats and scritches :)
We are lucky kitties :)
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Sassy Kat said...

I knew it! I knew it! When I first started reading before your update I was going to tell you to try the good old tuna. That is something that cannot be passed by on.

I am so glad that you enjoyed the latest installment of the CCSI series. I want to let you know that there will be reruns all weekend long. I am providing free pop and popcorn for those attending the show over the weekend. Also there will be a little something for you to take back home with when you leave.

Happy Memorial Weekend Fun!

Monty Q. Kat said...

I'm glad she's got a safe place to be in, maybe the v-e-t will want to keep her!