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Yes. I had caught something in my trap. It was mid-morning. There shouldn’t be ANYTHING showing up at that time of day. My expectation when I set the trap last Saturday morning was that I would have to battle through the spiders sometime late Saturday night to check for a... Continue reading
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On Saturday morning I put food out in the three locations along the edge of the West Woods. In a spur-of-the-moment decision, I had decided to set my trap. I knew the nocturnal creature who had been eating the food would not come to dine during the day. That meant... Continue reading
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I knew the chances of another sibling still being somewhere out in those West Woods was slim, but after trapping Bunny (the third of that family), I started leaving food in three different places along the line where our property meets the woods. Two of those spots are right at... Continue reading
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Hey Friends. Here’s a quick Facebook report. My deep thanks to everyone who is sharing my posts – the blog posts and the various other things I am posting to my Daily Dose FB page. Because of the “Shares” on Traci Mae’s post, my FB page report tells me that... Continue reading
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Traci Mae has certainly done enough time in a shelter. My heart breaks for her EVERY day. When I met Traci Mae she had already spent time at the shelter where my daughters work. She was so unhappy there that I brought her here so her life might be better... Continue reading
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Before I start today’s post, let me thank everyone who shared my yesterday’s post on Facebook. My Daily Dose Facebook page received nineteen new Likes as a result, but listen to this – the “Reach” of that one post was OVER ONE THOUSAND. Can you imagine if my adoption posts... Continue reading
Quite a while back I got on Facebook. I did this for two reasons – to sell books and to get adoptions. I did not, as a result of being on Facebook, sell one book or get one adoption. So eventually I left Facebook. However, somehow my Daily Dose FB... Continue reading
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Luckily there has been no feline drama since I last posted. No new kismets, no yard cats, no bunnies. Also – NOBODY is near death’s door or even sick. And – there’s good news to report concerning Bunny. Since I’ve been released from the mind-gripping fear and adrenalin of trying... Continue reading
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With all of the new Winnie’s Wishers this Summer and Fall, it would be just wonderful to have a few adoptions. Here is a pair of SWEET cats. Peter Pan and Tinkerbell are a brother and sister bonded pair. They need to go to a home together. Whoever ends up... Continue reading
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John B commented on yesterday’s post inquiring about the potential brain damage Bunny could have suffered as a result of the extremely high fever. There are no noticeable signs. I’m not entirely sure what to look for. I know there can be subtle things if brain damage is mild. She... Continue reading
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In rescue work, there is bad and there is good. There is also VERY bad and VERY good. On this blog, I write about the reality of this work. If you read here, you go on this ride along with me. Even though the bad is tough to get through,... Continue reading
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I spent last week on this blog telling the story of Bunny and how she brought all the pieces together of a reunited family. I was telling the story last week, but it had actually played out several days before that. Something very different was playing out in real time.... Continue reading
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I brought my newest rescue into the kennel. I had not prepared in advance, so I didn’t have a cage clean and ready for this capture. Yardley was out of her cage sitting in the window, so I hurriedly scooped that litter box and put in different dishes. Then I... Continue reading
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The trap had been set all day Wednesday. Wednesday night I had to trip it and give up until daylight. Thursday morning, I got up VERY early. Before I did anything else, I raced down and set the trap. The tiny amount of food I’d left out was gone, but... Continue reading
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Last Wednesday morning I was working in the kennel when I heard my dogs start barking. I looked out the front door window of the kennel up towards my house and fenced dog areas. Rocky and Annabelle were barking but I could tell they didn’t know why. Miracle, on the... Continue reading
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On Wednesday of last week, I had a “sighting.” I could not believe there was ANOTHER cat in the edge of my yard. That morning I got only a glimpse but it was enough to see two things: the primary color was white and the poor thing was extremely skinny.... Continue reading
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Remember Me Thursday “is an awareness program that aims to shine a light on pet adoption by remembering the pets that were lost before they had a chance to find loving families. Participants can light candles at community events or online at the Remember Me Thursday gallery. This is a... Continue reading
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Slate and Toast are WONDERFUL laid-back cats. They cause NO trouble – EVER. They were feral kittens and now they have been here over a year. Toast follows me around in the cathouse and often plops down right beside me while I work. Slate follows Toast around. Both of these... Continue reading
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It was only a couple of weeks ago that I did an update on the feral kittens I rescued at the beginning of the Summer. The two males have now been neutered so that the four can safely continue to live together. Finnick and Prim are still not adoptable. This... Continue reading
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This week sails us into Autumn. We leave Summer behind and move into the cooler months. My hope is that this will mean more adoptions. Maybe folks are settling in, finished with Summer vacations, looking towards the “indoor” months ahead. Winnie’s Wish has some great cats who certainly deserve REAL... Continue reading
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Bobby is my current foster dog from the shelter where my girls work. Most of the time, I am fostering at least one shelter dog. The reasons vary, but some of the time I foster to give a dog a little “extra” before he or she goes to an adoption... Continue reading
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Older Daughter is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. There is a thick manual that comes with licensing explaining what wildlife can be taken and what cannot. The rules are strict (as they should be). Rehabilitators have one main goal – to make the animal healthy and prepared to be released back... Continue reading
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As the girls were growing up, we encountered the occasional wild animal who had been injured. Fearing we did not know enough to truly help, we discovered a wildlife rehabilitator (close to two hours away) and made the trip to her when the need arose. When Older Daughter grew up... Continue reading
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As I’ve said many times on this blog, I live in the middle of nowhere. Before I met my husband 27 years ago, I had not ever been out this way even though it is only half an hour from where I grew up. I remember the first time he... Continue reading
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Isaac is one of those wonderful cats. Now you know me. I think EVERY cat is a wonderful cat in his or her own way. But in terms of finding homes, I usually have the “tougher” cases. Isaac is NOT one of those. When I rescued Isaac he was infested... Continue reading