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Post by Sue Short on Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:45 pm


Then there is the Tux Guy who shows up around ten at night. Have no idea what his condition is.
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Post by fiffur on Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:47 am

I hope you can catch the orange one very soon, if he has worms he could literally eat all day and still starve to death slowly. Poor guy.
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Post by Sue Short on Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:42 pm


I would love to catch Orange Dude but he refuses to get with the schedule.
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Post by fiffur on Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:10 pm

Any luck catching him yet Sue?
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Post by Sue Short on Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:09 pm


I'm going to start trying at the end of the month. I've got to cover the dinner shift for the next two weeks. I don't want one more thing on my plate.
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Post by fiffur on Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:51 pm

I understand how that is....
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Post by Sue Short on Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:27 pm


Now that I'm in a position to start trapping everyone is off schedule. Tux was here tonight, late meal he almost missed. We have a major light show going on. He did something odd tonight, he approached my front door and stood up, looked in to see what was going on.
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Post by bpaquet on Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:32 am

Uh oh! He is trying to be a pet. He might need to get in that trap and go to a rescue to find a family. I love you
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Post by Sue Short on Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:02 pm


I don't think so, it's as feral as they come when you try to approach him. GW and Sport do that at the backdoor. They learn to associate the door with food.
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Post by bpaquet on Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:12 pm

Ah... Still... Very cute.
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Post by Sue Short on Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:58 pm


The Rodent Patrol is doing well. Tux who is the newest member had a dead mouse in front of the Lair today. When I saw him I went and said good kitty, hoping to spook him off his kill. Instead he took off with it, the reason I wanted to get the dead mouse was it could have been poisoned. Rodentcides are a gift that do keep on killing.
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Post by bpaquet on Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:47 am

They are. That worried me when I had to put some out for our rodent visitors. Fortunately, the visitors all went elsewhere after they nibbled the bait. The company says that if a kitty does find one that ate the poison, they probably wouldn't be too interested. Apparently, it leaves some kind of trace (odor?). But... Most places don't look for "safe" rodenticides, and ferals are at risk. I hope Tux's kill was fresh and clean.
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Post by Sue Short on Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:30 pm


I think it was. Still, I worry even it it's save for the ferals what about the raptors and others that will make a meal out of it.
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Post by bpaquet on Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:30 pm

Definitely... The only good thing is that we don't find many raptors or other predators dying, so there must be some kind of warning that all but the hungriest can smell (or feel or something).
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Post by Sue Short on Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:48 pm


Just came back from feeding the Away Groups. They were starved, I don't think they were fed last night. The weather was just filthy and depending on the wind direction the porch were they are fed will be flooded. Same for the other station. The Rodent Patrol I can feed up next to the house.
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Post by bpaquet on Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:39 pm

Crying or Very sad It's sad when the weather is so nasty to them. I know they do not want to be pets, but it is sad that they can't be sheltered and dry.
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Post by Sue Short on Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:09 pm


It is. Still both groups look dry and clean. So they must have some place safe to den up.
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Post by bpaquet on Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:38 pm

The colony here goes to abandoned houses. Some are still in pretty good shape, and crawl spaces offer good shelter as long as the ground water stays out.
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Post by Sue Short on Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:51 pm


I think den up under someone's garage but I'm not sure.
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Post by bpaquet on Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:55 pm

I saw one of our colony the other day when I left early for work. The people in the corner house were feeding, so I know the colony is being taken care of. I asked the people if they were interested in TNR. They're thinking about it. Apparently, these cats began with the grandmother's cats who were never neutered, and the family is attached to her memory. I didn't feel right trying to convince them in the interest of the kitties since they were kind of emotional about grandma.
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Post by Sue Short on Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:07 am


Hopefully they will come around. Maybe in their grandmother's memory.
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Post by bpaquet on Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:02 am

That's a good idea. I'll try again. It might be easier to do in the winter since the kitties will be wanting more food and they will need to spend more to keep them all fat and happy. I have a feeling a couple of the kitties are actually pets that just hang out with grandma's ferals. It's all kind of weird the more I learn.
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Post by Sue Short on Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:46 pm


Sounds like it.
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Post by Sue Short on Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:51 pm


Hi, I'm Sport one of the original surviving members of the Rodent Patrol. I dictated this to Antonio. I want to say that I and GW are thankful to the Food Lady. She has stood by us and made sure we had full tummies for the longest time. Life is hard on the streets and she has done her best by us, even had us s/n We are truly thankful. There are new cats coming to the feeding station now and she will do the best she can by them Sport.
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Post by bpaquet on Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:15 pm

Hi Sport! I am glad you have a full tummy, and that you have a safe place with the Food Lady. Life on the streets is hard, and I think you have it all figured out. I am glad you are happy and safe.

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