Thursday, April 25, 2013


Today was the day!  My little friend took the bate and entered the trap.

I am happy to report that the feral cat is a young, healthy male that has now been neutered and vaccinated.  My main concern was that this could be a female cat having litter after litter who may have had feline leukemia.  As it is, this cat will  not be contributing to the gene pool and can go about living his life free of disease.  A big thank you to Pets in Stitches in Dayton, Ohio that offers low cost spay and neuter and works with feral cats and the unpredictable schedule that they keep on getting trapped.
Stay tuned for more updates.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Is today the day?

Now that things have quieted down after Spring break at the kennel I will try to trap my feral friend.  The plan is to get him tested, vaccinated, spayed or neutered and released if he is truly feral.
"Another free meal?  OK."

"I see you.  And I have seen your trap."

Gorgeous!  And still free:)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hark! Who goes there?

Morty is on to the interloper. My fat, happy lap cat has decided to do border patrol.  Who knew the chubby kitty even cared about what goes on out there?

The stray cat has decided it is safe to dig through the trash as long as Morty is not in site. 

Morty pulled all his scary cat moves and after a 2 hour stare down Morty does a victory roll in the dirt.  I guess in cat speak he won?

Friday, April 12, 2013

Free is good!

Now he is more visible.  A good, free meal always lures them in.  And he seems to be getting use to me and my 'camera face.'  At this point I am guessing male with his blocky head.  The jowls seem to give his gender away.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Who is stalking who?

Can you see him?  Or at least can you see his eyes?  I can just hear him saying, "I know where you live..."  Very intriguing, he is sticking around.  To be continued....

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

What do we have here?

If any of you know me, you know I am a huge fan of cats.  In fact, my role model is Hello Kitty.  So imagine my surprise when I discovered this lurking around.

We live on 10 acres and are surrounded by farm land but it is actually rare for me to see feral cats.  But in the event that I do have one, I try my best to trap, spay/neuter and release.  Stay tuned for more cat sightings as this story unravels.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Yes, yes I know they are out there.  But I never see them in my backyard.  What a treat!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Bunny power

Finally!  Something to blog about.  I know, it's not much but it's that time of year to get our gardens started now that Mother Nature seems to be done with the snow...  Hopefully.  With the amount of rabbits that I have, I accumulate a lot of droppings.  Sometimes I get people contacting me that want to take it for their gardens.  I hear it does wonders for hostas.  But this year I decided to make an effort and use some of it myself.  I don't have time to garden as summer is our busy season at the kennel but my neighbor grows a very nice garden that I can visit as often as I like so I took some time to load up my trailer and took several loads over.  This stuff isn't light, let me tell you, so I will make a greater effort to pick a few vegetables once they start growing.  Their is great satisfaction knowing my rabbits helped grow something!

Stay tuned for pictures of the growing garden.