Leveling Up

The listserve that had put me in touch with the desperate trappers was killing me; I just couldn't take it anymore, the posts were overwhelming and I often found myself screaming at my phone or computer with sentences like "Seriously?!?!" and "Are you kidding?!?!".  It felt like everyone was dumping their cat/kitten/trapping problems on others, …

Ralph

Two days after the emotional drop off of Mindy at the ASPCA Animal Hospital I received a call from a caretaker I very much like, Pat and Joey.  Apparently an adult cat had joined their colony and he was not doing well.  He was dragging his paw and had either a tumor or a hernia …

Kitten season begins

A woman I met at the TNR workshop lived near me and needed help with a cat.  Apparently the cat had two kittens and before the woman could get certified and check out the traps from Neighborhood cats, the kittens had been hit by a car.  The mother was still around the are and the …

Starting over again

We had almost reached a year of being involved in TNR and I had been building a bigger community on Instagram.  I posted a photo of some traps with trap covers I made myself and a few of the other TNR friends I had online really liked them and asked for the pattern.  It was …

The first time

So here is where it all started.  I walk my three dogs around the neighborhood twice a day at minimum and in the process I meet a lot of my neighbors.  We talk about the dogs, then we talk about the weather, and finally we talk about the neighborhood.  A very nice woman a few …