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    Hey, Christine (is that right?)
    How's that https://www.facebook.com/donate/3926...3649981378947/ going? I sure hope it is doing well. There should be lots of gifts for what you are doing ... kind, incredible work with needy animals.

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    Thank you for asking Jingle, Christina, my mom had to fight to get the hospital to change it on my birth certificate they put Christine and she was very upset lmao. People have been very kind and I have almost reached my asking goal. I really need like $300 more but I will have to manage what I can with what I get. It ends on Sunday.

    Well I only got two of the last four of Tommy's Ferals as that is what I am calling my community cats, he is the man who lives in the house where the cats hang out and he cares for them as best he can. I vet and he and a neighbor feed. He wants to take in a calico female as his own. She and a big ole tom are evading my traps lol. Tommy can actually catch the calico so I will take him a trap and let him put her in it. So I did trap two of the four, got a female spay and returned and trapped a litttle bitty guy who has a bad eye. Vet says it could have been born with it or it was an injury. He seems to be blind in it but it does not seem to be causing him any discomfort. He is on antibiotics to stop any secondary infections from his cold and some meds to help him stay calm so he will be more manageable and to relieve any discomfort he is feeling. A rescue group is paying for his vetting and we are waiting to see if he needs his eye removed. Hopefully not and it will necrotize calmly and quietly. He is only about 6 months old if that. By his behavior I believe him to have been born and raised in a home and tossed out either because of fleas or his eye to fend for himself. I had one rescue group tell me that it would be cruel to put a one eyed kitten back out in the community because of it's supposed chances of survival so euthanasia would be a likely outcome. I am thinking, come one, there are literally thousands of one eyed feral cats surviving out there. That made me mad and that is who I am currently fostering the three ferals which I still have and the new pick up for. One other told me it would be cruel to not return him to his colony and forcing him to be an indoor cat and another who told me that if a cat is tameable then it would be unfair to not give it a chance for a good life. So I am doing me, we will work with this little man and see if we can befriend him and find him a wonderful home. I have named him after the one eyed Viking character Odin who traded his eye for wisdom. Melvin just wasn't cutting it lolol.
    So I have taken him under my wing and am going to see if I can save this little guy.

    My tossed out kitty has been named Raven, has been spay, vetted, is FIV and Feline Leukemia negative. Had her first adoption event yesterday and got a lot of interest so she will find a great home fast. I can't wait until they find a barn for the three ferals I really need that space for Odin. I had to take him out of his ginormous home out there in the garage because it was too cold. Now he is in a carrier set up in the house. I want him to get use to the sights and sounds anyway.

    Wrote this yesterday and then forgot to post the dang thing. In the meantime little Odin is coming out of his shell, I have discovered that he doesn't mind dogs, loves head butts and catnip. He has the run of my room now, knows how to use his litter box, isn't afraid to explore. I think this little man will be just fine and will be totally adoptable. I will find out next week if they will sew his eye shut.

    GOt the request last night to help with 5 community kittens and mama. Can't take any more on. Am already bordering on being overwhelmed.

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    I am thrilled to announce that not only did little Odin not have to have his eye removed but she was able to cut away some of the sclera that had scarred over it so while he does have a cloudy spot in the middle of his lens he has a perfectly normal iris and pupil. He lets me handle him and he purrs. Strange sometimes he hides under the bed when I come in the room but once we are in there he comes out. He keeps his distance, I have to surprise pet his back then he relaxes and starts purring. He has a cone of shame on but it keeps him from rubbing and scratching until it is healed. It is driving him nuts lol, he scratches and tries to bathe but he can't. Poor guy is even nerve wracking to watch. He does not hiss or scratch when handled so I know he is not feral, wrong place right time I guess. I am really thinking somebody put him out due to his eye. I would like to take him over there and knock on doors and say hey see what you threw away!? A perfectly good kitten. Your loss someone else's gain. I am sure they wouldn't care but giving them a piece of my mind would make me feel better lol. I would probably just give them my card and vetting info and be nice, ugh!

    He still has the run of my bedroom during the day but goes into his carrier during the night. I do not sleep with cats because cats are nocturnal and I keep my bedroom door closed and I cherish my sleep lol. I am looking forward to letting him explore the house but I have to be sure it is not too soon. He doesn't have any where he could really hide just three pieces of furniture he could get behind.

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    These are my last three cats for now. I have had them for a while. Little Odin has become a foster fail, Jared is in love and I don't know how long it would take to adopt out a kitty with his eye healing still so we are keeping the little man. He has really come out of his shell and plays with the cats and just ignores or hisses at the dogs. They leave him alone.

    Raven is up for adoption, she is in what they call Kitty City at a Petsmart location. They have a room that is open to the public that has big cages for adoptables and each cat gets their chance to be in the room for a month. On weekends they have their adoption event where the fosters bring their rescues in and put them on show. They have adopted out thousands of cats to good homes. They are very picky where kitty goes and make sure they have their vetting and are microchipped.

    Last is Miss Louise. She came in with the group of ferals they started out untouchable but now Louise has decided that she is feeder friendly. So Los Gatos has decided that she deserves a chance to become adoptable so I am working with her to get her there. The two baby ferals have found their forever home in a warm community cat colony in the thumb of the state. So three ferals saved and rehomed, one soon to be adoptable and one that already is up for adoption.

    Little Odin before and after.


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    This is sweet Raven



    Miss Louise

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    Two videos, I hope you can see them it wouldn't let me outright put them here but these should be watchable links. I don't have any good pics of Louise yet.

    Yes that is my fat self in the Louise video, y'all get to see how i look. I don't think I even had my front teeth in there. I only meant to share it with one other person but what the heck.

    I have informed Los Gatos that I will no longer be able to long term foster for them. I can do ER holds or a week or two but no more months at a time. I think it holds me back from helping more animals.

    My outdoors is almost ready, I have the catio officially cat safe but lots to do to it still. Most of my fencing supplies purchased and ready to break ground before it gets solid and becomes a nightmare to work with.

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    aaaaaaggh --- I can't see either of the videos... "This Video Is Unavailable"
    But congratulations on all the good work you do.

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    Well, phooey .... once again all I can see is "This Video Is Unavailable". I hope other people can see it.

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    OOOPs I had it on private lol sorry

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    Hey Christine ... how's it going with the kitty cats? I hope all is well.

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