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14+kitties
August 22nd, 2008, 10:18 AM
That I know of. Trap is still set in case there are more.
I think there's a new daddy in town too. The kitten at the back of the crate is black and white. Never have had a black one. :frustrated: Guess trap will be set constantly.
We are on the look out for another crate. I need to separate momma from babies or I won't be able to tame the kittens. Mom won't let me near.
Can you tell she is PO'd? :D

hazelrunpack
August 22nd, 2008, 10:20 AM
:eek: I think I missed that you'd managed to get mamma! :highfive: Good job, 14+!!

Is that all of the kittens or are there more to catch, yet?

You're such an :angel: for this guys! :grouphug:

Oh, ya...she definitely looks POd! :laughing:

cpietra16
August 22nd, 2008, 10:21 AM
great news... Do yuo have any ideas on how many there may be? I hope you get all her babies...and then some:D
If only cats could talk:rolleyes:

babymomma
August 22nd, 2008, 10:21 AM
Great Job 14+!!!!! Hopefully if there are anymore babies you'll catch them!

jessi76
August 22nd, 2008, 10:22 AM
wow, great job!! I hope you got them all... and eeek.. that is one cranky momma! very pretty cats though

14+kitties
August 22nd, 2008, 10:41 AM
Hazel - I finally caught Little Momma yesterday after 2 years! I reset the trap and kept checking it. Babies were in it this morning. I had it covered so they were ok. I don't think they would take long to tame if I had them in a separate cage from mom. She won't let me near them. Claws are out! I also need to get them away so she can dry up. She will be another one like Storm. I won't be able to integrate her with the rest of the gang. But I know she doesn't go too far.

As for is there more around... yep, there is. I think I almost have them all and more come out of the woodwork. :frustrated: These guys make somewhere around 33 or so.

pet lovr 4 life
August 22nd, 2008, 11:22 AM
good job 14+ if only there were more :angel2: like you...as for taming mama use food...it works great...buddy used to be cranky like that to...but give her a couple of days by herself and then try wet cat food...then give her a day and do it again...give her a little bit of dry cat food but not so much that she is full just enuf so she dosnt feal like she is starving...:)
and in order to get the kitens out use a sheet to trap her in and then just snatch them...lol...:highfive: good luck :thumbs up

bendyfoot
August 22nd, 2008, 11:28 AM
ohhhh, that's a MAD momma!!!

Love4himies
August 22nd, 2008, 11:43 AM
WAY TO GO 14+

I bet momma is relieved her babies are with her.

So you are going to spay and release? Once the kittens are away from momma, I am sure in your care, they will come to love the indoor life with humans;).

Chris21711
August 22nd, 2008, 12:25 PM
She is really giving you the evil eye there 14k. This is just neverending, you are going to have to start wearing blinkers when you go outside so that you don't see too much. Way to go, you are an :angel: for these little guys and their saviour. :thumbs up What kind of cages are you in need of let me know.

rainbow
August 22nd, 2008, 12:35 PM
Awesome job 14+ :thumbs up but then I knew you would do it. :angel:

Even though momma looks ticked off she is still very pretty :lovestruck: and the babies are adorable. :cloud9:

And, just what you needed.....a new daddy around. :frustrated: Good luck. :fingerscr :goodvibes:

Frenchy
August 22nd, 2008, 12:56 PM
Good job 14+ :highfive: :crazy:

14+kitties
August 22nd, 2008, 01:37 PM
Thanks all! :D Little Momma has sure given me a run for my money! I am so glad I finally caught her! I haven't seen the other female for a few months now but I am sure she will show up soon with kittens in tow! :frustrated: Sometimes it's a curse to have an acreage!
L4H - she will be a spay and release like Stormy. I hope she does the same and sticks around. :fingerscr But she has the last two winters. I can't see anything being different just cause she gets fixed. The babies I will try to adopt.
Chris - I use the largest dog crates I can find. Kijiji is good for something. I have found the three I have on there for reasonable amounts. I think there is one available in Hamilton for $50. I will have to check. The three I have are all in use. Minimo has one for her "safe place" in the catuary. We still have one set up in the kitchen for the house kitties and of course, the new ones are in the garage in the other crate. lol The way it's going I am going to need about 5 more!!

phoozles
August 22nd, 2008, 04:22 PM
Congrats 14+ you are a cat nabber extraordinaire! :highfive:
The babies look sweet, but mom sure doesn't look happy.
How was she when you put the babies in there?

14+kitties
August 22nd, 2008, 05:48 PM
Congrats 14+ you are a cat nabber extraordinaire! :highfive:
The babies look sweet, but mom sure doesn't look happy.
How was she when you put the babies in there?


It's funny phoozles. She wasn't that bad last night when she was by herself. As soon as I put her babies in with her she got the "ohoh, now I have to protect my babies" attitude. :D It's all good. We are looking for another crate now so we can separate them. She can hiss all she wants from the safety of another crate while I tame kittens. :cloud9: Hubby refuses to have these ones in the house. Gee, I wonder why? :o

krdahmer
August 22nd, 2008, 05:54 PM
Woo! Hey do you want that big cat crate I was telling you about? You can use it until I need it again... which I can't see needing it in the forseeable future. It folds down so it should fit in a regular trunk. Just let me know... anyhow off to see if I can coax George out again! :fingerscr

14+kitties
August 22nd, 2008, 06:01 PM
Thanks kr! If we can't get the one off kijiji then I may take you up on that offer! :thumbs up I need to get momma away from the babies.
Good luck with George! I really hope you catch him tonight. :goodvibes:

ancientgirl
August 22nd, 2008, 07:08 PM
14+, I think you're going to have to change your moniker! Wow, caught your girl after 2 years! I'm glad you got her, but now you need to find that wandering sperm machine.:eek:

They're adorable! Momma looks really pissed.:laughing:

Frenchy
August 22nd, 2008, 10:07 PM
Maybe mommy will see you're not so bad and will stick around after the spay. :goodvibes: she'll think : now where do I put my name for the next place to open up in the catuary ? :D

allymack
August 22nd, 2008, 10:15 PM
way to go! they are such little cuties!:cloud9:

Chaser
August 22nd, 2008, 10:56 PM
Awww....they're so adorable! :cloud9:

14+kitties
August 22nd, 2008, 11:01 PM
Maybe mommy will see you're not so bad and will stick around after the spay. :goodvibes: she'll think : now where do I put my name for the next place to open up in the catuary ? :D

:laughing::laughing: I hope so. I know from experience with Storm that she doesn't want anything to do with the ones in there. I will try Little Momma in a crate in there and see what she does but I have a feeling she is going to be living the same way she has the last 2 years. Just with no more babies. :D There is still room in the catuary for more. They all seem to find their own spots.

growler~GateKeeper
August 23rd, 2008, 01:14 AM
WTG!!!! Good Job Geri :highfive:

Oh Little Momma sure ain't a happy camper, though I see she is using the litterbox, so there may be hope for her yet :goodvibes:

:goodvibes: :fingerscr for the rest of the litter if there are anymore & the new stud in town

That baby b&w is adorable :lovestruck: from the 2nd pic it looks like there is still some tabby stripes there too

14+kitties
August 23rd, 2008, 07:34 AM
Oh Little Momma sure ain't a happy camper, though I see she is using the litterbox, so there may be hope for her yet :goodvibes:

:goodvibes: :fingerscr for the rest of the litter if there are anymore & the new stud in town

That baby b&w is adorable :lovestruck: from the 2nd pic it looks like there is still some tabby stripes there too

Thanks growler! Yeah, litterbox......trying to figure out how I am going to clean it with ol' cranky pants there. :rolleyes: She doesn't like me putting my hands near the cage.

I hope there is no more to the litter. Am heading outside very soon to check trap again. :fingerscr I have a feeling if there's new studs around they are probably way back in the bush. Momma gets around.

I am almost positive the b&w has the tabby stripes. Will have to take a closer look today. We are hopefully picking up a new crate tonight so momma can have her very own and I can start taming kitties!

ancient - I have gotten used to the 14+. Guess I will keep it. :D I wouldn't know what to change it to anyway. The way these cats keep showing up........ 14hundred? :eek:

aslan
August 23rd, 2008, 07:46 AM
lol, technically 14+ is still accurate, the plus just keeps growing. I know at one point my neighbour was looking to get rid of a double, large, crate, holds two goldens with a divider in the middle. If you'd like i can see if she still wants to get rid of it. and i can always drop it off at chico2's for you to pick up if you'd like.

14+kitties
August 23rd, 2008, 07:52 AM
lol, technically 14+ is still accurate, the plus just keeps growing. I know at one point my neighbour was looking to get rid of a double, large, crate, holds two goldens with a divider in the middle. If you'd like i can see if she still wants to get rid of it. and i can always drop it off at chico2's for you to pick up if you'd like.

That would be great aslan! Actually, I am trying to find a day for you and Chico to visit. I start working at one of the local grocery stores on Mon so have to find out my schedule. We will have to figure out something soon. :fingerscr

aslan
August 23rd, 2008, 07:56 AM
ok as soon as i see her i will check, unfortunately we gave quincy's crate away or i'd let you have it. Chico's is about 15-20 mins from me so let me know, grace loves her hubby and they want to meet the terrible trio..:D

chico2
August 23rd, 2008, 08:12 AM
Oh,oh Hubbies head will swell:laughing:
We have all the time in the world,so whatever you girls decide is fine with me.
I am just dragging my butt here day after day and soon it will be snowing,I just got to go to Grimsby,I just got to meet the teribble trio.

Hopefully you'll be able to get the crate Aslan,we'll be here!(except next week friday)..

Geri,thank's for your unending patience,unending devotion to our furry little guys:thumbs up

aslan
August 23rd, 2008, 08:22 AM
no no chico, since 14+ has to go to TO from some reason, and technically you are in between the two of us, we'll bring the trio and 14+ to you.

chico2
August 23rd, 2008, 08:28 AM
Ok,sounds good,then Geri can pick out what plants she wants too,,but I still want to go to Grimsby and meet the kitties.

14+kitties
August 23rd, 2008, 11:07 AM
Thanks Chico and aslan! I will try to find out when I work and let you guys know. :) I think I can even find your place Chico if it's right on Third Line. Maybe I can even talk kr into coming for a drive. :fingerscr

I am going to look at that crate tonight. Even if I get it it wouldn't hurt to have a spare or two around just in case. They never seem to be empty for long around here. I hope she doesn't want too much for it though aslan. Money is tight until I start getting paid again. :frustrated:

I asked at the Benevolent Store yesterday for any old blankets or quilts that they can't sell on the floor. They said they would donate them to me if they got any in. That would be great!!! Kitties would have warm cozies to curl up in this winter in the garage if they choose to live there. And I can use some more in the catuary.

Chris21711
August 23rd, 2008, 01:34 PM
Crikey 14k, I wish you didn't live so far. I can get a crate but how do I get it to you? Are you still thinking that in the fall you will be coming to Newmarket? I can get a bunch of blankies etc. together for you. How ia momma today?

krdahmer
August 23rd, 2008, 02:12 PM
Sure I would! I'll bring ya my crate too. We all going for a swim at Chico's??? :laughing:

14+kitties
August 23rd, 2008, 02:17 PM
Crikey 14k, I wish you didn't live so far. I can get a crate but how do I get it to you? Are you still thinking that in the fall you will be coming to Newmarket? I can get a bunch of blankies etc. together for you. How ia momma today?

Mmmm, we will be taking Little Momma in to get fixed in TO sometime within the next month. We could meet there but hubby isn't always the most patient. Or, I could see if kr wants to go on a road trip some day. :D I am ok on roads I don't know as long as I have a guide. I am sure we could find you. :D
I looked up your town on Mapquest. It isn't too far. Just a nice Sunday drive. :rolleyes: I am starting a job Monday too so have to work around a schedule now! :eek:

I have gone out a few times to visit mom and babies. Momma has diarrhea. To be expected when she is going from a little cat food and lots of mice/birds/whatever she catches to just cat food. I will keep an eye on her. There are lots of growls from her for the first minute or so till she knows for sure I am not going to do anything to hurt them. Then she calms down a little.
The babies don't seem too afraid. I have touched them through the bars of the crate. They don't seem too afraid.

I really appreciate this Chris. The blankets will come in handy for the winter. The experts say to use straw for the kitties to burrow down in so I may go bug a farmer. Even if it is just for under the cat house. I used blankets last year and they did fine.


You guys are the best! I hope you all know that. :angel:'s all of you!

Chris21711
August 23rd, 2008, 02:25 PM
We are definately going to have to work something out. Where do you go in TO for spaying? Straw works good for insulation. I know some of the old farmhouses they will have straw stacked around foundations and such, it is a great insulant against hot and cold. Gotta figure something out :frustrated:

14+kitties
August 23rd, 2008, 02:37 PM
Yep, we will. I am ok for now. I take the kitties to Brimley/Lawrence, Scarborough. It's always on a Sunday. I know I will be getting a couple of Sundays a month off of work so I will have to schedule spaying around that.
I will let you know and maybe we can meet up then.

I have a few farmers around here I can buy cheap straw from. I think it will work well for my ferals who use the garage for the winter. I will just leave a crate or two set up for them and fill them with straw. Hubby is resigned to the fact that there will always be cats around. :D

Next time I go to TO I would like to take more than just Little Momma. All of the house kitties need done too soon. So I can take 5 with me. I still have 2 free so will only have to pay for 3. Not bad. TT is being done at my vet here. He should be able to go in very soon.

Chris21711
August 23rd, 2008, 02:42 PM
We'll figure something out 14k for sure. You got a J - O - B 14k :sad: I'm still looking, trouble is most of the stores want you to be available all hours, nope, nope.

14+kitties
August 23rd, 2008, 02:45 PM
Yep. Only applied at one store and got a phone call to come in the next day. The lady who interviewed me has 6 kitties of her own. :D We talked more about them than we did work. She called me the next day and told me to come in for Monday. :) Only part time but that's what I want. I need time for my kitties at home.

chico2
August 23rd, 2008, 02:48 PM
14+,it would be great if we can get you all together,Dahmer,you, Aslan and Grace+your hubby of course.
Bare in mind,I have a small house,it would be great if you could come soon,so we can be outside.
I also have a comforter and a King Size down-duvet you can have if you want+the latest kitty-house from Ikea,my cats just don't bother with it...maybe yours would.
Are you working full time??Or are you home some days???

14+kitties
August 23rd, 2008, 02:58 PM
Somehow I missed kr's reply in here. :o Sorry hon!
So now I know that kr would come along I can go anywhere!!! :):clap::clap:

I am only working part time Chico. I will have some days off. I will have to wait to see what the schedule looks like. I am not sure how far ahead they do it. Most places it's only a week in advance.
It is so nice of you to offer some blankets! Wow!! If this keeps up I will have the warmest kitties this side of the equator!! I am sure a few of the kitties will love to make use of a kitty house too!

You guys are gonna get me bawling here. I never ever meant to ask for stuff from you all. :grouphug: Thank you each and every one of you!! :cry:

krdahmer
August 23rd, 2008, 05:20 PM
We'll figure something out 14k for sure. You got a J - O - B 14k :sad: I'm still looking, trouble is most of the stores want you to be available all hours, nope, nope.

Tell me about it... try looking for work in a tourist town... its all shift work and minimum wage!


And 14+ we all are happy to donate things like blankets and food.... because you have the space and are doing things to help kitties that we only dream of being able to do!!! I for one love to know that what I donate is put to good use... and you certainly do put it all to very good use! :thumbs up I have quite a few blankets just gathering dust around here too... I'll package them up and send them over before the cold! I have a few cat beds that don't get used much too... went a little nuts buying them on sale, have about 2 each... and only a total of about 3 actually get used!

Let me know when you want to go, I'd love to meet everyone too! (And any excuse to visit cute kitties is a good one!)

chico2
August 23rd, 2008, 05:28 PM
Dahmer,you girls,Geri,Aslan,Grace and you work it out,hubby and I are here,blissfully retired.
The only days we are not is August 29th and sept 7th.

14+kitties
August 23rd, 2008, 05:49 PM
Now all we have to do is to get Chris to come from her place. :thumbs up It would be a grand ol' time!!

aslan
August 23rd, 2008, 06:10 PM
lol, september 7th is not good for us either, i will be screaming my lungs out on behemoth at wonderland. lol, i notice everyones real names are used but mine, muaaaaah.

ancientgirl
August 23rd, 2008, 06:49 PM
:yell: I live too far to join in.

14+kitties
August 23rd, 2008, 10:50 PM
kr - you want me to be a bawling mess, don't you? :rolleyes:
ancient - come on up! I'm sure we could find a spare bed for you. And kr has lots of extra kitty beds. She just said so. :D :p

krdahmer
August 24th, 2008, 02:11 AM
And I hear you can fly for about $99 round trip from Florida! ;)

Of course you're like me now... you HAVE to have in home cat sitters... :rolleyes::laughing:

FancyAppy
August 24th, 2008, 05:44 AM
What a great community of big hearted people. You all are offering so much help to 14..it warms my heart. You all are a great bunch of folks.
14 You are so sweet to continue to care for the ferals as you do. You have given so many cats a new chance at life by trapping, taming, spaying, feeding . You are a hero. Thank you for all you do for the kitties. I know it is not easy or cheap, but you do it anyway because you love the cats and care about them . thank you for caring so much.

ancientgirl
August 24th, 2008, 09:36 AM
Hmmm...that would be a nice vacation. I've always wanted to visit Canada.

aslan
August 24th, 2008, 03:26 PM
14+ just spoke to the neighbour with the double crate, when i told her what it was for she gave us the deal of the century...$0.00:D gotta love us loonie animal lovers, so just decide the chico date and i'll bring it with us. hmmm and 3 dogs, and grace, hmmm someone might have to sit in grace's lap.

14+kitties
August 24th, 2008, 03:32 PM
:cry: Thank you soooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!! Give your neighbour a hug for me please! I really appreciate this. Now I can keep another kitty or two safe! Dang, this is awwwweeeesssooommmmeeee!!!!!!!!!!!
F A B U L O U S !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rainbow
August 24th, 2008, 03:41 PM
You guys are all AWESOME !!! :thumbs up :angel: :grouphug: ...I wish I was back there so I could help too. :)

chico2
August 24th, 2008, 04:28 PM
WOW!!! hat's great stuff,a hug for the neighbor from me too:grouphug:
Whatever day you girls decide is ok with me,hubby is starting to get excited:laughing:
Just give me one days warning,like to provide you girls and guys with some sort of lunch,ok!!
Friday(aug 29),I am busy,but the long weekend we are doing nothing...

Brandykins
August 24th, 2008, 08:18 PM
Wee cuties - all of them. All look so happy and contented. Lovely pics.

14+kitties
August 24th, 2008, 08:27 PM
Wee cuties - all of them. All look so happy and contented. Lovely pics.

Brandykins - You better take another look at those faces!! Not too happy and contented! I had just caught the babies that day and the mom the day before! Def not happy! But they will be by next week.

aslan
August 24th, 2008, 08:35 PM
that's not anger, that's impatience, they know you're the lady with all the kitty food...