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   Barn Cat Buddies rescues "unadoptable" feral felines from the euthanasia table and finds them homes in barns and garden centers. Welcome to a feel good Caturday (w/video)

08 Dec 2012 08:00 AM   |   6194 clicks   |   WSLS Virginia
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Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  
Of all the Caturday submissions today, this is my favorite.

06 Dec 2012 07:51 PM
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Chariset    [TotalFark]  
By the way, never dump a housecat off at a farm thinking they'll have plenty to eat and a warm place to sleep. Any place that can support a feral cat population already has one, and newcomers will be chased off or even killed by the resident ferals.

06 Dec 2012 08:07 PM
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OlderGuy    [TotalFark]  
I like this one also.. so does feral Fred. These people are great..glad they are there...

06 Dec 2012 08:09 PM
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Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  
i415.photobucket.com

06 Dec 2012 08:12 PM
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lilyspad    [TotalFark]  
Hi Guize!!! I just finished trying to download the other story about the kittens scaling "Mt. Ottoman"! Cute, but my compooter didn't like it. **sounded like a Sherpa** submission!!!

06 Dec 2012 08:17 PM
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lilyspad    [TotalFark]  
This is a good story...I like the idea of finding outside homes for kittehs also.

06 Dec 2012 08:18 PM
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The Ice Queen    [TotalFark]  
The Humane Society here has a program like this (I think its $20/cat or maybe $20 for a group, I'm not sure). The cats have been fixed, ear tipped, and given their distemper and rabies vaccines. Our rescue has also done something like this, relocate ferals and colonies.

06 Dec 2012 08:18 PM
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Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  

lilyspad: Hi Guize!!! I just finished trying to download the other story about the kittens scaling "Mt. Ottoman"! Cute, but my compooter didn't like it. **sounded like a Sherpa** submission!!!



Well, someone did submit it earlier, but it was redlight. :-)

06 Dec 2012 08:19 PM
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lilyspad    [TotalFark]  
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Although she USED to be feral, Lily is definately an INSIDE itteh now. And she LIKES IT!!!! :D

06 Dec 2012 08:21 PM
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lilyspad    [TotalFark]  
KITTEH....hand typing is hard today....:P

06 Dec 2012 08:22 PM
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cretinbob    [TotalFark]  
Don't dump a housecat off anywhere. Barncats and ferals are wild animals, housecats are not. Even the housecat you let outside to play for a few hours isn't completely capable of taking care of themselves.
Then yeah, there is the whole territoriality subject, especially among males. Barn cats are rarely altered, and an unaltered, wild male cat is deadly. We even have issues with Jeff and Dumdum, who are fixed. We have to turn down unaltered adult males because they will fight. That's another part of why we need to get out of the house and get a bigger place. Mac is the third in line, but he is extremely submissive.

We where trying to figure out between the two, who are brothers, the alpha male really is. I think this picture, when Dumdum was harassing and playing rough with a sick kitten, really settles that argument.
Jeff wasn't going to have any more of that shiat.

farm4.staticflickr.com

//please pass this link around facebook, twitter, whatever, just pass it around. Working on getting it to local media here, but the more farther it's spread the better.

06 Dec 2012 08:23 PM
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lilyspad    [TotalFark]  
Sooo...HAPPY CATURDAY!!!! YAY!! I am SO READY for this!

06 Dec 2012 08:23 PM
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spinach gunk    [TotalFark]  
i870.photobucket.com

06 Dec 2012 08:24 PM
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lilyspad    [TotalFark]  

cretinbob: Working on getting it to local media here, but the more farther it's spread the better.


I already sent it to everyone I know...not much, but it's all I gots!!! Good luck!!! :D

06 Dec 2012 08:25 PM
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lilyspad    [TotalFark]  
i.imgur.com

06 Dec 2012 08:27 PM
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professional_vampire    [TotalFark]  
Yay! It's Caturday!

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06 Dec 2012 08:27 PM
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AdolfOliverPanties     
I'm a dog person, but this sounds like a cool program.

06 Dec 2012 08:28 PM
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John Buck 41    [TotalFark]  
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Hey, everyone. It's...Caturday.

(my Steven Wright impression)

06 Dec 2012 08:29 PM
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lilyspad    [TotalFark]  
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She hates it when I wake her up! It always sounds like "Mrrrr???"

06 Dec 2012 08:33 PM
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Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  

cretinbob: Don't dump a housecat off anywhere. Barncats and ferals are wild animals, housecats are not. Even the housecat you let outside to play for a few hours isn't completely capable of taking care of themselves.
Then yeah, there is the whole territoriality subject, especially among males. Barn cats are rarely altered, and an unaltered, wild male cat is deadly. We even have issues with Jeff and Dumdum, who are fixed. We have to turn down unaltered adult males because they will fight. That's another part of why we need to get out of the house and get a bigger place. Mac is the third in line, but he is extremely submissive.

We where trying to figure out between the two, who are brothers, the alpha male really is. I think this picture, when Dumdum was harassing and playing rough with a sick kitten, really settles that argument.
Jeff wasn't going to have any more of that shiat.

[farm4.staticflickr.com image 500x375]

//please pass this link around facebook, twitter, whatever, just pass it around. Working on getting it to local media here, but the more farther it's spread the better.



Just tweeted this:  indiegogo.com/littlemews  Little Mews Rescue needs to expand! If you can help, lend a hand! 

06 Dec 2012 08:34 PM
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lilyspad    [TotalFark]  
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"Fine, I'll come over to you so you can give me scritches"

06 Dec 2012 08:36 PM
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lilyspad    [TotalFark]  

Bathia_Mapes: Just tweeted this:  indiegogo.com/littlemews  Little Mews Rescue needs to expand! If you can help, lend a hand!


Yay! Good on you!! I don't do tweets or facebook.

06 Dec 2012 08:37 PM
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lilyspad    [TotalFark]  
Hell, I don't even have a cell phone! Yes, I live in the "dark ages".:D

06 Dec 2012 08:38 PM
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Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  

lilyspad: Bathia_Mapes: Just tweeted this:  indiegogo.com/littlemews  Little Mews Rescue needs to expand! If you can help, lend a hand!

Yay! Good on you!! I don't do tweets or facebook.



I don't do FB, but I use Twitter. 
 
I have a cell phone, but it's an inexpensive prepaid. 

06 Dec 2012 08:42 PM
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tigerose    [TotalFark]  
Yay! Caturday! What a week! Rough at work for both of us. Then the shower surround finally bit the dust..but it leaked into the kitchen, damaging the wood trim Mr.Rose had so painstakingly put up. The same day he got a flat tire, and had to have all new tires...and finally, my Father in law, who is in assisted living is not doing well at all. He has a bad heart valve. He is 87.

The good thing is that Eli has not chomped me in the morning this week..he is about the only thing that is not snappish this week!

06 Dec 2012 08:44 PM
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Pineapples     
Yay outside kitties! I keep saying when we get a house I am going to line the yard with outside cat houses and make sure all the outside kitties get warms and foods.

Here's an outside kitty who has recently taken up on my porch:

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Handsome fella! Likes to sit at the window and stare inside, too. Makes my cats go NUTS! But he's sweet. Always waiting for me after work with his squeaky maow, knowing as soon as I get inside I'll be out on the porch with some gooshies!

.....also a possum has found this out too and gets the leftover kitty food around 11pm. Wildlife!

06 Dec 2012 08:44 PM
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lilyspad    [TotalFark]  

tigerose: Yay! Caturday! What a week! Rough at work for both of us. Then the shower surround finally bit the dust..but it leaked into the kitchen, damaging the wood trim Mr.Rose had so painstakingly put up. The same day he got a flat tire, and had to have all new tires...and finally, my Father in law, who is in assisted living is not doing well at all. He has a bad heart valve. He is 87.


So sorry for your "sucky week"! Mine wasn't great either, but it's getting better now! AND...I think I ordered a new car! (OHMYGAWDI'MFREAKINGOUT) never had a new car in my life! :D

06 Dec 2012 08:48 PM
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lilyspad    [TotalFark]  

Pineapples: Here's an outside kitty who has recently taken up on my porch:


Cute kitteh!!! Is is a boy ?

06 Dec 2012 08:49 PM
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lilyspad    [TotalFark]  
DUH!! You said "fellah"....read, gurl!

06 Dec 2012 08:49 PM
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Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  

Pineapples: Yay outside kitties! I keep saying when we get a house I am going to line the yard with outside cat houses and make sure all the outside kitties get warms and foods.

Here's an outside kitty who has recently taken up on my porch:

[img.photobucket.com image 799x596]

Handsome fella! Likes to sit at the window and stare inside, too. Makes my cats go NUTS! But he's sweet. Always waiting for me after work with his squeaky maow, knowing as soon as I get inside I'll be out on the porch with some gooshies!

.....also a possum has found this out too and gets the leftover kitty food around 11pm. Wildlife!



Until our property management forbid feeding the feral cats (upon pain of eviction), I used to put out food for them everyday, but I learned quickly to bring in any uneaten dry kibble after it started getting dark.  If I didn't our tiny fenced in patio would be invaded by raccoons. 

06 Dec 2012 08:50 PM
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gremlin1    [TotalFark]  
i877.photobucket.com

06 Dec 2012 08:52 PM
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Debby7813    [TotalFark]  
Yay! It's Caturday! What a nice story, and what a great rescue group.

Oh, and cats...

i235.photobucket.com

//my sister's cats, my caption

06 Dec 2012 08:53 PM
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sherpa18    [TotalFark]  

Welcome to Caturday, everbuddy!

i415.photobucket.com

06 Dec 2012 08:53 PM
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lilyspad    [TotalFark]  
i.imgur.com 
I've been having "brain connection" problems all day!

06 Dec 2012 08:53 PM
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Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  

lilyspad: [i.imgur.com image 400x500] 
I've been having "brain connection" problems all day!



Have you tried rebooting?  :-D

06 Dec 2012 08:54 PM
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lilyspad    [TotalFark]  
Hi Sherpa! How YOU doin' this week? How's the knee?

06 Dec 2012 08:54 PM
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mousiebelle    [TotalFark]  
Crazy, weird week. The guy is on his last round in the truck!!! Then we plan to buy a pickup (we need a 2nd vehicle & he can use it for the business we plan to start). He'll drive said truck back home and then the real work begins - starting our own business! Then we can get the kid! I can't wait to get him out of the truck & have him home all the time!!! **Squeeee**

06 Dec 2012 08:55 PM
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lilyspad    [TotalFark]  

Bathia_Mapes: Have you tried rebooting?  :-D


My "rebooting" is coming home, putting on my slippers, and cracking open a beer...or several. :D

06 Dec 2012 08:56 PM
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lilyspad    [TotalFark]  

mousiebelle: Crazy, weird week. The guy is on his last round in the truck!!! Then we plan to buy a pickup (we need a 2nd vehicle & he can use it for the business we plan to start). He'll drive said truck back home and then the real work begins - starting our own business! Then we can get the kid! I can't wait to get him out of the truck & have him home all the time!!! **Squeeee**


WOW!!! Awesome! Nor more road trips and such?? Good for you guys!! What kind of business??

06 Dec 2012 08:57 PM
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laulaja    [TotalFark]  
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Sorry this is so bitty. Once I truly read sherpa's re-sizing .gifs sending, I may be able to Do Summat Useful with this. It dates Away Back. But glad to finally be here!

06 Dec 2012 08:58 PM
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gremlin1    [TotalFark]  

lilyspad: Bathia_Mapes: Have you tried rebooting?  :-D

My "rebooting" is coming home, putting on my slippers, and cracking open a beer...or several. :D


Did you see the story on the main page about 30 beers a day help fight off cold and flu virus and probably the ability to stand upright ?

06 Dec 2012 09:00 PM
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lilyspad    [TotalFark]  
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It's not a mobile "pole dancing" business, is it???? HA!

06 Dec 2012 09:02 PM
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lilyspad    [TotalFark]  

gremlin1: Did you see the story on the main page about 30 beers a day help fight off cold and flu virus and probably the ability to stand upright ?


"Probably"??? Hell, if I drank that much a day, I would never wake up!!!

06 Dec 2012 09:03 PM
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mousiebelle    [TotalFark]  

lilyspad: mousiebelle: Crazy, weird week. The guy is on his last round in the truck!!! Then we plan to buy a pickup (we need a 2nd vehicle & he can use it for the business we plan to start). He'll drive said truck back home and then the real work begins - starting our own business! Then we can get the kid! I can't wait to get him out of the truck & have him home all the time!!! **Squeeee**

WOW!!! Awesome! Nor more road trips and such?? Good for you guys!! What kind of business??


We're looking at furniture repair, maybe with some refurbishing & building. He worked in furniture for 8 or 9 years before we ended up doing the trucking thing, so it's something he knows how to do & enjoys. I'm also working on starting up a non-profit designed to help others dealing with chronic pain. Lots of stuffs going on! He's REALLY nervous, but we have to get going on this. We can't go after the kid until he's off the road, & she's beyond ready for us to go get her. Lars is ready to have his girl home :)

06 Dec 2012 09:04 PM
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gremlin1    [TotalFark]  
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06 Dec 2012 09:04 PM
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lilyspad    [TotalFark]  
We're looking at furniture repair, maybe with some refurbishing & building. He worked in furniture for 8 or 9 years before we ended up doing the trucking thing, so it's something he knows how to do & enjoys. I'm also working on starting up a non-profit designed to help others dealing with chronic pain. Lots of stuffs going on! He's REALLY nervous, but we have to get going on this. We can't go after the kid until he's off the road, & she's beyond ready for us to go get her. Lars is ready to have his girl home :)

That sounds really kewl!!! Good luck to both of you!!! And your girl!!!

06 Dec 2012 09:06 PM
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gremlin1    [TotalFark]  
i877.photobucket.com

06 Dec 2012 09:06 PM
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Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  

lilyspad: Bathia_Mapes: Have you tried rebooting?  :-D

My "rebooting" is coming home, putting on my slippers, and cracking open a beer...or several. :D



Heh!  Whatever works.

06 Dec 2012 09:06 PM
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OlderGuy    [TotalFark]  
Caturday is Here !! Update on last week's situation.. Animal control folks can't pursue 'owners' due to no witnesses.. Property owner has served them with a notice that they are not allowed to have pets. CPS and Social Services are involved.. hope that they can help the kid...
Fred had more issues with urinary blockage.. getting meds in his food.. my vet knew better than to ask me to pill Fred... first hand experience... he seems to be responding well, and likes his first forever home.. peeked at the camera last night, he was sacked out with his paws tucked under.. Cali, the pastel calico rescue, is still in the TV room.. loves the little red dot, has toys all over.. I have several of those circular scratchers with the track with ball around it.. she and Dinky seem to love hitting that thing at 3am.. I think Dinky starts it, then you hear the one in the TV room start up.. secret communications?.. I have learned to ignore it and go back to sleep...
I hope that everyone will have a good weekend and no sads..

06 Dec 2012 09:07 PM
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gremlin1    [TotalFark]  
i877.photobucket.com

06 Dec 2012 09:09 PM
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