Friday, January 22, 2010

New Kid on the Block at the Bakery

2 weeks ago at the bakery...
I thought I saw a pussy cat!
Today I confirmed it, we have a new resident.
Pics and video are not great today, I forgot my camera so these are compliments of the blackberry.
Both times I found this cat lounging in one of the bakery shelters. Glad they are making good use of them. The warehouse has heat, and these are probably quite cozy!
Glad to know someone is using them!
Time to find some traps...
As I was tidying up, the warehouse door opened and Shannon and Juliet came in. Here is some video of Juliet (Shannon hid before I could click start). She is so cute, and nosey! She is always watching me clean up and put food down, but stays far enough away to feel safe.
I am always so happy to see them and know they are well!!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Peaceful Ending for a street cat on 9th Street

"My Little Girl" is the cat that roamed the block around my old apartment in LIC.
She was named "My Little Girl" by her caretaker and I call her "Little Girl" for short.
She would walk me around the corner to my stoop when I came home at night.
She would not come in the door, but she would sit and watch me until I went in the building and wait until I closed the door behind me. She loved being petted and the special snacks I gave her. Everyone in the neighborhood knew her.
Mildred, her caretaker, had Little Girl spayed 8 years ago and has fed her on 10th street every day since. Mildred wanted her to live in her basement, but Little Girl wanted to live outside.
A few months ago, Mildred took her in because she didn't think Little Girl would make it through another winter. She had lost a lot of weight and Mildred did not want her to live her last days alone in the cold. This time Little Girl had no complaints, she moved in to the garage and Mildred showered her with love and kisses.
This morning, My Little Girl passed away safe and warm in Mildred's garage.

Rest in Peace My Little Girl

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Checking in on the Greasy Paws

Headed over to the Greasy Paws lot today to feed and check in on everyone.
We seem to have run in to a feeder problem. Lisa and Shawn have noted there is not as much food for them when they visit. We do know one of the feeders was killed by a truck crossing the street over there, poor woman. We are hoping other feeders have been out of town or something for the holidays. We will see this week. Meanwhile, when I got to the lot these guys were HUNGRY!!!
Look at Turbo taking a breather between shovel fulls of food!
Soon enough the others came around too.
Here are Hood, Turbo and Grommet.
Hood would eat a few bites and run back to the other lot. He went back and forth. They all seemed a little more skittish today about me being there, so I backed off and sat and watched.
As I waited and watched more made their way over.
Here is Hexbit, not sure which gray - might be Bolt, and I think Hitch Hexbit and Hemi
Beetle and Hexbit
Little Beetle stayed in lot 3 most of the time looking at me and acting as if he didn't know the way over to the feeding area at lot 2. He finally made it over toward the end.