Friday, August 31, 2012

It's Hitch!

I released Hitch on August 17th. She ran to the back and is hiding to the right of the ladder keeping an eye on me. I have not seen her since, until today! The bakery manager assured me she has been seen on their other facility, but until today I had not seen her. And now he says he sees her in both places, but she runs like hell when she sees him!

I was refilling the feeders and waterers, and I heard a cat cry out to me. So I walked over and it was her!

I talked and blinked and she started to make her way down. I put down some food by her too.

 Here she is making her way down!
Bon Appetit!

And there she is ladies and gentlemen! Without a doubt, a face you can not resist! HITCH!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


While Hitch, now to be given the LOST name "Rousseau" as she is living at the Bakery, was working on her relocation...
We began trapping.

We were able to trap 3 of the 4 we were planning to relocate. Sadly we had to leave 2 behind.



We had initially thought there were only 4 left, until we saw this one coming around toward the end of recon and during trapping. Brown tabby, broken tail and has an ear tip. We are wondering if this is "Hexbit", whom we have not seen in quite some time. 

Bolt and Piston have been the best of friends on that lot. So it was very hard for me to separate them. But Bolt is going to a home, and I wouldn't take that away from anyone. I hope Piston and Grommet will make friends with the resident cats at the Bakery.
Here is their final time together before Bolt's dad, a feeder that spent a lot of time with him, came to pick him up

And here is Bolt's new dad!

Bolt was a little concerned, but we hear he is making great progress and even comes out for pets:)

Huge thanks to you and your mom for taking care of this group for so long and for taking a chance on a street cat like Bolt. 

Here he is in his new home! 
And his new name is Lucky! 
Can you think of a more appropriate name?

Off to the Bakery we go! Here is Piston's set up. Note, all the cats at the Bakery are named for LOST characters, so Piston's new name will be "Desmond". 
It was, of course, a lot for him to take in at first, but as all of us involved in rescue long as there is a litter box to hide in, everything will be OK! So he took to the litter box, then realized he had his own carrier in there to hide in. It took a couple of days for him to get comfortable eating and using the box, but he's living in his relocation crate now like a champ! This guy can eat!

And after some medication for her cold, Grommet made her way there too. Due to needing some meds, she is a week behind Desmond (aka Piston). Grommet will now be called "Penny" from LOST.

She was pretty scared at first, but now she's eating and using her litter box too! 

Darn it she's cute! 
And so petite!

And as I finished setting up Penny (aka Grommet), look who I found up on top of a stack of boxes pretending to sleep, but watching us to see what we were up to...Sun! Or as many of you know her, MAMA!
Take good care of these guys Mama, they need a friend over there.
More to come...stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


After  picking up some supplies, and Mr. Eko's quality control check, it was time to prep the traps for the Greasy Paws lot
I needed to elevate them and wrap them in plastic in case of bad weather. I also locked the doors open so no-one could trap in our absence. We locked them to the fence inside the lot so no-one would steal the traps and so we could feed in them for a few days to get the cats used to walking in and out of them. One trap I elevated with pvc pipe, the other with 2x4s. I used padlocks, bike locks and chain and lock combos.

I made a sign to explain what we were doing and to encourage feeders to help us to be successful by not feeding. Some helped, some completely ignored our plea for collaboration.
Food and water were placed in the traps and Lisa and I shared shifts to refill the food daily as well as pull food left by uncooperative feeders. Yes, at least one feeder continued to feed throughout the whole project. If you are reading this, you were successful in keeping at least one of the cats from being removed from a hostile situation and moved into a colony with his litter mates and friends where they are wanted, congratulations.