One Girl on a mission

One Girl on a mission
85 TNR/Rescues and counting....

Monday, March 30, 2009

Dolls For A Cause GOING ON NOW

I have been working hard, getting these images ready for the Alley cat Rescue Auction. Hopefully I will get them all listed Tuesday night, ending on Sunday.

Check out the slide show below of some of the dolls that will be included in the auction. ALL with a $.99 starting price.

This Pywackit Primitives doll is one of my favorites. I paid a pretty penny for her, so hopefully the auction will go well.

Click on the image to view my Ebay Page

The Colony

I took some pictures of the colony today. They were all out, when I came to feed them, this afternoon.

These three are fixed. The middle one looks like he got his mommas eye cooties. That is a bummer. I wonder if I put Lysine in the food it will hurt the other cats. If you know give me a shout.


These three are the adults. They are the hardest to capture, but I am hoping in the next couple weeks to have them. Look at the old Tom cat.

They looked like one big happy family, this afternoon, playing with each other.


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Thanks to an Angel

My friend and neighbor Joan offered her house (if they kitties can find it) She feeds three ferals that live in her crawl space. We walked over to the spot where I am feeding and went thru a game plan on putting tuna out in bits day by day to get them to her house..She lives across the street from me. I am not sure if they will venture under her house, so I am offering to purchase a cat house to put on the side of her house, incase they want to stay. This I beleive is my only hope and I feel that it will solve everything. They could have a home, access to the outdoors and food.

So, your donations will help go to a new shelter for these kitties. I am also trying to capture their momma. I think she is pregnant to it will be very important for me to get her THIS WEEK. Thanks for your prayers!

Tears in my eyes

I am dealing with someone throwing away my cat food, AGAIN. I have been forced to write to all the neighbors to offer money to rent a spot. Maybe someone will offer. I am worried that no one will step up and I am getting really irritated now. How can people be so mean? I really cannot afford to pay $100 a month just to rent a feeding spot. How ridiculous that I have to do that. And now I am feeling so guilty that I released those 3 kitties. How can I capture them NOW? I am sure they won't go into the cage again.

I cannot stop thinking about my delema. I am beginning to feel like I am getting sabotage right and left. This has become such a burden for me emotionally. I am having such a tough time! Any suggestions on how I can capture kitties that know better? How do I tame them? I cannot exactly keep them in my garage, they will find their way back to the colony and I am still stuck with the same problem. Is it a wise idea to put them in this cage? At least till I move to a farm or find them a place to live? If I did not have a dog, I would love to keep them in my back yard, but I think they would jump the fence and leave. AAAAAAHHHHHH! I pray every moment for guidance and support. When will it come?

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Boy, were they hungry, this morning. Since I cannot leave food out in their normal spot. I was not able to get them dry food for over night. I am now forced to take them food twice a day, since I have to keep checking that someone won't throw it out. I am debating on asking a few neighbors there if I could pay rent for putting food out, if it becomes a problem. I am nervous about asking because if they say no, then they will probably cause a stink about it. I am buying a lotto ticket, today. Funny, I know...the first thing I would do is buy those homes and turn them into sanctuaries! I realized that I would give up my dream of a farm if I could do that.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Dolls for a cause

I have decided to sell a number of dolls in my collection to help raise money to purchase cat houses and feeding stations.

Along with a few creations of my own there will be lots of the dolls, from my collection, that will be auctioned off. Some of those artists are:

Pywackit Primitives
Allegany Annies
CC Whimsies

Tread Bare Primitives
Patterson Crow
and many

Come back in April, when this will all begin!

Pray for the little ones!

I went to feed the kitties today and the owner of the lot I was using said he has had enough. I am no longer able to use his spot. He is going to remove all the junk (the kitties den) when it gets warm out. Luckily, I had placed their food under the tap yesterday, so it would not get snowed that is there (for today's meal). No soft food or fresh water, though. I could not put it anyplace else as we have a foot of snow. I will start trying to get them to come eat a little closer everyday. Not sure how that is gonna go. I just need them to find my house ( a block away)

Another thing is the foxes have been out every night...going after the cats and I worry that now the little ones have to venture far to get their meals and risk getting caught, they are too small to jump big fences and may not be keen enough to know what to do.
My friend Carrie aka Snippet Girl commented on a question I had and she said something I can relate to : Sometimes i wish i could close my eyes and shut off my mind and stop my heart from caring. I just love animals especially cats SOOOOOOO ridiculously much. The reason I think this sometimes is because it hurts so much to worry about them and we know all too well how cruel humans can be!

Please pray for the three little ones I have fixed lately. Pray that they are safe, strong, and find food an shelter. Pray that I find comfort and faith that they will be ok.

Friday, March 20, 2009

~Donation of Art~

Britney Bellows has donated a painting for the cause.
You may choose this painting or commission a painting of your own pet.

Check out her website to view all of her work.

You can also check out her artwork listed on ETSY

~Thanks so much Britney for your generosity~

Monday, March 16, 2009

New Neighbors

Looks like some new neighbors down the alley are letting their kitties roam the neighborhood. Of course they pick my house for their hang out.

The tabby is really good looking. He spends most of his time harassing the squirels He is relentless! He is not as friendly as the black one. Who is always rolling in the dirt, but loves to rub all over me too and even likes his belly rubbed.

They are both neutered, thank god, but I do worry about them being out. Just this morning Joan broke up a CAT & FOX fight in the middle of the street. So, that means that Fox does not mind the aggravation to get some food. I try leaving out enough food for all animals, but unfortunately it does not end killing.

I sure hope that kitty is okay. She said she had never seen it before, so it could have been chased for blocks. She also said the fox was not fazed by her yelling at it. Knowing me, I would walk right up to the darn thing screaming at it. Anyone ever get attacked by a fox? I know coyotes are bad.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Reality Check

This photo was taken months ago, when I just started feeding these feral cats. Well, unfortunately, I count 3 kittens here and now there are only two (which I have neutered) left. The reality is the third probably got killed by a Tom or a fox. It has been a while since I have seen the three, so it happened when he/she was still pretty small. My heart breaks when I think about it and I am very thankful for being able to get the other two.

Now, I have these two females to get....They are very hard to capture, since they do not come out when I am around, so I am a bit worried that they will give birth to more litters and then I will be dealing with even more! I have a plan for the black one, who comes to my house, so next week is set for her, but that grey one is gonna be very difficult! I believe these two are a mother daughter. If that is true then there must have been more litter that died. Only one ends up surviving out of at least 3 or 4. Which is usually the females who breed within 4 months. Isn't that sad? That is why it is very important to get them spayed!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

~Cool Cat Award~

Isn't this just the cutest little award? t is from Becky of Behind Blue Eyes. Becky is such a fun gal and I just love her blog. Thanks so much, it means a lot!

I would like to give it to A Rescuers Thoughts because she deserves some recognition for her work. Her blog is dedicated to the same cause and is filled with other kinds of rescuer resources.

One of the coolest things on her blog is:

The Rescuers Creed

I promise I will take your unwanted animals. I will heal their wounds, their diseases, their broken bones. I will give them the medical attention they need and deserve. I will nurture their starvation, and give them a warm place to sleep. I will spay and neuter them, vaccinate them against the diseases that can harm them. I will treat them and honor them. I will buy them toys, blankets, balls, and teach them to play. I will speak softly to them. I will try to teach them not to fear, not to cry, and not to hate. I will whisper sweet, kind, gentle words into their ears, while gently trying to stroke their fear, their pain, and their scars away. I will face their emotional scars and give them time to overcome them. I will socialize them, potty train them, teach them to be obedient, show them dignity, and hold their paws, and stroke their ears if they have endured too much and walk them over the Rainbow Bridge, BUT most of all I will teach them Love.

Sorry, I had to copy that from her site. It is awesome, isn't it?
Thanks so much hon for doing all that you do AND inspiring other to do the same!

Friday, March 13, 2009


Awe, look at the little poopers. It looked like he was trying to get out of the kennel, last night. (I have a big dog kennel that I put this little carrier , a litter box and his food and water for the night) This little guy had pushed his carrier around in attempts to try getting I am sure he is a happy kitty, right now, back home. Hopefully, his brother isn't giving him grief. If you didn't notice, I have the vet clip the ears of the black kitties, that way I know (and others) know he is fixed. I did not do that for the black and white one, because she was so unique, but maybe I should have. I always feel bad doing that.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I got myself a kitty!

Thank you LORD! It is the sibling to the last little black one, I neutered. I am very thankful. It took me about 40 minutes of waiting in my cold car. He/she is at the vet....getting fixed. Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers!

UPDATE: It's a BOY!! :)

I am letting him rest, so no capture photo's yet. He is a sweet little thing....too bad he is feral! :(

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Tribute

Felix was an old cat that hung around our neighborhood, way before we moved in. We tore down an old abandoned building to build our home. As soon as we moved in he claimed our house as his retirement home. He loved our dog and slept on his bed most of the day. He was really an old wise kitty. He was never bothered by any other cats or dogs, for that matter.

He was very skinny and I found out from the vet he had a thyroid problem, so I started giving him medicine to gain weight. He only lived for a couple years, after we moved in, though. He was about 16. We baried him in our yard with a heart stone . That was a very sad weekend, because we knew it was coming and we watched him struggled as he left us. I was very angry with god, that day for taking him that way, but I try to always think of the wonderful kitty he was. He had a lot of love!

This painting, reminds me of him. It is by Cris of Mommy's Midwest Mountain Folk Art. She is an wonderful outsider artist who loves putting whimsy kitties in her cute little paintings. I adore them!!

In other trapping news: I have an appointment with the vet tomorrow, so I hope I can capture a kitty, tonight or tomorrow morning. I am afraid since the time changed, that they are not used to my feeding time. I have only seen one (unspayed) come out diligently, for breakfast, lately. Wish me blessings for a smooth capture!

Monday, March 9, 2009


Goodies To Help by


Angie has done it, again! I am amazed by her generousity, every time!
Proceeds benefiting the alley cats of Denver

For your consideration I have 9 puppy ornies....(6)labs and (3) dachshunds and (6) bones. I left the hangers on the back of them a bit longer so you can adjust to your liking. I am also including (3) sets of 20 count hand dipped scented silicone lights in your choice of color and scent. You may purchase the ornies with or without the lights. The labs measure 5 inches long and 5 inches high. They are made of muslin and completely hand stitched. I painted them black and lightly sanded and added a bead for an eye. They were made from a pattern by the talented Stacey Mead.
The dachshunds measure 10 inches long and 5 inches high. They are also made of muslin and completely hand stitched. I painted 2 of them brown and the other black. They are also lightly sanded and have beads for eyes.
The bones measure 4 and 1/2 inches long and 3 inches high. They are made of muslin and completely hand stitched. I painted them an off white.
The dachshunds and bones were made with a pattern from Off The Beaten Path.

PRICE : $25.00 for ornies only....with lights $40.00. Shipping included. 100% of the proceeds will go to Jenny :)
If interested please email me at

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Jenny Award

Fran Caldwell has amazed me beyond words, today by creating an award for my alley cat rescue.
Here is a brief blurb from her blog:

We need more Jennies. This is a small token for a modest woman with a huge heart. My little award is not fancy, but made with love. The art is by Tanya Bond, whom I featured on Wednesday and who has approved my use of it. I find it sweet that the name "Bond" so easily describes what Jenny tries to do with those little urchin cats each day.

She has written so many nice things about me and my attempts to help god's creatures and I am moved to tears with her amazing post, go to Fan Caldwell at Home to read more about her kindness.

There are a few people that I can think of that have rescued animals, so I would love to pass this incredible award to them, as well.

A Rescuers Thoughts
- This wonderful lady has been doing what I just started for years. She has been a lot of help and encourages me to continue on my journey of rescue!

The Old Oaken Bucket - I just recently read that she has ten cats (many that she picked up as strays) I would have that many and more if I lived on a farm, like her. Someday, a girl can dream!

Cat Nap Inn Primitive's
Gina - Gina has a big heart for kitties as you can see on her blog. But, most importantly she has a strong passion for helping them. When she lived in Italy, she fed their many strays and even brought one back to America with her. A girl after my own heart!

Crow Productions by Joan - Joan is my neighbor and offers her house up to any stray that she sees (that will come up to her, that is) She has a huge heart and helps feed the strays. Without her, my job would be much harder. Thanks so much, Joan!!

Sorry, I almost forgot:

Snippet Girl - An inspiration and a fellow kitty rescuer. I love her blog, it is filled with wonderful whimsical things and wonderful rescue stories! Thanks Carrie for all that you do.

I know I am missing a few wonderful ladies, from my list, so if you know of someone who dedicates their time and money to rescuing animals....please feel free to pass this on!