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post #1 of 24
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OMG!!!!! I can't hardly believe what went on yesterday afternoon.....
I have been feeding some ferals at the convienence store/ Grandy's,
there is a rode that makes a curve directly behind this establishment.
on the other side of this rode is an abandon shack, where I had noticed
a baby kitten coming from, so after I leave food for the dumpster cats,
I drive back there on the rode, and leave some wet food for that lil' kitty,
so he doesn't have to cross the rode, plus the stores back parking lot, is where diesels get gas, and quite a few stay parked there for the night. I just didn't want him to get run over. plus i want him, he is all gray and kinda
furry! so precious!!but wild, so having time on my hands, i was feeding him separately. OK NOW THAT I HAVE TOLD YOU ALL THAT PART......
There is a man whose shop is back on that rode, about 150 ft. away from where i have been feeding that lil' baby, he has never bothered to come talk to me, to see what I'm doing, or even acknowledge me at all! Yesterday after I dropped off Jace, I turned on the rode before the store which goes to our local Airport, and the curved rode that goes behind it! I looked up and I saw
chasing a cat(who by the way looks like GiGi, but intack male) I thought what was that or is that chasing that cat, is it a squirrel? it was a baby kitten, who was so dirty , and wet, freezing , it was so cold and windy yesterday....well of course I stopped and got out talking my kitty talk and left some food, I know I stayed there trying to coherse it , with no luck, the whole time I know I have got to get it to the vet, and I am worried and heartfilled sick! I thought I'll go get my trap and see if it wouldn't go in it, I fell in love immediately, and just assume take him to my house to live.
so I did that, put the trap under the tree also. I left food in it, and went home to take a shower and get ready...before i went to get Jace I stopped by there to check on it, i had put a flannel sheet around it just in case she
did go in it so she wouldn't be as cold, I could see that the sheet was off and laying on the ground, the door of the trap was shut, but no cat, the kitten was laying asleep over in the sun. and I saw a note on the top of the cage. I decided to turn around and pick up Jace first and when I got to the end of the street, a policeman was turning in on that rode, and motioned for me to stay there, surprised I did , I still was not realizing what was about to happen. he told me that Bill E----- had called and filed a report on some lady trapping all the cats and 2 of his were missing and what was I doing with the cats after I trapped them. I was like WHAT??????? are you talking about???????????????????? I haven 't been trapping a bunch of cats!
I have been feeding them. he said, you need to call the chief of police, he wants to talk to you and so does the animal control guy, said he was worried about something? WHAT????? i said what is the number to the station ,I will call Mike, ( we went to HG together, the chief) he gave me the #. Then he wanted to ask me all my information, name. asked if I still did Hair, and if I still lived out there---on the road I live on , said the man had filed a report, I couldn't believe this was going on , so i called the chief, told him what I was doing and he said , Monique , I know you , you are fine, so continue with what you were doing!
He let me go, and I went to pick up Jace , we go back to try to get the kitten , meanwhile i notice a man(that i also know )drove by twice, then he stopped and got out looking very considered, I had just about enough of Mayberry,when he says, "are you trapping cats?: well I am just trying to get this lil baby that is all, it is freezing, looks to be wet, and looks to have been in oil or something ." he says "what are you going to do with it if you trap it?" I looked at him and " I said "I'm going to EAT THEM!" very cockyI thought 'you idiot' I said 'Tevis, it's monique f-------,and he looked
at me and said , OMG Monique is that you! Then we started talking and about that time, i looked up and 2 cop cars are pulling up right beside me..
then i started getting pissed!!!This has gone a bit to far!! They get out of their cars,looking just like Barney, started in on me again, I said all I am doing is try to catch a wild lkitten, etc. I could not believe the ignorance.
sorry this is so long.....well the guy that lives on the end of the curved rode, behind the store,is the one who called the cops on me. I have never had the cops called on me, and ya'll should have seen my son, bless his heart!! Standing right beside me, never flinched! The idiot that called , well anyway.
I told them I had permission to be there and dispatch called him on his radio and the chief told them to leave me alone. that I was fine, so they leave.
I decide to go to talk to the man, to get it worked out! I pulled up , on that rode, and just step out of my car with only one foot on the ground, he turned and looked at me, I said, "have you lost your cats?" he said hatefully,
Yes i have! I told him I would be glad to look out for them. And that is when he went off on me
he said, I don't care what your story is, lady! I don't ever want to catch you on this rode again and if you step ft, on my property, I'll shoot you!"
he started walking away from me! Can you believe this crap???? I certainly couldn't!!! This werido, is mad at me for 0reason. I have not done anything to him, all that they told me was he saw me with my trap, assumed I had been trapping cats, his 2 cats have been missing and i guess he thinks I trapped them and got them! ( and sold them in the underground!!???) What???? All of that, when all he had to do is simply ask me? The Whats, the Whens, and the Whys? I'm tellin' ya, I don't like people
much anymore! And I can say this....I am on my way back down there to feed those straving cats, and I just dare him to do something to me! I might be kind of cocky too, but he doesn't scare me!! I can't stand someone who just assumes everything, and that is it.....comes to their own conclusion,
and thats it! end of story!!!! I didn't even know he had cats, and if he cared about cats at all, he would of had some kind of understanding , if curious, come ask me ..... he never approached me and I have been feeding there
since or right before my GiGi went missing, 1 1/2 mos. ago! eerrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!
I can't tell you how long it's been since I felt that angry, especially toward someone I don't even know!! And needless to say my poor lil' baby was gone
by the time I could get back over there to her!! and she wasn't there any today when I went back!! That is what makes me mad She probably went off in that field and died last night!
OK! I'm done now! How ya'll doin today?
Monique
post #2 of 24
oh man, Monique what a crazy day!! All I can say is
post #3 of 24
That man sounds a little crazy. He should have just asked you what you were doing, calling the cops was a little much. Why would you want to trap his cats? There are so many homeless cats these days, no one needs to take cats that already have a home. Poor little kitten, I hope that he survived.
post #4 of 24
Is it really his land? Thinking telling the police chief could do anything since he threatened to shoot you?
post #5 of 24
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Originally Posted by capt_jordi View Post
Is it really his land? Thinking telling the police chief could do anything since he threatened to shoot you?
No not his land, and I have never even turned around at his land, and I told him,when he said that too me... I said, "this rode is not your land! and it is a free country, and I will go anywhere I want too! I did call the chief back today and told him about the threat, and he said don't worry about him! and he asked me was i on his land at all? I said no and I explained it all to him and what he ended up saying to me, and we both kind of laughed, Mayberry RFD!
and they recorded the threat, i told him maybe someone of them need to go talk to him about that threat! so we'll see, but I really don't want trouble
my deal is the cats, and if I do things back to him he may start shooting the cats and then I'd have to wage war on that ole fart!!!!
post #6 of 24
Oh geez, Monique - what a day you've had! That guy sounds like he's a real He reminds me of our jerky neighbor (the one I call Mr. Sanford & Son, who won't take care of his pets ). You try and do a good deed, and someone has to be a jerk!

Monique!

~KK~
post #7 of 24
I would have been quite frightened.

it sucks when you try and do a good deed and silly people just make your life so hard
post #8 of 24
Holy bananas! I do not understand people like that.
post #9 of 24
Sounds like a mean old man with no love or joy in his life. I would take his threat seriously, tho'. Glad you reported that to the police. And as long as you are on public property or someone ELSE's to catch the ferals, and the chief of police knows what's what, you should be OK.

And yes, that would have made me REALLY MAD!!

post #10 of 24
Holy cow - he's definitely possessive of whatever he thinks is his property!!!

So sorry you had to go through all of that! Maybe the kitten will be in your yard tomorrow.
post #11 of 24
That is quite an amazing day!
post #12 of 24
Devil's advocate here. Think about it...if 2 of your cats were missing and you saw a stranger walking around with a trap, what would have been your first reaction. Fear for the rest of your cats.

You need to stop getting cocky back at him and start discussing things like an adult. Sorry, but getting cocky is a teen-age reply. It doesn't matter if you know the chief of police. You are a stranger to a man protecting his cats. Go back to the road with some information on TNR and ferals. Leave the info in his mailbox along with the phone number of your vet. Tell the man to check you out before he calls the cops again.

What you are doing is a good thing. Get over your anger and help him start his own trapping. Create a convert.
post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by Sweets View Post

What you are doing is a good thing. Get over your anger and help him start his own trapping. Create a convert.
That's good advice!

Good luck on trapping your baby!

You might have to stick around (from a distance) to make sure your traps aren't tampered with.
post #14 of 24
People like that have hearts of stone Monique, and i hope their neglected by their partners at some point to see how it feels like
post #15 of 24
As I was reading, I was thinking..... god I want her to get that kitten!! And then

Why are some people so unsensitive and unsupportive!! At least you have us to vent to.

Sending vibes on the dirty kitty and it's feral friends.
post #16 of 24
Oh my goodness! What a crazy man. If they are "his" cats then why aren't they on his property being feed well???

What a jerk! And what a crazy day!
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by Sweets View Post
Devil's advocate here. Think about it...if 2 of your cats were missing and you saw a stranger walking around with a trap, what would have been your first reaction. Fear for the rest of your cats.

You need to stop getting cocky back at him and start discussing things like an adult. Sorry, but getting cocky is a teen-age reply. It doesn't matter if you know the chief of police. You are a stranger to a man protecting his cats. Go back to the road with some information on TNR and ferals. Leave the info in his mailbox along with the phone number of your vet. Tell the man to check you out before he calls the cops again.

What you are doing is a good thing. Get over your anger and help him start his own trapping. Create a convert.
I am going to over look some of the things you have said, you obviously didn't read the story right! I for one was not walking around with a trap!
as a matter of fact, the kitten I was trying to trap was 1/2 mile away from his shop. he just assumed something that wasn't true! Then as an adult why didn't he come to me and discuss with me what I was doing with the trap??? The cats that I have been feeding that are near, I said, near not on, his property, ARE NOT HIS ANYWAY! He said, he had 2 missing, but that they were inside cats! Then how did they get out? I told his friend I completely understand the consequences as to his assumption BUT ........ now as an ADULT all he had to do is ask me!!!! I don't have several traps, nor would I even start TNR in my area because they know anything about it here, I will take the time to start the education process though! All I saw was a bunch of hungry cats, so I would go every evening to give some food! I am over my anger!! I really didn't have it or I would have really acted like a teenager out there that day! I am not helping him, try to understand anything! Why should I? Some people don't have the capacity to understand.... obviously! That was me playing the devils advocate!!! the cats I care about he sure doesn't because they are multiplying right under his nose! He is just a jerk, period end of story! Him help me? No thanks! That is why I went down there in the first place after I talked to the officers, to talk to this person, as an adult, I wasn't even mad, even after he had done what he had done to me! I suppose you are one of the "chosen ones" (someone perfect in any situation) because after he acted like and talked to me like he did, sorry call it childlish, call it whatever you want ..... I could of gotten really nasty! Have you ever had the cops called on you? for something that wasn't even against the law? I didn't even file a report after his threat on me? Only because I didn't want to anger him anymore! You don't know me, and you only took a few things that I said and ran with them! Be careful guys, maybe we can't vent here! Let's see what would be your rendition of devil advocate from my side, (my point of view)? I had been near his property feeding those cats for almost a month, no trap just food, he saw me, and never asked, nor cared what I was doing. the morning I went and got my trap (not traps) like I said,
I was 1/2 mile from the others and his shop! He came riding his bike up there, to the airport, I was sitting on the ground, talking kitty talk to this abandon
kitten, yes the trap was right there. He came in the airport gate,went somewhere, and then came riding back by me, when I said, "Hi" he said "hi"
this is as he is riding by me..."my name is Monique F" (I was trying to get him to stop and ask what in the heck I was doing ) he said, "I'm Bill... I said "Bill who?" he said "Bill "....I knew who he was after he said 'Bill' just being a small town, but we have never met before then, I have just always heard his name in and out of conversations thru the yrs. I assumed he was a decent guy! I would of never asssumed he would be so closed minded! And if I were him, and I had seen this decent somewhat young lady out there (the whole time (month) before I would have already been to talk to her) None of his actions made any sense to me! And now I'm even wondering why I'm responding to you! Well got to run......
post #18 of 24
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Thanks to: KittKatt, My Cat Mellow, White Cat Lover, AddieBee. and Lunasmom! I really appreciate all of your support and kind words!!! Thanks my friends!
Monique
post #19 of 24
Have you considered emptying your litters in his garden and blaming it on a hurricane or something?
post #20 of 24
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Thanks Susan and Sadie! Susan, girl you are so funny! I love it!! Sadie, you sound like me, "just go get the dirty kitten!!" That is exactly what I was thinking the whole time they were wasting my precious time! and sure enough she was gone that evening and I did see her the next night but I wouldn't trap her that late, on Saturday evening, because I'm scared to bring her home, her being wild, and I don't know if she has any kind of whatever that might make my cats sick, My intentions were to trap her and bring her to the vet, and let them deal with her, give her a bath, etc. They know how to handle them better than I do,and then after that I would take her home!
But all of that was totally messed up that afternoon! we'll see, and I'll keep ya'll updated on the situation!! Thanks again!

Monique
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Have you considered emptying your litters in his garden and blaming it on a hurricane or something?
I LOVE IT!!! WOMAN/MAN AFTER MY OWN HEART!!!! I needed that so bad!!! Thanks!!
Monique
post #22 of 24
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Oh my goodness! What a crazy man. If they are "his" cats then why aren't they on his property being feed well???

What a jerk! And what a crazy day!
Thanks! You know I thought of that also!! and I thought of this....
If his cats were domestic cats, they wouldn't need to be trapped now would they!!!???? They would be friendly and probably come right up to me!
Here's how I see it, if I were him and he noticed me and whenever his cats went missing, I would of approached the person as they were feeding, and said, "I have 2 cats missing, give the description or even a picture, and say, 'Have you seen them, and if you do see them please let me know!" That is what I would of done." I think he was smokin' something
Monique
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by carwashcats View Post
Thanks! You know I thought of that also!! and I thought of this....
If his cats were domestic cats, they wouldn't need to be trapped now would they!!!???? They would be friendly and probably come right up to me!
Here's how I see it, if I were him and he noticed me and whenever his cats went missing, I would of approached the person as they were feeding, and said, "I have 2 cats missing, give the description or even a picture, and said, 'Have you seen them, and if you do see them please let me know!" That is what I would of done." I think he was smokin' something
Monique
That's exactly what I would have done too. I wouldn't just all of a sudden judge someone. I find it hard to believe that he has or had any cats. If he did he either doesn't care about them. If he did he would have looked for them and saw all the cats around the road and either taken them in or taken them to the shelter or at least gotten someone to do a TNR.
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by TigerOnTheProwl View Post
That's exactly what I would have done too. I wouldn't just all of a sudden judge someone. I find it hard to believe that he has or had any cats. If he did he either doesn't care about them. If he did he would have looked for them and saw all the cats around the road and either taken them in or taken them to the shelter or at least gotten someone to do a TNR.
Exactly! I knew I wasn't being ridiculous! Thanks for the positive feedback!
Monique
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