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post #1 of 9
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well I live out in the middle of nowhere, and I milk at a neighboring Dairy. Its almost my home away from home as I am there practically twice a day to milk. well its been a lil "crusade" of mine to spay and nueter each and everyone of them. Its been a slow process, but out of 12 I only have 4 left. whew. I have named them all and have grown fond of them. Even though I am allergic to cats.

I think my funniest story is Of a black tom I named Riot after a long battle to catch him and tak him ot the vet. he would let me touch him once in a while. but that night he was crazy! Well he got nuetered and I made sure he handled it well then let him free back at the barn. well he hates me now its like he is saying I ruined him!

Riot!




My favorite baby is a lil black female she is an adult. I named her Summer. when I first started working there she was just a lil kitten playing out in the field with her siblings. Her mother was a small tabby. Sadly b/c I couldnt catch the momor babies all of the babbies were pecked of by hawks. Summer was the only one to live. The mom I found dead in an outbuilding. she had mange.

I finally caught her in a havahart trap and tamed her down..much to my protesting allergies. She follows me around like a puppy. she has the quietest meow I have ever heard.

this is Summer


this is Coonie she is really wild. I think I have held her like 4 times.



this is coonies sister Chloe (And my dog Lady )


and yes ..that is a big ole bowl of milk


chloe




this is Tiger she is a sweetie.


this is Shadow. since I got him fixed he is a big Baby and prefers to be at my feet.



this is Socks


the other fur babies come and go and are vey wild. and I havent got the chance to take there picture yet,
post #2 of 9
Oh they are GORGEOUS! Don't worry - Riot will eventually forgive you.

What an absolutely wonderful thing you're doing. Have you talked to the people at the Diary about helping offset the cost of spaying and neutering all these babies? If DH and I were in the same position, we'd do the same thing - but....... ?????

If you need trapping tips, we've got some. The problem with where you are, I think, is that most of our trapping tips work for cats that are interested in the food we put out - and it looks like "your" kitties have an abundant supply without you!

Sending heaps of hope you'll be able to trap them all!

...and, of course, we do love updates.

Laurie
post #3 of 9
I bet they love that milk!
post #4 of 9
They are all so beautiful!

Are they all neutered/spayed or just some of them?
post #5 of 9
its been a lil "crusade" of mine to spay and neuter each and everyone of them. Its been a slow process, but out of 12 I only have 4 left. whew.

post #6 of 9
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LDG the owners my "boss" doest really care on whether they are fixed or not. So the cost is up to me. I figure its better to pay for the spay/nueter now than pay for an emergency vet visit later.

I feed them dry cat food. The big bowl of milk was a one time thing. My boss couldnt sell it so he put it outside for the animals.

but they do love milk!!!!
post #7 of 9
Well that "bowl" of milk made for some great pictures!

I figured as much (about the cost thing). We always bore the burden too.

You know the funny thing is that most adult cats are actually lactose intolerant, and milk gives them the runs! I wonder if it's different for kitties born and raised on a farm with frequent or constant access to milk?

Laurie
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Well that "bowl" of milk made for some great pictures!

I figured as much (about the cost thing). We always bore the burden too.

You know the funny thing is that most adult cats are actually lactose intolerant, and milk gives them the runs! I wonder if it's different for kitties born and raised on a farm with frequent or constant access to milk?

Laurie
lol yep!

I thought the same thing (about the cats getting the runs) but these guys dont seem to be bugged by it. there are always open buckets of milk that cats can free drink from(the buckets of milk are for bottle feeding the calves) . And and far as I have seen they dont have the runs *shrugs*
post #9 of 9
Way to go!! We need more people in the world like you!!
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