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Jeff J.
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On 2012-07-11 15:27, Pakar Ilusi wrote:
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On 2012-07-11 15:24, Old Scratch Johnson wrote:
It takes a lot to get me angry. Nobody's quite gotten to that point yet.


Thanks. Good to know you can jest even at times like this.

All the best.


If you can't laugh at life, you're gonna be miserable.
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Yes.

Cry if you must, laugh when you can.
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Jeff J.
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Speaking of miserable, I just got called into work. I'm supposed to be on vacation. I should have changed my cell number when I left. Let the judge hold me in contempt. They've been doing it for years.
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My Dad's neighbor is a Cat Lady in her old age. It has destroyed a once good relationship with neighbors. There would be a huge market for Cat food with birth control added.

I'm afraid you have to set your foot down, this only gets worse over time. If even half the cats are female you could have 30 or 40 more cats in just over two months.
When cats get too crowded diseases can kill many at once or your neighbors could take too poisoning them. You can imagine the effect that would have on your Mother. You might try to explain this to her.

If you can talk to her rationally about it do so, otherwise just do it (trap and deliver to animal control). Look online for instruction of you could be hurt and there are smell issues involved with transport of scared Kitties. Some communities have a trap and spay program. You might check online and see what they suggest.

If you stop feeding them they will eventually disperse some what. You will have to have someone check outside to make sure food is not being snuck out to them because hungry cats are persistent and pitiful and could prove too hard for your Mom to resist.

If you can let her keep one spayed cat (o be fed indoors) it could help.

I feel for you scratch.

Probable future Cat Lady (but I hope not) -Mary Mowder
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A dear friend once said "Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live."
Things are more like they are today than they've ever been before...
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"I now have about 20 stray cats in my back yard."

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......rum=32&7

Hint .. Hint :wink:
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On 2012-07-11 15:53, ClintonMagus wrote:
A dear friend once said "Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live."


Smile
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Jeff J.
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Cat food with birth control added? I'm liking that idea. If only that magical cat food came with a coupon so I wouldn't have to spend $300 to bring a stray to the vet....
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Also not sure about your area, but some parts of the country can be hot spots for rabies. That many feral cats could be an issue in that regard.
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Jeff J.
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Rabies is not so much an issue here, but there are other health concerns. The city I live in cut back on animal control costs, so I'm pretty much out of luck. I'm not the one who was hoarding cats, but I'm the one left with all the liability and bills. I'm not even a cat person. I like dogs...lol.
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I don't really get the whole "cat person v. dog person" thing, because I dig both.
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Jeff J.
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On 2012-07-11 18:25, critter wrote:
I don't really get the whole "cat person v. dog person" thing, because I dig both.


I have a cat that I rescued a few years ago that I have a soft spot for, plus she gets along so great with the dog that I put up with her. Smile
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I preferred dogs for years, but I've since had two awesome cats. Now they're about even, although-honestly-my cat Talma was my favorite animal I've ever had.
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I'm about the same here. I rescued my cat as a kitten when her mother got hit by a car at about the same time some idiot dropped a dog off on the side of the road. They have been best friends ever since.
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Is going back and forth to the hospital to deal with an unruly parent considered a tax deduction? I'm spending a fortune in gas. And on a side note, is it bad manners to hit on the nurses while I'm there?
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It is dangerous to your Mom to treat the Nurses and aides badly (warranted or not). Some of them are vindictive.

Get to know the names of the ones you see regularly and thank them for taking care of your Mom.

Most of the places have an Ombudsman who you should get to know and bring up problems to them.

-Mary Mowder
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I'm a wolf person--but only when the moon is full.
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On 2012-07-11 20:51, Mary Mowder wrote:
It is dangerous to your Mom to treat the Nurses and aides badly (warranted or not). Some of them are vindictive.

Get to know the names of the ones you see regularly and thank them for taking care of your Mom.

Most of the places have an Ombudsman who you should get to know and bring up problems to them.

-Mary Mowder


I thought about that. I've gone out of my way to be extra nice to the staff and I hired a private nurse to check in on her 4 times a day. I'm still waiting to hear back from social services from the hospital though. I need to speak to them to get her extended treatment.
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Start to secretly put cat food further and further away from the house over a period of a few weeks to a month. First couple of nights, dump it out a few houses down. Then proceed to go further and further until you have moved the herd a couple of blocks away and then forget about them. They will forage for themselves.
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On 2012-07-11 21:04, RJE2 wrote:
Start to secretly put cat food further and further away from the house over a period of a few weeks to a month. First couple of nights, dump it out a few houses down. Then proceed to go further and further until you have moved the herd a couple of blocks away and then forget about them. They will forage for themselves.


You are talking like a rational person. I'm dealing with an elderly cat lady. If I move the dishes away, she'll move them back.
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