Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sad but not uncommon


Saturday when we went to my nephews birthday party we met these two adorable cats.  My niece and her husband rent a mobile home and these cats had been living beneath it.  They feed them whenever possible, but they are both without a job right now and have two children to support.  Yesterday (mother's day) one of the cats had 5 kittens and the other one is in labor according to Jayme.  I am trying to find a rescue group to take them, but there are none I can find where she lives in the Belen/Valencia county area.  I have contacted PACA, which is the group I adopted one of my cats from.  Obviously, Jayme does not want to call animal control because we know these cats and kittens would end up being killed.  Valencia County is a poor county and their animal services are overwhelmed.

Overwhelmed because of situations like this.  Situation where some asshole adopted a cat, didn't get it fixed and then simply moved out leaving it behind, these are kittens of previous cats that animal control "cleared out" that are now having their own kittens.  They suffer and these tiny babies suffer too:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cat ordered to do jury service


A cat has been summoned to do jury service, even after his owners told the court he was "unable to speak and understand English".


Cat ordered to do jury service - Telegraph

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Post from Kanga


As you can see I am a well behaved cat.  I stick to hanging out around the door, often under the bush in the trenches Pooka (the dog) has dug for us all.  Khan, on the other hand wanders:


My Humom has to follow him around, making sure that he doesn't get into trouble or become harmed.  He thinks he is hunting, but he is just a baby.  Unlike me, he doesn't know the first thing about hunting or he would know that you hide under the bush and await your opportunity.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

State pulls kids from snake home

Although all animal hording is always somewhat strange, up until now I had never heard of someone hording reptiles.
State pulls kids from snake home | Albuquerque, New Mexico | KRQE News 13

Pets at risk from July 4th fireworks

People - please keep your pets indoors or somewhere very secure. Last 4th of July we went out around 9 pm to grab some food and there was a poor Golden Retriever roaming the streets. I watched in horror as it ran out in front of a car and was hit. Luckily, it was not actually ran over because the driver saw it in time to slam on her brakes and it seemed to be OK. She was also a nice person that immediately pulled over and went to help the dog, but not all are that lucky.
Pets at risk from July 4th fireworks | Albuquerque, N.M. | KRQE News 13

Monday, June 28, 2010

Save a bear -- keep idiots out of the wilderness!


Yesterday it was reported that a woman who was camping in the Sandia mountains was attacked by a bear and drug out of her tent.  She managed to free herself by punching the bear in the nose and from my understanding was not seriously injured.  This immediately was strange to me because there is no camping allowed in the Sandia mountains and there are signs all over telling you that it is for picnics only and listing the times the area is closed.  As it turns out, I was right no camping was allowed, but that isn't the thing that makes these people (there was a man too) idiots -- the reason the bear tore open the tent was because they had food in it!  Thanks to these idiots the bear was shot dead (which is what happens to bears that attack humans for any reason) and their dog is also dead having been killed by the bear.  These assholes are getting off with only being charged with improper food storage, even though they were camping somewhere that camping is not allowed and caused two deaths.  It makes me think that people need to pass some sort of test before they are allowed to leave the city and spend the night in the mountains, even in a real camping area.  Properly storing your food is camping 101, it isn't some advanced knowledge and most 6 year olds even know that.

Sorry for the rant, it just really made me angry.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Khan


I finally got a photo where Khan's eyes came out blue!  Now peeps can see how handsome he really is, not that he doesn't know that.

I still let the cats sit outside with me during the day, but not by themselves or at night.  Yesterday, Khan had a blast stalking and chasing a lizard.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Huge Bobcat Sighting

Earlier today we took Pooka and went up into the mountains to scatter my sister Becky's ashes.  We went late, around 7pm, so there wouldn't be people around.  As we turned into the area know as Sulphur Canyon, we saw the biggest Bobcat that either of us have ever seen.  He crossed right in front of our car, went into the tree area and stopped, turned around and stared at us.  He was at least twice the size of the Bobcats I have seen around here where I live and twice as big as other ones I have seen in captivity.  At the time I estimated he must weigh 60 lbs, which might be an overestimate, but it had to be at least 50.  Of course, I hadn't even got my camera out of my bag yet and I knew he would probably be gone by the time I did, so the photo isn't mine.  I had always thought that even a large Bobcat was around 30 lbs, but I found this quote:

Mountain lions average between 75 and 150 lbs, while bobcats average between 15 and 30 lbs. However, an exceptionally large male bobcat can be close in size to a small female cougar.

I was thrilled to have seen it! Totally made my day!