Gone But Not Forgotten

Gone But Not Forgotten

by Jan Plant

Queen Mauve saying goodbye

Queen Mauve saying goodbye

Just wanted to update you folks who know of my "wild bunch". My farmer friends have returned and, as promised taken five of the "wild bunch" to their new home.

Great news is they managed to trap OL'Cole and he's at the vet. He has an eye infection from fighting, and a bit of a cold, but once the infection is cleared up and he's been neutered he too will be going to the farm.

I'll miss them everyone, but they'll be just a bit away and in good hands. The ones who are still here have been calling and looking, and I sure hope they settle. It's sad to hear their sweet voices.

Stand off Bully T actually got in my lap this morning and gave me a look as if to say, "Where'd they go". Smart little devils. But it's a happy day as all are well and in good hands. And Thank each and every one of you for being here and sharing!


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Jan 09, 2010 Good people
by: Finn Frode, Denmark

Hi Jan. What a good solution you found for all involved. It sounds as if the ferrals have found their new home with some real good people, who have not taken them just to do you a favour, but because they like cats and want to care for them. That's an assuring thought.

And you're right - most likely there will soon be new arrivals to fill op the empty spaces.

Jan 05, 2010 Our farming ferals
by: Jan Plant

Thank all of you so much for all your well wishes and kind thoughts.

It was a bit rough feeding a smaller "bunch this morning, but knowing our furries will be roaming that huge farm and away from main roads,and in good hands, does my heart good.

Cole is progressing and yes,he'll be going the gang at the farm.They are actually paying his vet bills,so as not to deplete the "wild bunch" funds.I told them that wasn't the plan,Cole's bills should be paid by us,well kind souls that they are they wouldn't hear of it.Cole's health is good considering the vet puts his age at around 10.Old for a feral.Guess the poor dear just looked so bad,as his battle scars are quite extensive.

They are close.Take me about 15 minutes to get there. But I'm going to give them some time to settle in and get use to their new parents!LOL!(John says he thinks I'd scoop 'em up and bring them back home!LOL!)

Mauve actully acted as if she was looking foward to the adventure!Good Lord! Just realized it! I have ALL boys now! Oh no!LOL!

Well dear friends,they may have moved on,but with people being the way they are,and winter settling in,I'm fairly sure,there may be new arrivals(sadly),and you know,there is always room for one more.God Bless All of you and yours and keep you safe from harm!

Jan 05, 2010 Good work Jan
by: Ruth

You are sure to miss them Jan, you've done so much for them and this is the ultimate sacrifice, letting them go to a better place to live, for their own sakes.

I hope Ol' Cole soon recovers and is there with them too.

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Jan 05, 2010 It's natural...
by: Everycat

to love your ferals Jan! I've been attached emotionally to every single cat I've ever cared for, be they rescues or colony cats. Cats do this, they connect straight to our emotional selves.

Queen Mauve is beautiful. It's wonderful that you found a great farm home for them. I bet you'll be visiting them now and again. I also bet they will remember you, the kind soul who cared for them.


Jan 05, 2010 Ol'Cole
by: Julie

Dear Jan,

I hope and pray ol'coles eye gets better soon.You have beautiful cats. We feel a bit sad even though they won't be too far away.

When we got cao, our siamese, she had a respitory infection and her eyes were matted. We took her to the vet and he gave her a cream that worked real well.She had to take antibiotics. It took a few weeks be
for she was free and clear.

when she got old,after her cancer surgery failed,we had to give her an I.v. every few days. It's rough when there sick. It teaches you a lot and prepares you for the next bunch.

Thanks for all you do with so many.

Jan 04, 2010 Queen Mauve - a real beauty!
by: Gail (Boston, MA USA)

Oh Jan, I feel for you so much even though we all know that you can't keep everybody.

Queen Mauve is such a sweet-looking lass - I take it she was one of those that went to the farm?

So, how far is the farm from you? Can you check up on them? They may be feral, but I'd be willing to bet that they would remember you should you have the opportunity to visit.

Are they going to be barn cats?

I know a couple of my ferals that visited me for a long time suddenly disappeared and I felt a huge loss. Of course I thought the worst - a car hit them, a rabid animal got them (although in this area, rabids are very rare), someone grabbed them to be put down... Boy oh boy, I was frantic but figured Nature would (hopefully) take its course.

As suddenly as they disappeared, they showed up one day in a horrific snowstorm looking for a handout! One tom in particular jumps up on the railing of my back porch and actually starts pounding on the screen door if I don't have food out. Sure enough, that's what I heard in the kitchen through the blizzard outside. There were the 2 missing ones, waiting impatiently to be fed, LOL! I put out food for them, they both ate greedily and then took off! I've seen them since, so I know they've got someplace to keep warm. I'm in the process of putting out a shelter on the porch, so hope everything works out. Isn't it funny how cat lovers just do whatever's necessary for our furkids, even if they are ferals?!

Jan 04, 2010 Hi
by: Michael

Hi Jan, I can understand why you are sad despite the fact that the wild bunch are feral and not domestic cats because you are very close to them.

I am sure it will work out and we look forward to updates. I suppose you can check up on them, can't you, to make sure all is well? They were your family.

Thanks for sharing Jan and take care.

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