Cats at Four Winds

Dis came intu mai emayoz frum MamaCat: 

Okay gang, here we go- Booger, Frosti, SheeLa, Zebtu, Pippi and Tippi are going in the day before, on November 10, to have their surgeries on Wednesday, November 11!!!!!!! I will have to carry a balance, but the vet office is going to let me do this (I am a good customer, lol) But this means – ALL, EVERY LAST ONE -of the fur kids will be spayed/neutered!! Please, donations now are critical – I can’t get their vaccinations yet, so we need a bit more, PLEASE!!! And please pass this on!!!

Our Facebook page is Cats at Four Winds Sanctuary, to keep up with everyone and see how they are all doing.
Thanks to each and every one of you who has helped with this, I could not have done it without you. One last push, and we will be done!!

Halpz a Frend

Dis plea fur halps am frum TortieMom on behalf uv a frend uv hurs. Dey b needing tu putting up a pet deposit so dey kin keeping dheir handsum goggiez.   A liddlol halps goes a long ways. 

My friend Rachel finally hit the end of her personal resources and needed to set up an account at

She and her whole family have worked VERY hard to try to stay afloat this last year, but due to an injury and loss of work, this latest hit was the absolute last straw.  Please take a look and see if you feel that this is something you could contribute to.  Thank you from me personally on behalf of my friend for any help you can give her, whatsoever.

Moar Nooz frum Mamacat

So, Dr, Julie got Zebby, Isis, Shadow and Sam done early, so was able to take Max in as well! And Molly was done, so  all the adults are now home and neutered/spayed!! Yay!!!

Now, the sad/happy/sad news: while the fur babies were gone at the V.E.T., someone threw out a little tabby girl. This is the bad news. The Good news? She found her way here, and while quite skittish and scared, I have named her Mally and am working on getting her tamed down. The Bad news? She is pregnant. Sigh.

We are keeping everyone updated on the cats and vets and what is going on with everyone on our facebook page, Cats at Four Winds Sanctuary, if anyone wants to keep up.

Kittehs tu deh V-E-T

Mai sincere apologies to Mamacat.  Shii sendinged mii dis emayo 4 days ago and sumhow it gotted losted and furgotted.  Mai bad.  :(

Anyway, here am hur nooz. 

Well, quite the morning already! Catching the cats went better than expected. I thought I would have trouble with Molly, but was able to reach down and grab her by the scruff of the neck and once I cradled her in my arms she was fine. That went the same for all, swoop, grab, cradle, walk over, fold front legs under them, into the carrier headfirst…..until I got to Sam. I was putting Sam and Shadow in one carrier together, and already had Shadow in there, so was trying to keep Shadow in while putting Sam in, and Sam took one look at the carrier and decided NOT. So, off he goes. I manage to get the door shut on Shadow, then spent another ten minutes coaxing Sam back to me. Better hold this time, and in he goes. Molly, in the meantime, is going nuts. She is NOT happy about this AT ALL.

Almost to town when it happens. Well, with FIVE cats in the van, for their first vehicle ride ever, I had kinda expected it, but OMG. Anyone who has experienced it knows what I am talking about, those who haven’t, well, you don’t know the stink of cat poop until you smell scared cat poop. Down go all the windows.

Kristi at the vets helps me get them all in, and we go on back to put them in their cages. One to a cage! Zebby, no problem. Isis, no problem. Molly? HOLY CRAP. She is INSANE. She zips past me to the floor and Kristi gets her cornered and I pick her up- scratch one. Back in the cage, slam the door. Sam, no problem. Shadow, no problem. Now, food and water for the day (surgeries are tomorrow). Again, four out of five, no problems. Molly once again escapes. This time I corner her in one of the empty dog kennels. Very carefully get her by the scruff of the neck. – scratch two. Back to the cage, in she goes and I start closing the door- whoosh, out she goes again. Sigh. Back to a different empty kennel. Repeat previous procedure. – Scratch three. Back to the cage, this time get door shut. Wow!

So, they are now at the vets, with water and food and litter box. Four of them are all settled down, wondering what is going on and what is this strange place. Molly? Molly is going insane trying to find a way out. I made sure and told Kristi to make a note that Molly may need to be sedated through the door tomorrow!!! And, to watch out when they take the food dishes out tonight!!!!

IN the meantime, Tippi and Pippi, Isis’ two, are looking a bit bereft- no Mama, no aunt Molly! The other four, Booger, Frosty, Shithead and Zebtu are looking for uncle Shadow and uncle Sam, but uncle Max is doing a good job entertaining all six. Tigger knows something is up, and is actually helping babysit.

So, they are at the Vets, ready to go. More on Thursday, when I bring them home!

Many thanks to all who have helped us with this job- We will have one more big boy to do, then we can start working on the little ones, as the money comes in. Thank you all so very much!!


And for those wishing to keep up with the cats at Four Winds,
you can look on the Book of Faces for Cats at Four Winds Sanctuary

Spay and Tutor Halps Needed

Dis message am frum MamaCat who haz a great lub fur deh kittehz on hur farm and awl kittehz ebbreewhair.

I know people have helped in the past, but we are needing help again. We were down to only three females left to do, but sadly, did not get them done and now have even more that need to be spayed and neutered. We finally decided to do a fundraising page. Any money left over when all the rescues are done will be going into an account at our local vets, and will be used for help in spaying and neutering cats whose owners can’t quite afford it. The people working there know the people who really care for their animals, and I think that is the best way to go about it. The link for the funding page is

We, and the rescue babies, thank you very much for any help you can give!

ABikerToo Crosses deh Bridge

Our wunnerful frend, Dennis W. Brannaker, aka ABikerToo crossed deh Rainbow Bridge in March.

Hii wuz a wunnerful cheezfrend and tee peep hoo libbed in deh St. Louis area.  Hii was a kind and generous friend and will b missed bai menny uv us.

Here is a link to his obituary

And this is a great portrait of him

YesterdazeLOLz Tekky Nikklol Problemz

U may haz run intu issues accessing and/or commenting on YLOLz deh past few dayz.

SNC sez:

So, I was on the site late tonight and got another “can’t connect to the database” error.  Everything was running fine up until then, and I didn’t see any spike in CPU, memory, processes or I/O.  So, I called the hosting company again in desperation.  This latest support tech confirmed that what the original support person told me Thursday night, that there was a “node” issue with one of their servers, was the real and true issue.   So, it seems all the other efforts I’ve been making have pretty much been in vain.  She was very understanding and gave me an actual ticket number that I can use to follow up on the problem.

Wii am sorry fur deh inconvenience and really appreciate ebbreewun’z patience while dis gets sorted owt.