Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/reply/reply

2012-06-01 Thread Maureen Olvey
Yeah, right - they definitely must be taking a bath! How can they get the water so dirty? Even just one raccoon makes a mess of the water. They are cute though. I was tossing little bits of a banana to one once and after the banana was gone he slowly walked up to me then bent over and

Re: [Felvtalk] Screen - Raccoons

2012-06-01 Thread Lorrie
I think what you mention here is called Pet Screen. It is an extremely strong poly vinyl screen that is virtually tear proof. I screened in our porch with this and it's been up for years with 15 cats at home and raccoons outside. I got it online, but later found out Lowes has it in stock.

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION

2012-06-01 Thread Lorrie
On 05-31, Maureen Olvey wrote: My suggestion - give up. You can't beat the raccoons. Raccoons are clever little beasties and they can figure out just about anything. I'm surprised your friend's feeder is still there. I had one carried off and they also carried off the feed bowls

Re: [Felvtalk] Screen - Raccoons

2012-06-01 Thread Natalie
Yes, there is, and we are finally getting some because our cats climb screens http://www.goodsearch.com/search.aspx?keywords=Pet+screening -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lorrie Sent: Friday, June

[Felvtalk] FW: RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/reply/reply

2012-06-01 Thread Natalie
Had to resend - didn't erase anything.was too large. From: Natalie [mailto:at...@optonline.net] Sent: Friday, June 01, 2012 8:32 AM To: 'felvtalk@felineleukemia.org' Subject: RE: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/reply/reply Raccoons always dip their food in water.and their

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION

2012-06-01 Thread Natalie
Whenever someone dumps a cat around here, I always see them eating together with possums - it's amazing. The first time I saw it, I was really terrified for the cat! -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION

2012-06-01 Thread Natalie
Hardware cloth, ¼” or ½” is a lot better than chicken wire; much sturdier – that’s what we used on our outdoor enclosures. We purchased a few ready-made kits from CD, the panels are covered with turkey wire – also sturdy. From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org

[Felvtalk] Check out An orphan baby raccoon. [VIDEO]

2012-06-01 Thread Natalie
Everyone, speaking of raccoons..adorable video! Check out an orphan baby raccoon. [VIDEO] An orphan baby raccoon. [VIDEO] http://www.wimp.com/orphanraccoon/ ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Check out An orphan baby raccoon. [VIDEO]

2012-06-01 Thread Lee Evans
I think I just melted.  Absolutely adorable.  Guess he had to rescue the little rascal.  Not to say that I promote making pets of wildlife, but raccoons sometimes do get domesticated, especially when they are young.  And there's a ferret involved for company.  Nice man.  Doesn't mind the messy

Re: [Felvtalk] Check out An orphan baby raccoon. [VIDEO]

2012-06-01 Thread Edna Taylor
OMG, is the the cutest video EVER :) LOVE when he is eating popcorn on the couch :) Our house backs up to a forest reserve so we have many many raccoons that we feed in the backyard :) Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 15:53:36 -0400 From: at...@optonline.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject:

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/reply

2012-06-01 Thread dot winkler
Wow.  That's amazing!   From: dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, June 1, 2012 12:33 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/reply You have them figured out !  The old timers around

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/reply/reply

2012-06-01 Thread dot winkler
Yes, you are right.  I think the raccoon has moved on and are probably transient.  I don't see him running around the area anymore.  There seems to be food in the bin now.  And you are right.  They left the water bowls empty and dirty.  BUT, now the cats still don't seem to want to eat the dry

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION

2012-06-01 Thread dot winkler
Hi - well, I don't think I can bring the dry food in at night.  Because i would have to make two trips to the cat area, instead of one.  One trip is to bring the meat to them.  If I did that in the evening then I could bring in the dry food but then i would have to come the next morning to put

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/reply/reply

2012-06-01 Thread dot winkler
Don't worry - I have no intention of trapping and relocating the raccoon.  It could have babies.  And I have my hands full with the cats so i don't need more work!!!  l.o.l.   From: GRAS g...@optonline.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, May

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/placing the stray cats

2012-06-01 Thread dot winkler
Speaking of all this about the raccoon, anyways, wish I could find homes for the 7 cats i feed every day.  They are all so beautiful and quite healthy looking with all the meat i feed them and the dry food.  At least 3 of them are very friendly and the others are coming around, too.  Anyone

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION

2012-06-01 Thread Beth
I actually had a baby opossum that somehow got into my house. My cats just sat there and looked at it like it was an alien. The opossum paid no attention to the cats. My dog keeps them off the porch where some of the ferals feed. She hates opossums. Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: Whenever

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION

2012-06-01 Thread Christy Buchin
I have a raccoon that thinks he's a cat! The mom cat comes to eat in the mornings when I open my back patio door, the cat comes running then the raccoon comes running! lol Sent from my iPhone On Jun 1, 2012, at 6:56 PM, Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com wrote: I actually had a baby opossum that

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION

2012-06-01 Thread MaiMaiPG
Door on a timer? However, my bet is on the coons. On Jun 1, 2012, at 7:37 PM, dot winkler wrote: Hi - well, I don't think I can bring the dry food in at night. Because i would have to make two trips to the cat area, instead of one. One trip is to bring the meat to them. If I did that

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/placing the stray cats

2012-06-01 Thread MaiMaiPG
If they are spayed and neutered and if you have a farm where barn cats are needed and cared for.not just dumped to fend for themselves...The receivers would have to understand relocation and the special needs of the relocated cats but they are available. On Jun 1, 2012, at 7:43 PM,

Re: [Felvtalk] RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION

2012-06-01 Thread MaiMaiPG
Possums don't bother me but the coons do. I have trapped and relocated both (not during baby season) because they were raiding my mother's house, threatening her ferals and endangering themselves thanks to the problems they were causing neighbors. They were relocated to a farm I own. I

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/placing the stray cats

2012-06-01 Thread Natalie
In what area are you living? Are they spayed/neutered? Natalie From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of dot winkler Sent: Friday, June 01, 2012 8:43 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FW: RACCOON GETTING INTO

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/placing the stray cats

2012-06-01 Thread dlgegg
I was going to suggest a ramp, but alas, the coons could also use it. RE: taking them to a no kill shelter, if it is like the ones around here, they are not able to take on any more dogs or cats. Everyone who has lost ajob, home and has to move in with relatives, brings their animals to the

Re: [Felvtalk] Check out An orphan baby raccoon. [VIDEO]

2012-06-01 Thread dlgegg
Guess that is why I could never shoot one of them. Can't get past those eyes. Same with any animal, they look at you with those adorable eyes and I guess I will just eat berries and vegies. Have to be awfully hungry to kill one, then I couldn't eat it so why bother killing it. Edna

Re: [Felvtalk] Check out An orphan baby raccoon. [VIDEO]

2012-06-01 Thread dlgegg
I sent it on to a friend and her 2 grandsons and a couple of others. This is adoreable Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote: I think I just melted.  Absolutely adorable.  Guess he had to rescue the little rascal.  Not to say that I promote making pets of wildlife, but raccoons

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION/placing the stray cats

2012-06-01 Thread Marta Gasper
They will just sit in a cage until they get adopted for god knows how long.   I always pipe up when somebody says that cats sit in cages at shelter/in jail, etc..well that is true of kill shelters and some no-kills. And BTW not all open policy shelters put the cat in the cage and leave it