Monday, March 23, 2009

Mancat Monday

I fink dat today should not be about us mancats but about a bean man dat is helping 500 PLUS kittehs.



Craig Grant is a bean guy dat didn't like cats. He lived wif his son and when his son moved out he agreed to take care of his son's cat Pepper. Five months later Pepper gave birth to 5 kittens.

Oh great, now what? She had five kittens. I wanted to give them away because I didn't want my beautiful home destroyed, but my son told me they had to stay with their mother for 8 weeks. Over that time I learned that every cat had his own unique personality and it wasn't long before the kittens were swinging from my curtains. I didn't care. Something had changed... I didn't want to give them up.

So Craig had to move acuz there were many complaints about all da kittehs in his condo. Craig had nowheres to go (just like sum of us formarlly feral kittehs). Craig did move to his sons for a short stay and bought 30 acres of land later on.

I cleared a small area and bought an office trailer as a shelter for my cats. I put in a pet door and padded shelves for them. We moved out there in November of 2003, the day after Thanksgiving. By that time I had 11 cats. I had taken in abandoned and stray cats from the neighborhood and areas that I work as a contractor. I had 22 cats by the spring of 2004.

Caboodle Ranch is now a permanent sanctuary for cats who have been kicked around by heartless people. There are many sad stories between all the cats I've taken in. Some almost starved to death, some of them wounded strays. I've seen many locked in cages for months in animal shelters and have taken in some of those too.

Okay so here's whats great about this bean man - he takes in all the kittehs wif the blessing of Tallahassee Huumane Society and Tallahasee/Madison County Animal Control. All da kittehs has had the "operation" and shots. They see a vet and are fed furry well.

Craig is in need of a fence to keep coyotes out The Caboodle Ranch. This is going to cost aproximately $10,000 he finks. So far he has gotten close to $7000 but still needs more fer da fence and also to help feed da kittehs that he saves.

We fink he is a good bean man and if yoo can help keep da mean coyotes out of da Ranch please help donate. Yoo can find more information HERE at his site. Yoo can also read his blog HERE.

The mom lady thinks she may have an idea to help Craig raise green papers - stay tuned!

These are da kittehs that live there now.


27 comments:

The Creek Cats said...

That video, holy cow! And our momma thought the kitchen was busy during our feeding time!

Thanks for featuring this on your blog, we hope Craig is able to raise the rest of the money for his fence. Bless him for all he's done for these kitties!

Angel said...

We have seen his blog before. Thanks for reminding us of this good bean!

The Island Cats said...

Craig is our kinda bean!!! We're gonna see if mom can scrape together some green papers to give him...we hope he can get his fence!

Angus Mhor said...

Wow! What a story! He has a very large heart! We'd like to help, too..what's your idea?

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

That guy is a true friend to cats!!!!
Thank you for introducing him to us :)
Those cats are very cute too :)
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Eric and Flynn said...

What a great man for doing so much for all those kitties.

DaisyMae Maus said...

Yowza! That Craig is a righteous dood!
DMM

Furkidsmom said...

Mom just read the story of Big Eyes on his blog and her eyes are all leaky. What a special person he is.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We have seen this. I think it is great!

meemsnyc said...

Oh my goodness, that man is a saint. So many cats!! What an amazing story!

Sweet Praline said...

What a great man!

Country Cats said...

Wow what a wonderful bean! Our daddy gets paid on Wednesday so we will donate our allowance to him to keep the mean coyotes out!

Elin! said...

Salute to the man!

xoxo

michico*Adan said...

He is a very wonderful man!

pughy said...

Oh my goodness and how does he make sure everyone gets some of the food. What a lovely site all those kitties together.

My mum wants to help, what is the idea? we will keep checking back so we can help too.

Hugs GJ xx

Parker said...

We want to help too!
Look at all of those kitty tails - happy and high in the air!

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

What a nice guy! It's funny how the cats grow on you. I wanted to watch the video, but it didn't work. There sure are a lot of cats there though! I'm heading over to see his blog now.

Forever Foster said...

What an AMAZING man! Wow!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

I'm going to mention this in my Friday "Things I Learned This Week" post at www.zemeks.blogspot.com with a link back here. I made a donation to help towards his fence.

C said...

Wow! What a wonderful man being. So very kind. Mom is thinking she will buy a t-shirt! Got to have her next paycheck first!

DEBRA said...

Dis is one of Momma and Daddy's favorite charities...we fink dat is one gud man out der wif all dem kitties!

Purrs
Abby

Margaret Cloud said...

What a wonderful bean man to do all that for the sake of those that need to be helped. He really has gone out of his way to help them and best of all he has come to love them.

The Cat Realm said...

The maid just donated a little bit because now that they have to fee five of us the staff realized that they will be broke soon, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA - it is not cheap to feed 5 cats! Now think 500!
Karl

Cliff and Olivia said...

Thanks for telling us about this. What an incredible story.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

This man is amazing and wonderful!

The Creek Cats said...

Thank you so much for your beautiful words, purrs, headbutts, and hugs. We really appreciate them!

The Creek Cats said...

It's so comforting to us that Cal and TT will get to meet up at the bridge and play play play.