Friday, December 14, 2012

Trout Talkin Tabbies

Some of you have already met Da Tabbies O Trout Towne.  Those who haven't are in for a special treat.  We suggest you grab a cup of nip tea and head over to Mousebreath to read Trout Talkin Tabbies ... Boomer, Dai$y, Sauce & Tuna.    We think you'll enjoy it.

And then you can stop by to visit Trout Towne for some mackerel hot off the grill.  We're still laughing over their blog post on the interview.

Happy Hanukkah  (or Festival of Lights) to all our friends who are celebrating it

The computer hog has been at it again, so we're even more behind than usual.  Our Christmas card will be posted soon.  

We received an email from Toby Franks this morning and decided to share it with our readers, in case any of you are from or know someone from Barberton, Ohio.

Barberton Feed Ban will be voted on Dec. 17 - Video from Fox 8 News

While most communties are moving away from arcane animal control practices and embracing non-lethal methods, Barberton City Council plans to fast-track a vote on a feeding ban on Monday, Dec.17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Barberton City Council Chambers - 576 W. Park Ave., Barberton, Ohio 44203
Barberton residents who feed an outside pet when it is dark can be charged with a misdemeanor and fined $50 a day by one of four enforcement agencies. One of the enforcers according to the ordinance is Summit County Animal Control.
This feeding ban was passed in an open meeting of the subcommittee. Carol Frey, chair of the subcommittee, said that there would be no further discussion. Law Director Lisa O. Miller, wants one reading rather than the normal three readings. Concerned Barberton residents will not be able obtain clarifications or explanations. Barberton residents should be able to provide care for their pets, feral cats, or the occasional lost or stray pet. There should be three readings so that citizens can be informed about the ordinance.
Please attend the City Council meeting on Monday Dec 17th. You can speak for five minutes. If you cannot attend, please call Barberton City Officials, send emails & faxes to express concerns, ask questions and ask for more time to obtain clarifications and explanations and to remove the punitive aspect of this ordinance.
A public record request showed that there were only 13 complaints in all of Barberton in an entire year -- not all of them were about feeding and not all of them were found to be valid. A complaint is counted numerically even if it is called in anonymously and even if no problem is found. An earlier version of this ordinance was unanimously withdrawn by Barberton City Council in 2007 and by the Barberton Safety Committee in 2010.
The President of Barberton City Council is Fred Maurer, and his email address is
Here is the contact info for all Barberton City Officials:


  1. It seems like it is a constant battle to look out for our feral brothers and sisters and make sure they are treated right!

    Great interview with the Tabbies, BTW!

  2. Oh noes we don't understand why there is such bad information about feeding ferals. WE truly don't.

    Going right over to read the interview.

  3. Ferals already have a hard enough time without a non caring council making life harder for them.
    We saw the Trout Towne Tabbies interview and it made us laugh....a lot.

  4. Oh I gotta read that interview!

  5. We need to read this interview because we don't know these kitties.

  6. We love the tabbies over at Zee & Zoey's and really enjoyed the interview you did with them!!

  7. Bless you sweet Jan for all you do for the precious furries. Wanted to stop by and thank you for your sweet comment on Chancy's page concerning Angel passing. It is very much appreciated my sweet friend. Hope you all have a very blessed Christmas. Love, hugs and nose kisses

  8. We sure do love the Tabbies of Trout Towne. We'll go and check out the interview now!

    Why, why, WHY do people have such a problem with ferals? :(

  9. Thank you for stopping by our blog to leave kind words about Devon's passing.


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