Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Friday Memes for Friday Smiles

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

It’s that time to get your Friday smiles broken in. I think I have a couple of memes that will do just that and one extra to introduce you to a special kitty.

Don’t you just know that is exactly what that bed buddy is doing? Yuck!

Isn’t this every cat’s idea of “who owns what” when there are dogs involved in the cat’s castle?? Seriously!! We all know that “cats rule and dogs drool”. Period!!

Garfield is a very special senior member of the River View Park cat colony that Mom L and Dad P and I are helping to humanely manage. He found his way to this park after hopping off his last oil freighter adventure where he was serving as ship’s cat. And he was so loved by the cats that they made him their leader. Garfield is a lovable fifteen year old cat. He is in desperate need of a retirement home where he can get all the pets and lap time he wants and where he can live out his final years in comfort, warmth and aircon! He has had blood work that shows he is in good health for his age and he has had a dental cleaning. Our Project Delta View Cats group will fund all of his senior years medical needs through end of life.

If you know anyone in the San Francisco bay area who is open to taking Garfie into their home, let me know in comments. And if not, then please share his photo, you have my permission to copy his photo and share it with family, friends who might be able to help him.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

What happens in kitten season

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So just WHAT does happen in a geographical location in the USA when “kitten season” gets going in full bloom so to speak?? My castle is in Northern California and our typical kitten season, when gobs of kittens are born by abandoned community cats, starts about late March or early April. It varies based on what your climate is.

Where is our Mom!

That said, I wanna talk about what happened this last 2019 kitten season and how my Paw It Forward effort, thanks to Mom L and Dad P and others, helped some kittens have a long awaited Happy Tails ending.

Our Project Delta View Cats (PDVC) efforts are very specific to our own city’s zip code and we only do “targeted” TNR (trap, neuter, return). We go door to door to find feeders who we can help by getting all their colony spayed, neutered and vaccinated. And, if they are friendly, we have a few adoption paths to help. That’s what this post is all about.

One of PDVC’s partners is our county animal services. Last year, 2019, they were chock full of kittens, moms with kittens in the shelter and the same but in foster families.

Along came PDVC with a Mom cats and between the two of them, 7 kittens. The shelter was impacted and asked that the feeders “foster and socialize in place”. And that had to be until at least another six to seven months!!!

But our partner, Contra Costa Animal Services, said once our “kitten season” was over, that we could allow our foster to bring those now almost adult kitties, into their adoption process.

And our “foster in place”, Miss Jessica, called PDVC this November searching for an adoption path for her remaining six now juvenile kitties.

This is a Happy Tails Ending!! All six were taken into the adoption path at our partner, CCAS. And everyone one was soon “pulled” by one of the CCAS Transfer Partners aka other rescues in our general location.  All six kitties have been adopted!! Here is their story told in their photos. I hope you will hang around and watch this short slideshow.

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All six have now been adopted. They were very well socialized by their “foster in place” cat Mom but their challenge was getting to be able to be with different people. And that is a HUGE challenge for all cat foster families. The kitties must get socialized BEYOND the foster family to increase their ability for adoption.

Let me know in comments what you think about our “Foster in Place” kittens “Happy Tails” ending.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Friday Memes for Friday Smiles

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Hope you did your facial muscle relaxing exercises this morning because I am gonna push your smiles to the limit!!

First up is a pal from the past, Emmett, whose guardians are the authors of The Cult of Otis.

Such a tease!!

Next up is none other than my own TKS. Always in search of food.

I thought you might wanna see my sweet face so last up is MOI!!

That is the risk of giving any kitty eye level view of a humans legs, just sayin’!

Let me hear in comments what’cha think of this weeks memes. Keep smilin’!!!

PAW PAT, SAVANNAH

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