Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

HRH Savannah Dines

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

“I’m ignoring you Mom. I cannot believe you said what you said and called me what you called me! How could you possibly come into my special ‘Savannah’s Room’ and suggest such a thing. So I’m just gonna keep on ignoring you.”

Savvy is offended

“Ok—now you have taken this too far! I suggest that you take that stupid smart phone and sashay on outta my room. What?! You can’t be getting ready to click that thing again? Seriously??

Ok, if you wanna play it that way, let me give you my best “Savannah turbo boosted sizzling glare”—see how that comes out as a photo for ya!”

Savannah turbo boosted sizzling glare

“Now I ask all of you reading this blog post—wouldn’t you have given the same kind’a glare if your human called you “spoiled” and said your Dad catered to you too much?”

I thought just as much. Anyone who wants to borrow my special “Savannah’s turbo boosted sizzling glare” just leave a comment. Or tell me if you have developed one of your own.”

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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Flash From the Past

 HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

I know that lots of my readers never knew me when I first started my blog. So I asked Mom L to help me find one of my post in my first year of blogging that we could share with you now. If you have time, let me know in comments what you think of the “me” from the past. This was posted April, 2012.

RE-POSTED FROM: April 3, 2012

Sooorrryyyy…I have failed as blogger…..

Okay,Okay,Okay…we have had some computer problems for last few days…Mom L has not had time to “channel” my thoughts as much as I like….buuuuttttt…

SHE BOUGHT A NEW DIGITAL CAMERA TODAY…

YES!!!  JUST FOR ME!   shhhhhh…Dad doesn’t know!!!

Now, just a little post tonight to remind you to read my sidebar menus…but before I post that…seriously…this is how I get so many head rubs from Dad P…)…I present my chin…

 Then…I let him brush my head…ummmmmm….ahhhhh…

Now…I….OH MY GOSH….I NEVER THOUGHT HE WOULD PUT THESE PICTURES ON MY BLOG…..Humiliating…..my EB condition is showing! Seriously, I don’t like others knowing I have EB, it’s not every cat’s challenge I know, but I am one of those who has this serious feline condition. Not life threatening, mind you, but it can show up and cause a cat like me to become very embarrassed.

 

OOOKKKAAYYY….I like t’have my butt brushed….FINE!!! So tell the world!!!! FINE!!!

That’s it for now…on to what’s most important….HOW a CAT MUST BE AD-DRESSED!

Okay,Okay…I know Mr. T.S. Eliot wrote this really cool poem called “The Ad-dressing of Cats”

BUT…I just wanna talk about how Dad P and Mom L work really hard to AD-Dress ME ‘cuz I am in recovery…

I scare pretty fast, am afraid of my own shadow, and whine and whimper inside if I think someone is trying to get too close to me. I am scared they might swat me, chase me or somethin’ like that.

NOT my DAD P and MOM L…NEVER…but it makes it hard for them to know how to AD_DRESS ME ‘cuz I have ups and downs.

So….here’s how they do it…I think it’s pretty cool myself…

First…they bow from the waist, no really! They do that!!  Cool beans, huh?!  Anyways, they bow from the waist so’s their faces are more level with me…then they offer their fingers for me to sniff.  Com’on…really THEY DO!  So, I inspect their fingers and if they don’t have anything yucky smelling on ’em, then I kind’a have this really cute little move…

I sort’a lean towards them with my chin lifted, turning my head away, but this way I make my chin available for a stroke or rub or two, etc.  Got it!  And that’s how I roll…NEVER FAILS…they always do it that way…

Check out Mr. Eliot’s poem from Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats:

Read On…

THE AD-DRESING OF CATS

You’ve read of several kinds of Cat,
And my opinion now is that
You should need no interpreter
to understand their character.

You now have learned enough to see
That Cats are much like you and me
And other people whome we find
Possessed of various types of mind.

For some are sane and some are mad
And some are good and some are bad
And some are better, some are worse –
But all may be described in verse.
You’ve seen them both at work and games,
And learnt about their proper names,

Their habits and their habitat:

But

How would you ad-dress a Cat?

So first, your memory I’ll jog,

And say: A CAT IS NOT A DOG.

Now Dogs pretend they like to fight;
They often bark, more seldom bite;
But yet a Dog is, on the whole,
What you would call a simple soul.

Of course I’m not including Pekes,
And such fantastic canine freaks.
The usual Dog about the Town
Is much inclined to play the clown,
And far from showing too much pride
Is frequently undignified.

He’s very easily taken in –
Just chuck him underneath the chin
Or slap his back or shake his paw,
And he will gambol and guffaw.
He’s such an easy-going lout,
He’ll answer any hail or shout.

Again I must remind you that

A Dog’s a Dog – A CAT’S A CAT.

With Cats, some say, one rule is true:
Don’t speak till you are spoken to.
Myself, I do not hold with that –
I say, you should ad-dress a Cat.
But always keep in mind that he Resents familiarity.

I bow, and taking off my hat,
Ad-dress him in this form: O CAT!
But if he is the Cat next door,
Whom I have often met before
(He comes to see me in my flat)
I greet him with an OOPSA CAT!

 I’ve heard them call him James Buz-James –
But we’ve not got so far as names.
Before a Cat will condescend
To treat you as a trusted friend,
Some little token of esteem
Is needed, like a dish of cream;

And you might now and then supply
Some caviare, or Strassburg Pie,
Some potted grouse, or salmon paste –
He’s sure to have his personal taste.
(I know a Cat, who makes a habit
Of eating nothing else but rabbit,
And when he’s finished, licks his paws
So’s not to waste the onion sauce.)

A Cat’s entitled to expect
These evidences of respect.
And so in time you reach your aim,
And finally call him by his NAME.

So this is this, and that is that:

And there’s how you AD-DRESS A CAT

Closing: February 27, 2017

Let me know if you think I sound different almost five years ago from how I sound today. I like to think I have been evolving more and more and showing my REAL SELF.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

 

 

Friday Memes

HIYA!! SAVANNAH HERE!!!

I’m late but I’m here! Let me know in comments what you think of my newest cat memes. These feature me, TKS and Cuzin Leo.

tks-travels

 

Cuzin Leo’s turn.

leos-claws

 

And now mine.

savvy-listens

Let me know if you liked my memes in comments.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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