Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Did you have a busy weekend? We did!!

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

Our week-o-end was all about getting our two special irritating foster kittens adopted. Mom L and Dad P took the two kittens to their first two adoption days this Saturday and Sunday at a local Petco store.

You can tell from the photos that sweet Katie, the ten month old survivor from the apartment hoarding place, just shut down on her first day. It was really tough on her. Katie was only five months old when Mom L and Dad P rescued her and she had already had a litter of kittens ‘cuz Mom L could see she had been lactating very recently. Katie has had a struggle to overcome her five months of tragic abuse.

Katie terrified at being in a new environment

Now little Lilly, about eighteen weeks old, at first thought this was gonna be an adventure, so she was willing to check out what was going on.

Hey guys, can I get outta here?

And then Lilly retreated to her comforter, her Auntie Katie and the two hung together for the duration of two afternoon spent at an adoption site at a Petco.

Thankfully we have each other

It will be a long road to getting these two now very bonded kittens adopted. But more about that later.

Mom L also helped one of the local colony feeders get a new cat in for spay, only to learn this cat had a microchip!! Well, her name is Lily, she was adopted at our local animal services just about a year ago and the people and phone numbers on that chip said “not my cat”. So this sweet kitty is now available for adoption at our local animal services by December 12.

What do you mean ? I had a family and they abandoned me???

My last news update is about Stan the mancat. Unfortunately Stan does not appreciate being in the animal shelter…duh!!!???  So he is starting to “stress bite” anyone who pets him. He doesn’t break skin, just gives “firm bitey bites”. So after serious soul searching, Mom L and Dad P decided to return Stan to his former caretakers. They are a really nice family who are welcoming Stan back with open arms. We are donating an outdoor house for Stan and some food to get the family started.

I just luvluvluv humans!! and pets!!

I will have a SPECIAL BLOG POST on Monday, December 17 about a fund raiser to help my Paw It Forward work with our two current foster kittens, Katie and Lilly. Please do put this on your calendar as a “must read”!!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Friday Memes for Friday Smiles

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

I am back as usual with your Friday smile generator. Let me hear your woof, meow or arwoo in comments so I know which one gave you your special Friday smile.

Our crazy pants sixteen week old kitten Lilly is always worried about her hind legs lookin’ longer than her front legs!!

As for me, if I find gold, then buddy that gold is gonna be MINE! Just sayin’!!!

Yeah, just try dustin’ that knick knack! HAH!!! Bet it would fall over and make a loud screeching sound!!

Hope you enjoyed my Friday Memes.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Our Fosters and Colony Update

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

I decided as I have introduced you to our foster kittens as well as the twenty-seven member cat colony Mom L and Dad P help feed and care for, that it is time for a little update on both.

But first let me just tell you an embarrassing secret I have. Shhhhhh—don’t tell your humans—especially if they are active in cat rescue like Mom L, but—I so want these foster kittens to be GONE!!

THERE!!! I said it!!! I am starting to take out my stress and frustration over not being allowed in Mom L’s office on The Kid Sage. So not her fault. But she is the only cat I can ready and give a smacky paw to when I am frustrated.

Sorry TKS that I whapped you kind’a hard this morning

Mom L had to break me off of TKS so’s she could find cover. I really am starting to have a tough time having these kids here much longer. That said, I know they need help and we are all still doing our best to give them that help.

Here is a nice photo of several of the twenty seven community cats who call River View Park home. This colony increased tons when our California housing market crashed between 2008-2012. Humans drove by the park and dumped their cats when they didn’t want to take them to a new home once the humans had to give their homes back to the big banks. I know that lots of folks like to tell the tail tale that our “economy” is all recovered—but I want them to come explain that to all these cats that were abandoned by humans during that time.

Chow time!!

See that orange dude in front? That’s Garfield who is at least twelve to fourteen years old. He has lived in this colony since before 2006. He is losing weight and gets extra wet food every day. Mom L took him to Community Concern 4 Cats Clinic a couple of months ago and found his blood work was OK but his toofies are really bad. We are hoping to raise $400 USD to  cover his upcoming dental cleaning.

Meet Opal. Timid, scared of most of the cats in the colony

Opal is a diluted tortie who is so afraid for upsetting any other cat that she only comes to eat as the others move away. As you can see, her winter coat is already on and every so stylish!!

As for our foster kittens, let me give you a bit of information about Katie, who is about ten months old. She is pretty healthy, but we just learned she has juvenile gingivitis which can lead to stomatitis which would mean she might lose all her teeth in the next year or two. She also has a limp that appears to be a birth defect or some injury that occurred at the cat hoarder home where Mom L found her at about five months old. Remember, Katie had been lactating and had kittens by that age. None survived.

You can see her limp in this short video.

Katie is such a sweet love bug. Timid and needs time to trust but once she does, she just has the best purr motor ever!!

And guess what?? Spitty and his human gifted our foster kittens with a toy!! Spitty told his human to just pass this toy along to younger kitties and boy are Katie and Lilly happy his human did!

Whapping three layers of balls!!

Katie and Lilly will start going to an adoption event this coming weekend, please send your best more pawerful POTP to them that they find their forever home together. They have become very bonded.

Here is Lilly helping Mom L get this blog post done.

Are we done now? Can I eat?

Hope you enjoyed my update news.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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