Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

And The Happy Tail Endings Keep Coming

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!

Sure hope you aren’t gettin’ bored with all my Happy Tail Endings lately. And if you are then you might not wanna come back to visit me for a while ‘cuz I have a bunch more coming along!

Mom L has been working with the primary feeder of a long standing cat colony very close to our new home. When she first met the feeder, Miss Tina, they both talked about a new member of the colony who was clearly not yet “fixed”.

Now you might wonder just “how” does a human determine whether or not a cat is “fixed”. What I am about to show you is X Rated, yet necessary to demonstrate how Mom L knew she had to get this cat “fixed” fast!

Sorry to be so graphic, BUT, in a community cat colony it is not easy to tell if a new member is spayed or neutered. Thankfully this cat was obviously NOT neutered! The lady cats require a more thorough “investigation” and often they do not tolerate this intrusion. Fortunately Marmalade, as a short furr male cat made it obvious.

He was so friendly and loved receiving pets and head rubs. So Mom L just tossed some kibble into a cat carrier and he walked right in!!. Off he went to our wonderful caring Contra Costa Animal Services shelter.

Mom L wanted him to have a name so she called him Marmalade. She saw that he had a swollen eye and just knew he must have a wound or perhaps a Cat Cold. Good thing she took him right away to the shelter. You see, Marmalade had a condition called “Entropion“. His eyelashes were growing inward and were constantly rubbing on his eye ball. OUCH!!

Thankfully, Marmalade found immediate care at the shelter. They neutered him, and also repaired his eye lash growth. Now Marmalade was not a happy camped because he had to have the cone on, but when Mom L visited him, all he wanted was a good chin scritch!

Here you can see Marmalade in his three to four month time at this cat colony.

Such a handsome mancat, don’t you think?

He was a gently member, never ever shoving any other cat away from the food bowls. You can see him circled in red.

Now for the Happy Tail Ending. Marmalade had his stitches removed and his cone removed—and within twenty-four hours he found his forever family. A couple wanted an adult cat, who was loving and who wanted affection. When the adoption counselor opened the cage where Marmalade was being kept due to his medical treatment—well…Marmalade just about LEPT into their waiting arms!!

And there you have it! Another Happy Tail Ending proving yet again that cats deserve adoption, even if they have lived in a cat colony!!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

 

 

Friday Memes As Promised

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

*koff…koff* Ahhhh—how can I say this without making Mom L look like the doofus bizzy purrson she is??

Let me just get right to the point. Mom L posted my “Friday” Memes post last week on “Thursday”. You see she had her days all cattywampus. I got her all straitened out with a couple of soft paw whacks and now my Friday Memes are on FRIDAY!! TA DA!!

First I have a guest photo submitted from the ever so entertaining and delightful blog The J Cats!! Shimshi sent in a photo and I had some fun with it.

Let Shimshi know in comments if you think he ought to be worried.

I had a little bit of an over dose recently with an encounter with one of my cat toys.

Any of you ever have an encounter like mine with this particular kitty Yeowzah nanner??

And now let me offer my mostest bestest sincere apologies to Caspurr from The J Cats. Mom L used a photo on my February 2 Friday Memes and identified it as a photo from The Kitty Platoon when it was actually from dearest Caspurr. He has accepted my most sincere apology for this human error.

I am sharing this meme again today and hope you will all let Caspurr know how much you enjoy it even more knowing it is from one of our blogging buddies.

 

Thanks tons and lots for hanging out with me on my Friday Memes post.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Learning to Share My Space

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

I haven’t shared much about my progress lately so I thought I’d give you a peek into my latest growth in confidence. As you all know, I have struggled in trying to learn how to “be” with The Kid Sage in my castle. But she has been her for about four years now and while I still struggle learning to know what “play” is, I have become more open to sharing my space.

Now it is supposed to be “Winter” here in Nor Cal but heck, it has been feeling like Spring since February showed up. But before February made its appearance, we had some nice cool weather and Mom L took out an old than dirt blankie she has had since her high school days! You KNOW that is old!

Well it seems that both TKS and I luvluvluv sleeping on this blankie. It is really thin, probably some acrylic thing not real wool, but holy mouses do we both think it is toasty warm and soft. So Mom L has been keeping this blankie over her at night so’s I can snuggle on it nice and close to her. Trouble is TKS also likes it so she sucks up to the other side of Mom L. For some reason Mom L doesn’t always appreciate bein’ the middle of a “kitty cat toasted sandwich”! She starts throwin’ off the covers and TKS and I go flying!

So Mom L makes sure we can use that yummy blankie during the day time for out naps if we want. I, as first cat, get dibs on it first or course. But surprisingly, I am allowing TKS to join me—and she is getting way closer than I have ever let her get.

Yeah, I know we both look pretty grumpy here, but we really did relax and nap together for a couple of hours once that smart phone left the room. There are only about ten inches between us. Heck, out tails could have been touching we were so close.

I have even been known to get up on the blankie even if TKS is there first. That’s something I never have done before.

We have both found that the Winter sun puddle on the day bed in Dad P’s office is best enjoyed in the morning. I usually retire to that spot after I finish my brekkies, but TKS has discovered it and on this day she beat me to it!

You can tell it was cooler than now by the next photos of me. I am lying on my special hand knitted pink blankie which is on top of my fave blue afghan. Mom L caught me early one evening as I was preparing to have my TV watchin’ nap.

Thanks for coming by to visit. I will have a post for next Monday about the cat colony Mom L and I have taken on as one of my Paw It Forward projects.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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