Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Monday Meowsie News


My goodness…where to start? I know I have shared some photos of The Kid Sage and me in the living together, at the same time. Not close,but in the same room. And you have seen us on my king bed where I have my morning snuggles with Mom…I am allowing The Kid Sage to come up and after I give her a good hiss and grumble some…if she gets in her meatloaf position and stops staring at me, then I go back to my relaxing.

But some other changes have been happening over the last couple of weeks…changes in me. You have already seen Mom holding my hind paws, seen her rubbing my pink jelly bean toes and even rubbing my tummy a bit. That all means I am allowing Mom to get closer and closer to me…not just to pet my back or head…but to get close enough to touch me all over. So Mom has been learning some new things about my lovely furs and toesies…

So do you see what Mom has just discovered about the fur on my front paws?…do you see something unique?  Well Mom never got close enough to really examine my fur between my toes. She always assumed it was white between all my toes. She has been stealing my claws for over two years…you’d think she would have noticed…na’mean??  But then I have to admit, she has to mover very quickly when she does that as Dad is holding me and I make it clear I am upset….no, no..I never bite, or scratch…I just struggle.

Notice that I have GRAY fur between my outside toe on my left front paw and gray fur between my inside toes on my right front paw. Mom always thought I had white fur between all my toes on my front paws…heh…heh…fooled her, huh?

Next, she was up close and personal with me again…and check out what she discovered for the very first time on my right hind leg, down close to my paw…


Do you see it? I have this sort of white path of fur that starts on my paw and goes about 3 inches up my leg…it looks like a lightning strike…pretty cool, huh?

So Mom is learning about me more and more and knowing how wonderful my furs are.  Now I have also  been getting more and  more brave, getting more confident. You see, I don’t even explore much, at least not while the humans are watching.  I guess I used to get in a lot of trouble or hit wherever I lived before going to the shelter.

I hardly ever get on the end tables, or dining table or counters.  I do sometimes get on a window sill…but not often nor frequently. I have now done several of these things within only the last 4 days!

First…a walk on a new window sill…had Mom beaming with smiles…I did it in our office!

The window was open, the soft semi-warm air was coming in…and I could not resist as I could hear birds.  Now I know I have a small screen bird TV to watch. We have lived here 18 months and I have never climbed up here to relax.

No photos, but I also did some exploring of both the night stands beside the king bed I share with Mom and Dad.  Mom always takes a glass of milk to bed with her and has it while she reads. She sits the empty, or sometimes partly unfinished, glass on the nightstand and turns out the light. I decided I needed to check out that glass three nights ago…there was some white stuff in there still…so I tromped right over Mom, woke her up, she turned on the light just as I was shoving my nose down into that glass to get a good whiff and maybe a bitty taste!  My gray hair floating in that unfinished milk the next morning told her this was NOT a dream! MOL!!

I do like to get into boxes…in…explore…and then out. But this week Mom turned my two boxes on their sides…and I discovered I could use them in a very special way…

Of course, this afternoon when I was having a nice nap in the larger box…The Kid Sage just had to do the copy cat thing and go climb into the smaller one…but she just pretended she was gonna nap…HAH!…caught ya Kid!  Staring!! Not polite!


And finally, The Kid Sage and I spent some more time sharing the living room space last night.  I, on my couch, and she on small chair she likes lots…we were not close to each other….but close enough.

My recovery process seems to be almost accelerating with The Kid Sage sharing my home.  Do you think ‘she’ could have something to do with me getting more confident, exploring and allowing Mom to get closer and closer to me?…naw…couldn’t be her…nope, no way…sorry I even mentioned it…forget it…pretend I never said that…*pads off to find some kibble to nom*

Paw Pats, Savannah

peeEss Remember last week my humans had their 37th anniversary?  Check out the gorgeous Tulips dad sent Mom. He only learned two weeks ago that Tulips are her most fave flower because they are so happy looking and just shout SPRING wherever she sees them…Mom was thrilled then ran to the computer only to learn they are toxic to cats…so up they went onto her doll cabinet where neither of us can get to…Dad didn’t know and neither did Mom…so they will enjoy them in the house this ONE time



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50 thoughts on “Monday Meowsie News

  1. tonkstail on said:

    Savvy, we’re so furry proud of your accomplishments! Who’d a thunk Kid Sage would be an asset in that way? 😉

  2. catfromhell on said:

    Hey Savvy! Mes catching up! Sage looks like a good kid (like Kozmo) Mes is happy that yous is starting to adjust. Me is doing so much better, Mommy is totally surprised.

  3. Savvy, I’m super proud of you and very happy for you. Don’t tell, but I’m kind of a scardy cat…it takes me a long time to warm up to new things. Especially boxes and climbing on stuff. So I know how hard it can be.
    You GO girl!
    xo Katie

  4. meowmeowmans on said:

    Savvy, we are so proud of you — it sounds like things are getting better abd better there with you and The Kid. WE love your lightning strike white stripe! 🙂

  5. Those tulips are GORGEOUS! So nice and springlike. The peep really likes tulips but for some strange reason, she hardly grows any. I’ll have to ask her why sometime. Bet it’s somethin’ stupid like she forgets to plant ’em or somethin’. MOUSES!

    And Savvy, you’re white lightenin’ streak? You’re like… HARRY POTTER! That’s super, super, super-duper neat.


  6. Savvy you are so brave, sounds like Sage is a good influence afterall 🙂

  7. Flynn on said:

    The tulips are very pretty.
    It is good to hear you are doing so well and getting braver all the time Savvy.

  8. Well, haven’t you got your brave pants on!!
    Jane x

  9. L. E. Mastilock on said:

    Glad to hear you are getting braver! of course the kid had nothing to do with it, nothing at all. Pretty cool hidden marking on your beautiful fur and thanks for showing it off on the Pet Parade! ~Rascal and Rocco

  10. Beautiful Tulips. You have beautiful toes too! Glad you are coming around.

  11. You are trusting your mum more now Savvy!

  12. We suspected as much about Kid Sage…Savvy, as sassy as she may be she’s teaching you how to be a kitty!

  13. happy belated anniversary to your humans. we never knew tulips are toxic to kitties. will tell mum not to bring them inside the house.

    Emma and Buster

  14. Belated Happy Anniversary to your parents. Mommy likes tulips too. And yes, we thinks Sage has been a good influence on you. We thinks you see her playing having fun and getting on stuffs and then you know it’s OK to do it. And we thinks you see her letting the parents pet her all over and figure out it’s OK. That’s kinda how Tuiren learned about stuffs here. She watched Fenris and figured if it was OK for him to do it she could do it too. Now, she did get in a little trouble when she decided that she should be allowed to do everything us cats are cause we has different rules then the doggies. ~Scylla

  15. Hey Savannah, we are so proud of you doing so good with that Sage. Tummy rubs too?!? Who wooda thunk it? We did!!!

  16. Yow me BFF Savannah!!! Dem too-lipz are so purrty!! Yer Pawentz are da cutest couple!!!
    As ya nose me gott a new award n me iz apposta bizit 3 furendz…well Brian waz 1 n Speedy iz 2 n ya iz 3!!! Ya iz all linkied n ya noze why 😉
    Now onto yer furz: oooohhhhh dey iz lubly n soft lookin n dat streek on yer hind leg iz kewl….Izn’t it bunderfull to let a nice Hu’Man stroke n touch us?? Me wishez me had let Mum get closer to me sooner….butt we haz to go in our own time rite, rite???
    Havin Kid Sage dere iz sirtainlee helpin ya overcome yer feer of Hu’Mum n diz iz guud!! Ya iz Mum’z gurl n Sage iz Dad’z gurl so it iz ALL GUUD!!!!
    Ya iz makin pawsum stepz here n we iz so proud of ya.
    Lub alwayz Nylablue n Sherriellen Mum ❤ ❤ ❤

  17. Savvy, you got some cute toesies…and we’re so happy you’re letting your mom get to know them better. 🙂 And how cool that you and Sage are hanging out in the same room…that’s progress!

  18. The Swiss Cats on said:

    We love your marking on your paws ! Great to see that Sage and your mom tame you…. or you tame Sage and your mom, who knows ! Purrs

  19. The OP Pack on said:

    Oh Savannah, you and Sage are doing so well together. Slow and easy does it – one of these days you two will be the best of pals. We are so happy you gave Sage a chance:)
    Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  20. Savvy we are so glad to hear you are feeling so much better and doing so well and that Sage is adapting too! This is such pawsome news. Those tulips are very cheerful.

  21. savvy…oh kay we willna say a werd bout sage bringin ewe outta yur shell…..♫♪♪♫♫♪….hay…nice flowerz yur dad getted yur mom that ewe guys canna eat !!

  22. You are surpassing me in domesticality, that for sure. I gotta keep it real. No touchy feely of MY feets or tummy for the peeps.

    RE: planats. Since most of them are toxic to cats, why don’t we find strays and ferals dead in the yard from them? Are they smarter than house cats? I was once out there too and so were you. We aren’t gonna eat those plants cos we know better.

  23. What so many thing you have to tell us, Savy!! Thanks to share!

  24. that is wonderful that you are more confident and relaxed Savvy,the tulips are pretty,they are toxic to us bunnies to as are all bulbs,xx Speedy

  25. Amazing Savvy you go girl. Oh my we have tulips in the garden yikes

  26. Two Frwnch Bulldogs on said:

    Fantastic. It’s always a good idea to allow mom to get closer and closer. She is the one with the food and treats
    Lily & Edward

  27. Savvy, I am sooooooooo proud of you! You are getting more and more brave and it is wonderful to see. I love how your mom found such cute furs on your toesies and back paw. The toesies fur is our favorite…shhhh.
    *Cairn cuddles*

  28. Wow Savannah you are the Queen of new things! Love your beautiful markings that we are just getting to see. Didn’t know that about tulips so I won’t bring them in our house either. You guys have a great Monday!
    Marty’s Mom

  29. Indeed Savvy I think perhaps you are finding Sage being there a kind of spring board to ‘normal kitty life’ she has shown by what she does that it is be yourself..mum and dad accept it…and so you watch and learn..and those toes..remind me of the old fashioned full length evening gloves ladies used to wear with the little loop over the thumb 🙂 too adorable 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xx

  30. the tulips are as gorgeous as your toesies and The Kid in the box :o) hahaha think the milk was a little bit hairy :o)

  31. Accelerating is exactly the word I was thinking, Savvy! You’re getting SO brave and confident SO quickly. Maybe Sage isn’t so bad after all. I love love love the lightning bolt on your leg!

    Love and licks,

  32. It’s so pawesome to see your recovery coming along step by little step. You rock, Savvy, and your parents are the best for having so much patience with you.

  33. Well Savvy I think it’s just possible that Kid Sage has brought you “out” even more than ever to explore and try new things and allow new behaviors from your humans too…..Isn’t it amazing? I’m so very proud of you…..and I must say that Sage has the BIGGEST eyes – she’s a very pretty cat (not as pretty as you of course!)…….

    Hugs, Sammy

  34. You’re like the harry potter of cats with your lightening strike!

  35. Savvy, you really are doing wonderful! I think maybe, just maybe, that Kid is showing a few ways to be a cat that you might have forgotten or didnt know? Not that YOU are the copy cat! Never! I’m just glad you’re getting so bold!
    I love tulips! They smell so lovely! I had no idea they were toxic!
    Hugs and head bumps!

  36. Awww you do have such lovely pretty paws. Tulips are poisonous to us guinea pigs too but whee sure do like looking at them with the hoomans

    Have a great Monday

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

  37. Wow, Savannah, you must have been VERY human-shy if your human is just discovering all these things about your fur patterns. I am just glad you are relaxing more and more – I don’t care about why (or who!), really! The result is the important part, right? 😉

  38. That are cool you are exploring more!

  39. The markings on your paws are very cool Savannah! Those tulips are nice too but make sure the top of the Doll Cabinent isn’t where you next decide to explore!
    The Pigs xx

  40. Oooops, never knew about toxic tulips! Thankfully my two just sniff at bouquets anyway. I know a lot of potted flowers are toxic – or mildly toxic to cats. So we only have cat grass growing here.

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