Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Monday Meowsie News


We are probably not going to post again until after Blog Paws Conference.  Mom AND Dad are both going to Las Vegas baby!!!  Woo Hoo!!  MICES!!  They are going to have some kind of fun meeting up with all my furriends’ humans.  And I know my BFGF Cathy Keisha’s plush Keisha will be there as well.

We had a great time last year together…just hanging out and sharing some gossip…

plushies talking

Just to keep you all thinking about me and The Kid Sage…I wanted you to have this little photo set of our latest encounter in the living room…we spend more time together now…but not really together at all…she is staying away from my growls and snarls and hisses and smacky paws more and more…but I can tell…and actually feel really pawful about this…The Kid Sage…well…she is lonely.

I know in my heart she just wants to be furriends with me…and to have a sniff…and maybe a little play together…but I am just too afraid of her…she might hurt me like all those before her…and so we have a very sad stand off…both of us wanting more, but not able to ask for it…(click to bigify and hover MICES over photos to see full captions)

Please send me some paw hugs as I try to learn how to accept such a sweet little lady cat as The Kid Sage…she is making us all a bit sad seeing how lonely she is becoming…did we make the best decision for her???…*worried*

Paw Pats, Savannah

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43 thoughts on “Monday Meowsie News

  1. Sage my mom’s dads cat Gustav doesnt wan’t to play with me either.
    When I try to play he runs away from me 😦

  2. Before you know, you’ll be forever-furriends. Give it some positive vibes 🙂 Hope your mom and dad having a good time, and be back very soon. Extra Pawkisses 🙂

  3. Small steps Savvy!

  4. Wonderful Savvy you are making leaps and bounds in your own recovery. Things are moving along a lot faster than your mom and dad realize. Sage is still little and like little kids sometimes impatient. Don’t worry, things will work just fine. You both are where you belong and your house would never be the same without her. Besides who would play with your Dad? Hope they have a wonderful time!
    Marty’s Mom

    • awwww Marty, you are SOOOOOO right on!! Dad needs a playmate and Sage is that for sure…she trots after him everywhere. We will be ok with more time…my trauma from before my forever home must have just been pawful…but with my furriends love, I progress every single day

  5. Savvy, you’ve come a long way from where you were with Sage. A little more time and you guys may just be fine. The mom says she can’t wait to see your mom again at BlogPaws! 🙂

  6. That little encounters makes me feel sad for Sage. She loves you, Savvy. Plush CK is with @Tildatoo now and will be at Blogpaws on Wednesday. Can’t wait to see Plush BFGF. Maybe we can go together to the Katnip Lounge catio.

  7. We think you and Sage will work it out when you both feel comfortable.

  8. meowmeowmans on said:

    WE bet you and The Kid will figure things out, Savvy. Hang in there, okay?


  9. I’m sure given time you guys will figure it out between you. Hope your folks have a fab time at blogpaws

  10. I thing you two will do fine Savvy, seriously, I do. Look at all the progress you have made, but not all of it came quickly. Sage is where she belongs and you two will be okay.

  11. I am still confident, that you and Sage will reach even more than you have already reached. Sometimes I wonder if Mom Linda and Dad Peter are just projecting their fears on to you. Sometimes I wonder, if you and Sage, if left alone, would not get along quite well. I know, the cats of a friend of mine do. Not, when the humans are at home, but when they are gone, the two are quite nice to each other. And they hiss and fight when my friend or her lover are at home.

    • Mom and Dad think you are correct 😦 They are still too protective over me as they know I was badly abused in a time before them. Thank you for reminding them to let me and The Kid work our stuff out between us…paw hugs, Nana and Sage

      • That does not mean they should not have had an eye on you and Sage in the beginning – that was necessary and good. But now that they know that Sage is not going to hit you and that you are not jumping at Sage in panic and overreact in fright-aggression – they should sometimes take a step back. By overprotecting you they strengthen your panic.

        • oh Miss franhunne..sorry we do not have your name saved…*embarrassed ears*…tonight, Monday May 5 USA west coast time…Mom and Dad just let me get off the couch with Mom…I knew Sage was in the room somewhere…and I made my way into the kitchen for my snack….Dad went in like he used to do…I ate and Sage got a snack too…in a different part of the kitchen…but we knew each other was there. We had about 3 smacky paw events tonight…but no flying fur…just lots of noise. Your advice has meant a lot and caused Mom and Dad to step back. Thank you so very much…seriously

          • I know you are getting somewhere! I am not a specialist, but there is something like strengthening fear in a pet when you keep telling the pet “all nice, all good, do not fear” and make a BIG fuss about the situation. (Not an expert, just have seen lots of DOG-specialist-shows – and believe it or not – they are not sooo far apart there, the two species.) Mom Linda and Dad Peter should just keep going as “normal” – and not pass on the message: There is something outstanding in this situation. No reward (with attention or comfort) of hissing either! Ignore. Hardest part in teaching is only to encourage good behaviour. If you lie around silently – you get a treat or something you like. If you hiss – you are alone. Nobody takes an interest. That is the kind of message you will have to learn. And your humans, too. When my cats get too excited in play and scratch me – I stop playing. My male has learned not to scratch me, this way. The little one is slow in learning. Or I got worse in teaching …

  12. Hope you mum and dad have fun at blog paws Savvy,as for you and Sage give it time,who know while mum and dad are away you to might get a little closer with only each other for company,xxSpeedy

  13. S & S…..ewe both haz maded grate strides sinz ya started sharin de same a dress …N noe matter if ya iz besteez ore knot….yur still gonna haz dayz when ya each knead yur own space……one step atta time werks way better then haste makes waste in thiz instance…… safe trip ta yur mom & dad…hope they haz lots oh FUN !! ♥♥♥

  14. Yow Aunti Linda n Mistur Peter haz a blast at BloggiePawz!!! We betz ya will 🙂

    Now Savannah me BFF who me lubz, let us reeview fingz here. When da Kid Sage showed up ya cuud nott eben look at her or haz her in da same room as ya. It tooked a l-o-n-g time butt little by little ya haz let her share yer space! Mistur Peter iz Sage’z Hu’Man now n ya iz Aunti Linda’z.
    Sage iz nott as lonelly as ya fink….she haz 2 Hu’Manz who lub her n dey lub ya too. We finkz it iz just going to take more time fer ya to get used to Sage…trust doez nott happin overnite; it takez yeerz sumtimez…look how long it took ya to let Aunti touch yer toesiez!!!
    So do nott give up. Bee payshunt n do not wurry. Let yer Pawentz bee refureez fer ya both….one day ya just mite sirpize eberyone….
    We iz purrayin fer all of ya n we nose in our heartz diz CAN werk out fer eberyone!
    Much lub ❤ Nylablue ❤ n Sherriellen Mum xoxoxo

    • Nylablue, you are such a good supportive BFF. Things have been going really well and they are improving every week. Sure we have a little set back now and then, but hey…I have not gone back to UTB for like a month now! Progress just like you dear furriend. Give Mum some nose bumps for us

      • 444 pawz up fer NO UTB!!!! See Savannah me BFF ya iz pawsum n ya are doin it deespite yer feerz!!! WE finkz ya iz a **rock star** 😉
        Me gave Mum sume guud nose bumpz n snugglez n she sendz her lub to all of ya dere!!!!
        **paw patz** n *blowin kissez* to ya, Nylablue n Sherriellen Mum
        ❤ ❤ ❤

  15. Savvy, my two marmie brothers STILL have smacky-paws sessions after years of bein’ together and yet, at other times, they’ve been known to sleep on the same bed. Never so close as to be touchin’, of course, but still… the bed is not THAT big.

    You and Sage both have your peeps and you’re both loved by your peeps and one day… you’ll have each other, too.


    PS. I quite often snuggle with my aunties Primrose and Snowdrop on the couch now and yest I distinctly remember them chasin’ me in a very terrifyin’ way when I was a young kitten. purrs

  16. Aw! I am sure you made the right decision! You just need some more time Sav. But hey, you guys have been making progress, and that says something! Don’t give up@ I am sending you positive thoughts and energy!

  17. We so know how you feel Savvy! Meowm worries all the time about Emily. She thinks Orion would accept her, if she would just let him, but Sammy is a whole ‘nother story. We will send you all purrs and you send us some, k?

  18. One little paw step at a time, Savvy. hugs and purrs!
    Hope your pawrents have fun at blogpaws!

  19. Two Frwnch Bulldogs on said:

    Hope they win $$$ for treats in Viva Las Vegas!
    Lily & Edward

  20. Oh Savvy…Ma wishes she was going to BP so she could meet your momma. Maybe next year! I always think about you, my sweet girl and I am always sending you my terrier courage to help you!

  21. The Feline Contingent on said:

    Oh, Savannah, you shouldn’t do that! Our staff reads your blog too, and she would love to have a black kitty like Sage on her lap. Please don’t tempt her!

    Lilith Kitten Mahoney, Rosco P. Catrane, & Miss Tina Marie Maine Coon
    The Feline Contingent

  22. You and Sage have come a long way, Savvy. You may not ever be best buddies, but over time, you may at least reach an understanding. None of us cuddle together, either, even though Newton misses it from when he had cat buddies who would.

    The head peep is looking forward to meeting your Mom and Dad at BlogPaws. Plush Ashton can meet Plush Savvy, too!

  23. We are sending lots of good vibes for you and Sage, Savvy.

    We have a feeling the Blogosphere is going to be a very empty space during that conference…

    The Chans

  24. I send you a big hug and I hope with every day it will be a little better. Mom’s BFF and her sister were always enemies too, but now they are as close as a Greenie in my mouth. I’m not sure if I would prefer eating in bet or eating across the room. Do you think it is possible to do both? I hope your momma and the plush-Savvy have a great time in vegas, can’t wait to hear about her adventure when she is back.

  25. I have to hope that just like the progress that has been made so far, more progress will continue. Time is a great healer. Savvy, you’re still growing and changing. Don’t give up on The Kid. Little by little….

    Love and licks,

  26. Oh Savvy, I have hoped all along that maybe in time Sage and you would become good buddies……but I also know that it’s hard to learn to trust when you have bad memories of “before”. But look how far you’ve come with your humans in the trust department….I just KNOW it will happen with Sage – “all things in their own time”……I think the two of you could have fun together. It’s just “taking the first step” that’s sometimes the hardest. I hope your Mom and Dad have fun at Blogpaws……and bring you lots of treats and toys back!

    Hugs, Sammy

  27. Just give it more time – Maurice came around to likin me!

  28. Purrlease just giv it mowe time. Meez and me sisfuw din’t get along at fiwst eevew and meez didn’t know why shes didn’t like me, but now we’s gweat furiends. Sep when meez goes tu da VET. and den is like we’s back tu skwawe one, but not fuw long. Meez knows yous will get fwu dis and be gweat furiends. In da meantime me will be purrayin’ fuw yous boff.

    Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses ♥♥♥


  29. PS hang in there with Sage, be patient, be the Boss, and she will be a good buddy.

  30. Sage is young and just doesn’t understand what you have been through, Savannah. It’s too bad you can’t explain it to her.

    My human is really excited about seeing your human at BlogPaws!

  31. Ooh guys! Have the most WONDERFUL time. We hope your trip will be successful. Please pass on our love to all of our pals!

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