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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Remember I Don’t Play?: My Recovery Rocks!


Those of you who have followed me over the last 2 years may recall this comment made by my former shelter when Mom L and Dad P picked me up to be their foster cat…

Mom L: “Do you have some toys we can use. We don’t have any at home right now after our three precious senior cats made their journey to The Bridge…we donated their toys and cat towers, etc. to rescues.”

Former Shelter: “*waves hand*…oh don’t worry, you don’t really need toys. Savannah doesn’t really play much if at all”.


Oh right...I don't play...heh...heh

Oh right…I don’t play…heh…heh

Guess no one  figured that my mentor and pal Sammy, One Spoiled Cat, would be teaching me about all the joys of tissue paper.

And…I have learned to trust that when Mom L and Dad P play with me…they won’t hurt me and so I try lots of new moves…2 1/2 years ago…I would never have dreamed of not only tissue paper games…but allowing things to cover my head…even my whole body…look at me now…

I started doing more and more bunny kicks since The Kid Sage showed up. Ok, so maybe I have learned a thing or even two from The Kid…nuff’ said about that…na’mean???

Listen to that tissue paper rattle…betcha Sammy jumps up and down just listening to it…

After all that rocking and rolling…I took a break to do some meditating…learned this from my pals Ku and Swami Zoe

Look, focus...see the the spot...

Look, focus…see the spot…be the spot…

Paw Pats, Savannah

peeEss...I am remiss in missing precious Zoe’s incredible birthday achievement…THIRTEEN…and not looking a day over THREE…paws crossed…I am not telling a fib Zoe…a card for you my furriend…please forgive my belated wishes

Swami Zoe card at 13

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36 thoughts on “Remember I Don’t Play?: My Recovery Rocks!

  1. Look at you go!!

  2. What cat doesn’t play? Sheesh, the shelter peeps were a bit dense!

  3. Savvy, you ROCK!! Very nice tissue paper moves. Very impressive!! 😉 xx

  4. So cute to see that little paw pop out:-)

  5. You couldn’t play when you were so scared. It’s great that you’re becoming more confident all the time!

  6. I sure am glad that you learned the joys of play. Playin’ is such a wonderful thing.

    Nissy #Nissy4Senate

  7. N ya told me ’bout da joy of tisshue papurr Savannah so da tradishun continuez…
    ya lookz awsum palyin toyaz n who sayz ya nott likez dem?? PPPFFFTTTT!
    N den dere iz da nip nap matt ya gifted me wif…dat iz one of me fave fingz in da hole werld!!!!
    We wishez all of ya a guud weekend. Haz bin havin PC trubblez so if da old lappytop goez fer a cwappie me Mum will call yer Mum to alurt her so ya can tell bloggie werld we iz wifout one…pawz crossed we will get thru sum blogz today….miss eberyone ALOT!
    Much lub ❤ Nylablue ❤

  8. debbarnes on said:

    My goodness Savannah! We don’t want to make too much of a fuss since you probably don’t like the attention, but we are so happy for your play progress! We go tissue paper crazy during the holidays when our human wraps gifts! We call it helping, she seems to disagree… Purrs from the Zee and Zoey Gang!

  9. I’m impressed, Savvy. You HAVE come a long way! That’s what living in a loving household does to you. 🙂

  10. When I see you now, and I ‘see you in the past’ I recognise the nervous tension that I saw in Harvey. I KNOW is is the patient love and care of your zmum and Dad that brought about this miracle – this growth of confidence! Hey blogger, ylu play with tissue paper! You tolerate the Kid Sage! You rock baby!!!

    Harvey and Marjorie

  11. You really have come a long way, Savvy. We’re glad you discovered the tissue paper and how much fun it can be!

  12. ::happy dance::

    Playing is the best stress reliever, EVAR!!!

  13. Tissue paper? Did we miss a birthday….or Christmas?!!
    You rock, Savvy!
    The REAL Maple Syrup Mob xxxxx
    Pee Ess Bet the shelter peeps are eating their words!

  14. Flynn on said:

    It is lovely to see you enjoying yourself with the paper and feather Savvy.

  15. Hi savvy & sage….N way awesum savvy…we like nothin better…then …provin…..peepulz……wrong…..well, we due, like food, sleepin, grazz, nip…ewe noe…N hay, try news paper sum time…it rocks two !! heerz two a longfinned smelt kinda week oh end ♥

  16. We love that tissue paper stuff too Savvy!!! Have a fun weekend sweet girl!

  17. What a happy post my furiend! We sure have enjoyed watching wooo:) May we all have many more happy years:)

    RA, Isis & Nanük

  18. Savvy, that tissue paper is divine!! I love the way it makes crinkly noises when you play with it. You are doing so well. I just know you and your family are meant to be together!
    *Cairn cuddles* for a playful weekend.

  19. Beautiful photos. I better remind TW to put some tissue paper down on the floor. I don’t like to be covered but I cover myself up. Love those peacock feathers.

    • yes, yes just what I do CK…I cover myself up and it doesn’t bother me at all anymore. The first photo and last are new ones we just took in a photo shoot where Mom is trying to apply learning from GG at BP. My green eyes glow is some of the ones we will be posting soon. Hope you like them

  20. Oh Savvy and Sage, thank you so very much fur the birthday wishes! You are pawesome and very beautiful kitties! Me-me-Ommmmmmmmmm, Swami Zoe

  21. We thinks it is so great you discovered PLAY. And we kinda thought Sage might have a thing or too to teach you, we all have something to learn from each other. We bet she is learning tons of things from you. ~Scylla

  22. Who can resist such a fabulous toy? Tissue paper is the best, I jumped on the screen as I heard the noise :o) Have a super weekend together!

  23. Hi Savvy! First, before we forget, LOVE the header!!! You are a great tissue paper player for sure. You really have blossomed haven’t you 🙂 Love the card you made for Zoe! Wish Mom would learn how to do neat things like that. Our Mom is soooo hopeless….
    Marty and the Gang

  24. Look at you!!!!!! Oh Savvy I’m so proud of you – isn’t tissue paper the best? Guess what – when Mom played the video I DID wake up from a nap in my tent to stare at the computer…HAHAHA…You continue to amaze everyone including your Mom and Dad with your every day progress Miss Savvy Do. WAY TO GO!

    Hugs, Sammy

  25. It’s so heartwarming to see you playing like that, Savvy. You have come so far, and you’re an inspiration for cats like Ashton who are also on the road to recovery.

  26. Aaaaw Savannah yous look so gweat playin’. Meez so glad yous learned tu twust so yous kuld enjoy all da fings a kitty can get in tu. 🙂 Hav fun.

    Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses


  27. It are pawsome to see ya playin like dat!

  28. Savvy, it’s so great to see you having so much fun!

  29. But you are not playing – you are training, a ferocious predator keeping herself in perfect shape .. 😉

  30. Oh Sav, so nice to see you playing with the tissue paper! Its the greatest stuff isn’t it?? My kitties love it too!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  31. kittiesblue on said:

    What a precious card for Zoe! Savvy, you really are a wild tissue paper player. Adding the peacock feather was genius. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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