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Do You Really Want to Know How We Write?: Monday Meowsie News

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We were invited to participate in the “My Writing Process Tour” by our friends over at The Cat On My Head.  And, ummmmm…actually…we were  also invited even before that by my adventure pal Nissy, from Nerissa’s Life.

We declined Nissy’s invite because we had some Paw It Forward Projects going on…like helping Tigger find his very own forever castle…read all about Tigger’s search HERE.

Anyway, when Astrid, Calista Josette, Fiona, Giulietta, Lily Olivia, Lisbeth, Misty May and Mauricio invited us, we decided we really did want to share how we do what we do and why we do it…and also…why we are thinkin’ about changing our game plan.

But, that change stuff can wait.

Let’s talk about right now.  First, we want to thank Nissy for our first invite…no hard feelings I hope…


And now we want to thank the gang from The Cat on My Head…we especially enjoy all the different personalities in this gang, although we do wonder if Mauricio sometimes feels like the odd cat out…na’ mean?  If you like to have a smile with your morning tea or coffee or your bowl of water or cat milk…then this is a great place to visit while you are sipping and lapping.


One of the ‘rules’ in this Writing Tour is that we are supposed to tag a couple of other bloggers to carry it on.  However, we know so many of you have already completed this Writing Tour so we aren’t going to be asking others to follow us, hope that is OK..

Right then, let’s get to it…

Oh, wait a minute…I almost forgot…as you know I don’t always follow the rules…so Mom L and I decided we want to move that Question #1 to the end…so that makes it ‘our’ Question #3…got it?

I changed the questions around, ok?

I changed the questions around, ok?

Now let’s get to answering…

Question #1

Why do we write what we do?

Sharing is caring we think…so if I can learn how to show more and more of my REAL SELF, then you are going to hear about… we care about our readers and want to share my progress.  You give me strength and courage…both my cat pals and my woofie pals as well…

My REAL SELF continues to emerge

My REAL SELF continues to emerge

And look at me…I have even started to learn how to relate to another cat…slow, but steady progress ever since The Kid Sage showed up in my castle.

The Kid Sage arrived, I hissed and now our tails have met

The Kid Sage arrived, I hissed and now our tails have met

You notice we also write about adult rescue animals and we write to share our experiences, well…Mom L’s experiences because I don’t go outside…related to helping get more cats spayed and neutered and helping rescues organizations care for feral cats and their kittens.  And of course we also work hard to help adult dogs get to their forever homes as well.  You have seen some of the clinics Mom L has helped with on our blog posts.  We will always share our Paw It Forward Projects…and maybe even one day there will be a special day just for this…more later about that…heh…heh…

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We want to increase responsible care of companion animals everywhere and that means we need to keep our readers learning about ways we can all help in our own communities.

 Question #2

How does our writing process work?

Oh gosh…we are not too sure…it is different for me than for Mom L…mostly Mom L depends on me, and sometimes even The Kid Sage to sort of ‘transfer’ our thoughts to her while we are sharing time together…what we want her to say is delivered sort of by osmosis…na’ mean?


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And sometimes I need to dictate directly to Mom L…so I use my iPad and even take over our laptop…The Kid Sage…she uses her chin…

Question #3

What are we working on?

First, there is what I, Savannah, am working on…and then there is what she,Mom L my typist, is working on..

Let me make this very clear…there is a typist, Mom L,  and a snoopervisor, ME, on this blog. The Kid Sage is simply occasional entertainment…Ok, ok…she may also provide some small amount of potential possible companionship for me…but ONLY if she is at least 24 1/16 inches (61.1 centimetres) away from my royal personage.

“What?  Mom L, did you say something?…*shuffles paws*…”alright, I’ll be nicer about Sage…so let’s move right along shall we?”

Here is what we, collectively, are working on…

  1. First, things are changing…not saying how…but I am ready to say when…watch for October 1.  That’s a Wednesday you say?  Right..and we don’t post on Wednesday now…Right?  Like I said, things are changing around our blog.  Be here on Oct 1 if you want to have a looksee at how we are shaking things up a bit.
this is change

Can you guess my Oct 1 change?

  • We are trying to learn how to work with vendors,artists and creative people who make interesting products for companion animals…to bring more products to our blog so we can raise funds for no kill rescues around the world…we cannot do this alone….back to you later on this one too…heh…heh
  • Our Paw It Forward Projects are taking off…and we are hoping you will want to try one out for yourself over the next few months and share that with us…more about that in another post…(lots of anticipation huh?)  This is Cash, a Sibe who may have just found his forever home…details in coming days…thank you to all who have promoted him…read HERE
Hey, I may have my forever home!

Hey, I may have my forever home!

  • We are going to keep Real Rescue Stories front and center so we all get to feel good
  • My own recovery from trauma in my first 5 years is continuing to progress and I promise to continue to share my good moments and my challenging moments…even the ones that I am sort of embarrassed about…sigh…progress is not easy

That’s it…that’s what we are working on…

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So, let’s get started…can you help us keep Tigger in the public eye?  He is still desperate for his very own home where he can be brushed a hunnert times a day; he has a lap whenever he wants; he gets automatic play time at his beck and call…not too much to ask…don’t you think?

Please…SHARE SHARE SHARE…Tigger is still hoping…

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29 thoughts on “Do You Really Want to Know How We Write?: Monday Meowsie News

  1. Mags Corner on said:

    We sure enjoyed reading this and we will be looking forward to seeing what is coming on October 1st. We have sweet Tigger on our sidebar and we sure hope that handsome sweetie does not have to wait much longer to get to his loving forever home.

    Thank you so much for thinking of us during this sad time of having to say goodbye to our sweet Patches.

    Hugs and nose kisses

  2. Sounds like there’s some great stuff planned!

  3. Loved this post Sav!
    Oh and BTW I shared those huskies on my Monday post, and invited people to use the flyers I made so they can share them as well.
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  4. Wellllll….we SUPPOSE change is good, we are cats, after all, MOL!

  5. Bravo Savannah! Wonderful post and all the photos…*sigh*. Cannot wait for October 1st! You are such an inspiration!

  6. Are you gonna start selling stuff for charity?? TW wants to know how you made that puzzle. You’re out-creativing her. MOL! You do good work with this blog while we just spin our wheels.

  7. You have come such a long way sweet Savannah and I know the best is yet to come!

  8. The Swiss Cats on said:

    We loved reading your writing process ! So exciting ! We cannot wait to see what will happen in October ! Purrs

  9. Thanks for sharing about your writing process, Savvy! We love that you, Sage and Mom and Dad are such vessels of (good) change. And we look forward to seeing your upcoming changes here on your blog!. 🙂

  10. Yow we iz lookin forwerd to yer changez! Yer bloggie iz one of our favez n we allwayz come here ferst to see what iz goin on..mind ya; yer me BFF so me iz allwayz gonna come here ferst!
    As fer ya n Sage ya haz made leepz n boundz of purrogress Savannah n we finkz yer PAWSUM n so brave to let another kitteh share yer Mum n Dad n home….
    Me iz nott az brave n kind as ya……
    We iz purrin n purrayin fer Cash n Tigger ebery day!
    Much lub Nylablue n Mum too ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

  11. You have some very wonderful things planned in the upcoming months we can’t wait to learn more.

  12. oh how exciting Savvy I can’t wait to see the new stuff ,xx Speedy

  13. It’s tough keeping people in line, but you’re an excellent manager.

  14. your photos are great and the captions totally hit the nail on the head (specially the “complex-photo”. I love what you do and I learnt a lot. Specially about the power of a community and about the things we can do when we stay together.

  15. It is great what you and your mom do to help other kitties but I am shocked that Tigger is still looking for a home. Can’t people see what a great companion he would be?

  16. Thanks for sharing this with all of us, Savvy. Change is good…so we can’t wait for whatever changes you’ll have starting October 1.

  17. I can’t wait to see what your changes are Savvy. I am proud to know you because you and your mum do so much for all the less fortunate furries.

  18. So what’s happening on October 1st? We are agog here!!! Savvy, you are doing great work along with your peeps and the Kid Sage is a diverting element! Keep up the good work! xox

  19. Savvy you and your family have so much to be proud of – you help so many kitties find forever homes or better situations in so many ways……and keeping up with you and the Kid has been so much fun too……we are thrilled that Cash may have his forever home as his story touched us deeply just as his face does! As for Tigger – we’ve been hoping that his temporary position as office helper at the shelter would put him up front and in a place someone would snap him up and take him home….we’re still hoping.

    Hugs for all you do,
    Sammy and Mom

  20. It’s fun to hear about everybody’s process, and it sounds like you have exciting changes in the works. We can’t wait to see what happens on October 1.

  21. Savvy, the slide show of you and Sage is hilarious. We love knowing your process, and look forward to Oct. 1. I hope there’s cake……

    Love and licks,

  22. mistletoeandhitch on said:

    We’ll be here when the big, and not so big, changes come. One of the things we love about this blog is the fact it’s never, ever, boring! Full speed ahead! We can’t wait!

  23. It sounds like you have AMAZING things planned, Savannah! I am so excited for you, and I know Sparkle would be proud to see her friend doing so well!

  24. Sounds gweat Savannah. Weez luv learnin’ mowe ’bout all ow furiends. Weez makin’ sum changes ovew on meez blog too, and sum of it stawts today. 🙂

    Luv ya’


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