Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Paw It Forward Commentathon and Blog Hop

 HIYA!!  SAVANNAH HERE!!

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I hope you have noticed I have been doing some redecorating around my blog and my other social media presences.  And I am showing off my new digs with a Paw It Forward Commentathon and Blog Hop!

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Why the need to redecorate you ask???

I want to re-commit to serving as a voice for cats, dogs and other animals who do not have a voice as loud, nor a meow as strong, as all of you have graciously enabled me to possess.

The former subtitle to my blog “Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat” was too limiting, given all the things I have been doing for the last year or so.  When Mom L  suggested to me that my subtitle might limit how prospective followers see my blog…I did one of those *paw slap to forehead* moves…Whap!!  “I may be misleading!!!”  To help keep me focused, I have changed my subtitle to reflect what I want all readers to understand my purpose…”Making a Difference”.

Savannah’s Paw Tracks will focus on three areas…

  • Paw It Forward: Featuring projects dedicated to giving a voice to animals waiting for permanent homes and helping improve the lives of those animals who so desperately need us.

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  • Real Rescue Stories: Because everyone needs to share in the joy of Happy Tails endings.

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  • Savannah’s Progress: Chronicling my personal journey from an adult cat tossed away like someone’s trash to becoming a much loved feline family member. …including lessons in patience with The Kid Sage.

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Humor and laughter inspire me to meow even louder for those who don’t have a voice. That’s especially true when it comes to social media. I’ll be first in line, helping to spread your message far and wide, when any of you have contests, events, parties and celebrations.

Here is a tour of my new blog design elements…

On the right side bar you will see THREE Badges.  Click on a badge and view a series of links to many of the posts I have written about whatever topic is noted on the badge.  Go on… click and check them out!

Across the top pull down menus you will find changes as well.

About: Updated to align with my mission and focus: A Former Shelter Cat Making a Difference
Bling: The awards I receive from furriends
Events & Adventures: under ‘Events’ find a slideshow of many of the contests and special events in which I participate; under ‘Adventures’ find links to International Cross Over Blog Adventures in which I have been included.
Go Shopping: A showcase for any of you who have Etsy shops or other businesses you want furriends to know about (send me links to include if you want)
OTRB: contains badges for furriends who have gone on to The Bridge and also includes the fur family members before me
Useful Information: animal rescue/welfare related information I think you will find meaningful

That’s it!!

Now for the FUN part!

You’re invited to help celebrate my commitment to Making a Difference by participating in the First Annual Paw It Forward Commentathon and Blog Hop.

Commentathon Donation:

  • For every comment left on THIS blog post, from now until midnight PDST, October 7, Mom L and Dad P will donate $1.00 to a US 501c3 animal rescue shelter selected by YOU. (Up to a maximum of $150 USD.) My overseas pals may nominate a USA shelter/rescue they support.
  • From now until midnight PDST, October 4, if YOU write a Paw It Forward story and post it on your blog and join the blog hop, we will donate $.50 USD for every comment YOU receive
    • You MUST link your blog post back to this Blog Hop no later than midnight October 4
    • You MUST write a story, 250 words minimum, not just a photo.
    • Paw It Forward stories should be about a time when you initiated helping others in need of rescue, or helped raise funds for rescue or rescue/animal care efforts such as TNR, Spay/Neuter, ending puppy/kitten mills; etc.

Photo Examples of Paw It Forward posts from my blog:

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Selecting the Rescue/Shelter to Receive the Donation:

  • Between October 1 and midnight PDT October 4, leave in your comment on this blog post who you want to recommend as recipient of the commentathon donation.
  • October 5 I will post a Poll Daddy list for voting. You will have from October 5 to noon October 7 PDT to promote votes for your recommended recipient at which time the poll will close.
  • Winner announced October 8

Please join us in celebrating our commitment to Making a Difference by joining the Paw it Forward Blog Hop.

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92 thoughts on “Paw It Forward Commentathon and Blog Hop

  1. I’m only just catching up now. The new look blog look fab!

  2. Becca Cook on said:

    Love the new tagline. Enjoy reading your blog. My favorite animal charity is Challenger’s House in Toney, Alabama what it does for abandoned animals is amazing. Even though I live in Ohio they do great work.

  3. We’re sorry to be so late commenting, Savvy. Things have been crazy around here with #1 getting ready to leave, and now she’s gone (sniff) and won’t be back for two whole week. You are doing some amazing work, and we are in awe!

    Purrs,
    The Chans

  4. I am sorry we haven’t been around, but we think this is wonderful and good luck to you, may you get lots of comments!
    Mommy was in hospital or she would have commented earlier.

  5. I thought I would add another comment to you total,you and your mummy and sage are pawsome,xx Speedy

  6. Hi ya’ll, we read about your Paw It Forward fund raiser on deziworld, so we decided to cruise over and check you out! Love your page and what a wonderful way to support area shelters! I would like to nominate Frances R Willis SPCA, in Summerville, SC. Thank you!

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  8. Savvy! Sorry it took us so long to stop by, wooos new look is pawsome my furiend! How are you all today? We are always happy to help rid the humons of the green papers BOL!!

    Nuk & Isis

  9. Hi Savvy and Sage !
    Your blog looks really GRRREAT with the new stuff !
    Keep my paws crossed that your commenthaton reach the roof 😀

    XOXO

  10. Judy & C.A.T.S on said:

    Your blog looks wonderful! Your Mom L and Dad P are pawsome! They are always giving their time and green papers to help others. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S)

  11. Wow. Way to put your back into blogging! I wish you all the best in your noble effort!
    TK

  12. Hi Savvy and Sage,I had to come back and help you with your commentathon even though I’m under the weather,but I just had to help you reach your goal,keep up the good work sweetie,xx Speedy

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  15. The makeover is pawsome all the way around! We love the focuses (focusii????). We’d like to nominate the sanctuary we adopted Tipp from UNCats Feline Rescue, they are a no-kill sancutary for FIV+ and FeLV+ kitties here in Northern Michigan.

  16. Kitty Cat Chronicles on said:

    Your new blog design looks great! Love the ideas and commitment to helping out those in need too. We can’t wait to see where this all goes!

  17. We love the new look and commitment

  18. Savvy what a great redo! This is something to celebrate!!!

  19. lovely redo and lovely theme.. I vote for Lisa’s shelter, Great Plains SPCA they really need the boost..

  20. Wow, wonderful new look! And direction!

  21. The Swiss Cats on said:

    We love your new blog design ! Your mission is so impawtant, we give you all our eight paws up ! We let us chose the US shelter ! Purrs

  22. spittythekitty on said:

    Your new design is just PAWSOME! I know you will continue to make a huge, or even huger (we’re not sure that’s a word) difference in the lives of so many animals who need help! We’ll nominate Blind Cat Rescue in North Carolina to be the beneficiary of the donation! Tell your pawrents the Human wants them to come over before the holidays!

  23. We are nominatin Feral Friends in Richardson, TX, where both me and Crockett were adopted from!

  24. May we numminate Place for Cats in NYC for the fundraising element Savvy?

  25. Vicat Henderson on said:

    Love the new look! 2 paws up!
    ~Vicat

  26. Linda Szymoniak on said:

    Wonderful. I’m very involved in animal rescue, so your re-commitment to supporting cat rescue through your blog. Oh, and the rescue I’m submitting is the Furry Friends Rescue Center in SC.

  27. Looking and sounding wonderful!
    We nominate the shelter cats at PAWS in Norwalk CT where about 100 cats are waiting for loving forever homes.
    Maggie

  28. Marty the Manx on said:

    Hi Savannah! LOVE the new look and your new focus! WE have decided we want Kitty Corner, the shelter that saved You to be the one we vote for. We know they need the help since they had the fire. So very excited about the future of your blog!
    Marty, Mom and the Gang

  29. kittiesblue on said:

    Linda and Savvy and Sage, It looks meowvolous and the content is purrfect. Your teasers certainly had everyone talking and guessing about what you all were up to over here. We can’t imagine anyone who won’t like the new look and focus. Kudos, Mom Janet and Kitties Blue

  30. Savvy, we think your mission is so very important and we admire your compassion and tenacity. You have a try heart of gold!

    We would like to nominate Minnesota’s Feline Rescue, a wonderful no-kill feline-only organization run completely by volunteers. They are very near and dear to our hearts.

    xo

  31. maxwellnfaraday on said:

    Savvy, you’ve done a fabulous job organizing all this! And we applaud your mission statement! We know your humans have tirelessly worked to help others in need, and we know they – and you – wil continue to do so. We would like to nominate Great Plains SPCA in Independence, where they are still close to 500 cats – even with an entire month of heavy effort. But hey, that’s better than over 700, right?

  32. What a great idea – and your blog looks fantastic! Hooray for you for making a difference! (Dash Kitty sent us!)

  33. Iz me late? Iz me late? Iz me late fer me bery impawtent date wif me BFF Savannah??
    Yow gurlfurend diz bloggie iz stylin n so fancy n purrty!!! We iz so happy fer ya n yah eben da Kid Sage too!!!
    Mum L aka Aunti did a pawsum job here n we iz thrilled to furinallee see da new changez…we lubz da piccie of Violette az a filly wif her Mum Hosette…
    Iffin we winz da rite to choose a rescue worthy of da green papurrz we wuud pick TRINKET MEMORIAL RABBIT SNACTUARY which iz in Ceres, California…
    Bunnehz are near n deer to me heart!! WE hearz so many horroar storeyz of what happenz to dem n it iz pawfull….so dat iz where me wuud send green papurrz….
    Conkatulayshunz on yer new bloggie….it iz like new to us…
    Lub ❤ Nylablue n ❤ Sherriellen Mum too x0x0x0x0

  34. edithchase on said:

    Your new look is awesome! I would like to nominate The Arrow Fund in Prospect, Kentucky for the commentathon. Thank you.

  35. Pawesome redesign Savvy! Wonderful cause too! You’re so inspirational!

  36. sandy921 on said:

    Your redesign looks great! Here’s to doing more wonderful work – thank you Savannah and Sage (and Mom and Dad)!

  37. total lee rockin awesum S & S….we love de hole new look, dee sign…concept….everee thing !!! high paws N head bonks two ewe both
    …ya did a grate grate job ♥♥ N way kewl oh yur mom to help out a shelterz by
    havin a commenthon…. 🙂

  38. A great new look for a great blog. Thanks for reminding us how important it is to Paw-it-forward. I am here because of a great rescue group that Dad has worked with since a short time after I moved in. We will be doing our post to help get the word out on and will 10/04 so lets get this train rolling.
    Purrs from us all
    Timmy Dad and Family (yeah he can purr too but not very well)

  39. Mumsy's Little Chancy Man on said:

    Oh, sweet Savannah we love your new blog look and the nice way you have everything set up. We are at a real busy time right now but wanted to stop in and see what your new blog was all about. We will come back at a later time and look all around. You all help so many and you are a real blessing to animals that need help. Keep up the good work, we will return as soon as we can. Hugs and nose kisses

  40. The blog looks pawesome, Savvy! And we’re so excited about your refocused mission, too.. Paws way, way up at a beautiful job on the blog and an inspiring message.

  41. What a fun idea. Comments are flying in, Savvy. What a turnout! I can’t wait to vote. As always, you’re doing well and also doing good. xoxo

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  42. Well done Savvy! We love the new look, it is so you and we love the event, rock on girl!

  43. Your blog looks amazing. I hope the commentathon will be a big success.

  44. Hi Shavagneansa — see, no fighting about who gets to be addressed —

    Great redecorating. I’m encouraging my housekeeper to go outside in the middle of the night to see the space shuttle banner with your announcement.

    I choose Kitty Corner, where you lived, as the pet shelter to donate to. I bet they really need the money after the fire.

    Your friend Dinah RWB (reader without blog.)

  45. Wow, Savvy. Just LOOK at all the redecoratin’ you’ve done. Lookin’ good…. LOOKIN’ GOOD!

    Purrs,
    Nissy

    Hmmm… Do I put my vote in for a shelter/rescue here in my comment? Can’t see where others have. Anywho… If this is the right spot, I’ll put my vote in for the Homeless Animal Lifeline of New Jersey. That’s the rescue I had chosen for the Petties but, as you know, I lost. *sighs*

  46. The OP Pack on said:

    Savannah and Sage, the blog looks wonderful. You and your humans are so wonderful to do all that you do for others. Keep up the outstanding work.

    Woos- Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  47. I love your new redecorated home and have checked out the other SM links too. Pawsome job, BFGF. No shout out to your designer? You know I’d want A Call 4 Paws to get the donation but any rescue is worthy. Hmmm, do TNRs from the 1980s count. TW used to help a neighbor catch strays to get altered. Right now she’s feeding feral colonies in da hood.

    • Absolutely share the story from before OR start from the first time TW saw the current kittens and story book it from there. I am hopeful TW can trap them or get a rescue to help. You always have stories even how much you work to Paw It Forward in Nip Club, etc. designer acknowledgement is coming. Just agreed to not let it take over my event today

  48. Wow, Savvy! Things are looking marvelous at your blog, and we love your new focus and tagline. You already DO make a difference, but now it is official! 🙂

    Hugs!

  49. We love being able to make other people spend money for fund raising! Raises paw. It looks good!

  50. Your new look is great Savvy. You do so much for the kitties and I am proud of you.

  51. New digs look great, keep up the awesome work!

  52. Yeah Baby!!!looks pawsome Savvy,xx Speedy

  53. Blog looks amazing well done xx

  54. Great job on the blog review Savvy – it’s really cool and so easy to navigate around. It’s a wonderful thing you are doing with this blog hop.

  55. Great job with the blog and, more importantly, your commitment to helping others is very admirable.

  56. Your blog looks pawsome and we like they way you’ve focused on the features that are important!!!!

    The Florida Furkids

  57. Wow! The blog looks FABULOUS, Savvy! And your new focus and projects are gonna be great! We know you will make a difference!

  58. Wow, this is so great! As an Advo-CAT for MeoowzResQ, I can really appreciate what you are doing. They saved my life so, of course, I recommend them as the recipient of your donation. We’ll be working on our Paw it Forward story!

  59. hannahandlucy on said:

    We are looking forward to seeing your ideas and raising funds for shelters is a great idea so help can be given to help the less fortunate.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  60. Well done Sav and Sage!!! What a great idea to have a commentathon!!
    I have been loving the new look to your blog!
    I look forward to your future posts as well ❤
    What would you like us to post about for the blog hop Sav?
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

    • Thank you for coming to my event. The topic of your blog post to enter the hop is described in this post…a story about a time you initiated Paw It Forward action on behalf of other rescue animals….be sure to recommend a rescue to receive my donation…come back and leave it in a comment on this blog post, play bows, Savvy

  61. Savvy, your blog looks absolutely amazing and we are SO excited about your upcoming posts and projects!

  62. pilch92 on said:

    I love your new design and I think the paw it forward is a great idea!

  63. We think you have done an amazing job on the blog redesign. Love that you have recommited to helping those without a voice, animals in need.

  64. Looks amazing, you have worked so so hard!!

  65. Katie Isabella on said:

    I love your blog makeover and all that you have done and are going to do, Savvy. You are my hero.

  66. Shannon on said:

    Beautiful makeover. I didn’t think your blog could be better, but you have improved on greatness.

  67. This is such a good idea. Hope it gets the word out about finding homes for all the kitties and doggies in the shelters. Good job doing this.

  68. Fantastic Savvy!! looking great..and with a whole new way to present the fantastic work you do…with Easy I too remember Phinny..he broke our hearts..we wish you nothing but the greatest success and I am sure great stories of rescue will continue to be brought to the forefront ..Loves Miss Bev xxxx

  69. Dearest Savvy…….I love the new look and while you’ve refocused things, you and your Mom and Dad have ALWAYS been in the forefront of the mission to help animals in need. We’re so proud to know you. You’ve already done SO MUCH and continue to do more and more. Sending all of you big hugs seems like such a small thing but we do it anyway!

    Love, Sammy and Mom

  70. mistletoeandhitch on said:

    We love the new design and content! You have truly created something wonderful here and you should be very proud. We are proud to know you and call you our friend. We can’t wait to see what comes next.

  71. Your blog looks amaizing. What a nice cause. I love your commitment.

  72. Wow we just LOVE LOVE LOVE your makeover. ~Scylla & Family

  73. Oh and I would be so grateful for you to include my shop in your shopping area! https://www.etsy.com/shop/CoccolinoCreations

  74. This is so so wonderful!! What an amazing new blog and way to paw it forward 🙂 We will be joining your blog hop with our own special story hopefully tomorrow! xx

  75. This is so so wonderful!! What an amazing new blog and way to paw it forward 🙂 We will be joining your blog hop with our own special story hopefully tomorrow! xx

  76. A great new design and concept, Savvy! And there is so much to see and do. Coming to your blog will be an adventure! 🙂 xox

  77. Wow you have been busy. Looks amazing!!

  78. OMC, this is an amazing new mission (really, just emphasizing what you are already doing and amping it up) – and you blog looks FANTASTIC! My recommendation for this commenthon award would be… PAWS of Connecticut! I love Kevin and Tracey and Maggie and all they do for this awesome rescue, including Kevin and Maggie’s two blogs!

  79. Judy Alvey on said:

    Dis is pawsome! I was surrendered by my first family wen I was 2.5 y/o. I waz at da shelter fur 7 mos before Mama adopted me. I lubs her so much!! Older kittees rock! <3~Ms. Molly Cat and Mama Judy

  80. Everything’s looking great and I love your new tagline!

  81. Wow – this is a Mission Statement to be proud of Savannah and Sage. Savvy this all looks Really impressive and we will go and check your side bar and get hopping. Wow we have to go and tell our pals about the new look Savvy

    WELL DONE

    Harvey, Miranda and Silver

  82. Your new design is just pawsome and I love your plans. I will always remember Phinny, this dog won my heart and often I think about Phinny and I wish him all the luck from the bottom of my heart.

  83. To Linda and Savannah (and Sage, if you’re listening) ~ totally fabulous concept and design! You have gone above and beyond here and we’ve no doubt that what you do in all the days ahead will “make a difference”. Good luck, the best to all of you, this is truly beautiful in all ways … fondly, Ann and Zoolatry.

  84. Pawsome, Savvy! We have to come back later to read it all over again, because duty is calling now, but I was sooo curious (you know what they say about us cats 😉 that I had to come over immediately 😀 Pawkisses for an extraordinary day 🙂 ❤

  85. Wow Savannah, yous /old/new bloggy looks and sounds gweat. Can’t wait to see yous new postys.”Luv ya’

    Dezi

  86. You really have gone to town on the redesign Savvy and it’s looking GREAT! Here’s to raising tons of money for wonderful shelters 😀

  87. Wow Savannah, this does look wonderful! I bet you are so excited… I know I would be. Love the idea for your event too!

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