Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Moments with Savannah and Sage


After the huge blog posts I had Mom L doing this week,I thought I would give her a break and let her post some photos. Yes, yes…photos of me and TKS.

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We have been having some stress lately over the last couple of weeks. I have been extra agitated by her presence and she, as you can see in this next photo, has been intent to help me feel anxious by taking every opportunity to corner me.

Touch me TKS and you will regret it...just sayin'...

Touch me TKS and you will regret it…just sayin’…

But still, TKS and I do manage to find some time to accommodate being together occasionally just to keep Mom L and Dad P off our backs…oh, we do love them lots…but they stress so much when we don’t get along…sigh

 I have the sun puddle...she has the bed

I have the sun puddle…she has the bed

We still share my our king size bed with Mom L and Dad P in the morning when they have their coffee and watch and read the news. I snuggle next to Mom L and TKS…well…she climbs on Mom L out of my reach…heh…heh…

Mom will keep me safe from HRH Savvy?

Mom L…you will keep me safe from HRH Savvy?

I allowed TKS to have a sun puddle yesterday…I must have been feeling generous.

I caught the sun puddle!

I caught the sun puddle!

Sage was so happy with finding some sun that morning; she totally spread out.

TKS chillaxin'

TKS chillaxin’

And I grabbed my chance at the sun on the tower in the guest bedroom…

ahhhh...the sun...

ahhhh…the sun…

TKS grabbed her sun on another tower but where she could see me if she needed to make sure I wasn’t sneakin’ up on her.

TKS caught some sun on the  tall tower on the landing

I took my turn on the tall tower on the landing

I am still struggling with learning to share space with Sage. I wish I could just relax and enjoy her company. But, my former trauma before coming to my permanent forever castle continues to challenge me. Just this week I not only bit Mom L, but I used my claws to whack her…my bite drew her bloods. I have never ever done that since I first came to live here so we are all wondering what happened? Mom L was just holding her hand still for me to rub against it like I always do…and then ‘wham’!!!

So there you have our latest update. We continue to move forward, then take some steps back. But the ‘move forward’ still happens so please join us doing a “happy dance”.


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In the Nip of Time: Part One
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31 thoughts on “Moments with Savannah and Sage

  1. Mee-you HRH Savannah it iss not easy sharin a Hu’man. Mee had to allways shre thee hu’manss mee was with durin mee earlee yeerss. Now beein with LadyMum fur almost 5 monthss an havin her well trained an all fur mee own itt wood bee hard to share 😉
    Oh no you bitted Lady L??? Mee tried to bite LadyMum’ss foot…not too hard…just sorta playin butt mee getss ruff beecause mee iss a kittyboy….
    Mee clawed Ladymum a few timess an mee got such a leckture mee keepss thee clawss inn now…plus shee has nail trimmerss mew mew mew……
    Oh here shee comess with them…
    Bee seein youss’..
    **paw patss** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

  2. Mumsy's Little Chancy Man on said:

    What wonderful pictures of you two sweeties. Love the sun puddle and bed pictures. We are sorry about the nip and whop but happy to hear you are still moving forward. Love, hugs and nose kisses

  3. One step forward and two steps back is normal… Isn’t it…? It’s always how I learn….

    Love and licks,

  4. Whoa! Misplaced aggression, BFGF. Hope the bite doesn’t get inflected. Sage doesn’t sound like she’s one to trust. I think you have her number.

  5. Savvy, you just take things at your pace, okay? We are sorry that things are stressful between you and TKS right now. Purrs and prayers for you all.

  6. catfromhell on said:

    FIRST – Mes wants to tells yous how much wes enjoyed “In the Nip of Time”! Most excellent adventures!
    Second! Yous and Sage is getting along swimmingly. It does take time. Mes knows. Me still hisses at Kozmo and Jo Jo and Ninja.

  7. Sorry to hear you’re still having issues with TKS that cause you to stress out. Please don’t take it out on your mom.

  8. Sage, if you want a furiend, you gotta be a furiend. And that means giving Savvy her space when she wants it and not try to agitate her. You sound a lot like Ernie. ~Wally

  9. I’m glad that you are learning ways to get along. Life is better when we aren’t upset with the other people/kitties we live with. Keep up the good work!

  10. Thank you for visiting my blog – I’m glad I found yours that way. I’ve just added your blog to my RSS reader, and I’m looking forward to reading more. When I feel better, I’ll also read some of your older posts, because it’s great for me to learn how you’re managing your challenges.

    My cats have been together for a longer time, maybe always. We don’t know what happened to them. You advised me to be an advocate for Tessa, and I see where you’re coming from. My cats are still living in the shelter, and I really hope their hierarchy won’t be so dominant at home.

  11. The Swiss Cats on said:

    Two steps forward and one step backward… sometimes it goes like this for a while ! We hope you’ll feel more quite very soon. Purrs

  12. Oh Savvy, you’re doing great Savvy, you just go at your own pace and ignore when appropriate!

  13. The OP Pack on said:

    Try to relax, Savvy – you and TKS have come so far, sometimes it just takes time for the next step to happen. We love seeing you two together.

    Woos – Ciara and Lightning

  14. Two Frwnch Bulldogs on said:

    You always have to keep those two on their toes
    Lily & Edward

  15. Aw i’m sorry you’ve been feeling anxious lately Sav.
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  16. You’re givin’ away sunpuddles, Savvy? Yup, you must be feelin’ VERY generous, indeed.


  17. We’re so sorry you two are still having problems. But it seems like you have made strides since the beginning days. Maybe give it some more time. Tell Mom and Dad not to get stressed, because when they are stressed, it can rub off on you kitties. We sense stuff like that right away.

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

    I was wondering if anything has changed in your household. Does Mom L or Dad P smell like another cat, different litter, different scent in the house? Have there been other cats outside? Are they both feeling well? My cats used to fight with each other when they saw a cat outside. It’s called misplaced aggression. We know that Savannah did not mean to hurt Mom L. Something is bothering her and Sage. I also wonder if Sage wants to be top cat and she is vying for that position. I really wish there was a way that humans could speak to our cats and find out what is wrong with them. Savannah you have made a huge amount of progress since you have lived with Mom L and Dad P and especially since Sage came into your household. I think this is just a setback so hopefully your mom and dad won’t get stressed too much about it. I hope things calm down soon. Judy mom to C.A.T.S.

  19. We actually think the agitation may single you are fixing to take your “friendship” to the next level. MOL your attack on Mom L reminded us of something Whiskers did. Daddy and Whiskers were playing in the family room before we had furniture in there and Mommy was laying on the floor reading a book and watching them sort of. And Daddy got the better of Whiskers and ……………………Whiskers stalked over to where Mom was laying and BIT HER ON THE BUTT. ~Socks

  20. Well Savvy I know that you are still taking lots of baby steps forward even if once in a while you do a little “back step” – it takes time to get over past traumas and TKS has been pushing the limits once in a while. As for accidentally doing a bitey or scratch of Mom – I know that she understands…..I do that with my Mom sometimes and it doesn’t mean I don’t love her – just that something has irritated me and she was THERE at the time! Unconditional love means just that…..

    Hugs, Sammy

  21. It’s great that you can say now “we live together” and maybe that’s a part of life to move forwards and and a little backwards too? And maybe to be a sister is not as easy as it sounds?

  22. Savvy, have you ever tried Bach Remedies? When I am feeling like you, Granny gives me Beech and I’m very… easy..tolerant with other creatures. Just a suggestion to get in harmony again 😀 Pawkisses for a Relaxed Weekend 🙂 ❤

  23. sounds to me like you both need to have it out then that will set the boundaries for you both,never mind Baby step is good,xx Speedy

  24. Savvy, I’m so sorry you and Sage are stressed out right now. I know you two can coexist peacefully, even if you can be good pals, I just know it.

  25. Oh, and a little bit of sibling rivalry is normal, Savvy … TKS is perfectly able to take care of herself – and so are you.

  26. Well, drawin bloods probably ain’t too much fun for da human – hope ya is feelin less stressed.

  27. No, Savy, that is no way to behave. Do not beat your human. Ignore her any time you want – but no scratching and defo no biting! You don’t want to become a crazy old cat lady, do you??

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