Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

One Thousand Posts and Counting


Oh My Cat!! Who would have EVER thought I would be posting my ONE THOUSANDTH BLOG POST!! Certainly not me and totally NOT Mom Linda!! (aka Mom L)

We started with very humble intentions of sharing with volunteers about my life after Contra Costa Humane Society’s Kitty Corner. Kitty Corner is a free roaming, private, no kill shelter for adult and special need cats pulled from my local municipal shelter. And yes, they also take in kittens from the shelter during “kitten season”. But their focus is on adult cats—like me.

Mom started taking my dictation around the  second week I was with her and Dad P, which was December 9, 2011. Here is the first letter I sent to my former roomies and caretakers. I was with Mom and Dad for about twelve days. Mom thought it would be fun to have me send a note back to my roomies and let them know how great I was doing in foster care.

I think this was probably my fifth blog post. I was just learning how to communicate my messages to Mom L, ‘cuz as you know, she has those silly thumbs! 12/21/2011



Me trying to look relaxed

Me trying to look relaxed

Hi Guys! Just wanted to let you know how I am doing with my Foster Mom (FM) and Foster Dad (FD).  They are so cute! They just wait on me hand and foot, no kidding, really—who knew!!  I share their, well, I guess now “our”, master bedroom and bath—and they let me roam the whole house, even up stairs now. Pretty cool, huh?

Just hangin' out on FM's toes

Just hangin’ out on FM’s toes

So, here’s what I am up to. You can see me in the photo above, just relaxing, sitting on FM’s toes—yes my butt is on her feet.  Warm. I had just been playing with my new catnip toy, running around and amusing her—she likes that. I also have a scratching post, actually two—one down stairs and one up stairs—crazy huh? They just love spoiling me!! Anyways, I hide out under their, oops, I mean our, bed most of the day.  But I come out, entertain them, let them pet me lots and I go exploring around when they are not watching—love those birds on their our deck.

His footisies are warm

His footisies are warm

One thing I learned about myself, and its kind’a embarrassing—I am afraid of my FD—not him personally—just that he is a “guy”.  I am warming up to him—he is really kind and talks gushy to me—such a cutie he is. Above you can see a photo of me with him, and yes, I am sitting on his toes too. I don’t know what it is; I just like having my butt resting on someone’s feet.  Go figure.

So I really am finding I like to be petted, and then I can’t stop myself, I just start purring!  I love when FM pets me all the way out to the tip of my tail.  She sometimes just pets my tail and holds it—really nice, I like that.  FM and I have been working on my waistline—I know—some of you were too nice to say, but I was getting a bit pudgy.  So we have this routine to help my gluts get tighter which slims down my waist a bit.  She starts her pet at my head and when she get to my back-end, I lift my butt all the way off the floor, then she starts again, while I lower, then we repeat it 5 times for  two sets. Whew!! It is tiring, but I am looooookking gooood—woo hoo! (2016,I realized this is a condition known as EB, or elevator butt.)

Who knew "clean" could be so tiring???

Who knew “clean” could be so tiring???

Well, just a couple of more things and then I have to run—I am really very busy these days, not like I was when I was hanging out at KC.  Really, you guys just would not believe it is me and only a week away so far. Now,above you see me just crashed on our bed. This was cleaning day—some stranger shows up and cleans the house—scary! So when she left, FD and FM found me crashed on the bed.  I was exhausted from being on guard. I let them get in bed with me, but I never moved. FM uses her electric blanket—LOVE THAT!  So I stayed close to her all night.  Well, gotta go now, catch ya all later, Savannah

Here is a whole bunch of photos of Mom L’s cherished photos of my first year and the next three years with her and Dad P.

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If you have a favorite photo, let me know in comments and Mom L and Dad P will make a one dollar USD donation to Contra Costa Humane Society for every comment up to one hundred!!! Woo Hoo!!



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38 thoughts on “One Thousand Posts and Counting

  1. One thousand posts? ONE THOUSAND? MOUSES! My gosh, that’s good. I’m not even half way there. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Purrs, Seville.

  2. Mee-you what a furabuluss letter you rote Savannah!!!
    An conkatulayshunss on 1,000 bloggie! WOW!!!
    An guess what?? LadyMum gotted mee a peecok feather on Furiday an it iss so much fun! mee asked her when mee saw you havin so much fun with yurss’.
    ***nose kissesss*** Dhartha Henry xxxx

  3. Happy 1000 posts, good on you girl.

  4. That is absolutely wonderpurr. Such an amazing accomplishment. We will hit that around the time of our blogoversary in July. Mom is feeling a bit burnt out right now. She hopes BlogPaws will re-energize her. Sending lots of love and congratulations. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  5. Big concats on 1000! It took me 5 years to get there. I love love love this post with you talking to your former roomies even though I don’t think you liked them much when you lived at Kitty Corner. I love that pic of you before the one of your smiling.

  6. The Swiss Cats on said:

    Concatulations on your 1000 posts ! That’s so exciting ! We wish you many many more ! Purrs

  7. This is wonderful celebration day, not only of 1000 posts, but all the wonderful work you do for the cats and information and education you bring us through your posts. Every one a winner, like you, Savannah, and your mom & dad. For me image 0303 is the one, but in truth they are all fantastic. Here’e to the next 1000! purrs your pal ERin

  8. Congratulations on your 1,00,00 posts! That is a huge accomplishment. I cannot begin to pick a favorite photo. All of yours are special. ♥

  9. wow, that’s amazing. Congratulations!

  10. OMC, what a milestone! A big congrats to you and mom Linda!

  11. Congrats on your 1000th post, Savvy. You’ve come a long way, baby! 🙂

  12. Mary McNeil on said:

    Savvy, all your photos are gorgeous. I guess my favorite would be you with your shadow. Paws up !

  13. meowmeowmans on said:

    ConCATulations on reaching 1000 posts, Savvy! We’re so proud of you, and thankful for all the awesome good you, Mom Linda and Dad Peter do. 🙂

  14. Love your posts Savvy! The one eye showing from blue blanket pose is particularly fetching! Keep up the good work!

  15. savvy….conga ratz two ewe on post 100000000 N heers ta 10000000000 mor !!! its total lee awesum oh ewe ta give up yur green paperz two Contra Costa….we noe they will be buzzed happee ta ree ceeve de fundz ~~~~~~ waves two sage & we like all yur fotoz tho will pick tiger feerce wear ya show yur fangs, half savvy wear yur hiding sorta bee hind sum carpit & de shot wear ya see yur hole self 🙂 ♥♥♥

  16. pilch92 on said:

    Congratulations on 1,000 posts!! I love all your photos, especially the feather one with your paws wide open and the one of you on your back. You are a beauty. I am glad you have such a loving family.

  17. Concatulations, Savannah! 1000 posts! OMC!

  18. Two French Bulldogs on said:

    Whooa! Lots of posts. Could we borrow you as a feets warmer
    Lily & Edward

  19. Concatulations my friend…….a milestone! As for a favorite photo? Hard to choose just one…..your Mom and Dad have captured you loving your life and living it on your terms and all I can see is “HAPPY” in them all…….!

    Love, Sammy
    p.s. you’ve come a long way, baby!

  20. The OP Pack on said:

    Happy Blogaversary, Savannah!!! 1,000 – that’s amazing.

    Woos – Lightning and Ciara

  21. Big congratulations, Ms Savvy!!! This is a wonderful accomplishment and you should be very proud!
    …our favorite photo by the way is the one with you sitting on the steps in the sun puddle. : )

  22. Congratulations! Way to go!

  23. mistletoeandhitch on said:

    Who would have thought, 1000 post❣ We are proud of you and thrilled to have been lucky enough to have followed you throughout. Your blog is an enjoyable and educational part of our downtime. We listen to the HuMom read “Savannah’s Paw Tracks” as a regular part of our weekly routine. We know writing this 4+ times a week is work but it’s obsiouvly a labor of love.

    HuMom loves the photos of you on the steps. Congratulations on 1000 post. You should be proud of all you’ve accomplished.🕯

  24. wow Concats! 1000 posts… who told the story about a russian princess and her way of success…. BRAVO!

  25. Wow, Savvy, concatulations on 1000 posts. You’ve come so far in so many ways. Look at you and your male human! You have given Ashton something to aspire to!

  26. Flynn on said:

    Concats on 1000 posts, Savvy! I like all your photos but my favourites are Elevator Butt and the one with you on the blue afghan with your curly toesies in the air. I like to sleep like that too.

  27. There are SOOOO many cute shots showing your budding personality, S. But I think my favorite is you curled up on top of an afghan on the striped chair. I also sometimes cover my face when I nap. I find if I don’t, Mom wakes me up to tell me I’m cute! Ugh.

    Love and licks,

  28. 1000!! Awesome! Congratulations! LOVE your letter to the other kitties there, too cute!
    and LOVE the pictures of your toes! What is it about kitty toes? They are irresistible!

  29. Congratulations, Savvy! We love all of your pictures, Granny was all in Aww with each one of them and then came the bunny ears..that happen to be your pawsies and Granny fell in love with that one imediately. Extra 1000 Pawkisses for the occasion 🙂 ❤

  30. billie on said:

    Congratulations on your 1,000 blog! Well done. You have a bunch of great pictures Savvy! I like the 2nd one with you on the steps in the sun puddle, the best. Although many, many images are very interesting. That big elevator butt is interesting as well. Here’s to another 1,000 blogs.

  31. Congratulations to a dear friend on a wonderful blog who puts many others in the shade with its commitment to rescues, and animals. We are proud to be your friends and readers,

    Silver Kitten
    Fellow AdventurCat

  32. edithchase on said:

    Congratulations on 1000 posts. Some of your pictures are really cute and funny, especially the one showing your EB. 😉

  33. Congrats on 1000 posts! We’re about to hit 500!

  34. Congratulations on 1000 posts, Savvy! That is a BIG achievement!

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