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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

My Progress Is Showing


I haven’t “officially” reported on my progress in a while. You see I am an adult shelter cat recovering from early kitten hood trauma. Yep, that’s me. I last talked about a bit of my current progress here.

What I didn’t tell you clearly is that I am finally, after almost five years in my forever home, bonding with Dad P! Yep, that’s right. Every morning now, for about the last two months, I look to Dad P, not Mom L, for my morning pet.

For those of you who have followed me from the beginning, you know that I have always been afraid of Dad P, and most other men. But times—they are ‘a changin’!

First time ever in five years—this morning, September 27th, I invited Dad P for a play with ME!!

wanna play

It turns out that I kind’a like the same wand toy TKS likes. It is the wand with ONLY the string attached!


I was havin’ a great romp with Dad P and then guess who showed up??

She is here

Once I saw Mom L was just tryin’ to capture “the moment”—I decided what the Mouses! Let’s do it again!

Let's go again

I forgot all about Mom L taking those photos and focused on my “ME TIME” with Dad P.

Savvy satisfied

I hope my readers understand what a HUGE BIG DEAL this is that I am asking Dad P for pets every single morning. I even give him little head butts! And now—I asked Dad P to play with me! This is HUGE progress for me. Thank you all for joining me in my journey to recover from early kittenhood trauma. Progress can be slow to show up, but it does if our guardians are patient and kind and understand we adult shelter rescue cats need both.


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UPDATE ON MOMMA KAT COMING SOON! She is still #mommakatssearch hoping for her forever home. Check out her new photo

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34 thoughts on “My Progress Is Showing

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  3. You and your dad played together? That’s EXCELLENT, Savvy. PURRS.


  4. We are so much alike, Savvy. I’m into Grandpaw now too…Granny even has pictures with me and him…MOL 😀 We’re happy with your progress ❤ Pawkisses for a wonderful day with your peeps 🙂 ❤

  5. The Swiss Cats on said:

    Yay ! Those are wonderful news ! Purrs

  6. meowmeowmans on said:

    Savvy, this makes us SO happy! Dad P is a cool dude, and this is wonderful that you two are feeling the love. 🙂

  7. That is wonderful news. You give me hope for Snowball , she is afraid of me and not my hubby. She was in a hoarding house.

  8. Wow, what AWESOME progress! That’s very exciting for you — and probably Dad P, too! Can’t wait for your Momma Kat update!

  9. Way to Go Savannah! Thats a big leap of faith… course only Dad P – all them other guys well who knows…
    -Pearl who only likes certain guys who are quiet and patient with me.

  10. Fantastic. Can’t wait to see what you can do with another 5 years; sleep on his head?

  11. Congratulations Savannah! I’m so happy for you. It sounds like Dad P is a really cool guy. The fact that you are willing to play with him so readily shows that you like him already. I hope that there are many happy years ahead of you! 🙂

  12. What pawsome news! I bonded with Pop instantly cos right after I moved in, he went to the hospital and when he returned he didn’t go back to work for months. I got to spend lots of time with him. The only thing is I will not let him watch me playing with TW. I don’t want to make him jealous.

    Mama Kat looks like a kitten in her new pic!

  13. This is wonderful news, Savvy! You are coming on so well and I know it must make your dad very happy.

  14. That’s pawsome, Savvy! And we bet it makes Dd P really happy too.

  15. APAWS, APAWS, APAWS, Savvy. Think of how much fun you are going to have with two humans to play with and pet you. What wonderful news! Way to go, girl. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  16. LadyMum an mee doin a *happy dacne* fur you Savannah!! This ISS a BIG deal an wee are so happy that you an Pappaw P are bondin….
    Woo Hoo!!!!!!
    ~~head rubsss~~ Dhartha Henry~~ an ((hugsss)) LadyMum

  17. savvy….thiz iz mega awesum nooze…….we iz buzzed happee for ewe ☺☺☺♥♥♥

    all good things come in time we haz hurd peepulz say ~~~~~~~~~~~~ !!

  18. mariodacat on said:

    WOW, you have come a long way sweetie. Keep up the good work. That is amazing and I’ll bet your dad is happy too.

  19. The OP Pack on said:

    Savannah, we are SURE that you made your Mom AND Dad very happy with this play session. It is so good to know that you are feeling so good about the wonderful home you have. We are so sorry you had to go through that early bad time in your life.

    Woos – Ciara and Lightning

  20. Two French Bulldogs on said:

    You’ve come a long way baby
    Lily & Edward

  21. Great news! That is huge progress.
    Have a wonderful Wednesday…

    Noodle and crew

  22. Oh precious Savannah we are so happy for you, what a big step you have taken. We wish you lots of happy happy plays with your Dad.
    Wooos from Khumbu, Kyra, Rita and new boy Arko

  23. This post made us very happy, cheers mates!

  24. Congratulations Savvy….I know DadP is as thrilled as all of US are – it’s taken you a while but “slowly but surely” is a lot more of a SAFE feeling for those who have had any kind of trauma in the past – – – DadP has been super patient and THAT’s the key. Good for you!

    Hugs, Sammy

  25. hannahandlucy on said:

    We are so delighted now that you are settling in better now and playing with your Daddy.

  26. Oh, Savvy, that is wonderful news. Now you can have BOTH your humans scurrying around catering to Your Effury Whim, as is only Right and Propurr (mol).


  27. mistletoeandhitch on said:

    Congratulations Savvy! I know I’ve always been five years ahead of you, and I was lucky to find my family earlier, only spending almost 6 months in a shelter, but I’ve always identified with your fight to find your true self. My HuMom is fighting a little bit of jealousy because I’ve been snuggling the boy at night. For years I’ve gotten my snuggle time from her but it turns out the boy is quire comfy too, and suitably impressed to have my attention. Here’s to continued progress at our own pace and good adopters everywhere!🍾

  28. Way to go HRH Savvannah, that is one big leap there, I bet Dad P is really looking forwards now to playtime each day a few headbumps and what ever you may offer! purrs ERin

  29. We could sure use that clear flap here, would be so nice to be able to keep the other cats out of Socks’ food, but be able to leave it out for him. Savvy we are so PROUD of you for playing with Dad P. Sometimes it takes us awhile to trust but once we do it’s magic.

    Let us know about Momma Kat, we sure do hope she finds her home soon.

  30. That is HUGE progress, S. Play time is an important time, so letting someone join in is very special. You have the most patient parents ever.

    Love and licks,

  31. Mouses! that’s just great!!!! that are such super good news and you are the bestest russian blue princess :o) bet Nanuk is very proud now too :o)

  32. Savannah, this is GREAT news! I’m so happy you are having fun with your male human now!

  33. Wow Savvy to is that You there!! Holy Smoke you have made a stratospheric leap!! Woooohoooooo

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