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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Pumpkin the Abandoned Adult Cat—A Happy Tails Ending


Do you remember my Paw It Forward Project to help get Pumpkin, an abandoned adult cat, away from living on a street corner?

Mom L did an “owner surrender” of Pumpkin to our wonderful Contra Costa Animal Services shelter. There were no fees and if he did not adjust to living in the shelter Mom L could pull him back and return him to the home on his street corner. Apparently from what Mom L learned from his feeder Miss Kandi, he has been living on the street corner for over fifteen months after being abandoned by tenants in the apartments on that corner. Miss Kandi was more the willing to continue to feed and care for Pumpkin if he found the animal shelter too much to bear.

Here is where he lived for all those months, in summer heat and last winter’s heavy rains.

This is the other side of “Pumpkin’s Corner”.

He lived under the plants and on the redwood bark chips

All those bark chips made it so hard for Pumpkin to keep his lovely white socks clean. He ate behind an electrical box and watched longingly as the world passed him by on his corner.

Well times changed for Pumpkin as soon as he arrived at the shelter.

Hmmm…this might not be too bad

They shaved off lots of his fur mattes and he found he could groom himself better without living in that redwood bark chip. And he also realized he liked being held.

Yup!! I am gonna really like this a ton!!!

Pumpkin was immediately placed in the shelter free roaming Kitty Korner where he had not problem with the other cats. That led the San Francisco SPCA to pull him within less than a week!! The SF SPCA has large free roaming cat rooms and they knew Pumpkin was going to fit right in.

Mom L doesn’t know “where” Pumpkin’s forever home is. BUT—Mom L never even saw him go up on their website! Rumor has it that it is likely that someone who works at the SF SPCA saw Pumpkin and adopted him for their very own!!

I like to think that Pumpkin is living in some snazzy San Francisco penthouse and dining on caviar served to him in Waterford crystal!!

Now don’t ya think this deserves to be titled a “Happy Tails Ending”??? Let me know what you think in comments!!



PeeEss—I promise to tell you all about Andi’s Happy Tails Ending next Monday

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24 thoughts on “Pumpkin the Abandoned Adult Cat—A Happy Tails Ending

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  2. Memories of Eric and Flynn on said:

    I hope Pumpkin is having a wonderful life in his forever home. He is such a big bundle of cuddles and you couldn’t help but want to cuddle him.

  3. S & S…make this font like way big


    we think ya getted gotcha ed two !! ♥♥♥

  4. Woot! I love a happy ending and that is the happiest! Way to go, Mom Linda and way to go Pumpkin! Happily ever after.

    Love and licks,

  5. 15andmeowing on said:

    Such a cutie. I am so glad Pumpkin got his happy ending. XO

  6. Edie Chase on said:

    Thank you to you and Miss Kandi for saving Pumpkin. I’m glad he found a forever home.

  7. That is such a terrific story and we love happy endings like that!!!

  8. WOO HOO!!!! What a wunderfull ‘happy tailss’ story Savannah!! This iss sorta what happened to mee Sisfur Tangerine. Shee was beein cared by Docktur Y. In Ornageville an his Vet Tech fell in luv with mee Sisfur an adopted her an tooked her home! An Tangerine onlee has 1 eye. Shee did have 2 butt when shee gotted sickle thee eye closed an nevurr opened.
    Mee sweet Sisfur ❤ Tangerine ❤
    **nose rubsss** Dharth Henry xxxx

  9. Mary McNeil on said:

    Hurrah for Pumpkin – and the shelter – and your Mom & Ms. Kandi and all who helped this handsome mancat find his furever home !

  10. Oh boy, the relief eh? Pumpkin safe and sound and loved. what a great way to celebrate 2018. * cheers quietly *

  11. The Swiss Cats on said:

    Yay for sweet Pumpkin ! Purrs

  12. What a sweet happy ending! Happy handsome Pumpkin found his forever home and thanks for sharing!

  13. Thanks so much for sharing Pumpkins update

  14. That is how all animals should live, id have a million cats if i had the finances. But a warm, clean ,loving home is what all kitties and doggies need.

  15. We are so, so happy for Pumpkin! He more than deserves his very own forever home.

  16. Oh my mouses, Savvy! This is WONDERFUL news. So good of your mum to help Pumpkin like that. PURRS.

  17. I love a happy ending! This is one special, large and lucky guy. I wish him well
    Toodle pips

  18. The Island Cats on said:

    OMC! That’s wonderful news for Pumpkin! Good job, Mom L!

  19. Love it! So happy for Pumpkin.

  20. Pumpkin is gorgeous……..and big………..and I hope he does have a wonderful FOREVER with people who would never THINK of abandoning him…….so glad Mom Linda helped him. Everyone needs a little help sometimes.

    Hugs, Teddy

  21. Paws up! Pumpkin SO deserved a good home! I’m so glad you stepped up for him.

  22. oh I hope he live a fabulous life with people who love him furever&ever.. it’s good that he found a home… he reminded me so much of Leo … and I remembered the wonderful idea to find a furever castle for him…

  23. That is such a lovely Happy End!
    How lucky those Humans are, the ones who adopted him!
    We hope Pumpkin – who is an extraordinarily handsome mancat – lives Happily Effur After.

  24. Susan Mulloy on said:

    This is wonderful! Thank you Mom L and all who helped him.

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