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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Returned—”What did I do wrong?”

HIYA!!  SAVANNAH HERE!!!

Oh My Cat!  Do I have a tail tale for you that you are gonna just luvluvluv—no ending just yet—but progress!!

I haven’t given you all the whole story about my latest Paw It Forward Project. You have had some glimpses but I didn’t wanna say too much until I was sure Mom L had some stories to share that will lift your hearts.

You know that I have been directing Mom L in her work with the community cat colony that is close our home, right? I have shared some other stories from this very same colony, like Strider’s tale, but there are so many tails tales to share from our ongoing “Move the Friendlies Home” work with this colony.

Right now I wanna make sure you hear about sweet Koko. When Mom L first started working with the feeders of this community cat colony so close to us that Mom L can walk there—I never knew there would so many “friendly cats” we were gonna be able to help.

Right now, I wanna  share about one of the three first cats Mom L and Dad P caught up in their rescue net way back in January of 2018. Koko was a really new member to the colony, he had only been showing up for about three weeks. But Mom L saw that “he” needed a little snip-snip if he was gonna hang out. So Dad P scooped him up in their first capture of friendly cats in hopes of getting him not only neutered, but also to have his badly infected eye treated.

Well, Koko, who always did figure eights around the feeders’ legs when he was being fed, turned out to need  his right eye enucleated. It could not be saved. So Koko recovered from that surgery, but he was extremely shy after.

Nonetheless, as a resident of the Contra Costa Animal Services shelter, he was soon made available to adoption and indeed he was quickly adopted.

But, sadly, Koko was returned after two months with his adopter. He was shy and  they were working twelve hours a day and had no time to spend with him at night. NOT THEIR FAULT! Simply a case of the adopters not having the experience with a kitty who has just lost an eye on top of being dumped only weeks prior to that surgery by his former caretakers. Koko was a throw away, damaged kitty who the adopter thought they could manage. Not so.

Long story short—Koko was thankfully returned to animal services just last week.

But Koko thought maybe there was something wrong with him. Thankfully, Miss Sue, who volunteers at animal services, found a place where Koko can recover and find his forever family. Pet Food Express is a fabulous pet product retailer who always gives back to the bay area community. Their store in a larger city in the East Bay had space for Koko and Mom L and Dad P took him there yesterday, Saturday, April 21, 2018. He is the only resident in this facility but will soon have others joining him I am pretty sure!

Mom L visited Koko today, Sunday,  and check out what she could do with him after only twenty minutes of her singin’ her stoopy made up songs!

Ahhh…now that is nice!

And then Koko really “cut loose” for him!! He purred and let Mom L touch his TUMMY!!

Koko even relaxed enough to stretch out.

I apologize for Mom L’s lousy photo skills, but she was lying on her side reaching into a small cubie where Koko was hiding out.

Here are some photos of Koko’s current digs. He is gonna be the hit of the cat adoption parade!!

Please SHARE this post about Koko. He can really use some peeps supporting him getting a great new family. He is starting to feel better about himself, but right now, he still thinks he has done something wrong. Please helps him learn that NO CAT does anything wrong when humans abandon, mistreat and dismiss them.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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37 thoughts on “Returned—”What did I do wrong?”

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  3. That poor sweetie. I sure hope he gets the happy he deserves soon.

  4. I hope Koko can find a home where they make him feel like a king and not a failure. Maybe King Spitty wants a brofur??

  5. meowmeowmans on said:

    We’re sorry Koko had to come back, but we do understand. The sad part is that he felt HE did something wrong. Koko sounds like a very good mancat, and we will share!

  6. 15andmeowing on said:

    That is so sad that Koko was returned. I am glad he is doing well now.

  7. Mee-you Koko could mee mee Brofur Lady El an Savannah!!! Mee still mite lose mee ‘ouchie’ an LadyMum said shee wood nevurr ‘throw mee away’!! Fankfullee Koko iss inn a safe shelter waitin fur thee rite furamillee to adopt him.
    Sendin him ***nose bumpsss*** an POTP, Dharth Henry =^,.^=

    • Mom L and I think a lot about you Dharth Henry given our experience with Koko. He is so like you and we fear his other eye may be having issues…paws crossed it is just a URI

      • How iss Koko Kat doin?? Doess hee have a URI or sumfing else? Mee has been purrayin his eye will bee all rite. Mee iss losin more site inn mee ‘ouchie’ eye….nto a lot butt LadyMumm can see mee lack of vision. Mee misses when Chasey iss on mee left side a lot! PHOOEY!
        Sendin POTP to Koko.
        **nose bumpsss** Dharth Henry xXXx

  8. Sat in SydneyAirport reading about Koko and SHARING!!!

  9. The Island Cats on said:

    We’re purring for sweet Koko that he finds the furever home he so deserves.

  10. Memories of Eric and Flynn on said:

    I hope that Koko gets his forever home very soon. One that really understands him and gives him all the time he needs.

  11. koko…..ewe did nothin wrong dood….we send all de best oh trout flounder mackerull toona perch herring bloo gil N salmon that ya findz that for everz for everz and 984 pawsz UP ta pet food express ~~~~ ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  12. The Swiss Cats on said:

    We cross our paws and hope Koko finds a forever home soon ! Purrs

  13. There is no other word for this amazing turn of events but AWESOME!

  14. nannanb69 on said:

    Purrs that Koko finds the right home soon.

  15. So glad he got the medical attention he needed. But I do think the first adopters were deluding themselves. If they wirk such long days, get a pet who doesn’t need a lot of attention…like fish. Delighted that through sweet and dedicated Mom L & her husband, Koko is in the right place to be adopted. Let’s hope for a more thorough screening process so he really does get his furever home!

    • Koko is in a place where they can say “no” to an inappropriate adopter. Unfortunately, a public shelter cannot do this especially when the cat is made available on a promotion that states “free adoption fees”.

  16. knitting4kitty on said:

    Well said!!!! Paws crossed that Koko meets his purrfect people –

  17. ATCAD on said:

    We shared and we hope Koko finds the purrfect family soon. Yinny is sort of shy but once she gets to know you she is very loving.

  18. We’re keeping our paws crossed for sweet Koko to find the ‘pawfect fur-ever’ home soon!

  19. Edie Chase on said:

    I’m sure he’ll find his forever home soon.

  20. Reblogged this on Speedy the cheeky Rex rabbit and commented:
    Rebloging to help Koko out,xx Speedy

  21. OMB of course we will share this fellow,xx Speedy

  22. Have shared only my pages for you. This little dude needs them tummy rubs and just some time. What a guy he will be when he is settled in. Great that you followed up on him to, thanks for sharing his story… so far 🙂
    ERin

  23. I am purring very hard for Koko to find his home!

  24. we will paw it forwards, of course!

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