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!
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.