Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

I Am Back #RememberMeThursday


Hey my readers!! I can’t say for sure that I am back on my regular schedule for Mondays and  Fridays, but can say I am back TODAY!!

This is  a very special blog post to honor all those animals who have been left behind in shelters across the USA. Left with no loving family and no permanent home, many left to be killed alone in those same shelters.

Today, we all remember those left behind. #RememberMeThursday.

Let me tell you why this day is especially important to me as I try to bring my blog back to my readers. Before Mom L left for her long dreamed of trip to go on an African safari, she and Dad P became overwhelmed by an unsuspected cat hoarding rescue. And they were the humans who took responsibility for managing that rescue. It lasted for at least eight weeks and then has continued because we are fostering two kittens who are the product of that situation.

Katie, found in a dark environment, terrified of humans and running for her life, was caught with a towel! She would not enter a trap in the residence. She was spayed, determined to be about six months old and found to have been recently lactating. Mom L found several deceased new born kittens in a closet, likely several were Katie’s.

Katie has been too scared to stand upright until only recently and then only part of the time. She also appear to have a permanent limp on her right front leg. No telling why.

And then another Mom cat had her kittens outside and Mom L and a pal were able to save three. We now have one of them, Lillian, who was brought in to try to help Katie become more outgoing. Lilly has helped lots.

But then she is a kitten who knew human love from the time she had her eyes open. Not so Katie.

My point is that Katie could easily have been “that” cat that never made it out alive. “That” cat for whom we write these blog posts on Remember Me Thursday. But, thanks to lots of caring cat rescue groups and some wonderful individuals, Katie’s story will not be a sad one.

She and Lilly are here in my castle, being lovingly cared for by Mom L and Dad P. They are bonded, but both can easily be adopted separately. But how can you deny their devotion to one another?

Only time will tell what Katie’s future will be. Lilly will be adopted fast. But Katie, she will need that very special human or human family to be willing to give her time and space to reveal her REAL SELF. Katie’s rescue story is yet to be written. Will you help her write it?

So I thought my readers might just enjoy seeing a couple of recent photos of me and The Kid Sage ( TKS). I know by now you may have forgotten what we look like.

Luvluvluv having Mom L home

And just before Mom L took off for her childhood dream safari…

Ok. I will wait for you, but don’t be gone too long!

Of course TKS had to use a box to make her message clear…don’t be gone long Dad P.

Do I have to ship myself to Africa?

And she has been thrilled to have him back.


Thanks lots for all who stop by to say “HIYA!!”


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23 thoughts on “I Am Back #RememberMeThursday

  1. Pingback: Will You Help? | Savannah's Paw Tracks

  2. Oh, Savvy, great you’re back and with such an impawtant message. We hope the Katie and Lillie find a furrever home soon. Will send Good Luck Pawkisses on their way ❤ ❤ ❤

  3. meowmeowmans on said:

    Welcome back, Savvy and TKS! Oh, and Mom L and Dad P, too! 🙂

    Thank you for being there for Katie and Lilly. There are so many cats who need help, and we are grateful that you are such huge advocates for them. You rock, and we love you!

  4. 15andmeowing on said:

    Welcome back. I pray these two can be adopted together, how kind of your mom to foster them.

    • actually it would be best if adopted separately and that is what we will be doing. Lilly is the well socialized little kitten and Katie is the trauma victim literally with PTSD as a kitten might manifest it. People like the fosters who helped us when we were in Africa were more interested in Lilly because she was so easy. Katie requires patience and lots of reassurance and time. She is very special. Lilly won’t have a problem being adopted.

  5. Bruce Mazur on said:

    So good to see you are both home safe and sound with no complications.Welcome back.Mokey says hi to everyone.

  6. Hi Savannah! We’re glad you’re back to report on this sad situation. But thankful that your mom was there to help Katie.

  7. catladymac on said:

    Glad you and TKS and Mom L and Dad P are back to see us – Purrayers & POTP for your fosters and all the kitties they have been helping !

  8. Welcome back. What a fun trip that had been. We bet your humans saw huge cats in the wild.

    Emma and Buster

  9. S & S….we iz buzzed happee ta see ya bak; glad mom N dad iz home safe lee; we send lilly N katie all de best de hole oh trout towne haz ta offer; purrhapz they both all reddy ~~ iz home ?? ♥♥♥♥♥♥ !!

  10. May mee inn-troduce mee self to you Savannah an Sage?? Mee iss BellaDharma (all one name) an mee has been here at THE Purrfect Pad fore 3 weekss . Did you know mee Uncle angel Siddhartha Henry had to bee put to sleep a month ago??? Mee iss a Sheltur rescue; mee had been there fore 2 yearss minus 2 weekss one time an 6 weekss the other time. 2 failed adoptions an then Uncle Siddhartha Henry showed mee to Lady Meowy an THE rest iss hiss-tory…..
    Life iss FAB now!!. No other catss or dogss an lotss of pampurrin an Love!
    **purrsss** BellaDharma

    • chrisscatmeow on said:

      So happy you found your forever home. x😻🐾🐾

    • I hope you now that I did leave you a FB comment and/or blog post comment while I was in Africa. I had no wifi, cell nor internet for 2 weeks and once in a while I all of a sudden received email as I have signed on for international cell. I got an email notice about Dhartha and used some of my minutes to let you know I was supporting you and so sad to learn his life had to come to that end. I know how sad that was for you.

      • Of course I know Linda & I totally appreciated your support as far away as you were. I in no way was discounting your messages to me.
        BellaDharma was just introducing herself to your girls.
        As for what happened a month ago, I’m still very very sad & heartbroken over Dharth Henry’s leaving. It was a most terrible time…..I doubt I’ll ever forget…..
        (((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen

  11. Carole Schulman on said:

    Mom and I have had the absolute hardest time min the world making a comment that will take. We are trying again. I am so very grateful for Katie’s rescue and Lillian and her siblings being rescued. I hope that Katie gets to keep her friend with her always and that they are not separated. XXXX to each and all of you.
    Katie Isabella

  12. Katie is a beautiful girl. I hope she finds a good home and I hope Lilli goes with her.

  13. Ra Husquiberian on said:

    Hey there Savvy! Good to see woooos! We sure loved the Africa pictures, a photo-safari is also on pop’s bucket list. Thanks for helping those poor kittehs:) Play bows,

  14. Thank you all for everything you do to help others. Rescue and adoption rocks, totally rocks!

  15. I’m so glad to see you back, and especially today!

  16. Marjorie Dawson on said:

    Hello ladies, welcome home. It is so good to see you and yes your post hits home. this is THE day we need to promote like cats possessed.

    Thank you Savvy for offering shelter to felines traumatised by circumstance. I know Mom and Dad will have had a wonderful time but will be glad to be home.

    Thank you,

    Silver Kitten

  17. Edie Chase on said:

    I’m glad you’re back, especially on such an important day.

  18. YAY your are back!!! and we hope your pawrents had a wonderful time in africa. we hope so much that all people will remember those in need… together we can move mountains, right? we specially remember Leo today and we hope for such a happy end for all our furfriends…

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