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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

What a difference time can make


Hey guys, how many of you remember our foster kitten named Andi? Mom L trapped her and her Mom Mandi last October 2017 where they were living at an Elk’s Lodge near my castle. Well Mom L received notice from my cat Vet that Andi’s annual checkup is due next month! That made us all remember sweet Andi and miss her all over again.

Thanks to Face Book, Mom L was able to find Andi’s new Mom and ask for an update. Here you go—Andi one year later!!!

She is just as cute as ever and still a bit shy but always progressing and loved very much by her family.

I am learning in my own recovery from trauma that time and patience make such a difference. Now I can see that happening with our current foster kitten, Katie. She is about eight to nine months old and recovering from a traumatic early kittenhood including being a mom cat at age five months!! We have also learned that she has a permanent limp, likely due to a trauma at birth which has made one of her front elbows not function quite right.

BUT—Katie is progressing lots with the four months we have had her and with love and patience. Katie adores being brushed and loves having her full tummy rubbed and brushed. She throws herself down and stretches out from the tip of her front paws to the tip of her hind paws!

She flips over when she expects some more attention and she always gets it!

More please!!

And last but far from least, a look at what  the passing of a few weeks can mean to some new born kittens Mom L and a pal rescued using the kittens as bait for the mom cat.

Remember how tiny they were when reunited with their mom?

Just take a look at them now! You can see five of the six kittens in the first photo. They are all so much like their beautiful Russian Blue mom cat. Only one gray tabby and the others are like mom.

And here is the one cute tuxedo kitten.

They will start being weaned soon. Mom cat will be spayed and released in her favorite neighborhood as she has shown she is very much a feral cat. But all the kittens will be going to adoptions in another four to six weeks.

So I say APAWS APAWS for how much progress can be made when we give rescue kitties some time, love and patience. Don’t you agree?


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16 thoughts on “What a difference time can make

  1. Yes, humans must have patience – plenty of it – with kitties.

    Emma and Buster

  2. Bruce Mazur on said:

    Yes,yes.Love devotion,and wonderful care.All adds up to great results of course.

  3. What sweet pictures and what a wonderful cat ministry!

  4. 15andmeowing on said:

    I am glad everyone is doing well. Love is a great healer.

  5. Marjorie Dawson on said:

    I am SO THRILLED to see the Andi update. Please thank her family for the pictures so we know she is doing so well. I will not cry happy tears…… OK maybe a few.

    Holy smoke this tiny kittens wow they are growing like weeds aren’t they. I am glad they will be safe and adopted and I agree 200% that if Mom is not happy indoors taking her to her safe environment is a very good move indeed.

  6. Yep, patience and love wins out, just ask Simon and Seal. Bravo sweeties!

  7. mistletoeandhitch on said:

    Okay Savvy, I’m totally impressed with the great work you and your Pawrents are doing in rescuing cats but you gotta stop flashing pictures of adoptable kittens on your blog. My HuMom and the Mom and the Kid all check out your blog and kitten photos cause conversation about adding to the family. My Family. Just cause I miss Mistletoe, Pumpkin and Tiger doesn’t mean I want to deal with a new generation. This Kory guy is okay, I guess, but he’s plenty. If one of my humans is missing out on kitty attention, well they’ll just have to wait until I get around to them. But I don’t need them getting ideas about getting me assistance, so kabosh those kitten pics, alright? Keep up the great work, Hitch out.

  8. You’re so right, Savannah. All rescue kitties need is time, patience and a lot of love.

  9. Apaws for your mom ! She did a pawsome job rescuing those kitties ! Purrs

  10. Edie Chase on said:

    It’s always nice to hear about the rescued kitties.

  11. Of course We meant Trixie, Caspurr and Shimshi.

  12. Apaws, apaws indeed! We certainly agree. We are so happy these sweet kitties had the good fortune to meet your Mom. May she continue to rescue many more kitties.
    And apaws to you and TKS for being ready to share your home (tempurrarily) with kitties in need.
    Purrs and pawpats
    Trixie, Caspurr and Trixie.

  13. What a great job your human has done with these rescues, Savannah! Her work always makes me smile.

  14. chrisscatmeow on said:

    So happy Andi is doing well so gorgeous and Katie looks content and happy. She’s such a beautiful kitty. The mom and kittens wow it’s great to see them all coming along fine with the help of your mom and everyone else involved. x😻💜🐾🐾

  15. it is so great that Andi found such a super home… yes… more please :L)

  16. The mom, being a pedigree cat, is probably not feral, either. She has turned feral, is my theory. Maybe she has had bad experience from being used as a breeding queen. Some breeders are only in it for the money. Hence why this mom wasn’t chipped and is not missed. OK, it is only a theory.

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