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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

POTP (Power of the Paw) To The Rescue!


All I can say is that Mom L and I don’t let much grass grow under our paws—well—”under feet” for Mom L. Anywho, we have been totally busy as can be between our Paw It Forward work and takin’ care of our two foster kittens.

Most of my readers will know that our little Lilly, only sixteen weeks old, has had a tough go at it over the last few weeks. She had lost weight, had diarrhea, tossed her kibble, had a temp of 103-104 and her blood work came back not lookin’ good at all. Oh, and she was fighting her way through her SECOND round of dreaded ring worm! Miss Ann Adamus was so king to create an image for Lilly and let Blogville know that Lilly really needed some POTP.

And my goodness did you all deliver!! Mom L and Dad P took Lilly to a new Vet. We all thought from Lilly’s first blood work that she could be FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis) or have a genetic liver shunt. Neither was good news for our little Lilly. So the doc ordered a couple of tests to learn about her ring worm status and to learn about any mutations her corona virus showed. Both test returned negative!! Now we know that Lilly is still not completely clear on the FIP thingy, BUT—she has been eating like a champ, gained weight in five days and is no longer lethargic. We still have some tummy issues but we are all over getting that handled. The real issue for Lilly appears to be bad information Mom L received from a RVT at the Vet office where she purchased the ring worm med Itrafungol. That RVT told Mom L it was better to give Lilly and Katie the full dose TWICE a day rather than just once as the instructions say. Call us foolish, but we trusted this vet hospital, not one we use, but we were referred to them. The itrafungol appears to have challenged Lilly’s liver and then that added to many other parts of her immune system not being able to manage her health as they should.

Thank all of you for your generous POTP. Here is our foster kitten Lilly today, playing with a new toy and having fun with her Auntie Katie, our other nine month old foster.

They are havin’ so much fun knocking the balls outta that box! Mom L and Dad P have to work hard to find all six!!

And that POTP must have been so pawerful that it just kept right on going! Remember the amazing rescue of the gray mom cat and her six kittens? Well those kittens are off to adoption and mom cat has been spayed and returned to her loving feeder. Mom L and Dad P took her back once they located the person feeding her.

Not so happy being transported in back of a truck

But she knew she was home. Dad P opened that cage and she went straight to the hole in the fence to the feeder’s back yard.

And that POTP still wasn’t done and it carried right over to the abandoned male cat Mom L named Stan.

My name is Stan, the manly mancat!

Stan had some real health challenges. He had his ear cleaned out while under anesthesia when he was neutered. His curled ears are from a lifetime of neglected health care by his former “guardians”. They moved and left Stan to fend for himself. Kind people who rented that home have been feeding Stan. Mom L had Stan admitted to our great local municipal shelter Contra Costa Animal Services. They found that he had a scar that goes around his neck, down to his skin where a string must have been tied. They also learned he is FIV+ and they removed a lump from his neck. Mom L and a rescue pal Miss Tammy are gettin’ that biopsy processed to learn if Stan has any cancer.

Point is my pals, that your POTP is so pawerful that at least Stan is having a good time, good food and lots of love while we work on his future. Here are some photos from Mom L’s recent visit. Stan does get over stimulated when being pet ‘cuz he loves it so much. His “biter bites” are like love taps!

As for me and TKS aka The Kid Sage, we are both handling having introoders upstairs and Mom L’s attention other places than on us like champs! HAH!!! If you believe that!!

Wait! What? You mean they are still here?

And then she did that silly thing kids do—


As for me, I am just hangin’ out on my carpeted stairs, keeping my head down.

I am just fine. As long as I have Mom L’s side of the bed

And I am making sure I get my sun puddle time too.


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18 thoughts on “POTP (Power of the Paw) To The Rescue!

  1. We are so relieved that Lilly is doing better we have been worried about her and so happy for all the other cats that had good news.

  2. chrisscatmeow on said:

    Great to hear Lily is up and eating and playing. I love Stan he’s such a cutie im so happy he’s now getting the love and care he deserves. I just love all the good news. I do believe in prayers. Bless You for being such loving,caring thoughtful people. x😻💜🐾🐾

  3. Bruce Mazur on said:

    Amazing,and wonderful you and dad P.Nice news about all the kitties you care for..

  4. You two have really been champs through all this fostering stuff. Your parents have no end to kindness, so there’s plenty of love to go around for ALL of you.

    Love and licks,

  5. I’m so glad that Lilly is doing so much better! I’m crossing my paws for Stan – and it’s awesome that he’s getting so much love during this time, no matter what the test results show.

  6. Pawsome news! Power of the Paw goes a long way. You’re looking fine indeed BFGF.

  7. 15andmeowing on said:

    I will keep Lilly and Stan in my prayers.

  8. Carole Schulman on said:

    I am over the moon grateful for Lilly and I am proud of you two girls holding down the fort for mama while she and your dad help the other kitties who need them too. Stan, God bless you precious boy. You face just went straight to my mom’s heart.
    Katie Isabella

  9. The Island Cats on said:

    We know the POTP can work! And we’re so glad to hear Lilly seems to be doing better now.

  10. That is absolutely wonderful news all around. We sure love that Stan dude though.

  11. Memories of Eric and Flynn on said:

    So much good news, and I hope it continues. Stan looks such a lover boy.

  12. catladymac on said:

    Keeping up purrayers and POTP for ALL of you !

  13. What pawsome things your mum is doing for those cats 🙂
    Good too the the two of you accept that.
    It is good to see kitties getting the help they need.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

  14. that are so much good news… and we cross our paws and fingers for Stan… we wish him as much as good times as possible and we are so sad that the results were no good ones…

  15. Marjorie Dawson on said:

    The news on Lilly is good indeed, and I am so relieved to hear this. If she is has tummy issues try Humarian cat probiotic drops, Harvey has them, arms up poop like a champ!. (I blogged about them but you can check the site, you don’t have to visit the blog)

    Can I say? I hope Stan has a cyst, not an undesirable lump. He is such a wonderful cat he deserves a wonderful future.

    Marjorie and Silver

  16. Wow, what a load of wonderfur mews that you told us about! POTP is miraculaous!!
    Petcretary says she knows about that too busy stuff, too…

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