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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Part Two: Gigi’s Journey—Socialization and playing


If you missed my Part One of Gigi’s Journey, be sure to visit my last post about her to truly understand just how far this kitty girl has come. And always remember, she is doing this at about AGE EIGHT YEARS OLD!!!

As you know from Part One, cutie pie Gigi wanted human pets from the very beginning. However, Mom L and Dad P did acquire a whole bunch of “paw whack” punctures over her three months in my castle as she became more and more accepting of being inside. The camera loves taking her photos!! We used some “kitty yogurt” treats early on to entice her to come close to the human’s hands.

Unfortunately, we learned that these treats, like four tubes a day, gave her the worst gas and diarrhea!! MOL!! So those treats were sent away. But by then, Gigi was already learning that her biggest treat of all was to have tons of PLAY TIME!!

She first played while caged, then she showed how much she LOVES my peacock feathers. And then, she learned to RUN after the wand toys!!  Thanks to my BFGF Cathy Keisha, I learned that absolutely no kitty, feral, semi-feral or what—will refuse that peacock feather!!!

Gigi so loved her cardboard lounge. She used it for scratching and for allowing human pets. She slept in it. It was her safety zone. Trust me, I made sure Mom L sent that with her when she moved to her forever home!

Next we needed to learn if Gigi was open to being with other cats. As you know, she was very comfy with Katie, another girl.

Sharing girl secrets!

but how would she do with a male adult cat??? We brought in an adult male kitty that is searching for his furrever home as a check point to learn if Gigi was gonna be OK with an adult male and to learn if the male kitty was OK with an adult female. All part of socializing abandoned adult kitties.

Big Boy let her sniff and then turned his back!! MOL

This Big Boy chatted a bit with Gigi then he just turned his back and took a nap!! And Gigi went back to her favorite place in the cat tower in front of the window.

By now, Gigi is ready to make her transition to her furrever home with Spitty’s human, Miss Mary. Mom L took some last minute photos to capture Gigi’s wonderful long white whiskers.

And you know all the rest because Gigi started her very own blog!!

So what have you guys all been up to lately??


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17 thoughts on “Part Two: Gigi’s Journey—Socialization and playing

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  3. meowmeowmans on said:

    We are so, so happy for Gigi! She had the best possible family to help her get ready for her forever castle. And now she has her very own forever castle with the best human! 🙂

  4. The Swiss Cats on said:

    We love hearing that wonderful story ! Purrs

  5. gigi we troo lee N joyed yur moovee, but…bout that BURD SKIN ~~~~~

    big boy….noe joke; that was my name at de shelter two !! { tuna of moon }

    hope bye now ewe haz all sew finded a for everz home ♥♥♥

  6. chrisscatmeow on said:

    Wonderful x

  7. Edith Chase on said:

    I’m glad that Gigi was able to settle in and find her forever home.

  8. Gigi is a beautiful girl. And she looks like she loves life on the inside.

  9. I loved hearing Gigi’s story, and I love visiting her on her very own blog too.

  10. This is such a great story and shows what can happen for even an older feral kitty with love and care. Thanks so much and Gigi we know you made the right choice for your new home. See you soon

  11. That is such a wonderful outcome and actually, we just came from Gigi’s blog.

  12. Turtle Lover on said:

    yay Gigi and yay Mary!!!

  13. Well we sort of have another DOG, thank cat it doesn’t live with us, it lives 1/4 of a mile away with the Grandparents in their new home. Mom has to help take care of her. She is a collie, and her name is Lady O. Mom said she may come visit us at our house sometimes.

  14. Carole Schulman on said:

    I love learning her beginnings before Spitty’s home.

  15. Hooray for this journey to pleasantness and a forever home!

  16. Memories of Eric and Flynn on said:

    That is a lovely story of success, and we can continue her story in her new home with Mary.

  17. that is a wonderful story… it’s gigi-normous to see ;O)

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