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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

So about my current castle guests—


So I had a bunch of my readers askin’ about my newest “castle guests” “introoders”. So yeah, it’s been a rough couple of years for me to maintain order and submission tolerance in my castle. Our county animal services stopped without tell’in any community cat that they aren’t gonna help the friendly adults and the healthy kittens get adopted. Period! Sigh—they told our Delta View Cats that from now on managing our county’s overpopulation of abandoned community cats is up to us little guys, the nonprofits and our cities, to take care of this county wide debacle!! AIIIEEEE!!!

So here we are, in my castle, not expect’in to be doing much in the “foster cat” arena and we are smack dab in the middle of it!! So my castle has become a kind’a revolving cat flap of fosters.

The newest threesome: Eowyn, the calico and about six months old; Arwen, the “torbie” and a cerebral hypoplasia kitten (CH); and her brother Frodo. All named after characters in The Lord of The Rings Trilogy. Mom L’s fave books for decades!!

All three kitties were abandoned at the city waterfront park where Delta View Cats manages a 12-15 member cat colony. Two weeks ago, about dusk time, one of our colony feeders called Mom L to let her know there was an older kitty (Eowyn) and three littles that had clearly just been dumped at this waterfront park. Mom L dashed over and she picked up the one very ill kitten that the feeder could easily capture—he named him “Dancer”. A little Siamese, barely six to eight weeks old, who could do nothing but spin in circles. The feeder fostered the baby over night and Mom L took him to our only treatment option, our county animal services. Their medical staff determined that sweet Dancer was so neurologically damaged that he could not be treated nor adopted. Dance was humanely euthanized. He had very severe cerebral hypoplasia (CH)

Dad P and four other Delta View Cats volunteers went to the park the next night, and after two hours, they were able to capture all three of the remaining young kitties. Of course, Dad P and Mom L brought them to MY CASTLE our home for comfort and help in socializing them for adoption.

Eowyn, the six month old calico, we thought might be their mom cat, showed us immediately that she was the most friendly six month old kitten ever!! You can see that our feeder was able to pet her immediately. And that is her lounging in a cage as soon as we brought her home to foster.

Eowyn is such a snuggle bug, crazy pants high energy playful young lady. She went through her first “heat” with us the day she arrived. YIKES!! The noise!! But Mom L and Dad P comforted her for six days and then she was through that. And now she is spayed!!

And yes, she is reclining on Mom L’s shelf ABOVE her monitor!! She is a climber!1

And Frodo and Arwen are indeed bonded siblings. Frodo only has a teeny bit of CH while Arwen’s is visibly noticeable. Nonetheless, Arwen give as good as she gets during play sessions !!

And cutie pie Frodo is a wonderful big brother to his CH sister Arwen. Frodo snuggles with her and he always protects her—except when he has his favorite mousie wand toy to protect!!

And the three are so joyful when they are together. Eowyn cleans them when she can hold them still!! And she teaches them how to hide our in “TAG! You’re it!”

The littles are so bonded and snuggle when they sleep. They all bring joy to our hearts!

So what have you guys been up to??? MOL!!!


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18 thoughts on “So about my current castle guests—

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  3. meowmeowmans on said:

    OMC, your houseguests/introoders are so adorable, Savvy. Thank you and Mom L and Dad P for all you do to save so many kitties! XO

  4. Edith Chase on said:

    I’m glad that you are able to help these kitties, even if you have to share your “castle”.

  5. Bruce &Peg on said:

    The amazing work you both do is beyond compare.Awesome sauce.

  6. They sure are a serious bunch of cuties!

  7. 15andmeowing on said:

    How kind of your folks to help all these cuties. XO

  8. What cute house guests! Savannah, you get big kudos for letting them share your castle. I’m not sure I would be as accommodating. ~Ernie

  9. catladymac on said:

    Oh Savvy – it is so good of you – and your whole household – to help these kitties. And what a bummer that your animal control will no longer help Our county shelter hasn’t taken in cats for years now, letting it all fall on the local rescues.)

  10. I’m so glad you are helping this family! And shame on animal services for not helping anymore.

  11. best best best BEST fishes two ewe oh ewe with happee gotcha dayz for like a bazillion yeerz two come ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 🙂 ♥♥

  12. So good to see these guests will soon be on their way to forever homes. Eowyn is beautiful and they are all cuties

  13. Shhh. Sleeping. See you Wednesday. Fun.


  14. Hope those cuties get a new home to SHARE together after all they’ve been through.

  15. Ra Husquiberian on said:

    woooo! Heya little furiends!


  16. Carole Schulman on said:

    You and Dad P are angels- and good stewards of the defenseless and innocent.

  17. We love the names of your house guest and we are glad they are safe in your castle until they can find their own castle. We are still crying for poor Dancer we wish there could have been another option for him. Thank you and your family for all you do for these cats.

  18. we love the names of your house guests.. all the best for the little ones

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