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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Bittersweet Fostering with Happy Tails Endings


Oh my cat! Do I have breaking news for you all!! I think my first introduction of our foster kittens, Arwen and Frodo was like December?? We have had them with us since late August 2021. They and their mom cat, our adopted Eowyn, Court Jester, were all dumped at a local waterfront park where our Delta View Cats feeds a colony of 12 abandoned community cats. The kittens were about 4 months old. Here are some videos of them at the point where our Delta View Cats feeders discovered them! FYI—Arwen looks like she has something wrong with her eye, but it turned out to just be a speck of dirt and her eyes are both fine!

Did you hear little Arwen’s teeny mew? They were so small. I know you can’t see Frodo, the orange boy too well, but you get the picture, right?

These cutie pies have been fostered in my castle for over four months, since August 26, 2021. Little Arwen has a little bobble in her head, especially when she is trying to keep track of wand toys. She also has short infrequent asthma episodes when she is overly excited, anxious or plays too hard. But she is a tomboy girl all the way! She may be smaller than her brother, Frodo, but Arwen gives him a run for his money when they play! Frodo is becoming a love bug! He likes a nice lap and ear scritches. They both give nose kisses too. Because they are very emotionally bonded, we could not adopt them separately so it has taken a long time to help their permanent family find them.

But Saturday, January 15, their new humans found them at last! Miss Alicia saw them on Adopt a Pet and traveled from her home in another city to the adoption event Mom L and Dad P have been taking them to every Saturday and Sunday since October, 2021.



They are going to a new human Mom and Dad and they also get to have a little eleven year old human to play with as well! Mom L and Dad P had leaky eyes of joy and sadness.  They knew we could  not keep them and yet their love, patience and long foster care brought them into a close bond with the two kittens. They are about eight to nine months old now. Arwen is still needing to put on more weight but Frodo is just fine as he is! What a chow hound Frodo is!! LOL!!!



And here they are together! They were so little and then they could no longer comfortably fit the top of their tower!!

And, Delta View Cats, our nonprofit community cat group that Mom L and Dad P and I founded, had an even more amazing weekend! We pulled a colony cat off the street where his feeder, Miss Kandi, serves him because he had an abscess on his front paw. Turns out that Mango, who is only about eighteen months old, is a great ole big sweetie love bug and lap cat!!! Mango was not at adoptions this past weekend, but a  couple showed up last Sunday and wanted to see him. Long story short, they visited him here at my castle and they took him home yesterday too!!!


Miss Kandi has cared for Mango since he arrived at one of her small colonies as only a nine month old kitten. She and Mom L and Dad P shared some leaky eyes but we all know that Mango is going to his best home ever!!!

Fostering adult cats and kittens is not for the feint of heart, let me tell you! It is so sweet when they are adopted, but losing their presence in our home is bittersweet. Even Katie missed having our foster guests! Hope my blog post was worth waiting for today. I am late ‘cuz Mom L was still sniffling last night and couldn’t see to type.



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25 thoughts on “Bittersweet Fostering with Happy Tails Endings

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  2. Bruce,Peg and Binky boy. on said:

    Awesome sauce,so happy to see.

  3. What a great weekend at your place! Mango looks like such a love bug.

  4. guyz !!!!! we iz BUZZED happee for each of ewe and send de best oh fishez, friez and perch pizza piez for manee manee yeerz oh happee and healthee in yur new homez !!!! YAY AND HOORAY ♥♥♥♥♥

  5. Angel Simba on said:

    What lovely kitties and such super news! I came over because I saw Seville’s post on Facebook. Very partial to gingers here. Thanks for all you do for kitties. Hope that missing Arwen and Frodo will be replaced with just sweet memories.

  6. Oh my mouses, what WONDERFUL news! And look how much those fursibs love another. They’ll be so happy in their new home, together. PURRS

  7. Pawsome news! Glad they’ve found forever homes.

  8. Turtle Lover on said:

    such great news!!! Those people are very lucky humans!!

  9. Wow! Adoptions all around. Tinykittens from Vancouver had just success to find a great home for Russett. And then heart diseased Georgia, who had kittens at TK, which are all in new homes now, found a new home! Yes, it is a little bitter among the sweet. But more sweet.

  10. Billie on said:

    Got to move them through. Got to make room for more fosters. Breaks your heart. But after a while you are okay and able to enjoy a lovely memory. I hope they send pictures. There is nothing better than pictures from their new home.

  11. good things come in threes and 3 new families for this 3 happy cats…

  12. I’m so glad they got adopted! This is SO awesome!

  13. spittythekitty on said:

    OH OH OH! How very wonderful to hear! I know Mom L and Dad P will feel sad for a bit….but that’s why they have the four of you! 🙂 Gigi and Buddy and I, the Human, all know that it was your Mom & Dad’s care that saved Frodo and Arwen and brought them to their happy furever home…just like they brought me, Gigi, and me, Buddy,* to ours XOXOXO (*And of course Miss Kandi played a starring role in Buddy’s journey home!)

  14. meowmeowmans on said:

    This is wonderful, exciting, terrific, and beautiful news! Hooray for Arwen, Frodo, and Mango. We know you will miss them, but thank you so much for getting them ready to find their own forever castles. XO

  15. Claudia on said:

    Yay!! So glad the babies have reached home!! 🙂

  16. We are so pleased to hear they have found their happy ever after.

  17. Hooray for adoptions, it’s gotta be tough after being with them for so long, but hooray for happy lives!

  18. 15andmeowing on said:

    I admire all you do for cats. XO

  19. Hooray! I’m so happy for Arwen and Frodo…Mango too! Yes, it’s sad to see them go, but knowing they have a good home makes it worth it.

  20. chrisscatmeow on said:

    Their all so gorgeous so happy they found their forever homes.x😻💜🐾

  21. We love those stories. We can see how they’re happy, but sad at the same time. I’m sure the kitties feel the same way. Tough as it was – Mom L and Dad P did a good thing. xoxo

    Love and licks,

  22. mistletoeandhitch on said:

    A happy welcome home to ARWEN AND FRODO and Mango. We know that with the help of everyone at Castle Savvy, they’ll all three make their new families very happy. A heartfelt goodbye and welcome home.

  23. Yes, you sure would get attached to your foster charges…but it is SO good when they find a real forever home!

  24. Mary McNeil on said:

    Such good news, really. But always hard to say good-bye. Purrayers for happy endings ! And all the good work your folks and the other caretakers do !


    This is totally and amazingly brilliant news. You had me crying happy tears Savvy.

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