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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

What a way to start February!


This was one crazy pants week last week!! At least in the world of rescue and humane management of abandoned community cats. Pardon me if I bore you with a long post, but oh well! It’s my bloggy, right?? MOL!!

We started the week with what we thought was a “new” cat that was dumped at our park colony. The cat is friendly for sure. But, when Mom L got a microchip check, that kitty was chipped to HER!!! Back in 2018!!! From the park!!! Mom L finally (*smacking hand to forehead) figured out that this cat was one she thought was friendly and could be adopted so she took it to our “back then” partners at our county animal shelter. The cat was pronounced “feral” and Mom L had to return it to the colony. She disappeared until NOW!!!

Talk about us cats having nine lives! This cat is about 5 years old. No telling where she has been. We fostered her for a short time and now she has been with the best kitty foster ever, Miss Yasmin! Because of Miss Yasmin’s way with scared, abandoned cats,  Senorita is on her way to adoptions this coming weekend!! Her foster adores her! You can see her eating when she returned to the park and now look at her looking at her foster with such adoration in her eyes!! Her name is “Señorita”. Please send her purrs of encouragement for her first time at the adoption even this coming Saturday!!

And not a day past by before my kitty sitter Miss Kandi called for help with one of her colony cats, Sweet Pea, that was walking like a tripod! This darling boy has been in Miss Kandi’s care for twelve years!! He gets fed mid-day and Miss Kandi sits with him in her van for about an hour so he can eat and then spend time in her lap getting and giving nose kisses! So Sweet Pea came to my castle over night and then Mom L took him for medical treatment from our county shelter. They were kind to him but nonetheless, Sweet Pea turned “feral” acting and any exam took sedation. Long story short, he is a senior mancat and likely has arthritis.

But check him out as he transitions behavior from being in a trap to being in Miss Kandi’s arms within thirty seconds of leaving that trap at my castle garage!

Out of the trap and out of the shelter!

Sweet Pea wanted to be back outside and that is where he will live out his life. My nonprofit, Delta View Cats, will make sure that Sweet Pea has a heated shelter where he normally sleeps. The resident at that home offered to run an electric cord for power out his window! And Sweet Pea will live out his nine lives loved and cherished by Miss Kandi and Delta View Cats.

I know you think that was enough for one week—but not in the world of community cat TNR and rescue. Remember, this is all happening in just one week!

A couple of our volunteers have been trying to trap a mom cat at their apartment complex for months and months! She has had four litters in three years! They have fostered the kittens from two of those litters. Finally, they trapped her!!! WOO HOO!!! And they also trapped another young female, less than a year old. Mom L and Dad P offered to recover the two girls as they need to be kept for a minimum of four to six nights. The black mom cat was in heat and the gray juvenile girl was pregnant with six kittens!

You can see mom cat outside the apartment complex, and then both of them as they are being transported to their “freedom” called SPAY surgeries, and then recovering in my castle garage.

The mom cat will likely be released in another 5 days, but the gray girl, named in the Nahuatl language as Tozi (Aztec goddess of healing and sweet water) will be going to Miss Yasmin for foster and then on to adoptions. If you are not in a hurry, please view Tozi’s first video the afternoon of her spay surgery. Would you adopt this kitty? Please do tell me in comments ‘cuz we think she is gonna be crazy adoptable!!


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13 thoughts on “What a way to start February!

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  2. meowmeowmans on said:

    We are SO grateful for the work your Mom and Dad and the other wonderful humans do on behalf of these kitties. That is an amazing story about Señorita! We are glad she is on the way to finding her forever castle. Sweet Pea really does look like a great dude. How great that he will be allowed to live his days out as he desires. And YES, Tozi looks super duper adoptable. What a sweetie!

  3. We are so happy someone is caring for these sweet kitties and that they will all find loving homes.The

  4. I’m glad that your humans have been working so hard on behalf of these kitties!

  5. 15andmeowing on said:

    She does look like a sweetie. How sad the other mom has to go back to the colony, but at least she won’t have to worry about kittens. XO

  6. Busy, busy, busy…thanks for telling us about those sweeties.

  7. Mary McNeil on said:

    What good things done for all these kitties in a week ! Purrs !

  8. Busy times doing good deeds! Hope all the adoptables fnd their forevers!

  9. How pawsome that all those kitties were helped. Now to find them all furever homes!

  10. Tozi we send best fishez two ewe that yur new purrson seez yur moovee all sew….we gived it 984 PAWS UP…{ sum one likez ther cat nip 🙂 ♥♥3

    de best oh fishes two ewe and two each oh ewe total lee kewl cats; with st francis’ blessingz az well ♥♥♥

  11. mistletoeandhitch on said:

    The HuMom would snap Tozi up in a heartbeat! She looks just like our attack cat, Korey the Killer Cuddler, and we know she’ll make her new guardians just as happy.

  12. chrisscatmeow on said:

    Wow definitely was a very busy week you’re all wonderful people helping all these kitties. Sending purrs of encouragement to gorgeous Senorita. I loved reading about all your work this week I would love to do this. I volunteered for the cats protection and it was so rewarding sadly I had to give it up to care for my son who has schizophrenia. Look forward to your next blog. Hugs and Purrs to everyone and all the kitties.x xxx x 😻💜🐾

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