HIYA! SAVANNAH HERE!!!
Savannah’s Paw Tracks is my blog, and I am a cat as you can see. I serve as a voice for adult shelter cats and adult homeless foster cats and other companion animals who do not have anyone to speak for them.
I try very hard to live up to my tag line …”A Former Shelter Cat Making a Difference”.
You see, I take on what I call “Paw It Forward Projects”—doing stuff that helps other cats like me find their permenent home and forever family. And if they need some green papers, then I am totally on board trying to find ways to help them get what they need. I want to help improve cats’ lives because heck, they deserve it, right?
Another thing I luvluvluv to feature are “Real Rescue Cats Are Talking” stories. Now those are a whole lot of fun. I get to interview the real rescue cat and have a chat with them about their story. I am a pretty good interviewer if I say so myself. Nothing like sharing a Happy Tail Ending with my readers.
Of course my followers follow me because they take delight in finding out what progress I have made on my recovery from unknown trauma before landing in this best ever forever home. Just an FYI for those of you who may not know me well. I am sort of shy. Not as much as before mind you, but nonetheless, I do tend to hang back and check things out for a while before engaging in something new.
It seems like I was once someone’s pet cat and for whatever reason, I lost that home. I probably lived as a stray cat for a good while, maybe years, always hoping that I might have a real home again. Then I was trapped and dropped in the night drop box at my county shelter. And that is where my life began, complete with memories, thanks to Mom Linda and Dad Peter. I have also been gracious enough to welcome, well maybe “welcome” isn’t the right word—at least I have tolerated the arrival of my step fur sister Sage, aka The Kid Sage.
Humor and laughter inspire me to meow even louder for those who don’t have a voice. That’s especially true when it comes to social media. I’ll be first in line, helping to spread your message far and wide, when any of you have contests, events, parties and celebrations. And I will stop what I am doing at the drop of a nip leaf if you need help finding a cat its very own home.
As I said, I was dropped in the night drop box at the local kill shelter, no information…no history…
They tried for about 3 months, which is really unusual…I think they were sure someone would want me as I am a gorgeous Russian Blue with lovely white accents…just sayin’…
Then it was time to euthanize me…and a guardian angel named Miss Tammy came along and said “I will foster her”…and so she did.
In about a week she found space for me at a local no kill private cat shelter named Kitty Corner. And while they did indeed give me the basics for survival…I languished. I was not sociable… I was terrified of humans and other cats.
The volunteers, without intending to be mean, labeled me “unsociable” and “unadoptable”.
I suffered from Ring Worm which another rescue cat introduced to the Kitty Corner Shelter…but I was terrified of receiving treatment. So again, some volunteers assigned a label to me…”not cooperative”.
Like…who would be??!!!
Finally my current human guardians, Mom Linda and Dad Peter started volunteering about a year after I arrived…and they did the unthinkable (according to most of the Kitty Corner volunteers)…they took me to
their our home and here I am…Dad P’s Princess and Mom L’s most trusted furriend.
HELLO! MOM L HERE!!!
My name is Linda Rodgers and I am the typist for Savannah. I also do her photo shoots and work hard to provide her with fun photo edited pics as well. And yes, I put her interests and needs into words; she is my muse.
Savannah’s Paw Tracks, and Savannah’s recovery from previous trauma, are my retirement project. I have always enjoyed writing and now I am challenging myself to be better at creative writing. I had my own consulting practice in Organization Development for over 25 years. I worked with Fortune 500 multi-national, USA based, corporations and have traveled for work to Asia and Europe. High tech companies seemed to be those I was drawn to and having been exposed to the tech side of work, I am happy to say that being a cat blogger challenges me to continue to learn new tech skills.
Savannah is a unique cat. We adopted her at about age 5. We have never had a cat so afraid of so many things and yet, she continues to amaze us with her willingness to trust me and her resilience to overcome her fears the longer she is with us. We have had her since December, 2011. Her Gotcha Day is January 3, 2012. We are proud foster fails! Our Savvy is now approximately 8-9 years old as of 2015.
Savannah and I welcome any brands that care to invite us to work with them. However, we will only review and write blog posts for products in which our readers have interest and for which they have need.
We appreciate having you visit our ABOUT page and look forward to seeing you in our comments.
Be well, Savannah and Mom L.