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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

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Do You Pole Dance?


I shared a few photos in a past blog post of my returning interest in my first cat tree, which I have not played on for three years. fancy catletic paw work on my favorite cat tree. But I am going a bit farther in my progress now than just weeks ago.

My moves would make a human pole dancer green with envy, seriously!!  In fact I’m expecting a call any day now from the French Cirque du Soleil folks. I know they will be wanting me to teach their performers some of my special moves.

Check out my set up for my ‘Wrap Around the Pole” move. First, I get leverage using my hind paws and claws. Yep, those claws give us cats a good advantage over the humans. Then I reach up to grab the pole with my right paw and claws.

Whoopsy do! And then I FLIP and WRAP three paws and claws on the pole and I keep one hind paw and claw set hooked onto the platform to help give me lift!

My progress is all about my continuing growth in my relationship with Mom L. I come to her with a certain pitch to my “meows” that immediately let her know I am looking for a play session with her. My cat tower is right near her work area so she just turns around, gets a feather toy and “BOOM”!! We are playing!!

Do you invite your humans to play with you? How do you do that?


Friday Memes Just for YOU!


I am startin’ to run outta photos so if any of my readers have recent fun photos of your pet human companion animals, send them to me. I will happily turn them into a meme! Ya know, just sayin’…

First up, as is only proper, ME! Seriously kitty pals, what human can ever expect us kitties to eat from the *shudders* floor? Clearly we are meant to dine where and when we please, correct?

The Kid Sage, aka TKS, on the other paw has far more deeply felt emotions to deal with, don’t you think?

Do you share her belief? No other kitty wants to lick another kitty’s paw?? Ever???

And of course our pal from The Kitty Platoon continue to supply us with unbelievable insight into their strange unique furramily.

I always appreciate hearing from you in comments which of the memes helped you get your smile on for the day.


PeeEss—paw the badge to check out all the super duper finalists in all the Nose-to-Nose Award categories. #BlogPaws

Meet My Fellow Cause Blog Finalists #blogpaws


I try mighty hard to keep my promises. Remember I promised in my Monday post I would introduce my readers to my fellow finalists for the BlogPaws 2017 Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging and Social Media Best CAUSE Blog Category.

One of my fellow finalists is a new blog to me. And oh my cat! Does this blog ever have some great information?

Please let me hear a round of APAWS for The Sarcastic Dog!!!

I’m gonna be passing along their helpful posts about “Changing the Conversation about Pit Bulls” to my pals at my local county public Animal Services Department. They have lots of bully dogs enter the shelter as strays and owner surrenders. This type of “bully” dog is often mistaken as a registered dog breed, and it is not as The Sarcastic Dog points out.

The term “Pit Bull” has become a bit of a misnomer in that there is no single breed of dog that is a “Pit Bull” and the term generally includes any dog with a blocky head and muscular body type. Most commonly the term includes American Pit Bull TerriersBull TerriersAmerican Staffordshire Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers.  Frequently, American Bull Dogs and other blocky headed dogs are included under the “bully breed” label as are many other mixed breed dogs making blanket statements about behavior and visual identification that much more difficult and unreliable.”

The next two fellow finalists are pet bloggers I know pretty well and we have even worked on some causes together.

Another round of APAWS for The Daily Pip!!!

This blogger writes about lots of pet related topics including  all things dog, cat and bunnies. She can write the deep inside scoop about all three because all three species live in the same home! How great is that?

Now I’m not too sure, but from reading her blog post on Monday this week, it sounds like there may be some confusion among Ruby, the dog, Rosie, the cat and Lulu, the bunny as to just “who” is “what” species. You have to go read that post cuz it is a laugh to be sure.

On a more serious note, be sure to visit their page with lots of posts about a cause near and dear to the writer—senior and special need companion animals who need our help.

Another fellow finalist are my pals Three Chatty Cats!

One more round of APAWS!!!

They report on all manner of interesting rescue organizations, foundations and even television shows like Shelter Me. Now I wouldn’t have even known about this national PBS television show if I didn’t read about it on Three Chatty Cats.

You can check out some of this television series topics just by visiting their blog post here.

So hurry on over to my three fellow finalists’ blogs and read some of their great stuff. Please be sure to leave a comment to tell them Savannah’s Paw Tracks sent you by for a visit!!


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