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UPDATE: Happy Tail Endings

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

I thought you might enjoy a little update on a few of my castle guests who have passed through my castle or through my abandoned community cat TNR group—Delta View Cats.

First up are the darling bonded sister’s, trapped as part of a TNR project. BUT—a couple of our volunteers decided to foster the two sisters and the two brothers. I wrote about them as part of my Kitten Season post. As of two weekends ago, the bonded sisters, Xochitl (“zow-cheel” meaning “flower” in Aztec, and Luna meaning “moon” in Spanish) have met their forever family!! YAY!!! Below you can see one of the girls peeking out from the vent in an apartment building where they were hiding out with their mom cat. Then you see them starting to grow up in their loving foster home, marinated well in love and patience.

Do you remember my castle guest, Carmelita?? You see her below shortly after she was adopted into a most loving home. Her humans sent me a couple of new photos of her that I thought you would all enjoy. She is clearly in her bestest ever forever home!!

Carmelita is now “Amelia”. After the famed human female pilot Amelia Earhart!!

And of course, not last, not least—I want to continue my reporting about the integration of two adult cats, one a “senior” and the other about 4-5 years old, into a Happy Tail Ending together home. Do you remember Gigi? My several months castle guest?

And  then her famous cat blogging human adopted ANOTHER adult from me? His name is Buddy!

WELL!! Take a look at them NOW!! After many chases, paw whaps and hisses—these two are finally finding a balance and some peace in their forever home with their awesome  and patient human, Miss Mary!!

And now, TODAY!!

I know Gigi and I am pawsitive that she is sayin” “Did you touch me??!!!”

Hope you have some smiles going from these Happy Tail Updates. My sincere apologies for missin’ my usual Friday Memes for Friday Smiles, but Mom L was not up to speed.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

One castle guest TOO MANY!!

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

You know that I have already put my paws down about all these castle nuisances guests arriving at who knows what time of the night!! You remember I even did a Friday Meme about this, right??

And sadly for me, in my fifteenth year of life—NO ONE LISTENS TO ME!! AAIIIEEEEEEEE!!!!

Ok, glad I got that off my chest. You know kitties, it is never acceptable for our humans to bring into our castles some uninvited guest! Don’t you agree? That said, as I suggested in my latest Friday Memes post, Mom L and Dad P have yet another castle guest to my once peaceful domain. And even worse!! He’s a BOY cat not neutered!!! YIKES!!! He howls/yowls all day and all night. Thank Ceiling Cat I am hard of hearing. Mom L goes to bed with ear plugs!

This boy cat arrived mid week last week, and he so sucked up to my sweet Miss Kandi, my beloved pet sitter, that she just had to call Mom L and ask if Mom L wanted to take him in. BUMMER!! Mom L said—ahhhh…sure. She knew this guest was gonna upset my our peaceful castle.

He jumped into Miss Kandi’s cat and would not leave!

Thankfully, Mom L got him into the Kitchen Clinic last week so he got his vaccinations and flea treatment. But he still needs a “snip and tuck” if you know what I mean???!!! Doc Josie thinks he is about ten months to fourteen months old. Guess what he weighs???? For a youngster, this boy cat is already hitting ELEVEN POUNDS!! And he is NOT fat!! YIKES!! He has room to grow!!!

So’s the only place I would allow him to be housed is in my castle dungeon garage. I directed Mom L to leave the fan on in my laundry room, net to the garage, so’s I don’t have to hear him yowling his despair about being in a cage. Yes, that’s right. He is in a nice comfy 42 inch cage with toys and all he could ask for. I am not, after all, running some B&B for dumped abandoned community cats!!! (ummm…maybe that is a bit strong to say??)

You can see as he poses next to a 36 inch cage, that even as a young adult, Bart, yes Dad P named him, is a tall boy!!

Bart loves to play but even more he loves being pet and showered with attention. He will be neutered within the next week if we can find a vet hospital that will so that quickly. Thankfully, our city of Pittsburg has given us an allowance for spay/neuter even at regular veterinarian hospitals. But there is a long wait list to get him in for that surgery.

If any of my readers know anyone living in Northern California, San Francisco bay area, please do share this post. Bart is available for adoption through our partners at Community Concern For Cats. Contact Mom L: rodgerslcr at gmail dot com

Hard to believe anyone left Bart behind. He has not yet met any visitor from whom he doesn’t just love receiving pets.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Another wounded castle guest

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What is goin’ on?!! I have another introoder castle guest livin’ in Mom L’s office. And it looks like there’s  hospital tray set up on our linen cabinet outside her office. Sheesh!! And my pet nanny Miss Kandi comes by one and two times a day and disappears into Mom L’s office for like a kabillion hours?? What is up?! So I had a little chat with Mom L and she finally let me in on all the fuss. Ever since I got us started with our own rescue, Delta View Cats, things have been hoppin’ around here!

We have another injured foster cat, Buddy, from Miss Kandi’s six cat colony she feeds and cares for at the yacht club where she works. Miss Kandi called Mom L about ten days ago to ask her to check out a humongous lump on the back of Buddy’s head.

That lump was crazy hot and the size of a tennis ball!! And Buddy wasn’t feeling good at all. Buddy is about four years old. He has lived at the yacht club colony for about two years. He hangs out on the railing around the club porch and greets everyone coming and going.

Buddy is a laid back kinda’ man cat and he doesn’t bother the other colony cats. You can see that he takes life pretty easy

Once Mom L saw that lump she called her cat pal, my former feline Veterinarian now retired, Doc Josie. She had Mom L and Miss Kandi bring Buddy to her home so’s she could take a look at him. As soon as Doc Josie saw that lump she knew it had to be an abscess. She inserted a needle and drew yucky puss into the syringe proving Buddy had a severe abscess affecting one whole side and back of his neck. Buddy got some “nighty night” juice and pretty soon he was in LaLa Land. Doc Josie used electric clippers to clip away his furs so she could get a better look.

Long story short, Doc Josie made three incisions and one was the mother lode for sure. She drained a cup of yucky stuff outta Buddy’s neck. Thankfully he didn’t need stitches because that abscess was going to need to drain.

WARNING: PHOTOS ARE GRAPHIC!

You can see Doc Josie had to flush his wound over and over again. Finally she was sure Buddy didn’t have any more yucky gunk to flush out and she gave him a pain injection and antibiotic. Mom L helped Doc Josie do all of this and Miss Kandi waited in the next room—tender tummy.

Buddy has been recovering here in my castle under Dad P, Mom L and Miss Kandi’s care. He is living in Mom L’s office where Gigi once lived. Buddy had to start out in a cage ‘cuz he was pretty woozy from the pain meds and whatnot.

Like Gigi, Buddy soon earned his freedom from the cage in Mom L’s office. He has been very patient getting his injectable antibiotic and fluids for the first few days of his recovery as well as allowing warm compresses three to four times a day. He has been soaking up all the love from everyone. That’s his loving caretaker/feeder Miss Kandi.

Buddy has gone from living outside for the last two to three years—

To having the opportunity to test drive living inside here at my castle—

I’m thinking Buddy Bud is gonna like moving to a forever home—inside forever. What do you think??

Keep your eyes peeled blogville—you just may see Buddy again sooner than you think! *wink, wink*

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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