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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

My newest castle guest

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

Well, well, well—my humans clearly are not listening to me when I slap my paws, with claws out, down and say “NO MORE”!! Good grief! Mom L’s office door is closed these days more than it is open. I know Katie goes in at night with the introoder guest is in her cage so’s Mom L can open her door for some fresh air. And oh my cat! Does she ever need fresh air with this one!

Nothing like good ole’ diarrhea to stink up my castle! Yuk! Moving on—this is Carmelita. Our latest foster through our organization Delta View Cats. Mom L and Dad P are co-founders. Our organization will cover all her medical and other costs through to her adoption.

She was starving and filthy when my wonderful pet sitter, Miss Kandi, found her at one of her nightly feeding stations by our harbor.

This kitty jumped into Miss Kandi’s car like she was never gonna leave. And when she was offered food, she did a face plant in it!!! So Miss Kandi called Mom L and Dad P and they said “bring her to us”. We helped her get cleaner with a dry shampoo bath but we knew right away that she had a serious diarrhea problem—it was like puddles and weird color and so smelly! YUK!

So off to the Kitchen Clinic she went the very next day so my pal Doc Josie and her sidekick Miss Gemma could get her FeLV tested (negative), vaccinated with her first FVRCP, started on deworming and treated for fleas. This girl was so patient, not bothered with all the poking and prodding. Just a little sweetheart. She is about one year old, already had kittens at some time and not spayed. (That will happen very soon).

 

You can see in the early photos how thin she was and dirty and very sad looking. She weighed only 6 pounds and 6 ounces when she arrived her twelve days ago. She is very lanky, her legs are so long! She has some growing up to do, don’t ya think?

Now, she weighs 7 pounds and 9 ounces!! And with a couple of changes in her wet and dry food diet, and some different meds and a daily  probiotic, her poop is looking better and smelling lots less yucky!

Carmelite loves to be cuddled, held and likes to play.

Carmelita will be spayed as soon as we can find a low cost spay clinic for her. Then she will go to adoptions through our pal Community Concern For Cats. I’ll be sure to keep my readers updated on her progress.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Another wounded castle guest

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

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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