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No One Asked Me—BlogPaws Give Away

HIYA! SAVANNAH HERE!!

As usual, no one bothered to ask me, HRH Princess Savannah IF I wanted my #BlogPaws swag used as a GIVE AWAY! I bet’cha if you sent your human all that way to BlogPaws under your instruction to return with a FULL COMPLETE CAT SWAG BAG, none of them would dare wanna put that swag bag up for a give away! Right? Come on now, tell me I am right!

“What’s that Mom L?
Yeah, so you brought back TWO swag bags for me.
What’s the big deal. I gave one away already to my former shelter home Kitty Corner.
What’d’ya say under your breath there Mom L?
Well, of course I got two bags because Dad P was registered but had to stay home at the last minute, so you collected his too.
Did you say you think I have too much stuff? Why the very idea!”

What's mine is mine

Guess you already know how that little chat with Mom L ended. My blog title says it all—

give away sign

Now I may not look thrilled but in the end, I am truly pleased to offer a full complete, even over flowing, BlogPaws Swag Bag, with some Cat Writer’s Association swag added in, as a give away for my followers.

The SWAG!

The SWAG!

Guidelines for entering—

One—Leave me a comment telling me WHY you read my blog. Only one commenter per blog, BUT  that one commenter can return each day until closing and leave a simple “Hello” comment and I will enter the name more than one time.

Two—You can enter any time between now and Thursday, July seventh, at NOON PDST by returning to this post and leaving a comment.

Three—This give away is open worldwide with this proviso: if the winner is out of the USA, I will remove canned cat food and catnip and catnip toys. I regret having to do this, but it is likely the items will not make it through customs. However, I am happy to work with the winner, should they be from outside the USA, to determine what I can leave in.

Four—I will use Random.org to select a winner and the announcement will be on Friday blog post, July eighth.

Hope my guidelines are clear as mud…heh…heh!

And for those of you who may not know, we have a SUPERIOR CAT GUARDIAN as our house guest—actually we have TWO! Miss Marjorie and Mr Paul from Dash Kitten blog in New Zealand are staying with us before returning home.

Of course TKS had to check out their luggage before they could transport it upstairs.

SPT's in house luggage inspector

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

 

May Edition—From A Cat’s Perspective™

HIYA! SAVANNAH HERE!!

We are baaaacccckkk! I am here in Studio 1 &1/2 NYC with my stunning co-host Cathy Keisha, aka CK. And we are here to talk about breaking news over the international issue of free feeding cats. Because we are a bi-coastal TV News Network, with international affiliates, we will be addressing this important topic from multiple food source feeding experiences.

Studio 1 & 1/2

*CK nudges Savvy*
Savvy: “CK, what do you want?”

CK: “This is about FREE FOOD, not free feeding or whatever.”

Savvy: “CK, we talked about this earlier and I know free food is important to a former ghetto cat like you, but this isn’t the time or place to get into that, OK?”

CK: “Oh right, we did talk about this in the green room before the show. Go on; get on with your report.”

Savvy: *moving on* “So, back to the chat about the pro’s and con’s of “free feeding” cats. Speaking from an indoor cat’s perspective without any other fur family members, I would say that free feeding is possible.”

CK: *nudges Savvy—whispers in her ear—”you are not an only cat, remember?”

Savvy: *shocked* “You’re right CK, I am not. Bummer!”

Okey dokey, moving ahead. As long as the canned food and/or raw food the cats eat is only left down for no more than about an hour, safe to say the noms are gonna be OK. Cats know when wet food has been left to the elements for too long and usually will not nom on old, dried wet food.

Now free feeding kibble is another topic cuz that doesn’t really spoil, na’ mean? But it can become like “kitty cat chocolate, ice cream and pasta” meaning “carbs” which just like with humans, pushes any cat into over eating and unnecessary calorie intake.

Feeding cats for a weekend get away

Feeding cats for a weekend get away

And if you have a cat like The Kid Sage—aka TKS—you know they will never lift their head from that kibble bowl until the last kibble is inhaled. And there ya have it, one obese cat in the making.

Sadly, many humans believe that we cats are “low maintenance” companion animals and therefore they can take off for several days and just leave a mound of kibble and big bowl of H2O and we will be just fine. NOT SO! What if that water bowl gets knocked over during play time? What if the ants invade our over flowing kibble bowl? Not a pretty pic at all.

Free feeding cats needs to be carefully considered, especially when there are more than ONE cat in the household. Just sayin’—

Now let’s talk about free feeding community cats. My BFGF Cathy Keisha asked me two questions.

First question—“What if TW sees a kitteh standing on a corner holding out its paws with a sign saying “I’ll mouse for food?” Should TW donate or turn and walk away?

Just take me home with you and I will clean up your mousies

Just take me home with you and I will clean up your mousies

Great question CK, let me just say a couple of words. First, don’t leave food out for any community cat for longer than about thirty minutes or an hour at most. The humans who do not appreciate free feeding community cats are right to question the debris some community cat feeders leave behind.

Second question— “What the heck happens to their leftovers? She tries to come back and throw away the empty cans but can she do more? Do the cats get “cat baggies to go?”

No community cat gets a "take away" bag

No community cat gets a “take away” bag

Another fantabulous question CK. No, the community cats DON’T get a “Kitty bag to go”. But all the other wildlife in the area do and so do the ants, and other insects like flies, etc. Most anti-community cat feeding protesters have a real perspective. Many “free feeders” meaning those who are not part of a community cat rescue, aren’t doing those cats any favors by just dumping food and leaving it. The neighborhood doesn’t want the trashy look left behind.

That’s my wrap for our May 2016 edition of From A Cat’s Perspective™.

I invite all readers to hop over to my Face Book page and to CK’s Face Book page to continue this discussion in our “virtual green room”.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Another Meme Friday

HIYA! SAVANNAH HERE!!

Not much to say right now, I am just startin’ to reclaim all that is MINE!

Savannah Dares!

Now who’s gonna mess with me given that stare? Huh?? Come on, bring it on. I am one tough Princess. How do you set your own boundaries about how you “share” versus “don’t share” your preferred toys and such?

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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