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The Gathering

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As you can see from my photo, KK aka Kit Katie, is continuing to encroach further into my peaceful castle. For some reason Mom L and Dad P seem to think that allowing her access to every nook and cranny is all part of her further socialization process. Supposedly this will lead to her ability to find her own forever castle. I WISH!!

You got it right. There she is right in the middle of the bed, between TKS and me. Please notice I am giving her a most proper “back of disdain” while silly TKS is looking at her in amazement. KK even gets TREATS when she joins us in my our master bedroom! Something always reserved just for me, the Princess, and TKS, the lady in waiting.

KK was supposed to go to two adoption events at a local Petco this past weekend, but that smarty pants developed conjunctivitis so the rescue rightly so, wouldn’t allow her until her eye is cleared. She also seems to have developed kitty cat acne on her chin, likely from stress and that plastic water dish that is long gone now.

I promise, against my better judgement, to keep you updated on Katie’s health and what’s going on in her path to adoption. She did have one inquiry after Mom L posted her on Petco’s “re-homing” site, http://www.adoptapet.com. You can view her profile here and please do share!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

PeeEss…sadly, dearest Lilly was again returned after her adopters had her only less than 3 weeks. They returned her because she was “stressing out” their two year old resident cat from whom Lilly was adopted as a “playmate”. The other resident cat is about twelve years old. Poor Lilly was set up for failure. Please give her some POTP. Thankfully she returned to Kitty Corner and is still her adorable, loving playful self.

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How tolerant must I be?

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As you all know, that little foster kit is back again. Bummer to say the least!

Wait! What? You want ME to be more TOLERANT? ppfftttt!!!

I think I am the epitome of “tolerant”. I mean look, I did put TKS through her paces when she first shoved moved herself into my castle. But hey! I have Mom L so I donated Dad P to TKS. They seem to like the decision I made.

And NOW—they want me to accept another youngster running around my castle?? No sireeee!!! Not happening. Why I have had to get Mom L to warm a bit of water just so’s I can gargle to soothe my overused throat. I ask you, just how many hisses, snarls, guttural growls and sheer screeches does this kid Katie need from me?!!! I need her to learn I NEED MY SPACE!!!

“Mom L, could you get me some more warm water? I feel another need to growl and hiss coming on.”

There, see what I mean. I have to be on duty day and night now that Mom L and Dad P are letting that Katie cat have the run of my castle.

Why even TKS is havin’ her own problems with this returned foster kit.

What??? Is that kit Katie on the other end of my fevver??

See what I mean?? TKS didn’t realize that kit Katie was havin’ her own fun with the feathery end of that peacock fevver. What a shock to TKS’ system to learn kit Katie was only like two feet away from her!

What did you say Mom L? Oh, well I guess TKS doesn’t need her eyesight checked but I’m sure she didn’t realize that she was gonna have to share that fevver!

Hey big cat! Wanna play with me?

And now Mom L and Dad P are lettin’ this kit Katie roam all over my castle! Why I had to watch while she mauled my favorite Nip Nanner!!

I just adore this Nip Nanner. Is this mine?

You can see what I have cut out for me until this kit Katie gets her own home. So please my pals, my loyal reader…SHARE this badge for Katie so’s she can find her own castle!!

Here it is in two sizes:

And a smaller one:

I sure would appreciate it if my loyal readers will use this badge and the You Tube video to share across all your social media networks to help me help this kit Katie find her forever home FAST!!!


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PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

SNIP, SNAP, Snippity Snappity

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Well Mom L and Dad P spent another day at the quarterly SNIP clinic. I have posted so many times about this totally awesome community cat spay/neuter clinic that I fear my loyal readers are tiring of it. BUT—we do not tire of this 4 times a year PAW IT FORWARD opportunity.

Ummm…is this gonna hurt??

I want to make this post about the “special cats” we experience when Mom L and Dad P volunteer. First, and thankfully I have not photos, one kitty, a very “feral” kitty, was found to have a possible broken femur and tail. She had her tail amputated, and she was to be returned to her caretaker/feeder with the broken leg hoping for some recovery. The important learning is that the caretaker asked that she not be euthanized. The caretaker wanted this kitty back and is willing to keep her in “recovery” inside her home until the kitty can manage on her own outside where the kitty knows best.

The injuries were likely the result of being hit by a car. So what do you think my readers? Good decision? Questionable decision?

It is so difficult for event the volunteer veterinarians to make these judgement calls.

And then there are the incredible, clearly purebred cats that come through Mom L’s “admission table”. Thankfully, the humans who brought this purebred Ocicat in were more than willing to care for him after his neuter.

The last photo simply shows this incredible kitty after being sedated. Mom L followed him from admission all the way through being discharged to his rescue family. And yes, this male cat is purebred, Ocicat, who just showed up in the backyard of his rescue humans. Such is the reality of community cat rescue.

Another incredible cat group represented today were Lynx Point Siamese.

We had youngsters and adults. Amazing community cats, abandoned either as adults, not spayed/neutered or even as juveniles, not spayed/neutered. The end result is the same. The cats are left to reproduce, not cared for and well—just abandoned. These cats are not “feral”. They are afraid, don’t trust humans, but if they do not “run”…then likely they are willing to try just one more time to trust humans. Meaning, they are not “feral”.

Feral: Feral cats are the result of a domestic cat being abandoned or lost and left to fend for itself. The offspring of the domestic (now considered feralcat are usually never handled by people and become terrified. Many times, when approached by people, they will hiss out of fright.

So many of the cats coming through our SNIP clinic are not “feral”. They are simply terrified after having been abandoned by humans. And because all community cat rescues do not have sufficient numbers of “fosters” for these adult abandoned cats, we can only “return them to where they are being fed”.

Please, do not abandon a cat. They are not able to live “off the land”. Please do not “shoo away a community cat looking for some love and a meal”. Please, call a local community cat rescue and ask for help. Every cat deserves love, kindness and a safe, warm place to live out its life with good food and understanding that the kitty did not make a decision to live without human caring.

Thanks lots for reading my post,

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

 

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