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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

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Giving a chance for survival

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

For those of you who may not actively be pawticipating in helping abandoned community cats during the COVID 19 pandemic get spayed/neutered, medically treated etc., you likely do not realize that it is difficult to find Vet care for these cats and kittens. Many public shelters have closed their surgeries and/or have limited the number of cats/kittens that can be brought in for S/N. Sometimes kittens face medical challenges that rescue clinics are not able/capable of treating. 
 
This 7 day old kitten (5oz) had a prolapsed rectum. Mom L’s pal, retired feline Vet Dr. Josie Thompson, thought she could give this tiny kitten a chance for survival by pushing the prolapsed section back inside the kitten. Dr. Thompson was able to do this procedure using the Kitchen Clinic space where Miss Gemma from Community Concern For Cats holds the weekly Kitchen Clinic I have talked about lots before. Mom L transported the surgical kit to Miss Gemma’s and helped hold a light and the instrument used to push the prolapsed section back into the rectum while Dr. Thompson did her magic.
 
About .5 inch was protruding and Dr. Thompson was able to push it back inside and then place a purse string suture in her anus to retain the prolapsed section for 3-4 days.
 
 
She is a bottle baby and was nursing right after procedure.
 
 
We named her Josie after Dr. Josie Thompson, her Vet who gave her the chance for survival! The suture must come out later this week.
 
So for now we are all keeping fingers and paws crossed that Kitten Josie’s body is able to reabsorb/attach the protrusion to enable her to pass stool  normally going forward. Please add your purrs and POTP for this sweet baby kitten. She was purring while she took her bottle and trying to make bread with her tiny paws!! We think she is going to be a “Torbie” colored girl. She has some tabby stripes but also has some orange spots on her gray fur making her a diluted “Torbie”!!
 
Not a bad day’s work, don’cha think?
 

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

 
 

Celebration!! Foster Pipsqueak Adopted!!!

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I think Foster Pipsqueak aka Pip, must have known he was gonna be needing to get used to “packing his bags” when he decided to nap next to Dad P’s bag with Katie in it.

For those who don’t recall how Pip came to live in my castle, here’s a brief recap of his capture as a feral kitten, never touched by human hands until about 12 weeks old.

Mom L knew right away that Pip had something wrong with his right eye and she hoped that she could manage to administer eye ointment by burrito wrapping him. Well not only did that work out just fine, Pip started to purr up a storm while Mom L was holding him after administering his medication! Hours later he rolled on his side and back to let Mom L pet his tummy and he purred even more. In a day he was climbing onto Mom L’s chest and snuggling with her. He loved giving her nose kisses!

Pip and Katie became best friends and they played like crazy all over the house. They especially liked to share their food with each other.

Pip and Katie would eat out of the same dish, then one would move to the other dish and was soon followed by whoever was left at the first dish. They were so silly.

Pip grew into such a handsome boy in the almost three months he lived in my castle. He had sleek short soft fur at first.

But in the last month with us Pip started to fill out and puff out!! He was spending a lot of time growing toe tufts, ear tufts, a long floofy tail and floofy tummy. Why he even started to grow out his pants on his back hind legs.

One of his favorite wand toys had a furry thingy with little leather straps and he so liked to catch it and try to carry it away with him!!

Mom L promoted Pip all over the San Francisco bay area for at least six weeks and no one inquired about him. Our partners at Community Concern For Cats (CC4C) helped promote Pip through their social media and the few inquiries that showed up were just not right for our sweet boy.

Then the last Saturday in September, a young couple asked to meet Pip at CC4C’s adoption event at Petco. Their emails were so detailed and informative about why they were interested in Pip. They lost their senior cat to cancer a few months ago and their three year old boy cat was lonely for another cat to hang out with. Mom L really liked how the couple talked about the way their cared for their cats and they only  want a kitty to be indoors.

Well, Pip worked his magic when they met him—meaning he didn’t do a thing except allow them to pet his luxurious furs. He never gave any eye contact because at Petco there are too many loud people looking at the kitties. The couple and Mom L agreed that if their resident cat, Barsik, didn’t accept Pip, then he would come back to my castle. 

Don’t they look like cat people!! So nice

Long story short, Barsik really likes Pip! They play together and hang out together just like long lost buddies. And Miss Anastasia was hoping for a kitty that would enjoy having her hold it and cuddle it and Pip is doing all that. Barsik is more of a cat’s cat, he loves his pets but not being cuddled or picked up. So Pip will handle that part for the both of them!! Here are photos of Pip in his forever home.

He clearly loves his new humans already. He gazes in their eyes with trust.

Pip is in the best forever home any kitten could ask for. Mom L and Dad P and Katie all miss him, but I am glad he isn’t here anymore. His liveliness frightened me and made me nervous enough that I stopped eating much out of concern he would sneak up behind me. You see I am close to completely deaf. As soon as Pip was off with his forever humans, I started to eat well again and took up my place in Mom L’s office which had been Pip’s bed time space for too long. 

Isn’t he a handsome boy?

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

 

One last update on rescue Paloma

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I have the bestest ever Happy Tails Ending to share with you all. Remember my first post about Sweet Baby Girl that Miss Kandi was feeding? And then I shared that Sweet Baby Girl now aka Paloma had been saved by the University of California, Davis program Orphan Kitten Project?

Well, sweet Paloma had four kittens and eventually all were adopted. Except for Paloma.

Loving Paloma was entered into the UCD Fracture Program for rescue animals because no one knew if her broken front leg would need to be amputated or if she could heal it herself with bed rest. GOOD NEWS!! Paloma, with those first weeks of just hanging out nursing her four kittens HEALED her own broken leg.

Next challenge, getting the four kittens adopted and a special home for Paloma. She is only about eighteen months old, just a young kitty.

It happened!! A family who adopted a small doggy from the Fracture Program loved Paloma’s story and they adopted her!! And Paloma turns out to love being with a dog furriend more than a cat furriend! Love just happens, right?

At first Paloma was a loner, finding places to hang out in quiet. But then, she discovered that her new doggy pal had his very own condo? Of course, like any cat, Paloma decided that condo was big enough for two!

She is loving her new home and her new buddy.

Please give Paloma and huge APAWS!!!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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