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POTP (Power of the Paw) To The Rescue!

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

All I can say is that Mom L and I don’t let much grass grow under our paws—well—”under feet” for Mom L. Anywho, we have been totally busy as can be between our Paw It Forward work and takin’ care of our two foster kittens.

Most of my readers will know that our little Lilly, only sixteen weeks old, has had a tough go at it over the last few weeks. She had lost weight, had diarrhea, tossed her kibble, had a temp of 103-104 and her blood work came back not lookin’ good at all. Oh, and she was fighting her way through her SECOND round of dreaded ring worm! Miss Ann Adamus was so king to create an image for Lilly and let Blogville know that Lilly really needed some POTP.

And my goodness did you all deliver!! Mom L and Dad P took Lilly to a new Vet. We all thought from Lilly’s first blood work that she could be FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis) or have a genetic liver shunt. Neither was good news for our little Lilly. So the doc ordered a couple of tests to learn about her ring worm status and to learn about any mutations her corona virus showed. Both test returned negative!! Now we know that Lilly is still not completely clear on the FIP thingy, BUT—she has been eating like a champ, gained weight in five days and is no longer lethargic. We still have some tummy issues but we are all over getting that handled. The real issue for Lilly appears to be bad information Mom L received from a RVT at the Vet office where she purchased the ring worm med Itrafungol. That RVT told Mom L it was better to give Lilly and Katie the full dose TWICE a day rather than just once as the instructions say. Call us foolish, but we trusted this vet hospital, not one we use, but we were referred to them. The itrafungol appears to have challenged Lilly’s liver and then that added to many other parts of her immune system not being able to manage her health as they should.

Thank all of you for your generous POTP. Here is our foster kitten Lilly today, playing with a new toy and having fun with her Auntie Katie, our other nine month old foster.

They are havin’ so much fun knocking the balls outta that box! Mom L and Dad P have to work hard to find all six!!

And that POTP must have been so pawerful that it just kept right on going! Remember the amazing rescue of the gray mom cat and her six kittens? Well those kittens are off to adoption and mom cat has been spayed and returned to her loving feeder. Mom L and Dad P took her back once they located the person feeding her.

Not so happy being transported in back of a truck

But she knew she was home. Dad P opened that cage and she went straight to the hole in the fence to the feeder’s back yard.

And that POTP still wasn’t done and it carried right over to the abandoned male cat Mom L named Stan.

My name is Stan, the manly mancat!

Stan had some real health challenges. He had his ear cleaned out while under anesthesia when he was neutered. His curled ears are from a lifetime of neglected health care by his former “guardians”. They moved and left Stan to fend for himself. Kind people who rented that home have been feeding Stan. Mom L had Stan admitted to our great local municipal shelter Contra Costa Animal Services. They found that he had a scar that goes around his neck, down to his skin where a string must have been tied. They also learned he is FIV+ and they removed a lump from his neck. Mom L and a rescue pal Miss Tammy are gettin’ that biopsy processed to learn if Stan has any cancer.

Point is my pals, that your POTP is so pawerful that at least Stan is having a good time, good food and lots of love while we work on his future. Here are some photos from Mom L’s recent visit. Stan does get over stimulated when being pet ‘cuz he loves it so much. His “biter bites” are like love taps!

As for me and TKS aka The Kid Sage, we are both handling having introoders upstairs and Mom L’s attention other places than on us like champs! HAH!!! If you believe that!!

Wait! What? You mean they are still here?

And then she did that silly thing kids do—

“tttfffhhttttpppp!!!”

As for me, I am just hangin’ out on my carpeted stairs, keeping my head down.

I am just fine. As long as I have Mom L’s side of the bed

And I am making sure I get my sun puddle time too.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Monday Meowsie News: Can we please get some POTP?

HIYA!  SAVANNAH HERE!!!

I decided to let my little foster kitten Miss Lillian aka Lilly have the blog post today. As you can see in the following photos, she kind’a sort’a took over Mom L’s computer so I just said “go for it kid!!”

Hmmm…now that is one fine photo of a darling kitten

As you all know, I don’t try to help Mom L with the blog technical stuff. I am more of a “visionary” cat. And besides, I just can’t jump up on her desk anymore—darn arty-right-us!! But Miss Lilly sure can get up there and I think she did a mighty fine job of it.

Oh, nice composition…but it looks a tad off focus on me!

So Miss Lilly tinkered a bit more and finally seemed satisfied.

I changed focus to me so’s to not wake up Auntie Katie

What can I say, except that our foster kittens, nine month old Katie and four month old Lilly, have been with us for almost five months and they are tryin’ to take over my blog!!

Now about the POTP request in my headline. You see, sweet Miss Lilly has been very sick since about last week of October. She has been to emergency with Dad P two times and to three different clinics. Unfortunately, her blood work indicates, but doesn’t prove, that she may be a genetic liver shunt kitten. Mom L and Dad P are taking her to a special Veterinarian tomorrow, Tuesday.

Please if you have a moment, send sweet precious Lilly your most kind and caring POTP. We may not be able to save her so she can find her forever home. But Mom L and Dad P sure as heck are gonna try and The Kid Sage and I are right there with them.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Monday Meowsie News: Pawing It Forward Never Stops

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

Just when I thought I was gonna get these two foster kittens outta my castle, they go off to the adoption place and get that darn ring worm all over again!!! How many times do I have to “Paw It Forward” for these two?? I’m tellin’ you, Sage and I are getting pretty tired of sharing my our castle!!

I am so tired of taking meds…can’t I just get my own castle?

Yup, Katie is tired of the meds and Mom L and Dad P are tired of having to give them. And that younger one, Lilly, well she just keeps all of us worried cuz she isn’t getting her weight back. But she still has to take that  med for the ring worm.

What? No, please no…not again

So Katie and Lilly have been keeping Mom L and Dad P hopping this week since they had to come home from Contra Costa Humane Society’s Kitty Corner. But that isn’t all Mom L has been up to this week.

Finally this whole litter of four kittens has been trapped and the mom cat too. Mom cat is now spayed and the kittens were taken to Contra Costa Animal Services by Mom L. The first little guy was taken in a couple weeks ago ‘cuz he was injured.

Remember me? I make those cage bars look good!

He is healing nicely and will soon get his x-ray. Mom L took in his three siblings early this last week. Are they not just as cute as buttons???

Two brothers

And the only girl in the bunch…

Go on, you can pet me!

Then Mom L responded to a local Nextdoor neighbor who had a male, not neutered, friendly adult cat coming around all the time to get food. He must have lived in the house they moved into ‘cuz he keeps trying to get inside.

Stan’s Nextdoor photo

Mom L named him Stan. And took him to Contra Costa Animal Services for his neuter, vaccines, etc. He is thought to be about seven years old and they found a ring around his neck, down to the skin, where a collar must have been and that became too small for him. We are waiting to learn about the lump they also found on his neck, at the back.

Hey folks! My name is Stan, the manly mancat!

Wonders never cease in the world of community cat rescue and this last week was no exception. On TOP of all the above, one of Mom L’s rescue trapping pals helped out with a friend who found a mom cat and kittens in his wood pile. Same mom cat from a year ago and there she was back again with kittens. Well Miss Jeanne worked her magic over THREE days and she caught the four kittens AND got the mom cat!! Mom cat is already getting spayed and will be released in the neighborhood and the kittens are now safe and sound and healthy at Contra Costa Animal Services.

Go on, you can say “squeeee!!”

I don’t know about you, but I am bone tired after writing this blog post about our past week of Pawing It Forward!!

I’m just going to enjoy this Fall sun puddle

Hope you are inspired by my Monday Meowsie news blog post. I am embarrassed I missed out on yesterday’s Blog Blast For Peace, but what can I say. We were out rescuing community cats so I hope Miss Mimi forgives my absence this year from #Blog4Peace

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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