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Happy Tails Ending: Updates on Kittens

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

You have all likely taken at least a glance at the stories I have posted about Paloma aka Baby Girl and her plight when we rescued her and also the stories about Cleopatra, abandoned as a kitten.

As you recall Paloma was able to get to The Orphan Kitten Project at the University of California, Davis Vet Med School where she thrived under the watchful care and eye of her foster Miss Arianna. Good news is that Paloma’s broken leg, while cold and non-functional when she first arrived, has healed on its own and she can run and play with her kittens!

Sweet Paloma and her four kittens are now up for adoption through the OKP at UC Davis.

The above left is Paloma, who is so small she is about the size of her kittens!! The other kitten is her “look alike”.

You can see that Mom Paloma tolerates this hungry kittens nursing even though they are almost her size!! The other three are next.

Mom L and Paloma’s former caretaker/feeder Miss Kandi were able to visit her and the kittens just last week before all were placed up for adoption. It was such a bittersweet moment for Miss Kandi who so loves her “Sweet Baby Girl” aka Paloma.

Mom Paloma was a bit shy but she did do right to Miss Kandi at first.

My next update is for Cleopatra! Another darling kitten found by Miss Kandi. She was immediately adopted by a volunteer from our Project Delta View Cats group, Miss Sue.

Mom L was able to visit Cleo at her new home because Miss Kandi is now Cleo’s person kitty sitter when her new Mom Sue is absent!!

Cleo has grown!! She is a dynamite player and loves chasing anything that moves and her pur is the bestest ever! Mom L is in luvluvluv with Cleo’s paws and floofy tail!

While Mom L was at Cleo’s new castle, Mom L thought there was another kitty just like Cleo living there. Check out this way cool painted rock living in Cleo’s new castle!!

Of course now Mom L wants one of those painted like me!! MOL!!!!!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Real Rescue Cats Are Talking

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

Hey guys!! Remember when I was doing my interviews with “Real Rescue Cats and Dogs” in like 2013??

Well I have a new one for you that I just know you are gonna luvluvluv!

Meet “Sweet Baby Girl”!

Sadly this is the only photo I have right now. I purromised to share her rescue story with you last week and here it is.

“Sweet Baby Girl” aka “Baby Girl” wandered into one of Miss Kandi’s feeding areas about six to eight months ago. Miss Kandi is one of several volunteers who work with Mom L and Dad P on our Project Delta View Cats  (PDVC) program.

Baby Girl showed up one night under the bushes where Miss Kandi feeds about eights cats. She was immediately friendly and gave head bumps and purred.

Miss Kandi tried once to pick up Baby Girl and put her in top loading carrier, but Baby Girl freaked out and really scratched Miss Kandi to the point of bruising etc. So we waited until Baby Girl calmed down over several weeks.

Then Miss Kandi saw that she was getting far too fat around her baby making area on her body. Now the clock to trap/catch her starter to really tick loudly! Was she eating too much? Or was she pregnant?? And then Miss Kandi noticed that Baby Girl was seriously favoring her right front let.

Miss Kandi feeds mostly in the early to mid evening because of her job.

She watches over her kitties and always knows when one is missing or injured. We have helped her get four of her community cats adopted since 2017 and have made sure any new kitty is always spayed/neutered.

About Baby Girl—long story short—Miss Kandi was able to pick her up, purring, and place her in a top loading carrier. Miss Kandi brought Baby Girl to my castle where she would receive medical care for the apparent injury to her right front leg. Not only pregnant, but now injured.

We got our wonderful caring Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS)who partner with PDVC to accept Baby Girl due to her injury. We already had an appointment at our other partner’s clinic, Community Concern For Cats .  (CC4C)

So we hoped that CCAS would tell us if Baby Girl had a broken leg, and could they treat her. We knew that they were not doing any spay/neuter surgeries given the current COVID 19 restrictions.

Bottom line!!

Baby Girl did indeed have a broken humorous. Likely from being hit by a car from one of the many stoopid humans who do those “dough nut” things on the street right where Miss Kandi feeds.

And yes, Baby Girl was VERY pregnant. How many kittens do you see??

And here is her broken front leg.

CCAS Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mills, came to the lobby to talk with Mom L and Dad P about what some of her options might be. We knew amputation was possible and that she would be spayed and her unborn kittens euthanized. BUT that is not what Dr. Mills wanted to do. She said Baby Girl was just darling, purring, giving head bumps and she thought she could find a positive outcome for Baby Girl if we would give her a day. Of course we agreed!!

Now the bottom, bottom line—Baby Girl was transferred to The Orphan Kitten Project run by Vet Med students at the University of California, Davis Vet Med School. They are only about and hour drive from where we are. Baby Girl’s foster is the student who runs the project and Baby Girl would have her kittens, the students will socialize them and get them adopted. Baby Girl’s broken leg will be cared for and allowed to heal on its own as she will be confined caring for her kittens. She will eventually be spayed and they will find her the bestest home ever!!

A HAPPY TAILS ENDING FOR BABY GIRL!!!

I am late posting today because I was waiting for this marvelous video of Baby Girl having just delivered three of her four kittens LAST NIGHT!!!  TURN UP YOUR SOUND TO HEAR BABY GIRL PURRING AWAY!!

In these harsh times, fraught with fear and worry about COVID 19 and all the death it has brought to humans, Baby Girl’s story shows that there is also new life. My Paw It Forward work continues even now through our Project Delta View Cats all volunteer little group. Because we partner and collaborate with our city, county animal services and Community Concern For Cats, we were able to bring a village to help Baby Girl.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

 

 

 

A Happy Tail ending in the midst of pandemic

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

Sorry to be late today but Mom L had to get more food for the 140+ colony cats living on public land to which our Project Delta View Cats has committed to feed daily. It’s kind’a hard ‘cuz some of the pet food stores and our Costco are putting limits on how much we can purchase.

Moving on, I thought you would enjoy hearing one of my Happy Tales Tails Ending stories. This is about a five month old kitten we named Priscilla. My pet sitter Miss Kandi feeds about six different small colonies around our city’s waterfront area. She has about five cats she feeds at her work place, Pittsburg Yacht Club. Just before our county closed down on a Monday March 16, Miss Kandi heard a squeaky meow and saw a small face peering at her from behind the dumpster.

The photo is lousy, but I wanted you to see that she is a talker! Right from the start. Mom L got an appointment for a Monday spay if Miss Kandi could pick the kitty up in the next couple of days. And she did!! This kitty was the last one we have been able to get spayed as our low cost clinics and shelter have closed their surgeries to S/N.

Mom L and Dad P intended to get Priscilla into our animal services shelter for adoption but the day she was spayed, they closed to all intake unless sick or injured. We recovered her after her spay surgery, thankfully she wasn’t yet pregnant!

Look at the sweet face and soft green eyes!! What a chatter box she was!

We could not foster her long term so we asked one of our volunteers if they might consider holding her until the virus shut down lifts and we can get her into adoption. Miss Sue said “sure” and she came over to meet Priscilla. After meeting her she was certain she would like to foster her and set up to return the next day to pick up Priscilla and her cage, food, litter etc.

Hey Lady? You gonna be my new friend?

Priscilla greeted Miss Sue with her usual chatty self and as Miss Sue was leaving with Priscilla, she told Dad P that “you don’t have to worry about her being adopted”. Dad P thought “huh?”

And off went Priscilla with Miss Sue. We waited a day, and then called Miss Sue. Yep, foster fail in less than 24 hours!!!

Mom L asked Miss Sue what motivated her to adopt Priscilla? Miss Sue’s reply “she is just so darn cute!”

There you have a wonderful Happy Tail Ending to an abandoned kitten’s story. Even in this national shut down, Mom L and Dad P and our PDVC volunteers are still out there making sure the community cats under our care are being fed and getting whatever medical treatment they need.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

PeeEss—if you accepted my paw pat, be sure to go wash your paws for 20 seconds!!

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