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UPDATES: Former Adopted Fosters!!

HIYA!!  SAVANNAH HERE!!!

We just received updated photos from two of my former castle foster guests. Do you remember Mackenzie? She was about five years old, abandoned and injured with severe abscessed punctures on her tummy. And do you remember Pipsqueak? We trapped him when he was about ten weeks old, for neuter and release, then realized he had an eye injury.

Pip is now about two years old. And he is living the best life with his pal Barsik, and Pip also has a new name, Begemot. Both are Russian names because his human Mom is from Russia!

Begemot aka (our) Pip, was so little. He was the smallest in the litter of six kittens we trapped in mid-2020. But look at him now! He is soooo floofy!! Not sure how much he weighs, but looks like about eight to nine pounds.

Pipsqueak was such a character and so much fun. His eye injury did not bother him one bit.

We cleared it up as best we could. However, as you can see, he still has a blocked tear duct and a bit of cloudiness from scaring. Check out his awesome toe tufts!!

Right before receiving our update on Begemot (Pip), we received an update on Mackenzie, now Momo. She was about five years old, abandoned and living in a neighbor’s back yard. We discovered that she had a severe injury on her tummy and Mom L’s retire DVM pal Doc Josie, performed surgery to clean and repair her tummy abscesses.

Momo is now an adventure cat!! Her human Mom trained her to a harness and leash and now she gets to go outside for walkies and sniff the flowers! She also does yoga with her Mom and she helps her with her art projects like crocheting and painting.

Her Mom made this stuffed Momo!! Isn’t she cute??

I hope you enjoyed seeing my former castle foster guests now one and two years later as much as I did! Happy Tails Endings are so much more fun when we receive updates!!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Changes in Savannah’s Castle

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!

I am turning my blog post over to Mom L today.

Thank you, Nana, for allowing me to talk about the changes in your castle residents.

It is with great sadness that I want Nana’s readers to know that her Dad P and I made one of the most difficult decisions we’ve ever made. Our gorgeous, precious, loving, cuddly Court Jester Eowyn, needed to be rehomed.

Eowyn is a perfect snuggly, affectionate lap cat with all people. She and I were especially bonded over the six months she lived with us. I was so excited that Eowyn got our shy Katie to run and play with her all over our home.

Katie was starting to behave like a senior cat because of nine-year-old TKS and seventeen-year-old Savannah, my heart kitty for all times. To see her become her young five-year-old self was heartwarming.

In August 2021, Eowyn and her two kittens, Arwen and Frodo, were found abandoned in a city park where Delta View Cats, our nonprofit, feeds a cat colony. We decided in October 2021 to adopt Eowyn. I registered her chip to me. However, in January, we finally found a wonderful home for her two kittens, Arwen (with the head wobble and asthma) and her brother Frodo. Eowyn always liked to go in to their kitten room and do some rough and tumble playtime with them. But as they got older, she was less inclined to spend much time with them, but she always visited every day.

Once the kittens were gone in late January, Eowyn’s behavior began to change quickly. She began to play too rough with Katie so Katie stopped playing. Then she started to stalk and attack Nana and Sage. She would corner them in the litter boxes, or back them into a corner where they had no escape. Nana is deaf and could not hear Eowyn and Nana has severe arthritis so she cannot get away quickly as Sage was able to do. Eventually, the three girls started staying most of the day and even the evenings in our master bedroom. Sage wouldn’t come down to have licks of Dad’s ice cream because Eowyn was always right there. Nana wouldn’t come sit by me on the couch to watch TV and get brushies because Eowyn would always try to sneak up on her from the back of the couch.

And yes, Dad and I asked for advice, coaching, cat behaviorist input etc. It only continues to accelerate and we saw to way to give Eowyn the attention she needed and deserved while also being able to give Nana, Sage and Katie all the attention and love they needed.

Long story short, Eowyn is now “Callie” and living as the only cat with a delightful, loving and kind young couple not far from us. She gets to sleep with them every night, and she gets all the cuddles she wants, she has no other cat giving her competition for her humans’ atention. She also has a doggie pal who she doesn’t mind at all. So, her life will be the best life she needs. I will never stop loving her and missing her. Please enjoy a couple videos and some photos of her in her very own castle where she is the reigning Princess!!

 

Watch Eowyn, aka Callie, climb up onto her new Dad’s neck to relish in cuddling with him!

Dad and I made the best decision for all four cats involved. I hope Nana’s readers can see this. Thank you for understanding.

Within the first week Eowyn was gone, all three girls started coming back to our living room at night; Sage to share ice cream with her Dad, Katie has started playing like crazy again with her wand toys and other toys, and Nana is once again back comfortable next to me on the couch at night. Clearly they are all more at ease and outgoing now that Eowyn has her own castle.

Lastly, I want to let you know that Nana goes in today, Monday for an ultrasound to learn if her irritable bowel disease (IBD) has escalated into lymphoma. She has had this for 8 of the ten years she has lived with us. Her heart murmur has moved from a stage two to a stage three, likely due to her chronic kidney disease (CKD) and her IBD. She has been losing weight, and lost six ounces from January 2022 to yesterday at her vet visit.   Her arthritis is severe but this spunky lady still hippity hops up and down our stairs from bottom floor to top and back again. I will let you know what we learn from her ultrasound. Send her purrs for it to show only the IBD.

Nana asked me to sign off with her usual, so here it is—

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

A cry for halp!!!

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

Well my dear loyal readers, I just do not know what to do. Mom L and Dad P received a plea for halp from a former castle foster kitty, Gigi. I told Mom L to share this with all of you to see if you have any suggestions for me to pass along to sweet Gigi.  *wrings paws in concern*

Deer Auntie Linda and Uncle Peter,

OMG, you would not BELIEVE what is going on here. This Human has decided I am ‘s-t-u-c-k’ in an interaction rut, so she decided it was time to “push” me a little ways outside my “comfort zone” whatever that is. Well, OK, I mean I didn’t even know what she was talking about.
And then….  and then… Oh, I cannot even bear to type this with my tiny paws….. and then,
SHE. PICKED. ME. UP.
No, I am not kidding.
Scooped me right under my beautiful soft belly and LIFTED ME BODILY off the floor.
Time must have stopped for a few moments, because at first I was in shock and didn’t move. Then she tried holding me a little closer to her.
WHOA! I came to and let her have it with all 10 of my little swords and then she down put me right quick. I sprinted UTB.
But she just wiped the bluds away and said, “Not soooooo bad for a first attempt”!!!
I didn’t like the sound of THAT!
Halp me.”
XOXOXO Gigi
So do you guys think I outta send to Gigi so’s she doesn’t get caught up like that again??? Any coaching? Suggestions on how’s to avoid the hooman’s sticky hands? Thanks for your halp!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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