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Isn’t she lovely?

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This is all about my incredible sisfur, Katie aka KK aka Kai-Kai. KK is such a doll!! She is still very afraid of all people, including Mom L and sometimes Dad P. But KK has developed over four years a bond with Dad P and every night she allows him to stroke her furs, brush her and spends time letting him get close. Mom L can sometimes brush and pet KK, and in the cooler months, KK even will sleep between Mom L’s or Dad P’s legs. We never thought that Katie would come as far as she has in trusting all of us to keep her safe and loved. We tried to help her find her purrfect furrever home for almost two years. And then, we decided no one will ever love her and care for her as much as all of us. Katie is OUR girl—”Isn’t she lovely?”

Stevie Wonder wrote these great lyrics. And we believe that they fit our sweetie pie Katie

Isn’t she lovelyIsn’t she wonderfulIsn’t she precious

That’s KK trying to wind me over and she sure did! Our Katie is just the bestest thing to ever happen in my castle.  And now look at her! And yes, she has a bit of a crooked smile. She had stomatitis and finally we had to have all her toofies removed. Nonetheless, KK is such doll!

Katie did a little photo shoot with Mom L recently. It was hard ‘cuz KK would not leave that sun puddle alone!! So Mom L had to try to grab photos without all that bright sun streaming through the blinds behind her.

Katie’s eye are green like mine. But a soft sort’a jade green. Not as brilliant as mine, but oh so lovely!!

Our Katie is now playing like a champ with our former foster The Domino Kid. Domino is now a ‘foster fail” and will live forever here in my castle! He and KK are so much fun to watch as they rip around our two story townhome! And KK lets Domie know when he is being too pushy and she gives him her best hiss, snarl and even a paw whack when needed!!!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Getting old ain’t easy

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First lemme tell you, my friends, Mom L and I thought this post was gonna be a whole lot different than it is today. I know, I know—I missed my Friday Memes post. But I have a good reason. You see, I was at my regular Vet DVM place, but with a different Doc. This Doc was very good, except—the Doc forgot the “why” I was there and focused on my dismal sad, lethargic state and my whole senior cat history.

Well I can tell you! I cried, Mom L and Dad P cried! The Doc started to talk about…ahem, koff, koff…ya know…that “end of life” chat. That took the whole focus OFF the real health challenge I was brought in for. Mom L noticed that I had been going in and out and in and out of the litter boxes multiple times within one hour over a few days etc.

But the Doc focused on my senior ailments, and decided it was time to have the “talk” with Mom L and Dad P. Thank Ceiling Cat that Mom L and Dad P know me so well. They said “thank you” but we will get back to you. They left, having forgotten the “why” they brought me in the first place.

That night I literally went between two litter boxes THIRTY times!! Mom L knows, ‘cuz she was counting them and watchin’ over me. Thank Ceiling Cat again, Dad P and Mom L took me to a great emergency Vet hospital on Saturday at about 8 AM PDST.

My pals, I so wanted outta there!! We waited for over an hour in that little room. I know, yes…we could hear that there were several even more critical care needs for other woofies before they could get to me. I did try my best to find an escape route!!

Mom L and I were there for like five hours. But I went home with a urine draw done and a pawerful antibiotic for treating my suspected urinary tract infection. Fast forward to today, Sunday, May 29. I am peeing like a champ!!

And enjoying a bit of time with my nip rainbow! This kitteh may be seventeen years old, but she still has some moves left, by golly!!

Now to add to the state of health affairs for Sage and sweet Katie. Sage was at the Vet about ten days before me. She was not eating for like three days, vomiting bile, etc. Mom L suspects the evil IBD. But our Vet gave her some fluids AND cerenia, to calm her gut track that day. And TKS is back to her darling, always willing to eat anything self!!

And lastly, precious Katie has been back again for that horrible fungus that won’t let go of her claw sheaths. More than on Vet has suggested she might need her claw (s) removed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO SIREEE!!!!!!! That will not happen in her lifetime. Mom L and Dad P will catch her once a week to treat her affected claws, for the remainder of her life!!! KATIE WILL NOT HAVE HER CLAWS REMOVED!!!

So, that’s what’s happening over the last ten days or so in my castle. Let me know how you are all doing. We all know that gettin’ older is tough, but we can still be active kitties, loved by our humans!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Spotlight on Katie!!

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Mom L doesn’t get a lot of opportunities to capture our precious little Katie on her iPhone. But I still asked to use whatever she has so’s I can share my little special feline sisfur with you.

It is telling that ever since Eowyn went to her forever home, Katie has been playing and playing like a crazypants kitty with any wand toy Dad P can put in front of her. Check out her intense concentration on her fave pink feather wand!!

Katie still had her health challenges with her claw sheathes getting infected. It is NOT the litter. It must be some other sensitivity that our vet and we cannot identify. She is better as long as Dad P and Mom L can capture her every 7-10 days to clean her affected claw sheathes with and antiseptic pad and clear away the impacted litter and gunk!

Nonetheless, our darling girl still loves to get her night time attention from Dad P and her play sessions from him and even Mom L.

Katie rolls around on the carpet every night inviting Dad P to join her for pets and play. Sometimes she even is eager to have Mom L join her play time. But she is and always will be, her Daddy’s girl!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing Katie in all her loveliness and sweetness. She is a star in my castle and I am so very grateful that Mom L and Dad P rescued her.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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