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Do you know what the future will bring?

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I never ever thought my future would hold more than me, Mom and Dad. And then, because I bonded so closely with Mom L, Dad P really missed having a cat that was close to him. This is me when I was dropped at the night drop box at our county animal shelter in 2010.

My Intake Photo: Kill Shelter

ENTER—TKS aka The Kid Sage aka Sage. I had a really tough time accepting Sage. But Mom L and Dad P’s patience got me through that adjustment. Sage came along about twenty months after I made myself comfy in my new forever castle.

Contemplating Zen

Sage and I have become good furriends. I know she always wanted to snuggle, but my previous traumas before coming to my forever castle made me a very hesitant to trust kitty. Na’mean??

And then, as Mom L and Dad P became involved in community cat rescue in 2017, they happened upon a desperate five month old kitten who was traumatized in a hoarder’s home.

ENTER—Katie aka KK aka Kit Katie. Katie came to my castle in the summer of 2018, she was adopted twice and returned both times because she was “too shy”.

Mom L and Dad P said forget that crap!! This kitteh is ours!! And Katie has become such a treasure in my forever castle!

Our concern has been that sweet Katie is only three years old, and she is starting to sleep more than she used to play. I am now—ahem!—a sixteen year old lady cat and TKS is a nine year old gal. Neither of us has the energy to keep Katie playing  and I have to admit, I am also now deaf so’s I can’t even hear her calling to me to play.

ENTER—you decide if this entry may be in my future. I am yet not convinced, but there are possibilities. This was taken in my our master bedroom during afternoon siesta time. Notice any introoders?

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Lazy Days of Summer

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We are all trying to find cool spaces, spa treatments and quiet time in the midst of our Northern California, east bay area heat wave. Not to mention we cannot open our windows for the last several days because our air quality is so bad, especially for Mom L and her interstitial lung disease from black mold exposure. But we are tryin’ to make the most of it.

Sage has sought out the cool corner in our master bedroom, at the midlevel of her cat tower. Normally she goes up to the tippy top but these days that is too warm. Dad P keeps our master bedroom dark and Mom L keeps a fan going for us. We all congregate in this room. Even Mom L does when she takes a little cat nap with us.

As for me, I hang out in the shadows until late afternoon, then I often rest, getting my sauna treatment, from the very warm afternoon sun. That feels so very wonderful on my old arthritic bones.

Katie likes to nap on our master cal king bed. Mom L caught her just opening her eyes with the sun starting to pour into the room. Mom L closed the heat/light blocking drapes and Katie wandered back into her kitty dream land.

You can see we have our Summer bedspread on. It is light weight seersucker cotton. We love it!! Don’t tell everyone, but often Mom L captures photos of me and Katie sharing a cool, darker spot to nap together. NOTE: I did not place my tail around Katie’s butt, Mom L must’a done that just for this photo op! (Mom L here: No way! LOL!!)

Have a happy, cooler Monday!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

A photo kind’a post

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It’s been a “hodge-podge” kind’a week here in my castle. Remember my newest castle introoder guest, Bart?

Mom L spent most of Friday taking him to emergency. He was walkin’ around Friday morning like a tripod cat—not good! Bart hated being in the garage and he cried and cried and thrashed in his cage. He apparently had injured his right front “wrist”. He has a clearly painful soft tissue injury and is now on anti-inflammatory meds and pain meds. He is finally lookin’ a teeny bit better today, Monday. We moved him into Dad P’s office. Mom L has sweet Carmelita in hers, and Carmelita was spayed on last Thursday! Sheesh—what a couple’a days that was!!

So this post is easy peasey. I have some recent photos I thought you might enjoy.

The photo above was taken this very afternoon. And yes, that is my tail wrapped around Katie’s bottom! We shared our afternoon nap in this spot.

Lousy lighting, but this is Katie’s new afternoon resting place lately. She loves the sun as much as I have always loved it.

This is me after a long day at the vet’s office. My arty-right-us is getting worse in my left front leg so’s Mom L and Dad P wanted me to have some pictures taken of my leg, shoulder and neck. I’ll let you know what’s up once we get some answers. Likely, it’s just old age!!

And Sage, the ever hopeful dinner guest. Just waiting for Mom L or Dad P to toss her something off their plates when Dad P grills chikhen!1

That’s it from me this week. Let me know if you have any questions. Hope all of you are doin’ great!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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