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Monday Meowsie News: Kit Katie’s Progress

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

It has been a while since I updated you all about KK’s progress toward revealing her REAL SELF. And in the last six weeks she has been making leaps toward sharing with all of us just who Miss KK really is!

It all started with Dad P spending time at night with KK, after playing, just brushing her and petting her. She usually retreated to her favorite “posing bench” you can see in the background. But now she let’s Dad P brush and pet her at night very close to it. This was a huge step! And boy does she ever have a purr motor!!!!

Then KK  discovered who much she luvluvluvs one of our new soft blankies hand knitted by Miss Peggy Martin. Mom L put the pink one on the bottom of the coffee table one night and BANG!!! KK was the first one to discover just how yummy soft that blankie is.

The next “oh my gosh” moment with KK is how much she lets Dad P and now even Mom L pet her, brush her in the morning when we are all enjoying our special “morning rituals” together. KK is bonding very fast now to Dad P. Mom L at first felt a bit left out, but then they talked about KK’s past and both realized that the hoarding situation she came from was a woman’s apartment. Who knows, maybe KK has to create a new trust in human females? She sure is doing that now with Mom L!!

Notice how KK cleans her paw, then her face while Dad P is brushing her with her new slicker brush!! Too cute!!

The really WOW!!! moment in KK’s progress came just last week when, for the very first time ever, she hoped up on Dad P’s recliner and joined him for his nightly ice cream treat. TKS is always there for her little licks from Dad P’s finger, but that night, KK followed after TKS and made herself at home.

First she hopped up, then she marked Dad P’s reading light and finally she inquired as to just what was he eating and could she have some!!!

KK’s latest is that she has followed that Miss Peggy blankie to the back of the couch where Mom L placed it. KK has never walked nor slept on the back of the couch like TKS does.

I hope you are as thrilled with KK’s progress as we are. She is so close to revealing her REAL SELF!!! Stick around and enjoy her progress!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Katie has a Toofie Fairy!

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This post is so much fun to write. Even more fun for Mom L who took all the photos.

Where to start. First, Mom L received a comment from Miss Ellen, 15 and Meowing, about how’s she hadn’t been aware that sweet Katie had to have ELEVEN TOOFIES extracted during her first dental, she is only two years old, back in February. Sadly, KK has stomatitis.

Miss Ellen asked Mom L if the “Toofie Fairy” had visited KK and Mom L, feeling much chagrined, said “no”. Miss Ellen said she would fix that. Hmmmm…now what did she mean?

Late last week we received a package from Miss Ellen who is now KK’s beloved Toofie Fairy! I am sorry I don’t have photos of ALL the pressies KK received as KK has already lost the cute little green and white poka dot knot toy. Needless to say, Miss Ellen knows the way to a kittie’s heart and all were infused with both her love and NIP! The four toys came wrapped in a darling nip and nap pad which KK sleeps on most afternoons, when she isn’t trying to bunny kick the snot outta it!

Here is KK’s first experience with her Toofie Fairy package. KK got right down to business. She smelled, pawed and then took a bite! (Yes, that is TKS’s butt photo bombing the photos!! )

She luvluvluv’d the little tomato toy. She picked it up and carried all around our bed that morning.

She stopped to give it some loving head rubs…

Next she got to chompin’ on that poor worn out little tomato.

Before she tried to bunny kick the snot outta it!!! MOL!!!

She then turned her attention to the smaller pumpkin that had a harder, bouncy center. Dad P was tossing it off the bed and KK was playing world class soccer with it across our bedroom floor and out to the hallway. And yes, she even tried bunny kicking that little thing to pieces.

We took bets on whether or not she would pay any attention to the one toy, a small little hand knitted square, with no nip inside. And KK surprised us all. She had never forgotten that little scrunchie was part of her Toofie Fairy package. She chomped, bunny kicked it and snuggled it!

 

Miss Ellen, you clearly know the heart and soul of all cats. Your toys never fail to create less than at least years worth of cat play. Bless you our furriend, Miss Ellen.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Katie has a new nightly routine

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

I am so proud of my sisfur Katie. Like me, her early life was filled with trauma that told her humans were no trustworthy. Unlike me, Katie lived through that trauma in the first five months of her life and I, I lived it for the first five years.

We don’t know what happened to me, but we do know what happened to Katie and all of us, especially Mom L and Dad P have been working on encouraging her to reveal more and more of her REAL SELF. And she is!!

When we fostered Katie after her rescue from a horrible hoarding situation, she lived in Mom L’s office and she grew to love throwing herself down so’s Mom L could rub her belly from head to toes. But then she went through that terrible time of two round of ring worm, and then being returned three times by uncaring “adopters” and so she decided that belly rubs were no longer safe.

Hallelujah! Katie is starting to live those belly rubs again. Dad P has been working on her for about two months now, and he has turned this into her new nightly routing after her evening play time.

Wheee!!!

Oh wait! Dad P??!! Where did you go?

Are you still there Dad P? I lost you!

Once in a while Mom L can do this, but mostly Katie only allows Dad P right now. You see, Katie’s abusive hoarder was a female human and Katie still doesn’t trust Mom L as much as she does Dad P. Makes Mom L sad and she gets leaky eyes sometimes. I hope Katie will learn like I have that Mom L is gentle and kind and loves us.

Ohhhh—that feels so great

All the while Dad P is petting and brushing Katie, she rolls and rolls and rolls on our living room rug. She does it so much that Dad P has to vacuum it every other day because she rubs her loose furs off!!! MOL

Ok, now do the other side Dad P

Did any of my readers have to overcome the trust issue with your humans? Let me hear your stories in comments purrlease.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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