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Our Fosters and Colony Update

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I decided as I have introduced you to our foster kittens as well as the twenty-seven member cat colony Mom L and Dad P help feed and care for, that it is time for a little update on both.

But first let me just tell you an embarrassing secret I have. Shhhhhh—don’t tell your humans—especially if they are active in cat rescue like Mom L, but—I so want these foster kittens to be GONE!!

THERE!!! I said it!!! I am starting to take out my stress and frustration over not being allowed in Mom L’s office on The Kid Sage. So not her fault. But she is the only cat I can ready and give a smacky paw to when I am frustrated.

Sorry TKS that I whapped you kind’a hard this morning

Mom L had to break me off of TKS so’s she could find cover. I really am starting to have a tough time having these kids here much longer. That said, I know they need help and we are all still doing our best to give them that help.

Here is a nice photo of several of the twenty seven community cats who call River View Park home. This colony increased tons when our California housing market crashed between 2008-2012. Humans drove by the park and dumped their cats when they didn’t want to take them to a new home once the humans had to give their homes back to the big banks. I know that lots of folks like to tell the tail tale that our “economy” is all recovered—but I want them to come explain that to all these cats that were abandoned by humans during that time.

Chow time!!

See that orange dude in front? That’s Garfield who is at least twelve to fourteen years old. He has lived in this colony since before 2006. He is losing weight and gets extra wet food every day. Mom L took him to Community Concern 4 Cats Clinic a couple of months ago and found his blood work was OK but his toofies are really bad. We are hoping to raise $400 USD to  cover his upcoming dental cleaning.

Meet Opal. Timid, scared of most of the cats in the colony

Opal is a diluted tortie who is so afraid for upsetting any other cat that she only comes to eat as the others move away. As you can see, her winter coat is already on and every so stylish!!

As for our foster kittens, let me give you a bit of information about Katie, who is about ten months old. She is pretty healthy, but we just learned she has juvenile gingivitis which can lead to stomatitis which would mean she might lose all her teeth in the next year or two. She also has a limp that appears to be a birth defect or some injury that occurred at the cat hoarder home where Mom L found her at about five months old. Remember, Katie had been lactating and had kittens by that age. None survived.

You can see her limp in this short video.

Katie is such a sweet love bug. Timid and needs time to trust but once she does, she just has the best purr motor ever!!

And guess what?? Spitty and his human gifted our foster kittens with a toy!! Spitty told his human to just pass this toy along to younger kitties and boy are Katie and Lilly happy his human did!

Whapping three layers of balls!!

Katie and Lilly will start going to an adoption event this coming weekend, please send your best more pawerful POTP to them that they find their forever home together. They have become very bonded.

Here is Lilly helping Mom L get this blog post done.

Are we done now? Can I eat?

Hope you enjoyed my update news.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Where did that cat come from?

HIYA!!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

You all know about those disappearing house panther cats, right? Well The Kid Sage about scared Mom L outta the house yesterday!!!

Getting ready to watch a bit of TV

Mom L just didn’t see what was lookin’ right back at her, do you?

And the eyes have it

Then Mom L hit the “ON” button and VOILA!! Cat revealed and Mom L gave a shriek!!!

*snicker, snicker*

You have to admit, TKS did somemighty fine hidin’ out there, didn’t she?

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Me and The Kid Sage

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I figured it was about time for you to see some recent action from me and TKS. You see, we DO have a life outside Mom L and Dad P doin’ this whole community cat rescue thingy. Seriously, we truly do. Check out our recent activities.

I still have the best ever play sessions with Mom L on my own personal carpeted two flights of stairs. I can’t really get up on any of my cat towers anymore ‘cuz of my arty-right-us in both my knees. Bummer, total bummer I can tell you for sure. But, Mom L and Dad P made sure I got carpet on the stairs and play like a crazy pants kitty almost every day and night!

Check out my whiskers in their forward hunting position

You can see I still have it with my huntress skills just by how my whiskers are positioned for that mighty paw whap to kill that peacock feather.

And then I still have my amazing “Savannah stare” which Mom L always tries to capture just purrfect.

Look into my eyes and go pour more kibble snacks

As for The Kid Sage, aka, TKS…she has found pure total kitty cat pleasure when Dad P decided to start sitting on the bed next to Mom L rather than in his chair in the morning TV news and electronic paper viewing time. TKS is over the moon having Dad P love her up every morning.

Zzzzzzzz….total bliss

Of course she just had to show off and let Mom L grab a “cheese-cake” shot too!!

Look into my eyes and make Savvy get off the bed

There you have it. That’s what’s happening at my castle currently. What’s goin’ on at yours? Let me hear in comments if you have a moment.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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