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A Kitchen Clinic: Beginning and Ending Lives

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Mom L volunteers with Community Concern For Cats (CC4C) at the Kitchen Clinics Miss Gemma has, literally, in her kitchen. My former, now retired, feline specialist Vet is the doc who does the examines etc., Miss Josie. More Kitchen Clinic posts are here, here and here. I have been posting about these clinics since 2014! Mom L always enjoys the variety of cases she gets to help with including kittens…

Tiny lives…fostered by a CC4C member

…ferals who have to be sedated to be examined and medicated…

Feral, stray rescue clinic

…to abandoned adults who need a check up before they can be cleared to go up for adoption.

Abandoned at a city park

At a recent clinic Mom L was struck by how these clinics see the full range of a cat’s life from its beginning as a kitten through to the diagnosis that tells the cat will begin its journey across The Bridge soon.

First the precious adult Maine Coon cat a senior couple found in their backyard. Clearly on death’s door. He was emaciated. Starving and could barely walk. The couple fed him, brought him inside and cared for him until they could get him to the Kitchen Clinic.

Initial examination

This brave Maine Coon Cat had feline myocardial disease that had been left untreated far too long. And yet what a gentle giant everyone experienced this day.

The diagnosis was administer diuretics to help with the fluid around his heart and then simply love, pet, care for him until it was time for him to cross to The Bridge. This wonderful senior couple stepped right up to provide this precious cat hospice care. So Mom L experienced the beginning of the end of gentle giants’ life.

And next came a litter of four kittens. All different. All full of life and totally ready for immediate adoption! Such a diverse litter of color. First up the darling tuxedo.

Next up the striped tabby.

What is she doing with that needle???

That tabby was a trouper for sure! He wasn’t sure if that lady was gonna ever let go of his ear!!

Then the calico girl was next.

And last the boy with the most unusual markings!!

Ok, why are you holding me like this??

Look what is hiding under his chin!

What? So my mustache slipped a bit and is now my bow tie!!

These precious kittens were cared for by two men who just adored them. They were so happy that the kittens were all negative for FeLV and were ready for adoption!

And that is why Mom L so enjoys being able to volunteer at Miss Gemma’s Kitchen Clinic since 2014!!

COMMUNITY CAT RESCUE ROCKS OUR SOCKS!!!

Meow your thoughts about this post in comments. I luvluvluv hearing what my readers think.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Due to technical difficulty

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This means our laptop and monitor stopped meowing to each other almost two weeks ago. Mom L has a ton of eyesight challenges  trying to create anything presentable just using her laptop screen. Everything is too itty bitty. A new monitor is on its way but not sure when it’s gonna show up at my front door.

I have so much to tell you all that I can hardly think where to begin. We have had such an active last six weeks what with our current foster house guest, biped house guests, Mom L’s injury, and so much rescue work going on, well…let me just say…I plenty of blog post topics to last me for a while!! MOL!

Thank you for understanding why I have not been posting regularly. In fact, I am pretty sure I have convinced Mom L to take some time off to get her head wrapped back around my blog. I’ll let you know this week when and for how long we will be taking a planned break.

 

I have a photo of me I thought you might enjoy cuz it shows off my green eyes. Hope that will help make up for being absent without telling you why.

The Kid Sage just couldn’t believe her fan club would wanna go missing out on getting a little sight of her recently enjoying a sun puddle we kind’a tussle over.

And I thought you would like a look at our rescue kitten house guest. Katie aka Miss Katie, is about 7 months old. She has already had a litter of kittens but looks like none survived. She is a rescue from an apartment hoarding situation Mom L and Dad P stumbled on about six weeks ago. She arrived horribly malnourished and terrified of every noise and human. But, Katie is not feral, just so scared. She never got to be a real kitten so we are workin’ hard to remind her of what that looks like. She is playing but still very scared and mostly doesn’t walk up right, just kind’a low to the ground.

More about her and her part in the apartment hoarding rescue we have been smothered with for some time.

Hope you enjoy the photos. I’ll get back to you as soon as we get our monitor!!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Monday Meowsie News

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Oh my cat! Do I have some news for today and your my readers will be the very first to learn all about the last 3 days of happenings right here on my blog post!

Well it finally happened. I have progressed in my search for REAL SELF once again. I am now not just allowing, but INVITING Mom L to brush, yes I said brush, my tummy furs!

ahhhh…just the purrfect amount of pressure

Come on my pals, lemme hear a loud round of APAWS! for my progress—even thought I have been with Mom L and Dad P for six and one half years, I still have some growin’ room left!

Next up is a peek at some of the lovely kitties who were trapped by humane traps so they could come to the SNIP (Spay, Neuter Impact Program) clinic yesterday. Naturally Mom L and Dad P were working their stations and shifts to help about eighty community cats/kittens get their “Get Outta Jail Free” cards by gettin’ those gonads snipped off and those baby makin’ parts removed. None of these kitties will ever be helpin’ the community cat population grow in my county.

Truth be known, there were several wee kittens like the orange and white little guy in the photos above that were trapped at a site where there were about three to four litters found. All but one wee kitten was friendly and all will be moved through adoption paths, not returned to the site.

And finally the answer to why TKS and I created the Friday Memes I posted last Friday. You are all correct—Mom L and Dad P have carted home yet another scrawny, loud screechy meowed young’in! Can’t they just stop?

I mean when did I ever agree to share my castle even with TKS and don’t you think I have graciously allowed her to remain? But seriously—this haulin’ in every little or grown up kitty is gettin’ way outta paw.

And yet, I do Know that this six month or so old kitten has already had one litter and likely all died; but that is for another blog post. Did you notice her extra long whisker? Her side whisker may be even longer than mine and she is still so young. Then there are her soft green eyes. And yes this little girl is related to the reason my blog posts have been short. You see it takes me a while to create a series of very important posts and then I have to submit them to Mom L’s brain for editing and her brain as we all know is far more limited than mine. So we are both working in over time to get this series put together. And yes, the title will likely stick—Hoarding or Overwhelmed?

Have a great week.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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