Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Another wounded castle guest

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

What is goin’ on?!! I have another introoder castle guest livin’ in Mom L’s office. And it looks like there’s  hospital tray set up on our linen cabinet outside her office. Sheesh!! And my pet nanny Miss Kandi comes by one and two times a day and disappears into Mom L’s office for like a kabillion hours?? What is up?! So I had a little chat with Mom L and she finally let me in on all the fuss. Ever since I got us started with our own rescue, Delta View Cats, things have been hoppin’ around here!

We have another injured foster cat, Buddy, from Miss Kandi’s six cat colony she feeds and cares for at the yacht club where she works. Miss Kandi called Mom L about ten days ago to ask her to check out a humongous lump on the back of Buddy’s head.

That lump was crazy hot and the size of a tennis ball!! And Buddy wasn’t feeling good at all. Buddy is about four years old. He has lived at the yacht club colony for about two years. He hangs out on the railing around the club porch and greets everyone coming and going.

Buddy is a laid back kinda’ man cat and he doesn’t bother the other colony cats. You can see that he takes life pretty easy

Once Mom L saw that lump she called her cat pal, my former feline Veterinarian now retired, Doc Josie. She had Mom L and Miss Kandi bring Buddy to her home so’s she could take a look at him. As soon as Doc Josie saw that lump she knew it had to be an abscess. She inserted a needle and drew yucky puss into the syringe proving Buddy had a severe abscess affecting one whole side and back of his neck. Buddy got some “nighty night” juice and pretty soon he was in LaLa Land. Doc Josie used electric clippers to clip away his furs so she could get a better look.

Long story short, Doc Josie made three incisions and one was the mother lode for sure. She drained a cup of yucky stuff outta Buddy’s neck. Thankfully he didn’t need stitches because that abscess was going to need to drain.

WARNING: PHOTOS ARE GRAPHIC!

You can see Doc Josie had to flush his wound over and over again. Finally she was sure Buddy didn’t have any more yucky gunk to flush out and she gave him a pain injection and antibiotic. Mom L helped Doc Josie do all of this and Miss Kandi waited in the next room—tender tummy.

Buddy has been recovering here in my castle under Dad P, Mom L and Miss Kandi’s care. He is living in Mom L’s office where Gigi once lived. Buddy had to start out in a cage ‘cuz he was pretty woozy from the pain meds and whatnot.

Like Gigi, Buddy soon earned his freedom from the cage in Mom L’s office. He has been very patient getting his injectable antibiotic and fluids for the first few days of his recovery as well as allowing warm compresses three to four times a day. He has been soaking up all the love from everyone. That’s his loving caretaker/feeder Miss Kandi.

Buddy has gone from living outside for the last two to three years—

To having the opportunity to test drive living inside here at my castle—

I’m thinking Buddy Bud is gonna like moving to a forever home—inside forever. What do you think??

Keep your eyes peeled blogville—you just may see Buddy again sooner than you think! *wink, wink*

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Friday Memes for Friday Smiles

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

Hope you are ready for some silliness! I got TKS and KK to do their own memes today and I did mine. You know these are gonna be crazypants, right!!??

First up is TKS and holy cat is she worried!!

Worst news ever for every chik-hen lovin’ cat!!

Next up is the ever clever KK aka Kitty Katie. She has totally mastered this move. And believe you me she gets Mom L and Dad P jumpin’ to her ever need and whim!

Do you have stoopy humans in your neighborhood settin’ off fireworks already?? We sure as heck do and I’m getting darn tired of it!

So do any of you have early fireworks? And how do you feel about that?? Asking for a friend…

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

 

Part Two: Gigi’s Journey—Socialization and playing

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If you missed my Part One of Gigi’s Journey, be sure to visit my last post about her to truly understand just how far this kitty girl has come. And always remember, she is doing this at about AGE EIGHT YEARS OLD!!!

As you know from Part One, cutie pie Gigi wanted human pets from the very beginning. However, Mom L and Dad P did acquire a whole bunch of “paw whack” punctures over her three months in my castle as she became more and more accepting of being inside. The camera loves taking her photos!! We used some “kitty yogurt” treats early on to entice her to come close to the human’s hands.

Unfortunately, we learned that these treats, like four tubes a day, gave her the worst gas and diarrhea!! MOL!! So those treats were sent away. But by then, Gigi was already learning that her biggest treat of all was to have tons of PLAY TIME!!

She first played while caged, then she showed how much she LOVES my peacock feathers. And then, she learned to RUN after the wand toys!!  Thanks to my BFGF Cathy Keisha, I learned that absolutely no kitty, feral, semi-feral or what—will refuse that peacock feather!!!

Gigi so loved her cardboard lounge. She used it for scratching and for allowing human pets. She slept in it. It was her safety zone. Trust me, I made sure Mom L sent that with her when she moved to her forever home!

Next we needed to learn if Gigi was open to being with other cats. As you know, she was very comfy with Katie, another girl.

Sharing girl secrets!

but how would she do with a male adult cat??? We brought in an adult male kitty that is searching for his furrever home as a check point to learn if Gigi was gonna be OK with an adult male and to learn if the male kitty was OK with an adult female. All part of socializing abandoned adult kitties.

Big Boy let her sniff and then turned his back!! MOL

This Big Boy chatted a bit with Gigi then he just turned his back and took a nap!! And Gigi went back to her favorite place in the cat tower in front of the window.

By now, Gigi is ready to make her transition to her furrever home with Spitty’s human, Miss Mary. Mom L took some last minute photos to capture Gigi’s wonderful long white whiskers.

And you know all the rest because Gigi started her very own blog!!

So what have you guys all been up to lately??

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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