Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Friday Memes Are Back Again!

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

Just  a little “oopsie” last Friday on my meme post. What’s that you say? There wasn’t a Friday meme post last Friday? Why you are totally correct! That’s where the “oopsie” comes in you see? I had my memes all ready for the typist, aka Mom L, and she went and scrunched up some silly little back muscle. So, no Friday meme post for me. Not sure how her problem became “my” problem, but there you have it, it did and that’s that.

Here we are back again for Friday Memes!! Woo Hoo!!!

First up is me, of course. And I have some wisdom to share with all my pals.

Surely you must all agree with my suggesting we need to try different perspectives from which to observe human behavior if we are ever to make any sense of it at all, right?

Next up is one of the sweetest, most skilled head bumping cat we have pulled from the colony of community cats near where we live. Miss Gemma gives head bumps like no other cat. Why I think she could push Mom L right through a wall she shoves her head into her hand with such strength. Miss Gemma can be found at Pet Food Express in Walnut Creek, CA and as you can see from her meme, she is pretty tired of waiting for her forever family to find her.

I’ll be posting more about Gemma and hope you will share her to speed her along in her search.

My last meme is from my dear gal pal in the Uk— Erin the Cat Princess.

And there you have it. From a well educated Princess’ perspective, and done from a considerable height—our Earth is more like a coin than an orange, na’ mean???

Hope you enjoyed my Friday memes.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

 

Another SNIP Clinic—We keep on rollin’!

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Another SNIP (Spay, Neuter Impact Program) clinic has come and gone. Mom L and Dad P were on duty yet again in early April for their favorite way to spend a Sunday—working a SNIP clinic. This time they also volunteered to help with setting up the county animal services shelter space so’s it would be all ready for the cats and volunteers the next day. The set-up is done as soon as the shelter closed on Saturday at 5PM. And with all there is to do, the hand full of volunteers who helped were done by 6:30PM!! AMAZING!!

First they have to lay down paper everywhere they will be walking except in the surgery area. That paper has to be taped down and it takes like a bazillion yards of paper let me tell you!

And then they have to clean out all the area they need back in surgery. The shelter uses some of the space SNIP needs for storage like this space below.

Store room by week day and vaccination room SNIP Sundays

You should have seen this space before SNIP volunteers moved stuff out. It was packed!

On SNIP Sunday that room becomes critical to the cats’ final medication administration. Here they receive flea/tick treatment, all their vaccinations and any other final meds required.

The other space that really needs lots of set up is the other part of the surgery where the cats are shaved and readied for surgery.

You can see there is a lot of stuff behind Dad P walking along there in the first photo. By surgery morning, this area is ready to rock and roll gettin’ the kitties’ all prepped for their surgeries.

They also get a good thorough checking for any other medical needs like abscesses, mani/pedi needs, ears cleaned and whatnot.

Finally on SNIP Sunday the cats start comin’ in to be registered. As my regular readers know, all the cats must be brought inside a cat trap. No carriers. This clinic is specifically for community cats that have been trapped either by individual community members or by local community cat rescues.

Here are some of the sixty eight cats that were SNIP’d in April. (hover that mousie over photos for captions purlease)

So many cats, young and old, are our cherished patients today.

Other kitties were just as worried as the little marmie boy, but really this is gonna be a best day for all of them.

All but the most friendly will be released to live their lives outside with their feeders making sure they get at least one really good meal a day.

If you have a community cat rescue near you please be sure to donate any spare green papers or supplies. Almost all rescues have Amazon Wish Lists and that’s an easy way to help them out.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

PeeEss—Let me apologize for being missing on my Friday Memes post last Friday. My typist and photo editor was kind’a out for the last few days. Mom L had a real meowie ouchie in her back and wasn’t movin’ around so great. But she is able to paw my key board for me today! YAY!

Gotta Luv UPS!

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“Savvy!!! Come quick!!! You won’t believe what Ms. UPS left at our front door!! Hurry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

For Me??!!! All for ME???!!!

“Listen TKS, I don’t have a lot of time to come runnin’ every time you yeowl my name. You know Mom L orders lots of stuff and it always shows up in some kinda’ box. So why in Ceiling Cat’s sake do you think this one is for us…got that TKS…I said “us”. Don’t get your tail all tied up in a knot thinkin’ this box belongs to you. And just why do you think it is for “us”?

“Savvy, can’t you tell by the smells coming from the box that this is cat stuff, not peep stuff?”

Savvy pads over to the box for a sniff, with TKS right on her tail and almost bumping into Savvy’s butt.

TKS may be right, this smells too good to be peep stuff

“Hisssss! How many times do I have to tell you, stop bumping into my butt! Sheeeesh! *sniff, sniff* Hmmm…this may have some stuff in it that I could take a liking to. Wonder if Mom L will open it up for us to get a better sniff?”

I sure hope Mom L opens this bad boy box up soon

Savvy trots off to find Mom L who is more than happy to open one flap for the girls to get a better sniff.

TKS is first to get a whiff. “Holy mouses!!!! Savvy this stuff smells like something to just die for!!

I could eat the whole box!!

“Savvy, where did you go? Don’t you wanna get a better whiff of the goodies in this box?” TKS looks around to see where Savvy has gone off to.

Wonder where Savvy disappeared to?

“Uh, hmmm…I bet I can get in and out of this box before Savvy gets back. Should I try?”

Do I dare get into the box before Savvy gets back?

Mom L enters the living room just in time to keep TKS from going too far. “Here, let me get the swag bag out for you two to check out what’s in it this year. Come on Savannah, what do you think?”

Not bad, not bad at all.

“Maybe I need to check out a couple of things in here Mom L, ya know, just to make sure they are “TKS Safe”.

All this needs my seal of approval before TKS messes with it

“No problem Savannah. Let me unpack some things you might like. You haven’t had one of the rainbox Yeowzah nip toys, so why not give this one a try?”

Wow! this nip is a great vintage year!

“Now this is what I call a heavenly rainbow indeed! Yes siree I surely do. Let me see how this sweet nip tastes.”

Chomp! Crunch!

“Oh my! What a great year for the nip this is. Why it must be from Zealandia times! They didn’t get all that nip harvested after all!! Mouses, my pal Nissy would have luvluvluv’d this nip rainbow for sure.”

Slurp, smack

” I need to spend some more time with my our rainbow nip toy. I bet’cha we are gonna be best buddies.”

I like you so much I could just give you a smoochie

“The shape is so innovative. Why I can use this as a pillow!”

I could fall asleep right now

“I’m sorry my sweet nip rainbow, but I am gonna have to let TKS have a go with you. Don’t worry, I won’t let her have her way with you for too long.” Savvy staggers off to find TKS to let her know she can have a moment with nip rainbow.

Finally!! Savvy left and it’s my turn.

“Great, Savvy is leaving. Wonder why she is sort’a swaying from side to side? And her art-right-us doesn’t seem to be bothering her right now? What’s up with that? Oh well, my turn with the nip rainbow.”

Come to me you sweet thing and let’s have some alone time

“Mouses!! I can’t believe it but Savvy didn’t even get the nip rainbow wet! Not even damp!!”

SWEET!! A new, dry, only slightly used nip rainbow all for me!!

As you can see, it doesn’t take much to get TKS going. Hope you enjoyed watching me and TKS enjoy our BlogPaws swag bag. Mom L was signed up to go but then couldn’t at the last minute. So we asked Miss Sue from The Island Cats if she would kindly pick up our swag and ship it to us and she did! Thank you Miss Sue!!!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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