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A new Tiffany black diamond!


It doesn’t rain cats and dogs here. It just seems to be raining cats!! Mom L got a frantic call from a nearby donor who also feeds some abandoned cats at the apartment complex where she lives. The juvenile black cat she mentioned to Mom L about two weeks ago is clearly a girl! And very pregnant!! This kitty is probably only 6-8 months old. Abandoned and not spayed. *shakes head sadly*. How can humans be so cruel?

Mom L got on the phone with a Vet Hospital we have used for Delta View Cats spays and neuters and they had space to spay her that day! How fortunate!! But they needed a name for the kitty; so Mom L said “Puffy” because she is so very pregnant and puffing out on both sides!!

The lady who has been watching out for her was able to pick her up and bring her to us in her car without even a carrier. Dad P got the kitty into the carrier and the lady, Miss Kristine, whisked her away to her spay appointment. Everyone at the hospital loved on “Puffy”. She just wanted lots and lots of pets and she purred and purred. Even thought my castle is full with our foster mom cat and her four kittens, Dad P could not turn Puffy to the garage for surgery recovery. So she is in his office in a comfy cage for five days and four nights. She had an intensive surgery because she was getting close to having her kittens.

Once we got her settled in, Dad P said “she isn’t really a “Puffy” at all. I want to call her Tiffany. She is brighter and prettier than any black diamond ever sold at Tiffany’s jewelers!  So Tiffany is happy with us. Her incision came unglued on Saturday so Miss Kristine whisked her away again to the Vet Hospital where the doc stapled her incision rather than trusting the glue. We have a soft collar when needed, and Tiffany is the first kitty to use it.

I think Tiffany TOTALLY ROCKS this soft collar; don’t you??!!

Tiffany will go to her first adoption event May 21 and she is so gonna be a rock star!! Wish our black diamond Tiffany good luck so she can find her forever family.


Cats have deep feelings for each other


I will leave it up to my readers to tell me different, but I purrsonally know, that we cats care deeply for our fellow felines who are in distress. Maybe we don’t show this in a way humans can understand, but we show it in ways only we can understand.

You have heard me report lots about Mom L’s years of volunteer work at the Kitchen Clinic, run about 2-4 times a month by our partners Community Concern For Cats.

They do so much for so many cats/kittens of all ages.

Mom L and her BFF Doc Josie, and Miss Gemma were doing the clinic a couple weeks ago and they witnessed the exceptional care bond between kitties who did not all know each other.

BACK STORY: A senior community cat, was brought in by her caretaker because the cat wasn’t grooming, getting thinner and very lethargic. She was a Seal Point Siamese, long hair, blue eyes—stunning—even with her furrs not well groomed. They first treated a walnut sized abscess on the side of her face. Then Doc Josie saw that her mouth was ablaze with inflammation and infection. Doc Josie did a  quick biopsy to send off to learn what was going on. In the mean time, Doc Josie suspected that the evil stomatitis was at play so she administered a powerful steroid.

Sadly the labs came back showing extreme severe stomatitis all over her mouth and down her throat. She was also consuming a lot of water and frankly, she smelled like a senior cat in renal failure. The decision was made, with her caretaker’s input, to send this precious sweet girl on her way to collect her Angel Wings.

In the photo below, she has been deeply sedated, in preparation for her euthanasia injection. Mom L, Doc Josie and Miss Gemma were collecting their own emotions about losing this courageous abandoned kitty—when Mom L saw a site that was amazing!!

First the white with black girl cat, Me-Me, slowly hopped onto the kitchen table and very carefully curled her warm comforting body very tightly against the departing kitty’s tummy. Then, orange Rocket, a male who loves everything people and kittehs, very carefully hopped onto the other side of the heavily sedated girl. Rocket first settled against her back, then—that wasn’t close enough for empathetic Rocket. He then resettled himself lightly onto her side so he could offer even more warmth and comfort.

I named her “Trooper”. She had to survive outside for so long, after abandonment by humans, and then she found she was comforted and loved at the ending of her life by her dear feline family.

Cats Have Deep Feelings For Each Other!


Video is worth a thousand meows


Mom L was bizzy bizzy today; taking our three current castle introoders guests to their first ever adoption day. So I had to dictate a very short blog post just to get her to help me show up on Monday. So’s I created a very short little video/slideshow of two of our adult park colony cats showing us all what love and tenderness looks like.

Please meet Prince, the handsome fellow with the white chest and white paws and his new very best furriend, Florence. They have become best buddies over the past year. They demonstrate the gentle and kind compassionate bond many colony cats find with other colony members.

Sweet Florence was our park colony senior cat Garfield’s closest furriend and feline caretaker. Florence, from the Nightingale family, would go up the hill where Garfield lived every late afternoon to make sure he came down for his special wet food and to help him get there without a paw slip.

Humane management of abandoned community cat colonies is the BEST!!

Let me know in comments if you are able to help any abandoned community cat colonies in your area and what you do!! Photos please!


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