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Pumpkin the Abandoned Adult Cat—A Happy Tails Ending


Do you remember my Paw It Forward Project to help get Pumpkin, an abandoned adult cat, away from living on a street corner?

Mom L did an “owner surrender” of Pumpkin to our wonderful Contra Costa Animal Services shelter. There were no fees and if he did not adjust to living in the shelter Mom L could pull him back and return him to the home on his street corner. Apparently from what Mom L learned from his feeder Miss Kandi, he has been living on the street corner for over fifteen months after being abandoned by tenants in the apartments on that corner. Miss Kandi was more the willing to continue to feed and care for Pumpkin if he found the animal shelter too much to bear.

Here is where he lived for all those months, in summer heat and last winter’s heavy rains.

This is the other side of “Pumpkin’s Corner”.

He lived under the plants and on the redwood bark chips

All those bark chips made it so hard for Pumpkin to keep his lovely white socks clean. He ate behind an electrical box and watched longingly as the world passed him by on his corner.

Well times changed for Pumpkin as soon as he arrived at the shelter.

Hmmm…this might not be too bad

They shaved off lots of his fur mattes and he found he could groom himself better without living in that redwood bark chip. And he also realized he liked being held.

Yup!! I am gonna really like this a ton!!!

Pumpkin was immediately placed in the shelter free roaming Kitty Korner where he had not problem with the other cats. That led the San Francisco SPCA to pull him within less than a week!! The SF SPCA has large free roaming cat rooms and they knew Pumpkin was going to fit right in.

Mom L doesn’t know “where” Pumpkin’s forever home is. BUT—Mom L never even saw him go up on their website! Rumor has it that it is likely that someone who works at the SF SPCA saw Pumpkin and adopted him for their very own!!

I like to think that Pumpkin is living in some snazzy San Francisco penthouse and dining on caviar served to him in Waterford crystal!!

Now don’t ya think this deserves to be titled a “Happy Tails Ending”??? Let me know what you think in comments!!



PeeEss—I promise to tell you all about Andi’s Happy Tails Ending next Monday

Foster Kittens Update: Going, going, GONE!!!


I am totally sure you all remember those three pesky cute foster kittens we had, right?

Well I have spent a ton of time asking Ceiling Cat to please help those kittens break outta my former shelter Kitty Corner. Now you know I think Kitty Corner is the best place for any cat to be if it’s lookin’ for a forever family. Heck, I may have waited a whole year, but look what a great family I found! Nonetheless, a shelter is a shelter and not a true home, right?

I cannot keep you in suspense. Chloe and Rocky went to a home together. As soon as the man and woman entered their room at Kitty Corner, Rocky and Chloe moved in on them! They loved their ankles, asked to be pet and in general—made the humans into a bowl of mush! They so wrapped them around their little paws those humans never had a chance!!

Interestingly, Jessie stayed in his cubbie and outta sight. What’s up with that?? Right? More on this later.

So off go Chloe and Rocky together to their delightful forever home.



And now for the Happy Tail Ending for precious Jessie. On the very same day, after Jessie rejected first the man and woman who adopted Chloe and Rocky, and then he rejected the next couple, an man and woman with their twenty + year old son—Jessie would not respond at all when the two men tried so very hard to make friends with Jessie. He did love on the woman’s ankles and allow her to give him some pets. But clearly, he wasn’t taken to the two men. So this family moved on to adopt another cat. Mom L and Dad P worried that Jessie was left alone.

BUT—a very nice young woman came in just an hour or so later, and Jessie was ALL OVER HER!!! Jessie finally picked out his forever human!!

Same day, within three hours—all three of our foster kittens were off to their forever homes! How much better does that get??


Our three now “former” fosters all together.

Thank you all for caring about our three kitties.




Nine Reasons Cats Need Carpet on Stairs


Now I know lots of my pals do not have homes that have two or more levels so’s you don’t have the option of getting carpeted stairs installed. BUT—if you could—would these reasons help you convince your humans to add stairs somewhere for you?

One: Chin Rest

Chin rest while napping

Two: Sun shade

Shade from sun puddles that are too hot

Three: Nap cushion.

Cat napping on cushy carpet

Four: Recon tower

Reconnaissance post to know when breakfast is being served

Five:  TV review

Television overview to insure “age appropriate” viewing

Six: Massage table

Ahhhh—that’s just the spot between my shoulders

Seven: Sun puddle lounge

May I borrow your sun shades?

Eight:  Surveillance post

I can see all TKS’ actions from here

Nine: Cat tower!

A place to play with a fur buddy

The not so fur friendly stairs are always those like I had in our last rental home. Hard, unfurriendly, narrow, and no light.

Non friendly feline stairs

How do you like your stairs if you have them?


PeeEss—our foster boys are still with us.

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