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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

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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.

Snipping a Budding Cat Colony: Part One


I told you on my last blog post that I had a Monday Meowsie News story coming about Katie the Cat who is looking for her permanent home.

Hi! I am Katie the Cat

Truth be known, Katie was actually the beginning of what could have become a fast-growing community cat colony. But, thanks to Dad P’s quick thinking and Community Concern 4 Cats fast acting, that colony is no longer gonna happen.

I do like my inside and outside opportunities. A gal needs her fresh air

Thankfully, Katie’s original family had the good sense to have her spayed before they moved away and left her to fend for herself. Lucky for Katie she found some really kind and caring humans who offered her food and a safe, dry and warm place to live in their garden. She prefers to be able to come and go as she pleases, but I suspect if she were an only kitty, she would simply adore being with her forever human most.  Just my feline opinion, ya know?

Now about the cat colony that almost was! You see because Katie was being fed outside, another couple of young kitties showed up to dine with her. They were a young brother and sister from a litter the humans knew had been born in someone else’s yard. Neither had been spayed or neutered so you can guess what happened, right? (do be sure to hover over the photos to view the captions to learn who is who)

Yep! Piper and her brother mated. This incest mating caused Piper to deliver six kittens in her caretakers’ bedroom closet! Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, three of those kittens were so malformed, without limbs or overly large and whatnot, that they were stillborn. Three kittens survived.

Piper is a great Mom Cat and the human caretakers made sure she and the kittens got lots of food and water and dry safe places to sleep outside. Piper even enjoys being inside and lounging on her male human’s lap!

Long story short—enter Dad P going around our town home complex to let our new neighbors know he was running for our Home Owners Association, Board of Directors.

He met the kitties’ caretakers and noticed all the cats and asked “are these your cats?”. The answer was—“well, not really. We just started feeding them.”

And there was the budding cat colony! So Dad P let Mom L know where the cats were and they both went to talk with the caretakers to learn what we could do to help.

Bottom line is—in less than ten days, Mom L had Mom Cat Piper and her four kittens, all four months old, set up with appointments at CC4C’s new Cat Clinic for spay/neuter, Vet checks, vaccinations, FeLV testing (negative all)!! (more about this wondrous new clinic in another post…don’t miss it!).

Sweet Jessie also had a hernia and CC4C took care of that as well.

Now about darling Katie. Mom L and her caretaker Miss Tonya took Katie to the clinic for a checkup and vaccinations and testing for FeLV when they went to collect all the spay/neuters.  Katie is now all set to go up for adoption too!

Can you see my opposite orange and black furs?

All cats are now recovered and ready for adoption!!

Please, please SHARE SHARE SHARE this blog post to help all of these now “NOT a budding cat colony” cats find their permanent loving homes?

Last but never least! Check back for Part Two of “Snipping a Budding Cat Colony” on my Monday, October 9 blog post. Learn what was the REAL driver to helping this “almost a cat colony” start.


Getting Together More—My Progress Continues


Now I don’t wanna get my readers too excited, but our recent move has had a promising affect on TKS and me. You see, we both kind’a like being in the same room together. If I am in one room, TKS usually ends up there and preferably as close to me as I let her get. And, if she is in a room, I sometimes search her out and join her—again not too close mind you.

My progress just keeps on showing up. Mom L and Dad P are sure I am more confident in this home and I know I am!!

Our first morning in our home found TKS on the top and me on the bottom level of the cat tree in our bedroom. We were both pretty fascinated with that flowing water outside. We had never seen such a thing. We stayed here for a couple of hours. We knew we were safe together.

Watching the water flow past our bedroom balcony—amazing!

After we exited our safe room the following day, we found a way we could both help snooze while Dad P was setting up the TV stuff.

We luvluvluv the new coffee table with the cat bed on the bottom

Sometimes I get to sleep on the lower coffee table cat bed if TKS gets to the couch before me. Guess Mom L won’t be putting any of her little decorative stuff on that shelf, na’ mean??

One of our soon to be fave spaces to share is the medium size cat tree in front of the living room window. I prefer the doughnut hole and TKS favors the top. Works out great for both of us. If I get there first, I don’t ever even hiss at her when she rocks the tower with her leap to the top!

Purrfect tower to share with a sisfur

And I have even begun to allow TKS to get ever closer and closer to me when we both share the couch. This is the closest we have been forever. I kind’a like havin’ The Kid around I guess.

Almost butt to butt—we may never touch butts, but we are comfy

Our latest space to share is in Mom L’s office. I found a totally safe and comfy spot when Mom L put some of her soon to be wall hangings on the black chair. She is still trying to decide where to hand them, so I took advantage of the cat bed she created. What cat wouldn’t? Right!!

Ahhh…this is divine!

Now Mom L’s office chair is about three feet (.9 meters) away from my spot. Her office chair is black. When she entered to take this photo of me, she started to turn her chair around to sit in it and guess who she found? TKS!!! So when I am in my black chair, TKS always grabs Mom L’s office chair to hang out with me and seriously—I don’t mind at all.

I luvluvluv being close to Savvy

I know that is a lousy photo of TKS, but the office window is behind her and Mom L didn’t want to make me run away. I’ll make sure we get a better photo of us together in this special spot.

Now this last place we like to share is also what I call “Savannah’s great big cat tree”. I mean our carpeted stairs. I have always luvluvluv’s having a carpeted stair case to be able to run up and down and to have Mom L play with me going from stair to stair and across the step chasing my peacock feather. I guess TKS thought she would try to be Mom L!  MOL!!!

Come’on Savvy. I’m moving your favorite feather! Play with me!

There you have it. Another progress report. I am still growing in confidence and willingness to accept TKS more and more. I may be twelve to thirteen years old, but I still have a lot more I know I can do.


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