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So about my current castle guests—

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

So I had a bunch of my readers askin’ about my newest “castle guests” “introoders”. So yeah, it’s been a rough couple of years for me to maintain order and submission tolerance in my castle. Our county animal services stopped without tell’in any community cat that they aren’t gonna help the friendly adults and the healthy kittens get adopted. Period! Sigh—they told our Delta View Cats that from now on managing our county’s overpopulation of abandoned community cats is up to us little guys, the nonprofits and our cities, to take care of this county wide debacle!! AIIIEEEE!!!

So here we are, in my castle, not expect’in to be doing much in the “foster cat” arena and we are smack dab in the middle of it!! So my castle has become a kind’a revolving cat flap of fosters.

The newest threesome: Eowyn, the calico and about six months old; Arwen, the “torbie” and a cerebral hypoplasia kitten (CH); and her brother Frodo. All named after characters in The Lord of The Rings Trilogy. Mom L’s fave books for decades!!

All three kitties were abandoned at the city waterfront park where Delta View Cats manages a 12-15 member cat colony. Two weeks ago, about dusk time, one of our colony feeders called Mom L to let her know there was an older kitty (Eowyn) and three littles that had clearly just been dumped at this waterfront park. Mom L dashed over and she picked up the one very ill kitten that the feeder could easily capture—he named him “Dancer”. A little Siamese, barely six to eight weeks old, who could do nothing but spin in circles. The feeder fostered the baby over night and Mom L took him to our only treatment option, our county animal services. Their medical staff determined that sweet Dancer was so neurologically damaged that he could not be treated nor adopted. Dance was humanely euthanized. He had very severe cerebral hypoplasia (CH)

Dad P and four other Delta View Cats volunteers went to the park the next night, and after two hours, they were able to capture all three of the remaining young kitties. Of course, Dad P and Mom L brought them to MY CASTLE our home for comfort and help in socializing them for adoption.

Eowyn, the six month old calico, we thought might be their mom cat, showed us immediately that she was the most friendly six month old kitten ever!! You can see that our feeder was able to pet her immediately. And that is her lounging in a cage as soon as we brought her home to foster.

Eowyn is such a snuggle bug, crazy pants high energy playful young lady. She went through her first “heat” with us the day she arrived. YIKES!! The noise!! But Mom L and Dad P comforted her for six days and then she was through that. And now she is spayed!!

And yes, she is reclining on Mom L’s shelf ABOVE her monitor!! She is a climber!1

And Frodo and Arwen are indeed bonded siblings. Frodo only has a teeny bit of CH while Arwen’s is visibly noticeable. Nonetheless, Arwen give as good as she gets during play sessions !!

And cutie pie Frodo is a wonderful big brother to his CH sister Arwen. Frodo snuggles with her and he always protects her—except when he has his favorite mousie wand toy to protect!!

And the three are so joyful when they are together. Eowyn cleans them when she can hold them still!! And she teaches them how to hide our in “TAG! You’re it!”

The littles are so bonded and snuggle when they sleep. They all bring joy to our hearts!

So what have you guys been up to??? MOL!!!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

UPDATE: Happy Tail Endings

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

I thought you might enjoy a little update on a few of my castle guests who have passed through my castle or through my abandoned community cat TNR group—Delta View Cats.

First up are the darling bonded sister’s, trapped as part of a TNR project. BUT—a couple of our volunteers decided to foster the two sisters and the two brothers. I wrote about them as part of my Kitten Season post. As of two weekends ago, the bonded sisters, Xochitl (“zow-cheel” meaning “flower” in Aztec, and Luna meaning “moon” in Spanish) have met their forever family!! YAY!!! Below you can see one of the girls peeking out from the vent in an apartment building where they were hiding out with their mom cat. Then you see them starting to grow up in their loving foster home, marinated well in love and patience.

Do you remember my castle guest, Carmelita?? You see her below shortly after she was adopted into a most loving home. Her humans sent me a couple of new photos of her that I thought you would all enjoy. She is clearly in her bestest ever forever home!!

Carmelita is now “Amelia”. After the famed human female pilot Amelia Earhart!!

And of course, not last, not least—I want to continue my reporting about the integration of two adult cats, one a “senior” and the other about 4-5 years old, into a Happy Tail Ending together home. Do you remember Gigi? My several months castle guest?

And  then her famous cat blogging human adopted ANOTHER adult from me? His name is Buddy!

WELL!! Take a look at them NOW!! After many chases, paw whaps and hisses—these two are finally finding a balance and some peace in their forever home with their awesome  and patient human, Miss Mary!!

And now, TODAY!!

I know Gigi and I am pawsitive that she is sayin” “Did you touch me??!!!”

Hope you have some smiles going from these Happy Tail Updates. My sincere apologies for missin’ my usual Friday Memes for Friday Smiles, but Mom L was not up to speed.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Lazy Days of Summer

HIYA!!  SAVANNAH HERE!!!

We are all trying to find cool spaces, spa treatments and quiet time in the midst of our Northern California, east bay area heat wave. Not to mention we cannot open our windows for the last several days because our air quality is so bad, especially for Mom L and her interstitial lung disease from black mold exposure. But we are tryin’ to make the most of it.

Sage has sought out the cool corner in our master bedroom, at the midlevel of her cat tower. Normally she goes up to the tippy top but these days that is too warm. Dad P keeps our master bedroom dark and Mom L keeps a fan going for us. We all congregate in this room. Even Mom L does when she takes a little cat nap with us.

As for me, I hang out in the shadows until late afternoon, then I often rest, getting my sauna treatment, from the very warm afternoon sun. That feels so very wonderful on my old arthritic bones.

Katie likes to nap on our master cal king bed. Mom L caught her just opening her eyes with the sun starting to pour into the room. Mom L closed the heat/light blocking drapes and Katie wandered back into her kitty dream land.

You can see we have our Summer bedspread on. It is light weight seersucker cotton. We love it!! Don’t tell everyone, but often Mom L captures photos of me and Katie sharing a cool, darker spot to nap together. NOTE: I did not place my tail around Katie’s butt, Mom L must’a done that just for this photo op! (Mom L here: No way! LOL!!)

Have a happy, cooler Monday!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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