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Monday Meowsie News: Nap routine shifts at my castle

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

I have posted something about the latest changes in my castle napping routine on Mom L’s Facebook page. But I know lots of you do not see that. I think it is another part of how I am managing my openness and progress with Katie and yes, even TKS, after we have been together for about six years.

As you know I have always preferred to nap alone in my special places. Why even my trusted pet sitter Miss Kandi realized she was interrupting my nap on my couch when she came to visit, but she knew I could not miss out on her pawsome head massage.

Well I think I may have digressed from my original intention of bragging updating you on my progress relative to hanging out with “the other girls” in my castle.

So first of all, KK found out about the back of the couch after we bought her a new blankie from Miss Peggy Marting.

That led to this.

 

And then that led to another “this”!!

Yep!! All three of us on the couch napping one lovely morning.

Then we tried out this configuration.

Yeah I know the bed is a mess, BUT, check out how close we all are!

Then this happened just a day ago. Dad P purposefully placed blankies strategically on our master bed just to see if we might all “line up”.  And we did!!

I just keep on showing more and more of my REAL SELF!  Even though I am now hard of hearing, I can smell and feel movement when KK and TKS come near me. And yet, I am more tolerant. Time, patience and love.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Is it ever too late to socialize a feral kitten?

HIYA!! SAVANNAH HERE!!

Now isn’t that just the question among all of us interested in humane management of our abandoned community cat overpopulation?? Most expert feline trappers, and those who also try to socialize kittens say that 16 weeks aka 4 months is the cut off for ability to socialize a truly born feral kitten. That means the kitten’s mom has not been an indoor/pet cat and that the kittens have never been touched by a human hand.

Mom L and Dad P and I are not experts by any means. We just wanna share a quick story about the little introoder who is now occupying Mom L’s office; and a very noisy little introoder he is!!

Meet Pipsqueak. You will notice right away that he has a problem in his right eye. He was neutered by our partner at Contra Costa County Animal Services and returned to Mom L and Dad P and me, TKS and KK to recover him from his neuter. Right away we all knew that this kitten was not a feral kitten at all. He purred when Mom L first scritched his cheeks!!

Pip, as he is known to family and close friends, is about 16 to 18 weeks old. He has never known the touch of a human hand. He is part of a small, but growing colony my Paw It Forward effort, Project Delta View Cats, has taken on to try to contain colony growth in our beloved city of Pittsburg, CA.

There are seven kittens between ages of twelve weeks to sixteen to eighteen weeks old and a one year old adult male, two adult males of unknown age and one mom cat about two to three years old. But this little colony in the making will make another story.

Let’s get to our latest foster castle guest, Sir Pipsqueak. Here is the quick story of his GREAT CAPTURE!

We were trapping at three residents homes, all close together. That night we trapped Pip, his sibling Rocky and his uncle from last year’s litter, George. More about them later in another post.

Pipsqueak was neutered on a Wednesday, and by Friday of his surgery recovery, Mom L knew we had to foster him until we can learn more about his eye condition. Remember, Pip is at least sixteen weeks old, never touched by a human hand.

Here he is within eight hours of being brought inside into Mom L’s office for treatment and loving on him.

And now for his progress today.

Pip even has a new Pink Buddy, Squish!

Pipsqueak has a long road to becoming a happy indoor kitty, but he is on his way. Now our problem is what to do to get him adopted during COVID 19! Our animal shelter is closed to kitten intake and our Project Delta View Cats is totally about Trap, Neuter, Return aka TNR. So we do not have fosters not any path forward for adoption for this darling little mancat, Pipsqueak. We only fostered to observe and treat his eye. We never expected him to be such a love bug with a large purr motor. TNR is a very bittersweet endeavor.

We also do not know if Pipsqueak my need his eye removed, so there is the cost of that surgery to face as well and recovery from that. Please do sent you very bestest POTP to our sweet castle guest Pipsqueak.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Katie has a Toofie Fairy!

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

This post is so much fun to write. Even more fun for Mom L who took all the photos.

Where to start. First, Mom L received a comment from Miss Ellen, 15 and Meowing, about how’s she hadn’t been aware that sweet Katie had to have ELEVEN TOOFIES extracted during her first dental, she is only two years old, back in February. Sadly, KK has stomatitis.

Miss Ellen asked Mom L if the “Toofie Fairy” had visited KK and Mom L, feeling much chagrined, said “no”. Miss Ellen said she would fix that. Hmmmm…now what did she mean?

Late last week we received a package from Miss Ellen who is now KK’s beloved Toofie Fairy! I am sorry I don’t have photos of ALL the pressies KK received as KK has already lost the cute little green and white poka dot knot toy. Needless to say, Miss Ellen knows the way to a kittie’s heart and all were infused with both her love and NIP! The four toys came wrapped in a darling nip and nap pad which KK sleeps on most afternoons, when she isn’t trying to bunny kick the snot outta it!

Here is KK’s first experience with her Toofie Fairy package. KK got right down to business. She smelled, pawed and then took a bite! (Yes, that is TKS’s butt photo bombing the photos!! )

She luvluvluv’d the little tomato toy. She picked it up and carried all around our bed that morning.

She stopped to give it some loving head rubs…

Next she got to chompin’ on that poor worn out little tomato.

Before she tried to bunny kick the snot outta it!!! MOL!!!

She then turned her attention to the smaller pumpkin that had a harder, bouncy center. Dad P was tossing it off the bed and KK was playing world class soccer with it across our bedroom floor and out to the hallway. And yes, she even tried bunny kicking that little thing to pieces.

We took bets on whether or not she would pay any attention to the one toy, a small little hand knitted square, with no nip inside. And KK surprised us all. She had never forgotten that little scrunchie was part of her Toofie Fairy package. She chomped, bunny kicked it and snuggled it!

 

Miss Ellen, you clearly know the heart and soul of all cats. Your toys never fail to create less than at least years worth of cat play. Bless you our furriend, Miss Ellen.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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