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When belly rubs are safe

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

Sometimes we kittehs just don’t like to have out bellies touched and other times, we just totally luvluvluv it! Katie used to let Mom L and Dad P give her lots and lots of belly rubs when she was first with us. You remember we rescued her from a terrible hoarding situation when she was only about five months old. By the time she was about nine months old she was really getting the hang of making her tummy available for belly rubs.

Sadly, Katie stopped letting Mom L give her those belly rubs a couple of years ago. No reason, she just stopped once she left the confines of Mom L’s office where she lived for a couple of months to get further socialized after we adopted her. Sweet girl, no one wanted her ‘cuz she was so shy. She was adopted twice and returned both times. That’s when Mom L and Dad P said “she isn’t going anywhere else again. She is ours.”

So you can imagine how excited Mom L was yesterday when Katie let her give her lots of belly rubs for like five minutes!!

Katie let her rub her up and down her whole underside and she even posed for some photos and never rolled over and ran away like she has been doing.

Can you tell that Katie hasn’t grown much bigger than she was in 2018? She is still a little kitty compared to me at ten pounds and TKS at twelve pounds. KK is a petite seven pounds.

Hope you enjoyed seeing Katie let Mom L give her belly rubs.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Part Two: Gigi’s Journey—Socialization and playing

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If you missed my Part One of Gigi’s Journey, be sure to visit my last post about her to truly understand just how far this kitty girl has come. And always remember, she is doing this at about AGE EIGHT YEARS OLD!!!

As you know from Part One, cutie pie Gigi wanted human pets from the very beginning. However, Mom L and Dad P did acquire a whole bunch of “paw whack” punctures over her three months in my castle as she became more and more accepting of being inside. The camera loves taking her photos!! We used some “kitty yogurt” treats early on to entice her to come close to the human’s hands.

Unfortunately, we learned that these treats, like four tubes a day, gave her the worst gas and diarrhea!! MOL!! So those treats were sent away. But by then, Gigi was already learning that her biggest treat of all was to have tons of PLAY TIME!!

She first played while caged, then she showed how much she LOVES my peacock feathers. And then, she learned to RUN after the wand toys!!  Thanks to my BFGF Cathy Keisha, I learned that absolutely no kitty, feral, semi-feral or what—will refuse that peacock feather!!!

Gigi so loved her cardboard lounge. She used it for scratching and for allowing human pets. She slept in it. It was her safety zone. Trust me, I made sure Mom L sent that with her when she moved to her forever home!

Next we needed to learn if Gigi was open to being with other cats. As you know, she was very comfy with Katie, another girl.

Sharing girl secrets!

but how would she do with a male adult cat??? We brought in an adult male kitty that is searching for his furrever home as a check point to learn if Gigi was gonna be OK with an adult male and to learn if the male kitty was OK with an adult female. All part of socializing abandoned adult kitties.

Big Boy let her sniff and then turned his back!! MOL

This Big Boy chatted a bit with Gigi then he just turned his back and took a nap!! And Gigi went back to her favorite place in the cat tower in front of the window.

By now, Gigi is ready to make her transition to her furrever home with Spitty’s human, Miss Mary. Mom L took some last minute photos to capture Gigi’s wonderful long white whiskers.

And you know all the rest because Gigi started her very own blog!!

So what have you guys all been up to lately??

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

A Happy Tails Ending to Celebrate

HIYA!! SAVANNAH HERE!!!

Hello my furriends! I have the bestest ever Happy Tails Ending we have had in a couple of months!

Meet Mackenzie aka Mack!

Dad P received a call from a neighbor in our townhome complex about an adult cat that had taken up residence on her front porch. She said the kitty really wanted to come inside! Dad P knew that meant this kitty was likely someone’s lost pet OR had been abandoned. He and Mom L posted all over local social media and no one stepped forward to claim this cute kitty.

I asked them to pick up the kitty and take her to our one foster family who know how to work with adult rescue cats. Miss Joanna gladly welcome the kitty and learned how friendly she was. This kitty even took to their big doggie Nala! And as any assertive cat would do, she took over Nala’s bed!! MOL!!

The third night Miss Joanna picked up the kitty and she felt a lot of wetness on her tummy. OH NO!! Yes, this kitty, now known as Mackenzie aka Mack aka Mac’N’Cheese ( Miss Joanna had teenagers!) had three pawful puncture wounds!!

Mack was such a great patient and our pal Dr Josie ( retired Feline Vet) made sure Mack was stitched up just fine! Dad P and Mom L helped Dr Josie by holding the oxygen mask on Mack and keeping her hind legs separated so’s Dr Josie could do her excellent stitching!

Mack recovered from her surgery at my castle. It was here that she revealed so much of her REAL SELF. I had Mom L introduce her to the “nip”—maybe not the best idea I ever had—but darn—Mack loved it!! MOL!!

Finally it was time for Mack to get ready for her first audition and promotion for adoption. So Mom L and I had Mack pose for some great photos.

Mack was promoted by our pal at Community Concern For Cats and by the time she arrived at an adoption event, she had peeps waiting in line!!! And her forever human showed up first and right in front! Miss Mikayla! And she brought her own Mom to come along to enjoy the first meeting of a forever human—animal bonding!!

Here are some photos for Mack’s first day and days with her forever human.

And the best is yet to come! Here is Mack helping her new Mom get her yoga going!

Now Mack does her own yoga moves!!

Don’t ya just luvluvluv a Happy Tails Ending??

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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