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Getting old ain’t easy

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

First lemme tell you, my friends, Mom L and I thought this post was gonna be a whole lot different than it is today. I know, I know—I missed my Friday Memes post. But I have a good reason. You see, I was at my regular Vet DVM place, but with a different Doc. This Doc was very good, except—the Doc forgot the “why” I was there and focused on my dismal sad, lethargic state and my whole senior cat history.

Well I can tell you! I cried, Mom L and Dad P cried! The Doc started to talk about…ahem, koff, koff…ya know…that “end of life” chat. That took the whole focus OFF the real health challenge I was brought in for. Mom L noticed that I had been going in and out and in and out of the litter boxes multiple times within one hour over a few days etc.

But the Doc focused on my senior ailments, and decided it was time to have the “talk” with Mom L and Dad P. Thank Ceiling Cat that Mom L and Dad P know me so well. They said “thank you” but we will get back to you. They left, having forgotten the “why” they brought me in the first place.

That night I literally went between two litter boxes THIRTY times!! Mom L knows, ‘cuz she was counting them and watchin’ over me. Thank Ceiling Cat again, Dad P and Mom L took me to a great emergency Vet hospital on Saturday at about 8 AM PDST.

My pals, I so wanted outta there!! We waited for over an hour in that little room. I know, yes…we could hear that there were several even more critical care needs for other woofies before they could get to me. I did try my best to find an escape route!!

Mom L and I were there for like five hours. But I went home with a urine draw done and a pawerful antibiotic for treating my suspected urinary tract infection. Fast forward to today, Sunday, May 29. I am peeing like a champ!!

And enjoying a bit of time with my nip rainbow! This kitteh may be seventeen years old, but she still has some moves left, by golly!!

Now to add to the state of health affairs for Sage and sweet Katie. Sage was at the Vet about ten days before me. She was not eating for like three days, vomiting bile, etc. Mom L suspects the evil IBD. But our Vet gave her some fluids AND cerenia, to calm her gut track that day. And TKS is back to her darling, always willing to eat anything self!!

And lastly, precious Katie has been back again for that horrible fungus that won’t let go of her claw sheaths. More than on Vet has suggested she might need her claw (s) removed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO SIREEE!!!!!!! That will not happen in her lifetime. Mom L and Dad P will catch her once a week to treat her affected claws, for the remainder of her life!!! KATIE WILL NOT HAVE HER CLAWS REMOVED!!!

So, that’s what’s happening over the last ten days or so in my castle. Let me know how you are all doing. We all know that gettin’ older is tough, but we can still be active kitties, loved by our humans!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

What a way to start February!

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

This was one crazy pants week last week!! At least in the world of rescue and humane management of abandoned community cats. Pardon me if I bore you with a long post, but oh well! It’s my bloggy, right?? MOL!!

We started the week with what we thought was a “new” cat that was dumped at our park colony. The cat is friendly for sure. But, when Mom L got a microchip check, that kitty was chipped to HER!!! Back in 2018!!! From the park!!! Mom L finally (*smacking hand to forehead) figured out that this cat was one she thought was friendly and could be adopted so she took it to our “back then” partners at our county animal shelter. The cat was pronounced “feral” and Mom L had to return it to the colony. She disappeared until NOW!!!

Talk about us cats having nine lives! This cat is about 5 years old. No telling where she has been. We fostered her for a short time and now she has been with the best kitty foster ever, Miss Yasmin! Because of Miss Yasmin’s way with scared, abandoned cats,  Senorita is on her way to adoptions this coming weekend!! Her foster adores her! You can see her eating when she returned to the park and now look at her looking at her foster with such adoration in her eyes!! Her name is “Señorita”. Please send her purrs of encouragement for her first time at the adoption even this coming Saturday!!

And not a day past by before my kitty sitter Miss Kandi called for help with one of her colony cats, Sweet Pea, that was walking like a tripod! This darling boy has been in Miss Kandi’s care for twelve years!! He gets fed mid-day and Miss Kandi sits with him in her van for about an hour so he can eat and then spend time in her lap getting and giving nose kisses! So Sweet Pea came to my castle over night and then Mom L took him for medical treatment from our county shelter. They were kind to him but nonetheless, Sweet Pea turned “feral” acting and any exam took sedation. Long story short, he is a senior mancat and likely has arthritis.

But check him out as he transitions behavior from being in a trap to being in Miss Kandi’s arms within thirty seconds of leaving that trap at my castle garage!

Out of the trap and out of the shelter!

Sweet Pea wanted to be back outside and that is where he will live out his life. My nonprofit, Delta View Cats, will make sure that Sweet Pea has a heated shelter where he normally sleeps. The resident at that home offered to run an electric cord for power out his window! And Sweet Pea will live out his nine lives loved and cherished by Miss Kandi and Delta View Cats.

I know you think that was enough for one week—but not in the world of community cat TNR and rescue. Remember, this is all happening in just one week!

A couple of our volunteers have been trying to trap a mom cat at their apartment complex for months and months! She has had four litters in three years! They have fostered the kittens from two of those litters. Finally, they trapped her!!! WOO HOO!!! And they also trapped another young female, less than a year old. Mom L and Dad P offered to recover the two girls as they need to be kept for a minimum of four to six nights. The black mom cat was in heat and the gray juvenile girl was pregnant with six kittens!

You can see mom cat outside the apartment complex, and then both of them as they are being transported to their “freedom” called SPAY surgeries, and then recovering in my castle garage.

The mom cat will likely be released in another 5 days, but the gray girl, named in the Nahuatl language as Tozi (Aztec goddess of healing and sweet water) will be going to Miss Yasmin for foster and then on to adoptions. If you are not in a hurry, please view Tozi’s first video the afternoon of her spay surgery. Would you adopt this kitty? Please do tell me in comments ‘cuz we think she is gonna be crazy adoptable!!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Katie is in the house!!!

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

It’ s true, it’s true, it’s really, really true!!!! Katie is back with all of us in my castle. She is free after one month isolation to medicate her poor infected claw sheaths and to give her oral antibiotics. Her claw sheaths are looking very healthy so far with the new non-clumping silica litter. Paws crossed this is the answer!!

Here is Katie’s release day. Hope you enjoy seeing her walk free as much as we all did. She started by leaving Dad P’s loving hands, then cautiously crept out of her holding cell isolation suite; headed into the hall and freedom.

She stopped once to look back at Mom L and Dad P and then she was joined quickly by her playmate, Eowyn. Eowyn had to sniff her tail to make sure she was really seeing her pal Katie at last! Katie hesitated a moment on the first step and glanced back once more.

Then she and Eowyn exchanged their first nose touch and all was well between the two playmates!

Katie later joined us all downstairs to help snoopervise a DIY project Dad P had going on. She made sure his new wood dirty close hamper was put together to perfection!

Please keep Katie in your thoughts in hopes that her claw sheaths remain healthy!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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