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One castle guest TOO MANY!!

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

You know that I have already put my paws down about all these castle nuisances guests arriving at who knows what time of the night!! You remember I even did a Friday Meme about this, right??

And sadly for me, in my fifteenth year of life—NO ONE LISTENS TO ME!! AAIIIEEEEEEEE!!!!

Ok, glad I got that off my chest. You know kitties, it is never acceptable for our humans to bring into our castles some uninvited guest! Don’t you agree? That said, as I suggested in my latest Friday Memes post, Mom L and Dad P have yet another castle guest to my once peaceful domain. And even worse!! He’s a BOY cat not neutered!!! YIKES!!! He howls/yowls all day and all night. Thank Ceiling Cat I am hard of hearing. Mom L goes to bed with ear plugs!

This boy cat arrived mid week last week, and he so sucked up to my sweet Miss Kandi, my beloved pet sitter, that she just had to call Mom L and ask if Mom L wanted to take him in. BUMMER!! Mom L said—ahhhh…sure. She knew this guest was gonna upset my our peaceful castle.

He jumped into Miss Kandi’s cat and would not leave!

Thankfully, Mom L got him into the Kitchen Clinic last week so he got his vaccinations and flea treatment. But he still needs a “snip and tuck” if you know what I mean???!!! Doc Josie thinks he is about ten months to fourteen months old. Guess what he weighs???? For a youngster, this boy cat is already hitting ELEVEN POUNDS!! And he is NOT fat!! YIKES!! He has room to grow!!!

So’s the only place I would allow him to be housed is in my castle dungeon garage. I directed Mom L to leave the fan on in my laundry room, net to the garage, so’s I don’t have to hear him yowling his despair about being in a cage. Yes, that’s right. He is in a nice comfy 42 inch cage with toys and all he could ask for. I am not, after all, running some B&B for dumped abandoned community cats!!! (ummm…maybe that is a bit strong to say??)

You can see as he poses next to a 36 inch cage, that even as a young adult, Bart, yes Dad P named him, is a tall boy!!

Bart loves to play but even more he loves being pet and showered with attention. He will be neutered within the next week if we can find a vet hospital that will so that quickly. Thankfully, our city of Pittsburg has given us an allowance for spay/neuter even at regular veterinarian hospitals. But there is a long wait list to get him in for that surgery.

If any of my readers know anyone living in Northern California, San Francisco bay area, please do share this post. Bart is available for adoption through our partners at Community Concern For Cats. Contact Mom L: rodgerslcr at gmail dot com

Hard to believe anyone left Bart behind. He has not yet met any visitor from whom he doesn’t just love receiving pets.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

UPDATE: An afternoon at the Kitchen Kitten Clinic

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

I know most of my readers are very familiar with KITTEN SEASON! And you also know that Mom L, at my direction, has been volunteering with our partner nonprofit organization, Community Concern For Cats (CC4C) for over eight years at their almost weekly KITCHEN CLINIC.

This clinic takes place in the kitchen of the lady who manages CC4C. The attending veterinarian is my buddy Doc Josie. Mom L does the recording for medical records and Miss Gemma does all of the “holding” of the patients for Doc Josie.

This clinic is basically set up to prepare kittens for adoption. All kittens are from abandoned mom cats living outside as community cats. They receive the following when they come in for “The Works“!

  • FeLV test for feline leukemia
  • First FVRCP vaccination ( feline distemper)
  • First of a series of three, every two weeks, of Pyrantel for deworming
  • First of once a month treatment of Revolution for fleas
  • A general Vet check-up

Mind you, some kittens are resistant to these inflictions upon their bodies!! MOL!! Especially the part when they must be held still!

At this weekly clinic, Doc Josie also sees some only “medical cases” which can be adults or even kittens that are not thriving.

The handsome male brown tabby above had the biggest paws and so dark and handsome!

We see so many kittens, itty bitty ones, with eye infections. Sigh—the perils of being born wild in the out of doors. But with the wonderful fosters from CC4C and this Kitchen Clinic and Doc Josie, these littles are cured and thrive and find loving forever homes.

 

The above trio of kittens came to the clinic so thin, severe diarrhea and simply not putting on weight. Normally, kittens who are thriving gain one quarter pound per week.  Miss Gemma told their foster that she would take them under her wing for care. Miss Gemma can snatch almost any kitten from the paws of death—and that’s no kidding!!!

Doc Josie and Miss Gemma brought out some yummy Nulo turkey and chicken wet food, good for kittens and adults. And the kittens chowed down! Mom L saw these kittens last week and they are doing GREAT!!!!

This Kitchen Clinic is Mom L’s most favorite  thing to do ever!! She has learned so much and done things to help her bestie Doc Josie do surgical repairs to kitten’s butts and oh so many more things—not bad for a retirement project, right??

So what do ya think about our Paw It Forward work??

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

 

Happy Tails Ending

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

Do you remember one of our park colony cats I introduced you to back in March? His name is Nemo, after the little fish born with one fin smaller than the other? Well our Nemo’s foster Dad Adam named him Nemo because our Nemo has a tail that is naturally shorter than most cats! Cool, huh?!

If you live in the USA, then you know that many states, especially California where I live, are entering “kitten season”. This is the time of year Mom cats start dropping litters of unwanted kittens. The good news is that there are so many families just waiting to adopt these cute little kittens. They become not very interested in adopting adult cats, especially cats such as our sweet boy Nemo who is now entering his “senior” years at eight years old.

BUT—there is always hope!!!

Mom L started taking Nemo last week to an adoption event at our partner’s, Community Concern For Cats,  pop up adoption site in Walnut Creek California. We finally managed to get him posted to their adoption portal only last Thursday afternoon. Soooooo—we  thought why stress him by taking him back to adoptions today, Sunday, when no one really knows about him,  right? But his foster Miss Joanna said “he needs to get the exposure”, so Dad P decided to take him to the three hour adoption event.

I am not happy here

VOILA!!!

Nemo found his forever home today!!!! A mom and daughter arrived, spent over half an hour with our Nemo and wanted to adopted him right then and there!!

Nemo was likely born in 2013, and spent the majority of his life in our humanely managed park colony. Our devoted feeders, over the years, socialized him so that he was ready to life the good life inside!

Please join me in sending Nemo your best wishes for a happy life retired to the inside with loving care from kind humans.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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