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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

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Before and After Cuteness


Just a short post today to share some much needed joy and fun with Mom L’s CC4C (Community Concern For Cats) Kitchen Clinic experiences in kitten season. If you haven’t followed my blog for long, let me tell you just a teeny bit about the CC4C Kitchen Clinic. It is literally held at Miss Gemma’s kitchen. She is the President for CC4C. Mom L and Miss Gemma’s long time friend and Doc of Vet Medicine, Doc Josie, is their presiding DVM. Doc Josie was my purrsonal feline specialist DVM for many years until she retired. She donated her time and skills to these pawsome clinics.

This litter of 4 kittens arrived a bit too small for all the tests, vaccinations that they do at this little clinic. But Doc Josie and Mom L had a great time trying to get these 4 to cooperate in a photo shoot of a “kitten pile”. MOL!!! They were all under two pounds so not so big!

Don’t you dare touch my furr sibs!!!

About a month later, this crew showed up again. And guess who was making sure all of the humans knew SHE was the new Sheriff at Kitchen Clinic???

I am the new Kitchen Clinic Sheriff and you shall not pass me!!!

Give me a shout out in comments what’cha think about this cute Kitten Mob!!



Loss and Rescue Go Paw in Paw


My readers all know that I, Mom L and Dad P, started an all volunteer organization called “Project Delta View Cats” soon after we moved to our wonderful permanent home.

Our first commitment was to make sure that an abandoned colony of cats, in out new city’s park right on the California Delta, was going to be humanely cared for. That means that we sponsor the cost of loving feeders who make sure that this colony of 20+ cats are fed once a day, with fresh water and that we also monitor their health and provide medical treatment when needed.

We regret to say one of our two most senior kitties, Homer, was found deceased at a feeding station just this last Friday. Our entire all volunteer group is in mourning for Homer’s loss. He has been at this colony most of his very long life. His loving feeders/caretakers found him collapsed next to a feeding station. Homer has been honored with a cleansing burial in a feeder’s property.

Mom L named this senior kitty who loved to have her give him pets, Homer. He had a most likely blind eye on the left, but nonetheless, darling Homer loved the attention of his human caretakers. There is no honor greater than to be accepted, trusted and even loved by an abandoned homeless community cat.

We all know that Homer is waiting for his caretakers/feeders at The Rainbow Bridge. Please take two minutes to read The Rescuers Final Reward on this link.

Our most senior kitty at this park colony is sweet gentle much loved Garfield. Our only ginger kitty.

Garfield is loved by his gentle feline guide, Miss Florence aka Florence Nightingale as she always is by his side to make sure he gets down the hill to get his soft food.

Joyfully we can now share that we have found Garfield a retirement home!! Garfield is about 16 years old, give or take a year or two. He deserves to no longer have to find a cool place in triple degree heat nor a dry, warm place in the winter.

Our heartfelt thanks go to our partners, Community Concern For Cats, for having found Garfield his retirement sanctuary. Project Delta View Cats will monitor his needs and provide him with food, and any medical care to his end of life.

Caring for abandoned community cats is so heart warming and also very heart breaking. We cannot keep them alive, just as our own house cats, forever. But, we can provide them with love, shelter, food and ongoing humane care.

Let me know in comments what you do to help your aging abandoned community cats find a healthy, loving  retirement placement.


PeeEss…you can donate to Garfield’s ongoing food, shelter, and medical costs on our web page; just note that your donation is for Garfield.

Cat Colony Nipped!


I know I have mentioned our new foster kitten, Pipsqueak aka Pip (to family and furriends) and how he came to be with us.  He was one of the first of seven kittens that we trapped for TNR. As you know from my post, he is no way “feral” and now ready for adoption.

That said, Mom L and Dad P and I have been relentless in helping residents in our city with making sure this “little” colony of eleven cats/kittens doesn’t get any bigger!!

Check out this darling little family, relaxing in the backyard of the resident who had been so diligent and accommodating in helping us TNR as many as we can.

We had our work cut out for us. We originally found four residents who were feeding this cute little GROWING family. All have been on board in helping us trap over the last seven weeks.

And we have success!! So far no pregnant females. We have TNR’d three adult males, and three kitten males and one female kitten. We have socialized one male kitten, our sweet new foster kitten Pipsqueak, now ready for his forever home and adoption!

Here are the kitties we have helped to control this growing cat colony. Our greatest challenge is trapping and spaying the mom cat, we have named Marmee. She is very trap savvy.

First up is Bruiser! No on told us about this big “bad boy” until he became the one and only we trapped in our first night trapping. Totally awesome, handsome mancat; not longer able to produce kittens!!

Bruiser’s release

Next up: Rocky kitten who was very vocal in his protest at being trapped!!

Rocky release

Next up, dear sweet Uncle George, Marmee’s kitten from last year.

George’s release

Then we trapped Kong!! Marmee’s son from last year! What a big guy!!

Kong’s release

We trapped Ringo same night we caught Kong. You can see he has the same trap injury to his sweet nose. Sadly that happens sometimes and our darling foster Pipsqueak is only just able to start regrowing his furrs from a similar injury.

Ringo release

Our last kitten trapped was a girl!! Darling Ellie, named by the family’s son where they all hang out. She was simply too old at this point to socialize. Sadly we had to release her just today.

Ellie’s release

We hope to trap two more this week. Marmee, the mom cat, may be ongoing challenge so wish us good fortune!!

Let us know in comments how you manage your challenges in trapping a very trap savvy kitty!!


Pee Ess…please share our foster Pipsqueak to help us help him find his forever home. I would appreciate it it you will grab the badge below and SHARE SHARE SHARE all over the world to help bring Pip the pawsitive energy he will need to find his forever home. We have treated his right eye for the infection but it is taking a while to fully recover. He has no loss of sight in that eye, but we know it shows as less bright than his left eye. We fear no one will want this sweetie as he is “less than” purrfect. Please, please help us help him find his forever home. More about Pip later.



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