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Trap a cat? Not easy!

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So Mom L is trying to trap this bootiful long hair dainty feisty calico gal at a colony we just started to manage. Her name is Baby and she is a kitty cat bully!! Yep! Sorry to say, there is often one in every colony no matter how big or small that colony is. And Baby is all fluffy furs and probably weighs in at about five pounds tops!! But she sure is the queen of this little six kitty colony.

Mom L set the trap and waited to see how Baby would react.

You can see that Baby gave that trap a very wide birth! She wasn’t so sure about why the heck it was placed near her treasured food bowl! You see Baby is not only a bully to a couple of the other cats, she is also a TOTAL FOODIE!! Mom L thought for sure she would dive right after that yummy sardine bait. HAH!!

Baby checked out that trap, all around and then did one of those “See ya, wouldn’t wanna be Ya!!” moves!!!

Mom L is gonna go back and hopes that she can trap Baby and find a foster to help assess her ability to be socialized. She is such a lovely cat, and she truly isn’t feral. Let’s hope Baby realizes that we are tryin’ to give her an opportunity for a forever indoor home!

Do you trap for TNR? Or also trap to try to bring some potential friendlies inside?  Let us know what your experiences are in comments.

Hope everyone’s Valentines Day was filled with the love our park colony boys showed us with their little “taileo message”!! You can show some love  to our colony cats by visiting our Amazon Wish List. We are very desperate for wet food and for a couple of shelters for our colony cats at a local waterfront park. 

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/34J9Z5QLZ1HIG?ref_=wl_share

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Lending a paw

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I asked Mom L and Dad P to lend a helping paw, or two, to six abandoned community cats who were gonna go hungry over the two week holidays because their feeder was gonna be on vacation. When Miss Sally told Mom L that “I guess they will just starve while I am gone” that did it for Mom L and Dad P.

This is a small colony that my our Project Delta View Cats trapped out and returned the cats to this site back in 2018. There are six cats that come by to dine whenever there is food out. Two orange and white boys, but we only saw one that Mom L named “Alfie”. Then a medium long hair pretty gray girl named Princess but we never saw her. We always saw Baby, a stunning long hair dilute tortie girl and Gigi, a white girl with patches of tan, black and brown…and she has a twin sister that we named Betty. So all in all we saw four of the six in this little colony over the ten days we fed them.

This is Baby. Isn’t she stunning??!

And here is Gigi. She would come right to Mom L’s car to dine.

We only managed one photo of Alfie, one of the ginger mancats. But we could tell that he is younger and very shy around humans. We think the male workers at this site must chase off the cats. They were much more comfy with Mom L than Dad P.

Dad P and Mom L tossed the old dirty dishes that had never been washed and provided the feeder and the cats with two sets of new dishes that can be washed so’s the cats eat from more sanitary dishes. Oh, and we also left a water bowl because the feeder never left water. Sadly, we learned that her bosses do not like the cats and they  barely tolerate her continuing to feed them and they said there was no need to leave water. So, so sad for these cats. We hope to find a couple of fosters for Gigi and Baby and then try to trap them and learn if they are ready to come inside and get socialized. 

I’ll keep you posted on our progress in trying to help Gigi and Baby. Hope your 2021 is coming along great!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Our Secret Santa Paws Visited!

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For my newer readers, let me tell you about the Cat Blogosphere’s Secret Santa Paws gift exchange. Our pawsome blog pals at Sweet Purrfections beg their Mom Paula to coordinate this totally fun event for any of our cat blogging pals that want to pawticipate. We even have international cat bloggers who join in the fun. So we all submit our names and number of cats in our homes and what colors we like, what type of treats and toys and also what we can’t have because of diet restrictions and so on. Then Mom Paula matches us up!

We were Secret Paws for Lola The Rescue Cat (and her sisfur Lexy) in New York. Hopefully they received their package and are gonna have a blast with all the stuff we packed in there. Oh yes, and we always put a little somethin’ in there for the humans, just ‘cuz they serve our meals.

So let’s get going. First up is how we wrapped up and packaged our prezzies for the kitties we were shopping for. As you can imagine, all our gifts had to be sniffed and tasted first, right??!!

Wow! Our shopping list was purrty good this year.

And then comes the “testing” part.

Then Mom L wraps it all up, and Dad P dashes like a reindeer to the post office in hope that Santa Paws will get our prezzie package there on time! Whew!

And now it’s Christmas Day and finally Mom L lets us have at our own Secret Paws package. What an incredible package we received! So beautifully wrapped with special purrsonal gift tags and such lovely hand printing on every prezzie. Gosh, we hated to open those. BUT—we did!!

Of course Mom L made us enjoy the wrapping and what not, but that’s ok, ‘cuz then we got to find out what was inside. First to paw forward was, of course, TKS aka The Kid Sage! She about stuffed her whole body into that box!! MOL!!!

Next up was KK aka Kit Katie aka Katie! She also tried to do a nose dive.

And check out how cool Mom L’s prezzies are.

Now on to check out what was in those beautifully wrapped and tagged prezzies. Katie loved the feather wand toy and all those balls!! She is such a soccer player!

I preferred to be more adult about all this hoopla and I carefully strolled around the debris that TKS and Katie left and guess what I found??

Sniff, sniff…yup…this is the mother lode of silver vine!

Silvervine!!! And then I discovered the incredible scents from all the wrapping paper. Those youngster sisfurs had no idea what they were missing in the trash bag Mom L and Dad P were so carefully guarding. 

 I left the rest of the mauling of the prezzies to KK and TKS. I went off and had a little nap after sniffing all that silver vine and other smells.

Katie is losing patience with TKS mauling the smelly nip purple toy. KK is too polite to wait her turn

And Katie, sweet Katie, was caught looking on at all the joyful things someone she never met sent to her, me and TKS just to help us have a most fun filled Christmas. I am sure KK is thinking ‘I wish all the other abandoned cats out in the cold had this bounty”. Sigh…

This is so nice…but there are so many who need this and so much more

Hope you enjoyed sharing our Secret Santa Paws experience in 2020. We are filled with an abundance of gratitude to have our home and do everything we can to help Mom L and Dad P and all our Project Delta View Cats volunteers bring even a bit of this abundance to all those abandoned community cats we serve in our city of Pittsburg, CA.

Here’s to a stellar New Year for every cat forced to live a life of lost love on the streets. Always Support Your Local Street Cats purrlease.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

 

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