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Video is worth a thousand meows

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

Mom L was bizzy bizzy today; taking our three current castle introoders guests to their first ever adoption day. So I had to dictate a very short blog post just to get her to help me show up on Monday. So’s I created a very short little video/slideshow of two of our adult park colony cats showing us all what love and tenderness looks like.

Please meet Prince, the handsome fellow with the white chest and white paws and his new very best furriend, Florence. They have become best buddies over the past year. They demonstrate the gentle and kind compassionate bond many colony cats find with other colony members.

Sweet Florence was our park colony senior cat Garfield’s closest furriend and feline caretaker. Florence, from the Nightingale family, would go up the hill where Garfield lived every late afternoon to make sure he came down for his special wet food and to help him get there without a paw slip.

Humane management of abandoned community cat colonies is the BEST!!

Let me know in comments if you are able to help any abandoned community cat colonies in your area and what you do!! Photos please!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Meet our feline Nemo!

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There seems to be some weird thing that is happening from this human COVID thingy. Our partners at Community Concern For Cats (CC4C) are finding that more and more potential adopters are open to considering adult, even senior adult, cats for adoption!! True that—kitten season is almost upon us—but the adoption rate for adults is still on the upswing at CC4C!

So, I asked Mom L if she could find out if any of our Delta View Cats that live in the River View Park colony that we manage and feed might be friendly enough to bring inside for assessment for adoptability.

ENTER NEMO!!

And you may now ask “why name him Nemo—after the little Disney fish with one fin too small”? Well just check out our Nemo’s tail!!

Hey man! Is this where they keep the food??!!

Nemo was gone when Mom L first learned about this colony in 2017. He did not reappear until early 2019. Early this year, 2021, he appeared to have wound on his side so one of his feeders picked him up and plopped him into a carrier—yes he is that friendly with his feeders!! Mom L got him to our partner county animal services only to learn that the wound was already healed!! 

We got him into a foster home with a volunteer with our Delta View Cats non-profit. We are focused here in our city of Pittsburg, California. Nemo needed to get a medical check-up before he can go to adoptions through CC4C. So he ended up getting his FeLV (feline leukemia) test at the CC4C Kitchen Clinic I have posted about lots of times! Mom L so enjoys being able to volunteer with this clinic. This requires keeping him still while Dr. Josie puts a needle into a leg vein to draw just a teensy amount of blood for the “SNAP” test. 

Such a champ! No fussing!

We learned are the clinic that sweet, gentle Nemo is about eight years old and that he has a great need for a dental. His mouth is very bad and causes him such great pain. We are so relieved that he is negative for feline leukemia and that his health is otherwise very good for his age, as he has likely lived most of his life outside, lost and abandoned.

We will start fund raising for Nemo’s dental ASAP so that he can then go into the adoption path. Nemo so loves being pet and gives the strongest head bumps ever!!

Please do give Nemo your round of APAWS! for having come in from the streets!!

APAW APAWS NEMO!!!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

PeeEss—if you  have any green papers just hanging out not doin’ much of nothin’—Nemo sure can use them! He is gonna likely loose most of his toofies. I am hoping some of my readers are able to send Nemo some help with donations to:

http://www.deltaviewcats.org

We can only  accept PayPal donations at this time. All other donations can be sent to our PO Box:

Project Delta View Cats

PO Box 768

Pittsburg, CA 94565

Ambassador Katie at work

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I am not sure if I have ever told you all what an ambassador our Katie is whenever we have a kitty guest in Mom L’s office. Katie is always the kitty to sleep on  the bedding Mom L leaves at her closed office door. Katie sends her pawsitive soothing energy to the kitty guest to help them adjust to our household noises and whatnot.

We have a new kitty guest, Gigi. She is in a six cat colony at a city equipment lot where there are lots of park equipment, trucks and such. Mom L and Dad P noticed she went missing a couple weeks ago and they found her at the area where they have our Delta View Cats food pantry. Anyways, they could tell that Gigi was injured. The photo is not great but you can see her furs are a mess on her neck.

Anyways, Gigi’s story will come to you later. The heart warming story I am sharing today is about Ambassador Katie. Gigi is living in a comfy cage in Mom L’s office. Recovering from her abscess treatment 10 days ago. So to help her on her journey to socialization and healing, I suggested they open Mom L’s door and let us kitties come visit. Of course TKS and KK were front and center!!

Katie shushed TKS when Sage started her low growl. Katie was totally focused on making Gigi feel welcome and safe. 

Mom L? Tell TKS to leave please. I need to comfort Gigi.

Gigi knew quickly that Katie was no threat. Gigi even showed Katie her tummy!! (hover cursor over photo to view comments)

After only three days in my castle, Gigi is starting to think she just might show off a teeny bit of her REAL SELF!

Unfortunately, Mom L discovered that one of  precious Gigi’s abscesses is back. She will have to go to emergency tomorrow. Purrs and POTP for our sweet kitty house guest Gigi.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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