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A new Tiffany black diamond!

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

It doesn’t rain cats and dogs here. It just seems to be raining cats!! Mom L got a frantic call from a nearby donor who also feeds some abandoned cats at the apartment complex where she lives. The juvenile black cat she mentioned to Mom L about two weeks ago is clearly a girl! And very pregnant!! This kitty is probably only 6-8 months old. Abandoned and not spayed. *shakes head sadly*. How can humans be so cruel?

Mom L got on the phone with a Vet Hospital we have used for Delta View Cats spays and neuters and they had space to spay her that day! How fortunate!! But they needed a name for the kitty; so Mom L said “Puffy” because she is so very pregnant and puffing out on both sides!!

The lady who has been watching out for her was able to pick her up and bring her to us in her car without even a carrier. Dad P got the kitty into the carrier and the lady, Miss Kristine, whisked her away to her spay appointment. Everyone at the hospital loved on “Puffy”. She just wanted lots and lots of pets and she purred and purred. Even thought my castle is full with our foster mom cat and her four kittens, Dad P could not turn Puffy to the garage for surgery recovery. So she is in his office in a comfy cage for five days and four nights. She had an intensive surgery because she was getting close to having her kittens.

Once we got her settled in, Dad P said “she isn’t really a “Puffy” at all. I want to call her Tiffany. She is brighter and prettier than any black diamond ever sold at Tiffany’s jewelers!  So Tiffany is happy with us. Her incision came unglued on Saturday so Miss Kristine whisked her away again to the Vet Hospital where the doc stapled her incision rather than trusting the glue. We have a soft collar when needed, and Tiffany is the first kitty to use it.

I think Tiffany TOTALLY ROCKS this soft collar; don’t you??!!

Tiffany will go to her first adoption event May 21 and she is so gonna be a rock star!! Wish our black diamond Tiffany good luck so she can find her forever family.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Friday Smiles without the Memes

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LATE!  LATE!!   LATE!!!

Since Tuesday morning about 6:30 AM PDST, it has been a very very busy 72 hours for us. I will tell all another time, because it is a long story. But the photos will explain why Mom L could not get my Friday Memes post done for me.

Mom L got a text then a call Tuesday about 6:30 AM. There was a neighbor with a possibility of some kittens stuck in the wallboard near the ceiling in her garage. And so Mom L’s long journey began. Shortly that same morning, Dad P and Miss Kandi went looking  with Mom L and they didn’t find anything—until Mom L went back with a cat trapping friend, Miss Venus, on Wednesday about 8 AM.

So here are your Friday Smiles without Friday Memes.

GUESS HOW MANY KITTENS YOU SEE IN THIS CARRIER!!

Let me know in comments!! Here are four being fed by their mom cat now being fostered with her four kittens in my castle. Now ya know there are at least four!!


We pulled a whole bunch of seven to ten day old kittens outta that garage wall!! All from ONE MOMMA CAT!!??  Nope. We found a second mom cat, and she is being fostered with a pal along with her kittens.

Have a great weekend!! I won’t be back until next Friday to present the whole rescue story. Mom L and Dad P are taking off for a little getaway for their forty-fifth anniversary!!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

What a way to start February!

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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

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