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Monday Meowsie News

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

Lots of stuff going on around my castle since last Monday. Some of ordinary like me hissing a The Kid Sage and her tryin’ to get a whiffy of my butt, etc.  You all know how that goes, right??

Anywho…I have had my own moments of getting older start to show up. Mom L caught me comin’ down the stairs just as I staggered and fell on my left hip. My left knee is pretty bad with that arty-right-us stuff. Can any of you relate???

Nonetheless, I can still play on my carpeted stairs and I am developing my own personalized work out on my couch stairs too. Just give me a shout out if you want my new Savannah’s Short Step Workout video.

After a work out like that I need some time to just chill out, meditate and enter my own personalize “Zen” zone.

Zen cat

The Zen state is described as “the state of “no-mindness”. That is, a mind not fixed or occupied by thought or emotion and thus open to everything.”

Seriously, what cat can’t relate to THAT notion!!???? Let me know in comments how you get into your own personal ” Zen Zone”.

And this last week has seen some changes in The Kid Sage. She is succumbing to the wiles of our “foster” kid Kit Katie. Yes, yes…I know it is unbelievable but I have actually witnessed them doing “thundering head of elephants” at four AM!! Back and forth up and down the upstairs hallway. Sheeesh. They even head butt each other and TKS allows Katie to sidle up to her and rub against her. Thankfully the humans have NO photo evidence of this but I tell you it is real!

But you can tell that TKS is proud of her ability to be flexible enough to accept Kit Katie.

Wait! What? I didn’t say I was softie!!

Ok, well maybe TKS is still trying to avoid being a “softie” but hey, she just chills whenever Kit Katie is around. What more can I say.

Yeah, yeah…so I let Kit Katie have my last treat…big deal!

So, Kit Katie will remain with us until she can get past her problematic health challenges. Mom L and Dad P have been out a lot more green papers trying to get her leaky right eye treated. It will likely always leak but at least now she seems more comfortable. We will leave Katie posted on three websites but we are not longer taking her to any adoption events. She simple cannot withstand the stress. It challenges her immune system.

This is why Kit Katie will no longer be hosted at the end of my blog. Just want you all to know she is safe with us.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Finding Community Cat Caregivers to Help!!

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

My Project Delta View Cats (PDVC) program is gonna be one of my best Paw It Forward Projects ever!! And our team of committed volunteers are gonna make this happen for sure.

This last Saturday seven volunteers canvassed seventy-eight homes in a neighborhood that is part of our pilot for Targeted Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) work. We went door to door with our PDVC brochure, a door hanger about “What Is a Community Cat” that is written in English and Spanish and we took a lot of good will with us!

Getting organized

Our volunteers have already been trapping in this neighborhood but they still found about four additional homes we need to help with spay, neuter. It was great that they all saw several kitties with ear tips!! YAY!!! PDVC has been making a difference. And the residents were all really helpful and appreciative of what we are trying to do to humanely reduce the community cat population in this neighborhood.

Our bonus for the day was having a resident PDVC has already been helping with TNR of his small eleven cat colony let us know where a mom cat stashed her four babies!!

Miss Jeanne and Mom L and Miss Sarah were on getting those kittens and mom cat fast! Kittens were easy to pick up and get into a carrier.

Where is our Mom!

Mom was wanting her kittens but she was wary. She was so tiny herself, likely less than a year old and about five pounds tops!!

I want my babies!

So Miss Jeanne and Mom L set up a mom cat trap using the kittens as bait. I posted about them doing this last year, remember? The kittens stay in the carrier, door closed. A humane cat trap is set with one closed end against the carrier and the triggered door at opposite end set. The whole contraption is covered in towels to make it a safe feeling dark space.

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Mom hung around for about three hours, never going into the trap. Finally Mom L put some smelly fishy cat food in the trap at the end nearest her kittens and bang!! Mom cat was so hungry herself and worried about her kittens that she finally went into the set trap.

I hope you had a great Saturday ‘cuz I am sure proud of the productive one Mom L and Dad P and the team of PDVC volunteers pulled off! Mom cat and kittens were taken to our county animal services where kittens, already weaned, will go to a foster until adoption and Mom cat will be spayed this week and returned to her caretaker. No more kittens for her!!! She is practically a kitten herself but she was taking good care of her first litter.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Community Concern For Cats

Contra Costa Humane Society

Petco Re-Homing

Friday Memes for Friday Smiles

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What a pleasure to be back with all of you again. We have lots of news about what Mom L and Dad P and I have been up to over the last year or so, but I will save that for another post. But trust me, you are so gonna luvluvluv Project Delta View Cats mission and accomplishments!!

But—on to my Friday Memes. So I consulted with TKS and we thought we could both provide you with your Friday Smiles without bringing in other cats that Mom L and Dad P are caring for.

Take it away TKS!!!

What more can I say. That is just what TKS is like UNTIL she hears the treat bag rattle or Dad P opens the morning brekkies can.

I on the other paw, have far more serious things to ponder and ask you to share with me. What would YOU do if you saw what I saw???

Let me know if  comments how you would feel seeing what I saw!!!

And of course I had to trade with TKS to get my one meme posted, so she gets a second one.

TKS learned that being away from home is not always what it is celebrated as. Mom L dreamed of travelling all over the world and then she had a job that did mean she traveled a lot. Now, click forward ten years, and she is like The Kid Sage—home is better than using someone else’s pillow. MOL!!!

Let me hear our shout outs in comments if I helped you get your Friday Smile On!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

pEEeSS—Foster Kit Katie has another medical struggle going on with her right eye. She has both calicivirus  and microplasma in her right eye. Her immune system was terrible compromised given her five months from birth to rescue in a cat hoarding apartment last year. Please send your healing purrs to our sweet foster Kit Katie. Her health conditions continue to challenge her ability to find a forever home.

Community Concern For Cats

Contra Costa Humane Society

Petco Re-Homing

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