Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

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Super Cat


Now you are gonna want to know just “who” is this Super Cat, right? Well guess! Come on, take a wild guess—and tell me if this Super Cat has a cape that can fly!

Ok, ok…here’s a hint. I’ll show you a part of Super Cat’s body as he/she rests under the flying cape.

Who is Super Cat? Under the cape of invisibility

WHAT???? You say not enough of that body part to even lodge a guess as to who is Super Cat? Alright, one more photo of more of that body part.

Can you see the tell tail stripes? (*hint* Tabby Cat Club Member)

Harruummmppfff! Super Cat cannot just hang out under the invisibility cape and wait for readers to determine the true identity of that feline body part.

SWOOOOSH! And off Super Cat flies!!! Wearing the invisibility cape which helps Super Cat fly!

Super Cat flies with the invisibility cape to lift paws off the ground!

Sadly, Super Cat must quickly shirk off the invisibility flying cape.

Get off my tail you cape!!

And yes, you are right. Super Cat is indeed TKS. As you can tell by all her body markings and her tail…TKS is the mysterious Super Cat.

Ceiling Cat knows I would never ever go running around with some stoopid piece of tissue paper over me and think it was a flying invisibility cape, right? Come’on guys! You all know me too well. Remember, I am the adult shelter rescue cat who “doesn’t play”!

Now I confess—I do luvluvluv to fly around Mom L’s and my office wearing whatever Super Cat Tissue cape is available. Just one more sign of my continuing progress.

I, Savannah the Cat, am continuing to gain confidence, self respect and enjoy being loved.


Back Again! Get Your Squee for the Day


My readers had such a fun time making up captions for my last “Get Your Squee Going” . I am again asking you to select one or more of three kitties and create captions for there photos.  These are kitties who were patients at the Cat Kitchen Clinic for Community Concern 4 Cats. Mom L volunteers to help with the clinic set up, record keeping and prepping the syringes for blood draw to do a SNAP test for FeLV.

One kitty has four photos, the other two only have one photo each but their looks certainly speak a whole bunch of words! I bet’cha you guys can come up with some really great captions. I will be sharing the captions on my Monday blog post, February 13.

Remember, your task is to set a caption to each photo that tells what you think the cat was thinkin’ when he/she was at the clinic.

Brown Tabby Adult Male

Photo One

DId I hear you say somethin' about my ears?

Photo Two

Hey, you're twistin' my neck!

Photo Three

Don't make me smacky paw you!

Photo Four

Arrgghh! Stop that nonsense. Remember my paw!

Tabby with White Kitten

Photo Five


You're choking me!!

Photo Six

Look into my blue eyes and melt away

Come on, tell me what you think these kitties are thinking in each photo. The brown male tabby has a series so you can make up a really great story for what he was thinking about his clinic visit.

Be sure to tell me in comments what photo number each of your captions goes to. Thanks for joining in the “caption game” here on Savannah’s Paw Tracks!


Momma Kat

Momma Kat


My Progress Never Stops


In case you are a newer reader for my blog, let me tell you that I arrived in my forever castle as one scared, anxious and shy adult five year old shelter cat. I take kitten paw steps forward almost every week, it has been a slow journey but I am continuously supported by my Mom L and Dad P’s love and patience.

The last big progress I shared was last Fall. I told you all about how I am now asking Dad P for my morning pets and attention.

You may recall that ever since I arrived here, Mom L has been my go to human for feeling safe and confident. I have always slept with her, day or night. Unfortunately my recent progress happened in the early hours of the mornings when all is still in the town house and darkness gives me courage. No actual photos, sorry.

Here are some photos to help you imagine what has happened at night when I am snuggled up tight next to Mom L.

Wherever you see me snuggled against a lump in the bed, that would be Mom L’s legs or tummy.

My safe spot is always next to Mom L

My safe spot is always next to Mom L

Clearly I am totally relaxed, feeling safe. Lately, the last many months, I am sleeping with her at night snuggled up tight against her chest with my head sort’a next to hers. She says she can sometimes feel my soft warm breath on her hand if she has it resting on my shoulder.

The progress report—I, unlike The Kid Sage, never ever lick my humans. Not even if they are covered in salt from sweating at the gym or in chik-hen! I DO NOT LICK MOM L OR DAD P—until this weekend.

I feel most safe being vulnerable when it is dark. I have never shown this behavior during the daylight.

So I have been allowing Mom L to give me soft scritches UNDER MY CHIN for several months now. I just melt when she does that. I decided to try something different the other night and when she moved her hand to rub my cheek, I turned so I could give myself a nose massage by rubbing her finger! Wonderful! Oh My Cat! I love it! Mom L smiles, I knows she does cuz my whiskers can feel her smiling. I rub my cool wet nose on her finger and then—I LICK HER!! Yes, I do, I really do. Now not a really big ole’ lick like TKS gives, but while her finger is in front of my nose, I reach out the tip end of my tongue to give her a lick or two to let her know how much I appreciate the nose massage. This is becoming almost a normal behavior for me now.

THAT’S MY PROGRESS!!! I am so pleased with myself to have another break through in ways I can enjoy Mom L’s gentle pets and scritches. She is smiling as she types this blog for me. You can see that she and I have many memories of our time in bed together as we have continued to bond over the last few years. We read together, watch TV news in the morning and she always knows just how to find that special spot in the middle of my forehand for a soft scritch—I just swoon!


We really do wish we had some photos of my new behavior, maybe one day I will feel safe enough in the daylight to become vulnerable and give Mom L a little lick.



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