Spotlight on Savannah

I’m really excited that Savannah has agreed to be my guest today. I’m sure you’ll enjoy hearing about her. Put your paws together and give her a warm Clowie’s Corner welcome!

Russian Blue cat Savannah

Savannah

Clowie: Thank you for joining me today, Savannah. Let’s begin with you telling us a little about yourself.

Savannah: I am a 5 year old Russian Blue type cat, with totally darling white markings!

C: Very cute!

Savannah: No, seriously, they are really, really special! I have really cool toes on my front paws…sort of a French mani if ya know what I mean?

C: Ooh, I’ve never had a manicure – très chic!

Savannah: My toes on both front paws have these really cute white tips…then, my back paws have almost complete white socks! Neat, huh?! Oh, and there is more,…I have this very nice large white bib under my chin, on my neck…very striking if I must say!  And then, I have these two great diamond shape white markings on my tummy. Nice!

Savannah shows off her white markings

C: Your markings are purrrrfect! Would you like to tell us about your home?

Savannah: I have only been in my furrever home since January 3 2012, but I really like it lots. I still have to try to overcome my fear of being picked up…and I don’t do laps, at least not yet. Maybe one day I will be able to let Dad and Mom pick me up and stuff…just not now.

C: That isn’t very long, these things take time. How did you come to live with them?

Savannah: Oh Clowie…this is such a great story! My Dad and Mom were looking for a private no kill rescue organization where they could volunteer. You see, they are retired and want to give back to their community, especially to animals. And they had just lost their last of 3 before me senior cats about two months earlier.

They read about a place called Kitty Corner, owned by Contra Costa Humane Society which is located just about a mile away from their house, which is near San Francisco in sunny California! Convenient, huh?

C: Yes, very!

Savannah: Anyways, Dad and Mom visited Kitty Corner and someone pointed out this sweet but very shy and terrified cat who almost never comes out of her cubby bed…that was me!!!

Savannah sleeping

Savannah asleep in her office in her furrever home – not such a scaredy cat now!

I had been there for 11 months and no one wanted me. In fact, some of the volunteers had been whispering that I was “unadoptable” and maybe I should be euthanized. I was just so scared, and no one knew, but I had a really bad painful bladder infection too. So I didn’t come out of my hiding places. Some of the volunteers thought I was “angry” or “unsociable”.

C: That’s so sad. How did you come to be there?

Savannah: Before Kitty Corner I was in the local county animal shelter, a kill shelter, for about 3 months. Someone dumped me in the night drop off cage so no one knows if I was a stray or maybe a family just didn’t want me anymore. Anyway, I was only hours from being destroyed when a volunteer from Kitty Corner pulled me to take me home as her foster. Then in a few days a space opened up for me at Kitty Corner, pheww! Close call!

C: I’m glad that you were fortunate enough to find a good home with bipeds that are helping you to become more confident. I believe you enjoy playing now – what is your favourite game?

Savannah: Oh cat! I’ll have to think about that one…well, I would have to say that I really most like playing “Oh No! Mice in the Bed”…I do that with Mom and Dad when they are in bed…you know…it’s the one where they wriggle their feet and I pretend there are mice in the bed and try to kill them. Lots of fun! Of course, I did damage Mom that one time, but she got over it.

That’s how to pounce on a mouse – oops!

C: Accidents happen! We have to be so careful when we play with bipeds because their skin is so vulnerable. Remembering their distinct lack of fur, especially if we’re excited about a game, can be quite problematic at times.

I have one last question for you – do you have a favourite book?

Savannah: Absolutely! I just adore TS Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats”. I especially like the poem about Ad-dressing A Cat…oh yeah, and the one about the Naming of Cats…just great stuff!

C: That’s one of my favourites! It’s a lovely blend of humour and insight.

Thank you so much for being my guest today.

If you’d like to hear more from Savannah, you can find her at the following places:

See you next Wednesday!

88 Comments

  1. Oh Clowie! You are a Purrfect interviewer! You got me to cat chat about lots of stuff!….shuffling her cute little front paws…puurrrrr….and I just could ot keep my eyes off your poofy floofy furrs! High paws and play bows Miss Clowie! I luvluvluvd being your guest! Savvy

  2. Great story, gorgeous cat, super interview x.

  3. What a beautiful cat Savannah is. I love to hear good news stories about cats and dogs from pounds – as you know Stan was also unadoptable – Savannah’s owners will know how good it feels it prove people wrong on that one.

  4. That was wonderful Clowie 🙂 We love Savannah and she has come so far 🙂 and she dose have the cutest tootsies in the world…bol
    Thank you for the interview 🙂
    xxoooxxx

  5. Clowie brilliant interview and we so liked to read about the adorable Savannah. We wish them all well. Lovely story. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. Hey Clowie, Jet here.

    Great job interviewing my BFF (best feline friend)! Thanks for sharing her story. She is fetching isn’t she? I volunteered to be her Champion because the mancats were getting a little too zealous (vocab building project VBP)!

    Thank cat (Savvy taught me that) her shelter saved her and now she lives in a pawesome forever home with Miss Linda!

  7. Excellent interview Clowie! Savannah is a brave cat who’s learning that there are a lot of kind loving bipeds in the world – which is hard to remember when you’ve been through a lot of shelters trying to find a forever home! She’s got one of those now though for sure!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  8. Gooood interview, Clowie…. think I should buy this Possum- book…sounds interesting :o)))

  9. Thanks so much for this interview! I am very proud to be able to call Savvy my furriend =^.^=
    Purrs

  10. Great interview Clowie! And, Savannah, you’re a gorgeous girl!

  11. Hawooooooo Savannah!!!!!

    RA

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    Oh Savannah,

    It was so great to read your interview with Clowie 🙂 I’m so happy you found your forever family and this story has a happy ending!! 🙂

    I love your little white markings, I have white feet too, a bit hard to keep clean though!! 🙂

    Have a fun day

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

  13. Great interview, Clowie!

    I don’t like CATS except Cody from OpCatChat but I’ve to admit that Savannah is cuter than my neighbours and she is prettier too.

    ~ EVA

  14. Hey there Savannah, nice to meet you! You sure are one great looking kitty! 🙂

  15. Savannah is beautiful!

    Thanks for taking a chance on her after she was overlooked for so long. I love stories like that. I have no doubt that eventually she will come fully out of her shell. I have to say the mousie under the covers game sounds like a lot of fun!

  16. You’re beautiful Savannah!. I love the Russian Blue. And I’m so happy you found a forever home just in time!!!

  17. That was a fantastic interview Clowie, I’m very impressed!! And Savannah seems like a wonderful cat (especially since she lives near me!!), I love her suit vest, very stylish! She had a great story, so thank you for sharing it!! Have a wonderful Wednesday!! 😀

  18. Savannah is very beautiful and fun and smart. You did a lovely job of highlighting her story, Clowie. Good work!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  19. Great interview with such a beautiful cat, Clowie. I hope she’ll soon be completely comfortable in her furrever home.

  20. Savannah kind of reminds me of my kitty Sophie – very fine feline!

  21. Great interview Clowie and Savannah is so lovely!

  22. Thanks for the introduction to Savannah, Clowie!

    Christie from lifewithbeagle.com

  23. I just love a happy ending. How nice to have a fun furry friend like Savannah. I’m so happy for her mom and dad, they sound wonderful. You’re a good boy to share the spotlight today!

    • I’m glad to have her as a friend and I’m glad she found understanding bipeds.
      I don’t mind sharing the spotlight sometimes, but (whispers) I’m a girl doggy.

  24. That was a wonderful interview, Clowie! What a brave and lucky girl Savannah is. I hope she has many happy years with her humans…

    Big WOOFS from Solo 🙂

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