January 16, 2016

My Gotcha Day!

Kitties, today is my Gotcha Day. This day will start the fifth year that I have been home with my mommy. I didn't dream I would have a home of my own with loving brothers  who visit and a momma.  I was in a little cage in back of a Vet Hospital with four other kitties who were in varying stages of getting used to humans.  I had a huge leap up in that department.  How does mom know?  Because while she was there to get Admiral's precious paw print, they brought me out to see her while she waited for the paw print.  I was all over her.  Under her shirt, kneading her arms, her face, her chest, squirming to get closer..loving the warmth she represented and my purr was as loud as a motorcycle engine she swears.

  Though Admiral had only been gone five weeks, she fell helplessly in love with me.  She took the weekend to think about it and came back to get me on a Monday morning.  That next day I wrote my first blog.

Mommy had been visiting all Admiral's friends out of loneliness for Admiral and because it was a thread going back to Admiral.  She didn't want to let that go. It comforted her. They have now become my friends as well.  She kept saying how kissable all the furriends are and how she wished she could hold them.  The other pawrents told her not to feel badly if she wanted another kitty but mom was firm about not doing that. She did not want to go though the horrible burning pain  of losing another cherished family member all over again.  Then she met me.  It was all over but the shouting for her.

I came home..cased the place from one spot on the sofa all day.  I only rose to eat and I never used the box though I went to it.  Mom gave up waiting on me to go to the box and went to bed.  Next thing she knew,  I was stretched out full length about a yard long it felt like!! along side my new mommy in the middle of the night.  Glued as tightly to her as I could get.  It's been that way ever since.

Thank you Mommy.

46 comments:

  1. Happy 5th Gotcha Day. Is there any day more important? May there be many many more!

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  2. Happy gotcha day, Katie! Clearly, you were meant to be right where you are now.

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  3. Oh what a lovely story Katie. Happy happy Gotcha Day sweetie pie.

    Emma and Buster

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  4. I loved reading your story, Katie. Happy gotcha day!

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  5. Happy Gotcha Day, beautiful Miss Katie Isabella! We can't belivee it has been five years already, though. Time does fly! Here is to many, many more!

    Purrs,
    The Chans

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  6. Happy Gotcha Day, Katie! We, too, can't quite believe it's 5 years already. Where is the time going? It all passes so quickly! We hope you have a spectacular day!

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  7. Happy Gotcha Day dear Katie! Some things were just MEANT TO BE - like you and your Mommy finding each other. Finding our "FOREVER" is the best thing in the whole wide world.

    Love, Sammy

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  8. When something is meant to be, it's meant to be. I bet your mom felt Admiral's guidance in making her decision to keep you, KI. I think he lives in your belly like Mom's old dog, Smoki lives in my belly.... Happy Gotcha Day!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  9. Happy Happy fifth Gotcha day Queen Katie Isabella!!! You and your momma were absolutely meant to be together! Here's to the next five, ten, fifteen,........ :-)

    PeeEss I'll be over later for a celebratory smooch and a niptini or three! Keep that tunnel clear, Your Majesty! xoxox❤️

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  10. Happy Gotcha Day sweetie. Admiral's angel did a good job of guiding mom to the vet's that day so that you would meet mom. Of course she would fall in love with you because you are so precious and loving back to her. It was meant to be Katie - now you have your forever home! I see Austin is coming over, so I'll be there too. Keep the tunnel clear because I'll be on the run! .

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  11. Happy Gotcha Day Katie! You have one great Mommy there.

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  12. Happy Gotcha Day! Clearly, this was a match made by Ceiling Cat.

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  13. You two are a match made in Heaven, Katie. And that glue is known as Real Love. Happy Gotcha Day and many many more!!

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  14. Happy Gotcha day Katie. You are one lucky kitty to have found such a good home. You have a special day today.

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  15. Happy Gotcha Day, Katie! It definitely sounds like you and your Mom were destined to be together. The story of how you met sounds like how we met our Gracie.

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  16. Happy Gotcha Day beautiful Katie!!! I was just meant to be sweetie!

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  17. OH Katie we are so happy to be here to help you celebrate your 5th Gotcha. What a great day this is. WE are so happy for you and your Momma!!!

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  18. Happy Gotcha Day sweet Katie. I am glad you knew who you were meant to be with. That is so sweet you slept with your Mom the very first night. XO

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  19. Happy Gotcha Day, Katie! When Mommy saw me at PetFinder and went to see me at Feline Rescue it was fate. I did not purr for anyone. As soon as we got to my furever home and she picked me up I purred and purred. She called the rescue place and left a message (they want to know how everything goes) saying "She purrs" several times. And I still do.
    Once again, Happy Gotcha Day! Tuxies rule!

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  20. Happy gotcha day, Katie! I know you two were meant for each other! And when that happens, it's just right!

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  21. Happy Gotcha Day, Katie! (Five years?!) We don't know if there has ever been a kiity and a mommy more meant for each other at the perfect time.

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  22. Happy Gotcha Day Katie! I am on my way to help you celebrate, so tell your mum so she doesn't mistake me for the peeing intruder.

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  23. Happy Gotcha Day, Katie! I learned a long time ago that cat people are hopeless--they'll eventually get another cat :)

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  24. katie..we steeled a cell ewe lar dee vize sew we could stop bye N say a most happee gotcha day two ewe N heerz ta 500 mor. we hope all yur husbandz treet ewe to a nice meel two day, N bye R cal cue layshunz that meenz yur gonna be eatin 34 dinnerz!! awesum! hugz N lovez frum de fone theevez❤️❤️❤️

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  25. Ohhhh I sooo remember when you were "gotted!!" You made your Mama sooooooo happy! Happy Happy Gotcha Day Sweet Girl! xoxoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  26. Oh sweet sweet Katie, Happy Gotchaday dear furiend. We are so glad yous mommy fell in luv wiff you and we kuld meet and be furiends. Have a pawtastic and perrfect day.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  27. Happy Gottcha Day Sweetheart!
    Mes remembers your first post!
    And Katie, because yous is the bestest...me will does something mes does not do much anymore...Mes is going to sings you the song!!!
    Mee!!
    Meeee!!!!
    Meeeeee!!!!!!!
    *•.¸¸♪♫•Happy Gottcha Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*
    ¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day Dear Katie Isabella!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•

    • ★¨*•♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*Kisses♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*
    Your Grrl Furrend
    Nellie Bellie

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  28. Happy Gotcha Day Katie! Love how you weaseled your way into your mom's heart!

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  29. We're so glad you got gotten, Katie. Happy Gotcha Day, beautiful girl!

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  30. Oh, Katie! You and Mommy were obviously meant to be, and we know that Admiral brought you together. We love you all so, so much. Happy Gotcha Day!

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  31. Happy happy Gotcha Day, Katie san! I'm so glad Admral san sent you to your mom. You are such a loving, sweet girl, and you make your mom very happy :-) Admiral san must be smiling to see you and your mom happy together. I wish many many more Gotcha Days to come!!

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  32. Katie, we are so sorry that we are a bit late to wish you a Happy Gotcha Day. We hope you realize that our best wishes are indeed heartfelt; even though, they are late. It's obvious to us that Admiral had something to do with you and your mommy finding each other. Wishing you many, many more years stretched out next to your mom during the night. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  33. you asked about Mr Fred, he is hibernating in the shed, we check on him most days. Hugs xxxxx Helen, Darcy, Bingley and Fred xxxx

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  34. oh, happy HAPPY Gotcha Day - we are so VERY sorry we missed it!

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  35. Darling Katie, We are terribly sorry about being late with our Gotcha Day wishes, but we are sure you know that they are no less heartfelt. Our Mummy remembers when you furrst arrived at your Furever Home, with your Mommy, although We ourselves weren't around yet. She joins Us in wishing you both many more years of purrs and snuggles and bliss together.

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  36. My oh my! How did I miss your special day? Happy Belated little sisfur! Angel kisses and Rocky hugs, darling girl.

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  37. Happy Gotcha Day dear beautiful girl!

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  38. We're so happy she Gotcha, Katie I! xoxo

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  39. Sweet Katie I'm glad mommy got you.

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  40. Katie!! How did I miss your gotcha day!! I don't think I knew your story, but it's wonderful! How sweet that you let your mom know at the vets that you wanted her to be yours! I'm so glad you found each other and though I didn't know her, I'm sure the Admiral would be glad that you are together! I must have started reading soon after your adoption but didn't realize you were that 'new' because I know I've been reading you nearly as long as I've had Leo and that's going on five years!
    Happy belated Gotcha day, hugs and smooches!

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  41. Happy, happy Day...for you, Mom, and all of us! XOXO!!

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  42. Dearest Katie Isabella,
    How did I miss this post?!
    Oh, this is a precious story about love at first sight from both!
    Guess our felines never ever forget who picked them up at that dreaded place where they were caged in. Our Barty came home with us from the Humane Society after I'd picked him up from his cage. He sucked my pinky and my ear lobe and he did cling to me like a magnet. That's still the way he is. Always loves to sleep with his Mami and his pur is like a loud engine, almost hard to fall in sleep with. Spooky, the 1.5 year old male cat from the Humane Society, took him under his wings, he acted like a cat-mama. Spooky even gave up the European square pillow (my bottom pillow that sticks out on the top) and let Barty use it. So sweet and Barty claimed that spot like glue. He becomes my halo and during winter time he loves to get underneath the down duvet and stretch out like a cat-human, alongside my side... It makes Pieter laugh when he gets up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom.
    But we do love them and could never do without them. Barty will turn 12 on St. Patrick's Day... Scary if we think that his clock might be ticking fast(er)...
    Enjoy each other for a long, long and happy time!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  43. Hope you ahd a pawsome Gotcha Day , Katie !!

    I know you know that is my hopeless mom-persons fault that I´m this late so no more about that :)

    XOXO

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