January 16, 2018

Today is My Gotcha Day

Kitties, Woofies, today is my Gotcha Day.  The best day of my life.  Mom is so happy Admiral chose me for her after she, Admiral, left for the Bridge and saw that mom was so bereft.  She knew Mom needed a fur baby to love.

Here is the Admiral's own announcement she made in her bloggie, straight from the Rainbow Bridge about me...Katie!  If you would like to read that first bloggie about me, Katie, here it is.  (Admiral's own bloggie before I had my own blog).    https://admiral-hestorb.blogspot.com/2012/01/sound-bosuns-pipe-ahoy.html

Mommy and I are both celebrating because we have been a happy twosome since I met her at the v-e-t's office.  When the tech brought me out to see Mom before inviting her back to the cages where all five of my fur companions were housed with me, so that they too could be seen by her as well;  I gave her so many biscuits before she went to that room where the other babies were--- and some of the biscuits were air biscuits, when I couldn't make contact with her body, that all six v-e-t's all stopped to watch me with her and they were smiling. I crawled up under her shirt and disappeared while purring hard enough to shiver the timbers of the building.  She knew I had to be the one for her, but she went to meet the others as well anyway.  I did not want to be taken from her and put back in that cage so I cried as the tech let the others out one by one.  There was a Tortie there...the total image of Admiral.  Too heartbreaking Mommy said, as the personality of course, would be different and looking like Admiral would make mom have expectations that would not be fair to a new family member.

Even though only five weeks had passed since she lost the Admiral , mommy couldn't get me out of her mind along with my demonstration of love.  So she came back.  And here I have lived happy and content and loved ever after.  Admiral chose me for her and showed it in several ways which she and I spoke of  to one another back then.

I am happy to be here...to have each of you as my friend.  I am so glad to be here with you, my fur family.

With love, from her Admiral...



She gave her... me. 


44 comments:

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Katie Isabella,
What a beautiful LOVE story this is!
Happy Gotcha day, you are such a lucky day for having found a Mommy that LOVES you to pieces and you LOVE her.
No doubt our departed fur babies can still use their love in arranging things.
Sending you hugs,
Mariette

PS that makes Katie Isabella about the same age as our babies that got born in the house, with me assisting.

William's Kith & Kin said...

Happy, happy gotcha day, lucky Katie! When the right one comes along, we just know it--and you sure did!

Kea said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Katie! You both were blessed that day, definitely the Admiral's paw in that. Purrs and hugs!

Nicki & Derry

The Whiskeratti said...

Happy Gotcha Day! Truly a match made in heaven, with many more years to come.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy gotcha Day, Katie. Admiral led your mom to you, and then you did the rest.

Nanük said...

Happy gotcha day kitteh!

NukNuk

John Bellen said...

What a happy day, Katie, for both you and your mum. Two lives changes forever, thanks to the Admiral.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Happy gotcha day, Katie! Obviously, it was meant to be.

Random Felines said...

Happy Gotcha Day sweet girl!!!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

a very happy gotcha day to you Katie with wishes kisses and best fishes....we both hope you enjoy your day and don't forget the red eye leaves tonight at *:29 sharp for that planned shop o rama in Paris ~~~~~~ mom will never know ♥♥♥♥♥♥

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Happy gotcha day! We share the same gotcha day, so that makes it even more special! We both hit the jackpot, that's for sure.

BeadedTail said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Katie! Admiral showed her deep love for your mom by picking you to be Gotcha'd by her. It makes our heart so happy that you have such a loving mom and furever home!

Brian said...

I so remember that day and I did a very special happy dance when you came home. Happy Gotcha Day beautiful Katie!

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Tell your mom she can write to us at lolatherescuedcat@gmail.com!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Thank you for letting us know about Willow. She will be included in the January edition of Our Rainbow Friends.

I never heard anything from anyone about your loss of Admiral. I can do a back post to include him as well. Please let me know if you would like to have this done and also send me one of your favorite pictures and the date he crossed the Bridge.

Hugs

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Katie! It was a great day the day you got gotted.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is a sweet story. Happy Gotcha Day beautiful Katie! XO

CATachresis said...

Happy Gotcha day, Katie Isabella! What a lovely story. You certainly can spot a sucker .... errrr ... I mean .. kindhearted person!! ;-) ❤️❤️❤️

Anonymous said...

Oh dear Katie I hope you had the BESTEST EVER Gotcha Day! Some things were simply MEANT to be and you and your Mom just like me and my Mom are certainly like that. We owe it all to the Angels before us - Admiral and Sammy. Aren't we lucky?? Here's to many more happy years with your Mom in your super happy and comfy home.

Love, Your Always Friend Teddy

Madi and Mom said...

Happy Gotcha day sweet Katie...
Admiral will always be your guardian angel.
Hugs madi your bfff

Marv Marvelous said...

Dearest Katie,
The Admiral and Nellie are doing the Happy Dance (in their red shoes) for you today! Our angels always know who to pick for their Mommy and I am blessed that Ihave you as a furrend, as you were to Nellie.
I send you many sweet purrs (oh and Kozmo says he will be slipping through the tunnel later this evening).
Purrs
Marv

Anonymous said...

Oh Kittens sweet bootyful Katie. We're so sorry we're late. Happy Gotchaday gawjus. We're so happy to be your furiends. And, we're happy you found your mommy and her, you. We hope your day and month is as purrfect as you are. Big hugs

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

Mary McNeil said...

Happy Gotcha Day, beautiful Katie ! I'm sure the Admiral is stil watching over you and Mom. Purrs.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

What a lovely story, that I am glad I came and read

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Such a dear present from Admiral to heal your Mommy's heart. Happy Gotcha Day to Katie and Mommy!
xxoo
Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red

SailorEdgar said...

A wonderful story about a very auspicious day! Congratulations to you both!

Tamago said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Katie san! I’m so glad Admiral san sent you to your mom. You two love each other and make each other very happy. I hope you enjoyed your special day :-)

Jans Funny Farm said...

And you were just what your mom needed at that time. Happy Gotcha Day, Katie!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Hi Again Katie! I'm following your blog now and I'm looking forward to knowing more about you. You sure are a pretty kitty!

Amber (The Weenie Dog) :)

meowmeowmans said...

Dear sweet Katie, we wish you the happiest of Gotcha Days. How wise and loving Admiral was to have brought you and Mommy together. A true, loving match, and a blessing to us all.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We remember The Admirals departure. And we also celebrate our mutual Gotcha Day. A day or 2 late (forgive us).

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Miss Katie Isabella! Truly, a match made in heaven!

Purrs,
The Chans

Marg said...

Katie, so glad you and your Mom got together forever. You found a great home and the Mom found a great companion. Have yourselves a great day.

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

Oh Katie, I'm so sorry. I'm so very sorry I missed your Gotcha Day! HAPPY BELATED GOTCHA DAY!!!

It sounds to me like you and your Mommy are a match made in Heaven. A match made by Admiral who was smiling down upon you, makin' sure you found one another.

PURRS.

imbrite2 said...

We LOVE your Gotcha Day story, KI. Mom's old doggie named Smoki also found me for her and helped her pick me out, even though I was too small and too old and had already had a litter of puppies. Smoki showed her that I was perfect. And I AM! You and your mom are a perfect team, just like us!

Love and licks,
Cupcake

edie said...

Happy Gotcha Day Katie Isabella!!! What a beautiful story.

Laila and Minchie said...

Happy Gotcha Day, beautiful Katie!

Mariodacat said...

Runs up to Katie and gives her a big MARIO smooch FOR HAPPY Gotcha Day. We are so happy you were gottede Katie. We loved Admiral too, but, well you know Katie.........

Mariodacat said...

SMOOCH - smooches Katie for 5 minutes traight - we just loe you Katie, and we so happoy you were gotted. We loved the Admiral too, but you know,,,,,, you and I are special friends - SMOOCH smooch@

Caren Gittleman said...

OMC OMC OMC!!! I cannot believe I missed your Gotcha Day!! OMC I AM SO SORRY! It is because of Feedburner not sending me the blogs I follow via email. OMC I feel AWFUL! Please forgive me!!!! Cody and I BOTH feel awful. Admiral could not have sent a better kitty to your Mama! We miss Admiral but you KNOW WE LOVE YOU!! Happy Happy Gotcha Day !!! xoxoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

Sasha, Saku & Sheldon said...

Happy belated Gotcha Day Katie! We are sure glad you found your mom bean....she needed you. We is sorry we never met Admiral.

Pattyskypants said...

We're glad she picked you!! xoxo

Annie Bear said...

I'm sorry I missed this. I reread that blog post of when you first met Katie. You and she were truly meant for each other. This is such love story.

Marie Symeou said...

Sorry we missed this.

Mum's head has been all over the place lately.

Happy Gotcha Day!
Purrs xx
Athena and Marie