No, this is not a repeat, we really are celebrating another Gotcha Day!
This time, it’s Flynn’s day!
In fact, exactly today (date-wise, January 7- 2015) I picked up Flynn at the local Humane Society (of North Iowa).
This little guy’s story, as you may remember, is as follows: I saw his photo on the Humane Society’s website, then hemmed and hawed for a week or so as to whether I wanted to get another kitty (to add to my already four-sized shelter kitties furmily).
Since I’m talking about him, you know his handsomeness won out and me over. Even if he was already a full-grown kitty – while he was a stray, they estimated his birth date was 9/2011! He’d been at the Shelter for four months before I found and subsequently adopted him.
Love him to pieces, and as I write this he’s sacked out beside me, like kitties often do, with his tummy in full view.
The full “kitty in review” is here at Kittens ‘n Things.
Yours in sharing the love with “Shelters”,
Today marks “two years” for Christopher, too. As December 26, 2014, saw me again in the car, this time driving to the Rescue Shelter to get Christopher.
And what a trip that turned out to be. I knew the general area where I was to go, or so I thought. (I had used Google to figure out my own map! Big mistake.)
Thankfully, the foster home cat mom was patient with me each time I called her to get me unlost! Making matters worse (in my mind) was the fact that she had told me during one of our calls she was supposed to be at a family dinner at the time she was waiting for me. (I had left home early enough but then “lost my way”.) Read the rest of this entry »
It’s been two years today now since I drove 2.5 hours in a bit of foggy, rainy inclement weather to get Phillip.
And then spent another hour or so at the Animal Shelter waiting to see him and then to get him processed so he could leave with me on his way to his furever home.
He “cried a lot” on the way back home.
Phillip had lived all of his six years in a home with two children who had grown to teenagers, and their mother. The mother was no longer able to care for him (she was not well) so she had put him up for adoption at the Shelter.
I like to think we’ve been a “match made in heaven”, but I know that’s not quite true. We have had some get used to each other issues.
A lot of those have been associated with the blending with the four brothers and one sister, Shelter kitties as well, I also managed to bring home over the last two years.
Phillip does like to sleep in bed with me at night. He also loves to sleep on my lap and legs when I’m on the couch. So we’ve got some serious bonding going on.
Yours in lovin’ kitty adoptions,
P.S. Christopher’s two-year Gotcha Day is fast coming up, too – the 26th!
After having to “hang my head in shame” earlier this week, as I realized I had forgotten to publicly (here at Kittens ‘ Things) acknowledge the “Gotcha Days” of Hope and Brody (June 10), I am striving to “turn over a new ‘memory’ leaf”. (Fingers crossed!)
That said, today is Phillip’s “really” birthday. He was born August 8, 2008! (His Gotcha Day is in December.)
So, Phillip, firrst kitty of mine in the new crew, Happy 8th Birthday!
Yours in remembering kitty birthdays and Gotcha Days,
P.S. I did finally manage to post about Hope and Brody’s Gotcha Day here yesterday.
It had to happen sooner or later, what with having five to keep track of and all.
Although in previous years when we had six, it wasn’t a problem! Of course, Chuck was around to help me with the dates thing.
I’m talking about the one year anniversary gotcha day for Hope and Brody, June 10 (2015).
Not only did I overlook mentioning it here in Kittens ‘n Things”, or even in “Mews Nooz”, (until this week), we also didn’t even celebrate!
In fact, I think I didn’t even specifically tell them on June 10 that that was the anniversary day we became a furmily!
Needless to say, I’ve got some ‘splaining to do. Although they do know I am their mom and we have been together for a year now, because I’ve talked about it with them often over the year.
I just missed making a big to do about it on the actual date. Of course, they aren’t loved any less!
Yours in getting Gotcha Days on track,
Saturday, May 7, marked five years (already?) since our “baby Bowie” took off for the Rainbow Bridge. How I miss him.
He sure loved to have his back rubbed, and would stand or sit on the floor beside me for hours, if need-be, looking at me until I would get the hint that it was time for me to rub his back!
At which time he would jump up onto my lap, turn so his back faced me, sit down and wait for me to stroke away. At other times, he would just stand on my lap and enjoy the strokes. (Flynn has gotten so he likes head and back rubs, too.)
Yours in missing Bowie,
Bowie Angel graphic source: Ann, Zoolatry
Earlier this morning, I heard on the radio that today is “Hug Your Cat” Day!
If you’re like me, you really don’t need a “day” to love on your kitty.
Nevertheless, I’m glad to share that bit of information with you – just in case you hadn’t heard it.
So this message is short as I have all these kitties I have to hug. And if you’re like me, you can’t just give one hug.
Yours in hugging on your kitty,
Photo source: ICanHasCheezburger