Friday, February 13, 2009

My Gotcha Day is Today!

I almost forgot that today is my Gotcha Day!
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My Lap Lady found me outside of her office February 13, 1997. I was about 6 months old and I was hiding under a bush, mewing like crazy. She took me in her office and put me in a copy paper box, lined with her very own black sweater. You can imagine how my ginger fur stuck to that black cashmere-type sweater! But it was OK with my soon-to-be Lap Lady. She went home and got Samantha's PTU - she is the One Who Came Before Me! She put me in the PTU and drove back home and I have lived there ever since.
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Samantha, aka Sammawow, didn't like me too much as I was just a kitten and she was used to having the house to herself. But I liked her and always tried to get near her. After she got very sick in 2004 and she went to the Bridge, my Lap Lady came home with a surprise for me. My Big Janitor kept saying that I needed a kitten and my Lap Lady agreed. She went to the Humane Society May 1, 2004 to get Samantha's ashes and she found a little dilute calico kitten.
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You have probably guessed - that kitten was Willow! I have loved her ever since she came here and you have certainly seen that we love being together. In fact, exactly seven years after my Gotcha Day was Willow's birthday!
So today Willow is five!
And we will certainly be celebrating!

21 comments:

Angel said...

Happy Gotcha Day. I am so happy your Lap Lady brought you in out of the cold!

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, China! And Happy Birthday to Willow! That's a wonderful story about how your laplady found you! We hope you have a very special day!

(pee ess. Zoey's Gotcha Day is next Monday!)

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Gotcha Day, China! We're so glad you found a good home with your mom that day.

Tiger Lily said...

Happy Gotcha Day China Cat! You have a wonderful forever home. Your Lap Lady and Big Janitor were very nice to get you a kitten and it is great that you love each other!

prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and tail wags,
Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Cat with a garden said...

Wonderful Gotcha story! And Happy Birthday, Willow!!!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy Gotcha Day. I come bearing ham...

Parker said...

This is truly a day to celebrate!
Smoochies to you and to Willow!
Smooch!!!

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Wishing you a very happy gotcha day! We know we're happy you found your home.

Chase

Daisy said...

Happy Gotcha Day, China Cat! How neat that you and Willow have a special day to celebrate together.

Lux said...

That was such a wonderful story of how you came to live with your Lap Lady, China Cat! Happy Gotcha Day to you!

Fat Eric said...

Happy gotcha day, China Cat! Hope you get lots of treats!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy Gotcha day Willow, getting a furever home was purrty smart of yoo...we's gonna go wish ChinaCat a happy purrthday now.

A Few Good Cats said...

It's always great to read about a homeless cat who is rescued by a caring human. (Happened to us, too!) Happy Gotcha Day, China Cat! We hope you and your Lap Lady continue to share many more happy years together.

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Happy Gotcha Day China Cat!! We love that your Lap Lady rescued you!!
(((((Hugs))))),
Your FL furiends,

The Cat Realm said...

Happy Gotcha Day China Cat! What a wonderful story - and what a great home you found, and what a nice companion in Willow!
Happy happy Gotcha Day!
The Cat Realm

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

Happy Gotcha Day, China Cat! An ya sure got a good bitey on that squiggle (we love those things).

An Happy Birfday Willow!

Mr. Black said...

You sure were smart to hide out in that hedge and call out to the lap lady.

Happy "Gotcha Day" and I hope you have many more.

Karen Jo said...

Happy Gotcha Day, China! I am so glad that your Mom found you and brought you home.

Forever Foster said...

Happy Gotcha Day, China Cat! It sure sounds like you and your Lap Lady are meant to be together. Happy Birthday Willow!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

HAPPY GOTCHA DAY CHINA!!!!!!!!
It is so nice to see you getting spoiled :)
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

HotMBC and Robyn said...

Happy a'lated Gotcha day to you China and a'lated Purrthday to Willow!
Purrrrrs,
Sanjee and the resta the Hotties

Oh and Happy Valentimes too!