Saturday, February 13, 2010

Today is My Gotcha Day!

Today is My Gotcha Day!
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My Lap Lady found me under a bush in front of her office when I was only about 6 months old. I was mewing like crazy so she picked me up and brought me into her office. Since it was February, it was very cold outside and I was practically freezing. My Lap Lady put her black sweater into a box top and settled me into it. That was after I ran like crazy around the office - it was warm but I didn't know where I was. Anyway, she settled me into the box top with her sweater and while purring happily, I fell asleep.
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While I was asleep she drove home, which was close, to get the PTU to take me to her house. After work was over, she put me into the PTU with her sweater. I was nervous and started mewing again. When we got home, I met Samantha, a gray and white cat who hissed at me.
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My Lap Lady put up signs by her office to see if anyone had lost a ginger tabby kitten. She really hoped that no one would call because she already loved me. When my Lap Lady was just a kid her first cat was a ginger tabby named Charlie. I liked it at my Lap Lady's house, except that Samantha didn't really like me too much. She eventually tolerated me although she would never let me cuddle with her at all.
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Well, no one called to claim me so I was in my Forever Home with my Lap Lady, my Big Janitor and Samantha! I will be 13 this August so I have been here for a long time! After Samantha went to the Bridge in 1990, my Big Janitor told my Lap Lady that I needed a kitten. Even though Samantha always hissed at me a bit, I still missed her. My Lap Lady went to the Humane Society to pick up Samantha's ashes and she had to go look at the cats and kittens.
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May 1st was my lucky day because that's when my Lap Lady found Willow. She was just a few month's old and my Lap Lady brought her to her Forever Home that day. Willow lets me snuggle with her and wash her head and I believe she thinks that I am her mother! Which is fine with me - I sure do love her!
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The funniest part is that today, my Gotcha Day, is also Willow's Birthday! She is 6 years old today and we are going to celebrate tonight! I think that there will be some Fancy Feast involved!!! Until then I am going to snooze away on my Super Bowl Football Pillow!

26 comments:

Harry Spotter said...

A very happy gotcha day sweetie. Glad you found your loving furever home.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy Gotcha Day China Cat! We'z so happy yoo found a furever home and dat no one came to claim yoo cuz even if dey did dey din't deserve yoo after letting yoo run around outside in da cold.

Furkidsmom said...

Happy Gotcha Day! A combined party with Fancy Feast should be pawsome!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Forty Paws said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!! Whoo hoo!

Luf, Us

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy Gotcha Day China! I shall bring you a ham (and a separate one for Willow!)

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, China!! We hope you and Willow both have a great day!!

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

What a ncie story - happy Gotcha Day China!

Sparkle said...

Thanks for telling us your story - I always wonder where my kitty friends come from!

Ginger Jasper said...

A very Happy gotcha day.. I am so glad your mum found you and that you also have a lovely kitty to snuggle with Happy Birthday to Willow. HUgs GJ xx

Rattitude said...

Happy Gotcha Day!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

You two have a terrific time celebrating Willow's birthday and your gotcha day! What fun.

catsynth said...

Happy Gotcha Day! It's great how it's also Willow's birthday. We hope you both have a great day.

Noll's Nip said...

Saw your birthday notice on the Cat Blogosphere. Nice to meet you. You have a wonderful story. Happy Gotcha Day. P.S., I have a ginger brother named Tiggy.

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Happy gotcha day, what a lovely story and excellent coincidence that your Gotcha Day is Willow's Birthday too!!

I LOVE your football mat!!!

Wishing you well with your NOMS today, may they be many and tasty!

Cindy said...

Happy Gotcha Day China Cat! Great Gotcha story.

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Gotcha Day China Cat. We hope you get lots of lishus Fancy Feast and you both have a great party.

Forever Foster said...

What a day for a super celebration! Happy Gotcha Day, China Cat! Happy Birthday, Willow!:)

Angel and Kirby said...

China, We are so glad you let the Lap Lady pick you up all those years ago. You are a very lucky kitty!

Ayla and Iza said...

Happy Gotcha Day China Cat, and happy birfday Willow! What a happy coincidence...

Daisy said...

Happy Gotcha Day, China Cat! I'm so glad you were gotted!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

We smiled to read your Gotcha story and are purring happily for you and your family---Love on Love Day!

kashim othello and salome said...

Dear China Cat,
we loved your Gotcha story! here is a card for you and Willow to cellybrate your big days. we are sorry we are a bit late with posting it tho.

http://foodblog.paulchens.org/?p=2935

love from alla us!

Billigflüge said...

Oh, what a wonderful story to read :) I hope you enjoy your day and I wish you all the best!

The Creek Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!!

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Happy belated gotcha day, China Cat, and happy belated birthday to Willow!

What a sweet story of how you both came to live with your family.

Hope that you have a good weekend,
Charlemagne and Tamar

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